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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 04:52 PM
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I'm keeping my Trophy. Our new Bonnie T100 is replacing a
Speed Four in my garage.
Ergonomics on the S4 had caused me to ride it less and less.
The Trophy is staying because I can ride it all day
and look forward to getting back in the saddle the next day.
I'll still see the little Speed because our youngest son is
keeping it.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, again: I picked up the T100 a few days ago and have only managed to get less than 100 miles on it, so far. I'm very happy with the performance, which I thought would be a lot less than it is, the brakes are better than I thought, given that I was coming from twin discs up front, easier to flat-foot at stops and nowhere near as top heavy. It almost feels like a bicycle what with the difference in weight from the Trophy and the Virago; I can easily back it over the "hump" that's at my garage's door, which will give me a little "grief" even when I'm backing in the lower seated Virago. The footpegs are a bit higher than I'd like them to be, but, then again, I've still got to fully acclimatize myself to the bike.
Anyway, all, that's it for now.......more to follow: "I'm Jim Ballard, and I approved this message".

Jim Ballard

The older I get, the faster I was....until lately!! (Speed IS the fountain of youth)!
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 03:09 AM
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Glad you're still able to ride at least. I dread the day when I can no longer swing my leg over the seat. Can't see myself buying a trike.....don't like training wheels.,...hehe.....Maybe a hack?....oh well, still have a few years before I have to worry about it.

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