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How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« on: May 19, 2015, 07:05:22 pm »
The dealer gave me a discount to buy the accessories with the bike but wanted 4.5 hours labor to install the heated grips and I forgot what they wanted for the Top Case.  For those that have installed these on their own, what is their experience with the length of time it takes?

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Re: How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 07:54:13 pm »
I don't know for sure but I would have thought that a Dealer who knows what they are doing,
should be able to complete BOTH jobs in under 3 hours !

Have a look here : Triumph Instructions
Download the instructions and have a read - they will give you an idea of how long it should take,
and might also help determine if either of them are jobs you might tackle yourself to save the $$$'s

You will need to enter the Part numbers to get the instructions which are :

A9638088 ( Heated Grips ) and

A9508161 ( Top Box Sliding Carriage )

The Top box also has to be assembled as it comes with the base and the matching coloured lid,
but that is a pretty straight forward job - instructions are included with the Sliding Carriage instructions.

For what it's worth, when I bought my Trophy in the UK - which was an ex-demonstrator,
they gave me 10% off any accessories I wanted and fitted them for free !

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Re: How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 08:06:19 pm »
I did the heated grips in about 1 hour.  It was really simple and I'm no mechanic

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Re: How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 08:13:36 pm »
Thanks Coconut. I had the directions last week and have reviewed them and was just looking for personal experience from someone who has done it themselves. Already asked the dealer for a discount on the install but they don't and gave me a pretty good deal on the bike so they probably don't have much margin left anyway. I thoroughly searched this site and will plan to post how-to's when I do the work.

I try to do most things myself. Looking at the service schedule I might pay for part of the 20,000 mile service because of the Cam timing and that will be a ways off anyway. Also looking to buy a dealer tool once I see if anyone local to me already has one or not.

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Re: How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 08:18:22 pm »
Thanks Neojynx,

From looking at the directions, it did not seem all that hard. The dealer said they have to remove all the fairings to do the work and your response makes me think they were trying to make a little money back on the bike.

Did you have to remove the fairings? Also, the dealer said they have to "activate" the grips for the icon to work on the dash. Did you encounter that?

Thanks again.

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Re: How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2015, 08:29:30 pm »
NO - you do not remove the fairing.  You need to lift out the glove box on the left so you can connect the cables, but that's it, a couple of bolts only.

Unscrew the end caps  off each handlebar, remove the little screw holding the handlebar, you dont need to buy replacements as I used the originals.  Slide them off. Slide on the new, just make sure on RHS that you have throttle pushed in correctly.

Carefully fold the excess wire in the ends.  BTW u do have to undo the the RHD & LHS electric clusters to get at the handlebars.

When u connect the cables to the electric connector then it should show the icon for the grips if the bike is a 2014 or newer, otherwise they ll still work but you might need to get the dealer to set this active.

Make sure you buy the parts NOT the kit as the parts bought separately cost half as much...

It is that simple

BTW - Your dealer is a moron

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« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 08:32:25 pm by neojynx »
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Re: How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 08:37:16 pm »
If you look at the Instructions you wil see there are 2 variants of Heated Grip Kit.

Early versions of Trophy had to have the Heated Grips Instrument Panel Icons activated
which required connection of the Dealers Diagnostic equipment.
( The Heated Griops woudl still woork - you just wouldn't see the Icons ).

Later Trophy's are activated by inserting a "Shorting Plug"
( Supplied with Heated Grips Kit AA9638094 )
into a connector underneath the Glove box.

You would have to lift the Glove Box to see whether you have the connector for the Shorting Plug
( refer to the iinstructions to help iidentify it ), whereas your Dealer will probably know
which version you have baed on your VIN number.

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Re: How long to do DIY Top Case or Grips Install?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 09:27:04 pm »
Sliding carriage and top box should be under an hour as well.