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Old 1st October 2014, 07:52   #721
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At the ongoing Cologne Motorcycle show, Triumph has launched 3 limited edition Bonnevilles to go on sale in January 2015

Triumph Bonneville Spirit Edition

Triumph Bonneville Newchurch

Triumph Bonneville T214 Land Speed Record Edition ( In memory of the Triumph that set the landspeed record at saltflats of 214.4 MPH)

They look gorgeous dont they?

My Triumph Bonneville. EDIT: Sold!-bonneville1.jpg

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My Triumph Bonneville. EDIT: Sold!-bonneville5.jpg

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At the ongoing Cologne Motorcycle show, Triumph has launched 3 limited edition Bonnevilles to go on sale in January 2015

They look gorgeous dont they?
Wow! The Newchurch edition (Red/White + Black combo) looks smashing and droolworthy.

The alloys are cool too and different from the ones available. Am I right?!

Anurag.

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The alloys are cool too and different from the ones available. Am I right?!
Yeah, I kind of like all colors. Looks really nice

Regarding the alloys, its the same but, given a blackened out treatment

Have a question for all

Is it fine to wash the bike after cleaning and lubing the chain? I mean how long can one wait before doing it?

Also is it better to wash the bike first and then lube the chain? If this method is followed the bike gets dirty from the clean and lube spray as it normally spills on to he chain guard, alloys, rims etc.
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I personally wash the bike first, dry it and then clean the chain with chain cleaner spray not directly on the chain but on a toothbrush first. Then i dry the chain and apply lube oil with the same toothbrush method.

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I personally wash the bike first, dry it and then clean the chain with chain cleaner spray not directly on the chain but on a toothbrush first. Then i dry the chain and apply lube oil with the same toothbrush method.
Yeah, that would be ideal but, cleaning with toothbrush is according to me a painful process.

Iam too lazy to do that. I lube the chain as follows :-

1. I ask my cleaner to just keep moving the bike front and back while I spray the cleaning liquid

2. Wait for 10 mins then use a cloth to wipe entire chain clean

3. Finally, spray the lube liquid evenly while my guy keeps pushing the bike front and back

Gawd, center stand is sorely missed while doing this activity
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Yeah, that would be ideal but, cleaning with toothbrush is according to me a painful process.

Iam too lazy to do that. I lube the chain as follows :-
You need to deploy a "brush" to get the cahin reasonably clean. Whilst the Cleaner gets out most of the muck the persistant verity will still cling to the chain. When Lube come in the reamining muck and lube will be in the consistancy of the "valve gringing paste". You know what grinding pastes are used for and what it can do to your sprokets.

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You need to deploy a "brush" to get the cahin reasonably clean.
Yeah Ram, Iam aware that toothbrush is the only way to get the chain reasonably clean. Honestly speaking, I have never cleaned or lubed a chain in my life until Bonnie came to my life.

I still never do it for the Classic 500 and ask my guy to do it. But, for the Bonnie I do it personally and it gives me some sort of satisfaction

Need to get out of my lazy mode or I will need to spend money on getting a new chain/sprocket in near future....Which brings me to that question. how much would it cost to get a full chain/sprocket replacement? 25K?

Here is the new graphic for limited edition Bonneville

Somethings are said so nicely with a picture than text. Isn't it?

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Gawd, center stand is sorely missed while doing this activity
Why don't you go for a paddock?

I wash the bike first and then carry out the chain clean/lube process.

Take a small ride prior to lubing (after cleaning), will get rid of gunk. Moreover, I feel the lube is not as required as clean, my can ratio is 1:2, 2 for chain clean and one for lube.
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Why don't you go for a paddock?
Thanks. I did think of it but, never got around to which one and price etc. Any recommendations?

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Take a small ride prior to lubing (after cleaning), will get rid of gunk. Moreover, I feel the lube is not as required as clean, my can ratio is 1:2, 2 for chain clean and one for lube.
This is neat advice of taking a short ride after cleaning to get rid of the dirt

Nice ratio of the clean and lube bottles. My clean and lube bottle have lasted me 3 applications till date

Cleaning bottle is almost over ( maybe i can squeeze one more application out) but, lube bottle can come for another 2-3 applications
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Any recommendations?
What do the SVC guys use?

Or else, the usual online stores or shops we know, Bachoo Motors/PRS @ Bombay, Orion at Bangalore. Unsure as to what they stock up, but you should be able to get one.

I personally re-fabricated my existing paddock (meant for the R15) for the CBR-250R, have a look


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Thanks. I did think of it but, never got around to which one and price etc. Any recommendations?
I use a Kraftewerk universal paddock stand for my Ninja. You can contact Let's Gear Up, Bangalore. They will ship it for you as well.

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This is neat advice of taking a short ride after cleaning to get rid of the dirt
Also, the chain absorbs the lube better because of the heat built up after the short ride.

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Wish you all a "Happy Dusshera" and a wonderful day and year ahead !!!
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Yesterday, we rode yet again to Srisailam Dam which is now fast becoming my favorite for a ride. Initially there were almost 10-12 people who confirmed but, as it always happens many folks backed out due to some reason or other

It was just the "Magnificient 7" that finally made it for entire ride

However, we were joined by the Triumph Explorer to see us off at the meeting point ( sharing a few pics that he took at the meeting point) and a Speed Tripple owner who rode with us for about 30-40kms before returning back as he was notified at last minute and couldnt join us for entire ride. He was looking dapper in his Dainese VR jacket with a color coordinated Pista AGV helmet ( Pista costs about 90K)

We stopped at a very small place for lunch and it had to be one of the most amazing lunch that we had. Completely homely stuff and we had a thali and were served freshly made scrambled eggs and we all went into a comatose state after such a nice meal and we all laid down on the "charpai (Cot) for a good 1 hour break.

Weather was extremely hot throughout the ride and while returning last 50kms it poured cats and dogs and we stopped twice by the highway to take shelter and then rode most of the last leg back home in drizzle

It was a fantastic 450kms ride through the forest and were lead ably by the Triumph Daytona with me close on his heels throughout the ride. For first time ever, I scraped my shoes thrice in this ride and it was a thrilling feel to bend that much to take corners without slowing down

Here are some pics from the Explorer owner and I will share quite a few taken from my camera in next few posts

Cheers !!!!

P.S: As I type this, Triumph had conducted a short ride today evening followed by beverages and snacks at one of the most popular joint in Hyderabad and invited all bikers in town and is non-brand specific. But, I decided to skip it as I cannot spend so much time on liesure activities..LOL!

Rebel motors rock with their approach towards making the biking scene popular in Hyderabad. Dont you think?
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Here are some pictures taken from my camera during the saturday ride to Srisailam

As you can see from the pictures, we all had a terribly good time during this ride

Forgot to add, Following were the fuel efficiencies of the bikes on this ride

1. My Bonnie : 22kmpl

2. Bonnie T100 : 16kmpl

3. Triumph Daytona : 25kmpl (Shocked)

4. Triumph Tiger 800 XC : 27kmpl (Shocked...yet again)

5. Ninja 650 : 27kmpl

6. Street Bob : I think Jayanth mentioned he got 16kmpl or 19kmpl, dont recall which one. Jayanth, do confirm if you see this post.
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Nice pics avi. Even i am shocked to hear fuel efficiency figures of Daytona and Tiger. This speaks about capability of these machines and their finesse.

I liked Speed Triple with Arrows. Looks jaw dropping beauty. I guess i will upgrade to Speed Triple down the line
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