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Bedouin
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: MACMC]
      #654652 - 12/31/15 08:35 AM

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Bonnies are a hoot, love the seat! Is the seat done by a supplier or is it a one off?



Mac, the seat design is my own. It is based on an original Bonnie seat pan. I wasn't looking for a typical Thruxton cafe-racer look but just a single-seater Bonnie. I am still thinking about black handlebars and mirrors.
The leather was originally all black and I spent around 30 hours 'tanning' it to the shades I wanted. Let's just say a lot of dyeing, rubbing and polishing was involved.
I then got a car seat upholsterer to help me develop the cowl base area and to sew the leather pieces together and attach the whole thing to the body of the seat.
The nuances to the leather's coloring are lost in the pictures unfortunately.
For example, the 'diamond' area of the seat is dark (almost black) on the sides which blends into the top of the seat - which in turn becomes black-burgundyish marble-like to blend with the color of the bike. The cowl area is in 3 pieces. The 2 sides of the cowl are again black-burgundy and the top piece is a redish-brown and is lighter than the sides on purpose. The tiny upright 'backrest' area at the end of the seat is again very dark. The metal Triumph badge is a gift from Fasteddy on a recent visit a few months back, so it has both aesthetic and symbolic value.
So, in answer to your question, it is definetely a one-off by any measure.

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #654657 - 12/31/15 10:38 AM

Another angle.



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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #654658 - 12/31/15 10:52 AM

Not a good picture (taken at night) but a small idea ...
Remember, the leather was black originally.



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Speedmaster05
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #654693 - 01/01/16 08:18 AM

Nicely done! Ride safe.

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MACMC
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #655130 - 01/18/16 11:22 AM

Again, Well done!

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: MACMC]
      #655166 - 01/18/16 04:32 PM

Still a way to go ... will update. Thanks!

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #655172 - 01/18/16 06:31 PM

Looks like a trip down Fast Eddy Lane is in your future.

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Ryk]
      #655516 - 01/28/16 02:10 AM

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Looks like a trip down Fast Eddy Lane is in your future.




He's sourcing the exhausts for me. Can't leave him out of the loop now can we?

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #655523 - 01/28/16 06:09 AM

Get rid of those damn mirrors, Thanassis. It's bugging the sh#t out of me.

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: PES]
      #655565 - 01/29/16 06:37 AM

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Get rid of those damn mirrors, Thanassis. It's bugging the sh#t out of me.




It's on the cards. I've found some cool one's in black (to match the new black low handlebars I've put on the bike). Apparently they need adaptors though as the originals aren't simple bolt-ons. Trust Triumph to make life difficult.
Pix of progress coming soon.

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