I saw this on eBay and just thought that it looked awesome – so I bought it!
Just under half the list price for a new one, it was within my available funds and only a short trip to Horley (Gatwick) to collect it.
It replaces the Zard that was on the bike when I bought it:
It gives a lovely clean look to the back of the bike.
However, it is very, very loud (makes the Zard sound like a standard can…) I’m not sure that I’ll be able to stand it for too long – I’ve done 6 miles today and that was enough.
Maybe I should speak to John Campbell about whether these baffles look correct or whether there is some stuffing missing? We’ll see.
I have written before about fitting fender extenders to my various Triumphs, the aim being to be able to open my topbox after a wet ride and not get my hands dirty (this is especially true when commuting with an office suit on underneath the bike kit).
My new Tiger 1050 does not fit the fender extender design used on the 955 Sprint ST
…as the rear-end design is completely different:
Looking at this, all it really needs is a 2-3″ extension on the bottom of the number plate – maybe cut down a rubber (car) mudflap or something.
Then I spotted the Buttflap (actually was Googling for fender extender images to get ideas) – what a dreadful name but seems like a good idea. I’ll give it a try.
This is from their website – another dreadful bit of artwork, but it is all that’s there…
So here’s my first attempt:
First remove the numberplate:Remove the two Allen-head screws that secure the plastic part, drill the Buttflap to suit and mount it to the numberplate holder.
Looking good…Add a strip of the double-sided tape (supplied) to stop the numberplate from buzzing.Fix the numberplate back on over the Buttflap. Job done.They say on the Buttflap site that you can hardly see the thing against the tyre.They’re right.