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Looking to pull apart the headlight and gauge this weekend and black everything out up front and I plan on testing out that yellow tint on the headlight as well. I'll post updated photos once I've got all that done.

So far I've done the brown bench seat, had a local fabricator clean up the rear end, updated indicators, new handlebars, CRG bar end mirror on the left, Biltwell Thruster grips, looking to get that reservoir handled in the near future and have a sissy bar headed my way this week from DanKai.
 

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I had a black pair on my SR400 and loved them, I felt the stock ones on the ST were just a little too narrow. These ones feel much better.
 

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I agree on the narrowness. I like biltwell stuff but don't like buying things til I've heard from someone with experience.. I assume you had to cut the stock grips off?

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They were removed with an air compressor, had to swap out the bars completely though to get the bar end mirror and grips to work, the stock bars are all kinds of strange on the ST. I wanted to get rid of those silver end caps as well.

I initially purchased the chocolate grips to go on my SR400, but I stopped doing mods on that once I had my heart set on getting a ST. haha
 

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I'll have to snap a picture of them when I get home but basically those silver ends attach to a metal part that sticks out beyond the grips which seems to be where most of the bar end mirrors are mounting to. There's also the holes that hold some of the controls in place as well.
 

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Yeah it's an actual threaded end that's part of the handlebar itself. It works if you just want to clamp the mirrors on. I'm just trying to eliminate as much silver as I can. haha
 

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...and have a sissy bar headed my way this week from DanKai.
So did DanKai confirm that their sissy bars will mount to 2016 Triumphs? Do you know if it's only the Street Twin and only certain styles of their sissy bars?

I sent them photos of my T120s rear after inquiring about compatibility. I've never heard back since the first couple of exchanges a few months ago.
 

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They've been using my Street Twin to get the dimensions. Mine will be the first ST sissy, I think they'll start producing them after this. I'm not sure about the T120 though, do they have the same frame as the ST? When I see Dan this week I can ask him about it.

It's been a couple months in the making so I'm pretty anxious to get it on there already.
 

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In regards to the sissy bar for the T120, Dan says it's the same frame as the ST, he ought to be adding them to their website in June for pre-order. Love my bar, it's perfect and I can't wait to get stuff loaded onto it already and head out.

I tinted the headlight this weekend. Initially I purchased some JDM stuff from Amazon, it was horrible and I'm pretty sure I lost the finger prints on my thumbs. I wound up finding this Lumin-x stuff and it was like night and day, seriously only took me a few minutes to install. I do have to recommend that you don't get the universal bit from Amazon though, it's too small. I had to do mine in 2 pieces so I'll likely just buy another larger piece and re-do it, but overall I'm really happy with the outcome.

Painted the headlight bezel and the gauge bit and removed the passenger strap from the seat. Love seeing how my bike is slowly changing. I should have my fly screen here in the next few days also.

Next? That damn reservoir.
 

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The front is looking good. I like the headlight & speedo in black, with the stock silver headlight bracket.

-Alan
 

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The front is looking good. I like the headlight & speedo in black, with the stock silver headlight bracket.

-Alan
Thanks! You know, I was pretty hellbent on painting that black too, but I don't mind it as much now that the other parts are black.
 

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Looks good!
A sissy bar may be in my future
I painted my bezels too, I really like the yellow tinted headlight, I wonder if there is a law about that?
I found a triumph dealer who stocks different Triumph tank badges, I'm going to try some fits to see if I can mount a badge over the painted Triumph tank logo.
 

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I wonder if there is a law about that?
It's at least legal in California, I just checked out the vehicle code for it.

The badges sound cool, I'm not sure if I'll ever look into changing those out or not. I like the simple decal on the tank.
 

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Funny how modding works. I never did any on my T100, other than to add an OEM center stand and low grab bar. People mod bikes, I think, largely in an effort to make their bikes stand apart from the crowd. Today, my T100 really stands out from others that I see because it's stock.
 

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Funny how modding works. I never did any on my T100, other than to add an OEM center stand and low grab bar. People mod bikes, I think, largely in an effort to make their bikes stand apart from the crowd. Today, my T100 really stands out from others that I see because it's stock.
It could be that yeah. It's just making those tweaks to it to really personalize it. There were also a few stock things that I didn't find aesthetically pleasing so those just had to go.
 

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This is merely my opinion about the ST sissybar as constructive, not negative, feedback. It might well be the prototype rather than the production model.

It's too tall, too wide and too straight (might even be leaning a bit forward) for the ST which is a lean, lithe and narrow motorcycle.

Would suggest a shorter and narrower version leaning slightly back with top 25% bent backwards at an angle. FYI YMMV FWIW
 

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This is merely my opinion about the ST sissybar as constructive, not negative, feedback. It might well be the prototype rather than the production model.

It's too tall, too wide and too straight (might even be leaning a bit forward) for the ST which is a lean, lithe and narrow motorcycle.

Would suggest a shorter and narrower version leaning slightly back with top 25% bent backwards at an angle. FYI YMMV FWIW
I thought it was a little straight up and a little tall also.
 
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