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Old 02-18-2009, 03:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just a pad to protect your tank . It's nice to have when you're running at high speeds and laying on the tank .
Guess it's an aquired taste .

Here I have both a guard and the pad . I guess it's like boinking with a condom and a diaphram . Never be too safe . But my intention was to break up the mono UJ a little . I don't care . I like it .

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Old 02-18-2009, 03:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The purported purpose is to separate the tank from your jacket zipper.

The real purpose is to separate you from your money and transfer it to Triumph.

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Its weird - just like the 68 coloured headlight cover - what's thats all about...?
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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silly triumph and their borderline useless accessories lol.
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Whadaya mean useless?

Its to hold your Lyta alloy or fiberglass tank on and to rest your chin on, in your pudding basin helmet, while you get down behind your flyscreen, with the suspension hammering hell out of you, as you fly down the Glencrutchery road at 110mph on your flying lap seconds ahead of a Manx Norton!

Ok, Ok its useless!
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Having had my chin down on the tank most of today trying to keep as much of my body below the Dart fly screen as possible wilst going 95ish on the interstate trying to get home from California.... the little pad might have been nice for that bump when I almost bit my tongue off upon when my chin connected with the tank.

Beyond that though.. I've seen chin pads fixed to old Norton Manx's and suspect that it's the same idea. Also seen pads of the like on the fixing straps used to hold Manx tanks to Norton featherbed frames.

That said the Triumph doesn't have either a Manx tank nor the featherbed frame, so the pad seems a bit out of place to me.


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Thats the strap I was talking about on a Triton. I always figured this tank pad was somehow trying to combine that idea with the racing pad I was talking about above.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i found them on madss for 25 bucks, maybe i'll just get adventurous and get one since they're cheap lol.
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Canít find a pic at the mo of a tank pad on a bonnie, but check out the link for an earlier homemade version on a triumph.

http://www.classicbikes.pwp.blueyond...on_his_tri.htm

Iíve got to confess I like the 68 range it was a nice idea to add a little flair personalization to your bike. There was an article in Torque about it all the designs were based on triumph period accessories and the look and feel of the 1968 triumph range. Shame the price was a bit high.
Even the headlamp cover is based on period race accessories, youíd put it over the headlamp to stop glass from getting on the track if you crashed. I know someone who paid quite a lot to get one custom made to his classic bike in the earlier 90ís to give it that clubmans race feel!

If its cheap and you like it buy it as they won't be round for ever!
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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could someone please enlighten me as to what the purpose of this thingy is?

http://www.pure-triumph.com/catalog/119

and as always, does anyone have this on their bike with a full pic? not the blown up pics that triumph gives us?
No purpose at all, just another thingy to lighten your wallet [billfold]
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