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My new ride, Triumph #2

Decided to take a some time off from the track so I sold the gixxer and picked something up to keep the street triple R company.
2011 Triumph Bonneville SE only 1800 miles !! 2 Triumphs, does this make me official EuroTrash, LOL.
What a fun bike to ride, sucker moves too. Just falls into turns.

Nice list of mods, everything I would have done.
Lower bars, custom painted front fender to match tank stripe, exhaust w/Triumph race map, horn air induction, 150 series rear tire, Lucas style taillight, machined sprocket cage, Vortex rear sprocket up 1, fork gaiters, bar-end mirrors, and fender eliminator with relocated turn signals.
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You should have come out to Triumph bike night last night with me and Stanimal at 5 Star Bar. You would have fit right in. There where a bunch of those there. Nice bike!
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Nice bike...I love my '05 T 100. Best handling and smoothest running twin cylinder motorcycle I've ever ridden. The only problem I've had with mine is with the kickstand safety switch...the bike would just suddenly stop running and just as suddenly start running...when I got it figured out, I bypassed the switch and the bike has been fine since. My bike is stone stock... What kind of exhaust do you have on on yours?


ALSO: Sorry I missed Brit bike night at the 5 Star and missed you CLSB guys...I had some family stuff come up and wasn't free until about 9:30 and by then it wasn't worth it...You should bring that SE out to some Brit bike gatherings...Mods vs. Rockers is coming up. I see in your avatar you're in Norridge...I'm at Addison & Oak Park Avenue...maybe we could ride to the 5 Star next month or the Holiday some Wednesday or down to MvR.

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Congrats Tony ! I love my Bonnie , I am sure you will too . They are silky smooth with good handling and plenty of power to cruise and enjoy .

I am guessing those are Predator pipes on it ?
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Congrats Tony ! I love my Bonnie , I am sure you will too . They are silky smooth with good handling and plenty of power to cruise and enjoy .

I am guessing those are Predator pipes on it ?
Thanks Stan, not positive but I believe they are Emgo's. Surprisingly nice even if they are about the least expensive ones out there.

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Dig it Daddy-O

Now, ready to wick the Brit in ya up a notch? - Lose the Turn Signals, full front fender with pedestrian Cutter and add a Black & White Checkered Scarf with Goggles

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Now, ready to wick the Brit in ya up a notch? - Lose the Turn Signals, full front fender with pedestrian Cutter and add a Black & White Checkered Scarf with Goggles
Pedestrian cutter, lol. Nice one Bug.
Am still a sportbiker though. Rocking my sportbike riding gear and balls of my feet hiked up on the pegs. LOL

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Nice! I had three and wadded up one. Call me when you get those numbers, lol!
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Nice bike!! cafe that thing out

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Niiiiice.. Congrats on adding another triumh to the stable

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Scooting around on one last night - VERY Comfortable bikes and smooth as the day is long

I have been on line looking at them already this morning - What is the diff tween a T-100 and reg ole Bonnie? - How diff are the ergos of the Thruxton?

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The Thruxton has different ergos, more aggressive. And a lot of people change the bars to clip ons for an even more aggressive (uncomfortable IMO) seating position.

I think the only difference on the T100 is looks. Bug, I'm guessing you prefer the T100 over the standard.

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Scooting around on one last night - VERY Comfortable bikes and smooth as the day is long

I have been on line looking at them already this morning - What is the diff tween a T-100 and reg ole Bonnie? - How diff are the ergos of the Thruxton?
main difference is chrome on the engine cases, mag vs. spokes, and a tach. different paint schemes.

ergos: thruxtons don't have clip ons anymore, but the bars are different and they have different rearsets. if i could do it over again, i'd get a thruxton since a lot of people slowly turn their bonnies into thruxtons. i also think the front wheel is 1 inch smaller on the thruxton if you're comparing the spoked wheel bonnie. the thruxton sits a little taller but i'm not sure why. maybe the rake/trail?

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Hmmmmmm, I almost bought a Thrux YEARS ago when there was a scooter shop on Wells in Old Town that carried Triumph too - It was Y&B with the B&W Checker Scheme and had some after market exhaust on it too - I was deep into the TL and could not get into a Cafe back then - Boy how times have changed

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MCC has (2) Thruxtons on their site that i like - Is the stock exhaust on these things as bad as every stock exhaust on every bike? - Do you need to let 'em breathe to wake the bike up? - I a guessing you can throw the Thrux into turns well too - I need to be able to keep up with Troy & Bfly....................so I'll just take my car

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MCC has (2) Thruxtons on their site that i like - Is the stock exhaust on these things as bad as every stock exhaust on every bike? - Do you need to let 'em breathe to wake the bike up? - I a guessing you can throw the Thrux into turns well too - I need to be able to keep up with Troy & Bfly....................so I'll just take my car

it's been compared to a singer sewing machine stock. what most people do is choose a set of exhausts you like (there are a lot to choose from) then either mess with the airbox (stan knows how) or get what they call the airbox elimination kit w/ the pod filters. 2007 is the last year for carbs so if it's newer than that then you'll need a remap. the only other must have i'd recommend for these things is a steering damper. then you can go through corners at speed and not be terrified.

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Yep Bug, they are a blast. The Truxton was too sport dedicated for what I was looking for, I have my street Triple for that. The T-100 has wire wheels and a larder front wheel. The Std Bonnie has the mags and sizes that are closer to sportbike tires. More my speed. It is a ball to ride. PM sent.

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Is this a mis print? - $2500? - Is it even worth looking at? - Anyone know this cat?

Fuck, I'll show up with $2K cash and see what he says

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Sounds too good to be true, thats a great price for a very nice looking bike

Doesn't hurt to try if you have the time tho
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Yeah, it is listed in Chicago and Naperville - I noticed on that site that I see the same bike listed in Wisc as in CA? - Hmmmm - Have a buddy who is all into Ton Up in Indy and rolls a 70s Bonnie, maybe if I can launch the HD off a cliff and claim it stolen (Pete, ignore that comment) then I can build what i want

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Tis the season bug, sell the hd and get top dollar. Then buy a Bonnie. Wonder if and hd dealers have any used Bonnie's? Can probably get a sweet trade in for a hd at a hd dealer. They don't want that British bike on their floor, lol.

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LOL , Bug got a bug.
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Bug that bike is a scam. The guy emailed me back and said it was in San antonio. Then I said great I would like to take a look at it. Then he said he would be out of town that he will not be able to show. it
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Bug that bike is a scam. The guy emailed me back and said it was in San antonio. Then I said great I would like to take a look at it. Then he said he would be out of town that he will not be able to show. it
Figured as much - You guys know me, I'll ride the HD again and forget about the triumph - I have always liked the Thrux though.....

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