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Discussion in 'Bonneville' started by tcbandituk, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Tony Rokins

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  2. tcbandituk

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    At £200 a clock, I'll just wait for a suitable bike.....
     
  3. tcbandituk

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    Right, Bandit sold, money received, time to start looking properly ! :cool:
     
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  4. steve lovatt

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  5. tcbandituk

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    I want to try and keep the clocks standard.
    However, I may have secured a rev counter kit, so I can now look at single clock bikes as well. :)
     
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  6. tcbandituk

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    OK, having hopefully sourced a Tacho kit (not the Old El Paso version either) I have picked up a Newchurch from Bulldogs.
    I had a few more pennies than my original estimate to spend, so I went for a 2015 one with just under 5000 miles on the clock. :)

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  7. Tigcraft

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    Oh I do like that ‘real’ bike!! Dare we ask how much?
     
  8. tcbandituk

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    I paid a bit over the odds, but that was balanced out by using my local dealer who I rate.
    It was up at £6,195, I paid £5,900 and they're delivering it next week.
    Looks like I'll have some work to do in the garage over winter now .:cool:

    They did have a Street Cup I was tempted by, having ridden one a little while ago when they serviced my bike.
    But I've got all the bells and whistles on my Speed and wanted something a bit more basic without the ABS, TCS and loads of other TLA's, so went for the Newchurch.
     
  9. Tigcraft

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    Sounds the right choice.
     
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  10. tcbandituk

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    It has the TEC piggyback shocks with a height adjuster, so saves me having to buy them.
     
  11. Rich Bryce

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    I have a similar one - same year - but with loads of upgrade extras on it. Cracking bike to customise. I'd say it's a tad over priced, but £4,500 would be reasonable top end. Be wary of such low mileage though.. Ask for the service history to ensure it's been properly maintained.
     
  12. Rich Bryce

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    Are they TEC shocks? Whatever, I'd swap them out for better quality e.g YSS, Ikon or Hagon.
     
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  13. MickEng

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    Bloody hell Rich, leave the poor lad alone.
    Firstly you're saying he's paid £1,400 too much for the bike and now you're telling him to change the shocks.
     
  14. tcbandituk

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    I looked round and it looks to be around the right sort of price range going by what's available currently.
    There are cheap bikes around, e.g. there's one not from me being sold by a scooter shop, 2010 SE with 1500 miles on, for £4,999. Compared to other Bonnies it seemed a bit cheap and I know they have been advertising it for at least 6 months, which makes you wonder.

    This bike was supplied and serviced by Bulldogs, so I've no worries about the mileage or history on this one and it's still in pretty much showroom condition.

    I did wonder about the TEC's as they seem to be very cheap for what they are. I'll see how the ride is first then decide what to do.

    Got a few things to do with it over the winter.
    Probably remove the Arrow 2:1 system and putting the OE downpipes back on with some TOR silencers as I prefer the twin pipe look.
    Upgrade the front brake
    Move the ignition switch
    Fit fork gaiters
    Front mudguard extender
    Possibly fit the single seat and rack
    Change the brake reservoir
    Maybe put some smaller indicators on it.
    Locking fuel cap
    Remove the clean air crap
    I'm also thinking of fitting the metal tank badges off the SE edition over the painted logo on this one.
     
  15. half ton

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    Just a few mods then TC,What you going to do after Christmas !!!
     
  16. tcbandituk

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    It's all the things I wanted to do to the other half's Bonnie but not allowed to :p
     
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  17. Tigcraft

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    Yes TEC Tested-Extremely-Crap Shocks!! I can vouch for that!! Yss or hagon will do the job
     
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  18. tcbandituk

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    If that's the case, I'll probably go for some longer Hagon shocks.
     
  19. Tigcraft

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    I’m not saying everything is rubbish from TEC as it isn’t and the service is good but the shocks I had collapsed on one side during a fast ride and the real problem is that they can’t cope and are only better than standard by appearance
     
  20. half ton

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    If you speak to Hagon they build them to your spec. My brother's alloy wheeled Bonnie has 2810's on with a stiffer spring than they normally fit for your weight and went 30mm longer and it's totally transformed it, My 03 Bonnie has 370mm long 2810's on and I love the ride :)
     
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