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looks great!!
Thanks Mike. It's pretty much in mint condition. The original owner took good care of it.

Ecin 001 T 41' yeltoM!

Anybody going to PD13?
GTAM?

My little brother wants me to go with him to PD13, but the weather doesn't look that good. Riding in anything much below 10C is just not fun. I think I'll wait until later Friday morning to make a decision. There'll be another in May.
 

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I had an opportunity to take the new bike for a spin Saturday afternoon, although it was quite cold.

First impression...I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS BIKE!!!!

If the Yamaha FZ09 had been half as good as the T100 I'd probably be keeping it.

At this time I don't think I'll change too much of anything. I'm thinking a suspension upgrade, and remove the SAI (so I can get at the sparkplugs).

It has ample power, for the type of riding I do, and I love the sound of it. So, no intake and exhausts mods planned, at this stage anyway.

What a great bike! It will complement the Thruxton nicely.
 

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good to hear you are enjoying it! got out on my tbs today for a few hours, probably last chance i will get for this season so made the most of it and it felt great!!!
 

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good to hear you are enjoying it! got out on my tbs today for a few hours, probably last chance i will get for this season so made the most of it and it felt great!!!
Yeah, I took the Bonneville out for a couple of hours, man it felt good. Maybe we'll get another opportunity before the sub-zero temperatures hit.
 

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I've seen maybe one or two Bonnevilles here in Kingston and that's about it. I have a 2008 Scrambler and would love to meet other classic owners, but just doesn't seem like there is much around. I've met up with the CVMG Eastern Shield and they are great, but I'm more into the look of a classic not all the TLC and wrenching that goes with vintage.
 

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Rode to work on Thursday, bent my elbow a couple of times Christmas Day before noon, left the bike in the garage.

A Bonnie Christmas & Happy New Year's to all!
 

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Any Thunderbird 1600 / 1700 owners around? I found a great deal on a Triumph Longhaul 2 piece rider and passenger seat, but I already have the rider seat & only need the passenger seat, and the seller won't sell separately. I would love to share the deal with someone who likes to ride solo and hates the stock rider seat (as everyone does).
 

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Ted - PM sent

If anyone is considering it, the Longhaul rider seat is a HUGE improvement over the stock seat.
Ted couldn't use the rider seat because of interference with his rack. Seats are still available, and I still need a passenger seat.

Anyone else interested? The Longhaul rider seat is a huge improvement over stock.

Seller's photo:
 

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Here is a 'heads-up' for those of you who like to pre-plan
your Summer Ride Schedule:

Grand Bend's "Vintage Bike Festival", and ride to the "Summer Classic" will be held on Sunday July 10th. from the Growling Gator Restaurant, 81 Main Street, on the end of Main Street right by the beach.

The Vintage Road Races Association's 3 day "Summer Classic" race events are at the Grand Bend Motorplex location, July 8th-9th-10th ( endurance races on Friday afternoon)

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All About The Grand Bend’s Vintage Bike Festival:
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We'll be bringing the sights and sounds of a Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Rally to the South-Western Ontario party town of Grand Bend.

This years annual "Show & Shine" event will again be held in Grand Bend and takes place on Sunday July 10, 2016, from 11.00am. until around 1pm, right on Grand Bend's Main Street at the Growling Gator Restaurant parking lot at the very end of Main street. The restaurant will be open early just for us for your morning coffee, Brunch or Lunch.

This year we are adding live entertainment “Rocking at the Gator” with a 7pc. Rock & Roll band, Jacob and the Bluesbusters. Sponsored by Hully Gully, they will be rocking out the blues from 11.00 until around 1pm.

There will be a large banner at the parking lot entrance
indicating where we will be.
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Vintage or classic bikes on display inside the parking area
should be 25 years or older.(1990 or older)
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At 1.00 pm. we will announce the "People's Choice Award" winner. It includes a nice little plaque, a Growling Gator Gift Certificate and the bike will be featured on the 2017 Festival Poster.
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At 1.15 pm. we will assemble for the group ride (parade?)
to the Motorplex Racetrack.

Again this year, there is no registration fee, no official judging but there will be a "Peoples Choice Award", no vendors, it's NOT a swap-meet and YES, there will be a group ride at 1.15, from Main Street to the Grand Bend MOTORPLEX Raceway to enjoy the Vintage Road Racing Associations exciting afternoon race program. ENTREE TO THE TRACK and pit areas IS FREE to all in the group (parade) ride.

Vintage related club and group displays are encouraged
and free space will be available.

Just turn up and show off your Vintage & Classic scooters and motorcycles. Because of limited space in the parking lot, only Vintage and Classic bikes owners will be able to park there. Riders of all makes and models of bikes though are most welcome to come by and drop in to check it all out and it's all FREE !

https://www.facebook.com/Grand-Bends-Vintage-Bike-Rally-Sunday-July-10-2016-204561802964090/?fref=ts
 

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Thanks for the heads up! Sounds like a great ride out from my home base in Mississauga. I just picked up a long and flat seat that should be better for longer distances on my fiancés bum over the stock thruxton seat, so we get to test that out and see if its suitable for a trip to grand bend.
 

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