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    The Art of the Farkle...
    on: Oct 21, 2017, 04.12 am
    Oct 21, 2017, 04.12 am
    Farkling and modding is a funny thing when it comes to your bike. The quest to up the game, correct a deficiency or just make it yours. The Vision has gone through a number of revisions over the course of our life together, both in aesthetics and performance. Same with the FA, really. Maybe even more so. You get started and one thing leads to another!

    But this Trophy - it's the darndest thing. There is nothing I really want to change! Well - if I am being honest, I would love to get 10 - 15 more HP and about the same amount of torque on tap and change the gearing so that there is a bit more in the middle. And I'll do the levers for my clutch hand comfort. Maybe a seat, too! this OEM saddle is starting to feel OK, though. Looks like it may "break in" after all. We'll see. But that's it, man.  :745:

    Seriously, though, the power train stuff is just wish list matter! It's getting it done for me as is. Grips and levers. And a seat if I think I need to later. What a testament to this machine. I love it just the way it is. Very rare and extremely cool, I think. 
    "The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true".  - Valentino Rossi

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    Re: The Art of the Farkle...
    Reply #1 on: Oct 21, 2017, 04.59 am
    Oct 21, 2017, 04.59 am
    I absolutely agree with you!  That's why I wasn't really concerned about those that complained about a lack of aftermarket items to add. I've found everything I need without much trouble.  By the way, a custom seat is really, really nice! Mine was done by Bill Mayer Saddles in Ventura.  Just swapped it from the '13 to the new '17.  Just ride & enjoy!

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    Re: The Art of the Farkle...
    Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2017, 01.05 pm
    Oct 21, 2017, 01.05 pm
    What to add is always a personal choice.  Having multiple bikes from different manufacturers the Trophy is by far the best. 
    To add to the comfort ad riding experience here is my list..
    1) Russel Day long saddle.  big investment but sooooooo worth it. 
    2) Lowering links to bring the height down after adding the RDL saddle.
    3) Grip puppies.  Additional comfort when riding.
    4) Clearwater LEDs'  Can you SEE ME NOW?  :017:
    5) GPS mount
    6) Ram balls on the mirror holes for the phone and Radar detector.

    thats it...  This is the perfect bike. :046:

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    Re: The Art of the Farkle...
    Reply #3 on: Oct 22, 2017, 01.41 am
    Oct 22, 2017, 01.41 am
    What to, and what not to.....add to the already great Triumph Trophy. My list is like the story, "how long is a piece of string".
           1. Extra lights, two sets. One under the mirrors, one on the forks.
           2.  Crash bars, radiator grille and pipes grille.
           3. Bigger screen. She who must be obeyed [sometimes] just loves it.
           4.  A vehicle reversing beeper. As a warning device for nocturnal wildlife, ex. kangaroos.
           5. GPS, to assist with navigation duties.
           6.  Switches and wiring for my Warm and Comfort Heated riding gear.
           7. Raised seat to better position me for my long rides.
           8.  Handlebar risers for the same reason as 7.
           9. Heated grips, for when I'm not wearing my heated gloves.
           10. Heated seats. To keep SWMBO happy.
           11.Tank bag for all the "junk" I need in front of me.
           12. And of course panniers and top case again to keep SWMBO happy.

            What's on the wish list. A Russell Day Long seat for me, SWMBO is happy with pillion
             seat. And of course extra lights, probably a set of Clearwater Erica's. Not a lot to
             improve an already great bike. I'm happy with the power. More would only attract
             unwanted attention from the revenue collectors.  :821:
    Last Edit: Oct 23, 2017, 01.44 pm by Trophy Moderator
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    Re: The Art of the Farkle...
    Reply #4 on: Oct 22, 2017, 03.33 am
    Oct 22, 2017, 03.33 am
    Hey Hackle,

    I think you covered everything but the kitchen sink for all your farkles. I would have to take out another loan for all this stuff. I'm just gonna hook up my Sena to my I-phone and the TTSE's blue tooth and enjoy the remainder of the bike the way it came.  Oh! I might get a V-Stream windscreen as I don't like the buffeting I get on my back from the OEM windscreen.

    My Best!
    Gary

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    Re: The Art of the Farkle...
    Reply #5 on: Oct 23, 2017, 07.01 pm
    Oct 23, 2017, 07.01 pm
    My farkle list so far...

    Front:

    Silvania Silverstar Headlights
    SuperbrightLEDs.com LED Driving Lights
    Skene Design LED Light Controller
    Skene Design Photon Blasters (amber)
    Skene Design Photon Blaster Controller with Turn Signal link
    Vstream Touring Shield
    Hella Sharptone Dual Horns (not shown)

    Cockpit:

    Maple Farkles Trophy Farkle Bar
    Garmin Zumo 665
    Garmin Dezl 770LMT
    Apple iPad Mini 3
    Applie iPhone 6s (not shown, mount only)
    Two sets of 2x USB Outlets
    Various RAM Mounts and fixtures
    Gerbing Wireless Controller
    Maple Farkles Trophy Handlebar RAM Mount
    RAM Drink Holder
    Garmin Virb Wireless Controller
    Flash2Pass Garage Door Opener (not shown. hidden button)
    Polk Audio Waterproof Speakers (not shown)
    Grip Puppies

    Seating Area:

    Russell Day Long with Sunbrella Fabric (best mod)
    Garmin Virb Elite on helmet
    Tourtank 4 Gallon Aux Tank
    Custom built Tank Mounting Deck using Global Truss Stage Lighting Mounts
    Fuzeblock Wiring Center (under pillion seat)
    Gallon Water System routed under seat

    Rear:

    Skene Design P3 Lights
    Skene Design Rear Lighting Controller (not shown)
    Riken Raptor ZR 205/50-17 Tire
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    15 Triumph Trophy SE (2019 IBR)
    16 Triumph Trophy SE (2021 IBR)
    IBA #609

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    Re: The Art of the Farkle...
    Reply #6 on: Oct 23, 2017, 08.02 pm
    Oct 23, 2017, 08.02 pm
    *Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
    My farkle list so far...

    Front:

    Silvania Silverstar Headlights
    SuperbrightLEDs.com LED Driving Lights
    Skene Design LED Light Controller
    Skene Design Photon Blasters (amber)
    Skene Design Photon Blaster Controller with Turn Signal link
    Vstream Touring Shield
    Hella Sharptone Dual Horns (not shown)

    Cockpit:

    Maple Farkles Trophy Farkle Bar
    Garmin Zumo 665
    Garmin Dezl 770LMT
    Apple iPad Mini 3
    Applie iPhone 6s (not shown, mount only)
    Two sets of 2x USB Outlets
    Various RAM Mounts and fixtures
    Gerbing Wireless Controller
    Maple Farkles Trophy Handlebar RAM Mount
    RAM Drink Holder
    Garmin Virb Wireless Controller
    Flash2Pass Garage Door Opener (not shown. hidden button)
    Polk Audio Waterproof Speakers (not shown)
    Grip Puppies

    Seating Area:

    Russell Day Long with Sunbrella Fabric (best mod)
    Garmin Virb Elite on helmet
    Tourtank 4 Gallon Aux Tank
    Custom built Tank Mounting Deck using Global Truss Stage Lighting Mounts
    Fuzeblock Wiring Center (under pillion seat)
    Gallon Water System routed under seat

    Rear:

    Skene Design P3 Lights
    Skene Design Rear Lighting Controller (not shown)
    Riken Raptor ZR 205/50-17 Tire

    Is that all?  :745: I think I might have seen a pic or two of your bike. most impressive, Sir!
    "The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true".  - Valentino Rossi

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    Re: The Art of the Farkle...
    Reply #7 on: Oct 23, 2017, 08.08 pm
    Oct 23, 2017, 08.08 pm
    *Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
    My farkle list so far...

    You need all this stuff because you're a hard(ass) or iron butt rider  :745: Just kidding!! But you did leave off the photon torpedos.  :008:

    But seriously, one unbelievable ride you have there sir!!!

    Best Wishes,
    Gary

    P.S. But great minds think alike as we both like the V-Stream windshield  :046:
    Last Edit: Oct 23, 2017, 08.11 pm by GaryWWhite

     



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