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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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My first cafe bike

I made the jump last night and bought a 2009 Bonneville. I've had many bikes over the years, but this is the first one in many years that I spent time in the garage last night just admiring it. I thought I'd share.

I know the picture isn't the best, but I'll get a few better ones soon.

Jim
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 12:19 PM
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helluva start, and a nice looking bike!

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Conrats! She's a looker, even in low-res. Mods?
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very sweet. welcome to the club. Are you ready for every guy over 60 to talk to you about the one he had when he was young?
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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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

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Nice bike! As you probably know, alloy tanks are pretty expensive. Have you thought about painting the tail section Black to match the rest of the bike? It'd be a lot cheaper.

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Nice bike! As you probably know, alloy tanks are pretty expensive. Have you thought about painting the tail section Black to match the rest of the bike? It'd be a lot cheaper.

John
Yeah, I am thinking of both options, or using the money I'd save in the tank to paint the whole thing custom. I need to do some research and find a "look" I like. Thank you for the advise and keep it coming, I don't mind constructive criticism.

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