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Old 05-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #12841
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Has anybody found a good source for replacement air filters in the US? Anybody installed a K&N? I'm miles away from a dealer.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:21 PM   #12842
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I have read through a lot of this thread and haven't seen many references to off road performance of then XC.

I am interested in this bikes ability when comes to a little tougher of reading such as the passes in Colorado like Engineer, Ophir, etc passes. Has anyone tried one of these passes with an XC?

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Done here in THIS post and THIS post from my thread. If you want to see some of what this bike is capable of, the rest of my thread is a pretty good read. Click the signature.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #12843
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I am loving the K60's on my Tiger, 4200 miles on them so far and the rear is good for that much more.
The front appears to be able to last forever. I have a second set just waiting to go to Alaska...only 30 days to departure.
I'm leaving in 29 days for AK also, planning to wear out the oem tires about halfway through, then switch to the k60's. Guess I'll see you up there
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #12844
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Has anybody found a good source for replacement air filters in the US? Anybody installed a K&N? I'm miles away from a dealer.

K&N have a pretty shitty reputation for air filters. Flows good amount of air but filtering is not great. I've read enough that NFW I'd use on any vehicle I own. Just one dipshits opinion.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #12845
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K&N have a pretty shitty reputation for air filters. Flows good amount of air but filtering is not great. I've read enough that NFW I'd use on any vehicle I own. Just one dipshits opinion.
I've never run one, but I've heard the same things. They were the only option that came up when I searched for an online retailer that carries Triumph filters. I really want to set up a dirt bike style pre-filter. I know Uni down in Australia made one for the Tiger, but I haven't checked to see if anyone else has made one. Guess I can always "engineer" one. But, I still need a new filter for the box. Am I best just to call my dealer that is 850 miles away and have a genuine Triumph filter shipped?
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #12846
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Am I best just to call my dealer that is 850 miles away and have a genuine Triumph filter shipped?
Is that what you're looking for:

http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-trium...4268#sch740809

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Old 05-23-2012, 11:16 PM   #12847
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Yep. Don't know why I skipped that one from Bike Bandit in my search. Does everybody else just buy straight from the dealership?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #12848
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I don't like the two closest dealers here, so I try to get stuff someplace else ...
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:26 PM   #12849
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So you've had good luck with bike bandit? Their website says Triumph parts take an extra 10 days. I'll call them tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:29 PM   #12850
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So you've had good luck with bike bandit? Their website says Triumph parts take an extra 10 days. I'll call them tomorrow. Thanks!
I've bought a few things from them - it takes longer because they order a lot of stuff only from the distributor when the order comes in to them. I just try to plan ahead. Did buy quite some stuff when I outfitted my WR250 and had good experience with them.

Haven't bought Triumph parts from them yet. Don't have the Tiger long enough.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:50 PM   #12851
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I believe you can specify Metzeller Karoo tyres as an option but they're fitted during PDI and they're also limited to 60mph according to the handbook. IMO you're better off getting the bike and fitting your own choice of tyre, yourself.
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You can get whatever tires you want. The dealer should be able to hook it up.
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If you go back and look at a few of the launch videos done by various Magazines (like MCN) you can see that on day two all the press bikes wheels were swapped out with knobbies. Not sure which ones. Maybe TKC 80's, maybe Karoo's. Not sure. There is that low speed disclaimer, but that's just the lawyers talking. Put on whatever tires you can get. Plenty of choices now: Conti TKC 80, Karoo, T63, MT21, Kenda Big Block and a few others.
I really wish it were that simple, but I live in India. "Real" motorcycle tires are few and far between, since 99% of the bikes here are little titchy things e.g. 125cc, 130cc. The "big" bikes here are 220cc, or 350 if you want a Royal Enfield. I can't get Continental, Metzeler or Pirelli here at all (to say nothing of Maxxis, Kenda, or, god forbid, MEFO or Heidenau), and what I've seen of the brands like Michelin, Bridgestone and Dunlop indicates that they're just going to stock the OEM tires for the "big bikes". As such, I'm pretty much going to be stuck with whatever Triumph decides to fit on the bikes at the factory. That's why I had my hopes raised when the Triumph website configurator showed the Tiger with knobbies already fitted.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:23 AM   #12852
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For those Tiger owners, who gets "oh, but it is not KTM" from orange guys - radiator on Tiger made by KTM
Yes, radiators is KTM side business..some aprilias got those too.
It is stamped on radiator
Triumph have used KTM radiators from the start. I saw them being unpacked and sorted when at the Triumph factory in '03. IIRC, KTM were making radiators before they made Motorcycles. Anyone confirm?
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:34 AM   #12853
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IIRC, KTM were making radiators before they made Motorcycles. Anyone confirm?
Doesn't sound like it from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTM

But it's not clear from the article.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #12854
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I really wish it were that simple, but I live in India. "Real" motorcycle tires are few and far between, since 99% of the bikes here are little titchy things e.g. 125cc, 130cc. The "big" bikes here are 220cc, or 350 if you want a Royal Enfield. I can't get Continental, Metzeler or Pirelli here at all (to say nothing of Maxxis, Kenda, or, god forbid, MEFO or Heidenau), and what I've seen of the brands like Michelin, Bridgestone and Dunlop indicates that they're just going to stock the OEM tires for the "big bikes". As such, I'm pretty much going to be stuck with whatever Triumph decides to fit on the bikes at the factory. That's why I had my hopes raised when the Triumph website configurator showed the Tiger with knobbies already fitted.
If you're willing to pay $23,000 USD for a Tiger 800 ... then should not be bothered spending $1000 on a tire! (just kidding mate)
Me thinks if I was in India I'd be on one of those cool new Pulsars or 125 or 250 KTM's I've seen in the magazines.

Surprised none of the Asian choices in MC tires are there. Shinko,
Chen Sen, Duro, Kenda ... and a few more. Also surprised India has not got into producing high quality tires for export for cars and motorcycles.
Also, Triumph are building a "new" Tiger Cub ... and I believe its being produced in India. Not sure on details but just saw a write up in Motorcycle Sport & Leisure about it.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #12855
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Doesn't sound like it from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTM

But it's not clear from the article.
http://www.economypoint.org/k/ktm-mo...ufacturer.html

Bit if info here on KTM. Looks like they started making rads after one of the
several re-organizations. Not really a smooth road, that's for sure.

"1954 begin the series production of motorcycles, whereby the enterprise almost all components, as produces brakes and radiator. The engines came from Puch, for the export variants of Fichtel & Sachs."

"KTM radiator GmbH

KTM radiator develops and produces since 1984 cooling systems for the automobile and motorcycle industry as well as for stationary plants.
At the production location Mattighofen/Austria are busy over 350 coworkers. Additionally KTM radiator maintains selling partnerships in Germany, Italy and the USA."
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