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#692285 04/19/17 7:35 am
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Hello fellow Triumph riders.
I have a problem to find the right knee grips for my 66 T100S/C
It's a "special" model produced for the south african forces and has a few things different to the "normal" models.
It has fitted a petrol tank with the old Triumph stylind unit and a "slip over" knee grip
I ordered the knee grips 82-1605/6 but they don't fit very well. It seems they are too small.
When I checked parts lists I found plates for these grips, but different to the welded on metal arms I have on m,y bike.
Wayne shows a tank on his site which is exactly what I have. But he has it on a TR5AC from 61.

Here a pic from tank and grips

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If anyone can give me a tip which knee grips I need or the trick to fit them in right way, I would be very thankful!

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These look like Cub or pre-unit knee grips, nicknamed "slip-overs."

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As far as cub ones go, I can't remember which way, but hooking either the front or the back on first is the correct way. There is more room to play with one way - possibly the back - so slip the back on, pull the knee grip to slip over the front one (I think)

Chucking them in hot water helps, or if in SA maybe leave them in a car for an hour and make them more malleable

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Do you have the correct gas tank plates? I have heard some of the repop knee pads not fitting properly. I have some that fit very well.

https://www.classicbritishspares.co...et-82-1605-82-1606-t20-t110-t120-tr5-tr6

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Like on Cubs, those plates appear to have been welded onto the tank at the factory.
I would say "Those ARE the 'right plates.'"

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Oh yes.. The "solution" was very easy... ordering better quality knee pads...
It's a shame. The pads I've got first were very bad. They were very soft and the details were not good. The Triumph motif as an example was done without love...
The better ones were around a half inch longer than the bad soft ones...

Sorry, sometimes it could be so easy...

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They look way bigger than cub ones as well. And you are right, the quality of knee grips is very poor, it pays to shop around.....I just got some for my cub and they are almost not worth using.

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Appears to be some that are made in India. I have been told many times that the ones I carry fit very well


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