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Old 07-11-2009, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Brat-Style Bonneville?

Has anybody Brat-Styled their Bonneville?

If so, please post picks as I am about to start doing it to mine (I've ordered the 18-inch rear wheel & 19-inch front wheel, powder coated black rims and hubs, and Vintage Firestones), and was wondering how it will look...

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PS If only I could buy one of those cool Japanese Brat-Style bikes like from Berry Bad Customs..!

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Old 07-11-2009, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's a Brat Style bike?
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.bratstyle.com/

Lots of pics under "Custom Bike". Simple description is bobbed bikes but not hardtailed but there's a lot in the details. Almost a cafe/bob in some cases. Many examples are XS650's and SR500's but there are some old Triumphs in there too amongst others. I have not seen a Hinckley done by these guys (yet...) but I'm sure at least a few folks have copied the style and applied it to the modern Triumph somewhere...
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What's a Brat Style bike?
was thinking the same thing lol. Oh now i see take a pretty bike and make it look like its been through hell lol.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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was thinking the same thing lol. Oh now i see take a pretty bike and make it look like its been through hell lol.
"you should have your keys..." no, just kidding. Its just not my thing, to each his/her own.

I'd much rather restore / rebuild / recondition a bike after riding it a very long ways or after someone else has neglected it, not artificially "messing up" a classic design.

*edit* WOW is that website annoying, every link opens a new window/tab. GRRRR.

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Old 07-11-2009, 09:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What's a Brat Style bike?
Sorry guys...

It's a kinda Japanese café racer/bobber...

Some examples:

And my absolute favourite is this BSA from Berry Bads:

Is this look possible on a new Bonnie?
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Is this look possible on a new Bonnie?
anything is possible my friend!
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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anything is possible my friend!

Actually, yours is probably one of the most modified Bonnies going...

I was really hoping someone had done something similar to Bratstyle with their Bonnie, to see if the frame and engine will lend itself to the Bratstyle look...

Or am I better of just going with a SR400 or SR500..?
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Of course it's possible, and I'd love to see it done!

A good start would be:

-smaller headlight, maybe 4" or 5-3/4" (like mine)
-thin minimalistic seat with pleats
-smaller tank
-like you already said, 18-19" rims with vintage tread tires
-hack 6" or so off the back of the frame and add a small alloy rear fender
-clean up the wiring, remov the airbox, and 86 the side covers
-take off everything that isn't necessary
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