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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about battery, oil filter for Bonneville

WARNING: Newbie questions.

OK. I'm looking to buy a Bonneville (or Thruxton) and would like to know if the battery is easily accessible. The reason I ask is that the battery for my 1999 BMW R1100S is buried about as deep inside the motorcycle as possible.

Also, is the oil filter easy to change? Screw-on?

If there is a Triumph Bonneville service manual somewhere on this site please feel free to point me there.
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The battery is under the seat, two bolts and you have access.

The oil filter is easy to get at, under the motor, spin on, spin off type.


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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Good news.
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There's not a service manual on the site (if your talking Haynes or what have you), but all the info you'll ever need for servicing and modding is here somewhere. Triumph's website has a copy of the Owner's Manual for download, which contains a basic service and maintenance section. You can get it here:

http://www.triumph.co.uk/images/ecards/900_OHB_UK.pdf

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Thanks for the link! That will do for now.
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Hi, my husband has just changed the battery on my Bonneville, it's a very easy task, just undo two screws at the back of the seat, and remove the seat which will expose the battery to view, then it's just a case of removing the wires and the rubber strap, then the battery just lifts straight out.

I had a BMW before the Bonneville so he says he knows what you mean, they are a nightmare to get the battery out.

The oil filter as others have said is very easy to remove, in fact most things on the bike are easy, except putting the back wheel back in, that is a bit of a pain.

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Thanks for the info! Good to know.
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Plan on replacing the rubber strap when you replace the battery. These fall apart quickly, for some reason.

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