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Old 10-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #8836
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So, my dealer called Triumph America to find out how to get a replacement bulb. TA said "We don't supply our dealers with replacement fog light bulbs, but the customer can purchase a replacement light." Very nice, Triumph, very nice. A fellow forum member provided me the part number and a tip on Don's Bulbs, which does carry the very bulb I need at a very cheap price, but requires a minimum order of $40. Now, I don't need 15-20 replacement bulbs, but Don's website does an excellent job of cross-referencing this bulb to various automobiles that use the same type. For those, like me, who are too lazy to search for this type of stuff themselves, the newest autos (US-spec) that use this fog light bulb are: 1998-2000 VW Beetle; 2000 Nissan Maxima; 2000 MB 320 or 430; All Jeep Cherokees or Wranglers; 1999 Chrysler Sebring Coupe; 1998 Ford Ranger; and 1997 Toyota Previa.
Excellent info; thanks for posting it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #8837
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Weirdness a day or two ago. Moved recently and haven't had a lot of time to ride despite the incredibly nice fall weather here. I had an errand and took the bike after it sitting for exactly one week. It was filled up a couple days before going unridden for a week.

It would crank and start but immediately stall. Didn't appear that the battery was dead since it started fine but stalled immediately.

I tried starting a few times with it stalling each time.

I opened the throttle about halfway before starting it a final time, and this time with it reving up halfway to redline after starting, it remained running. I let off the throttle and it didn't die.

It was fine for the half hour ride and didn't behave oddly at all.

I'm hoping it's just bad gas? Never had any issues in the past. I do have the new tune and my bike has never been a staller. 3000 something on the odometer.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:30 PM   #8838
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Now you can get these:

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...illet_hg_9%2F8

Get the 106 X 38/40 template. It will fit perfectly. You will need to drill out the handguards where they bolt on to the bar ends to 10mm (13/32" for the metrically challenged) and then they will bolt right on.



They are very sturdy - I have already crashed twice after putting mine on with no damage other than some scuffed paint on the crashbars, the passenger footpegs, and the handguards. No other damage to the bike. It seems to show that radiator and tank guards are unnecessary.




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Old 10-07-2011, 03:54 AM   #8839
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So, my dealer called Triumph America to find out how to get a replacement bulb. TA said "We don't supply our dealers with replacement fog light bulbs, but the customer can purchase a replacement light." Very nice, Triumph, very nice. A fellow forum member provided me the part number and a tip on Don's Bulbs, which does carry the very bulb I need at a very cheap price, but requires a minimum order of $40. Now, I don't need 15-20 replacement bulbs, but Don's website does an excellent job of cross-referencing this bulb to various automobiles that use the same type. For those, like me, who are too lazy to search for this type of stuff themselves, the newest autos (US-spec) that use this fog light bulb are: 1998-2000 VW Beetle; 2000 Nissan Maxima; 2000 MB 320 or 430; All Jeep Cherokees or Wranglers; 1999 Chrysler Sebring Coupe; 1998 Ford Ranger; and 1997 Toyota Previa.
Isn't it just a plain old H3 that you can get at Auto Zone?
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:57 AM   #8840
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Isn't it just a plain old H3 that you can get at Auto Zone?

Thats what i was thinking, such a fuss for a light bulb.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:58 AM   #8841
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Now you can get these:

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...illet_hg_9%2F8

Get the 106 X 38/40 template. It will fit perfectly. You will need to drill out the handguards where they bolt on to the bar ends to 10mm and then they will bolt right on.



They are very sturdy - I have already crashed twice after putting mine on with no damage other than some scuffed paint on the crashbars, the passenger footpegs, and the handguards. No other damage to the bike. It seems to show that radiator and tank guards are unnecessary.


Im gonna buy me a set today! These things look awesome! How did your rear foot peg look after this topple? What top clamp did you get. There are three options.
SX Top Clamp
SXdx Top Clamp - Add $4.95
ADV Top Clamp, Fat Bars Only - Add $14.95
ADVdx Top Clamp, Fat Bars Only - Add $24.95

Did you upgrade to Ultimate handguards?
None
Ultimate Handguards - Add $9.95
Ultimate Handguards Touring - Add $19.95

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:02 AM   #8842
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I used the SX Top Clamp. I didn't need it drilled for anything else and if I did later, I could drill it myself.

There is no need to upgrade to the ultimate handguards, the std versions are plenty sturdy.

Remember - you will need the ROX risers for the 106mm top plate to work. There is not a top plate specifically made for the Triumph (yet). I wanted the ROX risers anyway, so it worked out fine.

I used the stock Triumph bar ends and hardware. I just had to drill out the handguards to 10mm to have them fit over the barend weights.


My plastic rear footrest detent plate broke - it is a $5 part (p/n PFKL2061539). The footpegs work fine with it broken, but the rubber has a tendency to ride up the peg. It is a 5 minute job to replace. The aluminum underneath the peg got scratched, but it is hard to see.

The Triumph crashbars worked great and only had some minor scratches in the paint.


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Im gonna buy me a set today! These things look awesome! How did your rear foot peg look after this topple? What top clamp did you get. There are three options.
SX Top Clamp
SXdx Top Clamp - Add $4.95
ADV Top Clamp, Fat Bars Only - Add $14.95
ADVdx Top Clamp, Fat Bars Only - Add $24.95

Did you upgrade to Ultimate handguards?
None
Ultimate Handguards - Add $9.95
Ultimate Handguards Touring - Add $19.95
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:10 AM   #8843
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Isn't it just a plain old H3 that you can get at Auto Zone?
In theory, yes. I went to three different auto parts stores, including Auto Zone, and either they didn't carry it or they were out of stock. I also went to three moto dealerships, including where I purchased the bike, and none of them carried it. So, I just ordered replacements from 1000bulbs.com. Bulbs are out there...just seems like you shouldn't have to waste so much time getting them!
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #8844
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Motosickle2000, that is a great looking setup...thanks for hooking up the rest of us with part numbers, etc.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:13 AM   #8845
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Weirdness a day or two ago. Moved recently and haven't had a lot of time to ride despite the incredibly nice fall weather here. I had an errand and took the bike after it sitting for exactly one week. It was filled up a couple days before going unridden for a week.

It would crank and start but immediately stall. Didn't appear that the battery was dead since it started fine but stalled immediately.

I tried starting a few times with it stalling each time.

I opened the throttle about halfway before starting it a final time, and this time with it reving up halfway to redline after starting, it remained running. I let off the throttle and it didn't die.

It was fine for the half hour ride and didn't behave oddly at all.

I'm hoping it's just bad gas? Never had any issues in the past. I do have the new tune and my bike has never been a staller. 3000 something on the odometer.
I would bet bad gas. When you fill up with bad gas and then let the bike sit for any length of time, the water settles and then is fed in nearly pure form to the engine. If you get bad gas when en route, it tends to mix around and still burn okay. I always dump some Star Tron in when I fill up and won't be riding for a few days. The ethanol in today's fuel just absorbs water like a sponge. There are several new products in the market now to address the ethanol issue, but Star Tron was the first I tried, and it cleaned my fuel system and improved my mileage as a side effect, so I've stuck with it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:19 AM   #8846
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I just ordered my ROX Risers from altrider we'll see how long it takes.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:20 AM   #8847
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Thanks for that, just ordered one.
I know it may be too late for you...I'm just back from vacation so I just read this....I bought the double socket with the coiled cable from Powerlet - I use a big rubber band to attach it to the instrument binnacle and despite hitting a washout at 50 or so, it's never moved.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:29 AM   #8848
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The only time I've had a problem with ABS was on a steep downhill driveway with loose gravel. The bike just didn't want to stop, a bit unnerving but I lived...
What happened ?

I don't understand why ABS is so bad in gravel type situations ? Can anybody fill me in
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #8849
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Have you guys seen the pic of the up coming 1200 Adventure bike?


First thought ? Bolt on passenger pegs
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:08 AM   #8850
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I don't understand why ABS is so bad in gravel type situations ? Can anybody fill me in
ABS releases brake pressure when it senses the wheel locking up. Wheels lock up more easily under low braking pressure on loose surfaces, which means that the ABS essentially disengages the brakes. Couple that with a steep downhill and the rider must now negotiate the run without benefit of usable brakes.

It's fun to freewheel down a steep rocky hill on a 30# mountain bike; not so much fun on a 450# motorcycle.
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