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    deader than dogshit in the ole cafe

    Around the area where I-95 and I-26 cross in South Carolina we are having Blue Skies, Bright Sunshine. The temps are a little below 60 right now
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    Whats the correct oil spec

    Dino, semi-syth, full syth, AMSOIL, or Soylent Green, just make sure it's 10-40 or 20-50! Apparantly, oil from some People ain't worth a shit in our transmissions and has been known to gum up the works. Something to do with the lymph nodes and "Man Juice" that just goes bad at a moments notice...
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    Adding a tacho to a Bonnie

    I never really needed a tach on my bike and don't miss having one a bit. Good money could be better spent on something else that will really make a difference. I say this because Triumph as already put in a rev limiter so your covered if ya, "give 'er the stick" a little too long! For example...
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    Jacket opinions (Stocton or Rivton)

    I've had a Fieldsheer Mesh jacket with liner and pads for 4 years, no fade, real good in the 100 degree summers and high humidity we are used to here in South Carolina. I'd recommend it, they still cost about 129 bucks through a local Jap bike dealer. Probably get it cheaper through a catalog.
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    Thruxton pipes on a Bonnie

    BigTed, You must not own a T-100. Because a T-100's stock pipes employ a kink in the tubing before where the silencers slip on. Stock standard Bonnies have kicked up silencers and do not use "the kink"
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    cam cover

    RumRunner, Damn man, is that all? All that for a BIKE NIGHT! Sounds like your just a little more than a fella thats proclaimd he's not the cleaning type. I say that because you've even got it down to a certain time frame that its been done in. What do you do for a living? NASCAR Pit Crew...
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    sseping cam cover gasket

    Took my tank off the other day and found all 4 cam cover bolts loose. Went ahead and changed out the gasket and installed 4 new washers and No More leaks! Amazing shit happens went everything is tight!
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    Bel-Ray EXP Synthetic Ester Blend

    I run 20W-50 Quaker State petroleum(dino) in all my bikes changing it out every 3 grand. No oiling issues ever. Used to use Repsol, AMSOIL, Mobil 1 but stopped believing all the ad hype and high prices to only change it out every 3 thousand miles anyway, which come about plenty fast around here...
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    New Paint

    Bike looks great but like others have stated, them tank badges ain't my cuppa tea either. Inside pics really hard to detect any green hue, maybe it'll clear up a bit and the ol sun will bring it out.
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    removing rear disc

    Just wondering why you removed the rotor from the wheel? Was it warped or did ya have to remove it to get at the bearings? Mine still looks almost brand new but I personally don't use the rear brake that often, so, I was just wondering what got you wanting to remove yours in the first place...
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    110 yr anniversary bonnie

    After four years of ownership, the ONLY complaint I have for Triumph, and it's a very minor one, is for Hinckley to send our machines on their way out with a cam cover gasket that does not leak. Mine leaks and I've read too many accounts here of other's leaking gaskets. Good thing it's an easy...
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    Thanks for the info Mike, good stuff and exactly what I was looking for. Benjamindickens, I wish you the best with your condition and can hope you find a way so as to not live in a constant state of pain. You could always put your bonnie in the living room and keep it for a very cool...
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    Handle for use with Center Stand

    I just grab onto the handlebars while stepping on the centerstand's lifting arm and pull backward. Put soma ass into it and up it goes. No prob. Helps a heap if ya spend a little time on the weight pile.
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    Coil options

    Don't know where you got your info but if ya take your VIN and go to the triumph website (can't remember where I found it,)and look up the numbers, it will tell you where your ride was built. In 2009 they built all the EFI models to be shipped to the U.S. in Hinckley. SO, no bubble bursted bo...
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    Suspension Query Bonne EFI

    That brown saddle looks damned excellent on the black paint. I was thinking of a natural leather saddle but seeing the brown has given me a another option. Thank ya Henrys
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    Coil options

    So often is the case with these type of things. I've always heard the term, GOLLYWHOMPER used for the sort of items that are supposed to make your bike/something go faster, get better gas mileage, jump higher, and all the makers claimed what-have-you's. Let the buyers beware especially if you...
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    Bar End Mirrors

    I've always like the way the Thuxton's mirrors look and well, we all know the quality that Triumph builds into their parts. They the ones I would use, just sayin....
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    headlight bar

    I believe we all have the texting issue happening everwhere these days. Loud Pipes and Bright lights sure can't hurt being seen. I always turn on all three of the lights on my Road King Classic whenever we roll into a high traffic area. It's dual Thunder Cone slip-on's sound outragous, a sound...
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    I've always thought that upping the compression ratio would be a simple way to more torque. Anyone know about how high of a C.R. you could go without losing reliability of the stock motor? overheating issues, gasket problems. Say could ya go to 11 or 12 to 1? Anyone ever do this to a stock...
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    Hello everyone

    Howdy from South Carolina where I took my bonnie out for a spin this afternoon. Beautiful sunset over the Edisto River, temps around 62 today. The trees around here are budding leaves already, crazy sh*t ol mother nature playing. Glad ya found the forum! BTW- I've always wanted a Vespa since I...
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    Tank emblems

    I like the ones that came on my 09.
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    Will's cafe'd T100 build

    Your Bonnies Got The Looks That Kill! Now take her out and ride that low mileage Rascal. That bike looks to mean to have such low odometer reading. Hope your area has good enough riding weather so you can wear that rear tire out right proper like! Again, Real nice scoot.
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    Would the real Motorcycle Mechanic please stand up ? ?

    I know there are schools like MMI and UTI that teach specialized Motorcycle Mechanics and they both seem to include all the major rice burning brands and then you pick to specialize in either BMW or Harley-Davidson. But where do Triumph Dealers hire their technicians from or where would their...
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    Wobble front end

    I had a wobble at speeds approaching 100mph but took off my Parabellum Windscreen and the shake quit. The wobble wasn't really an issue back before as I don't haul ass all that often. There are 2 reasons I don't around here, Deer, and Police. I swear the Lowcountry of South Carolina has more...