It’s another exciting day at Randy’s Garage… the arrival of another package from my favorite Triumph Bonneville high performance after-market supplier, Bonneville Performance! Inside this little package is the Bonneville Performance Oil Pressure Gauge Kit! Here is a closer look at the unwrapped parts. I ordered mine with a black face ...
When I and my Bonneville went down in November 2013, it landed on its left side and broke off the rubber peg attached to the gearshift lever. The left front footpeg also broke off so the shift lever took on some serious weight and stress. The result was that the ...
I received the following email from a follower of triumphbonneville.org, and decided to turn it into a blog post because there are probably others out there asking or thinking a similar question. Hi, I was hoping you could lend me some advice. I am considering purchasing a Triumph Bonneville as ...
Project: Adding a Tachometer to an EFI Triumph Bonneville (2013) By guest contributor: Lee Hoffner Introduction So, I ride a 2013 EFI Bonneville (shown below — today was also my first day using my new ATV jack, from Harbor Freight Tools: LOVE IT! Even if you don’t need to jack the ...
As I have shared in earlier posts, I’ve had to learn about re-jetting the stock Keihin CVK carburetors used on the 2008 Hinckley Triumph Bonneville because I modified the air intake and exhaust system. To take full advantage of these performance modifications, the stock carbs need to be able to ...
I grew to dislike the plastic Triumph badges that came stock on my 2008 Triumph Bonneville. I wanted a more vintage look and a higher quality feeling to the badges. I am lucky in that the 2008 model tank (larger 4.2 gal. in US) has the mounting bolt holes already ...
Today I installed the British Customs Airbox Removal Kit (A.R.K.) on my 2008 Triumph Bonneville. It basically required a full day. You should plan ahead and allow plenty of time to do this modification. First I jacked up my Bonneville on a motorcycle jack and secured it with straps. I ...
I saw a version of this spoofed Dos Equis beer ad on Facebook that was poorly designed (in my opinion), so I made my own version. Hope you enjoy it like I did!
I.C.E. stands for In Case of Emergency. It is put out by the Triple A (AAA) as a way of encouraging motorists to have emergency information available on their person, or in and around their vehicles. You can download the PDF form below, print and fill out to create your own I.C.E. cards. Not a […]
This photo says it all for early morning rides!
My friend Lee came over to my garage a few weekends ago as I was getting close to finishing the winter modifications and repairs to my 2008 Bonneville. This is the same Bonnie that I dumped in November 2013 and broke my ankle with (Ouch!). Anyway, those of you who follow this blog may remember […]
There is a Riders Association of Triumph (RAT) group in the Chicago area called Windy City RATs, with a Facebook presence here. This past week I went to one of their monthly meetings held at the Brick House Tavern + Tap in Downers Grove, IL. At the meeting it was announced that there would be […]
I received an email from a new follower of Triumphbonneville.org today. His name is Casey from Melbourne, Australia. He shared with me how he found this site and is enjoying the articles. Below is Casey’s Bonnie he was kind enough to share. He also told me that yesterday, his favorite parts supplier in Melbourne (Bike Mart Ringwood) […]
One of the joys of producing this blog is the opportunity to meet new friends and fellow Triumph Bonneville enthusiasts and owners. Recently I was contacted by Daniel, a Chicago area, first-time Triumph Bonneville T-100 owner. He had some questions about things he wanted to do to his new Bonnie to personalize and make it […]
Recently I saw this cool old painting I assume was used for a Triumph ad back in the day. You can buy this as a poster online here.
131 days after my accident that resulted in a broken ankle and a beat up Bonnie, I went for my first ride with a healed ankle (mostly) and a restored Bonnie . The weather was clear and a bit brisk in the 50′s. First, I left my home and rode around town a bit to […]
In the process of rebuilding and modifying my 2008 Bonneville, I have had the need to know torque settings for various parts and pieces of the the motorcycle. The Haynes manual does not seem to have them all, or all in one easy to access place. I did some digging around online and found some […]