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*Originally Posted by Novocastrian [+]
Still trying to work out what the pineapples are. Are they the rocker switches?

I think it's the whole switch assemble especially near the grips.  Round(ish) like a pineapple I suspect. :028:

I can't recall if blind or not but did use 8x35mm bolts on both sides and they both mounted fine.

Riding Gear, Clothing, and Apparel / Re: Branded Clothing
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:07:13 PM »
About the only Branded manufacturer clothing I own was from eBay.  I've found decent Triumph emblazoned T-Shirts for about $10 shipped.  They were decent quality.  For me, I think many of the Triumph dealerships, in the USA at least, are trying to become Boutiques (think HD & BMW) with their accessory displays and lighting and resultant pricing.  I just checked on-line and their Modern Logo T-Shirt is $35.  Cheaper than some but I'd rather spend that amount on gas/oil or a decent Bourbon.  You can get decent Bourbon for that price.  Yes, I saw a moth fly out of my wallet last time I opened it up.  :008:

PS - As a side not they do seem to offer free shipping if you have stuff sent to the dealer for pick up.

*Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]
IS THAT BOLT HOLLOW!!!!!!!!!!????   Looks like it in the photo.  Geeze....

Mine wasn't.  I believe he drilled the existing bolt before cutting off the threads making it "hollow".  As I stated above I didn't thread the bolt but  drilled for the replacement fastener making the original bolt a sleeve or bushing.

If you get the chance please post the number from the Mahle filter.  I can't quite make out teh last couple digits from the image.

"How To's" Technical Guides / Re: How To: Adjust TTSE Valves
« on: January 18, 2019, 03:45:43 PM »
I checked the USA site for Wera tools.  From the description it doesn't appear the tip is replaceable.

Wera Kraftform 300 IP Torque Indicator Screwdriver, TORX PLUS 6 IP x 65mm Shaft

Wera Kraftform Torque-indicator Screwdrivers are designed for torque controlled tightening to guarantee the safety of the screw connection. Torque-indicators have been factory pre-set to torque values recommended by leading carbide tool manufacturers. Wera torque tools have unlimited loosening torque to loosen seized screws. All Wera hand tools feature the trademarked ergonomic Kraftform handle, with hard and soft zones, that fits the shape to the hand for the ultimate in comfort and high-speed torque transfer. Calibration certificate included.

Features Wera Kraftform handle for TORX PLUS socket screws, 6 IP x 65mm shaft  (I thought this would specify ability to change tips)

Factory pre-set to torque values recommended by leading carbide tool manufacturers

Unlimited loosening torque to loosen seized screws

Multi-component Kraftform handle fits the shape to the hand for the ultimate in comfort and high speed torque transfer

Limited Lifetime Warranty, German Engineered

Manufacturer Part #: 05028040001

I see a Wiha 29247 0.6 Nm (5.3 in-lbs) Easy Torque Handle w/ TorxPlus IP6 Blade shows replaceable blade but limited reverse torque.  May need to loosen with "regular" tool.

Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Leftover 17's or nearly new 16's?
« on: January 12, 2019, 03:10:22 PM »
Also check eBay.  What?  Well I've seen dealer listings (and purchased my 15 just over a year ago) and you can contact them to show interest.  I "think" the dealers can check US inventory for still showing one in stock.

I've considered replacing my lever(s) due to the fact the clutch enters the friction zone when the lever is almost fully released.  Coming from a 2011 Suzuki DL650 (still in my garage) I was able to adjust the cable allowing the lever to engage much closer to the bar.  Wish the TTSE would allow some hydraulic adjustment.  Initially I thought the clutch was never fully engaging or something but can't feel any slippage.  I even entertained the idea of modifying the brass device that pushes on the plunger but decided not to mess with it.  Actually in my case most of my riding is highway anyway so once under way I don't need to shift much.  Now jumping back on the DL650 I snap my neck when the muscle memory takes over and I try and take off from a stop for a bit.   :002:

Ultimately I may look for a lever with more curvature or bend as compared to stock.

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