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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by superpete675, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. superpete675

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    Hi all

    I own an '08 675SE - it's my pride and joy. Having kept it faithfully stock standard for a year, I'm now looking at making a few tweaks to keep things spicy. I've just booked the bike in to have an arrow slip-on fitted and I think with the carbon tip that it comes with, that the carbon heat shield and clear rear light would go nicely with it. I'm also having the Triumph aero screen fitted. I'm still tossing up whether to buy all of the other carbon accessories (cockpit infills, chain guard and rear hugger) but I think they would look good as a complete package. I'm also thinking of making it a single seater by buying a seat cowl and removing the pillion foot pegs - just have to look into whether I can still fit some panniers without the pillion footpegs. My plan will be to keep it like that for a while and then think about some Rizoma rearsets for the future to complete the mods.

    Looking forward to getting to talk more about bikes.

    Cheers
     
  2. sounds like a plan to me mate :D ...welcome to the site
     
  3. kingfixer

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    Bloody hell that sounds like my bike :eek: ;) welcome mate
     
  4. D41

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    Welcome Dude!!
     
  5. Welcome to the site, seat cowl is the way to go, think about a tail tidy as looks very nice with the arrow pipes.where are abouts are you based.
     
  6. henrymc

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    Hi pete,
    welcome to the site,
    yes you can fit panniers to a 675 without the rear pegs,
    i removed the pegs on my 675 and i use oxford sports panniers,
    instead of bungies i use cable ties to hold them on,
    have done quite a few miles and never had a prob,
     
  7. superpete675

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    Cheers guys.

    I'm from Sydney but am now living in London - bought my bike from Carl Rosner in Surrey. Just took the bike in today to get the arrow silencer fitted and should pick it back up tomorrow.

    Definitely will look into that jules. Any recommendations?

    Thanks henrymc, that's good news. I'll only be using the panniers every now and again so I didn't want to keep the pegs on just for that. I borrowed an idea from chickenstrip to use countersunk bolts and washers to finish off the frame so you're not left with two empty holes - really works well.
     
  8. spike

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    omg you left aus to live here :O
    oh well glad to hear you made at least one good choice in the 675 lol :)
     
  9. henrymc

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    THE CHURCH.
    have you been Pete?
    full of Aussies, Kiwis and Safers,
    I lived in London quite a few years ago and was a fully paid up member for a long time,
    It used to be the place for a good piss up on a sunday morning,
     
  10. Penfold

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    Alight fella, got mine from Carl Rosner to in july. Very nice people to deal with i think. Fitted the Triumph sports silencer a couple of weekends ago to mine and sounds nice when you give it some.
     
  11. superpete675

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    It still is mate although I haven't been for some time - it's an aussie's right of passage in London. It's gone through some changes recently... yeah, the addition of male strippers wasn't very popular with the lads :spew:

    I know mate... I'd never even owned a coat before London :duh:

    Nice one :up: I got mine back on Friday with the arrow silencer... spent the whole weekend cranking up them tunes.
     
  12. Hey welcome!
    What ever you do don't get powerbronze carbonfiber, it just don't fit, I got a chain gaurd from them and it dosent cover the chain at all, so I packed the back bit with washers to strighten it but now my chain had rubbed two holes through it. Just stick to the triumph stuff just gose stright on and fits! Even if it's over priced!
     
  13. markirel

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    Welcome fella, nice choice and nice mods done and planned. Fancy the Arrow slip-on myself but need to save some pennies first.
     
  14. redseven

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    Has the ECU have to be tweeked with a different silencer?
     
  15. Craig

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    Hello and welcome! :D Like the planning on the mod side of things at the moment, the arrow slip-on looks fantastic on the 675 imo. Hope you find it useful here and any questions there's bound to be a member here with the answer.
     
  16. superpete675

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    Cheers guys for the welcome and tips.

    And thanks hazza for mentioning the powerbronze stuff - I was wondering whether there were other suppliers of carbon fibre accessories but, you're probably right, for the sake of a few bob, I should just go with the official stuff from Triumph to avoid having any issues.

    Yeah, they did load a new map - they told me that was to take advantage of the increased flow of the exhaust which apparently gives an extra two to three horses :clap: but it's difficult for me to tell at this stage whether that has made a noticeable difference in terms of the bike's performance :erm:
     
  17. redseven

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    Hello Pete and welcome, sorry forgot.lol.
     
  18. kingfixer

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    Hi Pete,

    I think if we stood our bikes side by side they would look identical, i hjave the Arrow slip on, removed rear pegs, seat cowl, carbon exhaust cover etc. I have fitted the new arrow indicators though after the little c***s who tried to nick my bike snapped one off.
     
  19. superpete675

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    You're obviously a man with great taste :smileup:
     

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