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    How have you modded your Trophy?
    on: May 18, 2019, 07.47 pm
    May 18, 2019, 07.47 pm
    So, I'm curious, what have some other owners done to their Trophies to make them more comfortable, safe and capable?  I've looked over a lot of the mod posts and see some interesting ideas.  But what mods work well and what do most owners do that others don't.  I've put together a short list of the changes I've made to my '17 and would be interested to read what you have done.

    To date:
    * Added rear sliding mount and OEM top box.
    * Added Maplefarkle handlebar RAM ball mount
    * Added RAM ball mounts to mirror mounts
    * Added RAM X-Grip phone holder
    * Routed dedicated USB charger and 1/8" audio cables to the phone mount
    * Upgraded stock low seat to a Russell Day-Long and had the pillion covered to match
    * Added two white LED flashing lights that face forward from under the headlights for better traffic visibility.
    * Swapped the stock shock links for Soupy's adjustable lowering links. Net drop is about 2"
    * Lowered fork clamps about 1.25" to maintain geometry with rear suspension drop.
    * Installed Soupy's adjustable side stand.
    * replaced 12v outlet in glove box with a dual USB outlet.
    * Added OEM pannier liner bags.
    * Assembled an emergency kit that includes tire plug kit, small compressor, basic toolkit, first aid kit, small fire extinguisher.  This is kept in my left pannier.
    * OEM tank bag.
    * Added white 3M Retroreflective strips on the rear of the panniers

    Future Mods:
    * kicker speaker upgrade
    * heated clothing port on tank console
    * switched high level to low level audio converter for connecting an updated bluetooth module or a cord to my headset.
    * crash bars
    * aux driving lights
    * high viz brake light upgrade
    * back rest
    * accent paint? maybe

    Last Edit: May 18, 2019, 08.12 pm by Hoovooloo

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    Re: How have you modded your Trophy?
    Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 09.06 pm
    May 18, 2019, 09.06 pm
    Makes my bike look like a stripped down economy model, but I do have A/C, just like 2slow! :745:
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    How have you modded your Trophy?
    Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 10.03 pm
    May 18, 2019, 10.03 pm
    I know you've modded yours at least a little.  You have a backrest and now some fancy pannier bags.   (snicker)

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    Re: How have you modded your Trophy?
    Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 11.31 pm
    May 18, 2019, 11.31 pm
    and a top case and a fancy windscreen and , now, a fancy top case liner........  what else?

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    Re: How have you modded your Trophy?
    Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 11.47 pm
    May 18, 2019, 11.47 pm
    I was going to post something like "wow that's a lot - I haven't done much." Then I looked at your list and started thinking...

    - Triumph's topcase and mount with added Inreach SE+ powered mount
    - ditto Triumph's heated grips, front splash guard, tankbag
    - pannier and topcase inner bags from eBay
    - RDL heated rider and pillion seats
    - Maple Farkles handlebar RAM mount and dash shelf
    - SPOT and Touratech's locking Zumo 660 mounts on shelf
    - BestRest Peg Packer 1-gal gas cans on passenger pegs
    - CalSci large windscreen
    - combo voltmeter/USB charger
    - Fuzeblock
    - Autocom SuperPro-Auto
    - Motofizz medium bag (fits nicely on rear seat behind RDL backrest)
    - travel/emergency kit - tire repair/compressor/tools, Nelson Rigg cover, bungees, etc. split between panniers to balance weight
    - 3m SOLAS reflectors in red and silver on back of panniers/topcase
    - heated gear port mounted in tank cover below filler
    - Aerostich's Mr. Happy traveling companion :-)

    Damn, I hope my wife never adds this all up... On the other hand, when Triumph started talking about discontinuing the Trophy, I bought mine - the dealer put it on a pretty steep sale. Saved enough to actually pay for all this stuff, plus the Aerostich Transit2 suit, the boots, the Nolan N104 helmet and heated gloves/liner, and I'm still not back to retail yet.

    Also had the GPS mount, but pulled it off when I mounted the dash shelf and put it up for sale in the flea market thread. Oh, and Aerostich tank panniers with a 1gal cooler - was thinking I'd toss it over the back seat and have a bit of storage and water, but doesn't quite fit - much better for a Tiger or something.

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    Re: How have you modded your Trophy?
    Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 12.09 am
    May 19, 2019, 12.09 am
    It all starts adding up quick.  It wasn't until I started listing it that I realized what all had been done.

    I forgot about the heated grips and gps upgrade to Zumo 595.

    On top of that there is clothing and a trailer that I converted from and old pop-up camper so I could haul it around if I wanted to.  I took a lot of flak for that during the Twisted Trophies GTG.  All in good fun though.

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    Re: How have you modded your Trophy?
    Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 12.42 am
    May 19, 2019, 12.42 am
    Trailer?  Trailer?  But, but, you have three cylinders, it's not supposed to fit no stinkin' trailer!
    Well, let's see:
    Lust links
    Lowered the front 12.5mm
    SW Motech BMW GS accessory bar mount
    Ram mount for the non wired TomTom Rider 550
    Ram X-Grip for the phone
    2 separate switched Waterproof USB ports up front above the tank bag mount location
    Tank Bag strap with parachute buckle for the front mounting point
    Rear Tank bag strap mounts that fit perfectly on the seat positioning rod and come out underneath sides near the front of the seat with parachute buckles  (elastic band with buckle ends over the seat secures them in place when not in use)
    2 Cortech Tank bags (I know, I know, but it depends on the trip) fitted backwards (one large and one small, and either will hold a hydration bladder)  NO GATORADE MISMANAGEMENT ANYMORE!
    Switched 12V Coax connection pigtail
    2 Switched 12V Coax panel mounts for heated gear front and rear on the side panel below the rider's seat
    Airhawk seat pad (thanks to mmlanes for the suggestion)
    Utopia backrest with pouch
    6 Circuit switched fuse block that runs all the extra circuits with 2 spares
    Heated grips from individual parts when they were priced incorrectly and self installed them per forum detailed instructions
    Mad Water 20L waterproof backpack (holds a lot, and Black and HI-Vis Yellow at a sale price of $39.00) Weighs 2 lb. 2 oz.
    Not much, compared to others here.

    Wish list:
    DUH! Russell seat.
    Mad Water submersible 30L USA Duffel (Zip top, and submersible to 15 ft and they also have 65L and 90L sizes) weighs 1 lb. 8 oz.
    MORE TRIPS!!!
    Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 01.10 am by trophied
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    Re: How have you modded your Trophy?
    Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 01.05 am
    May 19, 2019, 01.05 am
    As I said.... FLAK.  I'll never live it down.  It's ok though.  what goes 'round comes 'round.  ;)