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Old 11-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I would like a highway gear, traveling for a long distance at 85mph/137kph you really start seeing the need for another gear.
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Because the bike begs for one upon reaching 65mph. Love my Bonnie, but this the big "con" in my book.
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I think a 6th gear would be great.
Each to their own, I suppose. I think the twins are geared perfectly from the factory and wouldn't change a thing. I've done sustained running on the slab, 80-85mph, never longed for a sixth gear. RPM at 65mph in 5th with stock gearing is only about 3900. For me, the sweet spot is somewhere around 5,000rpm.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #32 (permalink)
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No 6th gear
Rubicon, that's fixable in under an hour with a 19T front sprocket. Promise.

And as an added bonus, 1st gear is now actually useable!

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Rubicon, that's fixable in under an hour with a 19T front sprocket. Promise.

And as an added bonus, 1st gear is now actually useable!

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Hey that sounds like a good idea to me !
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Rubicon, that's fixable in under an hour with a 19T front sprocket. Promise.

And as an added bonus, 1st gear is now actually useable!

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I put in the bigger sprocket and it helps. 6th gear would still be nice on long distance rides, as would suspension upgrades. Front fork brace from Norman Hyde makes the front feel more solid as well.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #36 (permalink)
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The cool thing is, all of these mods and more are possible through aftermarket suppliers. For an 'exotic' bike, the sheer range of vendors is kinda shocking at first.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Pro - Gets attention from EVERYONE

Only thing on earth that both hot young girls and rich old men cannot resist.

Con - Gets attention from EVERYONE

It also attracts creepy old men who wont leave you alone and ghetto people who very well might stab you and steal it because they've not seen one before.



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Old 12-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Best advice given to me when I first bought the Bonneville concerning the suspension: "Give it 5,000 miles. It'll smooth out." It did. The stock shocks are very nice today. Cost of waiting: nothing.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #39 (permalink)
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-Random people will mouth "nice bike" to you at stoplights
-People will often slow down or slam on their brakes (bicyclists) to tell you how "beautiful" your bike is.
-That warm fuzzy feeling you get everytime you get off it and look back over your shoulder and that same feeling when you come back to it hours later.
-Lovely torque curve
-Weight is wayyy down low so the bike is easy to maneuver at slow speeds.
-Very straightforward to work on.
-Great aftermarket support

Cons:

-Some of the electronics are known to fail (igniter, pickup coil, ignition coil)
-Stock seat is not comfy, at all
-I wish most of the nuts and bolts and other hardware were stainless.


The new bonnie is going to be a timeless classic for years to come. I have a feeling that the 01-08 Bonnies will be the most sought after in 20 years. But no matter, right now, they are some of the most special looking and feeling things on the road.

I paid $3750 for my '01 3 months ago. Since then, I've probably dumped another $1k into it. It was money well spent. I love this thing.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #40 (permalink)
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- Looks
- timeless... the only bike I could care less about a new model coming out. In fact I looked for an older model
- lots of customization options to make it yours
- good support (dealer and forums)
- good resale value
- reliable


Cons
- I wish it was 30-40 lbs. lighter
About sums it up for me. Though another 10 HP wouldn't hurt.

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