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

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:35 AM   #32 (permalink)
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There's something wrong if those 4-pot Nissins are bad; they're really pretty decent brakes. That said, there's no arguing the stopping power of the Tokicos, especially with a good set of EBC HH pads.

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I agree Kit. I've never had any complaints about the Trophy's stock brakes, and they work plenty well with the same EBC HH's too. IMHO, not worth the trouble to change the calipers.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I'm curious if they use the exact same pad or not? If it's the same part number I'll change pads, rebuild the master, and of course flush and and replace the old fluid. My last couple of bikes were bmw's with brembo's which were great, but I know these should feel stronger. I feel like I HAVE to use the rear brake and it shouldn't be that way.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #34 (permalink)
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The brakes,front and rear are fine on my 99 1200 Trophy,I know there are stronger brakes out there but I have no trouble with these stopping me. I know my front pads are about shot,gotta have the sintered pads in them to work right.
Carbon pads are cheaper but dont stop near as well. Fresh clean fluid is a good thing as well.
They come stock with stainless braided lines,they just have black vinyl over them.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm curious if they use the exact same pad or not?<...>
The Tokicos and the stock brakes, you mean? If so, no, different pads.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:42 AM   #36 (permalink)
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So... Flattrack...

Keep your stock calipers, refurb the system with fresh fluid and rebuild the calipers and cylinders (if needed), buy a set of EBC HH pads and go.

You don't need to replace the calipers.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:41 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I've never thought too much about modifications to my Trophy as I have been very satisfied with it as is and I've never owned a bike previously that "fits me so well" Of course this is a personal assessment as we are all different body shapes and unlike automobiles cannot adjust seating positions, etc. to our taste. The only thing bothering me was the buffeting and wind noise with the stock windshield which has all but been eliminated with a Clearview shield. I have also agonized over getting an aftermarket seat as on longer tours the stock seat was getting uncomfortable to me but I found the cost of aftermarket seats quite high. Too that end, although skeptical I tried the old fashioned method and spent $35 on a sheepskin, cut and fit it to my seat with a couple of straps. Around the area I don't use it but on multi-day rides I put it on and it has all but eliminated my previous discomfort. A cheap alternative
+1 to both.
I have a sheepskin with really curly and stiff wool, works a charm for me and my wife on long rides. I covered the pad on the top box with some foam and a black vinyl piece for a cover, without ruining the original pad. Much nicer for her.
I also have a Clearview, due to a knock over my original XL was replaced with a large which works a little better, i.e. open visor at all speeds.

I am 6'3" (and shrinking).
Throttlemeister throttle lock for virbration control mostly - rest of it is stock, running Avon Storms II.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm only 5'10" so I think I'll try the medium clearview. The stocker isn't something I hate but if I could get it a little bit quieter it certainly wouldn't hurt anything.

Now to start another carb thread.....hope you guys don't hate me
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #39 (permalink)
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"Must have's" is purely subjective based on ergo's and style of riding. I would have to say that the #1 change made is with the seat. The stock seat sucks for all but a few riders. Everything else really depends on the individual(windscreen, bar risers, grips, exhaust, suspension, lights, etc). IMHO, YMMV.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #40 (permalink)
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After three different screens on my '95 Trophy 900, I'm pleased with the German MRA Trophy-specific screen. Small lip at the top directs wind to the top of my helmet. I'm 5'11". Quieter and far less disturbance in strong cross-winds. Wife-pillion says it's smoother "out back", too.

D&D slip-on mufflers are a bit roarty but do add a touch more power.

The stock seat isn't much so it now lives in storage, replaced by a custom Corbin that makes 400-mile days doable. There's a gel pad for wifey's fanny.
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