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Old 03-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #961
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Took the Tiger back to a hill that I could not climb with the Battlewings.
If at first you do not succeed, go wide fucking open.
Had to cross some slippery, moss soaked rock pass to get to the hill. Lots of fun that was.






I see you are using the stock mirrors and that it appears that they were adjusted by the ground. They didn't break the mounting assembly? The reason I ask is that I like the larger size of the stock mirrors in my urban area but fear riding in the dirt with them. What's your thought on them in the dirt?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:00 PM   #962
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I see you are using the stock mirrors and that it appears that they were adjusted by the ground. They didn't break the mounting assembly? The reason I ask is that I like the larger size of the stock mirrors in my urban area but fear riding in the dirt with them. What's your thought on them in the dirt?
The right side mirror I cracked the glass a little after picking the pick up. It fell onto its side offroad. The left side mirror was actually adjusted by the ground a bit, but I moved it to the location shown in the picture because I did not want it to be smashed and busted if I dropped the Tiger again on that hill. I loosened the controls so that I can move them by hand (still takes some doing, they don't just flop around). I saw some of these http://www.amazon.com/Emgo-20-64580-.../dp/B002305A1E mirrors at the local dealer and am considering putting them on the Tiger as they fold inwards.

I have dropped the Tiger on the right side since cracking the mirror and it has not gotten any worse, surprisingly. If I were to do it again I would just take them off and put the EMGO mirrors on from the start.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:06 PM   #963
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[QUOTE=Sheller;20928974] I saw some of these http://www.amazon.com/Emgo-20-64580-.../dp/B002305A1E mirrors at the local dealer and am considering putting them on the Tiger as they fold inwards.QUOTE]

I have that mirror on my KTM. I consider it a great mirror for my 6 mile ride to the trail head. I then fold it down for the woods. I don't think I would like it on my Triumph for city commuting as its view is pretty small.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #964
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You can always just loosen the stockers and turn them in if the trail gets knarly.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:43 AM   #965
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These are what I use http://shop.touratech.co.uk/folding-...uda-900-r.html

There's a pivot in the arm which allows you to fold them over 180 degrees so that the mirror sits well out of the way over the cross brace of the handlebar.

Pic of them on the bike...


Pic of them folded when I had them on my Scram...
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:54 PM   #966
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You can always just loosen the stockers and turn them in if the trail gets knarly.
Doubletakes work pretty well too. Marketed by none other than ADV's own, Neduro.



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Old 03-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #967
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You can always just loosen the stockers and turn them in if the trail gets knarly.
Or......add HDB handguards w/mirrors.



Folded behind the guard...

Pull the stock mirrors off for multi-dirt days

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:51 PM   #968
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #969
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Nice setup! I busted my chain/heel guard this weekend. Your last pic just convinced me to rhino line it to match.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:14 PM   #970
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The right side mirror I cracked the glass a little after picking the pick up. It fell onto its side offroad. The left side mirror was actually adjusted by the ground a bit, but I moved it to the location shown in the picture because I did not want it to be smashed and busted if I dropped the Tiger again on that hill. I loosened the controls so that I can move them by hand (still takes some doing, they don't just flop around). I saw some of these http://www.amazon.com/Emgo-20-64580-.../dp/B002305A1E mirrors at the local dealer and am considering putting them on the Tiger as they fold inwards.

I have dropped the Tiger on the right side since cracking the mirror and it has not gotten any worse, surprisingly. If I were to do it again I would just take them off and put the EMGO mirrors on from the start.
Those mirrors are shit - I had some on my XR and one just disintegrated. They also don't fold - well they do if they are loose enough but then they just flop around.

There was (is ?) a guy in Vendors selling some folding mirrors with extra long stalks so you really get a good view behind you but they then just fold out the way when you hit dirt.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:10 PM   #971
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There was (is ?) a guy in Vendors selling some folding mirrors with extra long stalks so you really get a good view behind you but they then just fold out the way when you hit dirt.
Here's a few options:

KTM Folders


Doubletakes


HDB Handguard/mirror combo


BMW Folding Mirrors


Advanced Perf. Mirrors
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:35 AM   #972
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Here's a few options:

KTM Folders


BMW Folding Mirrors
Amuses me when these are sold as "KTM" or "BMW". Truth is, most bikes have the same thread for the mirrors. Both are made in Italy by F.A.R. Refer to my post above to see what they look like on our bike.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #973
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Took it out today to try some off pavement action (first time for this bike and me). Found a promising section of utility line "road" and just managed to get past the gate and soon discovered that the Pirelli Scorpion Trails just packed up and offered no grip.

Dismounted, took a photo and turned around. Time to get some KNOBBIES.

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #974
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I put scorpion trails on my Uly back in 2010 as that was all there was for it. They worked, I did a offroad ride with them. They worked pretty good until I had to go up a steep heel with wet grass. It was like having a slick tire on an oil slick.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #975
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First 30 mile romp on my new XC, what a bike!!!!. First mods coming: altrider skid and rad guard, HDB hand guards.
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