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Share what you have done recently with the Bonneville Bobber forum community!



Example: I took her out of the garage and gave her a nice bath and followed up with a coat of wax.

Example: Finally received my slash pipes, going to spend sometime with the install.

Example: Installed my custom side bags with brackets and when out for a ride.

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Darnn that's a real nice helmet! It would be cool if you have a complete orange-ish pinstripes on the Bobber to match it up nicely. Bike is looking real nice though ;)
 

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I reversed the mirrors to hang below the bars. Unfortunately I haven't been able to ride to try them out. Seems about the same "oops I'm looking at my arm" as when mounted stock while sitting in my garage. :frown2:
 

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I reversed the mirrors to hang below the bars. Unfortunately I haven't been able to ride to try them out. Seems about the same "oops I'm looking at my arm" as when mounted stock while sitting in my garage. :frown2:
I´ve seen quite a few pics with the mirrors mounted that way.
Look nice in my opinion. Maybe i will give it a try !
 

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I've always wondered if mirrors mounted that way gives you a better view of the rear or if it's hard to see when you have to look that low to see. More used to the up and outwards mirror positions.
 

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Took a ride yesterday with the mirrors down! Brrrrr.....33deg. F. I wish I could turn them in a little more to get my arm out of the picture. I think out would be a problem with these mirrors. 5'9" with seat all the way back.
 

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In fairness it's a lovely bike, pulls well, is comfortable, looks fantastic & does everything you could ask of it. But does it excite me? No, not really. The bottom line is it was always going to be a garage queen, I'm behind on my building work at home and will have very little chance to use it this summer. Money talks and if it flips with a couple of grand profit, then it's a bonus, if not it stays in the garage and becomes a long term keeper, I haven't had it long enough and it hasn't excited me enough to have any sort of emotional attachment to it. I'll stress I never put my deposit down with the intention of flipping it for a few quid but I'm happy to let it go at the right price.
 

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Well... sometimes that's just how the cookie crumbles.. do you think you're going to try and revisit another bike anytime soon after you get rid of this one?
 

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In fairness it's a lovely bike, pulls well, is comfortable, looks fantastic & does everything you could ask of it. But does it excite me? No, not really. The bottom line is it was always going to be a garage queen, I'm behind on my building work at home and will have very little chance to use it this summer. Money talks and if it flips with a couple of grand profit, then it's a bonus, if not it stays in the garage and becomes a long term keeper, I haven't had it long enough and it hasn't excited me enough to have any sort of emotional attachment to it. I'll stress I never put my deposit down with the intention of flipping it for a few quid but I'm happy to let it go at the right price.
Just curious, how on earth would you make a profit selling it??
 

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That was going to be my follow up but you beat me to it... a couple of grand profit is a huge margin to expect from a used brand new bike that just came out.
 

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That was going to be my follow up but you beat me to it... a couple of grand profit is a huge margin to expect from a used brand new bike that just came out.
I agree. As stunning as the bike may be - it is not a speculators bike (like a Ducati Desmo or Sport 1000 that were made in limited numbers)
It will decrease in value like every other (mass) produced hunk of metal out there from the moment it touches the road.

Anyway, its a shame to hear you want to get rid of it - and i hope you get a good price for it. I hope you bond better with your next bike !
 

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Started the process of fitting the side number plate hanger, pain in the ass working on the garage floor but should be finished tonight after work. :))
 

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Correctly Sized Headlight: popped on a T100 black can / black bezel headlight using the British Customs mounting ears. I always thought the stock light was too small, looks much better now.

Been riding with the mirrors flipped since day one. They work well for me when flipped and I'm 6'3". I do have to watch clearance with my knees on U-turns.

Here is a side by side of the lights, old and new.
 

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