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post #1 of 188 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 03:03 PM
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Edit 05-21-12: Attached Bernie's spreadsheet.

Okay, so I just slogged through a whole bunch of info that had nothing to with my bike over in the Mod/Shop forum, & I'm thinking we really need our own interchangeable parts thread over here...

YFMT: Can we sticky this?

I'll start...

Things I know:

Buell Lightning mirrors are very similar to the original Trident mirrors, but finished in black chrome. They're $25 each & left/right reversible.

Buell turn signals are an easy mod. $25/pair & they bend instead of breaking.

Late-model Trophy sidestand brackets bolt right up to the older T3 bikes & don't bend like the older brackets. Do this now, before your bracket bends & you have to replace your lefthand signal & mirror. :razz:

Kawasaki ZX-11 brake & clutch levers interchange with T3 levers & cost a whole lot less. I was looking at a Z-rex the other day, & it looks like that uses the same levers as well.

There's supposed to be a Kawasaki seat lock that fits, but chances are a good locksmith can fix your original lock for the same price. The locksmith is faster than waiting for parts in the mail, & your original key still fits.

Things I'd like to know:

Does anyone have a definitive list of 6-pot Tokico calipers that will bolt onto our bikes? (Again, the ZRX I saw the other day had 6-pots, but I couldn't really go up & measure center-to-center on the bolts...)

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post #2 of 188 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 03:15 PM
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My six pot Tokico calipers came from a Hayabusa. I've been told they're the same as the calipers on the Z-Rex and several other Kawasaki models

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The K&N filters I buy at the local Yam/Kaw shop for my 98 TBird are the same for my 96 Trident. Comes with the filter an o-rings.
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post #4 of 188 (permalink) Old 11-03-2006, 09:41 AM
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Thanks, Seumas. I have my eye on a set of 'busa calipers now.

Yfmt, I don't even know how I forgot to mention oil filters. When I first go the Trident, I wanted to change the oil so I looked up the oil filter in a cross-reference. Then I checked a couple of other cross-refs, 'cause I couldn't believe what I saw. Turns out that the Triumph T3s use the same filters as my little KZ440 did. Fram's part number is CH 6012, which crosses to a Wix 24941 or a Purolator ML16812. The Purolator filters are supposed to be very high quality, & they're available at Strauss Auto here in the Northeast. The included o-rings don't fit the Triumphs, though. (I clean & re-use my o-rings sometimes.) (Same filter fits the Ninja 250 I picked up for a Winter project. Now that I think about it, every bike I've owned uses that filter: KZ440, KZ400, Trident 900, & Ninja 250. Weird.)

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For a '96 Trident, the front brake master cylinder / twistgrip / switch assembly is the same as a Suzuki Bandit. Thus, if you need a front brake stop light switch, Suzuki part no. 57460-17C00 will do the trick.
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Very interesting, & quite good to know as the local Suzuki shop is a lot more local than the nearest Kawi dealership!

The front brake switch currently on my '96 Trident is Kawasaki part number 27010-1170, which has been superseded by Kawi p/n 27010-0025. The Kawasaki switches, and I assume the Suzuki parts as well, should bolt up to any T3 front brake master.

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I noticed tonight when I was swapping MCs on the Ninja 250 that it takes the same brake switch as the big Ninjas & the Triumphs. I picked up the master cylinder for $15 including shipping on eBay, & it came with a $22 brake light switch. Cool. :-D

post #8 of 188 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 08:44 PM
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Just Thought I would chime in here and list what I have = Busa 6 pot calipers
Kawasaki ZRX 1100/1200 fork caps/adjustable for preload
Yamaha foot pegs
Nissin aftermarket brake and clutch masters (remote res.)
RaceTech GVE's

96 Sprint (BRG) - Busa 6 pot calipers,
ZRX 1100/1200 fork caps, Racetech GVEs, Nissin Remote Res. master brake and clutch, Storz Perf. handle bar kit/w super bike bars.Replaced Mikunis with Keihins.
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I know I am late joining this conversation, but this is where this question belongs.

How about replacement forks for my 98 Trident. What other models or makes for that matter will interchange?
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I guess it depends on how much work you want to put into making them fit. If your Trident has the same 43mm fork tubes as my Sprint you can make almost any 43 mm fork work. If you want a direct bolt-in replacement your options might be limited.
For instance, I'm running a set of forks from a ZRX1200 on FrankenSprint. They are fully adjustable and the caliper mounts were the same as the Sprint. OTOH, they are also shorter than the Sprint forks, needed a different wheel spacer and since the ZRex runs the speedo from the other side, I had to make a bracket for the speedo mount. I'm also running a ZRex front fender cuz the Sprint fender wouldn't fit. I dealt with the shorter length of the forks by rotating the rear axle adjusters which dropped the rear end by the same amount that the shorter forks dropped the front.

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