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I've kept a list of all my mods to date. But today I decided to break it down into major categories. Performance mods, suspension mods, functionality mods, and aesthetic mods.

Soooo... my $3,350 in TOTAL mods breaks down roughly as follows:

1) $1,000 Performance - Staintune cans, AI removal, bellmouth, filter, etc.

2) $ 500 Suspension - Ikon rear shocks and Ikon progressive fork springs

3) $1,030 Functionality - center stand, solo seat, Pazzo levers, Oberon pegs, SuperBars, bar-end weights, etc.

4) $ 820 Aesthetic - ceramic headers, cam cover, rear fender, clutch lifter dress-up kit, mini oval mirrors, etc.

Now... add that $3,350 in mods to my "out the door" cost of the bike, for a GRAND TOTAL of over 12.5 GRAND (for a T100 Bonneville).

Thank God... I'm finally running out of things I want added or replaced.


[ This message was edited by: road_dog on 2007-01-03 22:04 ]
 

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c'mon...you've only just begun!

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And they say money can't buy you happiness....
 

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:razz: whoa dog.. you got it bad!
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Believe me, your list is never over. That is why our life span is so long, so we can fit that many more Christmas lists, birthday lists and, Easter lists and Anniversary lists into everyones mail box to help us out.
 

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Hmm...

$8000 OTD for 2007 Bonnie Black

$500 D&D Exhaust with jets and AI kit

$67 for M-Bars

$20 for Bar-end mirror

$200 for Lucas taillight kit (That I only used the taillight)

$8787 Total cost so far....

Enjoyment = Priceless.
 

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A quick run down and guesstimation of what I have into a Bonnie I built is scary...... and shows how financially irresponsible I have been. What it doesn't show is how much fun I've had getting it there.

I bought an '05 Black with only 380 miles on it. I paid a thousand to 'Blue-print' the frame, and a little over a thousand to have some Excel alloys built with Buchanan spokes. Add another thousand bucks for some Hagon Nitros, a Thruxton front end, and new springs all around. The "irresponsible" part is the four grand I spent for all the Norman Hyde, newBonneville.com, BellaCorse, and other misc' incidentals. And of course what package is complete without paint & cosmetic$.....?







[ This message was edited by: Olderyoungster on 2007-01-04 15:48 ]
 

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I must say I'm glad I bought a used bike that already had many of the mods I wanted :wink: Only 2000 miles too so it wasn't too used when I got it.

I'm at about $6000 total including taxes, registration, Predators, AI removal, Napoleon mirrors, Monza Cap, Rear Fender removal kit, Different marker lights, Tank pad, Pod filters & jets & screws for airbox mod, etc....
 

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I've been upgraded by Brent.

My first dozen orders came with a mint or two.

I'm now receiving truffles wrapped in Triumph logo gold leaf.

And people worry about the US economy...!

:wink:

It's all about the velocity of money...so spend!
 

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Hey this fun! Best money I've spent in a long time!

Works shocks, Works front springs, CGR bar end mirrors and weights, D & D s, ceramic coated headers, AI kit, fly screen, monza gas cap, knee pads, rear fender elim. kit, black front fender, fork gaitors, airbox kit, oil temp gauge, Signalminder, Hyper-lites, clock, thermometer, 19 tooth counter sprocket and spiegler SS brake lines (not installed yet). :razz:

I bought the well kept 2004 Thruxton for $7,000 with everything on it except the hyper-lites from a Triumphrat.net member........Thanks again Leo!

What else can I add on?

My Thruxton :wow:
 

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I can't say I regret spending the money. But every once in a while I wonder what I else I could have bought w/ the $$$ I've spent. I never dreamed (when I bought the bike) that I'd be going obsessive compulsive over mods. I knew that it was waaay too quiet, and the seat was too hard. I also read enough before-hand to know about the AI removal... but that's it!

HOWEVER, I'll also admit that when I get to ride, I'm having so much fun that the $$$ is the last thing on my mind. I think if I had it to do again, I'd do it all the same. I still love this bike like no other I've owned. :-D


OldSkoolFool, I'm starting to think maybe your way was much smarter.

Trim, Thanks for the encourgement and compliments... as always Buddy.
 

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Speed is just a matter of money How fast can you afford to go My Tbird mods have exceeded the purchase price of the bike and the thruxton mods are now now getting close to bike purchase price
 

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This is what I thought owning a Triumph was all about, making it your own, not worrying about if it was made it Thailand, or England. Riding, modding, and enjoying!!

Nathan
 

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Part of the fun of motorcycling is working on them - whether it's repair, maintenance, or personalized upgrades. Never regret anything, man.
 
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