BONNIE MOD #26
D9 VDO Lay Flat Bracket

D9 VDO Standard Lay Flat V1 Bracket for the Triumph Bonneville T100 instrument cluster. Bonnie Café.

Hello, Triumph Fans! If you’ve been following along, you know that I swapped the handlebar (first with Dime City and then with Joker Machine), swapped out the headlamp brackets, lowered the turn signals, and lowered the rectifier using a Motone bracket. This left the speedo and tach sticking up like a pair of hermit crab […]





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BONNIE MAINTENANCE
Lonelec Interface Cable for TuneECU

LonElec interface cable to patch into the ECU of a Triumph Bonneville T100 motorcycle. Bonnie Café.

Let me preface by saying, “tread lightly.” With certain mods that I’ve been doing (swapping the exhaust with an aftermarket TEC 2-1 and removing the baffle), those that I have planned (air box removal), or simply just wanting to learn more about how to make my bike perform as best as possible, TuneECU has been […]





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BONNIE MOD #23
TEC Progressive Fork Springs

TEC progressive fork springs for a Triumph Bonneville T100 motorcycle. Bonnie Café.

Back in January, I installed some pretty awesome TEC rear shocks. My intention was to replace the fork springs at the same time. Unfortunately, TEC was back ordered until April. Well, guess what? It was a wait but I finally received the fork springs, as promised, end of April. Before we begin the install, exactly […]





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BONNIE MOD #22
SMT MOTO Headlamp Brackets (aka Ears)

SMT MOTO aluminum headlamp ears for a Triumph Bonneville T100 motorcycle. Bonnie Café.

Back in Mod #20, I replaced the front turn signals and positioned them off of the headlamp ears. Joker Machine had sent me a pair of clip ons to try and in order to do so, they need to be installed on the forks. This requires replacing the stock OEM headlamp ears since they cover […]





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BONNIE MOD UPDATE
TEC 2-1 Exhaust with Baffle Removed

Removing the circlip holding in the baffle of a TEC 2-1 exhaust for a Triumph Bonneville T100 motorcycle. Bonnie Café.

As you know, one of my first reviews many moons ago was where I swapped the stock pipes for the TEC 2-1 pipes. This past weekend, I finally picked up a good pair of circlip pliers and got around to removing the baffle in the interest of hearing what it would sound like, and I […]





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BONNIE BITS
Oil Filler Plugs:
LC Fabrications vs Joker Machine vs Triumph

Oil Filler Caps: LC Fabrications vs Joker Machine vs Stock Triumph. Bonnie Café.

I received a couple different oil filler plugs (or caps, if you’d like), so I thought I’d compare them. The stock Triumph oil filler plug: The first contender, the LC Fabrications oil cap: And the second, the Joker Machine oil filler plug: Both are aluminum, very well machined and come with O-ring. Let’s compare both […]





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BONNIE MOD #20
Lockhart-Phillips Turn Signals,
British Customs Front Turn Signal Bracket, &
New Bonneville Front Signal Wiring Interconnects

British Customs Front Turn Signals Relocation Bracket. Bonnie Café.

For this post, I’m going to do something a little different and combine a couple different installs. In Bonnie Mod #16, I installed the Maund Speed Fender Eliminator Kit. I installed all four Lockhart-Phillips turn signals (with the help of the New Bonneville harness and interconnects) but didn’t document the front turn signals. I’m going […]





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BONNIE MOD #19
Joker Machine LED Lucas Tail Light &
Kisan Tailblazer Brake Light Modulator

Joker Machine Rear Tail Light and Kisan Brake Modulator for a Triumph Bonneville. Bonnie Café.

In Bonnie Mod #16, I removed the rear fender by way of the Maund Speed kit. The Maund bracket itself is a very solid piece. However, the supplied Lucas-style tail light by Dixie/EMGO is incredibly cheap. During this past winter, the tail light died on me. Removing the rear fender looks extremely cool but functionally, […]





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BONNIE GEAR
Venture Heat Heated Motorcycle Gloves

Venture Heat heated motorcycle gloves. These have been in daily use for three months during this past brutal NY winter. Notice that one of the voltage regulators is missing. Bonnie Café.

Since the inception of this blog, I haven’t reviewed any apparel or gear, but I’ve been wanting to, so let me start with a review of these gloves. I decided that I’m not going to review anything until I feel I’ve run it through its paces. Personally, I don’t think reviews of a newly acquired […]





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