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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 12-04-2012, 03:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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found this mockup in a older post

Love it!
It looks so .... err ... um ... well ..... Triumph!! Yeah, that's it!!

Has to be the 5-3/4" pair for me though, those smaller ones (in other thread) just don't look that great.

I will tell you that the Speed Triples lights are center mounted together, off a single bracket that bolts to the steering head
I think on the Twins, probably best to mount as per picture above, off the forks.
Also of note - when Daytona's get converted to 'naked' some use cheaper generic 5-3/4 buckets with bottom mounts, turned on side:
This results in much wider spacing between the lamps vs the OEM Speed Triples and just doesn't look right.
So keep the spacing 'close' guys, even if bolting on outsides to the forks.
Again, the one above looks just perfect!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Looks good Phil - I see you also have a Speed Triple/Daytona (same) front end on there!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I had wondered whether one of these kits could work.

Personally I think the 5"+ round lights look better than the 4's. I'm not sure whether one of those pre-fabbed fork mounts would work on stock Bonneville forks and provide adequate width for lights that large side-by-side, though.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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... it's intriguing. From a practical perspective, I like it. The current factory light is like a candle at noon - virtually invisible.

Stylistically, I'm not sure it works for a retro look, but it looks good as a mod for a cafe look.

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Love the look Phil!

Was looking at the Aztec8 myself, seems simple and the 5 3/4ths look like they'll do nicely. Will possibly get a pair in the next month.
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