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Old 11-02-2012, 10:47 AM   #921 (permalink)
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I'm a long time fan of old school, cafe bikes n particular. I've been lurking for the last few weeks as I awaited response from an estate auction. I placed a low ball offer on a 2003 Bonny with 1656 miles. It has been sitting for a little over a year and a half so I have some work ahead.

Flush tank and fuel system
Rebuild carbs
Oil & filter run a few hundred miles than repeat
Flush brake fluid
New tire, they are the originals
New battery

That should get me running fine and than the mods begin.
New bars
Bar end mirrors
Predator exhaust
Solo seat

That should get me the look I'm after and than the performance mods.

Including back taxes I'm in it for $1,900 so far.

Congrats on the new (to you) bike, and welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:02 AM   #922 (permalink)
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A bit of work to be done then , Cafe HI . It will give you something to do on the long winter nights ahead ..
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #923 (permalink)
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I'm looking forward to getting into it. I didn't really think they were going to except my offer so this was a surprise.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #924 (permalink)
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First post since buying my Scram. So far haven't had a question about it that I couldn't find by searching. Makes it hard to get the post count up so here's some pics.





Pretty much stock with a couple bolt on bits when I got it. Changing that already.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #925 (permalink)
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Very nice; love that colour.
I keep looking at the Scramblers, thinking that if I ever bought one, I'd be hard-pressed not to fit some of those wider, black BC wheels and a set of big, honkin' knobbies!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #926 (permalink)
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Smile Love the Bonnie

I have been over on the Sprint threads for quite some time. I have an 04 ST. Absolutely love it. However I have always wanted a Bonnie. Whenever there were demo rides, I would hop on a Thruxton and get transported back in time. Now, lets go back to this past spring, back to the Ozark Mountains RAT Raid. There they had a gorgeous 03 Bonneville that they were going to raffle. The Francis Family has hosted the Ozark Raid for the past couple years. I got to know them from hosting the Dragon Raid. Really a super family. And I know what it takes to host an event like this. I support them each year by donating door prizes. Along with the donations I bought $100 in raffle tickets to help cover their expenses. Some of you that know me, already know the outcome of this. Yes, I actually won the Bonnie. To this day, I am still in shock. I am one of those people that never catch a break. In fact, during the Raid I ended up with a kidney stone. I only got to ride twice. Once to the hospital and once to the ATM to get money for raffle tickets. So to have John Francis call my name... Total disbelief.
This summer I did not get to ride as much as I would have liked. But the past 2 months, I have been on the Bonnie as much as I can. I absolutely love this bike. Here she is the night of the raffle.




Recently I have made some alterations to her. I cut the overly long rear fender..


And added Super Bars, Napoleon mirrors....


Stainless Ride exhaust(of course re-jet), Lucas Style Tail light, Bullet marker/turn signals, LED idiot bulbs, Stainless carb screws and intake clamps, crankcase oil temp gauge, and headlight visor.


There are a few more items I would like to change yet. All in good time...

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #927 (permalink)
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Nice! And congrats on the big win!
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:33 PM   #928 (permalink)
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Was on the T509 site back in '97 (wish I never sold that) and now new on-board the Twin section having picked up a '06 Bonnie this past summer with only 45 miles on the clock. Yes, that's correct.

Had a '03 Guzzi V11 Sport that I loved but just could not get comfortable on so off it went.

LOVE the Triumph with the exception of needing more motor and I'm also trying to finish up a 1250 Sportster build which I'm sure will not suffer from the same affliction!

I'm 64 this year, arthritic, achy, grey and suffer the effects of many abuses from my earlier years, but I can still SMILE which is what bikes do for me plenty so it's party 'til the music stops, eh?
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:46 AM   #929 (permalink)
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Hi everybody!

I'm dr.Gonzo from Rome, Italy.
And this is my bike:



I've been riding since 2009 and I travelled a little bit with some very good friends.
Isle of Man - 2011
Tunisia - 2012

and next...
Patagonia 2013.

Lamps!
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:09 PM   #930 (permalink)
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What a brilliant Bike Gonzo , very nice .
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