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post #12871 of 16064 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 04:03 PM
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So, today my brother and I did the following mods to my 2013 Scrambler.
Cyclops LED 3800 lumen headlight bulb.
Superbrightleds LED driving lights (700 lumens each, 25 degree spread), parking bulb, and taillight bulb.
Norman Hyde mirror extensions (they only had them in polished stainless, but will paint them later to match). These were a 1000 percent improvement. Before I could only see my shoulders.
Dime City flush mount black gas cap
Genmar handlebar risers.
Polished aluminum skid plate by Hotrodcarpy (ebay seller), brackets are very strong and the the quality is very high and it's less expensive by far than other skid plates I have seen. Still not a true "bash plate", though.
Center stand by Tech Bike Parts (only issue: we had to take off about 1/8 an inch of metal off of the sidestand foot, or the sidestand would jam in the up position). I also sat on the bike while on the center stand and rocked side to side. I weigh 320 and the center stand didn't so much as even creak.
We notched the bolt holes on the headlight guard. This makes it easy to attach and remove without having to totally remove the headlight reflector and shell mounting bolts. (we touched up the bare metal with paint to keep it from rusting).
I also had the seat modded by Astech Seats near Gas City Indiana. They added dual density memory foam and a gel pad, and the seat looks totally stock. (it's the solo seat with luggage rack).
Later I am going to do a serious reinforcement on the luggage rack base, since it's just bolted into plastic.

This was over the last two weeks and not today, but didn't want to start a new thread, or hijack another to show my mods.
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post #12872 of 16064 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 09:37 PM
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Very first mod on my new(2014) mag bonnie was having the headers ceramic coated by New Image Coatings. Looks awesome and turnaround was FAST(emailed Mark on Monday, dropped off on Tuesday, picked up Friday - today)!
Waiting on my black Dominator Touring mufflers to come in...wish that Triumph Performance USA noted on their site that they only ceramic coat twice per month...I have to wait 10 days before they do their next run.
After that I will be working on handlebars, mirrors and brake reservoir...then comes lighting followed by powder coating wheels and rear shocks.
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post #12873 of 16064 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 11:38 PM
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When I got home, the trip odometer parked at 1,206.0 miles and I had a whole new sense of appreciation and love for my Bonneville.


What a great story! It sounds like a blast, I would've love to take a trip like that. I've driven a car through Chattanooga and some of the smoky mountains but I imagine the senses pick up a lot more on the hog. What kind of windshield/fairing is that? That's exactly what I'm looking for on my 02 Bonnie. Thanks for the story
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post #12874 of 16064 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 01:40 AM
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Have been working on the scrambler since I have been able to ride the wife's Bonnie.

Not feeling the new exhaust. Think I want something high. But this exhaust sounds great!







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What tires are you running?
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post #12875 of 16064 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 07:05 AM
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I've driven a car through Chattanooga and some of the smoky mountains but I imagine the senses pick up a lot more on the hog.
JUST so you know ........................

"HOG" ........ Harley (Davidson) Owners Group

"RAT" ......... Riders Association of Triumph

It is a term that only has application within the world of Harley Davidson.
It is not a Generic Motorcycle Term ........ like "Bike".

A Triumph, of any model, cannot be called a "hog"........ not without getting a strange look or two.

Kinda reminds me of the time my father used the word "Coyote" to describe an older woman chasing after much younger men!
Thankfully, it was not around "others". LOL

BTW ................ we've all done something similar..... and I will AGAIN sometime.

Enjoy your Bonneville, you'll get more looks on IT !

Just because those voices in my head aren't real, doesn't mean they don't have some really good idea's. (wink)
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Have been working on the scrambler since I have been able to ride the wife's Bonnie.

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JUST so you know ........................

"HOG" ........ Harley (Davidson) Owners Group

"RAT" ......... Riders Association of Triumph

It is a term that only has application within the world of Harley Davidson.
It is not a Generic Motorcycle Term ........ like "Bike".

A Triumph, of any model, cannot be called a "hog"........ not without getting a strange look or two.

Kinda reminds me of the time my father used the word "Coyote" to describe an older woman chasing after much younger men!
Thankfully, it was not around "others". LOL

BTW ................ we've all done something similar..... and I will AGAIN sometime.

Enjoy your Bonneville, you'll get more looks on IT !



When I say hog, I say it sarcastically and ironically. I had a 70cc Honda passport that I called a hog. I couldn't care less about what people think about me calling it a hog, if me calling MY bind a hog bothered someone, then I probably don't want to associate with them, sounds like a good way to weed people out of my life. I'll call my bike whatever I want to.
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"Harley-Davidson attempted to trademark "hog", but lost a case against an independent Harley-Davidson specialist, The Hog Farm of West Seneca, NY, in 1999 when the appellate panel ruled that "hog" had become a generic term for large motorcycles and was therefore unprotectable as a trademark."

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