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I have purchased Dri-rider saddle bags and a Triumph sissy bar for my Speedmaster but have run into trouble with the chrome bolts that attach to the rear mud guard. The existing bolts are too short to go through the saddle bag stays to the nuts in the guard. I spoke to the dealer that sold me the bags and he said that they get their bolts from a bolt company. I have found some stainless 8mm by 50mm bolts at the hardware store but they look like c*#p compared to the original bolts. Has anyone struck this before? Does anyone know where I can get some chrome washer head bolts like the original?
Thanks for the help. :???:
 

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Hi Bushrat
I bought easy brackets for my TBA and received longer bolts with the kit, I bourght the brackets from the states but this probably doesn't help you much and I'm not sure what you can do apart from mabey check out your triumph dealer too see if they have longer bolts because the don't look like somthing that you can buy of the shelf just any where.
hope you find some
 

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hi fellas, the way I see it, whatever bags I get I will be probably buying easy brackets to use with them. To me, you can't beat the quick and easy fitment as well as being able to lock them onto the bike. I'll probably be getting leather numbers from the US but these would also work with just about anything. If someone can tell me different I would be interested to hear from them cos I have only reached this opinion researching these forums and the easy bracket website.
 

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Bushrat,

I got a set of long bolts from my Triumph dealer (Team Moto). I can't remember how much they were but they are exactly the same as the stock ones but longer. They appear to be made from stainless steel??
 

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If they are stainless steel try a buffing wheel and polish.
 

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PM me if you don't have any luck.

Bruv lives near Mount Crosby and may be able to get some as he deals with a few of commercial hardware suppliers.

BTW, I had K-drive bags fitted, very good if a little large. But my dealer has "mislaid" the original bolts. Only been waiting two months to get some replacements!
 

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Hi, new to Forum and keen to get back on the road having sold my bike in UK prior to emmigrating 3 yrs ago. Really keen on Speedmaster. Q for any Aussies - are the specs the same for all SM's in USA & Australia? just thinking of parts, modifications etc. Also anyone in Perth WA with advice on best dealer to visit or known SM's on the market? Ta!
 

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Shouldn't really hijack threads but.....

On 2007-02-08 21:20, Roadrat wrote:
Hi, new to Forum and keen to get back on the road having sold my bike in UK prior to emmigrating 3 yrs ago.
You and me both mate. Sold a Tbird for nuts and it's taken three years to get back on.

Only two dealers here: Lloyd Chapmann on Lord street and JCS near the Burswood Casino. I get the impression they don't like each other much!! JCS is a more traditional dealer but they had sold out of Speedies until March so I went to LC. They were OK but no deals to be done.

Since they are a pommy bike (until they send manufacturing to Asia anyway) specs should be the same. All gear for WA has to come from the East coast so now you know why they call it the Wait Awhile state.

Good luck and make sure you get a Speedy, you won't regret it!!
 

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How'ed you go Bushrat did you get them bolts yet? I looked at mine again and they are stainless steel to but made especially for the easy brackets of course.
On another subject pulled the speedo cable out today to put some white grease on the cable but when I put it back on the front point of attachment I screwed it up to tight an broke the little plastic bracket, it might be alright to for awhile as it has just cracked it and still seem pretty firm, so be careful if you carry out this procedure.
I'll order another cable this one should be alright till I get the replacment :???:
 

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Good luck roadrat in your search. Living in Canberra I had to go to Sydney (not far anyway and road it back) to buy mine and I think I may have been in the right place, right time because with only 6k on the speedo, I conservatively estimated with accessories I saved $4.5k.

I reckon then, given good money can be saved on a 2nd hander when doing business via the internet considering how it narrows the distance everywhere. I did it and nothing could have been easier for me but I used a reputable dealer and asked all the questions regarding appearances etc, and just made sure servicing and books were fine and revs was sussed out. In fact, using a dealer gives lots of protection legally so things can be worked out. As a matter of fact, when I was talking to the Dealer (Procycles-Sydney) they reckon they send bikes all over Australia, and it's just like normal practice. It's just a suggestion cos living over there, I wouldn't think you sand gropers have as much of a market as us on the east coast.

As an example, I just did a quick search and found nullthis bike in the country music capital of the world, Tamworth

and she sounds alright. Obviously fairly well overpriced given no accessories by the sound of her but if you take me as an example, I talked my dealer down $1500 in one hit but many times thats just timing and luck and bikes are being advertised and sold everyday so you never know what might pop up.

Anyway, I was just thinking what I would do if I was in the market and over there so welcome to this site and you'll find most here will try to help in whatever way they can.

Lastly, the speedmaster is a great choice and provided you are patient, it'll only be time and you be happy as larry back in the saddle.

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[ This message was edited by: firie9 on 2007-02-10 19:48 ]
 

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Thanks firie9 a great idea and probably the best option for me. Especially in saving the $$. I will have to learn to judge prices against features/extras as the bikes listed as same year seem to vary dramatically price wise and private sellers seem to be more expensive than dealers?. I will definitely keep my eyes on the web and the dealers over East. Thanks again and definitely a :chug:
 

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Binnsey who did you talk to at Team Moto? I e-mailed then rang them and the bloke there looked up part numbers but couldn't find a number for bolts. I assume that your parts are not original so I might have to talk to the bloke who sourced yours. Also which outlet did you ring as a search of Team Moto brought up 3 shops.
While talking to the dealer he mentioned a set of Belgium made panniers for the speedmaster by the name of "Kentucky Drives" Apparently they have a small stay frame and lock onto the bike. He also said that they are fitted and removed in seconds. Has anyone seen these in the flesh?
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