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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:25 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Yeah, I saw that too. New Bonneville said they would fit, though.
I had to send my Renntec bars back. Although they did indeed fit under the header pipes, the right hand bracket on the engine mount bolt would not clear the lower banjo bolt on the oil cooler. I managed to get the bars on, but took them off again because I was worried that the pressure and vibration from the bracket would crack the oil cooler.

I called Renntec and told them about this, and they claimed that Triumph keep changing the frame dimensions. However my bike is almost 3 years old. The problem could be easily fixed by Renntec by putting a notch in the right hand bracket to clear the banjo bolt, since it seems more likely to me that the real cause was heat distortion when the bars were welded, coupled with rather bad design in a tight area.

My engine cases are now protected by R&G Racing crash bobbins. They don't suit the bike as well as the Renntec bars looks wise, but are just as effective if not a bit stronger.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #42 (permalink)
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My engine cases are now protected by R&G Racing crash bobbins. They don't suit the bike as well as the Renntec bars looks wise, but are just as effective if not a bit stronger.
Interesting. I never would have thought about frame slider-type protection, since I'm worried about breaking stuff when I drop it in the dirt/sand. For those who haven't ridden in sand, yes, stuff breaks when you fall. I'm basically concerned about the extraneous parts, so I'm going to research those R&G "crash protectors", assuming the Renntec's are a no-go for sure. Thanks.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I recently order the renntec crash bars for my 2012 T-100, do you think I will have fitting problems like Mr. Ripper had ?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:01 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Can't say enough good things about them. When I fell back in May, between them and my aluminum panniers I saved a lot of cosmetic damage. I got them after a garage drop cost me over $600, not including the scuffed engine covers I left alone. Falling in the rain, I only broke a turn signal lens.
any pics of your bike?
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #45 (permalink)
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any pics of your bike?
Sorry I missed it, what view did you want to see?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #46 (permalink)
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actually, i dug around a little and found some pics, i just wanted to see a pic of a bonneville with panniers.

i made panniers and racks for my past airhead bmw's, but decided to use seahorse cases and modded losi3030 racks on the bonneville
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:48 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Interesting. I never would have thought about frame slider-type protection, since I'm worried about breaking stuff when I drop it in the dirt/sand. For those who haven't ridden in sand, yes, stuff breaks when you fall. I'm basically concerned about the extraneous parts, so I'm going to research those R&G "crash protectors", assuming the Renntec's are a no-go for sure. Thanks.
Heres some fitted to my old Thruxton. They work too

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting prop and others, my Renntec engine bars arrived this morning, fitted this evening. My Bonne' is a 2010 EFI model and as mentioned in earlier posts I too found the fitting a little tricky due to:

1) The clearance between the bracket that attaches to the front engine mount and the oil union flange nut, I'd estimate there's about 6mm clearance after tightening, note I didn't use the spacers.

2) The limited space around the rear fixing nuts and bolts made things tricky too, I'd suggest the easiest configuration is to pass the bolt through from the left (clutch side) and have the nut on the right (stator side).

Took me about an hour. Tools used 19, 17 & 13 mm by " & " square drive sockets, extension bars, ratchet handles & tee bars, 19mm combination spanner and a hammer and wooden drift to tease it all into place. Some pictures, excuse the mud we've been through some flooded roads and fords.


Oil union flange nut clearance, note I tightened the nut on the replacement engine bolt with a 19mm combination spanner as the socket wouldn't clear the bolts threads, I'll be cutting the bolt a little shorter some time soon.


Rear fixing bolts, I just managed to get on the lower bolt head with a 13mm " drive socket on an extension bar.


Rear fixing nuts, plenty of room this side


Some overs - 6 off M8x20 bolts, 2 off M8 flat washers, 2 off M8x25 bolts and 2 off M12 spacers

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Thanks for the pics Art. the advice on using the ratchet extension to help position the through-the-carb brace was good. Using the big spacer/washers will reduce that exposed thread on the engine mount bolt.
I needed a rubber mallet to get the position on the bars just right. Even with loose bolts, it is hard to shimmy into position.
I recommend a little inner tube scrap under the U-bolts that hold the bottom brace.
There may have been some of these in Prop's original pics.
I know the instructions call for fitting the bottom brace first, but I think getting that position right is much harder without seeing where the leftside bars will land. If I were doing it again, I would remove the OEM engine mount bolt and hang the ls bar for fit, which would have given me the precise location of the bottom bracket.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:44 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Nice! write up, but I cannot contact NB, need to know how much to ship to canada,sent 3 emails nada
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