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Old 01-25-2013, 11:24 AM   #15526
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:24 AM   #15527
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I see the rear of the seat level with the pillion seat and the front on the low setting. Is that because they built the seat up to that height at the back, or is that the way you have the seat mounted? I do like that.
Good eye. I have it mounted on the low position at the front and high position at the back to get the angle of the seat's slope just right for me.


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The seam and stitching really show off the craftsmanship of the person who made that.
Yeah, Renazco makes top-notch stuff.

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #15528
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Enjoy the mud and dirt in your face if you de-beak it... It ain't just for looks.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #15529
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Get the Roadie parts (super short beak, basically no visible beak) from the dealer or from bikebandit.com.

You can sell the beak and plastic carrier here in no time. I'm still on the fence of adding a beak to my Roadie. I think it looks better with beak, just haven't gotten to the "non-essential parts" in the farkle list.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:04 PM   #15530
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Hi, all.

I'm currently riding a Ducati S4Rs, and have been doing a lot of research on an Adventure type bike. I've settled on the Triumph 800XC, and may pick one up in the next week. (Small chance I may get a good deal on the larger Tiger Adventure also.) But I'm pretty sure it will be the 800XC.

Problem is, I HATE the styling of most of these bikes, especially the beak. Frankly, it just seems dorky to me. The Triumph is the only bike to me that really has a nice, attractive muscular style. Having said that, I still hate the beak.

So. I WANT A BEAKECTOMY.

When looking at the models yesterday, the regular 800 has a nice small lip in place of the beak, and it seems it would be easy to remove the beak and buy the lip piece, and bolt it up. It appears they mount identically. If that were the case, I'd be in heaven and will pull the trigger.

Have any of you done it? Even if the beak serves a purpose off-road, I still wouldn't want it.

Thanks for any feedback.
I had to check the name on this post just to make sure i wasn't reading one of my old posts, because it sounded like something i would say exactly. I dont care what they say, that beak makes the bike look like the ugly ducklings special step child. Based on looks alone i like the Yamaha Tenere the best, but the regular 800 tiger isnt bad looking either. The 1050 tiger is the real stud imo. It sucks having to choose form over function. I know how u feel.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #15531
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I put a Rick Mayer seat on mine.

http://www.rickmayercycle.com/

I absolutely love it and the missus loves the difference in the back. For me, the stock seat started to get uncomfortable after about 30 minutes. I took it for a 3 hours ride last weekend and the Mayer seat felt great the whole way.

I have tried Corbins in the past, and they were a marginal improvement. But this thing is orders of magnitude better than anything else I have tried.
Need details!

I have a Rick Mayer on my Gen 1 Multi and love it. So far, the XC's stock seat is working fine but I need to do an 800 mile day and see....

I've tried an Airhawk but was never comfortable with the feel of the pad and corresponding 'movement'.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:27 AM   #15532
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I wonder if a proper suspension would make a Scrambler any better. I love those darn things; retro at its best.
If by proper you mean monoshock. Yes it would. Trouble is, the seat height is already quite high. You increase the suspension travel to that of a T800 & you end up with a 40" seat.
When I bought that I had visions of making it into a British R80GS. And, whilst it could go most places any other bike could go (lovely engine), it beat me to death with its short suspension.
Yes, nice looking bike.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:34 AM   #15533
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I've tried an Airhawk but was never comfortable with the feel of the pad and corresponding 'movement'.
You probably had too much air in it. It takes trial & error to get it right, but when you hit it right it works great. I find it best when my arse bones are just pushing into the seat. That stops the movement you're talking about.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:54 AM   #15534
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Arrived :-)

The bike arrived at the dealer and soon it will be in my garage after the mounting of extra light and heat grips.
I got a long list with recommended mods from Blacktiger, thank you :-)




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Old 01-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #15535
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #15536
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I've posted about this before, but I'll put in another plug for the seat I had Renazco Racing build for my XC. I've been using it for over 20,000 miles now, and it makes a huge difference.

I asked for it to be shaped with a little less dish in the middle, combined with a slightly stiffer foam. A flatter overall shape also means I can scoot forward and backward a couple of inches in the seat, whereas the stock dished shape restricted me to one position.

Here's the seat they made me.











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Old 01-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #15537
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Beautiful HenryII, what is that color?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:18 AM   #15538
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Beautiful HenryII, what is that color?
From his sig:

newborn Tiger 800XC matt khaki green

I like that colo(u)r but I just wonder how easy it is to keep clean
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #15539
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From his sig:

newborn Tiger 800XC matt khaki green

I like that colo(u)r but I just wonder how easy it is to keep clean

Not easy I guess, and polish is kinda off with the matt color :-)
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #15540
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If by proper you mean monoshock. Yes it would. Trouble is, the seat height is already quite high. You increase the suspension travel to that of a T800 & you end up with a 40" seat.
When I bought that I had visions of making it into a British R80GS. And, whilst it could go most places any other bike could go (lovely engine), it beat me to death with its short suspension.
Yes, nice looking bike.
No. I meant after market bits, like a set of Penske/Ohlins shocks and Traxxion AK20 cartridges.

One of the best things to do on a HD XR1200 is to replace the shocks with longer aftermarket models. That jacks up the rearend, which nets more travel and reduces rake.

I'm simply thinking aloud, here.
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