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Old 11-17-2012, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bars and mirrors- make a Bonnie more Cafe'

I am trying to pick new bars/mirrors for my 2012 Bonnie SE. Trying to transform this bide into a legit Cafe' Racer. Any suggestions and pics would be very appreciated. Thanks friends!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you like the stadium style, close to stock on the Thruxtons...

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I put black drag bars 31" on my 2012 bonneBars and mirrors- make a Bonnie more Cafe'-imageuploadedbymo-free1353161991.764564.jpg

Then I mounted a bar end mirror directly on the bar as oppose to the bar end. Cleaned up the front end quite a bit.

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know this isn't the safest thing to do, but when I was younger I was always cafe-racering my bikes. The mirrors were usually the first thing in the bin, then I fitted a set of 'Ace Bars'
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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get some stock pre-2009 Thrux clip ons, whack some ebay bar end wirrors on the end and away you go.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a 2005 Bonneville with Norman Hyde M Bars in the downward position and CRG bar end mirrors. I love them both. I even put them on my 1976 Honda CB550. I also put Norman Hyde Toga exhaust on and love the sound. Here is a link to a HUGE thread on handlebars.
http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...ar-thread.html

And of course I need to show off my bike with the video I made of the exhaust.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I like the look, but don't care for the comfort.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ace bars and bar-end mirrors are a good starting point.

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I used Rizoma bars and mirrors


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Old 12-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ace bars and bar-end mirrors are a good starting point.

At the risk of high-jacking the thread, pissing off a complete stranger on the interweb AND proving to the world how anal-retentive I am, I feel compelled to point out that your mirror appears to be rotated round the "wrong" way and that tank strap clamp is rivited off-center.

And if it softens this completely uncalled for critique...I swear if we lived closer I'd come over to help fix both.
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