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Old 03-20-2014, 07:20 PM   #4786
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Uhg, I'm not gonna lie, I hate all the gloss black and carbon fiber look crap that Aftermarket loves to sell. Why the hell do I want one piece of carbon fiber (look) plastic piece on my otherwise clean looking bike.

I think carbon fiber, screams cheap.

Just give me a nice flat black quality piece...
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:12 PM   #4787
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You must mean the type that's made out of cheap plastic that breaks the first time you fling a small rock when you're riding in below freezing temps...

That sounded flippant. Sorry, to each his own. I happen to like the way it matches my Scorpion CF exhaust.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:41 AM   #4788
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Well I mean yea. It's fine if you have a carbon fiber scheme going on, with a couple matching parts. I totally understand that.

I just hate the 1 off piece. /endrant

Anyway, for anyone that is interested - Skidmarx e-mailed me back and sent me to this site as a US dealer of their products. I e-mailed the guy on the contact page... we'll see where that goes.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:56 AM   #4789
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The looks of the Skidmark is great. I personally don't care much for the thin, pointed, Pyramid. Anything helps though. The fender riser & the extended fender are 2 things Triumph should have done from the factory...
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:10 PM   #4790
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Gents: Any of you fellas remember or seen the loops added to Triumph OEM panniers to haul more gear on top of them. I'm trying to locate the loops or something similar that won't rattle going down the road or stick up much.

My other thought behind these is if the oem mounting fails I have something to strap the pannier back on the bike.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:08 AM   #4791
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If I am not mistaken, on the OEM bags, you need to drill and install some rings or hooks yourself. I could be mistaken in that though. Seemed I saw a thread where someone did just that.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:17 AM   #4792
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Gents: Any of you fellas remember or seen the loops added to Triumph OEM panniers to haul more gear on top of them. I'm trying to locate the loops or something similar that won't rattle going down the road or stick up much.
Do you mean Bungie buddies. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/bungie-buddies


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Old 03-22-2014, 07:52 AM   #4793
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Do you mean Bungie buddies. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/bungie-buddies


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Thanks those look easy enough to source.
Like these too...

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Old 03-23-2014, 01:18 PM   #4794
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Gents: Any of you fellas remember or seen the loops added to Triumph OEM panniers to haul more gear on top of them. I'm trying to locate the loops or something similar that won't rattle going down the road or stick up much.

My other thought behind these is if the oem mounting fails I have something to strap the pannier back on the bike.
St rydr;

Are you looking for marine(Stainless/Bronze) grade Padeyes or footman loops; also called SS tie down padeyes? Most ship's chandler or marine supply places carry them http://www.suncorstainless.com/pad-eyes is one place or West Marine. The type you displayed is called a flat or C-type padeye.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:14 AM   #4795
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Anyone use a an aftermarket shorter sidestand? My Explorer ha a lowering link installed, and subsequently the bike is very upright. So much so that I need to be super careful about where I park it, I know there are a couple out there and wondering if anyone has used any.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:27 AM   #4796
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Anyone know if any of the Fastway products will fit the Explorer 1200? Loved them on my GS and would like to add them to the big Tiger, if possible.
I was wondering the same. I have a set of Fastway Adventure pegs from my old GS that I want to use on the Explorer.
Fastway's website still doesn't show an application for the Explorer but they do offer for the Tiger.
Does anyone know if Tiger and Explorer have the same specs for foot peg mounts?
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:10 PM   #4797
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Anyone know the size torx bit for the frame bolts for mounting the SW Motech crash bars? T55 by chance?
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:32 AM   #4798
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Correct,i just did mine
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:45 AM   #4799
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Anyone know the size torx bit for the frame bolts for mounting the SW Motech crash bars? T55 by chance?
Yes, T55 is correct.

Note that one of the bolts on each side (front of bike) has an independent nut on it that you will need to reach from the inside of the frame in order to loosen.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:55 AM   #4800
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