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Old 11-22-2013, 02:52 AM   #19036
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Goes to show you-no two asses are the same. I use the airhawk on my Goldwing on long trips, but find it uncomfortable on the XC after 100 miles. Since breaking 10K on the Tiger, I can ride 300+ miles on the stock seat.
Yeah, I can ride 300 miles on the stock seat but I can't 300 miles day after day. That's where the AirHawk works for me.
Could be you've got too much air in it.
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:54 AM   #19037
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Nice! what bashplate do you have fitted there?
If you're asking me, it's the SWmotech.



Has been on for over two years, 26000 miles and plenty of this sort of stuff pinging off it....
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #19038
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Fix - getting ready to order a Rick Mayer seat (had one one the Multi).
+1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2 summers now and it works great.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:47 AM   #19039
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SeatConcepts has a couple of kits for the Tiger in the works. A Standard height and a Tall will soon be available. Found this info in the Baja Tiger build thread and confirmed with an email to the company.

Read the reviews on SeatConcepts in the Vendors section. I have two of their seats and think they are the best value out there. I replaced a Corbin with their kit on one bike and was much happier.

Their kits include foam and cover and usually are well under $200. ADVers get free shipping and return customers get 20% discount. Schweet.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:48 PM   #19040
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SeatConcepts has a couple of kits for the Tiger in the works. A Standard height and a Tall will soon be available. Found this info in the Baja Tiger build thread and confirmed with an email to the company.

Read the reviews on SeatConcepts in the Vendors section. I have two of their seats and think they are the best value out there. I replaced a Corbin with their kit on one bike and was much happier.

Their kits include foam and cover and usually are well under $200. ADVers get free shipping and return customers get 20% discount. Schweet.
Looks like a good choice. But with the Tiger having a front and rear seat, the installed cost ($20 for the install is a great deal) should be about $235 (just covering the rear to match the front and using the GS1200 pricing - no Tiger 800 prices listed). A Rick Mayer seat is $85 more - certainly seems like a relatively small amount more for 'custom' seat.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:27 AM   #19041
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Most aftermarket seat folks do a fine job. I just try to find the shape and price that look best to me.

I'm particularly interested in seeing SC's Tall seat, as it will ease the flex on my knees. (both have Titanium bling) If front and rear kits aren't a set I'd probably get only the front.

We'll see how the prices at SC look on the Tiger soon.

Having them do the install isn't necessary. Any auto upholstery shop can do it, and I've done all my own with a hand staple gun and a pair of pliers to seat each staple fully. In addition to the install cost there is shipping costs to get the pan there. That ads up quick.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #19042
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+1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2 summers now and it works great.
+2 on the Mayers. I wouldn't consider anything else. Ok, maybe a Russel, but the Mayer is cheaper
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:56 AM   #19043
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Installed a set of Bark Busters on my 2013 XC and now the left handlebar has a buzz to it, enough to tingle the hand and make the mirror blurry.
Any suggestions on how to get rid of the buzz?
Any luck getting rid of vibration after handguard install? I installed some and my mirrors are pretty bad at 80mph now. Not too big a deal in the daytime, but can't tell what's behind/near me at night on the freeway.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #19044
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Funny. Mine improved on fitting barkbusters. Doubletake mirrors work better that oem

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Old 11-25-2013, 11:29 PM   #19045
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:55 AM   #19046
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Is anyone using Ride-On tire sealant, or Slime? Any feedback on using it?

I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
I'm fairly certain that Ride-On is intended for tubeless tires. If they make a product for tubes, it may prove a good option.

Slime works well for small punctures like thorns through bicycle tubes. You usually get those because bicycle tires are thin relative to motorcycle tires. When a motorcycle tube suffers a puncture, it's not quite as easy for Slime to seal it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:33 AM   #19047
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I'm fairly certain that Ride-On is intended for tubeless tires. If they make a product for tubes, it may prove a good option.

Slime works well for small punctures like thorns through bicycle tubes. You usually get those because bicycle tires are thin relative to motorcycle tires. When a motorcycle tube suffers a puncture, it's not quite as easy for Slime to seal it.
It works for tubes as well.

Ride-On TPS will eliminate 85-95% of your flats in tubeless tires from objects up to 1/4" (1/8” for tube tires) that penetrate the contact area of your tire. Ride-On’s efficiency in tube tires is reduced to 55-65% since puncturing objects often tear the tube. It is impossible for a tire sealant to seal a tear. It is vital to remove the puncturing object immediately from a tire containing a tube to prevent further damage that can result in tearing the tube.

More in depth info here. http://www.ride-on.com/images/storie..._Cut_Sheet.pdf
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:45 AM   #19048
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I am not thrilled at the thought of having a flat tire on the tubed 800XC, so anything that I can do to help prevent one, I'm interested in!
Well, it won't prevent a puncture but it will make it easier to repair. Buy a Roadie rear wheel from a breakers and go tubeless. Slots straight in.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #19049
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Well, it won't prevent a puncture but it will make it easier to repair. Buy a Roadie rear wheel from a breakers and go tubeless. Slots straight in.

Great idea. Especially since the back is the one that is a bitch to repair. The front is really not all that bad.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #19050
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Great idea. Especially since the back is the one that is a bitch to repair. The front is really not all that bad.
Exactly.
And, in 40 years of riding I can only remember getting two punctures in the front.
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