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Simple touches. I saw a few custom cafe mods online and decided to add these as 'personal' touches to my bike. An easy, fun way to set your ride apart from the crowd. Hope this helps encourage others to pursue their own simple mods. Cheers. :smile2:

* Put bike on center-stand if available.
* Decide on your pattern.
* Layout the template - hole size and hole pattern.
* Find a reference point to help keep the pattern level.
* Transfer pattern to side cover - I used temporary painters masking tape to protect the paint
and provide contrast for the transfer markings.
* Drill the holes.
* Deburr the the holes with 220 sandpaper.
* Use black Sharpie around the inside edges of holes.
* Apply screen to back-side of cover.
* Re-install covers.
* Stand back and be grateful for a job well done.
 

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That is toad-ally cool!
 
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Wow. Never considered my humble project would garner such encouraging comments. Thank you all.

toad-ally cool! was way funny.

Drill bit sizes: 1/4" & 5/8".
 

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Yes, seriously awesome job. I would have thought you would be able to see the difference in color of the inside of the plastic, but apparently not.

Love to see how it look on the bike
 

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.... I would have thought you would be able to see the difference in color of the inside of the plastic, but apparently not....

"Use black Sharpie around the inside edges of holes."

R.I.F. ;)

Does look cool. Yes, like pic of them on the bike.

It's there an actual reason the side covers would need to be vented however?
 

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Very aircraft like. Totally like it and not cheesy looking. Nay sayers put a lid on it. It’s an art form of expression. Just think if the covers we’re aluminum looking with airbrushed rivets. Killer.
 

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There's no actual reason for this mod. There's no particularly measurable performance gain from this mod. The only difference is that there is more intake roar when I wake the beast up. A compliment of TTP tune 3 mods has really put the Triumphant into my Triumph. Thanks TTP.
 
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