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Old 05-27-2011, 10:41 AM   #5986
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TampaJim,

I am 6'1 and getting killed by turbulence although I figure some of it can be blamed on my nolan n90 modular helmet which is noiser than I had hoped for. Does the windshield mount to already existing areas of the bike or does it require me to drill new ones to mount it?

Thanks, Im desperate for a solution and if anyone has any experience with it or other screens for a tall rider.
No modifications to the bike at all. Just unbolt the old shield, replace with the adaptor plate (flyscreen), bolt the madstad adjusters to that and mount the shield via four T-bolts. 15 minute job at most. Mine is set with the rake same as front forks and height at my mouth/nose level. Works great.

Know what you mean about noise. I forgot my earplugs when I first picked up my Tiger. That was a long 30 mile trip home.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:59 AM   #5987
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Just goes to show how different we all are! I've never owned a bike that had an OEM screen that worked. At 6'1", 31" inseam, the xc screen is fine. I'll be looking for something better, but it's not bad for me!
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:04 PM   #5988
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Just goes to show how different we all are! I've never owned a bike that had an OEM screen that worked. At 6'1", 31" inseam, the xc screen is fine. I'll be looking for something better, but it's not bad for me!
There are a lot of variables concerning windscreens; past experience, physical condition but mostly what kind of riding you do. I usually ride on paved rural roads at around 65mph for two of more hours, and I've been spoiled by some pretty good shielding systems, so the OEM Tiger screen really wore me out. Not so much the noise as I always wear ear plugs, but from the wind trying to pry my body from the bike.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:10 PM   #5989
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After waiting 3 months with 3 promised ship dates and still no orange bike.I have canceled my order. With 2012 bikes already on the road it makes no sense to pay for a 2011.
My dealer says he knows nothing about the 2012 bikes being out. Pointed him to this thread and he was surprised. He has worked hard to get my bike in. The rep told him to have me just take a white one.
Stick in your ass Triumph. I will have a Beemer......thank you very much.
Come on man. Don't give up on the Trumpet like that. The dealer obviously did not have a clue. The first dealer I visited could not pull up the specs, could not give me a delivery date, so I hauled ass to another dealer which is twice as far from my house. I got a demo ride and ordered my an XC on the spot, which should be a Black frame Orange 2012 model that will be delivered in a few weeks. Buying a beemer will not necessarily improve the your dealer experience.

Anyway, good luck. Hope it works out.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:01 PM   #5990
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Painted the inside of the wind screen along the trim line with r/c car paint
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:48 PM   #5991
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Dealer emailed me to tell me that Triumph are not bringing in any more non-ABS models

WTF....

So, anybody know of an orange non-ABS at a dealer
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:47 PM   #5992
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Hey Folks - Did I read manual right ?? You can use 87 octane in these things ?? Surprising...but plesently. "Bend in the Road" - got mine at Tacoma (actually lakewood) triumph. Not a 'mixed dealership' - It's all they sell. I got a silver frame (2011) Black one. I actually didnt want a black frame (perhaps one of the few ?) the silver frame has nice contrast to black bike. Rode home in heavy traffic & hellascous hail storm. No room to play...yet
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:00 PM   #5993
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'Bend in the Road' - got: Tank bag, skid plate, engine guards, fog lamps, tall windscreen, low gel seat, centerstand, headlite protection, heated grips, side cases & inner bags. I don't haggle much - they're a small shop and have always treated me well over the years (have an 06' Girlie too) They dont always charge me for little things (ie; had tank off anyway so installed my Zumo cable - no xtra charge) I can get pretty quick service & I want them to stay in business. Relationship is important to me. Ordered mine about 6 weeks ago. TTFN, j
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:31 PM   #5994
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Luggage! Quite impressed with the quality, thanks Sue. It's amazing how light the panniers are.












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Old 05-27-2011, 04:35 PM   #5995
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Hey Folks - Did I read manual right ?? You can use 87 octane in these things ?? Surprising...but plesently. "Bend in the Road" - got mine at Tacoma (actually lakewood) triumph. Not a 'mixed dealership' - It's all they sell. I got a silver frame (2011) Black one. I actually didnt want a black frame (perhaps one of the few ?) the silver frame has nice contrast to black bike. Rode home in heavy traffic & hellascous hail storm. No room to play...yet
I'm a silver frame fan. I also have a black bike.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #5996
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Dealer emailed me to tell me that Triumph are not bringing in any more non-ABS models

WTF....

So, anybody know of an orange non-ABS at a dealer
Motorcycle Enthusiasts in Springhill Fl have Orange 2011 Demo without ABS Street version
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:57 PM   #5997
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jphish, thanks for the info! Glad you have a reliable dealer. Enjoy the new bike.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:48 PM   #5998
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Come on man. Don't give up on the Trumpet like that. The dealer obviously did not have a clue. The first dealer I visited could not pull up the specs, could not give me a delivery date, so I hauled ass to another dealer which is twice as far from my house. I got a demo ride and ordered my an XC on the spot, which should be a Black frame Orange 2012 model that will be delivered in a few weeks. Buying a beemer will not necessarily improve the your dealer experience.

Anyway, good luck. Hope it works out.
I spoke with the dealer at length today. He has worked very hard to get my bike in. This dealer has a stellar reputation and I have been doing business with them for 12 years or so. The problem is with Triumph. They sent e-mail confirmations to the dealer with the vin and my name on the bike. 3 times! I simply want to know where that bike is at. No one seem to know and Triumph rep does not seem to care.
Does not matter anyway as all the GS 800's are sold out too. I am gonna cool my heels and see what transpires in the next couple months as it is getting really hot early down here to ride.
did not mean to offend anyone here. I still love the bike just hate being jerked around.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #5999
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Luggage! Quite impressed with the quality, thanks Sue. It's amazing how light the panniers are.
How do you like the size of the panniers? If you could have two same sized (because of a different mount), would you get two 8" or two 10" for normal packing?
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:29 PM   #6000
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Tiger in the wild.



(Picture taken on Virgina state road 61 in Bland county.)

I was on my way home from the dealer. They had installed my hard bags, hand guards, engine guards, heated grips, and aux outlet. I nixed the sump guard in trade for gel seats (not installed yet).

The extra weight slowed the bike acceleration down some, but it still handled well.

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