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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Question Trophy conversion

Hi all.
I am living in Thailand , and bought a Trophy 900 from 1996 last year, been riding it now for that time.
Riding it i friggin awesome, i only have one problem , and that is that in these temps. we get down here it is like riding with a hair dryer turned all the way up in my crotch.

even i really like the rest of the bike as is , i am now thinking of dismantling the fairing , change headlights , and find some other gauges ... and run the bike without the fairing

anyone have any idea if sprint or Trident gauges wil fit the bike.

i do NOT want to alter anything by cutting or welding to achieve this , only if it can be done with nuts and bolts, as i want to be able to revert the bike into standard again with the old parts


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 01:46 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum,

As for the specific conversion you are asking for i cant speak much about it but i know that most of the T3 bikes have a wide range on interchangeability

http://www.triumphrat.net/t3-sport-t...geability.html

This thread has a large list of all the parts that will fit your bike.

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thanks for the answer i will look into it

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Hi Claus, The 900 engine has a few parts that keeps the heat away from the front of the seat.
http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/...-assembly.html
The parts are numbers 9,10,11
These covers also keep the heat off the coils and carbs.

I converted my Trophy into a Trident. Lots of work. The hard parts to get are the headlight and bracket and the gauges.
Get these before you think of taking the Trophy apart.
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thank for the diagram i will look into if mine has these parts installed, i don't think about converting it into a Trident , simply want to know if there is gauges that will fit directly with wires and such onto the existing wires

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Hi Claus, The problem with converting a Trophy is there is a lot of stuff buried under the front fairing. The big items under there are the ECU, fuse box, and two big harnesses. So if you take off the front fairing, where will you put this stuff and keep it out of the weather. The Sprint, Daytona, and earlier one headlight Trophy put the ECU and fuse box under the seat. The main wiring harness from these three models are mostly the same and would be needed for the conversion. However there will still be many smaller wiring harnesses to hide and put away. This is why a big headlight shell is needed. It was a tight fit but all the smaller harnesses went in there.
Back to your original question about gauges that will fit onto the existing wiring. Sadly the answer is no. The twin headlight Trophy has a unique wiring harness that only went on that twin headlight model. The gauges for the Trident, 900 Thunderbirds, Legend, and one headlight Trophys are weather protected, but they won't plug into your existing harness. These weather protected gauges will plug into the Sprint, Daytona, and early Trophy.
My guess on your current problem of too much heat is because of those missing shields. Used cam cover shields can be found on Ebay, but the foam shield degrades over time so a used one is not likely.
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Thank you for the answer Greg , makes a lot of sense and maybe it will be too much work making it a naked bike , will have my mechani´c pull of the fairing and se if there is any heat shields or anything missig there


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Just post two pictures here , is anything missing these are where the hot air blows out onto my legs and upwards
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The open vents shown in the pictures direct unheated air on your feet and ankles. In the winter I cover them up with Triumph covers called foot spoilers. The shields I mentioned are under the fuel tank. The fairing won't need to come off. Just the seat, the plastic panel under the seat, and the fuel tank. The panels under the seat doesn't need to be taken apart. Just undo the screw on each side under the seat, unplug the turn signal lights, and carefully pull out the panels to release the three tabs from their rubber gromets. Put some grease on the rubber gromets before remounting the panels.
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