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  1. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2022
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    Well avon tires for the Bonnie are unobtanium here in the states. I guess it looks like bridgestone bt46 tires are going to be my choice. I just don't know enough about the new Michelin road classic tires they are putting on the bikes now to spend the money on them. It sounds like a few guys here like their bridgestones so I'll give them a try.
     
  2. timboo

    timboo Well-Known Member

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    Agree, what a fantastic colour scheme, I also really like the chrome mirrors.
     
  3. Deadbroke55

    Deadbroke55 New Member

    Aug 5, 2021
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    Before you change out the tires,why not ride them for awhile and make your own decision on replacing them.
     
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  4. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Congrats, Greg! Enjoy that new Bonnie. The new tires and bags are just the beginning, BTW. ;):joy:
     
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  5. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    I've thought about it, from what I've read the tires are the biggest complaint on the bike. So bad that even triumph quit using them. Mine is one of the last new bikes with them. But I may ride it as is until the tires I want become available. I'll be taking it easy anyway during the break in period. To me the tires are one of the most important things on a motorcycle. It's what keeps you stuck to the road and can also play a role in ride quality.
     
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  6. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

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    Well I did get the rear rack today. FedEx delivered it, left in on the front porch in a snow storm. By the time I got home from work the box was totally soaked and falling apart. But the Givi rack is very nice, heavy tubing. Got it on amazon for $155. I have a givi top box that will fit on it nicely, just big enough to hold a helmet and give my girl something to lean against.
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  7. Woodtickgreg

    Woodtickgreg Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2022
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    Well since I don't have the bike home yet due to the weather here I just keep buying the things I want to make it my bike. Today I got the engine guards.
    These are upper engine guards, they will also give me a place to mount some auxiliary lights. All stainless steel, made by motone.
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    One of the reasons I chose these was because of the gusseted mounting flanges, not just flat steel.
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    This will give them a lot of strength.
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    Another thing I liked about these was the way they connect together on the bottom, once everything is bolted on you will have to look for the seam.
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    They are polished very nicely. Stainless steel so no rusting or pitting.
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    I got them from A&J cycles here in the states. They shipped fast. They have a ton of stuff for Bonnie's, I'll be ordering from them again.
     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Nice, Greg! Hopefully you will only use them as lighting mounts and won't ever have to use them as actual engine guards. ;):) Hopefully the weather will improve before your bank account is empty. :eek: Until then, have fun stimulating the economy!
     
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  9. Cape Cod Carl

    Cape Cod Carl Member

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    Congratulations on the Triumph ! I ran the stock tires out and put on Spirit ST tires and thought they were great . Looking for a new set and just ran into that nothing available problem. Enjoy !
     
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