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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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New owner here - basic question

Hi all,

I'm a new motorcycle owner (finally pulled the trigger on getting my endorsement and a bike after thinking about it for a while... only about 20 years or so... that's reasonable, right?), and decided that a used '01 Bonneville was just about perfect.

So far, I am really quite taken with the bike, and I have a nice, shiny new Haynes manual that I've been perusing to familiarize myself with the machine.

For the most part, the bike has run like a champ, but I've run across an issue I've seen crop up in the forums here already: it's really hard to start when cold.

I'm getting ready to do some basic troubleshooting that I found on a search of these forums (check the spark-plug & wire, ensure the battery is well-charged, etc). Anyone have a recommendation for a source for these basic parts? Is a Triumph dealer my only/best option?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-20-2010, 07:40 PM
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