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Bedouin
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My Bonnie ...
      #654539 - 12/28/15 10:36 AM

What do you guys say? Had it since new in 2008. Recently started playing with it.







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TriumphLance
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #654542 - 12/28/15 11:13 AM

Very nice!!!

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: TriumphLance]
      #654551 - 12/28/15 12:55 PM



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JD13
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: findlay13]
      #654574 - 12/29/15 07:01 AM

Very nice.

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satxron
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: JD13]
      #654575 - 12/29/15 09:00 AM

I like the seat.

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Peter_AU
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #654583 - 12/29/15 02:02 PM

Not bad at all...

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chyAdministrator
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #654585 - 12/29/15 03:27 PM

Good looking bike! I like the ride too.. responsive and easy to handle. The seat improvement makes it even more ride-able.. I say ride the wheels off of it.

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BillyIndiana
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: chy]
      #654609 - 12/30/15 08:18 AM

I like it. The passenger pegs interest me. Do they sit on the back of the seat or are they up close and personal?

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MACMC
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #654614 - 12/30/15 09:20 AM

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

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Bedouin
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #654651 - 12/31/15 08:12 AM

Quote:

I like it. The passenger pegs interest me. Do they sit on the back of the seat or are they up close and personal?



Not quite sure I got the question but either way, the passengee pegs only remain because The seat can be swapped out for the orginal seat whe 2-up services are required.

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

Quote:

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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Bedouin
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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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Bedouin
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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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Ryk
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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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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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hill8586
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #655580 - 01/29/16 03:58 PM

Yum ..... and I actually like the Mickey Mouse mirrors...really....better rear sight !

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findlay13
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: hill8586]
      #655584 - 01/29/16 04:59 PM

I think pea-shooter exhausts are cool.Especially on the Bonnevilles.

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: findlay13]
      #655709 - 02/03/16 10:50 AM

Quote:

I think pea-shooter exhausts are cool.Especially on the Bonnevilles.




Me too, I love em.

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MACMC
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: PES]
      #655724 - 02/04/16 05:40 AM

Quote:

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




But Mickey Mouse ears are traditional for Triumphs.

Got bar end Napoleons on my Thruxton, love em.

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Bedouin
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: MACMC]
      #656784 - 03/08/16 10:08 AM

Quote:

Quote:

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




But Mickey Mouse ears are traditional for Triumphs.

Got bar end Napoleons on my Thruxton, love em.




I didn't go for bar ends. With cafe racers being the craze everyone's doing them.
I tried a different approach - see below.

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Bedouin
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #656786 - 03/08/16 10:24 AM

Almost done! A lot of this stuff weas chrome. E.g. the indicators and tail light are now 'darkened'.






















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Edited by Bedouin (03/08/16 10:36 AM)


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PES
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #656871 - 03/10/16 05:47 AM

Good job Thanassis. Nice mirrors.

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Bedouin
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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: PES]
      #656880 - 03/10/16 09:09 AM

Quote:

Good job Thanassis. Nice mirrors.




Thanks Paul.
I avoded bar-end mirrors.
With the current cafe-racer craze they are just too common and I wanted to do something different.

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: Bedouin]
      #656892 - 03/10/16 05:24 PM

Is this the one your going to let me "borrow" when I come to Greece and do some riding with you?

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Re: My Bonnie ... [Re: PES]
      #656911 - 03/11/16 07:35 AM

Ahh Paul, you have a choice from 4 bikes. Be my guest.

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