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Old 11-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Also, The dealer swapped out the stock seat for a T100 seat. I read a lot of complains about the stock seat lowering the seat height by removal of padding which made the seat long term uncomfortable. I tried both seats and the T100 seat felt more comfortable and even though it was only an inch or so higher seat height, the seat to peg difference was very noticeable. Lot more comfortable with the T100 seat.

Any feed back on this and recommendation for aftermarket seats to look at? I have seen corbin, baldwin (pricey) and Triumphs own seats... But would love to hear from ones who have changed out their seats... pics please if you have em.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Most guys like to hear the engine so a set of pipes might be your first choice. I like mine better and better. I've had it since 07 and fun to ride.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Congrats! I am new to a Bonnie this year myself. You are going to have a blast getting to know your new bike. They are a blast to ride!
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I nearly bought the blue version earlier this year before seeing the orange in the metal. We don't get the side reflectors in the UK and while I'm sure they're a good thing on the safety front I'd want to be removing them...is that legal in the US ???
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Good morning Rats!

Tis the day to ride!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The weather's not too bad today. A little cloudy this morning but it's supposed to warm up this afternoon. A great day for a new ride. Congratulations!
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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We don't get the side reflectors in the UK and while I'm sure they're a good thing on the safety front I'd want to be removing them...is that legal in the US ???
If it is Illegal than I'm breaking the law! Removing those reflectors was the first 'mod' I performed.

I've had several state safety inspections since then and passed everytime, so it's not being enforced here in Virginia anyway...
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Congrates on a super choice for a bike.

The mods you ask about are all old fads bought by the truck load. You need a few mods only the brave at heart and crazy as a loon would put on a Bonny.
Try a trailer. I know of one built for a bonnie you might get cheap and if you out grow that, try a side car. Be an individual. Don't fall for the every day mods.

Have fun and be safe.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Get out and ride a few thousand miles on that bike before you do much of anything. There is much money to be spent on all sorts of bling, I would consider the suspension as a first step. But get out and ride first, enjoy.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:44 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Yeah I think just get out and ride would be the first thing to do!

However

My brand new bike that I stared at for a while sipping coffee, mentally preparing for my first ride on it, suited up sat on it, put in neutral, clutch in, kill switch off, big smile on my helmeted face and IT WON'T START!

This is a cruel joke.
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