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Old 10-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #16
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No difference in components. They are both from the same supplier.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #17
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I can't say I've decided but it seems there are tons of opinion on what calipers are better. I'd be all for up grading and I'm not converned about the "bling" factor I'm concerned about having some feel, and some bite.

I may well just flush the system and get some HH pads and hope for the best.....I don't know.

I think for the money I may well go with a set of Pilot Road 2's, $267 for a pair shipped seems like a great deal, no they aren't the 3's but they were considered near or at the top of the heap before the 3's came out.
2007 Victory Vegas Premium....finally I'm back on the road with another steed.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:26 PM   #18
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I am a long time Triumph owner-3 Triples, now on a 2002 Trophy 1200.

Having just bought the bike in March, I am still sorting it out. I love the bike immensely and plan on keeping it for 100k or more.

FWIW-I have done:

-Nology coils and wires (and plugs of course)
-Pingle fuel tap (eliminates the vaccum line!)
-K & N filter (and airbox mod)
-New fuel lines and filters
-Bridgestone tires (really like them so far-about 800 miles)
-Linear, .90 Racetech springs, new oil and fork seals
-Alarm bypass

The bike already had a new chain and sprockets.

I did not see if yours was the 900 or the 1200. They are both great bikes, IMHO.

I consider these updates to very important to an older Trophy, almost essential. They have some weak points which will leave you if not addressed. I second the suggestion to keep the battery strong, maybe even buy an new one every 12 months or so.

If you do your own maintainence, obtain a shop manual, order the parts and you will have a field day bonding with your new steed. She will leave many a fancy newer bike in her wake and take you and your lady touring in a heartbeat.

Drop me a note anytime if I can help. The fellas on the Yahoo! Hinkley Triumph Trophy group are really helpful, as are the other Triumph boards.

Lastly, don't miss the the 2013 RAT Ride!!


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