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    What's in a Name????
    on: Dec 21, 2016, 09.36 am
    Dec 21, 2016, 09.36 am
    I ride for pleasure, and most of the time I'm riding my Trophy without saddlebags.     When I do grab a piece of luggage, I always start with the trunk, so I can more easily split traffic.   The saddlebags are always attached last, and only if I need them.

    So, being our bikes don't say "Triumph" on the sides of the bike except on the saddlebags (which remember, are rarely on my bike!) I bought two of the Triumph badges (the same part #'s from the saddlebags, about $35 each) from BikeBandit.   I considered just removing the badges from the saddlebags, but was afraid I'd destroy the 3M tape, or scratch the saddlebags in the process.

    I experimented with a few different locations, but ultimately decided on the placement shown below.   
    Last Edit: Dec 21, 2016, 09.43 am by thumper
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    Re: What's in a Name????
    Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2016, 10.57 am
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    Nice setting  :047:
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    Re: What's in a Name????
    Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2016, 05.56 pm
    Dec 21, 2016, 05.56 pm
    *Originally Posted by thumper [+]
    When I do grab a piece of luggage, I always start with the trunk, so I can more easily split traffic.

    Isn't the bike just as wide at the mirrors as it is at the panniers? Just curious. I had a chance to do some lane splitting while in CA this past summer and I was like "NOPE!" Not for me with this bike.
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    Re: What's in a Name????
    Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2016, 06.10 pm
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    Panniers are a bit wider (2.5 cm or 1")
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    Re: What's in a Name????
    Reply #4 on: Dec 22, 2016, 12.20 am
    Dec 22, 2016, 12.20 am
    It would do Triumph some good to see this post.  Should have been this way from the factory.  Nice idea, I also ride without luggage most of the time and have even had to tell a few people it was a Triumph even when the it was wearing the cases.
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    Re: What's in a Name????
    Reply #5 on: Dec 22, 2016, 03.49 pm
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    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    It would do Triumph some good to see this post.  Should have been this way from the factory.  Nice idea, I also ride without luggage most of the time and have even had to tell a few people it was a Triumph even when the it was wearing the cases.

    I think the little triangle badge that's under the windscreen would look nice right before the TROPHY SE badging on each side. I may order a couple and see.
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    Re: What's in a Name????
    Reply #6 on: Dec 22, 2016, 07.52 pm
    Dec 22, 2016, 07.52 pm
    *Originally Posted by AZBob [+]
    I think the little triangle badge that's under the windscreen would look nice right before the TROPHY SE badging on each side. I may order a couple and see.

    I'd considered that too.    But, I wanted something that would boldly proclaim the make of the bike.
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    Re: What's in a Name????
    Reply #7 on: Dec 22, 2016, 10.16 pm
    Dec 22, 2016, 10.16 pm
    There were no such problems identifying who made my previous Trophy Model  :084:



    ( But then that Model got discontinued too !  :164: )

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