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Old 04-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #796
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #797
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Nice posting and nice bike.

On the front fender extender: I and most people use the outdoor rated 2 sided tape. It is very tough and is known to last literally forever. Anyway, epoxy works, if you select the right one, but they all aren't created equally.

The rear fender extender is interesting. However, I can see why it's not on US (EU?) market bikes. That's because it doesn't have the side reflectors, which are DOT mandated. That requirement is only for bikes sold and AFAIK is not an owner mandate, but could be in some states.

As to the chain lube, at the risk of sounding snarky, which I'm not trying to be, but you should use a modern chain lube that does not fling off everywhere. The proper chain lubes are rather tidy and have minimal waste. For me, I like to apply it, let it soak/dry and then blow it with my air compressor in one hand and a rag in the other. I rarely lube them on the road, but that's me.
Thanks for your kind words, Kawidad,

I do not like the double-sided tape approach for the front fender extender because the tape acts as a spacer, preventing a tight, good fit. Different strokes - I have used the epoxy approach on a number of bikes with no ill effects. Also, in my experience, the double-sided tape that Pyramid Plastics uses is not very sticky and I don't trust it.

The OEM rear side reflectors can easily be re-used, I just don't care for the looks of them and left them off. The reflectors are mounted on a single bracket which bolts onto the lower center bolt, below the license plate. A bit of bending is required but the bracket and the reflectors will fit like designed for it, and probably were.

Chain lube: I use the DuPont teflon lube, apply it to the chain when hot, wipe the chain with brake cleaner and I still get splatter all over the rear of the bike. Not bad but definitely bothersome to me.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:56 AM   #798
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Fog Light Bulbs

Anyone replace the bulbs in the OEM Triumph Fog Lights? It's an H3 bulb, but the replacements I got have a wider spade connector than the OEM Osram bulb (which seems odd, because even 'aftermarket' Osram bulbs seem to still have the wider connector). How did you go about connecting them?

If the wider blade is the 'standard', I'd just as soon cut the 'mini' one off the housing side wire and replace it with a normal size female spade connector, but that wire in there is pretty short, and it has an odd (to me) 'cloth' sheath rather than the typical plastic, so I'm not sure I'll be able to strip it and get a new connector attached very neatly. I can also make up a mini to standard blade 'adapter', but it seems kind of tight in that housing. Or, I have some Posi-Locks - should I just cut both ends off and PosiLock the wires together (keeping in mind my comment above about stripping the housing-side wire).

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:59 AM   #799
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Anyone replace the bulbs in the OEM Triumph Fog Lights? It's an H3 bulb, but the replacements I got have a wider spade connector than the OEM Osram bulb (which seems odd, because even 'aftermarket' Osram bulbs seem to still have the wider connector). How did you go about connecting them?

If the wider blade is the 'standard', I'd just as soon cut the 'mini' one off the housing side wire and replace it with a normal size female spade connector, but that wire in there is pretty short, and it has an odd (to me) 'cloth' sheath rather than the typical plastic, so I'm not sure I'll be able to strip it and get a new connector attached very neatly. I can also make up a mini to standard blade 'adapter', but it seems kind of tight in that housing. Or, I have some Posi-Locks - should I just cut both ends off and PosiLock the wires together (keeping in mind my comment above about stripping the housing-side wire).

What say you?
I'd take a tool to the spade connector for the new bulb, and work it down to match the dimensions of the original bulb's spade connector.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #800
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New Shift Lever Modification!

If you find yourself shifting lots and don't like to put your foot on the foot peg this is the shift lever for you.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #801
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Anyone familiar with a company called Weiser? I just came across these LED turn signal inserts. Looks like a simple install at a decent price:
http://www.weiserstore.com/triumph/t...m1003-tri.html
I installed them on my bike. Love them. Not necessary, but I like the orange free look.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #802
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I installed them on my bike. Love them. Not necessary, but I like the orange free look.
Cool. I ordered a set to try out via Amazon Monday morning after reading an old review of someone that tried them on a BMW. The order was to be fullfilled by Weiser directly, but the status still says "Shipping Soon". I just have to decide if I want to install them before getting the new turn stalks that my bike has a TSB on or maybe just hand them over to the dealer to swap out at while they're doing that.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #803
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Cool. I ordered a set to try out via Amazon Monday morning after reading an old review of someone that tried them on a BMW. The order was to be fullfilled by Weiser directly, but the status still says "Shipping Soon". I just have to decide if I want to install them before getting the new turn stalks that my bike has a TSB on or maybe just hand them over to the dealer to swap out at while they're doing that.
It was easy and fun to do on my own. I like easy mods like this..

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #804
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Doesn't look complicated, it's just the dealer will most likely have to take them apart to replace the stalks anyway...

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #805
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Testing out the caribou top loading panniers! They kick ass...
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #806
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Anyone replace the bulbs in the OEM Triumph Fog Lights? It's an H3 bulb, but the replacements I got have a wider spade connector than the OEM Osram bulb (which seems odd, because even 'aftermarket' Osram bulbs seem to still have the wider connector). How did you go about connecting them?

If the wider blade is the 'standard', I'd just as soon cut the 'mini' one off the housing side wire and replace it with a normal size female spade connector, but that wire in there is pretty short, and it has an odd (to me) 'cloth' sheath rather than the typical plastic, so I'm not sure I'll be able to strip it and get a new connector attached very neatly. I can also make up a mini to standard blade 'adapter', but it seems kind of tight in that housing. Or, I have some Posi-Locks - should I just cut both ends off and PosiLock the wires together (keeping in mind my comment above about stripping the housing-side wire).

What say you?
The cloth insulation is only cloth like. It is a high temp covering and there to be more resistant to the constant high temps that build inside the light housing.

I swapped to PIAA bulbs and swapped the factory plug ends. No problem.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:09 AM   #807
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Testing out the caribou top loading panniers! They kick ass...
What racks are they mounted on? And more pictures from all angles please.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:30 AM   #808
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Thanks for the reply, but can you elaborate a bit on how you swapped the factory ends? I'm assuming you mean the housing side? Is the sheathing difficult to strip? My main concern is that I clip that end off and then can't crimp a new one on properly.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:52 AM   #809
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If you find yourself shifting lots and don't like to put your foot on the foot peg this is the shift lever for you.
Do you find yourself taking more and more chances on the XC looking for its and your limits and then it gets messy or did this surprise you? The reason I ask is I find myself on that path lately.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:08 AM   #810
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Do you find yourself taking more and more chances on the XC looking for its and your limits and then it gets messy or did this surprise you? The reason I ask is I find myself on that path lately.
For real, I'm not the only one? I thought I would burn off the stock rubber but my desire to push me and the bike have changed that plan.
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