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post #5711 of 11690 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 04:19 PM
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I removed the factory shocks from my 2004 Bonnie. The lower bushes on both sides were nearly welded on......I had to destroy them and apply heat. The replacement have gone on with some light grease.....I doubt that replacements are available.......

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Believe it or not; it's been in the 80's (F) here every day since last Monday, so I've been using the Bonnie every day except one to get around. (Bought a new AR that day, and it would have been "bad form" to haul it home on my back on the bike!)

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I removed the factory shocks from my 2004 Bonnie. The lower bushes on both sides were nearly welded on......I had to destroy them and apply heat. The replacement have gone on with some light grease.....I doubt that replacements are available.......

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Replacement bushes for stock Triumph shocks are not officially available. You may be able to get some from a dealer that has used busted shocks lying around.

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Went for a 150 mile ride Saturday with some Triumph riding pals. About 50 miles of our ride was on the twisty and scenic Cherohala Skyway on the TN/NC border. Unusually warm January temps in the low 70s.

See you somewhere down a twisty road....
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Ordered a new set of clutch/brake levers today and started the bonny up for little, after taking it off the battery tender.
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Rode it to work (78 degrees on the way home). Installed knurled idle mix screws, made some carb runs, nice. Put a script Bonneville sticker on the top of the tank (gold leaf color). The more I fiddle with this thing the better I like it (smells like two wheel addiction).

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Installed an LED insert into the Maund Speed rear tail light adapter housing, it is bright! Shock mount rear turn signals installed...

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Replacement shock bushings

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Replacement bushes for stock Triumph shocks are not officially available. You may be able to get some from a dealer that has used busted shocks lying around.
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I removed the factory shocks from my 2004 Bonnie. The lower bushes on both sides were nearly welded on......I had to destroy them and apply heat. The replacement have gone on with some light grease.....I doubt that replacements are available.......

Rob
You can use the shock bushings from a Kawasaki ZRX (mine was a '99). Make sure to order the TOP Kawi bushing, you can use it for the top or bottom of the Triumph shock.
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