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Old 05-08-2011, 07:25 AM   #5431
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But today I reacquainted myself with Spring along the back roads of Virginia...










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Going through your country (Danville to Breaks Interstate park) in a couple weeks. What road would that be?
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:17 AM   #5432
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I picked up my white ABS Road today with hand warmers, hand guards and the Triumph Adventure panniers. I'm very happy with them. Got caught in a MONSOON (and hail!) on the ride home. I opened the bags and they were nice and dry. The locking mechanism is slick and keyed to match the ignition.
The Triumph bags are side opening, correct?

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:40 AM   #5433
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yes side opening
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:13 PM   #5434
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Please post pics of your Tiger with and without the panniers.
Here you go.


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Old 05-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #5435
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In all the pictures I've seen, the inserts of the panniers look white but they are really a dull silver-metallic color. Must be the contrast from the black cases
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:03 PM   #5436
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Luggage issues

Looking at the tail end photo of the Triumph bags, my thought is "what a waste of space because of the high pipe. I wonder if one could put a 45 degree bend in the exhaust and have the can come straight back below the level of the pannier boxes?

Or another idea would be to get the metal racks from Givi that I had on my street triple to keep soft bags off the hot exhaust and just go with soft bags.

Can't wait to see all the creative ideas the group come up with once we start riding our Tigers.

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Old 05-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #5437
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Looking at the tail end photo of the Triumph bags, my thought is "what a waste of space because of the high pipe. I wonder if one could put a 45 degree bend in the exhaust and have the can come straight back below the level of the pannier boxes?
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Yeah it does seem like a waste but I liked the idea that they're symmetrical as far as sticking out the same distance from the bike. I didn't like the idea of 2 different width bags just to make things look symmetrical. Just my preference.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:35 PM   #5438
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How solid does the luggage feel to you? On the rear shot it looks like it would fall off on the first bump when loaded. Of course, that can't be true, but what is the real world impression?
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #5439
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How solid does the luggage feel to you? On the rear shot it looks like it would fall off on the first bump when loaded. Of course, that can't be true, but what is the real world impression?
They feel very solid. They hang off some pretty meaty metal brackets. I mean the panniers are plastic so I don't think you'd want to take a hard fall with them. If you're going to ride the road mostly I'd recommend them. But if you're a hardcore dual sporter that is dropping the bike often or having to flip the bike over to get out of nasty spots then these bags aren't for you.
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #5440
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Thanks for the info. I was mainly curious. Not planning on getting a Tiger 800 anytime soon. Not that I wouldn't like one, but just got a new R1200GS last year and adding to the stable is out of the question right now ...
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The reflectors on the front forks of US bikes look hideous. Can they be easily removed? Not fitted on my 800 thank god.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:14 PM   #5442
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The reflectors on the front forks of US bikes look hideous. Can they be easily removed? Not fitted on my 800 thank god.
Yes, you'd just need a shorter bolt. I'm so used to them from my 98 T595 that they don't bother me.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:31 PM   #5443
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The reflectors on the front forks of US bikes look hideous. Can they be easily removed? Not fitted on my 800 thank god.

They were removed 5 minutes after I got home. One bolt and done. Looks waaay better!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:34 PM   #5444
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glad you got to see just how good the Uly is, but it's not a Harley, it's a Buell. I'll be keeping mine alongside the XC!
Thanks for pointing that out Jim.
I attended an intro event for the Uly some years ago and got to hear Erik himself explain just how different his Uly was from a Harley. Would take a page to run it all down .... but one quick blast on one is really all you need for an I.Q. update. No real connection IMHO to your typical HD.

Once you get used to all the Buell quirks ... it's a great bike. Such a shame HD big wigs pulled the plug. The Buell has a very different character from the Tiger ... 180 degrees ... but ALL GOOD in it's own way.
And it's that diversity that everyone should be thankful for.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #5445
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Here you go.

Thanks for posting a rear view of the bags. First time I've really seen that rear angle. Me likes. Looks like the Tiger will pack up beautifully. Lots of room for a big duffle up top. I've heard they open/close better than previous generation Triumph bags. My 1050 Tiger ones are OK .... once you get used to them.
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