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Author Topic: 2100 mile report  (Read 2407 times)

r80rt

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2100 mile report
« on: August 08, 2009, 03:24:17 AM »
What can I say? It just keeps getting better ;D
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 03:58:00 AM »
Outstanding!!!  ::)

You're not sorry you sold your Hinckley Bonneville!  Are you?  ;)   
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

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r80rt

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 11:08:48 AM »
I loved the Bonnie, but I have no regrets about replacing it with a C5!
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 08:57:43 PM »
What has your maintenance been like ?
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 10:16:53 PM »
Oil changes and chain adjustments, I did change the wax a couple of times just to have something to do ;)
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 12:09:46 AM »
Oil changes and chain adjustments, I did change the wax a couple of times just to have something to do ;)

Yea same here.
These things are kinda boring if tinkering is in your blood.
Even more boring to kick start. The hardest thing to do there is to fold out the kicker pedal.
I guess I could always check the tires again.
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 12:43:27 AM »
What you have a kicker?? How unrefined :D
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009, 01:21:58 AM »
What you have a kicker?? How unrefined :D

Yea, and 19" tires. OldSkool man.
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009, 01:25:19 AM »
I bet you can't ride it without grinning, I know I can't.
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 07:20:39 AM »
In the UK the recall activity is almost complete so Watsonian will shortly be able to resume accessory development. That'll give us the chance to tinker.

Top of my list will be the shorter exhaust seen here fitted to the trials version;

http://www.ardenmotorcycles.co.uk/new-bikes/electra-efi-trials/

It does away with the cat and sounds a little fruitier but not overly loud. I don't think there are any plans to bring the upturned exhaust to the UK.

Next some Hagon shocks to remove the gas resevoir.

http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/HagShocks.htm

Trying to retain the red shock shrouds if I can.

I reckon that's about an hours tinkering time.

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 11:13:13 AM »
I think I'll follow your lead Rusty and change the rear shocks out. I hope the upswept exhaust will be here shortly, but no one seems to know when it will be available.
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 02:31:38 PM »
I think I'll follow your lead Rusty and change the rear shocks out. I hope the upswept exhaust will be here shortly, but no one seems to know when it will be available.

I'm hoping a straight exhaust (long pipe/short muffler) is on it's way.
The upswept one looks nice but if you want to run saddlebags it would be in the way.
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2009, 02:35:38 PM »
I hope the accessory folks are hard at work getting those goodies ready for us.
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2009, 08:05:43 PM »
In the UK the recall activity is almost complete so Watsonian will shortly be able to resume accessory development. That'll give us the chance to tinker.

Top of my list will be the shorter exhaust seen here fitted to the trials version;

http://www.ardenmotorcycles.co.uk/new-bikes/electra-efi-trials/

It does away with the cat and sounds a little fruitier but not overly loud. I don't think there are any plans to bring the upturned exhaust to the UK.

Next some Hagon shocks to remove the gas resevoir.

http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/HagShocks.htm

Trying to retain the red shock shrouds if I can.

I reckon that's about an hours tinkering time.



So the UK recall is almost complete? I hope their first priority is to put my Clubman together!  ::)  Also, doesn't the Clubman use an upswept exhaust?
« Last Edit: August 09, 2009, 08:11:19 PM by clubman »

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2009, 08:43:58 PM »
Be sure to post pictures of the Clubman when you get your hands on it.
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