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Old 11-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Richm, completely agree with your post. The Bonnie for me is pure joy at all speeds.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #42 (permalink)
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No one said anything about "cheap". There is NOTHING cheap about any kind of mods, not even exhaust system, windshield, bags and a good seat. We are talking about MPH = $$$ Besides that, there is no such thing as a fast Triumph 865cc bike. I wouldn't want to go 160+MPH on a Bonneville YIKES !!!
you are the one that said the cheapest way is to buy another bike .who said anything about a 865 lol.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #43 (permalink)
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This may bring up another very good topic. How fast is fast enough for you and your 865cc Triumph ? For me its 100mph but I'm more of a touring guy now days. I only jump on my ZRX when I get in a mode
Once you get in the 140Kph+ range, the buffeting gets pretty untolerable. When cruising tend to the find the 100/120 pretty sustainable.

As for the discussion on mods. Bike is a hobby and tinkering is my hobby so performance upgrades are a natural for me, others into paint etc.

Those who question why people spend a fortune on upgrades, wont understand the answer anyway.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:08 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Once you get in the 140Kph+ range, the buffeting gets pretty untolerable. When cruising tend to the find the 100/120 pretty sustainable.

As for the discussion on mods. Bike is a hobby and tinkering is my hobby so performance upgrades are a natural for me, others into paint etc.

Those who question why people spend a fortune on upgrades, wont understand the answer anyway.
very true
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #46 (permalink)
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You will hear all kinds of wild things about top in on these bikes.Stock or near stock they run out of power before they run out of rpms.A stock 790 hits rev limit at 117 mph in 5th gear with the stock 17 tooth sprocket up ,The rev limit is 7400 rpm.A stock 865 hits rev limit at 134 mph with its 8000rpm limit and its stock 18tooth sprocket.You wont find a stock 865 that will pull any where near 8000 rpms in 5th gear.It takes a very good running stock bike to beat 115 mph.You can allso take around 6mph off of what your speedo is telling you most read higher then you are going.
The other thing these bikes are not much fun much over the ton the wind beats you up bad.
I have seen the other side of 130 on the speedo At my age its not that fun when your face shield touches your nose lol.I am not going to find out how fast my bike will run now but it will do the ton in 3rd gear.Thats good enough for me.
Well in that case if your afraid of 130 plus then I would definetly have a go against your tractor
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:53 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Well in that case if your afraid of 130 plus then I would definetly have a go against your tractor
talk is cheap.Maybe i will come up your way next spring and we can find out.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I hit 120 indicated with just arrows and I lost my balls. Haven't tried it again with the ark, DNA pods and TTP tune.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:32 PM   #50 (permalink)
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This may bring up another very good topic. How fast is fast enough for you and your 865cc Triumph ? For me its 100mph but I'm more of a touring guy now days. I only jump on my ZRX when I get in a mode
Did 113 actual, but I honestly didn't like it. 100 feels comfortable for me. She got to 113 quite easily and quickly, but those last 13 got a little squirrelly for me. 85 for me on these curvy mountain roads is very enjoyable and exciting, so 105 is about my consistent upper limit.

I'm all about excitement and adrenalin, but not when it's produced by pressing the limits of the capabilities of the bike. That's why I'm doing suspension mods now. 140 on a sports bike, for me, is exciting, but doesn't feel like I'm cheating death. It's comfortable, stable, and confidence-inspiring. The fun factor drops for me on my Bonnie when I press it.
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