Hi everyone, I have recently picked up a 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber with only 1200 miles on it. Now, while the bike is new to me, I registered on your forum to learn from you folks and get ideas on mods and add-ons.
Congrats! I have just bought a used 2003 Bonnie myself.Looking for a source for parts myself and of course suggestions as well.Hi everyone, I have recently picked up a 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber with only 1200 miles on it. Now, while the bike is new to me, I registered on your forum to learn from you folks and get ideas on mods and add-ons.
Triumphup, OK, thanks for the info. Some of my favorite resources for customizing and modifying my Bonneville's are:
They all offer some LED lighting options, 525 sprockets and chains. On the chain issue, you could consider going with a 520 chain instead of the original 525 and lose some weight. I did this on my 2008 Bonneville that has been upgraded to 1100cc and over 100 HP. The original 525 chain is way overkill!
The 2003 Bonneville with the 790 engine has a 17-tooth front sprocket and 43-tooth rear sprocket. Sprocket Center Conversion Kit: https://sprocketcenter.com/street-sprocket-applications/triumph/800-bonneville-2001-2006/520-conversion-kit-superlite-rs7-steel-sprocket-set-with-x-ring-chain-triumph-800-bonneville-02-06.html
You could also consider improving the performance of the smaller 790cc engine by doing a few things:
With 25K miles, the engine should have had its valves checked and shimmed where necessary. Do you know if this was done? If not, this is a highly recommended factory maintenance procedure.
- Remove the Air Injection System - the first thing I always do
- Debaffle the airbox and install a low-resistance air filter - this will require a slight carb re-jet
- Install lower-resistance traditional looking exhausts such Norman Hyde Toga's (These look and sound great!)
- Or, remove the airbox completely and install Pod Filters, low resistance exhausts and a carb re-jet for maximum performance boost. The sources above sell airbox removal kits and exhausts as well.
Let me know if you have any questions.
ILeftNJ - Congrats on your purchase! I would love to see some photos of your Special Edition Bonnie when you get a chance. Also, ILeftIL !!!!