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post #1 of 78 (permalink) Old 12-24-2018, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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What's Your Favorite Mod To Your Water Cooled Twin?

Just for grins, I'm curious what everyone's favorite mod to your water-cooled twins are?

In my case it's the Triumph Electronic Speed Control I added to my 2018 Bonne T120. Ironically, it's a mod that very few (if any) people would ever notice, but it sure has made riding my bike a lot more pleasurable.

A close second is the Corbin Gunfighter and Lady seat. I went to Corbin and had it made while I waited, so it fits my ass perfectly.

If you notice a theme here, you're right: I appreciate the things which make riding more comfortable more than the things which make the bike look better, and I've done plenty of those mods too.

So how about you? What are your favorite mods?

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Cruise control is also my favorite so far, followed by TEC X-pipe decat, and the addition of T100 floating front brake discs and headlamp. These last two make a real difference in turn-in and night visibility. Weight is reduced a total of about 16 lbs., which is noticeable.

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1. Rear luggage rack, bought at purchase, so I could attach my Givi top case. I've had this case on four bikes now and it has become my most valuable accessory, mainly to carry my photo gear and survival supplies.

2. The National Cycle Street Shield - It makes traveling so much more better for me.

3. Cruise control. I had this also installed at purchase, just two and a half weeks ago. It certainly is great and the first time I've ever had it on a bike, but I don't use it or depend on it as much as the top case or windshield.

4. Speed Metal tank protector - I may have put a small scuff on the tank with my coat zipper, but it's now hidden by this all black sticker that I cut to size. See 3rd pic.

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For me, it's the Clearview windshield and the Triumph 4 bar tank badges. I don't really care for the way the T120 looks with any windshield but it allows me to ride in cold weather.
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Clearview windshield, Triumph Cruise Control Kit DRL Type 2, Pazzo levers, JW Speaker Evo 2 LED headlamp, Booster Plug, Triumph LED indicators, 4 bar tank badges, chrome throttle body, clutch and inspection covers.
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Panniers, comfort seat and Puig windscreen. I'll have to check out the price on the cruise control, that would be nifty..
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Just for grins, I'm curious what everyone's favorite mod to your water-cooled twins are?

In my case it's the Triumph Electronic Speed Control I added to my 2018 Bonne T120. Ironically, it's a mod that very few (if any) people would ever notice, but it sure has made riding my bike a lot more pleasurable.

A close second is the Corbin Gunfighter and Lady seat. I went to Corbin and had it made while I waited, so it fits my ass perfectly.

If you notice a theme here, you're right: I appreciate the things which make riding more comfortable more than the things which make the bike look better, and I've done plenty of those mods too.

So how about you? What are your favorite mods?

Pete
Like you PGR I had a Corbin seat made, however living in Spain and having to use the British agent it made the price very expensive. I had a copy of the Gunfighter and Lady made for Bluesideup, not bad but he is taller than me so slightly too much room for the rider's seat. Not to worry as my "Lady" is now long dead so only me for it at the moment. It will be better when I manage to go off camping as the bag will fit nicely on that section and my carrier rack.

Have changed the engine cases for chrome models as I personally hated the brushed finish. Other mods not worth talking about.

So the seat is my favourite I suppose.
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Avon Storm XD. Got rid of head shake and they tip in much quicker than the junk stock tires.
T100 disks. Stop the damn brake squeal and dropped some weight
Cruise control. I donít use it all that often, but still a nice feature.
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I'll have to check out the price on the cruise control, that would be nifty..
CC is really great! Very precise. It's $380 at the dealer, not including installation. I installed the kit myself, which took about two hours. After installation all other bike features work as before, but the CC will not work until it's activated by the dealer. It's not possible to activate it yourself.
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