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Old 12-12-2009, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2010 Bonny T100 Question - Maryland Area

All,

I am interested in purchasing a new 2010 T100 soon. I have the following questions.

1. Any comments on Bonny T100 Reliability? I believe their made in Thailand now ?

2. Located in Maryland near Annapolis - Any "recent" input on Pete's Cycle level of Customer Service after the Sale etc?

3. What might be my expectations in terms of what negotiable price I might be able to achieve on the bike only?

4. I am 52 yrs old, 6ft 4inches, 220lbs. I sat on one 2+ years ago and was comfortable and will need to re-confirm this again. Any input from Tall Riders on Bike comfort etc.

Thanks,

Larry
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Very reliable...way reliable in fact.
2. Don't know.
3. A crap shoot, like a lot of things.
4. There's a thread going on now about that right in this forum!
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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All,

I am interested in purchasing a new 2010 T100 soon. I have the following questions.

1. Any comments on Bonny T100 Reliability? I believe their made in Thailand now ?

2. Located in Maryland near Annapolis - Any "recent" input on Pete's Cycle level of Customer Service after the Sale etc?

3. What might be my expectations in terms of what negotiable price I might be able to achieve on the bike only?

4. I am 52 yrs old, 6ft 4inches, 220lbs. I sat on one 2+ years ago and was comfortable and will need to re-confirm this again. Any input from Tall Riders on Bike comfort etc.

Thanks,

Larry
I think the Thailand built Bonnes are more carefully assembled than the Brit ones, simply because the workers have more to lose if they screw up. The supervisors over there must be tough ! Do they even have a union in the Thailand factory ?
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm 6'4", 240lbs and feel very comfortable on the bike. I've done 400+ mile days no problem, and can cart around a passenger easily. If it's too uncomfortable for you, you can always raise the handlebars, lower the footpegs, and throw an aftermarket seat on there. All of those are relatively inexpensive ways to handle issues.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try Clinton Cycles. They were really good when I needed parts for my Speedmaster. Got the parts in three days and when I went to pick them up. a salesman offered to let me have a demo ride. They've enlarged their Triumph department. Pete's wasn't very Triumph orientated when I bought parts there. Haven't had service done at either one.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Also talk to the guys at Fredericktown Yamaha/Triumph, in Frederick, MD. It's a small, old-fashioned family-owned dealership, where I bought mine. Nice people, and I've heard that from others as well.

The service department has treated me well enough the couple of times I was there, but I mostly do my own work.
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Also talk to the guys at Fredericktown Yamaha/Triumph, in Frederick, MD. It's a small, old-fashioned family-owned dealership, where I bought mine. Nice people, and I've heard that from others as well.

The service department has treated me well enough the couple of times I was there, but I mostly do my own work.
+1. Great people.
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1. my '07 Bonnie is totally reliable; expect the same from '10s.

2. Pete's maintenance crew is excellent.

3. Don't expect much movement on price, but you never know unless you try.

4. Your comfort level should be the same on the T100.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My Bonnie is super reliable...this is a great bike. I am 6'5" at 225 pounds and I find my Bonnie very comfortable. I routinely will put in 12+ hours in a day when the weekend comes and still don't want to get off the bike. Have fun...you will have a big smile plastered on your face when you get this bike and roll down the road.
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