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Accessories and Products / Re: List of Bits RS 2020
« Last post by A13 on November 24, 2020, 06:04:35 PM »
Thanks for the replies and the information therein. Very much obliged gents.
I will post back here as I get further on with it all.
I got the bike booked in for tires this week and ceramic coating in three weeks.
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Accessories and Products / Re: List of Bits RS 2020
« Last post by adiepage on November 24, 2020, 10:31:08 AM »
'Morning A13.

The first thing that I'd say is that, ultimately, the things you buy for the 'bike will have to conform to two basic tenets :- form and function.  Beneath these, the subsequent considerations are cost and efficacy.  But, overarching all of that is what YOU personally want, need and like.  And can afford!   :001:

All that said I'd guess a few general observations might be worthwhile? 

It is - or should be - possible to separate things that are more functional than fancy so I'd suggest that these should be your priority .... crash bungs, case protectors and the like.  There's really no point having, say, a top notch, hand made, titanium and stainless steel tail tidy looking drop dead sexy on a bike that's sliding down the road or sitting on its side in a gravel car park - if you see what I mean?   So, decide on the priorities - YOUR priorities - then look at the products available and determine the functionality over aesthetics first.

I personally think that Triumph's own engine case guards, sliders and fork protectors/bobbins always look so much more 'integrated' but I realise that Triumph branded products ARE invariably top drawer prices and don't necessarily add anything to the functionality of the product.

It seems to me that Evotech products are almost the exemplar standard for most 'aftermarket' stuff like crash bungs, rad. guards, tail tidies and the like, and they do always seem to get excellent first hand user reviews. 

For tank grips, have you thought about using a peelable vinyl film?   This type of stuff :-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/3M-Paint-protection-mm-Clear-8591E/dp/B0017SBH10

Fairly inexpensive, easy to apply and remove, and a lot more discreet than some of the specific alternatives.

In terms of tank bag I'd guess that the Givi tank lock bag and fittings would give you the best choice of flexibility and practicality and their stuff is usually good quality.

Tail pack or seat fitted bags need to be really secure and well clear of any paintwork or panels and I'd suggest that, if one is available, the Triumph product is likely to be the better bet.

I can't (daren't!  :007:) comment on your tyre choice other than to say it sounds eminently sensible.  As does the idea of having the paint ceramic coated .... get the wheels done, too!

Any additional recommendations?  If you haven't already, get a front fender extender and stop some of the crud being flung over the radiator and engine.    Invest in a big bottle of ACF50 (other similar concoctions are available), some microfibre cloths and a spray/mist bottle - you, clearly, care for your bike so it's worth the seemingly inordinate cost and occasional aggravation of covering it in oil!

Best of luck with the buying spree - it'll all be worth it in the end!
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Accessories and Products / Re: List of Bits RS 2020
« Last post by Ron1000 on November 24, 2020, 10:06:05 AM »
The tricky bit is getting a nice streety exhaust that isnít ear bleeding-ly loud and still looks nice.

My SP Engineering exhaust isnít as loud as I thought it would be and looks nice enough. According to SP it doesnít need any tune mods to accommodate it.

That said Iím planning: MWR air filter, velocity stacks, power commander and dyno time. Iíd say to everyone on any bike even if itís stock to get it on a dyno.
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Accessories and Products / Re: List of Bits RS 2020
« Last post by A13 on November 24, 2020, 09:55:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ron1000 [+]
Iím assuming youíve already done the tail tidy, small number plate & loud (ish) exhaust.  :001:
Tail tidy in on yes, scrolling indicators, swing arm guard are all done too.

Exhaust I am still thinking about, not sure what i want with regards to that, the note from the stock one is not bad tbh, I suppose i need to understand what else would need done with a new one, like a tune if it ends up running lean from better breathing.
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Accessories and Products / Re: List of Bits RS 2020
« Last post by Ron1000 on November 24, 2020, 08:10:56 AM »
Iím assuming youíve already done the tail tidy, small number plate & loud (ish) exhaust.  :001:
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Accessories and Products / List of Bits RS 2020
« Last post by A13 on November 24, 2020, 06:48:52 AM »
Morning all,
I want to get a few things for the bike, I've been looking through previous posts and online stores and considering whether to get some of them from Triumph or aftermarket.
Any thoughts or recommendations are appreciated:

Rad Guard (Evo Tech?)
Drop Protection (OEM/RG?)
Tank Grips (Eazi Grip?)
Fly/Wind Screen (OEM/Powerbronze/Givi?)
Tank/Tail Bags - (Really not sure on these tbh, so many choices)

I am changing to Road 5 tyres for the colder seasons and keep the Pirellis for Summer other than this I think the bike is pretty good.
Looking into Ceramic coating the paint too.

Is there anything else useful anyone would recommend?
Thanks.
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Service light.
« Last post by Ron1000 on November 23, 2020, 11:33:49 PM »
A gentleman of taste I see.
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Service light.
« Last post by doggy on November 23, 2020, 11:27:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ron1000 [+]
Doggy. Iíve literally just found it.  :031: very nice of triumph to do that.

Also is this the same doggy from the UKMOC?

It certainly is . 765RS & monster 796, 600ss also

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Street Triple - General Discussion / Re: 765 S?
« Last post by red765s on November 23, 2020, 11:24:24 PM »
I find the suspension firm but fair! and are to be found at the huntsman mcc when it reopens...no trouble with TC but im not  a hooligan......now
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