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Author Topic: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)  (Read 457 times)

fyr

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shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« on: July 31, 2010, 10:48:09 PM »
So I went and FINALLY saw a C5.. LIKE it!
However Id like to know how the suspension holds up compared to a newer Triumph Bonneville.
Reason: I had the bonnie and really liked it, however it was brutal on the back.. Any comments?

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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 11:18:32 PM »
I sold a 05 Bonnie to buy a C5, The Enfield is a lot easier on my back.
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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 02:47:07 AM »
Thx!
I see from your handle that you are partial to motorrad. Ive got an R100S. Hows the back compared to that on your C5

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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 01:32:48 PM »
I rode BMW's for a few years with Corbin seats, they didn't hurt my back at all, I've done a few 300 mile days on the C5 without any problems. I have three herniated disc's in my lower back so I don't push it too hard any more, but I get along with the C5 just fine. I think your height and weight have a lot to do with it, what works well for me may not work well for others. :)
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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 06:41:54 PM »
I thought the rear suspension was very hard when I first got the bike. I'm 70kg, (154lb), and the shocks were on the middle setting. I didn't change the setting partly because I was used to rock hard Italian bikes in the 1980s and partly because I had plans to replace the shocks with Hagons sooner rather than later. However over a couple of thousand miles they started to work a lot better and I think they're pretty decent now.

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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 07:29:50 PM »
I put mine on the softest setting, pefect for me. :D
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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 11:57:15 PM »
Has anyone found their optimal suspension setting? Chime in with your setting and if bold enough, your weight. :) I'm interested in some opinions before I go fiddling. I'm on the stock setting now (almost full hardness).

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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 12:57:26 AM »
Well, I weigh 180 and have them set at the softest setting.
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Re: shocks on Bullet (compared to Hinckley Bonnie)
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 01:53:02 AM »
185lbs, softest for me 'cept when the Sidecar is on.  I find it handles better stiffened up with the Hack.
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