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Greetings Lads & Lasses,

I think most of us have ended up doing a number of modifications to our bikes, so this got me thinking.

What is your favorite factory mod, i.e. Triumph accessory/upgrade...?

What is your favorite custom or 'aftermarket' mod/upgrade/accessory..?

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My Two Favorites

Here's my two favorites,


Giving this some thought I would have to say my favorite Triumph mod is the footboards. These go a long way to helping my comfort and riding position.

My favorite custom mod just has to be my sprung seat. I really love how this project has turned out for many reason; looks, comfort etc.

Honorable mention must go to my wide handlebars, which interestingly could fall into both categories, as they are Triumph mini-apes but customized to my own spec.

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My favorite factory mod to date has to be sprocket changes to 16/39. Really cures a lot of the hesitation at low speeds. Honorable mention goes to my Fox shock.

My favorite aftermarket mod is my custom seat. So much more comfortable than stock.
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My favorite factory mod is the mini-ape bars. My favorite aftermarket mod is my Corbin seat, with honorable mention to my TEC progressive fork springs (they win my best bang-for-the-buck mod).
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Favorite factory mod. Not really sure if BC drag pipes count, but that’s tied with triumph short fender mod.

Favorite after market would be airbox delete, front headlight and 14” apes with 2” spacers.

Probably the best thing I did is getting rid of all the plastic parts.
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Factory mod is easy, the Speedmaster forward controls, those count as factory don't they? If not then the short rear fender/multifunctions.

After market, is a tougher decision.. To date, I suppose the air box delete wins out over the California mini apes, because most of that was done with raw materials, my own tools and hands.
This category may change in the near (I hope) future, when my Alex Leather craft one off custom seat arrives.

Honorable mention HAS to go to my Powercommander V, because,, you know, MORE POWER!!
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Factory: V&H Pipes (I know they're not strictly Triumph, and the Bobber came with them fitted [ex Triumph staff bike] but they're offered as a 'factory' mod).

Custom: Ohlins fork cartridges and Matris shock. As a combination they have transformed the handling and comfort.
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Favourite factory mod, purely for aesthetics: the sort rear fender.
Favourite aftermarket mod: Freespirits Brembo front brake and 340mm floating rotor upgrade. Very close 2nd is the Wilbur's shock.
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Factory: V&H pipes
Factory: Fox Shock
Factory: Black Seat with White Trim
Aftermarket: I rarely put anything on my car/bike if it isn't a factory option.
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Totally forgot an upgrade so I’m changing my vote:

Factory: Speedmaster tank
Aftermarket: Custom seat
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