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Old 05-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #5461
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Went in and made a deal on a bulk order of Triumph accessories for the 800xc. Arrow pipe, skidplate, engine guards, heated grips, adjustable high windscreen, and centerstand...

Everything is backordered except the pipe... which of course was one of the things I could have waited on. I want to put some more miles on before swapping the pipe and having them change the map. Really hoping the centerstand gets here sooner than later. Pain in the butt not having a centerstand.

Regarding the cackle from the cat when you let off the throttle... like someone else side, I've kind of grown to actually like it...

Anxiously waiting for Jesse to get mounts made. Pretty much decided I'll run those panniers.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #5462
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the Jesse mounts should be available by June or July
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:41 PM   #5463
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Update from my dealer today.
My orange xc that was to ship on 18 April is now due to be shipped on May 6th.
The total cluster continues. No sense in this as I ordered in Feb.

What a way to run a business. I have now set a self imposed deadline for delivery as my vacation trip cannot happen without a bike.
I'm right there with you!
I ordered in Jan. and sold my girlie as I had a buyer waiting and was sure it would be here before my May 1st trip. Well, I have had a vin for a month and it is supposed to be in transit for 2 weeks now, but no bike.
I just got back from a 1k mile ride for which I used my brothers Uly. I had only riden this bikle for a few minutes before, but by the end of the first day I realized I wasn't tired or sore at all, and by the middle of the next day I'm really starting to wonder if I need to spend twice as much for a Tiger as I can pick up a Uly for.
Triumph better deliver quickly and it better be good or I'm ridin a harley!
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #5464
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I'm right there with you!
I ordered in Jan. and sold my girlie as I had a buyer waiting and was sure it would be here before my May 1st trip. Well, I have had a vin for a month and it is supposed to be in transit for 2 weeks now, but no bike.
I just got back from a 1k mile ride for which I used my brothers Uly. I had only riden this bikle for a few minutes before, but by the end of the first day I realized I wasn't tired or sore at all, and by the middle of the next day I'm really starting to wonder if I need to spend twice as much for a Tiger as I can pick up a Uly for.
Triumph better deliver quickly and it better be good or I'm ridin a harley!

My sentiments exactly! Only it won't be a Uly.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:05 AM   #5465
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Triumph better deliver quickly and it better be good or I'm ridin a harley!
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!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:25 AM   #5466
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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   #5467
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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   #5468
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yes side opening
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:13 PM   #5469
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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   #5470
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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   #5471
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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   #5472
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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   #5473
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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   #5474
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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   #5475
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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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