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Old 6th May 2015, 22:44   #46
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Jkdas, that's a stunning pic. The blue and white of the sky against the blue and white Bonneville. Some will call us biased but the blue and white is the best colour on the Bonneville.

My wife and I just completed a trip to Nainital. A fantastic ride in some scenic mountains. This remains a very competent tourer for a couple.

Will post some pictures soon..

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I'm not a great fan of this styling nor does the bike suit my character. But this colour scheme and overall bike combo looks really amazing.
If i may suggest a couple of things,
1. Maybe AGV instead of LS2? It's perspective anyway.
2. Rynox Nomad would suit the bike with it's rigid stature.
Also maybe preventing the straps from touching the exhaust pipes on both sides will help the saddlebags in the long run
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Jkdas, that's a stunning pic. The blue and white of the sky against the blue and white Bonneville. Some will call us biased but the blue and white is the best colour on the Bonneville.

My wife and I just completed a trip to Nainital. A fantastic ride in some scenic mountains. This remains a very competent tourer for a couple.

Will post some pictures soon..

Cheers,
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Yup! Love the new Church looks too.

Do try the Hi-Flow silencers. Worth the money.

Some other addon I need to buy.

1) CF mudflaps/fender extender for front
2) Horn!
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1. Maybe AGV instead of LS2? It's perspective anyway.
2. Rynox Nomad would suit the bike with it's rigid stature.
Thanks Vishal..
1. The LS2 is ECE certified but I will look to change the Studds Downton sometime soon. Will keep the AGV in mind.
2. I've had no complaints with the Frogman yet. The softer and more adjustable Frogman are a boon to the pillion...


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Yup! Love the new Church looks too.

Do try the Hi-Flow silencers. Worth the money.

Some other addon I need to buy.

1) CF mudflaps/fender extender for front
2) Horn!
I've been in the I-want-them I-don't-want-them phase for the high flows right since the time I test rode the bike. What sealed the deal was that the wife did not want them! She prefers the quiet bike when we tour.

I've been feeling the need for a horn and aux lights for sometime now. The horn more since i travel quite less at nights. Shortlisted the Denali soundbomb and Stebel Nautilus. I dont want to pay the customs so waiting for someone to travel.. Have you shortlisted anything?

I've finally got the rectifier and front number plate relocator. Will put them on sometime soon..

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A Couple's Trip to Nainital:

Destination: Gethia, Nainital
Total Trip: 650 kms
Duration: 3nights/4 days
Route: Delhi-Ghaziabad-Hapur-Moradabad-Rampur-Bazpur-Kaladhungi-Nainital- Gethia

For the first time I got a true taste of the twisties in the mountains. On the return leg had to ride in temperatures that exceeded 41 degrees once the mountains ended and we had to stop every 50 kms to hydrate ourselves.

A wonderful trip overall and the Bonneville performed flawlessly.

Some pics:

Nainital calling!
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Magnificent Sal Forest that Corbett is so famous for:
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A much needed break:
Triumph Bonneville - El Caballo Blanco rides home-mad.jpg

The twisties:
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El Caballo Blanco with a Chir Tree in the background:
Triumph Bonneville - El Caballo Blanco rides home-chir.jpg

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It's a surprise I missed reading your thread for so long! The Triumph Bonneville is a classic and the colour you chose adds to it's charm and makes it look even more georgeous.
Way to go on your long rides man and the number of rides and the frequency you keep doing them at puts me and my Baron to shame. Also loved reading your ride reports and the photos to go along with that, just you wait till I pick up my DSLR and take a few lessons in photography. Will try matching up with your skills then.
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....... just you wait till I pick up my DSLR and take a few lessons in photography. Will try matching up with your skills then.
With that Red Hot Baron as your muse you wouldn't have to try too hard to better these pictures!

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Lovely write-up of your experiences on your Bonnie. Could you please post pictures of the numberplate and rectifier re-locator and some details of how you went about the mod. Thanks
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Lovely write-up of your experiences on your Bonnie. Could you please post pictures of the numberplate and rectifier re-locator and some details of how you went about the mod. Thanks
Thanks Arun.. I haven't put the rectifier re-locator yet since my Stebel Nautilus Air Horn has just arrived and I want to get a bracket made. All the changes including the horn, number plate and rectifier will be done in one go then.

If you want the pictures of these individually I can post those.

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If you want the pictures of these individually I can post those.

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Please do post pictures when you do the relocation and horn fixing. Am also looking at purchasing the Bonneville and am interested in seeing how this would be done and the difference in looks this would result in. How has the ownership experience been so far?
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Thanks Arun.. I haven't put the rectifier re-locator yet since my Stebel Nautilus Air Horn has just arrived and I want to get a bracket made. All the changes including the horn, number plate and rectifier will be done in one go then.

If you want the pictures of these individually I can post those.

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Please do post pictures when you do the relocation and horn fixing. Am also looking at purchasing the Bonneville and am interested in seeing how this would be done and the difference in looks this would result in. How has the ownership experience been so far?
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I used a Rectifier Relocator bracket ordered from "Britsh Customs" and the number plate bracket of the Truxton (supplied/available in India).

There is a video link as well which shows the rectifier relocation



Best Regards & Ride safe

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Hope the following pictures will be of help to you


I used a Rectifier Relocator bracket ordered from "Britsh Customs" and the number plate bracket of the Truxton (supplied/available in India).

Best Regards & Ride safe

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Thank you very much Ram Sir, that was very helpful.
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Thanks Ram!- helpful as always.

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.. How has the ownership experience been so far?
Arun, I have only positive things to say about the Bonneville. No hiccups. Out of the 4600kms I've ridden the bike, 3800 odd kms have been touring 2 up and its turned out to be a very reliable machine.

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Hey, such a nice thread! Glad I stumbled upon it, albeit late.
I always wanted the Bonnie too, but settled for the ER6n because for the next three years my wife will be busy minding our kid's studies. She is upset that I sold off the Enfield and didn't settle for a bike that's comfortable for pillion riding as well. So am keenly following all the Bonneville threads to see who will sell his/her bike by 2018 :-P

For two-up riding I have seen some Bonnies that have opted for Ohlin rear shocks (from the Continental GT). This has increased the ground clearance and helped in handling, apparently.

Lovely bike, nice thread. Keep riding.
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Rode to Dhanushkodi last weekend with 13 HOGs! Yup, I was the only Triumph rider.
Got to know the bike better thanks for the excellent highway in Tamil Nadu. Only issue is, you end up trying to put the non-existent 6th gear when you are doing 80kmph or so. Above that speed , 5th gear is awesome. It just pulls. I think I might have got 20kmpl during the whole ride.

Other notes from the trip:
I think most Harleys cant keep up with Bonnie's initial acceleration.
HOGs don't like bad fuel but bonnie can take bad fuel. Few Hogs should issues which we think is related to bad fuel but nothing serious.

Some pix from the trip. Stayed at Pearl Residency at Rameshwaran. Would suggest that hotel too. Neat and good management.


I also got K&N few weeks ago for my Bonnie from US ( stock replacement). Was actually surprised at the size of the filter when I saw it.
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