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Old 11-03-2012, 04:28 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:32 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies, serious and otherwise. At the time of my original post there was a 2010 Bonnie on Ebay for 5 grand, with very low miles. It seemed too good to be true, so I hesitated until I got some feedback about the FI bikes. Of course it was bought out from under me while I pondered it. Whatever bike I buy will end up married to a Dnepr sidecar I recently bought. (Oh the humanity). I know what to expect from a carbed Bonnie, and unless another FI Bonnie (with mag wheels) falls out of the sky that cheap again, carbs it will be. All the good deals either get sucked up before I get there, or they are pretty far away. Thanks again!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:14 AM   #85 (permalink)
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The same just happened to me... About 2 hrs east of me a 2003 Bonnie black with 12,000 miles, recently serviced, bunch of new stuff, for $2750(!!!) obo price on Craigslist. I called and called, but he never called back. I guess it's safe to assume he sold it pretty quickly. (Shrug) oh well, back to the garage to start all my winter projects. (As soon as this 65 weekend is over, the is)
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:08 AM   #86 (permalink)
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OK, carbs it is. Bought a 2005 plain jane Bonnie, 10k miles. Now the fun begins

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A very wise and good-looking choice, my friend. Carbs just ooze testosterone. Now go beat your chest, drink a beer, whip out the credit card and start dreaming up excuses to the wife for maxing it out.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #88 (permalink)
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OK, carbs it is. Bought a 2005 plain jane Bonnie, 10k miles. Now the fun begins

Congrats! Enjoy your new Bonnie.....:-)

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:00 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Love the color man!!! Great looking bike- congrats!

I owned a carb'd Bonneville before trading it in for a FI Thrux.. I honestly think they run the same. I had a dude look at my carb'd bike before I traded it in, and he had only heard FI bikes run- he thought the carb bike sounded meaner (with stock exhaust!).. Hahahahaha I think they sound exactly the same personally.

I never ever had trouble with my carbs- they always were perfect. Didn't have to touch them once- unlike what had to be done with all my vintage Honda 4's I owned before. The only difference I've noticed between the Carb and FI for me was that, under cold start conditions, the carb bike would want the choke on for a while before it would idle without choke. Not a biggie- would just need it on for a minute or two- or leave it with choke no after starting it and allowing warm up for a minute or so, then ride away, and pop off the choke once I am on the road and moving. FI just needs the cold start/fast idle circuit on (looks like a choke!) for maybe 5-10 seconds, then will idle with it off. Pretty crazy!

Its probably been said a million times in this thread, but whether FI or carbs, you're gonna be happy!!!
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