Sorry for the delay, you know life gets in the way at times.Part 2?
Got sick of carrying around a small ratchet to adjust the ST's rear preload for the missus and/or luggage every couple of days. Bought and fitted this preload adjuster knob.
Took less than 5 minutes and works a treat. Very secure fit and reasonably easy to turn by hand.
I ordered a set of these from MEC, $9.99 CAD. I'll bore out the right one and install this weekend. I'm looking forward to less hand cramping. :smile2:Good catch! I swear by these grips. Single most important ergonomic, fatigue-reducing improvement I've made to the bike. My hands used to cramp up with the minimalist Triumph grips. Yes, they're mountain bike grips, and sourced from MEC (Canadian outdoor store, similar to REI). They're the only ergonomic grips I could find that: 1./ did not have a lock ring 2./ had flat ends on both sides (to mate the bar end and control) 3./ do not have a stiff inner-liner.
They're inexpensive but you'll need to bore out the right side grip, then struggle, sweat, swear (!!) getting it onto the throttle tube, especially if you have heated grip elements affixed to the tube. Be careful to plan out the angle before pushing them on as they don't slide around once in place, and you only have minimal adjustment angle with the throttle tube clamp.
As an aside, I've tried BMW touring grips, pro-grip 761 ( thicker in the middle), along with throttle rockers and though better than stock are not nearly as good as these. I have "ergon" grips on my mountain bike, which was the inspiration. I emailed them and a few other companies to inquire about MC grips but they're not interested in expanding their market for whatever reason. Go figure.
If only I knew then what I know now Westozbob, there’d at least be a couple more Triumphs on the road.What I ment to write was " Thats one hell of a signature SpearChucker! Takes me back way too long!" Standin on the side of the road Thumb in the air!!!!!