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I like my SCR even more after spending the day at Bikes On The Bricks in Flint Michigan. Row after row of Harley's. So many in fact that you just get numb to the fact that they are everywhere. You don't even notice one that stands out from another. What I did notice was that as I rolled down that brick road on my SCR, people looked. People pointed. People smiled and remembered the good old days when people rode bikes that looked like it. The bike I liked best at that event was a blue 1975 Suzuki GT750 water cooled triple. Original unrestored and nearly perfect. I looked. I pointed. And I smiled remembering the good old days. That last photo was from the good old days riding back home to Michigan from Daytona Beach Florida. Wearing tennis shoes, unbuttoned shirt, and no gloves.....all things I've taught my kids NOT to do.
 

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I like my SCR even more after spending the day at Bikes On The Bricks in Flint Michigan. Row after row of Harley's. So many in fact that you just get numb to the fact that they are everywhere. You don't even notice one that stands out from another. What I did notice was that as I rolled down that brick road on my SCR, people looked. People pointed. People smiled and remembered the good old days when people rode bikes that looked like it. The bike I liked best at that event was a blue 1975 Suzuki GT750 water cooled triple. Original unrestored and nearly perfect. I looked. I pointed. And I smiled remembering the good old days. That last photo was from the good old days riding back home to Michigan from Daytona Beach Florida. Wearing tennis shoes, unbuttoned shirt, and no gloves.....all things I've taught my kids NOT to do.
I am getting the same reaction here in Minnesota from other bikers, even the Harley riders! I think that we're ALL cut from the same cloth, a common love/fascination for something different.
Back in the mid 90's, I took a trip to the U. P. on my Bonneville with 3 Harleys. We ended up getting on the ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington. After a night of heavy drinking in Schu's fair state, we had to be back on the ferry by 5am. It was funny to watch the reaction of my friends as other riders walked past their $15,000 Harleys to get a look at my paltry Triumph! Sometimes different is better.
 

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I am getting the same reaction here in Minnesota from other bikers, even the Harley riders! I think that we're ALL cut from the same cloth, a common love/fascination for something different.
Back in the mid 90's, I took a trip to the U. P. on my Bonneville with 3 Harleys. We ended up getting on the ferry from Manitowoc to Ludington. After a night of heavy drinking in Schu's fair state, we had to be back on the ferry by 5am. It was funny to watch the reaction of my friends as other riders walked past their $15,000 Harleys to get a look at my paltry Triumph! Sometimes different is better.
Your Bonneville is anything but paltry.

I like my SCR even more after spending the day at Bikes On The Bricks in Flint Michigan. Row after row of Harley's. So many in fact that you just get numb to the fact that they are everywhere. You don't even notice one that stands out from another. What I did notice was that as I rolled down that brick road on my SCR, people looked. People pointed. People smiled and remembered the good old days when people rode bikes that looked like it. The bike I liked best at that event was a blue 1975 Suzuki GT750 water cooled triple. Original unrestored and nearly perfect. I looked. I pointed. And I smiled remembering the good old days. That last photo was from the good old days riding back home to Michigan from Daytona Beach Florida. Wearing tennis shoes, unbuttoned shirt, and no gloves.....all things I've taught my kids NOT to do.
Looks like a good meetup in Flint, Schu. That old photo is cool too!!
Ben
 

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Thanks for the repy Schu.

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If you do order that National Cycle deflector screen let me know and I will give you some basic setup dimensions and photos of how I ended positioning the mounts for proper height and angle. It took a lot of messing around to get it where it functioned well and didn't flex on its mounts. If you want a screen that can be easily removed and reinstalled then you might look elsewhere. I leave mine on because it works great and I like how it looks on this particular bike. It's a good deal for the price. You need the 7/8 size if you still have stock handlebars.

I believe @yoitsemo has the exact same one if you want a second opinion.
 

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Thanks for the good info Schu, I may that route but I'm not sure at this point. I just got the bike and I'm still investigating options about windscreens and other possible upgrades. Today, I found a listing for a LED headlamp from Twisted Throttle that would likely be a cool upgrade but it sure is pricey.
 
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