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Style Can Be Costly....

Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by Tornado, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Tornado

    Tornado VIP MEMBER

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    While perusing an on-line parts place for modern Triumph Bonneville parts, was gob-smacked at the going rate for a single, empty shell fake carb body that houses the real fuel injector

    If I'm reading this correctly, seems to me theses are the most precious part of these bikes:


    "1 Throttle Body, 360 Twin, Dia36.5 $2,190.24 1"


    https://www.triumphestore.com/a/Triu...64884-0-2.html

    That's $4,380.48 for the pair! Not including the actual fuel injectors or rubber connections etc...just the empty bodies!!!


    Makes the Amal Premiers look awfully cheap....
     
  2. grandpaul

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    That's just silly
     
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  3. Fast Eddie

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    Not quite...

    "1 Throttle Body, 360 Twin, Dia36.5 $2,190.24 1" Is for a pair.

    And they’re not just ‘empty shell fake carb bodies’ they are throttle body assemblies.

    Still very expensive however!

    I’d think a breakers might be a better choice.

    Or use this as an excuse for a sexy set of FCR flat slides !
     
  4. Craig

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    $4300 would see my wife and I visiting Costa Rica for a month this winter or Cuba for 2 .... put real carbs on it !
     
  5. ashman

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    The injector system works so well on the Triumphs haven't touched mine on my 2 Thruxton's and your always working on Amal's, why would you need to replace the throttle assemblies?
     
  6. Tornado

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    Don't need to replace them....but was so floored when I saw that price point. Price turns out to be for the whole assembly, but still, way, way more than any sane person should pay. I guess it's really just for insurance claims.
     
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  7. BritTwit

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    It's be my choice.:cool:

    But this is just one example of Triumph pricing strangeness.

    Price out a new Bonneville (865) cylinder head, makes a new Fullauto head look inexpensive.
    Or new set of engine cases - say, if the starter idle gear boss breaks/snaps off). Ouch!
    People are known to bid on ebay to get a complete Bonne engine, just to get replacement cases.

    Triumph's parts pricing has been a subject of much debate on the RAT forum for years.
     
  8. MikeG

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    More like Triumphs way of getting you to buy a new bike rather than fixing the old one. Price the parts that will break/wear out once the warranty is done so high that it doesn't seem worth putting the $$ into an older bike when you can have a brand new one for 3 or 4 years of monthly payments.
     
  9. Craig

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    Have a no payment policy on bikes ever , if not enough cash on hand I wait ... it just a play thing .... in fact since I stopped working everything is paid in cash except what on CC the boss pays that in total monthly ... fixed income would be a impossible challenge any other way .... so stuck with the Commando and 2 Italians , poor me ,eh .....
     
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  10. Tornado

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    I've never bought a vehicle on payment plans. Too much depreciation to stomach. Home is another matter.
     
  11. MikeG

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    I bought my 2017 T100 Bonneville cash. They were very disappointed that they couldn't make a few more dollars off me by financing it. Used to be cash was king but no more I suppose.
     
  12. Craig

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    House we own now , was paid for when we sold family home I built while working ,in a up and coming suburban area , paid as I built stayed 10 yrs and got out of the fish bowl , bought this one for half what I got for one I built .... dumped some into this one since, still have some of that win , time is everything , never had a mortgage and prolly couldn’t get one now ....
     

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