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Old 02-24-2014, 10:13 AM   #19741
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So I am trying to decided if I want to lower my tiger XC. I can reach with the ball of my feet but I would like to completely flat foot.
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stock seat in the lowest setting.

I am 5'7" and 30" inseam.
What weight are you? Is the reach to the ground better with the GF onboard?
If so, try winding the preload out when solo.
A lot of people don't adjust the suspension preload but then complain about the height of the bike. You should aim for a rider sag (that's with the rider's weight compressing the suspension) of 25~33% of total travel. So on the XC that's 65~70mm. That should bring the seat height down to 780mm or so which should be manageable even for your legs.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:27 AM   #19742
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What weight are you? Is the reach to the ground better with the GF onboard?
If so, try winding the preload out when solo.
A lot of people don't adjust the suspension preload but then complain about the height of the bike. You should aim for a rider sag (that's with the rider's weight compressing the suspension) of 25~33% of total travel. So on the XC that's 65~70mm. That should bring the seat height down to 780mm or so which should be manageable even for your legs.
I am at 190 (very overweight) right now and working towards getting to 170. Tough I know but I have to.

With the GF it gets a little better but I still don't flat foot. I might do that first. I am going to stop by my buddy's shop and ask kit to set it up for me first. the races motorcycles so he knows quite a bit.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #19743
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I haven't seen the Touratech kits, but that seems very expensive for what you are looking for. Check out this solution from Adventure spec -- at about 56GBP shipped. I've purchased from this outfit before and they are great. With DHL shipping I had my order in 2 days.

http://www.adventure-spec.com/defaul...and-800xc.html

Raise up the forks by the same amount (e.g. 25mm) and you should be set. The only other thing to think about is the kick-stand. If you have an XC - then swap the stand out for the Roadie stand. Soupys has an adjustable stand.
+1 Cheap solution and easy to reverse should you get more comfortable with the seat height. Maybe even cheaper then a low seat option. Easy to do at home. I have my bike on the sidestand and stick a bottle jack on top of the rear tire between the inner rear plastic fender. Pump the jack up until you have play in the bolts securing the link. Loosen them first. You will need a torque wrench to tighten the forks back up after sliding them up the triple clamps.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:05 PM   #19744
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Soupy's Performance Side stand

Do you guys think the roadie side stand would fit the XC without any problems?

I contacted Soupy's but gentleman that answered back said he "THINKS" the roadie version is a little shorter. Did not confirm though.

I am planning on buying the links to lower it a little so I am thinking that I should not have any trouble?? In regards to mounting, brackets, they should be the same right?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:37 PM   #19745
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Do you guys think the roadie side stand would fit the XC without any problems?

I contacted Soupy's but gentleman that answered back said he "THINKS" the roadie version is a little shorter. Did not confirm though.

I am planning on buying the links to lower it a little so I am thinking that I should not have any trouble?? In regards to mounting, brackets, they should be the same right?
Not sure how much shorter the roadie stand is, but it is shorter. If you go to bikebandit.com - they will sell you one for $220. I remember an inmate selling his roadie side stand a while back -- so this group might have something to offer. The Soupy's version is much cheaper at $139, my issue is that I've just never been a fan of their design aesthetics.

Mounting of the brackets will be the same -- just remove stock and replace with new. If adjustable (Soupy's), then make sure they are at the exact same length. Think about using marloweluke's suggestion using the bottle jack.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #19746
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Do you guys think the roadie side stand would fit the XC without any problems?

I contacted Soupy's but gentleman that answered back said he "THINKS" the roadie version is a little shorter. Did not confirm though.

I am planning on buying the links to lower it a little so I am thinking that I should not have any trouble?? In regards to mounting, brackets, they should be the same right?
If I'm not wrong, the roadie side stand is different from the one that the XC uses, as in the length of the side stand.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:11 AM   #19747
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Do you guys think the roadie side stand would fit the XC without any problems?

I contacted Soupy's but gentleman that answered back said he "THINKS" the roadie version is a little shorter. Did not confirm though.

I am planning on buying the links to lower it a little so I am thinking that I should not have any trouble?? In regards to mounting, brackets, they should be the same right?
Buy proper lowering links, not those adjustable ones. Several cases of bad rust and at least one snap of adjustable links.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:21 AM   #19748
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Posted these in the 'Garage', but doesn't look too active there. Figured it'd be more use over here. The original thread about mounting my seahorse case on the other side is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=847083

Added a tool tube in the only free place I could find. Doesn't get in the way of anything for me or passenger so I think it'll work.



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Old 02-26-2014, 07:36 AM   #19749
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Buy proper lowering links, not those adjustable ones. Several cases of bad rust and at least one snap of adjustable links.
I was planning on buying the Soupy’s performance because of all the great reviews I read. I wasn’t planning on buying the cheap replicas found on fleabay.

Moreover, I was asking about the roadie adjustable stand because I found a used one for a good price that will not break my bank and allow me to buy the lowering links.

What lowering links do you recommend?
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:52 AM   #19750
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Look out for Mick in tiger800.co.uk

He makes excellent links.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:17 PM   #19751
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If anyone was looking for a Triumph factory top case...this is in flea market.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=957245
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:48 AM   #19752
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My first mod to the Triumph this year, I beaked my Roadie. Sorry for the cramped picture, it was really cold outside.
Phase two of the beak: I'm going to Plasti dip the front fender a mat black. That is the spray on latex. In theory you can peel it off if you don't like it.

Pics please when you get this done. I am thinking of doing the same to mine.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:48 PM   #19753
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Stealth Roadie Fender.

Poweranger as soon as this winter finally decides it's over, I'll spray it.
More wintry mix headed our way again.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:29 PM   #19754
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Poweranger as soon as this winter finally decides it's over, I'll spray it.
More wintry mix headed our way again.
I actually have the plasti dip sitting on the counter ready to go. As soon as I get some time off work when I do not have to plow the driveway I will give it a try.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:27 AM   #19755
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purchase decisions

As I'm pondering some good leftover deals vs used, I was wondering - what kind of mileage do people usually get out of the original tires and chain?

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