If I was given a choice between looks/styling vs practicality....I'd probably choose looks/styling. Granted there are exceptions, where it's both stylish AND practical.
Got these from TEC parts UK shipped to Aus.I finally saw one today (white) and gotta say that I’m impressed. I was just curious to know what accessories others here are getting with their new Trident.
I was thinking of the following:
— bar end mirrors (speed twin)
— quick shifter
— BT connectivity
what other accessories you think are better off being installed at the dealership vs DIY?
Wow...very nice!Got these from TEC parts UK shipped to Aus.
TEC Clamp-on CNC Round/Oval Bar End Mirrors Fitting video below. This kit includes 2 x mirrors (left and right) and universal fittings. On Triumph water-cooled bikes from 2016 onward you will need to change your end caps from dished to the shallow type. Click for product listing. We supply...www.tecbikeparts.com
Bar end mirrors round think these suit the bike with the round headlight also easier to land spilt in traffic.
Dead easy to install no cutting or grinding to make them fit. Got these smaller bar end caps
Low Profile Bar End Caps for water-cooled Triumph Twin models (excluding bikes with hand guards) | TEC Bike PartsWhen fitting bar end mirrors to water-cooled Triumph models, you need to change the dished bar end clamps for low profile ones. Triumph make this part but they are quite expensive so we have made our own TEC brand caps. Ideal for use with our Clamp-On Bar end mirror kit. These will NOT fit...www.tecbikeparts.com
Replacement black levers have made a huge difference especially clutch side now adjustable highly recommend 👍 only thing I wish is it didn't have was the white tec logo on the front might try some actone to remove.
Also no vibration at higher speeds tested to 110kph
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thanks! Much appreciateBlack pro range paddock stand from amazon and triumph bobbins m8 size, cant go wrong with them bud.
thank you!Pitbull stand, Triumph Bobbins. Pit Bull is one of those buy once cry once stands. Don’t buy a cheap stand and risk your bike falling off.
no problem. This is the one I’ve got. Makes it very easy to get on the stand by yourself.thanks! Much appreciate
I just pulled the trigger on a trident today after sitting on it. Have to figure out what to do with my customized mag wheel Bonnie. Good on you to make that difficult decision!I test rode the Trident about a month ago, and the geometry and power delivery were just OK for me. Took me about 3 weeks of head scratching, but eventually pulled the trigger and paid the deposit on the Trident. My 2011 Bonneville is now for sale.
I went for silver/red option with heated grips, fly screen, tank bag and USB power.
Let me tell you from my experiment/experience. LolI’ve been focusing on getting protection for the bike immediately and looking into more functional focused items down the road. Are these all the things you think I’d need if the bike were to have a fall? Are any of them redundant (frame protection and engine cover protection )? What about the rear of the bike ... what’s protecting the rear axle or exhaust from scraping on the ground?
Front Axle Protectors
Engine Cover Protection
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Sad ... but good to hear it was negligible. I had a similar experience when my Bonneville came off the stand post oil change, and I forgot to put the kick stand down. Fell on left side, brake lever broken, gear shifter broken, and handlebar bent. But that’s it. All replaceable. Oh... and the bottom part of the front fork got a scratch. You may want to take a peek at yours.Let me tell you from my experiment/experience. Lol
I dropped the bike at very slow speed.
I was making a u turn in an empty parking lot while practicing slow speed maneuverers and it fell on the right hand side. Now, this was before any protection was installed. And everything was stock.
I had the frame slider at home waiting to be installed when this happened. Lol. The frame slider would have possibly prevented the scratches on the brake pedal and probably would have prevented the scratch on the lower part of the engine.
- The broad handle bar touched down. Bar end piece got nicked.
- Rear view mirror got small scratches at the tip.
- The rear passenger foot peg made contact. Actually this is a very high protective contact point. I had considered taking them off initially but now i am leaving them on as they are. Lol
- Brake pedal got slightly bent. And The brake pedal tip has scratches.
- The lower engine piece got tiny scratch marks in an area less than the size of a dime.
I have the bar-end mirror and the slim bar end piece coming so the scratches on the handle bar will be taken care of. In fact, That is the most visible damage anyway.
The fork did not touch the ground I think. If i had fork protector, that probably would have. Ironic.Sad ... but good to hear it was negligible. I had a similar experience when my Bonneville came off the stand post oil change, and I forgot to put the kick stand down. Fell on left side, brake lever broken, gear shifter broken, and handlebar bent. But that’s it. All replaceable. Oh... and the bottom part of the front fork got a scratch. You may want to take a peek at yours.
I’m going to look for sliders that I can move from Trident to my next bike. Hopefully that exists ...
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Not a bad idea but I’m always skeptical about leaving my helmet out. In this instance wouldn’t someone be able to just remove the bolts holding the bracket on? Aside from it getting stolen I worry about someone doing something to the helmet or even stealing the visor hahaLooks really nice. I'd like to do the same, but have one side include a helmet lock.