TopNav is a personal blog site all about my experience owning, modifying and riding a carbureted 2008 Triumph Bonneville and more recently an EFI 2012 Thruxton. I share about my experiences with various after market products, do-it-yourself garage modifications, following professional and ameteur flat track and road moto racing, longer road trips and shorter rides!

I purchased my first Bonneville in 2008 and have been riding and wrenching on this carbureted British Twin machine ever since, putting on over 10,000 miles per year. I purchased an EFI 2012 Thruxton in October of 2014, put on about 8,000 miles and sold it in November of 2015.

The blog contains my personal experiences, practical how-to’s, and things to avoid based upon my experience with the 2001-2015 Hinckley Triumph twin motorcycles. It includes my personal story of surviving a motorcycle accident in 2013 with only a broken ankle (thankfully), my physical recovery, repairs and modifications to the Bonneville, and riding again.

    Holan Racer Panniers for the Bonneville

    I’m an adventure spectator. I like watching the videos of the back country discovery routes, I’ve watched Ewan and Charlie ride “The Long Way Round” and I will probably watch their second series, “Long Way Down” (Scotland to Africa). I’ve driven ’round Newfoundland and envied the riders on their ADV bikes (Triumph Tigers, mostly) from […]

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    2016 Street Cup

    Triumph Announces New Street Cup

    Triumph has released information on a new Bonneville based product called the Street Cup, scheduled for official release on October 25th. It appears to be a cafe racer / Thruxtonized version of the 900cc Street Twin released earlier this year. Download the product brochure Triumph Street Cup Brochure in PDF format.

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    Scottoiler Install

    What Is It? The Scottoiler is a small reservoir that you attach to your bike’s frame, which continuously oils your drive chain. I had heard about these and, after reading many posts over on Triumphrat singing their praises, I decided to give one a try on my Bonnie. I had to figure out which one, […]

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    New Bonneville Riders Forum

    I am pleased to announce that yours truly has acquired the New Bonneville Riders Forum. This existing Hinckley Triumph Bonneville online community has been in existence a number of years, but has lagged in activity in recent times. My goal is to inject some new life into the community, upgrade the platform and user experience, ignite the […]

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