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Post by JSG on Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:19 pm

Arty sort of shot of my new toy

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Post by dungbeetle on Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:26 pm

You bought a belt buckle, nice innit. Laughing
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Re: I bought this today

Post by JSG on Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:17 pm

Not a big enough buckle for my waist lol
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:27 am

Well 'tis obviously a new,made in Taiwan, Triumph and as I know you are well old, I expect you went for what they call the T100? or the new Bonny.

Bollocks I cant stop this!
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:05 am

There goes the neighbourhood.


I thought fat old blokes bought Harleys? Rolling Eyes
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Post by JSG on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:31 am

Bill (the boss) wrote:Well 'tis obviously a new,made in Taiwan, Triumph and as I know you are well old, I expect you went for what they call the T100? or the new Bonny.

Yes, tis a second hand T100 Bill Smile


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Post by JSG on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:33 am

lwt big cheese wrote:There goes the neighbourhood.


I thought fat old blokes bought Harleys? Rolling Eyes

I did think about a Harley but thought I'd go with a Triumph as I've wanted one for years. Can't argue with the fat old bloke comment though Very Happy
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:18 am

I go to an old style transport caff for Sunday breakfast. All types of bikes turn up.

Fuck me if I'm not the youngests and slimmest there!!!

It seams to be an old mans game now the licence is so expensive and arduous to get.

Take it easy.
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Post by JSG on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:33 am

Agreed, it is very expensive to get a licence these days. I took my bike test 36 years ago when it was a quick ride round the block LOL.

I did a 'refresher' session a couple of weeks ago and will be doing a days 'back to biking course' once I get back from holiday. Having not ridden for some years I'm under no illusion about my abilities and the complete wankers I have to share the roads with.

I've always fancied a Bonneville and it's a great bike to ride - not fast for 865cc but more than fast enough for what I want.

Some pics on FB, I'll post a few more on here later.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:55 am

It'll be fast enough...

for now.

It seems to be very popular, like the Kawa W650/800, as a sort of classic look.

My test was once around a lorry park clockwise, followed by similar anti-clockwise! My lad wants a licence. But reckons it will cost about a grand to do! He only wants to ride a 350 Enfiled with 19bhp too!
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Post by JSG on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:14 am

Yes, the cheapest seems to be £600 upwards for a Direct Access course. Jo is doing her CBT tomorrow - she passed her test some years ago but the entitlements got lost from her licence when the DVLA gave her a photocard instead of the paper one - seems to be quite common.

The Bonneville seems to come out well in all the reviews - I'd prob have bought one anyway lol.

It has over £1k worth of accessories fitted including some stupidly expensive leather panniers that will prob fall apart if they get wet lol.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:54 am

So is she getting a Fat Boy?
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Post by JSG on Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:28 am

lwt big cheese wrote:So is she getting a Fat Boy?

She's got me already Laughing
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Post by JSG on Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:53 am

Following my trip to India with work and holidays I finally got to collect it on Saturday.

Got to the dealers first thing to collect it and rode home where Jo swapped the car for her 125 and went off to the local biker cafe for tea and a bacon sarnie.

Really enjoyable to ride and it just fits in the remains of the garage which is a big plus ...

Bloody hot weather on Sat made me realise how warm the new jacket is - jeez now I remember why I used to ride in a t-shirt or denim jacket LOL. Not these days though although I can understand why the textile mesh summer jackets are so popular.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:21 am

Cool.

What's India like?
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:30 am

Full of English Takeaways and stinking Brits shitting themselves

Bollocks I cant stop this!
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Post by JSG on Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:10 am

lwt big cheese wrote:Cool.

What's India like?

India was bloody hot and full of 'interesting' smells and bad road manners.

99% of the bikes are either 'Hero' Honda 125s or Suzuki 125s with no working lights or indicators carrying at least 3 people, many of them a family of 4.

Crash helmets are worn by the rider but often perched on top of the head or hanging off the elbow.

The other 1% are Royal Enfields and a lot nicer. I saw one old 'bobber' Enfield that looked rather tasty but didn't have the camera with me.
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Post by lwt big cheese on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:13 am

Sounds like Bradford.
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Re: I bought this today

Post by JSG on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:48 am

I finally remembered to take the little camera with me yesterday when I popped out for a ride ...

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Post by lwt big cheese on Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:35 pm

That number plate is illegal...
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Re: I bought this today

Post by Jem on Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:58 am

I likes that, very nice looking bike

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Post by Bill (the boss) on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:33 am

It is nice looking, just a shame they have to look back for designs rather than forward.

Bollocks I cant stop this!
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Post by Jem on Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:50 am

True, but I like the retro look as well as the modern look

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Re: I bought this today

Post by JSG on Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:12 am

Cheers guys, I'm just not keen on the modern 'plastic' bike look. I grew up with 1970's and 80s jap bikes when British bikes were too pricey and out of my range.

I always wanted a Bonneville and said if I ever bought another bike it would be old and British, this gives me what I wanted with, hopefully, a bit more reliability.

As far as I'm concerned fair play to Triumph and Royal Enfield etc for meeting the demand.
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Post by JSG on Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:58 am

Well I've had it a year now and it has been faultless.

Not done as many miles as I'd have liked, only just over 1,000 in the year which ups the average as it had only done 1,600 at two years old when I bought it.

I don't use it to commute and most of the time need the Landrover to ferry kids about so it is the odd weekday trip and kid free weekends that we get out.

Now that Jo has passed her test and has a bigger bike we should do more miles over the next year.
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