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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-04-2015, 04:58 PM
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Thanks all!

Futant I went with the black w/ gold stripe... such a cool color combo

Sean and Houston08: thanks! I reached out to the Austin RAT group on FB and if the weather finally clears up I will have to try that bike night at SAB... the rockers v mods Austin FB group seems to be really active
Get in touch with Jeremiah Martin. https://www.facebook.com/jmiah.martin?fref=ts
He runs the RvM in Austin and they've got something going on all the time. [url]
So.....have the mods started yet? I had a black 2013 Thruxton that was taken out by two kamikaze deer on a trip through Arkansas this last summer. Went with the Brooklands green this time.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2015, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Houston08 I was so close to the brookland green... but I wear black most of the time so I figured that would be the best choice.

No mods yet, but they are about to start... probably predator pipes and the fender delete first up
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I just finished bobbing my rear fender (actually, a left over fender from one of my previous Thruxtons) and changed out the tail light and turn signals. I like having a bit more splash protection a cut down fender gives over the FEK's.
You'll like the Predators. I've had the regular Predators on my first two Thruxtons. Went with the new shorty Preds on this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRzhqWWBQ3U








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Nice job on that fender, it's the look I prefer as well. And I love the shorty predators!
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Agreed... those shorty predators are sweet. have you noticed and difference in performance or sound with them?
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The shortys are about the same as the regular Preds at idle, but are a bit louder when you crack open the throttle. Performance wise, I can't tell any difference at the seat of the pants. It's a BIG difference over stock, though! I've always installed the complete performance package when I've put pipes on, (this is the third Thruxton I've had Preds on, the first two being carbureted '08s) so I couldn't say how much of a difference over stock it is with just a pipe change.
If you go with the longer pipes, you should check out the TPUSA Dominator Sports. They're the exact same pipe as the Preds, and TPUSA's performance package is about $120 cheaper right now than British Customs. (Plus, BC doesn't even have a listing of the performance package for the Thruxton any more. I can't imagine they don't have it, though.)
If you go with the Preds, they should let you go with the shortys or the regulars if you call and talk to them about it. The pipes are the same price.

http://www.british-customs.com/trium...e-package.html

http://www.triumphperformanceusa.com...roducts_id=397

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