Well, all I have to go on was a guy with an 05 triple I met at my bike dealer. He had done lots of great customizations to his bike and seemed pretty knowledgeable. He told me he replaced it for the scratching problem. Frankly, I can't be sure but I think triumph would have to be pretty dense to make a harness with metal contact points inside.
On the other hand if its too late to stop the order and your tank cover turns out to be full of metal staples, you can always glue some fabric or rubber patches inside.
[ This message was edited by: hatchet on 2005-08-10 10:03 ]