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Old 11-11-2012, 04:46 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Awesome support fellow RATS!
Yes, thanks all. So it was the age old dead battery. I bought one those charger/battery/jump started with built in compressor things. Plugged up the charged battery and it fired up. I rode for a couple of hours. Back home now. Will see if the battery holds charge till tomorrow morning when I fires it back up again.

I am in awe. It's amazing ride and so natural. On my Honda shadow rs I always felt Like a newbie learning rider. On the bonnie everything flows and maneuvers so naturally and instinctively. It just does what you ask of it!

I am absolutely sure this was the right decision.

Thanks again all for the great support.

I am going to do a side by side review of the shadow rs vs Bonneville. I know there are a lot of folks comparing the 2 bikes to figure out which to buy.

This was the first bike I have ridden where I couldn't stop smiling the entire time riding.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #53 (permalink)
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This was the first bike I have ridden where I couldn't stop smiling the entire time riding.
Says it all, doesn't it?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I've heard that people by a Hinckley Bonneville but I personally haven't tried that yet.
Touche!

I would mod it so it went round corners as good as an oil in frame Bonnie does...
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:13 PM   #56 (permalink)
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I'm glad you were able to ride for a few hours in today's nice weather.

I took the Scrambler out for some smiles of my own around Martin's Creek.
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I was right in Martin's creek myself by 611 and front street. That's only 10 minutes from me!!!!!!

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I would mod it so it went round corners as good as an oil in frame Bonnie does...
Now that would be impressive!
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So the bike ride yesterday was phenomenal. Parked my bike and woke up to a dead battery again this morning.
I suspected it was a bad battery yesterday. Dealer agrees and is giving me a new battery.
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