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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Most miles and your next upgrade

I'm curious to see how many miles everyone has on their Speedmaster. I'm at 6100, its a 2018 that I picked up in January as a leftover. I started riding it around late March. I have to say it has been a joy to ride this bike, with no issues to report. It handles so well, I just wish it had a little more lean angle. I find myself scraping the boards when I get to aggressive in the turns.

I have made lots of changes, and I as I read this forum it looks like it may not be the popular way to go with the Speedmaster. I know the bikes were built with lots of chrome, but I am just not a chrome kind of guy. I probably should have went with the Bobber Black, but the Speedmaster design looks way better in my opinion along with the riding position I like. Rims, floorboards and the rest of the small stuff will be black for the future changes.


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Nice bike. Pretty sure over time your bag beneath your headlignt will put wear marks in the paint on the front fender........"been there, done that...."

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Nice bike. Pretty sure over time your bag beneath your headlight will put wear marks in the paint on the front fender........"been there, done that...."
Thanks, I did think of that. The bag sits about 2 inch's above the fender. I know you have updated your bike, how about some photos. I always like to see what other owners have done to their rides.
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I'm curious to see how many miles everyone has on their Speedmaster. I'm at 6100, its a 2018 that I picked up in January as a leftover. I started riding it around late March. I have to say it has been a joy to ride this bike, with no issues to report. It handles so well, I just wish it had a little more lean angle. I find myself scraping the boards when I get to aggressive in the turns.

I have made lots of changes, and I as I read this forum it looks like it may not be the popular way to go with the Speedmaster. I know the bikes were built with lots of chrome, but I am just not a chrome kind of guy. I probably should have went with the Bobber Black, but the Speedmaster design looks way better in my opinion along with the riding position I like. Rims, floorboards and the rest of the small stuff will be black for the future changes.


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That's the beauty of all the bikes in the Bonneville range, they can be customised to suit anybody's taste.
I love the chrome on the regular speedmaster but yours looks friggin awesome

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I donít know if itís popular or not, but it looks great to me.

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Thanks guys, I do appreciate the kind words. Cafracer, I do agree there are so many ways you can go with the Bonneville line up. Like the photo below, its hard to not like what was done to this Speedmaster, it is very cool. I would love to see more photos of members rides, its very interesting to see how people personalize their bikes.
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Really like what you've done to your Speedmaster. We purchased ours new in April and have put on 1193 miles. The auxiliary lights that you've put on yours what is the brand/model? Also I noticed that you've done away with the brake light. Those two tiny lights on the license plate are those the new brake lights?

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Stephen,

These are the links to the fog light kit I made. I did not want to spend a whole lot of money on the lights, brackets and switch because I was not sure I would like the look. I have to say they work great and do a good job lighting up the road, they give you a very wide projection. For less than $50, it was definitely worth it, but who knows how long they will hold up, they are made in china.

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The rear lights are from Triumph. They are called Multifunction lights. The brake lights are part of the turn signals. Those are just reflectors on the license plate.

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Your front shocks will move way more than 2" when you hit larger bumps, causing the bag to rub the fender.......

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Thanks, I did think of that. The bag sits about 2 inch's above the fender. I know you have updated your bike, how about some photos. I always like to see what other owners have done to their rides.

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Would love to see a couple pics of your multi-function tail lights/turn signals - both on and off.

Also would love to see detail pic of how you mounted the fog lights......

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Stephen,

These are the links to the fog light kit I made. I did not want to spend a whole lot of money on the lights, brackets and switch because I was not sure I would like the look. I have to say they work great and do a good job lighting up the road, they give you a very wide projection. For less than $50, it was definitely worth it, but who knows how long they will hold up, they are made in china.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The rear lights are from Triumph. They are called Multifunction lights. The brake lights are part of the turn signals. Those are just reflectors on the license plate.

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