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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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I've read a few posts where folks are saying they replaced the stock bars with Triumph's TT bars. I don't see anything like that on Triumph's website. Anyone have a link? Also, it looks like from the few pics I've seen that you have to change out the risers, or is that part of the package?

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 10:52 AM
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Its on the triumph configurator. Twin T Handlebar

I had a go with the TBars and i really liked them. They seem to be pulled a bit further back to me and maybe a little lower.

They were comfortable looked fantastic and will be on my next purchase.
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I bet they're a UK thing because they're not on the US website configurator.

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They were never in the USA site for some reason. I first heard it was because they would not be available here. But they are. Either that or i'm hallucinating the ones that are one mine right now. Anyways, i called triumph usa and they then told me they are indeed available so i had my dealer order them. Never take what you see (or don't see) on the triumph websiate as gospel....it's always inaccurate on many things and triumph is ULTRA slow in fixing those things, so i'm not surprised it still doesn't show them. If you visit the UK version of the site and probably most other you'll see them tho.

By the way, thunderbikes offers a different version of the Tbars that had i known about when i bought mine i would have bought instead. the Tbars from triumph are both lower and further back, which i have come to get used to but still wish it were the same as stock bars. Well, the thunderbike ones ARE. However, they are also a lot more expensive. But if you like me prefer the bars in this different position it's one way you can go. they are also slightly thicker by 1/4". 1.5" compared to the triumph ones at 1.25". I measured mine with a digi caliper so regardless of what triumph may say they are NOT 1.5" like the thunderbikes say they are. Then again i could have sworn triumph has stated theirs are 1.5" before, so Thunderbikes could be wrong too, who knows. Anyways, wish i'd had bought the thunderbike ones instead. In fact, i may be willing to sell mine if the price is right. The thunderbikes are about $130 more so i don't ant to take to big a bath on them, but if anyone wants to make an offer i'll consider it.

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Yeah, I found them on the UK configurator. I LOVE the way they look, but the configurator showed them (you can see by adding and removing) as being farther away from the rider by what I'd estimate as about a .5-1". That won't work for me. I love the riding position just how it is and I'm not going to do anything that will change it.

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Yeah, I found them on the UK configurator. I LOVE the way they look, but the configurator showed them (you can see by adding and removing) as being farther away from the rider by what I'd estimate as about a .5-1". That won't work for me. I love the riding position just how it is and I'm not going to do anything that will change it.
Well, for me it wasn't further away at all. and i have done the same thing by looking at two pics and overlaying them. The T bars when i did that were further back, or closer to the rider. I can't say exactly how much because the stock bars can be adjusted and i did adjust mine a bit forward. But i found the Tbars to be WAY back. So i figured even adjusted as they came the stock bars would be further forward. Like i said (edited my last post after you apparently read the edited part) the thunderbike bars are more like stock as far as i can tell.
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Are those wider ? Dont want wider hehehe.
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Are those wider ? Dont want wider hehehe.
I don't think so. Just taller and further forward than the Triumph Tbars. how close to stock i dunno. Plus stock varies depending on where they were tightened down when the dealer set the bike up. You can always email thunderbike. I've been debating whether to take the $ hit and buy them and sell mine.
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Just ordered the T bars from madds. Cant wait to get them. Searching the forums now for a how-to on installing them myself...

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