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Old 11-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #15061
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 AM   #15062
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n00b checking in, Hi everyone.
Being the newest n00b here, I will go ahead and take the above advice as well, sans compliment as I am still figuring out this whole forum thing (posting anyways, been a creep for a couple years) and you all know what a stock black XC looks like anyway.
Given the 1000+ pages of glory here, I am sure it will be a while before I can find something worth saying... so beware the sarcasm
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:22 AM   #15063
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Love my City too.

+1. As a taller guy I tend to find when I'm leaning into a hill I feel I'm being naughty to my tank bag, ahem.


Also on that bag, I have the electric mounting ring kit which is Awesome as soon as you swap the weak-ass fuse for a 10A or somesuch. Otherwise the first time you forget and someone pops a mini compressor onto your tank lead... pfft.

So Snapper what's the velcro on the inside of the lid for? I think it's just for grabbing my headlamp strap and annoying me when I want to crab my camera or phone out.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:21 AM   #15064
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Ok... I'm particular.
I would like to buy a tank bag, but I really don't like either of the Triumph tank bags as they are too tall for my needs.
I want a lower profile bag that is easily removable for fueling.

Any other suggestions?
After lots of searching, I found that most tank bags appear too large for the Tiger's oddly shaped tank, especially when standing on the pegs. I don't want my plums pressed against the tank bag... unlike some others in this thread.

I grabbed a Cortech super mini from the adv flea market and made up some straps. No smashed plums.

Usually I use just a tail bag, but this will be handy for trips.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #15065
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After lots of searching, I found that most tank bags appear too large for the Tiger's oddly shaped tank, especially when standing on the pegs. I don't want my plums pressed against the tank bag... unlike some others in this thread.

I grabbed a Cortech super mini from the adv flea market and made up some straps. No smashed plums.

Usually I use just a tail bag, but this will be handy for trips.
Which tail bag do you use? Pics? (Please and thanks)
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:55 AM   #15066
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+1. As a taller guy I tend to find when I'm leaning into a hill I feel I'm being naughty to my tank bag, ahem.


Also on that bag, I have the electric mounting ring kit
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #15067
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Which tail bag do you use? Pics? (Please and thanks)
Its called the Humpback and its made by Oxford. This bag has stayed strapped to the bike since the day I bought it.

Low profile in the hunkered down position.

Base unzipped in the expanded position. Holds plenty of stuff for day rides.

The base comes with a pair of straps that convert it into a back pack. It truly is one versatile piece of kit.

Sometimes you can score these super cheap on ebay (less than $45) as there are not many Oxford dealers here in the USA.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #15068
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The Bags-Connection stuff is really nice, especially, compared to the Triumph offerings. I have four of B-C's bags and am extremely happy with them.
Hey Ducnut,
Thanks for the info. Ordered the Bags Connection Engage tankbag from Tiwsted Throttle today.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #15069
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Hey Ducnut,
Thanks for the info. Ordered the Bags Connection Engage tankbag from Tiwsted Throttle today.
Not to be a party pooper, but you may want to change your order if it hasn't shipped already. I have the Engage Sport bag and it doesn't fit well on the Tiger. It looks to be similar dimensions (Engage is 14.7" long, Sport is 13.5" long), and the Engage Sport is too long to fit right. Either it would hang over the back of the tank strangely, or it would sit too far up close to the handlebars. I was really hoping it would fit on the Tiger better as I've really been pleased with the bag on my other bike, but alas, the hunt is on for a new bag that will fit better. However, I see that the Engage has that "droop" at the back, so maybe it will fit better than the Sport. Just wanted to give a heads up from my experience.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #15070
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Hey Ducnut,
Thanks for the info. Ordered the Bags Connection Engage tankbag from Tiwsted Throttle today.
Cool!

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Not to be a party pooper, but you may want to change your order if it hasn't shipped already. I have the Engage Sport bag and it doesn't fit well on the Tiger. It looks to be similar dimensions (Engage is 14.7" long, Sport is 13.5" long), and the Engage Sport is too long to fit right. Either it would hang over the back of the tank strangely, or it would sit too far up close to the handlebars. I was really hoping it would fit on the Tiger better as I've really been pleased with the bag on my other bike, but alas, the hunt is on for a new bag that will fit better. However, I see that the Engage has that "droop" at the back, so maybe it will fit better than the Sport. Just wanted to give a heads up from my experience.
Yeah, neither bag is listed for the T800. Twisted is pretty good about making sure stuff fits that is listed on their application pages.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #15071
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I got my tiger for 3 weeks now and so far I love it.

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I need a tank bag at least to carry small stuff. I have a Wolfman Denali that I use on my 650gs and I,ve seen someone here using a Wolfman Rainier on his XC, which is the newer version of Denali. Now I need another set of mounting harnesses. I have a trashed Wolfman saddlebag laying around, cut all the straps, buckles and made myself another set of harnesses. The tank bag fits really nice.
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Now if I want to fill up, I don't have to take it off the bike, just loosen up the front buckles , pull it back and expose the gas cap. Works great.

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #15072
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Some additional bag ideas

I've been using the Giant Loop Fandango and Diablo bags for a while and am happy with them. The Diablo came with the Great Basin when I bought it, but I found it a bit small for my needs and purchased a Fandango later for more flexibility. They both fit the same mounting base, so I put the other base on my RT and use the bags on it, too. The only real difference is their height.

No frills, just a basic bag at a reasonable price. I sealed the seams with the supplied sealant and they've stayed bone dry in a couple of pretty heavy downpours.

To fuel, just unzip the side and base, flip it to the right and you're good to go.

Fandango...



Diablo...



Mounting base...



Unzipped to fuel...



Top View of Fandango...

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #15073
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #15074
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I use a Wolfman Explorer Lite on my XC and have been very happy with it. Cut out a thin piece of aluminum plate (1/16") and put it in the map pocket and the bag holds its shape really well.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #15075
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I actually ran into those guys when they were filming it in the Steen Mountains here in Oregon. Really cool dudes. It's in my tide report here. That bike was f'ed up leaking gas

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