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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 11:03 PM
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Congrats on the bike brother. Looks great! I just got a 2012 that I'm slowly trying to cafe. I put black drag bars, BC fender eliminator, and small bullet signals. I've been trying to find a spoked wheel that will fit on the mag wheel bonne with no luck. Please post somthing if you find a spoked wheel or even a larger front wheel. Ill check in on the post again.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:45 AM
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Congrats! Great looking Bonnie you have there. Have fun with the mods...it's like an obsession, but in a good way. Looking forward to seeing some more pics...

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Thanks guys. I'm new to Knoxville, so I don't know too many people here, I'll have to look up the local clubs.

The mods are:

MS Engineering Tail and front windscreen
British Customs Exhaust
A remap tune, I'm not sure who's product it is.

Mods I would like to do, I want to find some spoke wheels. The mags are fine, but I love the look of spokes. I'm also not sure if I should take the tank to bare metal or find an aluminum one to match the tail. Lastly, some nice rear sets.

Thanks again for all the kind comments,

Jim

Jim,

Sounds like you've got a plan. If you're on Facebook you can find the Thunder Road RAT's, or shoot me an email at georgiacaferacer@gmail.com and I'll get you in touch with Steve.

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Mods I would like to do, I want to find some spoke wheels. The mags are fine, but I love the look of spokes. I'm also not sure if I should take the tank to bare metal or find an aluminum one to match the tail. Lastly, some nice rear sets.

Thanks again for all the kind comments,

Jim
Interesting enough, I just read a thread on here where someone was asking if spoke wheels could be swapped out for mag wheels.

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...n-06-t100.html

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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting enough, I just read a thread on here where someone was asking if spoke wheels could be swapped out for mag wheels.

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...n-06-t100.html
It sounds like quite a bit of fiddling to make it work, probably why the previous owner of my bike didn't do it. Thank you for the link and if I find a set of these wheels and mess around with the conversion, I'll keep everyone updated.

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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Here are some better pictures after a quick wipe down.
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Thanks Rum, hope it looks good enough to run with the other Knoxville guys.

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Thanks Rum, hope it looks good enough to run with the other Knoxville guys.
It looks good enough to run with anybody.
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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I have another quick question for the smarter guys out there...

Is there a way to "upgrade" the instrument cluster to include a tach on this bike? Or am I missing the basic wiring in order to do so? This is the base 2009 Bonneville. Thank you,

Jim

PS, thank you Bill

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