(1–10)...10 being the most comfortable, what does the M-Bar come in at for comfort level? I want something in between stock and thrux, sport bar perhaps?
Yep - that is what happens - and then you buy the Norman Hyde rearsets. And then you buy a Thruxton - which would give you a pairI fitted the M-bars to my Bonnie as I was having the same problem, I was used to a sports bike and the Bonnie was a little too upright and vague on the steering for my liking. The M-bars have made the steering better and made the riding position a little more agressive. The only problem I've found is that the footpegs on the Bonnie are not quite in the right place for the M-bars (it may just be me) and so your body is sort of curved in a C which isn't that comfortable. I keep fiddling with the bar position to make it more comfortable but haven't quite got it right for me yet. I have thought about putting rear-sets on to make the riding position a bit more sporty, but they're expensive. As I say the bars have dramatically improved the steering and handling and it may just be that I'm not used to the Bonnie riding position yet and I've not had it that long.
i don't believe you have to change cables with risers that drastic but there are many aftermarket risers for the bonneville but i prefer these: http://www.british-customs.com/british-customs-triumph-bonneville-billet-risers-black.htmlWho sells the risers? Do you have to change cables with say a 2 inch riser?
I am going to put a set of Thruxton shocks on my Bonneville because I like the feel of the Thruxton. Wonder if this will occur? Bought used ones so I won't be out many $ if it does not feel right.Thruxton rear shocks are 25mm longer.
If you change them, you will change the geometry of the bike and the handling.
Same applies in reverse eg putting shorter rear shocks on the Thruxton, which is quite common.
Triumph warn against it but they would would'nt they - I rang them to get the official party line on inch lower shocks for the Thrux.I am going to put a set of Thruxton shocks on my Bonneville because I like the feel of the Thruxton. Wonder if this will occur? Bought used ones so I won't be out many $ if it does not feel right.
For a quick and easy fix - try swapping your left and right peg! Costs nothing , except for a couple minutes.Some and this would include me think the stock Bonny pegs are a bit high for the average rider in terms of what one needs for maximum lean angle...others will say not.