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General Information

Name
Adventure Bonnie
Year
2011
Make
Triumph
Model
T100 Bonneville Black
Color
Polished Alloy Tank and front and rear guards
I love modifying my bike and items to make them mine and improve them to suit me and how I wish to have them.

At my age and pain from injuries I need a more progressive suspension to reduce jarring to my body and was always interested in a more Adventure style on my Bonnie so the mods continued….

Basic Mods:
Stebal horn
Relocated new MOSFET Regulator/Rectifier and electrics under seat with custom electrics tray,
JG New Bonneville sprocket cover
Ventura touring Rack, Sports Rack and Grab Rail modified to mount Kappa K21 side cases and Kappa K48 top box only takes 10 minutes to install ready for touring
Triumph King and Queen seat (very comfortable)
Honda pivot gear lever and lowered machined Brake lever
Stainless Steel custom headlight brackets

Modifications

Drivetrain
Performance upgrades have been completed with barrels and pistons for 904 cc 11:1 comp, 44mm Street Triple Throttle Bodies, manifolds and velocity stacks, POD S&F Filters, 813sc cams and I have head modified with David Vizard designed Polyquad valve design with 2mm larger on one valve on inlet and one valve on exhaust and ported to increase swirl and tumble which I have made custom port matched intake adapter manifold mount to cylinder head.

Heavy duty green clutch springs remapping which I have purchased a custom map from TTP which is in the ball park for the mods and just need to Dyno..
Exterior
Alloy tank , Guards, front and rear
D9 Dash with relocated Ignition (how cool is this and so much more practical with excellent quality CNC machining)
Oberon Bar End Mirrors
Pro-taper EVO Adventure Low bars
ROX 50mm pivot bar risers
Triumph folding levers
Audio
TEC 2 into 1 sounds great!
Lighting
HID Projector 55W headlight and 3100 Lumen Led driving lights with high beam extremely pleased wih excellent cut off and wide low beam and very good high beam better than my car before upgrading it ha ha.
Lucas style led rear tail and brake light
Oberon Bar end led indicators front and Oberon led rear indicators
Exhaust
TEC 2 into 1 exhaust modified inlet and muffler increased to 51mm perforated baffle tube
Suspension
KLR 200mm front forks with SpeedBrace fork brace
Ohlin S36DL 375mm long rear shocks with modified relocated top shock mounts to lay shocks down and increase travel and progression
Wheel and Tire
Michelin Wild Tyres converted rims to tubeless

In future would like black anodised wheels with tubeless kit.

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Update of findings of suspension and performance modifications:

So much has been happening over the last 7 weeks and couple of months before......

  • Sold home in Nth East in Vic
  • Bought new home 270 km away to East Gippsland
  • finshed employment due to accident injuries unable to undertake employment duties
  • Had to buy car to replace business provided car
  • Settling in after moving and setting up home and shed.......

Bonnie has a much more progressive response to pot holes and poor road conditions and is very good handling on gravel / dirt roads. I found the KLR 650 forks with the top of the fork leg out of the top triple tree by around 25mm was around visually looking sitting nice however found the handling was slower and less responsive than my previous less rake suspension set up which I preferred the feel so I adjusted and reset the fork legs to the top of the forks to protude out of the triple tree 40mm and my Bonnie is handling back like she you too and through windy mountain roads is handling and tight curves very very well,

The previous geometry of the bike was fairly agressive as I had reworked suspension front and rear with 19"front wheel, 17"rear wheel, and replaced the standard 340mm shocks with Ohlin 375mm and adjuested to 385mm in length so the rake and stance of muy Bonnie is quite aggressive and it handled beautifully through windy mountain roads at speed.

With the longer travel now of around 200 mm front and now 177mm rear with Ohlins adjusted to 375mm in length with the resetting of the front forks it is closer in stance and rake to how I originally had my Bonnie set up and preferred the handling, so a simple adjustment and great result.
 

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I found the steering slower during windy mountain roads which I suspeted was the more rake sterring angle due to the taller front angling the bike slightly so I lowereed the KLR 650 fork tubes 40mm in the T100 triple trees so the Bonnie was more level in status and steering angle and the bike feels great and much faster back to how she uses to feel now handling in the tight windy mountain roads.
 

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Modified rims to be Tubeless using Teroson MS939 which is a flexible adhesive sealant (made and supplied by company I use to work for) and had fitted Michelin Anakee Wild tyres to suit our crappy roads and Adventure touring riding.
 

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In planning mode for further exhaust mods to reduce the loudness and harshness of exhaust note and inprove collector section which in TEC 2 into 1 and possibly Arrow exhausts is not at correct dimensions fron exhaust specialst calculations. I need to remove the collector and replace with larger 60mm ID stainless steel tubing 300mm long and then adapt a exhaust revereberation chamber 904cc in volume and adapt it into entrance of muffler section.

This should remove the muffler and exhaust from the engine so that the exhaust tuned length is to end of te collector for improved performance and the reverberation chamber should also reduce the loudness of the exhaust.

I may also have to increase the diameter of the reverse cone muffler design to further reduce exhaust volume if not to my goal of achieving a nice low sound at an acceptable level ha ha.
 
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I decided to install a lower chain roller so it would clear the lower frame tube at suspension full extension (no weight on bike ) which could rub off paint and also assist chain tension and guide.

I installed a 70mm skateboard wheel on the centre stand mount which places the wheel in perfect position with just some mods to wheel width and spacing for the wheel to clear the frame and mount to run free.
 
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