It’s always a good day when you come home from work and see a package from D9 Bonneville Brackets waiting for you on the porch! I had ordered a lay flat ignition relocation bracket in black, and 2 black instrument cups from D9 Bonneville Brackets several weeks ago. I had ...
I ran across this very cool project and blog this weekend and just thought I would share it with all of you fellow Triumph Bonneville enthusiasts. The project is called Triumph Salt Racer, and it consists of designing and building a modified 2008 Thruxton that they plan to run at Lake ...
Start of Day I took an Uber-X cab to Vosges Chocolate on the north side of Chicago on a cold Sunday morning, February 22, 2015. There I met about a hundred other motorcycle enthusiasts to board 2 chartered buses heading to the Mama Tried Motorcycle show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This ...
I am honored to participate as a representative of the Castrol-Triumph-Bonneville Performance AMA Pro Flat Track race team at the International Motorcycle Show in Rosemont, IL on Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15th, 2015. I will be in the Triumph booth area both days near the Bonneville Performance Street Tracker 1100 ...
If you follow this blog, you know that the 2012 Triumph Thruxton I purchased from Bill in November 2014 already had these performance modifications: BC Predator Exhausts Remapped EFI for Predators done by MCC Air Injection Removal Since I’ve owned it, I have also modified the airbox, installed UNI Pod filters ...
I’ve got over 63,000 miles on my 2008 Bonneville 865cc engine and it needs a valve job. So, instead of doing only that, I’ve decided to send the entire engine to Bill Gately of Bonneville Performance, for a complete overhaul and modification to 1100cc! The final product will be the same ...
Saw this video on motorcycle.com today. Love it! It was made by actor Jayson Warner Smith travelling on a Triumph Bonneville, and shot almost entirely with an iPhone. Learning to Fly from jayson smith on Vimeo.
This map on Facebook caught my attention this morning. It was generated by a doctoral student at Michigan State named Randy Olsen, who came up with a computer algorithm to find the most efficient route between 50 landmarks in all 48 contiguous states. The article behind the map states that it would take at least 2 months […]
Last night I had the privilege of attending the holiday party for the local Riders Association of Triumph owners called WindyCityRATs. We were hosted at the location of oldest Triumph dealer in the Chicago area called Motor Cycle Center, located in Villa Park, IL, by owner Geoff Mellinger. MCC provided munchies, pizza and drinks to […]
After one year of using the more common glass style exhaust wrap on my stock 2008 Bonneville headers, they were showing signs of wear and discoloration. The black paint I had used was also turning gray and even white in some areas. A few spots were frayed due to some kind of road object scrapes […]
As previously noted, I recently purchased a 2012 Triumph Thruxton 900. It had only 137 miles on it and the original Metzeler tires. I noticed right away in riding it that the tires do not grip and handle as well as the Dunlop GT 501’s on my 2008 Bonneville. Unfortunately the GT 501’s are being […]
Regular followers of this blog know that I have already written about replacing the airbox on a standard 2008 Triumph Bonneville using the British Customs Airbox Removal Kit ($295 with filters and brace, $189.95 with just the battery box). Now that I have added a 2012 Thruxton to my garage, I decided to see what […]
I had the privilege of participating in the 2014 Chicagoland Toys for Tots motorcycle ride and parade on Sunday, December 7, 2014. along with an estimated 40,000 other motorcyclists. I decided to meet my buddy Dan at Motoworks Chicago before heading south on Western Ave to the event staging area. While at Motoworks, I met […]
After attending a Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic in 2009, I decided to upgrade the suspension on my stock 2008 Bonneville to improve my ability to control the Bonnie. Racetech suspension was recommended by the course sponsors, so I did some research and then placed an order for their front fork Gold Valve Kit, and […]
This past week you may have seen thee “leaked” photos on Facebook and other social media sites of a possible new Triumph twin prototype photographed in Spain. It appears to be fairly well developed and near completion. Visor Down posted this article: New 1100cc Triumph café racer spied testing – Standard and R model spied testing […]
It may be a little corny, but the message is solid. Please watch and take to heart. Credits: Department of Licensing, State of Washingtin