Archive for ‘Triumph Bonneville’

July 31, 2022

Lunmad

John Plews 1953-2022

Anyone who worked on their 60’s and 70’s Triumph motorcycles surely used the clear wisdom of Lunmad. His Yorkshire accent narrating the home videos expertly edited sharing his knowledge of keeping these aged machines on the road in simpler fashion. Sadly he passed away last Thursday and is a loss to the vintage motorcycle community.

July 27, 2022

River Road

LaSalle Crossing

Hipster dude with turned up skinny jeans on his bobbed Bonneville along Wacker Drive. Little bit of mullet peeping under the edge of the open face helmet. Good scene.

June 17, 2022

Sunset Strip

City Heat

A chap and his Bonneville on Sheridan Road. Heading home to Rogers Park I was at the red light near Loyola when this dude swerved up.

January 7, 2022

Snow Days

Winter Fun

– freezing fields crossed with a black Bonnie.

January 6, 2022

Interrogation

Shadow Boxing

– early seventies oil in frame Bonneville under the harsh illumination of a spotlight.

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.