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Old 09-04-2011, 06:32 PM   #8326
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Please don't hunt me down and kill me for posting about BMW on a Tiger thread, but the above is why I'll never buy another BMW. I'm not impressed with their so-called precision German engineering. I love the GS when I'm riding it, and it's never left me stranded, but it's had its share of problems, and not just recall items. Dump the shock oil at 9,000 miles? WTF.

And I've gotten the above referenced "horseshit" from the dealer - about items that later showed up as recalls.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:05 PM   #8327
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Theres quite a long discussion about buffeting on the UK T800 forum.
One of the Denmark riders on that board has the Madstad for the Tiger 800. I looked it up on the madstad site and it looks really good. I had one of his screens on my 990 and I know they work.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:28 PM   #8328
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Please don't hunt me down and kill me for posting about BMW on a Tiger thread, but the above is why I'll never buy another BMW. I'm not impressed with their so-called precision German engineering. I love the GS when I'm riding it, and it's never left me stranded, but it's had its share of problems, and not just recall items. Dump the shock oil at 9,000 miles? WTF.

And I've gotten the above referenced "horseshit" from the dealer - about items that later showed up as recalls.
Aren't you all over the Dakar thread? I thought I saw your posts there. Have you sold off your Dakar?

Sorry you have had problems with BMW. To be fair ... I've had a few problems with NON BMW dealers as well. Not often but it does happen. One Kawi dealer refused to do warranty work because I did not buy my bike from him!!!! American Kawasaki canceled his dealership because of that. (not the first time he did this) There are other examples but BMW are pretty famous for denial and good at making you feel like the problem is "Your Fault" or "you don't know how to ride" and convincing you this is the very first they've ever heard of "YOUR" problem. This is not new, honestly it has gone on since the 1960's.

And Triumph are not 100% perfect either. If you read the Tiger 1050 UK web site for the last three years as I have ... you can find a problem or two.
But I must say ... overall Triumph have done well in backing up owners, and doing quite a bit of "Good Will" repairs out of warranty.

But BMW do this too ... but they also have A LOT more breakdowns. No one knows exact percentages these days ... Bmw keep this data secret now ... but it's really not hard to figure out who's bikes spend most time in the shop.

My feeling is that once BMW fully establish the Loncin factory and get the QA up to speed ... the G650's and F800/650 GS's will be excellent bikes with FAR FEWER problems than the Berlin made bikes.

When the chief designer and CEO admit BMW have parts supplier problems and some production quality problems ... you know they've got issue that are real and probably much more serious than they would ever admit to.
Hopefully they can pull out and improve.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:24 AM   #8329
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Anyone have a good source for swingarm spools for the XC? I know they are 6mm thread, but there is a lip above the center of the hole, and I'm pretty sure that just any old spool won't work as it will contact the lip before bottoming against the swingarm.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:39 AM   #8330
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Anyone have a good source for swingarm spools for the XC? I know they are 6mm thread, but there is a lip above the center of the hole, and I'm pretty sure that just any old spool won't work as it will contact the lip before bottoming against the swingarm.
They are M8 thread not 6. I picked mine up on Saturday from the local Triumph dealer, they come with longer bolts and a spacer to clear the swingarm.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:42 AM   #8331
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Here is a Micatech top case and rack.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #8332
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They are M8 thread not 6. I picked mine up on Saturday from the local Triumph dealer, they come with longer bolts and a spacer to clear the swingarm.
Thanks for the info; I'll just probably get some at the local dealer.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:04 AM   #8333
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Here is a Micatech top case and rack.
Thanks man. 2 things though, is it comfortable for a pillion? It looks like it might intrude on her space, it leans pretty far forward. The second thing - where did you get that hugger? It looks awesome.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #8334
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I don't ride 2up, but I just sat on the back seat and it seemed fine. Would definitely need the optional back rest pads though.

The hugger is by Red Fox. I purchased mine early on (April) from Simpson Detour out of the UK.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:14 AM   #8335
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Anyone have a good source for swingarm spools for the XC? I know they are 6mm thread, but there is a lip above the center of the hole, and I'm pretty sure that just any old spool won't work as it will contact the lip before bottoming against the swingarm.

Got mine from triumph-online.co.uk

Had to put a flat on it for the lip. Luckily I have the use of a workshop.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:35 AM   #8336
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Can you post some more pics of that? I have that case from my Uly. Looks great on the tiger. How did you mount it?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:48 AM   #8337
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Can you post some more pics of that? I have that case from my Uly. Looks great on the tiger. How did you mount it?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #8338
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Great. Thanks. Is that the 40 or 45 liter box? I'm pretty sure mine is the 45 and it looks god awful on a Uly. Love to see more of the 45 liter on the tiger.

All I see is this to mount my box? Can someone provide a link to the correct mount?

Hmmm, I just looked on the bottom of my Uly case. I'm not sure it's going to work. I think Hepco did something for them so that it would fit on the ULY racks. Can someone post a picture of the bottom of their Junior case? Maybe, I can get the parts...
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:00 PM   #8339
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Pretty quiet in Tiger land -- how is the new tune working for you stallers?
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:20 PM   #8340
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Anyone else with pictures of their ride with just a topbox and/or tankbag? I have seen tons of pictures with full pannier setups but I am looking for something more minimalistic. It's hard to imagine what they look like without the panniers.

This gear is expensive so I want to make sure I pick right. TIA.
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