Found this great YouTube video on the early history of the Triumph Motorcycle. It features Jeff Stone of “Men and Motors” at the National Motorcycle Museum in Pickenham, UK, giving us a history of the great British brand including the first 1902 Triumph. Enjoy!
Due to some back pain issues, I had to give up on the normal plan of riding my Thruxton to the 2015 running of the AMA Pro Flat Track race called the Indy Mile. Instead, I drove my new/old 1993 Chevrolet Indy Pace pickup truck to the event (ironic). Here is ...
All the way from Nova Scotia, Canada, Mike sent these photos in and wrote: “Thanks again for your help a while back on wheel spacing. My 2014 Thruxton is back on the road after a winter tear-down with your help. Keep doing what you’re doing. Your site is a daily ...
I had over 63,000 miles on my 2008 Bonneville 865cc engine and it needed a valve job. So, instead of doing that only, I decided to send the entire engine to Bill Gately of Bonneville Performance, for a complete engine overhaul and upgrade modification! My final engine will have the same spec’s as ...
I’ve always enjoyed watching Nascar racing on TV whenever I had the chance, and every once in awhile I’d see they had a truck series. I have an associate at work who is really much more seriously into Nascar, who told me that a big weekend was coming up at the Chicagoland Speedway, a newer […]
A really cool video featuring Johnny Scheff and Motoworks Chicago and his participation in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses in Chicago initiative. Way to go Johnny!
Motoworks Chicago sponsored an informal ride from Chicago to the Brewtown Rumble on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The event was a billed as new motorcycle show located near the Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A group of Chicago riders gathered at Johnny Scheff’s shop on South Western Ave. for coffee from 8-9 am. After a […]
Here’s a GoPro video of a typical ride to work for me… happens year round an average of at least 3 times a week which translates to at least 3,000 miles/year. With the other trips and rides I take it gets me up to 10K average miles per year since I bought my first Bonneville […]
It is especially fulfilling to meet people through this blog, and one of those joys has been to meet my fellow Bonneville rider, Jorge. We met at the Full Moon Restaurant little over a year ago and have been on several events or rides together since then, including The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. This Spring, Jorge contacted […]
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 also already turned the Triumph […]
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 […]
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 Gairdner in south Australia this […]
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 ride event was organized by […]