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I traded my 2002 T100 two years back on a Speed Triple and have regretted it ever since. I sold the Speed triple last year and purchased a Star Stratoliner. The Stratoliner is a great bike but I just missed having a Bonnie. Today I purchased a 2007 Bonneville
T100 with 1300 miles. Can't wait to pick it up. It has a roadster screen which is going to come right off, and a low sissy bar which I'll keep on. Otherwise it's bone stock, black and red.

I still have a lot of stuff which I took off my 2002. Ma's engine guards with highway pegs, Triumph leather bags, summer screen, high sissy bar, king and queen seat (all that stuff was on the bike when I bought it). Most of it I'll put up for sale as I want to keep the Bonnie sleek looking. I have the Stratoliner for touring.

I need to put on pipes and have it rejetted - the air injection has to go too. What is recommended for pipes. The 2002 had the TOR's which were too quiet IMO.

Anyway I'm real excited. There's just something about a Bonneville. My favorite bike ever.
 

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Very cool, welcome! Post pics of the bike when you can - we love pics of bikes!

If you want to sell that K and Q seat let me know - I wouldn't mind trying one of those out.
 

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Bonne Again

I guess all I can say is welcome back & enjoy [email protected] Dont make the same mistake twice??
I know I wont once! I agree w/ the sleekness (cleaness of the Bonne). Too nice looking to trash up w/ big bars & seats!! Sounds like yopu found a good one- just gotta bring it back?
Ride safe & ENJOY!!
 

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Hello

Hello everybody. Figured I should finally introduce myself. I bought my new Bonnie at the end of April and turned 3K today. I also posted a small ride report from a trip today if you're interested.

The forum has been a great help already, even before I bought the bike.

Anyone in the Atlanta area looking for someone to ride with, shoot me a PM.

-Tyler

 

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Hey Tyler - great looking bike with some great looking scenery!

Welcome to the forum, enjoy it and your bike. There'sd lot's of folks here with plenty of advice, stick around and join in!

Have fun!
 

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Hello everybody. Figured I should finally introduce myself. I bought my new Bonnie at the end of April and turned 3K today. I also posted a small ride report from a trip today if you're interested.

The forum has been a great help already, even before I bought the bike.

Anyone in the Atlanta area looking for someone to ride with, shoot me a PM.

-Tyler


Welcome aboard, I am like an hour away from you near the N GA mountains. If you don't mind riding with a sport bike shoot me a pm and we can plan something. I used to live in Douglas county so I know alot of good roads out in your area as well.
 

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Dang that's a good looking bike...

Told my wife once that I thought the Bonnie was the best looking bike on the market. Period. I still think so. Nice shot of the bonnie too.

Welcome aboard.

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Welcome aboard, I am like an hour away from you near the N GA mountains. If you don't mind riding with a sport bike shoot me a pm and we can plan something. I used to live in Douglas county so I know alot of good roads out in your area as well.
no problem with sport bikes, had a CBR before this. More like if you don't mind waiting, haha
 

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Welcome! Great choice of a bike. Enjoyed the pics, that is a great area to ride. I used to tour through that area on my old Trident (when it worked).
 

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Finally got it !

Took delivery of my new '08 EFI America this afternoon. Blue on blue, with TOR longs, lightbar, sissybar, enginebar (all the bars?!), screen, footboards and 18-litre bags. Love the bike - it's got the soul that my FJR lacks. Feels alive, sounds great and corners much better than I expected. And very comfortable. Did I mention it feels alive!?!

Question- it's popping on decel - is this normal with the TORs or should I think about remapping?

Glad to be able to be part of the forum now, after lurking for so many months.

Grinning from ear to ear,
Pedro
 

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Welcome back to bonnevile

Are you going to sell any of the sissy bars?

:D

happy riding!





I traded my 2002 T100 two years back on a Speed Triple and have regretted it ever since. I sold the Speed triple last year and purchased a Star Stratoliner. The Stratoliner is a great bike but I just missed having a Bonnie. Today I purchased a 2007 Bonneville
T100 with 1300 miles. Can't wait to pick it up. It has a roadster screen which is going to come right off, and a low sissy bar which I'll keep on. Otherwise it's bone stock, black and red.

I still have a lot of stuff which I took off my 2002. Ma's engine guards with highway pegs, Triumph leather bags, summer screen, high sissy bar, king and queen seat (all that stuff was on the bike when I bought it). Most of it I'll put up for sale as I want to keep the Bonnie sleek looking. I have the Stratoliner for touring.

I need to put on pipes and have it rejetted - the air injection has to go too. What is recommended for pipes. The 2002 had the TOR's which were too quiet IMO.

Anyway I'm real excited. There's just something about a Bonneville. My favorite bike ever.
 

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I traded my 2002 T100 two years back on a Speed Triple and have regretted it ever since. I sold the Speed triple last year and purchased a Star Stratoliner. The Stratoliner is a great bike but I just missed having a Bonnie. Today I purchased a 2007 Bonneville
T100 with 1300 miles. Can't wait to pick it up. It has a roadster screen which is going to come right off, and a low sissy bar which I'll keep on. Otherwise it's bone stock, black and red.

I still have a lot of stuff which I took off my 2002. Ma's engine guards with highway pegs, Triumph leather bags, summer screen, high sissy bar, king and queen seat (all that stuff was on the bike when I bought it). Most of it I'll put up for sale as I want to keep the Bonnie sleek looking. I have the Stratoliner for touring.

I need to put on pipes and have it rejetted - the air injection has to go too. What is recommended for pipes. The 2002 had the TOR's which were too quiet IMO.

Anyway I'm real excited. There's just something about a Bonneville. My favorite bike ever.
I test rode the Speed Triple and Bonny back to back.
I found the Speed Triple riding position too aggressive but loved the power. Can you comment on why you regretted owning the Speed Triple?
I do agree the Bonnie is a more comfortable and more docile bike to live with day in and day out. The thing I have learned is a bike is much more than power when it comes to what matters.
 

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I test rode the Speed Triple and Bonny back to back.
I found the Speed Triple riding position too aggressive but loved the power. Can you comment on why you regretted owning the Speed Triple?
I do agree the Bonnie is a more comfortable and more docile bike to live with day in and day out. The thing I have learned is a bike is much more than power when it comes to what matters.
I didn't regret so much owning the Speed Triple, it was more NOT owning the Bonneville. The only problem I had with the Speed Triple was the riding position. It felt wierd to me to have the bars combined with the real high footpegs. My upper body was sitting up, but my legs were really bent under me. Just felt kinda wierd almost like a crouch position. The Bonnie feels much more natural. The Speed Triple was a blast to ride although you just want to go faster and faster.
 
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