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R&G bars
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:35:05 AM »
Has anyone outfitted their Trophy with the R&G adventure bars ?
If so what do you think ?
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Re: R&G bars
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 09:25:59 AM »
I spoke to R&G before collecting my bike last week and was informed that the first batch was due for delivery around the 22nd Jan'13. Having looked at them on their website when I collected my bike I ordered a set. Have a look, http://www.rg-racing.com/ one of the pics is a frontal view. They are not cheap, £400 plus fitting, but worth it given the cost of panels if it tips over!!!!!

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Re: R&G bars
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 11:09:59 AM »
Looking at the photos of the bars it appears that the bars are not as wide as the fairing. This would indicate that the bars are primarily there to protect the engine and lower part of the fairing?
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Re: R&G bars
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 02:29:32 PM »
If you look at the frontal pic on th R&G site http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Triumph/Trophy_1200/2013.aspx I think you will find they are wider than the fairing.


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Re: R&G bars
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 07:13:12 PM »
I ordered and paid for a set when I bought the bike - I'm looking forward to getting them fitted....
Although they are not as wide as the mirrors, it looks to me as if they will keep the fairing off the ground and probably the mirrors too. The panniers however.... (it can't hurt to leave the pillion pegs down)
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Re: R&G bars
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 08:46:13 AM »
The ends of the mirror housing/fairing are made of anti-garage scratch material anyway :002:

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 09:00:44 PM »
Not sure if the plastic would survive 300kg... :151:
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 10:43:34 PM »
Lol, I agree ThickBrit ... They could have followed the Beemer again , on the k1200 mirrors break away very easily and are as easy to re attach ... Just a thought Triumph ....
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