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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Quick Release Sissy Bar Kit available

I'm not sure if this helps anyone but I waited more than two months for this kit. When I ordered the dealer ordered extras and they're for sale and in-stock. Very good seller. Ships quick and I've bought a few things from them, never disappointed and always discounted.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TRIUM...s#ht_500wt_934
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 11:14 AM
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I had the same experience in waiting for these parts. They had the luggage rack in stock, but the sissy bar and pad were back ordered and I also waited two months. Looks like the US finally got a shipment in.

One thing I observed was that there were NO instructions on how to install the sissy bar, so getting the lugs on the bike for the quick release mechanism took a bit of trial and error until I got the right combination.

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I had the same experience in waiting for these parts. They had the luggage rack in stock, but the sissy bar and pad were back ordered and I also waited two months. Looks like the US finally got a shipment in.

One thing I observed was that there were NO instructions on how to install the sissy bar, so getting the lugs on the bike for the quick release mechanism took a bit of trial and error until I got the right combination.
You have to download the instructions from Triumph. A bit of a pain. It also explains the strange spacing template included in the kit.
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The linked ebay auction really isn't much of a deal as it doesn't come with the pad. The pad is $80. That's pretty much retail. I got my sissy bar for $350 including the pad.

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P.s. wasn't trying to be a buzz kill, just hate to see someone buy it and then realise when it came in the mail that it didn't have a pad with it.

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The linked ebay auction really isn't much of a deal as it doesn't come with the pad. The pad is $80. That's pretty much retail. I got my sissy bar for $350 including the pad.
That's not "pretty much retail." Check the prices and delivery time and you'd know it's actually pretty good on both accounts. Retail for the kit is $429.99 - no pad.

You got an excellent deal. Good for you! Don't know how you did it but think you couldn't do it twice.

I waited >2 months for one and they aren't as easy to get your hands on as you think.

As for the pad, it's a Triumph standard accessory listing and states no pad or luggage rack. Buy it from anywhere else and you'll see the same.

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The $429 price on the Triumph website INCLUDES the pad. Read the fine print. Again, Ebay link not really discounted; pretty close to retail. Of course, if you can't get one through the dealer, then the Ebay deal may be the way to go. But, where are you going to get the pad?

I can get the price I got every day of the week. I get good deals on things because I buy bikes like most folks change underwear. I come in, point to a bike, say "prep it", put cash on the table and ride off. Heck, I've spent over $1500 the last 2 weeks on pipes, helmets and other farkles. I also help them around the shop when they're busy or having a special event.

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p.s. I don't take my blessings for granted. I'm VERY grateful to be in a position to enjoy my passion; just don't want come across as a blowhard. I'm not. And again, nothing wrong at all with the Ebay deal; just pointing out that it doesn't have the pad and that the $429 MSRP on Triumph's website DOES include the pad in the kit. It has to be ordered separately, but it's included in the price.

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You have to download the instructions from Triumph. A bit of a pain. It also explains the strange spacing template included in the kit.
Here's the link:
http://www.triumphinstructions.com/default.aspx

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The $429 price on the Triumph website INCLUDES the pad. Read the fine print. Again, Ebay link not really discounted; pretty close to retail. Of course, if you can't get one through the dealer, then the Ebay deal may be the way to go. But, where are you going to get the pad?
They sell the pad too through their online store. I've used that dealer to purchase parts at a routine 15% discount that my local dealers find hard to match. Their ebay prices are still competitive compared to most all local dealers considering delivery is included and there's no tax for non-CA orders.

I would have paid more than retail a month ago for it as I sat with my luggage rack, passenger pad, easy brackets for sissy bar, bags & dual touring seat waiting with no delivery time available for the kit. The point is, they are hard to find and unless things have changed dramatically Triumph takes their sweet time to ship them. Two weeks turned to four turned to nine.

The cost wasn't the point - the delivery time and availability was.
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"The cost wasn't the point - the delivery time and availability was."

Well, if they're hard to get these days, then as they say, one in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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