Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Wow, it's hard to believe I've been at this a year now! This is what the Bonnie looked when I found it on Craigslist.

Flathead45's WLA started this mess. These are the two bikes that really got me interested in a Triumph.

And here we are today

Thanks to everyone that's helped out and taken interest in this. Thanks especially to Flathead45. Without his influence as a kid I probably never would have been interested in old bikes/cars. Without his help I never would have gotten that first trouble making Yamaha GTMX 80 at 10 years old. This project NEVER would have happened. As if that wasn't enough he (or we together) also made all of the really cool parts. Flathead45, I am really lucky to have such a cool and loving brother.

I hope it's done this time next year. I've been talking to Trent about having the paint professionally done (I owe him a big thanks too). Ironically one of the two painters he recommended is RYZART who painted the black & gold bike above. Trent has volunteered to roll it into work for another one of his projects to get me a deal. I need to organize a fund raising car wash or something...

The minute this thing is finished I'm throwing it in the truck and driving to the Great Northwest to go riding with Flathead45.

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

Happy Anniversary!! The Bonnie will run better in Seattle, because the weather sucks just like Coventry... So bring it on up here. You will always have the satisfaction of knowing two things: The 45" is slower, and it leaks more oil.

Now, regarding the GTMX 80... A custom hardtail, miniature springer fork, and some bitchin' pinstriping, and we'll have "Flying V" all set up to ride too. It's been fun. Sure you don't want to do the paint in my garage?