So long, all, bought a bonneville... - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Trophy Trophy 3 & 4 - for all 900 and 1200cc models 1991- 2004

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville T100
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 2,989
Other Motorcycle: 1970 TR6R: SOLD....
Extra Motorcycle: 1999 Yamaha Virago 1100
So long, all, bought a bonneville...

Well, I traded in my '02 Trophy 1200 on a new T100 and that's the forum I'm headed to. Thanks for all the good times on this one. I'll miss the "big one" but my back and legs are going to enjoy the new one. Take care, everyone.

Your faithful "village idiot": Jim
__________________
Jim Ballard

The older I get, the faster I was....until lately!! (Speed IS the fountain of youth)!
jimballard is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 800 XC
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 511
Other Motorcycle: Daytona T595/955i
Extra Motorcycle: Trophy 900
Enjoy. Glad it is a good fit for you. We'll miss you. I went the other way and got rid of my Bonnie and moved to the roomy Trophy because of my back and legs! Go figure ...
__________________
"Even if you are on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there."
-- Will Rogers
PaulF is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2012, 03:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Trophy 1200
 
Sixties Lad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Warwickshire. UK.
Posts: 119
Other Motorcycle: 1996 Sprint Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulF View Post
I went the other way and got rid of my Bonnie and moved to the roomy Trophy because of my back and legs!
Me too, but the Bonnie was a lot of fun.......a feel good ride.
__________________
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b6/bettesh/59-1.jpg
IAN - Sixties Lad
Sixties Lad is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2012, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Triumph Trophy 1200
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada
Posts: 246
Extra Motorcycle: 2010 Kawasaki KLR650
[QUOTE=jimballard;2407621]Well, I traded in my '02 Trophy 1200 on a new T100 and that's the forum I'm headed to. Thanks for all the good times on this one. I'll miss the "big one" but my back and legs are going to enjoy the new one. Take care, everyone.
Why not stay on this forum for awhile longer and give us your riding impressions/comparisons between the Trophy and Bonneville. I had thought of the Bonneville as more of a city cruiser but a good friend of mine bought one for his wife this year and I've been on a couple of three day rides with them. We cruised @70-75mph mostly with good passing power at these speeds and she also had a better cruising range than I expected. I was impressed.
Enjoy your new toy
__________________
Doug Stanger is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville T100
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 2,989
Other Motorcycle: 1970 TR6R: SOLD....
Extra Motorcycle: 1999 Yamaha Virago 1100
Hi, Doug: Good idea, I'll do that. Now if this storm will just get itself over with, I'll be able to bring it home and ride it.
__________________
Jim Ballard

The older I get, the faster I was....until lately!! (Speed IS the fountain of youth)!
jimballard is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 04:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 1998 Trophy 1200
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 60
Other Motorcycle: TS250
Very cool bikes, wish I could have more than one....some day. Congrats!
TravisL is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-31-2012, 04:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: Trophy 1200
 
Jamo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Twin (frozen) Lakes, WI
Posts: 1,079
Other Motorcycle: FXDWG
Extra Motorcycle: GS1100E; T-140D Special
Wow, by "this storm" do you mean Hurricane Sandy? Some storm. It's a good thing the bike is still sheltered at the dealer.

I do want to see photos and I'll be looking for your riding impressions.

FWIW, I'm keeping my Trophy, for the forseeable future.
__________________
Turn on, Tune in and Ride off
Jamo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 01:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 1999 Triumph 1200 Trophy
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chico CA USA
Posts: 464
Other Motorcycle: Mostly KTMs
Extra Motorcycle: 2011 530 KTM EXCR
Im interested in seeing what you think of the Bonnie after riding a Trophy,I tried a 07 Scrambler but it just didnt suit me somehow,they de-tune the Scramblers a good amount and it just didnt have the steam I needed. The rear shocks also kicked my ass,literally.
The Trophy was a fit from the first ride for me.
__________________
Bikes in shed-(1968 Greeves 360 Challenger.)(2011 530-KTM EXCR-)(2009 KTM 200 XC-W) (2003 DR650 Suzuki.) (1999 Triumph 1200 Trophy.) Nor Cal rider.
Flattrack loon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 05:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Trophy 1200
 
Sixties Lad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Warwickshire. UK.
Posts: 119
Other Motorcycle: 1996 Sprint Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flattrack loon View Post
The rear shocks also kicked my ass,literally.
I'm glad someone else has said that. I changed the rear springs for adjustable Hagons, put progressive fork springs in and had the seat re-profiled with extra foam to try and get a comfortable ride on the Bonnie.
__________________
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b6/bettesh/59-1.jpg
IAN - Sixties Lad
Sixties Lad is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 02:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Trophy 3
 
FoothillRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pioneer, CA
Posts: 314
Other Motorcycle: '98 Triumph Tiger
Extra Motorcycle: '96 Triumph Sprint
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flattrack loon View Post
Im interested in seeing what you think of the Bonnie after riding a Trophy,I tried a 07 Scrambler but it just didnt suit me somehow,they de-tune the Scramblers a good amount and it just didnt have the steam I needed. The rear shocks also kicked my ass,literally.
The Trophy was a fit from the first ride for me.
I owned an '04 Thruxton, and it was barely tolerable as far as power. I also owned an '08 Scrambler, and it was pathetic in comparison.

To the OP - The Bonnie should be okay solo, just don't expect serious thrust from it unless you're prepared to spend a lot on mods. The Bonnie doesn't weigh that much less than the Trophy (35-40 lbs), so the 40 extra horses the Trophy has make it a LOT quicker.

Oh, and my Scrambler never got better fuel mileage (than the Trophy), and the tank is more than 2 gallons smaller.

Enjoy your new ride.

__________________
- FoothillRyder
AMA# 289558, COP#0001, BIR#47
'97 Trophy 3, '98 Tiger, '96 Sprint
My Blog
FoothillRyder is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bought a Bonnie in Long Beach, CA LBC Triumph The Welcome Center 0 08-07-2012 02:49 PM
Just bought my first Bonneville five04 The Welcome Center 1 04-02-2012 01:43 PM
Just bought an 04 Bonneville Nicko The Welcome Center 1 02-28-2010 01:55 AM
I'm a 40 Regular - I'm afraid I bought a 44 Long ohiorider Twins Talk 6 05-21-2007 12:11 AM
Bought the New Bonneville Locking gas cap for TOMKRILL Twins Technical Talk 4 05-03-2007 10:28 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.