Archive for ‘Triumph Bonneville’

October 3, 2021

Gentle Persuasion

Alive!

A new battery, ticked carbs, hefty kick and she started right up. Settled into gentle burble ready for the off. Want to check fluids, cables and tires. Then an autumnal ride should be on the cards.

September 28, 2021

Resurrection

Next Task

– as we head into cooler days I’m planning on getting the old Bonnie back on the road. Pulled out from a corner of the garage, there will be some workshop tasks to check over the engine, electrics, wheels, oil and various moving parts.

September 25, 2021

Lucasfilm origins

Android Police

– George Lucas’ first major cinematic offering is this dystopian world where the protagonist needs to find escape from the controlling authorities. The ‘droid cops ride white faired Triumph Bonnevilles through the tunnels of this future world.

August 21, 2021

Remake

The Blob

– afternoon TV was airing this 1988 revisit of a classic ‘58 Steve McQueen horror. Kevin Dillon is the high school teen protagonist who tears around the town on his vintage Triumph.

June 29, 2021

Tartan Triumph

Up yer kilt laddie!

– north of the Tweed you’ll get a draughty headwind if the tartan blaws awry. But you’ll look braw dae’n it.

June 26, 2021

Dune Duster

Ace Maria

– converted Bonneville with meant characteristics to take on any desert terrain. Fun in a Tin.

May 7, 2021

Friday

Weekend here…

.. let’s speed along and enjoy our days of rest.

March 28, 2021

Orange is not the only Fruit

Start the week off with a shot of Vitamin Cee

– Bonneville with a fiery tank and surly gal. Warmer weather ahead as the season develops. Fresh days ahead.

March 27, 2021

Red Hot Chilli Pepper

Flaming Triumph

A red frame does look smart on an early seventies Bonneville. The large oil filled frame gives weight to the accent color.

March 20, 2021

Equinox

All things being equal…

– vernal days as we head into longer days and warmer weather. A sunny Sunday is expected tomorrow so the Tiger is getting readied. Here’s the new Bonneville model for release this year. Continually classic.

March 14, 2021

Long armed

Chopper

– someone had a mind to give their early seventies oil-in-frame Bonnie a conversion. Reangled and strengthened headstock; extra foot on the fortis; ape hangers; fishtail pipes; and a sissy bar. it doesn’t look half bad… though I wouldn’t want to corner with it. Big desert roads out west.

February 28, 2021

Of trunk and branch

Tree of Life

– pre-unit Bonnie that has been tastefully fettled for action along a rural trail. Looks like a proper bike.

February 24, 2021

Shady Alcove

In a dusty corner

Sits an unused Bonneville

– just needing a dust-off, lubrication, gas up and a quiet winding road.

February 18, 2021

Sharpie Sketch

Orange is the New Black

– as part of my sketch a day I rattled off a quick pen drawing of the Bonnie’s engine.

February 5, 2021

Of Mountains & Glaciers

Snow & Ice

– some Triumph Bonneville owner taking his steed over a wintry mountain pass. We’re heading into minus degrees Fahrenheit windchills for the next few days so a balmy alpine col wouldn’t be too bad…