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  • Offline duncanmacster

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    Priorities for Farkling
    on: Apr 09, 2017, 08.33 am
    Apr 09, 2017, 08.33 am
    My new SE has been in the garage for a shade over twenty four hours. Assuming I can get the lack of TES sorted, it will likely remain with me for years to come. So my mind has turned to the improvements that should have been addressed by the manufacturer, but weren't. I suppose some can be regarded as discretionary, but when was farkling a great bike ever really discretionary?

    So, given my inexperience with the Triumph, I thought I would seek opions as to what farkles are most important and how people prioritise them.

    What I have considered, confident that the list is miserably incomplete; and in no particular order is:

    Rear wheel hugger
    Radiator guard
    Headlight protector
    Handlebar risers
    GPS
    Top Box

    Inmates are invited to climb in with their ideas, in their perceived order of priority!

    Cheers.
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    Re: Priorities for Farkling
    Reply #1 on: Apr 09, 2017, 09.44 am
    Apr 09, 2017, 09.44 am
    Additional Lighting - Front & Rear
    R & G  Adventure ( Crash ) Bars
    Radiator & Downpipe Guards ( also from R & G Racing )
    Front Fender Extender
    Rear "Spray Guard" ( depending on age - earlier models didn't have them as standard )
    Paint Protection Kit ( Clear 3M film )
    Handlebar mirrors ( Fit in the holes on the Brake & Clutch reservoirs )
    Heated Grips & Seats depending on climate.
    BIG "Triumph" Badges / Stickers !

    This Topic might be useful :
    List of available Triumph accessories for the Trophy

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 12.17 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Priorities for Farkling
    Reply #2 on: Apr 09, 2017, 12.26 pm
    Apr 09, 2017, 12.26 pm
    duncanmacster,

    Congratulations on the new bike.

    I would consider the GPS mount first and a good battery tender second.

    Third, I would consider a good helmet with bluetooth.

    Ride safe, it is a great bike.

    ZShyster


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    Re: Priorities for Farkling
    Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2017, 02.25 pm
    Apr 09, 2017, 02.25 pm
    I have been trying to source a paint protection film kit with no luck, seems Triumph no longer make it and I can't get joy from any of the other companies. If you manage to track down a supplier their name would be appreciated...

    Enjoy the bike on some great roads around Melb!!
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    Re: Priorities for Farkling
    Reply #4 on: Apr 09, 2017, 02.28 pm
    Apr 09, 2017, 02.28 pm
    My list is probably pretty lite, but it has been derived mostly out of need.

    Top box with cushion pad (for the pillion)
    R&G Adventure bars (saved the tupperware twice)
    Battery Tender (a seeming requirement vice being a "farkle")
    Air Hawk seat cushion (the stock seat is terrible, according to my tush)
    Blind spot mirrors (placed in the upper, inboard corners of the bikes existing mirrors)
    Additional 'see me' on the tail (I went with reflectors)
    Tank map pouch (Yep, I still use a map)
    Sena helmet bluetooth system (for tunes and talking)

    Needed:
    A horn you can actually hear
    GPS that works for me (and doesn't require monthly payments to buy)
    Air winglettes (to deflect air into the cockpit in summer)
    Air conditioning on the bike (I'm kidding, but this actually exists. Crazy.)

    Congrats on your new bike!!! Ride safe. ATGATT!


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    Re: Priorities for Farkling
    Reply #5 on: Apr 09, 2017, 04.35 pm
    Apr 09, 2017, 04.35 pm
    Interesting, ok here is my priority list (all fully installed on my bike)
    1. top box
    2. extra lights front and rear
    3. front and rear fender extenders
    4. air horn
    5. GPS (with lock)
    6. 1" Lust lowering links
    7. Russell Day Long seat (heated) with backrest
    8. V Stream touring wind screen
    9. Heated grips
    10. 3M paint protection
    11. front camera system
    12. home made emergency repair kit for touring (lots of good suggestions on this forum)
    13. ....and if you haven't bought one yet go buy a Triumph manual (very important)
    Last Edit: Apr 09, 2017, 04.45 pm by Gar
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    Re: Priorities for Farkling
    Reply #6 on: Apr 09, 2017, 06.01 pm
    Apr 09, 2017, 06.01 pm
    Here's my take...

    Rad Guard radiator guard - Rad Guard is from your neck of the woods, duncanmacster
    R&G down pipe protector
    Laminar Lip
    Trident Deep Black can
    Heated grips
    Top box with pad
    Stubby antenna
    RAM mount utilizing the threaded hole by the clutch reservoir for my phone, which I use as a GPS
    Union Jack valve stem caps
    Reflective "TROPHY" inner rim stickers

    Battery tender on the wall near my bike

    I'm pretty happy with the low seat at this time, so that's staying

    I'm thinking of adding a louder horn and maybe more lighting.

    I think that's about it...  :002:
    Last Edit: Apr 09, 2017, 06.07 pm by brenchley
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    Re: Priorities for Farkling
    Reply #7 on: Apr 10, 2017, 12.06 am
    Apr 10, 2017, 12.06 am
    Gentlemen

    Thank you for your most excellent suggestions and ideas.  :152: Hopefully there are a few more out there, but in the meantime I am going to start devising an action plan.

    Best regards
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