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Sweat, I don't like that look either, looks like something from the Bling aisle at Autozone. Jojje is hooking me up with a stocker, so all is well.

SCC, those pipes need a little finesse on the rear hangers to clear my Thruxton rearsets, but they look GREAT with my $40 ebay cocktail shakers! I liked your shipping box too, very spacious :-D

[ This message was edited by: JEB on 2007-02-13 18:19 ]
 

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I have those coolers. They are cool. Cooler than the stock unit, and lighter too. And did I mention that they are cool?

They look more like what they are, a craft-produced precision mechanical item, than a pointless piece of biker bling. They look kinda like vintage unobtanium performance items, IMHO.

I think they are nice on the Thruxton, and they'd be great on an America.
 

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On 2007-02-14 00:04, DrEnglish wrote:
I have those coolers. They are cool. Cooler than the stock unit, and lighter too. And did I mention that they are cool?

Let us be the judges of that: Post a pic. :-D
 

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I like em, I don't like the price but, I do think they look
pretty cool. In more ways then one. Way better looking
then that radiator looking stock one.
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I like the functional look and simple design. I don't see it as a bling piece at all, though for the most part the quality and precision are cut above, and therefore a bit out of place, on our triumph twins.

I was wondering if they could be turned sideways to fill the space between the two downtubes so that they were somewhat less obvious.
 

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On 2007-02-15 15:26, Jimbonnie wrote:
I like the functional look and simple design. I don't see it as a bling piece at all, though for the most part the quality and precision are cut above, and therefore a bit out of place, on our triumph twins.

I was wondering if they could be turned sideways to fill the space between the two downtubes so that they were somewhat less obvious.
Yep. Jewel-like precision, for sure. They are beautifully made. But the soft aluminum sheen at least gives them some degree of functional appearance. I also expect that they'll oxidize a little over time and that will perhaps make them look a little more like an organic part of the whole.

I think you could rotate them as described. I decided that the conventional positioning may give the best airflow while putting the least load on the hoses and their fittings...tho I doubt there is really a HUGE difference.
 

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Black, rotated 90 degrees inside the downtubes, now THAT might do the trick for me. The stock piece looks out of place anyway on such a classically styled bike, like a big "radiator grill".

No offense meant, Dr English, since you like yours, but it's the shininess that I don't like, drawing my attention to that area like a piece of jewelry.

At any rate, thanks for the options, everybody.
 
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