Why I HATE the Triumph Bonneville Bobber - Triumph Bobber Forum
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-09-2016, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Why I HATE the Triumph Bonneville Bobber

This guy really... REALLY doesn't like the Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Like... everything. Hates that it's called the Bobber as well. Hates factory customs. Hates a lot of things

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So much rage, but he does point out that it's his opinion and there will be people out there who thinks the new bobber looks great. To each their own, as long as the amount of riders increase over time, who cares what they ride.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-22-2017, 08:07 PM
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As much as he dislikes it and has a strong opinion on it, at the end of the day it comes down to what they'll be able to sell. One thing I can agree with him on is the commercial, never liked it from day one, but if that's who they want to sell to, good luck.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Of course, to them, they're just looking for sales. They don't really care if certain people aren't going to like it, that's not their issue lol. If they can get units out there any which way, they'll get it done.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 11:32 AM
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He could be the in the minority since Triumph wants to sell a substantial amount of Bobbers, they'll need to appeal to the majority of riders.
Too bad the stock rear fender isn't bobbed, legislation wouldn't allow a cut down rear mudguard. Just gotta chop it off ourselves!
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-24-2017, 11:22 AM
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Cut it any shorter and you won't have anywhere to hang the license plate without obstructing something else. The Triumph Bonneville Bobber is already very minimalistic and isn't' that the point of one? To cut down the pieces and make them as small as possible?
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Pretty much.. get rid of any excess body work, and front fender. Clip the tail, pretty much cut out weight from it.

I'm sure someone will find a way to do something to the rear fender though
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Cut it any shorter and you won't have anywhere to hang the license plate without obstructing something else. The Triumph Bonneville Bobber is already very minimalistic and isn't' that the point of one? To cut down the pieces and make them as small as possible?
Don't forget the fact you can install a swing arm mounted license plate mount which still looks great and won't set off any cops, most just care your plate is displayed and easy to see.

I'm all for going this route:

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I forgot about those things. I've seen something called the floating license plate mount. Anyone know what that's all about ?

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 02:39 AM
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An arm is probably on the other side of that tire to hold that plate up. It just looks weird IMO, but it does completely remove the rear fender. frank's suggestion looks uncomfortably close to the wheel.
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