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Old 09-04-2011, 02:25 PM   #61
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Beautiful bike.

Tell me about the factory panniers. Triumph is not very forthcoming with technical details. Is the mount strong? Are they built rugged enough to hold up to serious use? What is the width across the back of the bike with them mounted?

Anything you particularly like or dislike?
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:11 AM   #62
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Gunsight Pass, AZ

A buddy on a KTM 950R led us up Gunsight Pass AZ in the Sonoita Mountains on Saturday. Fantastic ride!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:00 PM   #63
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I found a gap in TS Lee & took a spin.





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Old 09-05-2011, 10:17 PM   #64
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:44 AM   #65
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I found a gap in TS Lee & took a spin.





Nice top box. Who makes that?
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:58 AM   #66
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That's a Micatech med. top case. http://micatech.net/
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:15 AM   #67
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[QUOTE]A buddy on a KTM 950R led us up Gunsight Pass AZ in the Sonoita Mountains on Saturday. Fantastic ride![QUOTE]

Correction: Santa Rita Mountains...
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:35 AM   #68
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That's a Micatech med. top case. http://micatech.net/
The Large? Do they have a Tiger mount now? Do you have picture of the underside/how it mounts?
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:00 AM   #69
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The Large? Do they have a Tiger mount now? Do you have picture of the underside/how it mounts?
No! I have the medium top case. The large would get in the way of opening my jesse luggage.

The rack is just like everybody else's rack except the Micatech rack has holes for quick connect fasteners. The top case goes on & off in about 10 seconds. The only pic I have is if the rack without the top case. I'm not real sure what you want a pic of, but there is 4 bolts that hold the rack onto the bike. This is the only pic I can find while I'm at work.

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:45 AM   #70
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Another view of Micatech top case rack.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:22 PM   #71
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A buddy on a KTM 950R led us up Gunsight Pass AZ in the Sonoita Mountains on Saturday. Fantastic ride!
How does the Tigger work in those loose rocky conditions? Can you tractor the motor smoothly enough to keep things under control?

That was one of my concerns as the motor felt pretty potent when I rode it on the street.

Does it track pretty straight or deflect easily in the rocks?
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:29 PM   #72
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I've got a question for you guys and gals -

It would have to be answered by someone who has ridden both the new Tiger 800 and a KTM LC8 (950 or 990).

How does the vibration compare between the two of them?

In between the 950 Supermoto I had and the 950 Adventure I bought I had wrist surgery. When I took the new Adventure for my first ride the last 20 miles was an agony. The frequency of the vibration just does something to the steel bar in my wrist that causes pain. It's not a motorcycle problem as I've had no trouble riding my R1200ST for 400 mile trips. Because of this the 950 is in the flea market and I'm on the lookout for something to replace it for a trip to Alaska next year.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #73
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I really like the Micatech top box with the Jesse side bags....
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:28 AM   #74
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I really like the Micatech top box with the Jesse side bags....
Thanks. I was real worried the panniers would not open with the medium top case, but it works great.
Now, I just need to find the time & money to go to Alaska.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:17 AM   #75
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Thanks. I was real worried the panniers would not open with the medium top case, but it works great.
Now, I just need to find the time & money to go to Alaska.
you would love it when you go!
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