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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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some mods I did recently

What's up guys.. From Westchester County. Purchased my 2018 Bobber Black from Triumph of Westchester.

Couldn't wait to get all the parts so once they arrived I went to work. For me the V&H exhaust sounded a bit too mellow so I searched and searched for something better. Also because I was swapping out factory rear fender for the shorty one I needed to design a better swingarm license plate mount. (not crazy about the large horizontal design Triumph offers) so, here were my mods over this past weekend. All DIY stuff that anyone can do.

* removed all reflectors
* installed short fender from Triumph (cut off the reflector bracket)
* installed Triumph multi-function LED tail light
* Installed Triumph mini LED front lights (direct swap, plug and play) because I wasn't crazy about the larger ones they recommended.
* took a standard swingarm license plate mount and bored out the center hole to match the axle bolt
* installed LED license plate light kit - generic type from Amazon and mounted it to the plate mount
* tapped into the yellow & black wires that feed up to the multi-function LED tail light (so it comes on when bike turns on)
* Installed Trident exhaust. (kept cat in place)

Note: exhaust sounds amazing. Much deeper, and a lot louder than the V&H whether idling or open. Trident comes with removable baffles. Keeping them on brings it back to a V&H sound. Taking them off, makes a huge difference! No need to remove the CAT or install an X-pipe at all.

Not bad for a weekend project.
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Nicely done Dron,

Looks smashing, well done.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 06:05 PM
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Looks fantastic! Well done. What is involved in removing the fork reflectors?
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Looks great!
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What's up guys.. From Westchester County. Purchased my 2018 Bobber Black from Triumph of Westchester.

Couldn't wait to get all the parts so once they arrived I went to work. For me the V&H exhaust sounded a bit too mellow so I searched and searched for something better. Also because I was swapping out factory rear fender for the shorty one I needed to design a better swingarm license plate mount. (not crazy about the large horizontal design Triumph offers) so, here were my mods over this past weekend. All DIY stuff that anyone can do.

* removed all reflectors
* installed short fender from Triumph (cut off the reflector bracket)
* installed Triumph multi-function LED tail light
* Installed Triumph mini LED front lights (direct swap, plug and play) because I wasn't crazy about the larger ones they recommended.
* took a standard swingarm license plate mount and bored out the center hole to match the axle bolt
* installed LED license plate light kit - generic type from Amazon and mounted it to the plate mount
* tapped into the yellow & black wires that feed up to the multi-function LED tail light (so it comes on when bike turns on)
* Installed Trident exhaust. (kept cat in place)

Note: exhaust sounds amazing. Much deeper, and a lot louder than the V&H whether idling or open. Trident comes with removable baffles. Keeping them on brings it back to a V&H sound. Taking them off, makes a huge difference! No need to remove the CAT or install an X-pipe at all.

Not bad for a weekend project.
I like what you have done drod but that inspection sticker needs to move.

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What's up guys.. From Westchester County. Purchased my 2018 Bobber Black from Triumph of Westchester.

Couldn't wait to get all the parts so once they arrived I went to work. For me the V&H exhaust sounded a bit too mellow so I searched and searched for something better. Also because I was swapping out factory rear fender for the shorty one I needed to design a better swingarm license plate mount. (not crazy about the large horizontal design Triumph offers) so, here were my mods over this past weekend. All DIY stuff that anyone can do.

* removed all reflectors
* installed short fender from Triumph (cut off the reflector bracket)
* installed Triumph multi-function LED tail light
* Installed Triumph mini LED front lights (direct swap, plug and play) because I wasn't crazy about the larger ones they recommended.
* took a standard swingarm license plate mount and bored out the center hole to match the axle bolt
* installed LED license plate light kit - generic type from Amazon and mounted it to the plate mount
* tapped into the yellow & black wires that feed up to the multi-function LED tail light (so it comes on when bike turns on)
* Installed Trident exhaust. (kept cat in place)

Note: exhaust sounds amazing. Much deeper, and a lot louder than the V&H whether idling or open. Trident comes with removable baffles. Keeping them on brings it back to a V&H sound. Taking them off, makes a huge difference! No need to remove the CAT or install an X-pipe at all.

Not bad for a weekend project.
I like what you have done drod but that inspection sticker needs to move.[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.triumphbobberforum.com/forum/images/TriumphBobberForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_crying.png[/IMG]

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Yeah, just take that off, it's an eyesore. Stick it on the back of your riding jacket instead. That way you're still legal (ish) and it'll look awesome, like you're a Terminator or something.

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Yeah, just take that off, it's an eyesore. Stick it on the back of your riding jacket instead. That way you're still legal (ish) and it'll look awesome, like you're a Terminator or something.
Is that thing required? I always feel bad for people in india who have to put a plate in the front of their bikes. No bueno
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Looks great! Any other changes in the works, or are you good to go for awhile?

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Or put a coat of varnish over it so it looks suitably antique...
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 12:40 PM
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Bike looks great. The rear really cleaned up well with the side mount plate. You should throw the short front fender on it too.
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