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Offline Dazca1

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Best mods for the bike
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:11:55 PM »
Hello guys, just new here and was wondering if anyone can offer good advice on Mods for my new baby.

I dont mind spending cash but I also like a bargain.

Im currently trawing through fleabay and amazon looking for bits.  Hopefully someone can advise.

Some of the bits are a pretty penny and Im wondering if there are good alternatives out there.

Currently want:

Aftermarket levers
Anodised brake reservoir or may just get covers.
Tail tidy
Hugger (easy to fit, not taking wheel of preferably)
Bar ends/crash bobbins
Bar end mirrors (round but a decent size) all seem to be miniature.
Sliders/crash bobbins
Sort of a pillion backrest/handle/topbox rack
Decent bolt pack/stainless steel of the likes.  Some of mine have discoloured.
a triumph sticker thats not 8, its only to hid a very smal scratch on the front mud guard.
Good screen to manage the wind a bit better.

Any suggestions/links to good quality stuff that wont cost a fortune, please let me know.

Thanks guys
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 11:30:32 PM by Dazca1 »

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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 01:52:18 AM »
Might want to state what kind of motorbicycle you have purchased.

Edit,  just saw your other post.  STR 2011.

My cheap shorty levers are now spares cable tied under the sidecovers.  Std levers went back on after riding a mates and begrudgingly had to admit his brakes were better. As were mine when I put std levers back on.

Best mod I did on mine was ktech revalve and respring .

I have an 11 STR.  Felt fine until I realised that expansion joints were kicking me and was skipping over bumps.   
« Last Edit: July 08, 2019, 01:58:04 AM by F5 Dave »

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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 07:40:08 AM »
Tail tidy looks great so long as you dont mind getting a wet arse and covered in crud every time you ride through on a wet road!
Bar end mirrors are great if you want to look at your elbows  :002: Took mine off and refitted the originals.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2019, 07:42:26 AM by Titter »
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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 08:13:55 AM »
Thanks for the replies.

To be honest after riding it yesterday, I didnt think there was anything wrong with either the brakes or the mirrors, they work perfectly, just a cosmetic thing which I could live with.

I deffo want the hugger, Sliders/ bar ends, a bolt kit (if you can get them in a kit) and a pillion rack thingy. These are prectical things that i need, plus i want to keep it looking tiptop with the new bolts.

On the performance side of it (revalve and spring) things like that are not on my radar just yet, possibly later.

Thanks again guys


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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 02:30:56 PM »
Lithium battery is a great mod, as it saves 3kg of weight (I measured difference on scales) and it gives performance / handling and off bike manoeuvrability gains.

The mods on my bike are listed below.  The only one I might not bother with if I were to start again might be the rear sets - expensive, and just bling.
2015 Street Triple Rx.  SC Project Conic 'zorst. 7x5 plate. Supabrake-2.  #HideTheHorn
Triumph: Rear sets, LED indicators, anodised reservoirs, bar end mirrors, short levers.
Evotech: Tail tidy, Shark Fin, Rad Guard. Rear foot peg blanking plates.
MCT tuned suspension. Lithium battery

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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 04:09:31 PM »
Thanks for the advice. 

Keep em coming guys.

Could do with advice on where to get stuff other than fleabay and amazon.

Cheers

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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 04:18:37 PM »
please dont get a Lithium battery especially if you have a tracker or anything else hooked up to it- the battery dies if you dont run the bike 2 days, I had to jump start mine this morning because of it-

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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2019, 05:22:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by greyhound81 [+]
please dont get a Lithium battery especially if you have a tracker or anything else hooked up to it- the battery dies if you dont run the bike 2 days, I had to jump start mine this morning because of it-

Sorry you've had issues, but that's not been my experience.

I don't have a tracker (well, I do, but not hooked to bike battery).  I've left the bike for at least 6 weeks with no issues.  I run lithium batteries on 3 bikes (Street Triple, MV Agusta F3, and Ducati 959) with zero issues.
2015 Street Triple Rx.  SC Project Conic 'zorst. 7x5 plate. Supabrake-2.  #HideTheHorn
Triumph: Rear sets, LED indicators, anodised reservoirs, bar end mirrors, short levers.
Evotech: Tail tidy, Shark Fin, Rad Guard. Rear foot peg blanking plates.
MCT tuned suspension. Lithium battery

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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2019, 06:45:29 PM »


*Originally Posted by Snips [+]
(Street Triple, MV Agusta F3, and Ducati 959) with zero issues.

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Re: Best mods for the bike
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2019, 06:50:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Jordandjd [+]

Nice bike collection


Thanks, but believe me when I say the Street Triple is the keeper - it's a great all rounder without being a compromise.
2015 Street Triple Rx.  SC Project Conic 'zorst. 7x5 plate. Supabrake-2.  #HideTheHorn
Triumph: Rear sets, LED indicators, anodised reservoirs, bar end mirrors, short levers.
Evotech: Tail tidy, Shark Fin, Rad Guard. Rear foot peg blanking plates.
MCT tuned suspension. Lithium battery

 


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