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Old 11-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #15121
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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   #15122
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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   #15123
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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   #15124
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I got my tiger for 3 weeks now and so far I love it.

2012-11-11_14-12-09_463

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   #15125
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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   #15126
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #15127
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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   #15128
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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

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810955
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #15129
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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

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810955
Did their ICON gear survive without falling apart?
Great RR, btw.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #15130
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Did their ICON gear survive without falling apart?
Great RR, btw.
Haha Of course they might be biased but they said the patrol jacket was awesome.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:28 AM   #15131
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Plums and Bags... not that bag...

So when I look at all those bags in recent posts... They are at the rear of the tank. When I am riding the bucking Tiger (or trying to turn on a gravel road even lol) I grab that tank with my knees... right on those triangular extensions of the seat.

Unless I'm on a downhill, I'm intimate with my tank bag. Not a problem unless it's really steep -- I get skeered of ledges on hills or a steep bit, even with momentum, and end up throwing my nads into the bag to keep the front wheel down. But hey, the bag, she never complains. I think I saw her smiling a little.

I think the moral of the story for me is, if you want to use a decently sized tank bag, and hit a steep climb, you're gonna be fucking your tank bag. So get an attractive one like my Bags Connection City. A pleasing rosy colour on the inside (aren't they all).

lol.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:38 AM   #15132
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Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
You aren't completely wrong. 2 trips ago I left a couple charger bits ("cigarette lighter to 1A USB adapter" and the 240V to USB that comes with the phone) at home and went on the Triumph McAdams Gap ride for 2 days.

The wife, she knows I have 2 chargers powered up in the bag (Drift HD cam batteries, and Phone / waterproof camera) at all times. So I cop it for not staying in touch because like a doofus I failed to turn it onto airplane mode to conserve battery. She sees me drop off the grid and not return... but then I only send a Spot check-in and don't call... well that's OBVIOUSLY because I've decided to run off with another woman. My tank bag perhaps.

That's the only disaster except sometimes I end up with 3 or 4 cables lying around in a mess in my tank bag cause I want to charge up this or that extra item...

Being able to do so is still nice, in the bag out of the weather, and my normal Hella-style plug up top is still free for Power Station duty. (the extra powerful charging system of the Tiger is fantabulous, innit?!)

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #15133
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Tank bag FYI

Something to pay attention to on the tank bags is if they are positioned correctly for you to be able to stand. I come from a dirtbike background and when I stand I tend to lean forward. My tank bag has to set way way forward. All of them I've seen in the last several pages would not be positioned correctly in my opinion. I'm sure body geometry and other variables are involved but I would go for a good ride to make sure its all good...

This is kind of a good pic to explain how I have mine. The front of the bag kisses the handlebars. When I'm in full turn the corners of the bag touch the bars. The little flap that hangs down by the ignition is tucked away right next to the key. I have to move it a little to start the bike.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 AM   #15134
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Hey fbj,
got a random question for you...
would those hand guards be these ones, by any chance?

Did they need any bodging to fit, and do they fit with the standard levers?

Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:06 AM   #15135
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Hey fbj,
got a random question for you...
would those hand guards be these ones, by any chance?

Did they need any bodging to fit, and do they fit with the standard levers?

Thanks.
Yep those are them. I also have the extra spoiler added for a little more wind protection.
Link for spoiler- http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/AC...SPOILERS-BLACK

No the install is simple. All original equipment can stay. I used the stock threaded bar ends and reused the bolts that came with it.
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