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Old 06-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #6736
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So you attached the Givi plate to something on the bike - i.e. you didn't have to buy anything extra ?
Here's a couple of approaches I've used:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=5520

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:52 PM   #6737
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #6738
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tires?

Fbj913, sweet pictures! What tires are on the ole girl, currently? TKCs? Whatever they are, your impressions?
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #6739
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Thanks

Good to know. I used a similar cutting board approach for the top-box on my XRL also.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #6740
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Please give us an update on getting an extra 2 inches of travel. Dog bones?
Drop forks in Triples? Love to hear how this would be accomplished.
Good luck!
The proper way to increase the travel would be to use shorter spacers in the shock and in the fork cartridges (assuming the fork cartridges even have spacers). The forks and shock will have to be disassembled to see if this is even physically possible. I'm anxious to see what fbj's suspension guy says. I know I have the inseam to easily handle at least another inch of travel myself. My jacked-up WeeStrom (with the taller Suzuki gel seat) has a taller seat height than the 800XC with its seat in the tallest position, or maybe it just feels that way because the XC I test rode had too much sag.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #6741
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Thanks, that's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for!

Need a quick, cheap, short-term securing method and that plastic board fits the bill.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:56 PM   #6742
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Well I had an orange XC on order, but I ran out of patience. So today I brought home a black XC ABS. She had been prepped to be a demo, but was never ridden, so she had zero miles on the clock.

I only managed to put 26 miles on her today, but tomorrow I will hit some backroads and take some better photos. I love this bike.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:23 AM   #6743
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Well I had an orange XC on order, but I ran out of patience. So today I brought home a black XC ABS. She had been prepped to be a demo, but was never ridden, so she had zero miles on the clock.

I only managed to put 26 miles on her today, but tomorrow I will hit some backroads and take some better photos. I love this bike.

Congrats. Let the farkling begin.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:34 AM   #6744
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My jacked-up WeeStrom (with the taller Suzuki gel seat) has a taller seat height than the 800XC with its seat in the tallest position, or maybe it just feels that way because the XC I test rode had too much sag.
My rule of thumb is that sag should be around 1/3rd of total travel with rider onboard. So that means sag should be about 70mm which means the seat height goes from 845~865mm down to 775~795mm. Which is why my 30" inseam can flat foot with the seat in its highest setting.
And before someone chips in and tells us that all the magazines say sag should be 30 to 35mm. That's for GSX-RR type bikes with 100mm of travel not a Tiger XC with 215mm.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:11 AM   #6745
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So you attached the Givi plate to something on the bike - i.e. you didn't have to buy anything extra ?


The stand-offs bolt through the rack cover into the grab rails. Very solid.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:44 AM   #6746
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My rule of thumb is that sag should be around 1/3rd of total travel with rider onboard. So that means sag should be about 70mm which means the seat height goes from 845~865mm down to 775~795mm. Which is why my 30" inseam can flat foot with the seat in its highest setting.
And before someone chips in and tells us that all the magazines say sag should be 30 to 35mm. That's for GSX-RR type bikes with 100mm of travel not a Tiger XC with 215mm.
I know the sag rules very well. My suspicion is the demo bike I rode did not have enough preload on the rear shock, or the spring is too light for my 220 lb weight. Have you taken the time yet to measure your free sag and rider sag? If so, I would like to see the numbers, along with your weight. I'm also interested in sag numbers for the forks if you have them.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:35 AM   #6747
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Triumph was ranked second behind the japanese bikes by one of the bigger magazines for dependability, cost to operation and overall owner satisfaction. The old triumphs leaked, vibrated and had terrible ignitiond and electronics. Today, I am willing to bet the new Triumph Adventure bikes will be more cost efficient to operate than the more expensive Bavarian Adv. bikes. I also hear that BMW has just now dealt with their quality control issues. Triumphs are one of the best bikes made and I hope to have one of their 800cc adv bike in my garage soon.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:55 AM   #6748
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The stand-offs bolt through the rack cover into the grab rails. Very solid.
Excellent, thanks
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:57 AM   #6749
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I am willing to bet the new Triumph Adventure bikes will be more cost efficient to operate than the more expensive Bavarian Adv. bikes. I also hear that BMW has just now dealt with their quality control issues.
Another England v Germany battle.
I suggest we go to France and sort this out properly.



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Old 06-23-2011, 05:04 AM   #6750
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Another England v Germany battle.
I suggest we go to France and sort this out properly.



With some wine and cheese.
At least there is no indigenous bike industry to speak of there (yes I know there are loads of mopeds and the like there & Voxan - no more)
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