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Old 11-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bonny rear end change

I have a stock bonneville rear end. 2009 black. wanting to change to a thruxton rear end or maybe a corbin smuggler. Im assuming i will need to get rid of the fender for that "look" and im ok with that.

question - people are saying corbin seat for this is pretty hard/firm. that true? does that mean its harder then stock?

question - with this bonny, if you remove the rear fender, whats are people doing for the tail light situation?
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here's mine currently ....
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very cool looking bike. You can use just about any seat (Bonne, Thrux, Scram, etc.) from any year '01 and up. They'll all fit. I've had a modified Bonneville seat, a Thruxton Gel seat and a Corbin Gunfighter. The Corbin is the firmest of them, but it is also the most comfortable to me on longer rides. The Thruxton Gel seat is a very close second.

Fender Elimination Kits (FEK) are available from any number of our vendors. They'll incorporate a taillight, license plate mount and usually a plate of some sort to protect the underside of the seat/wiring. Installation is pretty straightforward. You can also find turnsignal brackets that will move the rear signals to the vicinity of the upper shock bolts, or you can fab up just about anything that suits your fancy. There are also LED taillights that have the turn signals integrated in. Again, pretty simple to install.
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Here's a pic of mine. The FEK is sort of cobbled together with a taillight with integrated turn signals:

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question - with this bonny, if you remove the rear fender, whats are people doing for the tail light situation?
Get a Fender Elimination Kit. (FEK) Such as this one.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I got my FEK from Maund. The Corbin Smuggler is a bit firm. They recommend a 2000 mile "break-in" period, but my experience is that the number of miles doesn't soften the seat, only creates "butt memory" so that you get used to the firmness.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Honestly I found a way to soften up Corbin seats, I was using the Corbin saddle conditioner and it says to leave it on for 14 minutes and wipe off. I put a lot of it on and forgot about it, the next day my seat was softer and a lot more comfortable.
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Here's a pic of mine. The FEK is sort of cobbled together with a taillight with integrated turn signals:

thanks for the pic. you got an image from the back so i can see what it looks like with no fender?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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repsol, did your wheels come all black like that? or did you have them powdercoated?

ive got a 2013 bonneville, and its got the machined wheels, and i was thinking it would look good all black, your bike confirms it.
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