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Any one looked at that ***** alloy that the rear foot rest hangers are made of.The lacquer is coming off mine and it's not an unloved bike.It gets cleaned on a regular basis, and if I go for a ride in the winter, it gets jet washed to get any salt off it.
When I first bought the bike I noticed the alloy was flawed when viewed up close.
I had the previous model, which was better and other people I meet seem to think build quality is going down hill for Triumph.
I would rather pay more for a better quality bike than put up with a poorly finnished bike. :(
 

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On 2006-11-18 11:39, Trumpton wrote:
Any one looked at that ***** alloy that the rear foot rest hangers are made of.The lacquer is coming off mine and it's not an unloved bike.It gets cleaned on a regular basis, and if I go for a ride in the winter, it gets jet washed to get any salt off it.
When I first bought the bike I noticed the alloy was flawed when viewed up close.
I had the previous model, which was better and other people I meet seem to think build quality is going down hill for Triumph.
I would rather pay more for a better quality bike than put up with a poorly finnished bike. :(
hmm, i never really looked at it that way,, i always just seemed to have to much fun riding to care about alloy this or that, thank you for pointing it out.
ps,, i don't think triumph's are finnish, i think they're from england.
 

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Don't know if the build quality has gone down hill ( but the new sprint looks a bit fragile and the Thruxton has a few people complaining about the engine casings looking shabby quick) but me old S3 T3 had been commuted through a few winters in the UK and bits were suffering the rear footrest hangers for one :(

Anyroad took them off sent them to triple S and had them shot and powder coated black...much better finish than original and have been perfect for the last three years...and yes I have been known to follow the odd gritting lorry home :wink:
 

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I'm about to get my 1st S3, wonderful things, however, looking at the passenger seat and pax footrests I'd say the only thing that setup is good for would be gynecology! :idea: :eek:
 

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I couldn't tell you from personal expierience, but it doesn't look very comfortable. My missus preferred it over the GSXR, Ninja, CBR and Bonneville. ( the Bonnies foot pegs were ok, the seat is like sitting on a 2X4). I'd like to put alow mount exhaust and some GSXR1000 pegs on it... However now she wants her own bike so maybe i'll hold off on the footpegs and get a seat cowl.
 

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On 2006-11-19 07:49, GrahamC wrote:
...the rear (worthless) pegs were the first things I took off of mine... :-D
Worthless for their intended purpose perhaps, but not useless. When (not if) you lay down or crash this thing, or even if the neighbor kid bounces a basketball off it, then you'll see it save your expensive exhaust from damage.
 

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yeah, i have to say my female friends have all preferred the s3 passenger pegs to the other bikes i've had,, bonny, thrux, america, suzygs550, ct90 :-D .

i'ld paint em black if i could, but it's real low on the list of things to do to my bike,
 
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