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Thumbs up Greetings from Friday the bobber and I ~ San Marcos, TX

Afternoon everybody! I just picked up a '17 Bobber, I'm calling her "Friday," in competition green. A gentleman in Austin, TX was only able to put 125 miles on her before he hurt his back and needed to sell. I just couldn't pass up the deal.

I've already been using the forum as a fantastic source of knowledge, and I look forward to getting to know y'all. I've attached a few pics of my two beautiful motorcycles in my dirty-ass garage. lol

Quick question ~ I have both license plate relocation and rear signal integration kits from Triumph. I called the closest two shops, and they're quoting about $400 for install?!?! Seems steep. Pair that cost with the 500 mile service, and I'm $1065 into a single dealer visit including parts costs... YIKES! I know the rear wheel needs to be pulled for both the accessory installs, so maybe that's where the labor $ is killing me. I have a motorcycle lift and a chalk; I'm considering just doing it myself. I just thought I could consolidate all the work into my trip to the dealer.

Sláinte!
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nice! and welcome!

I am sure some folk will chime in on the fender, etc.
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Welcome and congratulations on your purchase.

I installed the shortened rear fender, tail lamps, and license plate relocation a few weeks ago. Besides getting over the jitters of pulling the rear wheel for the first time, it was relatively simple. Download the install instructions before you begin.

Triumph Instructions.com (Type the part number of each item in the top left corner box)
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Welcome to the forum.
Great that you found a good deal

To me, the install sounds a bit on the expensive side - but prices may differ greatly between the US & EU (Spain)
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I agree it seems high. I've printed the instructions, and they're pretty strait forward. Like you said, it's taking the dang rear wheel off that gives me pause.

Thanks for the welcome y'all. I appreciate it!

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Competition Green.....an inspired choice
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Congratulations on your purchase!. I really like the color.

You can do it, I manage to do it myself without removing the rear wheel. It's not easy but doable. TIP: deflate the tire
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Congrats on the bike. I actually thought about driving over to look at that very bike before I ended up buying new (I live about 25 miles southwest of Houston). If I was closer, I'd swing over and help you. I've owned 20 bikes since I started riding in the 1970s and do lots of work on them myself, even changing my own tires with a tire change mount I got at Harbor Freight (which I modified to help protect the rim), a No-Mar tire tool and a balance tool.

If you are unsure about doing it yourself, you maybe better off going to the dealer. Your life depends on that rear wheel.

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