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Old 11-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #15031
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Completely dust and waterproof is what I was looking for. And some believe hardbags could be detrimental to ones extremities in the event of a crash. I wouldn't put a camera in the Wolfman bags. Tools and clothes for me.

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I am also one of those who believe in hard case are for highways. When things go wrong. The last thing you need is a broken leg from a hard pannier.

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #15032
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[QUOTE=opjocephus;20082836]I do.



I like the National Forest ADV sticker. Where did you get it?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #15033
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I am also one of those who believe in hard case are for highways. When things go wrong. The last thing you need is a broken leg from a hard pannier.
I two up ride with my son and he likes riding with the hard boxes because he thinks it will protect his legs if i screw up and drop the bike. Basically because the boxes leave a gap between the dirt and the bike if the bike goes down. Thus preventing the bike from falling on his legs and pinning him under the bike.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #15034
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:02 AM   #15035
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I two up ride with my son and he likes riding with the hard boxes because he thinks it will protect his legs if i screw up and drop the bike. Basically because the boxes leave a gap between the dirt and the bike if the bike goes down. Thus preventing the bike from falling on his legs and pinning him under the bike.
That's assuming of course that the pillion was to stay perfectly seated when said screw up occurs.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:03 AM   #15036
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It wasn't obvious how the stock inserts might be removed...anyone been through this and have a clue?
They are screwed into the end of the bars. You'll see flats machined onto the inserts. Grip the bars securely (vice) and unscrew with the appropriate spanner.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:55 AM   #15037
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They are screwed into the end of the bars. You'll see flats machined onto the inserts. Grip the bars securely (vice) and unscrew with the appropriate spanner.
Thanks, I noticed the flat on the inserts, but didn't have anything that would mate up and grip them easily, so just went ahead and used them. I did cut a small piece of aluminum tubing to act as a bushing around the smaller bolt, so should be ok. Might revisit the issue over the Winter.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:54 AM   #15038
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That's assuming of course that the pillion was to stay perfectly seated when said screw up occurs.
+1

Never gonna happen.

What's even worse than hard bags are those absolutely stupid 'Peg Packer' mounts for a fuel can - I forget who sells them now (they mount to the passenger footpeg). If ever there was a leg breaker, they're it
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:20 AM   #15039
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I like the National Forest ADV sticker. Where did you get it?
RoadDad and Woodsrat over in the Indiana thread in Regionals puts on a Hoosier National Forest ride each of the last 6 or 7 years. Last years sticker is on left. This years on the right. I was able to make it last year for the first time. Not this year.

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:32 AM   #15040
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Tiger 800 reliability?

Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:02 AM   #15041
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
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The only issue I experienced was the stalling; that was cured by the first ECU map upgrade.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:21 AM   #15042
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
thanks...

After a lousy couple of experiences at one dealership, I found a dealer in another town that was not only well-stocked, but professional and genuinely nice. I bought my XC on my first visit to them. That was last February. NO issues since then, and I have gotten nothing but great service at the dealer on every occasion. I'm a happy Tiger owner.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:31 AM   #15043
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800?
thanks...
Get on and ride. Don't get too caught up in internet chatter. Most of it is just that. The bike has no persistent problems, or they'd be prevelant on multiple sites. The bike requires very little attention, no quirks, is amazing on the road and toughern' a boot off road. I see no downsides to the bike. Just get on and peg it in first; that's all it takes to want it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:27 AM   #15044
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Just as a heads up to those who aren't aware, the Dupont Teflon lube has changed, and isn't the same magic-in-a-can that it used to be. http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/dupon...ain-lube-2012/
Yeah, they changed the formula to one that's no longer a dry wax, which means it doesn't last as long. But it still works really well.

You can also get the Dupont Teflon Chain Saver, which is basically the same stuff as the older version of the multi-use lubricant (ie, still the dry wax formulation).

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:34 AM   #15045
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
thanks...
You sure you're not thinking of the grumbling about reliability issues with classic ('70s and earlier) Triumphs? Because the new ones are awesome.

My Tiger is approaching 31,000 miles and has had no issues whatsoever. Fantastic motorcycle.

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