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Old 04-16-2012, 08:26 AM   #12226
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Got my new Saddlemen Adventure seat this week. Not bad so far. It is flatter, a little wider and very firm. It is a bit strange with the "suede" rider perch and family jewel protection channel. Passenger seat is better, more padding basically. Passenger seat has metal rings ( two on each side) for bungees. Saddlemen rep told me they are working on soft luggage to attach to these points. 200 miles so far. Sorry for no pics.
Anymore thoughts on this seat? I couldn't find pricing on the seat. Apparently, you have to go through Parts Unlimited??
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #12227
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Read the review...what's your take on the fit? Not being able to try one on and the hassle of returning it across the pond for an exchange still leaves me a bit hesitant.
I had no real issues with fit - the chin bar is a little close to my chin but I rarely wear it that way anyway so it's not an issue with me.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:55 AM   #12228
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Read the review...what's your take on the fit? Not being able to try one on and the hassle of returning it across the pond for an exchange still leaves me a bit hesitant.
considering the less than great review, why the interest especially considering the overseas issue?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #12229
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What's the advantage of switched vs unswithced? I might use the unused heated grips switched wire for my GPS. I need another switched wire for the radar detector.
No reason not to wire them together, actually.

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Anyone has experience with this http://www.aerostich.com/prevent-or-...use-block.html ? Wouldn't be much different than the 3CS unswitched at 1/3 the cost and an extra fuse.
How much is your time worth? If you're good at this sort of thing and like doing it, knock yourself out. Quite a lot of people don't like fiddling with it, or would rather buy something that comes with directions.

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Another option that some find more flexible for low draw devices - powered tank bag.

Get one of these and install to your bag:



Or one of the Bag City tankbags that mounts to the ring around the gas cap and is powered through the mounting ring ($$$ though).
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #12230
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Rented one for a week, I think I'm in love...
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #12231
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considering the less than great review, why the interest especially considering the overseas issue?
It's something different mostly. I didn't consider the review all that bad and most of the negatives that I saw regarded fit, which is different for everyone. I prefer a fairly minimalist helmet and that one certainly fills the bill.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #12232
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I had a squid moment yesterday. I had a chopper pull up next to me at a red light. The closer I looked, the more I noticed that this chopper was made for hauling ass. It had twin carbs & chain drive. The guy smiled at me with his half helmet & revved his motor a bit. I know this monster should/could leave me sitting at the light (on take off). However, I left him in my dust. He was way out front of the cars behind us, but I was 5 car lengths in front of him within 400yards. To be honest, I don't think he can ride worth a shit, but I was laughing my ass off. I need to start using my old gopro now that all the "fair weather bikers" are out riding.
I've done the same recently, had a cheeky young learner driver pull up beside me. I hadn't had the Tiger long so I gave it a fare squirt off the mark (had been used to doing this on my YZF1000) to my surprise and his as well in his hotted up buzz box thenTiger lept into action pulling the front wheel into the air for first and second gear and left the little shit sitting there!
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:19 AM   #12233
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Rented one for a week, I think I'm in love...
Once the Tiger bites you that's it, you'll have to have one!
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #12234
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Is there a general consensus which aftermarket air filter is best suited to the Tiger 800? I have had good results with Keihin air filters before on previous bikes, but wonder if there is an alternative. I have a Roadie, so no fancy snorkels and cloth pre-filters required.

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Firstly I don't think you mean Keihin. Perhaps K&N??

So, at the moment your choice is, AFAIK, between K&N and DNA. I have the DNA and it's too early to tell how long it's going to last or how it's working but it's in there and nothing has broken yet.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:34 AM   #12235
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Rented one for a week, I think I'm in love...
So the next job is to unstitch that BMW roundel from your jacket sleeve and replace it with either "TRIUMPH" or ADV embroidery.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #12236
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Firstly I don't think you mean Keihin. Perhaps K&N??

So, at the moment your choice is, AFAIK, between K&N and DNA. I have the DNA and it's too early to tell how long it's going to last or how it's working but it's in there and nothing has broken yet.

You're right of course, I have used the K&N filters. Thanks for the options, I'll look in to it some more. I thought there were some that maybe had a smaller surface area then stock. Can't remember which one it was though.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #12237
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You're right of course, I have used the K&N filters. Thanks for the options, I'll look in to it some more. I thought there were some that maybe had a smaller surface area then stock. Can't remember which one it was though.
Why would you want a smaller surface area?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #12238
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Why would you want a smaller surface area?
You wouldn't but he's right. The K&N def has a smaller surface area than both stock and DNA filters



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Old 04-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #12239
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What's the actual filter surface area? IOW if you were to remove the filter element from the shell and flatten it out, which is bigger? It looks like the pleats in the K&N are closer spaced than the other one. If neither is actually restricting airflow into the intake and the filter area is the same, any difference is negligible.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #12240
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