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Old 07-30-2013, 06:59 PM   #18001
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You're right, I have no clue. That's why I was asking.
Oops. I didn't realize your statement was a question. My bad.

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I'm so confused.
Call the manufacturer.

That's what I did, with Michelin's B-spec tires. I'm having some specific wear issues with all rears on my 1050, as I ride a lot of two-up. They recommended the heavier sidewall of their B-spec tire, to stabilize the tread. Makes sense, to me.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #18002
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Looking for a DUAL SPORT to learn on. Here in the high desert we have many trails right in our back yard and it makes no sense to have to trailer the bike to get to those trails because it isn't street legal. I know that most dual sports are not state of the art, but then neither am I. I need something about as sophisticated as a hammer. I'm 6'2" 250lbs so I don't know if a 250 has enough grunt. Need something big enough to haul me around with a price tag not to exceed $3,500. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:46 PM   #18003
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litteraly 1 page back we just started this discussion
same poster asking the same question.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #18004
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:23 PM   #18005
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Can we please get back onto discussion of the Tiger 800.

There are plenty of threads for oil and DS bikes here. Please keep the discussion to the 800.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:45 PM   #18006
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Dual sport question

Sorry guys. Didn't mean to hijack the thread. I only posted again as I didn't think that I explained my original question properly. BTW I posted the original question because I had seen a recent post about this on this thread. Thanks to all that took the time to share their experiences.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:49 AM   #18007
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You're right, I have no clue. That's why I was asking.

But why did the factory spec V tires on it then?
Bike manufacturers have to cover their arse. If a bike has a top speed of, say 135mph, they HAVE TO spec a tyre that can cope with those speeds. So they have to spec a "V". "H" is sustained speeds UP TO 130mph. So maybe Triumph reckons the T800 needs a V even though no-one will ever get there.

My Mefo Explorer front is a R rating i.e. up to 105mph.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:51 AM   #18008
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Bike manufacturers have to cover their arse. If a bike has a top speed of, say 135mph, they HAVE TO spec a tyre that can cope with those speeds. So they have to spec a "V". "H" is sustained speeds UP TO 130mph. So maybe Triumph reckons the T800 needs a V even though no-one will ever get there.

My Mefo Explorer front is a R rating i.e. up to 105mph.

I appreciate everyone's explaination of speed ratings, and I get that. What I want to know is there a difference in riding performance at normal speeds between these ratings. Does a V-tire handle better? Does it wear faster? In real-world use is there a difference? Enough to warrant the selection of one over the other? And specifically, as it applies to the Michelin A-3. The Pirelli Trails are all V-rated, although there is a choice of H as well for the front. Same question would apply there.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #18009
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i just came across this, is there any news on this, ive been looking for a top rack that is rotopax compatible


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Hi guys, I've been getting a few emails for some spy pics of the new rack we've been testing this summer.

It's based off the proven, strong and versatile design our KTM racks have been for years.

It's not ready for release yet, but if interested please give me some feedback via email. I'm hoping to have a small batch ready in a week or so, at that time it will be moved to vendors. Just thought you might like a look.

BTW, I've had a chance to ride this bike during testing and it's a blast. The first bike I've been on since the KTM 950 ADV that has an engine in a DS platform that's made me smile and excited. Triumph built a great bike and the reason I decided to offer a rack for it and maybe some other stuff in the future....

Here you go. Triumph 800 tail rack-








If you need a storage box. A Pelican case bolts on great. These are the strongest DS boxes out there that hold up to our needs.
Here is a pic of it on our 950 ADV. Same rack size and box mounting options.





QUESTION:

I've seen some riders changing out the stock windscreen. Anyone want to get rid of there stock one? I think I have a use for it on another project bike...
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:51 PM   #18010
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i just came across this, is there any news on this, ive been looking for a top rack that is rotopax compatible

The altrider rack is rotopax compatible.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:21 PM   #18011
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i just came across this, is there any news on this, ive been looking for a top rack that is rotopax compatible
I have one, use it for mounting my Seahorse case.



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Old 07-31-2013, 03:56 PM   #18012
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i just came across this, is there any news on this, ive been looking for a top rack that is rotopax compatible
They all are.
The CJ Designs piece is a good one (been on my bike for a year) as is the altrider one.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #18013
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Hey thanks guys, yeah I really like the cj designs and literlly about 5 mins anfter I asked this I found it online for sale, again though thanks everyone
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #18014
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Hey thanks guys, yeah I really like the cj designs and literlly about 5 mins anfter I asked this I found it online for sale, again though thanks everyone
I have the CJ designs rack. Top notch. I have a top case for sale that's already drilled out for the four holes on this rack for sale in the flea market.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:10 PM   #18015
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The CJ Designs piece is a good one (been on my bike for a year) as is the altrider one.
No idea about the CJ Designs. It looks very well thought out. I've been using the Altrider and it just works for me. I'd rare that I don't think of replacing a specific farkle on a bike and this is one of the few I have never thought about that. It just works.
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