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Bonneville setup for all day riding?

I currently have an SE. It is comfortable for a few hours but not longer. Mainly the seat, small hand grips, and control positions. Also I'm 6'2" tall.
I'm looking at getting a T100 mated to a sidecar and using it for long trips. What kind of stuff can be done to make 8 hours days more comfortable on a Bonnie? Is it possible make a Bonnie as comfortable as a cruiser?
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My King & Queen seat and Pazzo levers addressed those same problems for me. It's now comfortable for hours on end...

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+1 on King & Queen seat and adjustable levers. Maybe a highway windscreen to make wind buffeting more manageable.
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What kind of stuff can be done to make 8 hours days more comfortable on a Bonnie?

A full tank of gas...
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I'm '1 and 260. My longest day was from just east of Columbus Ohio to Kansas City (650 miles). Bike is all stock except I added the Triumph King & Queen seat. When my legs get cramped I hang them on the passenger pegs for a while. That plus the o-ring on the throttle makes it doable. Also being forced to stop every 100 miles or so for gas helps.

"But I'll be back in the morning, and if you're still here, we'll both go together to hunt the bonny black hare"
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+1 on King & Queen seat and adjustable levers. Maybe a highway windscreen to make wind buffeting more manageable.
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I added the Triumph King & Queen seat.
Absolutely agree on the King and Queen seat. It is an "all day" seat, but a tad fat, it is a bit like sitting on a cow.

The windshield is also good, but it is a trade off, you lose a lot of buffeting, get practically no bugs on yourself or your visor, but...
You gain a bit of noise and turbulence. In hot weather, unless your helmet has exceptional ventilation, your head gets hot because the helmet is not in the airflow like it would be otherwise.

And get a throttle lock, absolutely get one, a $20 dollar special is all you need, one of those plastic clip on things that clips onto your throttle and rests an end on your brake lever. Low tech is good tech.
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I agree completely on the low tech throttle. I've got the go cruise and I love it. I don't put near the miles that dog does but I do a 400 mile day about monthly. It's been great for give my right hand a break. I'm considering the king and queen seat. Right now I'm using just the stock seat.


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What kind of stuff can be done to make 8 hours days more comfortable on a Bonnie?

A full tank of gas...
you mean 4 full tanks of gas!
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