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Old 10-07-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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The new bike bug has hit again and I'm seriously looking at an 07 Bonnie T100. I'd appreciate any pros and cons from current or previous owners. Thanks.
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I put about 10k miles on an '06 T100 and I put around 2.5k on an '05 Thruxton. They're fine good handling reliable bikes, tons of fun to ride. I sold mine because I'm on the large side and fit my Dyna better but the Bonnie remains one of my favorite bikes.

Stock they're corked up pretty good with typical EPA pipes and jetting however a few bucks well spent wakes them right up. On mine I added Triumph Off Road pipes or TOR's, these come with the appropriate jets, I also drilled the slide relief hole out to 8mm and added a K&N stock replacement air filter and a Norman Hyde Intake Bellmouth, this allows you to retain the stock airbox for the rain, but still breathe better. I also added some Hagon Progressive wound fork springs, 20wt Fork oil and Hagon Nitro rear shocks along with a leather Corbin Canyon Duel seat.

There's a pretty healthy aftermarket for all kinds of performance and handling add ons almost rivaling Harley in scope. A lot of it is based in England like Norman Hyde or France like Mecatwin but it's all readily available here in the US and there's a few US suppliers like NewBonneville.com that carry a pretty extensive catalog.

All in all they're excellent bikes stock and easily tweaked if you want to, Highly recommended.
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"All in all they're excellent bikes stock and easily tweaked if you want to, Highly recommended."

Thanks for the info. I just received my copy of Motorcycle Cruiser and it has a comparo between the Sportster and Bonneville. I'll more than likely leave the bike pretty close to stock. Unfortunately the closest dealer is about three hours away in Birmingham so I'm going to wait a few weeks and test ride a bike when I'm up there for a concert. It'll give me a cooling off period just in case the fever has passed.
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I put about 10k miles on an '06 T100 and I put around 2.5k on an '05 Thruxton. They're fine good handling reliable bikes, tons of fun to ride. I sold mine because I'm on the large side and fit my Dyna better but the Bonnie remains one of my favorite bikes.

Stock they're corked up pretty good with typical EPA pipes and jetting however a few bucks well spent wakes them right up. On mine I added Triumph Off Road pipes or TOR's, these come with the appropriate jets, I also drilled the slide relief hole out to 8mm and added a K&N stock replacement air filter and a Norman Hyde Intake Bellmouth, this allows you to retain the stock airbox for the rain, but still breathe better. I also added some Hagon Progressive wound fork springs, 20wt Fork oil and Hagon Nitro rear shocks along with a leather Corbin Canyon Duel seat.

There's a pretty healthy aftermarket for all kinds of performance and handling add ons almost rivaling Harley in scope. A lot of it is based in England like Norman Hyde or France like Mecatwin but it's all readily available here in the US and there's a few US suppliers like NewBonneville.com that carry a pretty extensive catalog.

All in all they're excellent bikes stock and easily tweaked if you want to, Highly recommended.
I pick up my 07 Bonneville T100 this coming Saturday. I went with the British Custom Predator pipes, rejetted carbs, K&N filters and removed the oxygen sensor and airbox. As time goes by I may do some more changes, probably the suspension. Thanks for the info. Looking forward to putting some miles on it.
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