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Old 11-30-2012, 10:38 PM   #15091
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Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag

Does anybody have the Giant Loop Fandango Tank bag? It looks like it might be a good fit for the Tiger's tank with the sloped design. Worth $160?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:18 AM   #15092
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Does anybody have the Giant Loop Fandango Tank bag? It looks like it might be a good fit for the Tiger's tank with the sloped design. Worth $160?
I guess you missed my photos and comments a page back??? I have both the Fandango and the smaller Diablo...well made and fine as basic bags...meaning they don't have 37 compartments, power outlets, espresso machine and toilet paper dispenser...

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Old 12-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #15093
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I guess you missed my photos and comments a page back??? I have both the Fandango and the smaller Diablo...well made and fine as basic bags...meaning they don't have 37 compartments, power outlets, espresso machine and toilet paper dispenser...

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Oops, I thought I was keeping up to date, but missed your previous post. Thanks for the input. I'll have a look at the smaller Diablo as I don't like big tank bags.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #15094
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Oops, I thought I was keeping up to date, but missed your previous post. Thanks for the input. I'll have a look at the smaller Diablo as I don't like big tank bags.
I have the Diablo. See post #15054 for a picture of it. Great bag! Doesn't get in the way when standing on the pegs and keeps the water out when you seam seal(included with the bag).
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:30 PM   #15095
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Does anybody have the Giant Loop Fandango Tank bag? It looks like it might be a good fit for the Tiger's tank with the sloped design. Worth $160?
I do. Love it. Great fit and very functional. It has held up well too. Not waterproof.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:28 PM   #15096
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Stickers on the frame are to protect it from my boots. I need frame guards bad!
You can get rolls of this on Amazon in various sizes and it works pretty well.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:58 AM   #15097
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I guess you missed my photos and comments a page back??? I have both the Fandango and the smaller Diablo...well made and fine as basic bags...meaning they don't have 37 compartments, power outlets, espresso machine and toilet paper dispenser...

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Ermagerd. No toilet paper dispenser??? What is the bloody point then!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #15098
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Lowering the tiger

Just wondering if anyone has had any problems after lowering the tiger : massive dragging parts, changing the steering, riding two up and such.
I sat on one at Kingsport cycles in Kingsport , Tn and fell in lust. It just needs to be 1-2'' lower for me to be confident at stops. It could be the feeling of a new bike ,but I have had to lower my DL 1000 and KLR 650 also.
Out of the Triumph dealers I have been to these were the most helpful , knew the bikes and had a good selection. If you are in the area drop by and visit.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #15099
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Just wondering if anyone has had any problems after lowering the tiger : massive dragging parts, changing the steering, riding two up and such.
I sat on one at Kingsport cycles in Kingsport , Tn and fell in lust. It just needs to be 1-2'' lower for me to be confident at stops. It could be the feeling of a new bike ,but I have had to lower my DL 1000 and KLR 650 also.
Out of the Triumph dealers I have been to these were the most helpful , knew the bikes and had a good selection. If you are in the area drop by and visit.
Thats where I purchased my "XC". Did they have the seat adjusted to the lower setting?

I would not lower the Tiger. The kickstand drags fairly easily already.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #15100
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Just wondering if anyone has had any problems after lowering the tiger : massive dragging parts, changing the steering, riding two up and such.
I sat on one at Kingsport cycles in Kingsport , Tn and fell in lust. It just needs to be 1-2'' lower for me to be confident at stops. It could be the feeling of a new bike ,but I have had to lower my DL 1000 and KLR 650 also.
Out of the Triumph dealers I have been to these were the most helpful , knew the bikes and had a good selection. If you are in the area drop by and visit.
I lowered the rear about 2" with http://www.soupysperformance.com/tiger800.html. and the front 18mm-handles great.
Their adjustable kickstand is necessary or you'll need one from a Roadie. In either case, you'll need to increase the size of the ss foot print. I had a piece welded onto Soupy's (should come that way)
Still handles like a slot car. I don't drag parts as I move my ass off the seat a little if I'm hitting the twisties hard.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #15101
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Yep checked the seat. I am just a short fat ff . Was really impressed with the people at the dealership.
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Thats where I purchased my "XC". Did they have the seat adjusted to the lower setting?

I would not lower the Tiger. The kickstand drags fairly easily already.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:29 AM   #15102
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Yep checked the seat. I am just a short fat ff . Was really impressed with the people at the dealership.
The other thing to consider is setting your sag correctly. The bike should sink by around 1/3 of total suspension travel with you sat on it. That's 65~70mm on the XC. I'm not that tall at 5'10" and 30" inseam but I can flat foot my XC.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:39 AM   #15103
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You can get rolls of this on Amazon in various sizes and it works pretty well.
I have that on the frame down by the pegs. It works ok, I wore through it pretty quick. I just need plastic frame guards.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:49 AM   #15104
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The other thing to consider is setting your sag correctly. The bike should sink by around 1/3 of total suspension travel with you sat on it. That's 65~70mm on the XC. I'm not that tall at 5'10" and 30" inseam but I can flat foot my XC.
Really ? Damn I guess I need to play with my sag because I'm the same size as you and I can't flat foot my XC.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:13 AM   #15105
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Really ? Damn I guess I need to play with my sag because I'm the same size as you and I can't flat foot my XC.
I'm 6'0 ft with boots on, 32" inseam (without boots). I can't flat foot my XC. You also have to remember that sometimes you will have more weight with gear, luggage, extra rider... I set mine as stiff as it goes and ride like the wind... During July- September I rode my XC with the rear shock blown out, I still couldn't flat foot.
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