D9 Bonneville Brackets Installation for the 2012 Thruxton
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 stock headlight ears upside down, which lowered the headlamp in inch or so. The installation went very well. It is much easier on a VDO Bonneville than on the older Pre-VDO models like my 2008 Bonneville Black. One reason is that you don’t have to deal with the mechanical speedometer cable since the VDO models are all electrical instruments.
I started the installation process by loosening my headlight brackets, and removing the stock black plastic instrument cups from the back of the speedometer and tachometer.
With the bracket removed, I next needed to remove the ignition switch from its stock mount on the stock headlight bracket. In my case, it was on the right because I had already flipped the brackets. Normally, the ignition is on the left.
The kit included new black mounting hardware and washers.
Once the bracket was mounted, I inserted the rubber instrument rings and then the instruments and instrument cups, loose-fitting them for final visual fit and alignment.
Once everything was fitting properly, I tightened everything down to complete the installation.