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Old 08-15-2011, 05:18 PM   #7966
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Are there any racks for the Tigger that are removable ? I believe the SW Motech racks are right ? Any others ? Anybody have any pics

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I have the Motech racks which are quick-release and I believe Hepco & Becker has a similar quick-release system for their racks. So it depends on what kind of bags you want to mount.

Here's mine with the Motech racks and TraX cases (from this weekend)

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Old 08-15-2011, 05:23 PM   #7967
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I have the Motech racks which are quick-release and I believe Hepco & Becker has a similar quick-release system for their racks. So it depends on what kind of bags you want to mount.

Here's mine with the Motech racks and TraX cases (from this weekend)

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How do they feel - solid ? I doubt I will use them with hard bags, I was thinking more Wolfman type bags so I'm hoping they'll be plenty for soft bags if they can handle hard bags.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:26 PM   #7968
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How do they feel - solid ? I doubt I will use them with hard bags, I was thinking more Wolfman type bags so I'm hoping they'll be plenty for soft bags if they can handle hard bags.
They are very solid. I used the Motech racks on my Tiger 1050 and they were great. They seem to be every bit as solid on the 800. I had a little crash on the left side after that photo was taken. Box got a small dent in it but the racks didn't budge at all.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:44 PM   #7969
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I have the stock tires on the bike still, I think they are Bridgestones? I'll have to look tonight. Overall the tires are okay, but turning on a hard packed surface with lose gravel or soil on top, watch out, it won't catch traction and wants to wash out on you... haha
Correction on my previous post: I have the stock tires as well, whatever they are, so maybe not Pirelli Scorpions.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:46 PM   #7970
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I have the stock tires on the bike still, I think they are Bridgestones? I'll have to look tonight. Overall the tires are okay, but turning on a hard packed surface with lose gravel or soil on top, watch out, it won't catch traction and wants to wash out on you... haha
Thanks, sounds just like sand on the street, splat

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Old 08-16-2011, 08:31 AM   #7971
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Special Training?

Anybody heard of dealers' mechanics needing special training in order to work on the Tiger 800?

I ask, because that was the excuse the lone local dealer gave for not ordering any. Bummer.

No, I cant drive to another dealer. (see location)
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:21 AM   #7972
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Anybody heard of dealers' mechanics needing special training in order to work on the Tiger 800?

I ask, because that was the excuse the lone local dealer gave for not ordering any. Bummer.

No, I cant drive to another dealer. (see location)
Yes. I was told that Triumph would not deliver any 800s until they had taken some training course.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:48 AM   #7973
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Any of you usa based guys with the arrow want to sell me your stock can for a reasonable price?

Does anyone know of a usa based parts outfit that sells sprockets for the tiger yet? I am looking for a 15t front and a 51t or 52t rear

Also, can anyone point me to some pics of the 800xc with the plastic tank and radiator skirt removed?

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:08 AM   #7974
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Any of you usa based guys with the arrow want to sell me your stock can for a reasonable price?

Does anyone know of a usa based parts outfit that sells sprockets for the tiger yet? I am looking for a 15t front and a 51t or 52t rear
Renthal # 289-525-15 fits the front. I don't know about the rear. I found the front part # from UK eBay. Try to look up the rear & get the part #.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:34 PM   #7975
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Correction on my previous post: I have the stock tires as well, whatever they are, so maybe not Pirelli Scorpions.
Watch them on wet pavement also not good.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:39 PM   #7976
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Anybody heard of dealers' mechanics needing special training in order to work on the Tiger 800?

I ask, because that was the excuse the lone local dealer gave for not ordering any. Bummer.

No, I cant drive to another dealer. (see location)
Most OEM's offer or require some sort of Tech training. Most OEM's charge dealers for this service. Many dealers DO NOT comply. Some OEM's are tougher on this than others. In my experience the best dealers have techs with the latest certificates. When Suzuki went to F.I. they offered tech seminars. I'm sure Triumph has done the same for the 675 Daytona, Street Triple and now the F800 Tiger. All new bike means new stuff for the mechanics to learn.

It's probably the case your dealer has to shell out to fly his techs to Georgia ... plus pay for the seminar, hotel, per diem, et al.

Not a cheap date ... but all a write-off for the dealer. You're either IN or your OUT. Sounds like your dealer is not committed 100% to Triumph quite yet. Once he's lost 30 or 40 sales he may wise up ... but these kind of dealers tend to "have all the answers". Be interesting to see his face when Triumph pulls his dealership on him. Triumph have done this quite a bit in the last few years.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:09 PM   #7977
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Any of you usa based guys with the arrow want to sell me your stock can for a reasonable price?
Yes, have one sitting in my basement that I swapped out for the Arrow after 800 miles. What's a reasonable price? PM me.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:22 PM   #7978
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If my dealers mechanics werent "clued up" on specific models and waving the latest tech course certificates I'd likely spend my money elsewhere. I would want to know my bike is in good hands wjen the spanners come out.

A bunch of certificates on the wall always looks good.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #7979
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I have the Motech racks which are quick-release and I believe Hepco & Becker has a similar quick-release system for their racks. So it depends on what kind of bags you want to mount.

Here's mine with the Motech racks and TraX cases (from this weekend)

Nice pic .......

I could be wrong, but I don't believe H.B. has a quick release system like SW-Motech. SW-Motech does offer an adapter for their pannier mounts to mount up H.B. panniers, though .......

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #7980
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Correction on my previous post: I have the stock tires as well, whatever they are, so maybe not Pirelli Scorpions.

I believe they are Bridgestone Battlewings ......

Oh, and yet another nice vid Lion ......

Why was it again I was waiting till next year to buy an XC ??????



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