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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 01:42 AM
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I had a Thruxton the first year 04 black. I could not ride that thing for more then 10 miles without being in pain all over my body. Went back to a standard Bonneville for that reason. I think the Guzzi looks like it fits you well with the bend in your legs and the bar height. More comfortable and more my style ride for sure. If you had knee surgery that Thruxton may not be a good fit...just saying... Good luck.
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I've been doing a little more research and it seems I might be able to get the best of both or all 3 worlds. A Triumph, the styling of the Thruxton and the more laxed seating position of a bonneville. Is it true that I can fit a Thruxton seat and cowl to a bonneville? Then I'd appreciate the look more.

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I've been bitten by the Guzzi bug over the past few years

I'm certain, however, that at some time in the near future, there will be another Bonnie in the stable.

The Guzzi bug first struck when I saw where the factory was selling off unsold 1200 Sports at a steep discount. 'Well, why not?' That was late 2009.

Then, this past June, a more severe attack. To date, 34,000 miles on the 08 1200 Sport, 4400 miles on the '12 Griso 8vSE.
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Moogs, The Bonneville and Thruxton share the same engine and frame.

The wheels and forks are different. Thats about it. All other parts are interchangable.

If you want to get a base model Bonneville, put the Thruxton seat and mirrors on it and buy some after-market rear-sets to move the pegs back that can and has been done many a time.
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I imagine you went with the bonnie as it fit better? The Speed Triple I have has a slightly pitched leg position, which isn't as bad as full sport. Sitting on the Thrux I feel it's even more pitched being smaller, meaning I have even more angle at the knee. I also had knee surgery last year so my left knee can get tight if it's tucked in for too long. I don't do well over the long haul in this position and have some concerns about that. How does your Bonnie feel? What kind of weight are you putting on it?
Actualy I bought a Thruxton with a handle bar conversion. I got them to take the clip ons off. It's a 2007 carbed model with clip ons. Now I'm running Renthal bars and its more sit up. You can see how it evolved over on the picture thread. Before and afters.

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Well ****. Contrary to what I originally thought I am working on a deal for a 2013 Jet Black T100 Bonneville. I feel it's the best fit, power, looks, etc. etc.. for me. Stoked that I am staying in the Triumph brand and I can tweak it all sorts of ways to make it my own. Incredible really what the possibilities are between the twins.

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Only because we were talking Guzzi's and this just showed up..

http://www.bikeexif.com/le-mans-mk-iii#more-14710

Enjoy your new Bonneville. I do mine. But try a Guzzi someday. Your Triumphs won't care. Not like they're chicks or something...
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I had a chic once that let me ride whatever i wanted to ride. Didn't last when i gave her sister a test run.
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I had a long test ride on a V7 Stone and liked the thing..... alot!

Weights only 395 lbs, great torque from low on the bottom, excellant build quality, and very comfy for me. Probably won't win many races but was a fun bike to ride.

It's funny how folks here say they're gutless and they ride a Thruxton! Compared to an R1, Speed Triple, Street Triple, etc.... the Thruxton is gutless.

For me it's all about the smile a ride puts on my face, not the HP under my ass. Yep, the V7 made me smile!

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