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Trophy Trophy 3 & 4 - for all 900 and 1200cc models 1991- 2004

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Old 11-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I already answered this somewhere, but here goes again. You'll want to replace the front springs with Race Tech springs and cartridge emulators. It'll stop bobbing up and down.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Doug, I know what you're talking about, my Speed Triple has that same plastic sheathed stainless system, but on my Trophy there are two lines running from a double banjo at the master cylinder, one to the right caliper and one to the left. There are also two empty clips on the front fender where a short brake line once crossed caliper to caliper as on my Speed Triple. Not anything I would have done as I think the crossover system is fine.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I already answered this somewhere, but here goes again. You'll want to replace the front springs with Race Tech springs and cartridge emulators. It'll stop bobbing up and down.
I used 15W oil when I overhauled forks. Worked very well...

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm seriously considering Ricor intiminators and some race tech springs. Just trying to justify $300 worth of parts on the front end. In the grand scheme it's cheap, but that's also a good chunk of change for traveling

It's defiinately going to get PR2's or BT023 tires, I decided against trying shinko's.

It'll get 19/40 gearing and about $250 worth of DID xring chain/sundstar sprockets as well.

Front brakes seem a little better the more I use the bike, it's like the master was literally dragging, it'd actually squeek when pulled hard, seems to have free'd up some now but it makes me curious as to what the heck is going on.

I'd seriously consider upgrading calipers but my head is spinning on what ones to actually seek out, every one has an opinion on what are "good". Busa'/ZRX seems popular, some day "old" bandit's are better....how old? I liked the Nissin brakes I've had on honda's in the past and I think that may be what the old bandits ran?
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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$80 worth of Sonic Springs matched to your weight and riding style and $20 worth of oil will go a long way toward getting the front end sorted. I'm thinking the first $100 buys you maybe 70% of what you want, and the other 30% costs $200 more.

I've never ridden with either, but I've been around the forums long enough to have seen lots of positive reviews of the Michelins and lots of reviews of the BT-023s saying something along the lines of "well, they're really not nearly as bad as the BT-020s and BT-021s were..."

Stock calipers (Nissin 4-pots) are very good; many say they have better feel than the Tokico 6-pots from a ZRX or a Busa. The Tokico 6-pots have a better minimum stopping distance. I love my 6-pots with EBC HH pads, but there's not much wrong with the stockers. Sounds like rebuilding your MC might be a better investment than replacing your calipers.

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Old 11-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip on the Sonic Springs, I'd completely forgotten about them. Definately a cheaper option than racetech and I suspect they are basically just as good.

Ricor intiminators are on sale though......both would be nice.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hmmm ..."must"? I don't know. But glad to have:

- "Wilbers" Suspension (front fork and rear shock absorber - better on twisting roads)
- "Clearview" windshield (reducing wind noise/turbulences)
- "K&M" air filter (a very little piece of performance)
- Daytona" camshafts ... actually working on this piece of tuning (~ 25 HP)
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with Wilber's, but I'll disagree with the rest. Clearview makes the kind of shield you look through, rather than over, so be aware of that. K&N filters don't really filter much, so I do not like them. And I really don't get Daytona cams on a Trophy. I assume you're talking about Daytona 1200 cams on a Trophy 1200? Or Super III cams on a 900? They sacrifice low end and midrange for top end; not great for a tourer. (The 900 Trophies and Daytonas use the same cams already.)

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[QUOTE=KitNYC;2415457] Clearview makes the kind of shield you look through, rather than over, so be aware of that.
Clearview shields comes in various heights and I followed their instructions to place an object on the road 50 feet in front of you and you should be looking over the shield to see it, which worked perfectly for me. As anyone who has ever rode in foggy conditions knows, I agree that you should never have a shield that you look through
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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My bad; I thought they just did the super-tall ones.

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