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Discussion in 'America, Speedmaster & Rocket' started by FairWxRider, Dec 17, 2018.

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  1. FairWxRider

    FairWxRider New Member

    Dec 9, 2018
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    Hello to all the fellow Bonneville owners. I just bought a 2018 Speedmaster (I was smitten by the black and fusion white beauty) after a nice test ride a couple of weeks ago. I'm having a few minor mods done to it at the dealership right now - run/brake/turn rear turn signal lights, matching front turn signal light design, black dresser bars, and comfort rider seat. I expect to move to Texas USA soon where I'm hoping to ride practically year round. I'll be watching the forum closely for new mod and maintenance ideas in the coming months.
     
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  2. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    welcome in Sir, riding all year round your a lucky guy enjoy your new ride it seems made for the job, :cool::cool:
     
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  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf GRRRRRR
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    Hi mate and welcome
    Good choice of bike :cool:
    This is mine....he’s called NUDGER :p 7B1B5FA0-BD2F-4ACC-ABBD-5286A7603350.jpeg
     
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  4. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the Family. Great choice of bike. You know the inmates here will want a picture when the steed comes home. They do like to drool over pictures while Nursey medicates them.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
  6. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum

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  7. FairWxRider

    FairWxRider New Member

    Dec 9, 2018
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    Thanks for the welcome. I forgot to mention that they're installing Motone Up and Over risers, too. That's thanks in great part to forums like this one. NUDGER is a good looking steed. I'll add my bike's photo as soon as possible. I haven't named her yet. It will have to be a classic British name, of course.
     
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  8. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  9. Sprinter

    Sprinter Elite Member
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    Hi.
     
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  10. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick
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    Welcome aboard FWR. Enjoy the ride buddy.
     
  11. Wishbone

    Wishbone Well-Known Member

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    welcome to Speedmaster ownership.
    The new 1200 engine is mighty appealing may have a look in a few years when the 900 gets tired.
     
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  12. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Hi and welcome, I love my speedmaster.....
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  13. Wicam

    Wicam New Member

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    Welcome! Good choice as others have already said and modifications sound nice too.

    Here's a pic of mine with modification. Removed pillion seat, fitted comfort seat, fly screen, flat handlebars with risers (1inch up and 1inch back) and also removed rear footrests. Very happy with results so far and wondering if the short stem indicators are worth the expense which I see you have decided to add. Any feedback why, do they change look sufficiently from standard to justify the cost?

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  14. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Love the look with the passager seat off, might look at that mod for mine in the New Year.....
    Wessa
     
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  15. brown mouse

    brown mouse Member

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    Nice :) Is that the Motone risers? I have the straight bars too and was thinking of something like those, or the T120 bars, which I think would get the same effect for a similar price and with the benefit of chrome (which I think suits the rest of the bike).

    For fly screen, I went for the Dart Marlin but found that whilst it does a great job of reducing wind blast and allowing cruising on high speed roads, the turbulence makes a lot of noise. Was wondering if the smaller Dart Classic screen would be better in that regard, or if I'll just be throwing good money after bad...
     
  16. Bad Billy

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
  17. FairWxRider

    FairWxRider New Member

    Dec 9, 2018
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    Your bike is a beauty! I hope mine will look that sharp. The dealership hasn't completed my mods yet. But I think I ordered the standard length front turn signals. They match in design the run-turn-brake rear signals. Of course, none of my mods justify the costs. But this will probably be the last bike that I ever buy, so what the heck.
     
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  18. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Well-Known Member

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    Welcome FairWeather, great choice of steed, looking forward to pix. The wait is hard but worth getting what you want :party:
     
  19. Michael Polissky

    Michael Polissky Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the machine...You'll love this bike, enjoy it. Here's my Speedy all done...just getting some funds together for the Corbin saddle!

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  20. FairWxRider

    FairWxRider New Member

    Dec 9, 2018
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    Nice! Really nice looking exhaust system and mirrors. Which Dart flyscreen is that?
     
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