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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:48 PM
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I installed the BC Predator Performance Pckge. (exhaust, airbox removal kit, air injection removal kit, countershaft sprocket, & jet kit) a few years a go. Still diggin' it. It's not difficult to perform the upgrade yourself and there was even a video detailing the install somewhere online that was useful. Youtube has plenty of soundclips of each exhaust....

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In Cadillac? Damn.
Not quite I live in Grand Rapids MI right now during the school year and this is where everything is being stolen. about 1 motorcycle a summer is stolen in Cadillac and thats usually by immature kids and they usually find it somewhere.
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Arrows are probably slightly better quality than say, Preds or Doms, but any of these will give you a performance bump and sound way better. I like the Dominator Touring because they sound good without being obnoxiously loud. Mind you, people have different opinions on what constitutes "obnoxiously loud".

One thing I will say, if you put Arrows on, they will stick out as aftermarket add ons. Some like that, some don't. Preds or Doms are more "stealth" and just fit in with the overall profile of the bike without drawing much (visual) attention.

A final thought after looking at those photos of that green Thrux, IMO the stock tail light and blinkers look goofy on a Thrux's rear and there are many more attractive aftermarket options that will complement the sleek lines of the bike.

Other posters are correct in saying one of the first priorities is getting these bikes breathing right with snorkel, AI removal and airbox mods.
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arrow exhaust-airbox removal kit from british customs-power commander-then you will have to deal with rear shocks and front end
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I was looking into the Arrows and I know arrow makes high quality products but I myself like the Dominator Sports and will be purchasing the TPUSA power pack eventually.
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For an efi bike: suspension (fork springs and shocks), dnd TT pipes ( just IMO), and remove any extra junk...AI etc

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preds or doms are a better buy arrows are to much money for to little power.You might allso look at the D&D full 2into2 system that gives you alot for the money.

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1 - AI elimination: start with the marble trick then eventually rip it all out and install the plugs. http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...disabling.html


2 - Mufflers: I love the Predators, they sound fantastic; are absolutely as well made as the Arrows; are half the price of the Arrow full system; and, as mentioned above, they definitely look more "period correct". Don't forget you'll need a new map. http://www.british-customs.com/produ...1&cat=5&page=1
http://www.bluespicy.com/bonnielass/...phExhausts.swf


3 - FEK: I suggest Maund with the integrated turn signals. Send him a message here: http://www.triumphrat.net/search.php?searchid=3534796


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If it was me I'd look at these

http://www.tecbikeparts.com/SS_Triumph_2-2_Exhaust.html

http://www.tecbikeparts.com/Triumph_...age5_6F4Y.html

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