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Give me a list of comfort items you added to make the bike a better all rounder:
Heli Bars
Triumph higher windscreen
Triumph tank pad
Pazzo long levers
Oxford Humpback saddlebags & tail trunk
Triumph saddle bag panel protector kit
Gel seat rider
 

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Just the triumph bag up front and some RKA soft bags out back. Have an old LP tail pack if I need more room.
I'd post a pic but i'm lazy and an idiot. The big Double Whammy!! :hammer: :-D
Cheers, Lee S.
 

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Brooksie,

A couple things, it looks like you got it covered for comfort and the bike looks good. How are the saddle bags working out? are the panel protectors (Triumph) model specific and can they be ordered as a kit? The other thing I was wondering, does the higher windscreen channel the air past you or does it hit you about the head. It seems as though the super low stocker just lets the wind hit me in the gut to lowerchest and I don't want to buy a screen that deflects to wind up to the head.
 

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How are those bags working out? Has any one tried the Triumph soft bags? I'm going to Sturgis in Aug, and need something for travel.
 

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Triumphtimes-the Oxford bags and trunk are outstanding. They tie on and bungee really well on the bike. You have to use the passenger seat for the trunk. The set up has held in place without slapping or moving at 140mph and toured all week with 'em. The panel protectors ARE the Triumph brand. They come with the Triumph bags in UK but are available separate here. They are pricey, but the fit the bike like a glove and are easy to install. They also provide some additional bungee points, which the bike needs terribly. The high screen works great with the stock set up handle bars. Since the Helis, there is a little head buffeting. I may try one of those deflector wing things down the road, but the bars/screen combo are so good and comfortable I do not mind the little buffeting I am getting.
Back to the bags. They are wll thought out and rain covers come with all of them. Capacity is good unless you are taking the kitchen sink. Easy storage for 7-10 days plus rain gear. If you have a riding suit, you don't need but clean underwear while you're riding and comfortable stuff when you unwind.
 

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Triumphtimes-if you do alaot of sport touring, check out the Heli Bars. They make the bike so much easier to ride around town by taking the weight off you wrist and hands. Plus they let me get off the seat a little easier by taking that pressure off the hands. This 955 is my first real big bike, the last big bore I owned was a 700 Sabre in 1984. I have had a few smaller since, but this bike is so much fun to ride. Do the bars, then find a shield configuration that works for you. The Triumph shield works well with these bars, but I'm only 5'10" tall.
 

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Brooksie,

The bars really don't bother me, but the rear sets cramp my knees. I am going to make plates to bolt on that make the rear set adjustable this winter and hope to be able to get an inch maybe a bit more to lower them to help. I do tour and have been known to do some IBA rides now and then so 1k days are not uncommon. The seat and rear sets are my biggest concern. I think I'm going to get the oxford saddle bags this Spring as replacements to my damaged ones. Who knows I may get the heli bars last as I get older comfort has become a priority, but I can't let go of the speed and handling thing yet. What's a guy to do.
 

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The Triumph gel seat is a big improvement. There are many threads on the Sargent seat here too, and they getgreat reviews from the riders that have them. I do not mind the current peg location so much but you're right, after a few hundred miles, the legs get cramped even at my average height. Most stuff made for our bikes, if you can find them, are made to increase clearance. If you coome up with a set up to lower the pegs, please let me know. My knees will thank you.
 

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Here is mine. Upgrades for touring include - ummmmm, ahhhhh, hmmmmmmm. Oh yeah, a Nelson Riggs tailbag. :razz: That's it, that's the list. Here is mine prepared for a 500 mile journey earlier this year.



 

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included but not limited to:

Corbin seat, re-covered by Sargent, very comfortable
Convertibars (higher, further back, infinitely adjustable)
Trophy foot pegs, hardware and linkages (lower and forward)
Powerbronze taller windscreen (top flip-up edge trimmed off for cleaner look)
GiVi luggage
Eclipse tank bag
Triumph tank pad
Kelty duffel
Throttle lock
Sprint mirrors
Penske shock (mucho plush ride)
Home made Triumph forward foot rests (highway pegs)

my photos

[ This message was edited by: daytonacharlie on 2006-11-28 17:40 ]
 
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