Re: [TriumphTrophy] Next door "kid" knocked over my 97 Trophy BRG :(
- This is my solution for avoiding something like that.
I must explain a little since the text is in Romanian ...
1. It took my 12 hours of work to do both Crash-Bars and less than 100 euros...
2. I needed a welding machine, an angular grinder, a vice and the appropriate protection equipment. Also the tools for removing the side panels and other minor stuff.
3. I used the crash pads from the handle bar slightly modified at the end of the bars.
4. Unfortunately I've tested them and they did their job ... especially protecting the front signals(I've just dropped the bike at 3 km/h. When I crashed again at 60 km/h the Crash Bar bended and the signal was smashed, but the left panel was only scratched, which is good considering that the bike is heavy.
5. I've also Home made some bars for Yamaha Diversion, Suzuki DR and Yamaha Virago and considering that none of them cost me more than 100 euros I think is definitively worth the effort since a crash at low speeds can cost quite much.And especially on the Trophy where the investment is a little more than the cost of one signal.
6. I know I have to work a little more on the finishes (especially on the paint), but I thing I am on the "good road".
Take care and have fun.
Suzuki DR 650 RS '90
Triumph Trophy 900 '97
From: techshare26 <techshare26@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 6:40:35 AM
Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Next door "kid" knocked over my 97 Trophy BRG :(
This is a bit of a desperation call out. This !@#$ kid next door
took my Trophy for an imaginary joy ride while I was in the house
and tipped it over in my driveway :(
As best I can tell I need a new right blinker, mirror, footpeg
(stick out thing broke off), and the worst is the right fairing is
of course all messed up. Although the fairing isn't cracked, it's
all scratched/gouged up. By prices I've seen on Ebay over the past
few years, it seems like I'd be better simply looking for a new
fairing piece rather than paying to try to refinish this one.
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- I've got a pair of 130db Motrax Hootaz(!) to go on my Trophy and seem to
remember someone posted some photos of the fitting location and wiring. Been
through the files and photos briefly but can't find it. Anyone care to point
me in the right direction or post photos of a similar installation?