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Old 12-07-2011, 05:33 PM   #9931
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The problem is that if it's strong enough AND attaches to the lowest point of the passenger footpeg, it will result in a bent passenger footpeg hanger (because of good leverage at the lowest point), which is part of the frame.
The other thing that I liked about the Wolfman racks, the front lower anchor point is on the main frame which is very unlikely to bend as opposed to the footpeg mount.

The Rotopax *could* be mounted inside the rack, however, you would be unable to remove it because of the way the mount works. The plate mine is on is made for the Wolfman racks and comes with a mounting strap extension for the Wolfman soft luggage which I have as well.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:40 AM   #9932
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Am going on a test ride tommorow weather permiting on a 800xc - looking at a bike that i can have the missus on the back with panniers and when shes not with me will be fun to ride and do dirtrides aswell -currently using a 1200 stelvio but i cant use it offroad way to heavy so it sits there just waiting for the missus -am i looking at the right bike with the 800 or do i keep looking, have owned multistrada great on road but thats it also, will i be disapointed with the power the 800 has with missus and luggage on board. thanks for help in advance
Put a deposit on an white xc abs today getting, engine guard, foglamps, softtopbag, tankbag, headlight protector, radguard,swingarm protectors, bobbins for paddock stand,arrow slip on,bash plate, frontmudguard extender i think thats it oh and will be changing tyres it was pouring with shiny surface on a very slight corner the front let go on the test ride brought it back ok but the bridgestone battlewings must be a shit tyre what should i be looking at putting on her was thinking maybe conti tkc80's -arse puckered with a $2500 excess for the test ride

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Old 12-08-2011, 05:30 AM   #9933
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Put a deposit on an white xc abs today getting, engine guard, foglamps, softtopbag, tankbag, headlight protector, radguard,swingarm protectors, bobbins for paddock stand,arrow slip on,bash plate, frontmudguard extender i think thats it oh and will be changing tyres it was pouring with shiny surface on a very slight corner the front let go on the test ride brought it back ok but the bridgestone battlewings must be a shit tyre what should i be looking at putting on her was thinking maybe conti tkc80's -arse puckered with a $2500 excess for the test ride
Congrats on the new bike. Lots of accessories there.

I don't think your experience of the tyres is normal. I ran them for 1500 miles through typical British shit June weather and thought they were quite good. In the case you mention I would say there was something on the road. However, having said that, they do seem a little temperature sensitive. The warmer the better. But considering that your winter is like our summer in that regard you shouldn't be having problems.
I changed mine at 1500 miles to fit some Heidenau K60 because I wanted to ride on dirt. If you intend to ride your XC in its natural habitat (dirt roads) as well as tarmac the K60 Scouts are a great all round tyre.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:43 AM   #9934
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Put a deposit on an white xc abs today getting, engine guard, foglamps, softtopbag, tankbag, headlight protector, radguard,swingarm protectors, bobbins for paddock stand,arrow slip on,bash plate, frontmudguard extender i think thats it oh and will be changing tyres it was pouring with shiny surface on a very slight corner the front let go on the test ride brought it back ok but the bridgestone battlewings must be a shit tyre what should i be looking at putting on her was thinking maybe conti tkc80's -arse puckered with a $2500 excess for the test ride
Congratulations! My XC is similarly equipped without the soft bags and tank bag. I think you will really enjoy it.

I have not had any problems in the wet with my Battlewings - and I have definitely ridden in some monsoons. Over the years, I have noticed that brand new tires do not grip well. I take it it easy for the first 200 miles until they are scrubbed in. I think it was a fluke, something on the road or new tires or both. I am pleased with the roadability of the Battlewings; but I will replace them with Scouts for better off road capability.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:01 AM   #9935
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What a great thread on the Triumph tiger, I have been considering this bike for its size and abilitys off road. good stuff.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:24 AM   #9936
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What a great thread on the Triumph tiger, I have been considering this bike for its size and abilitys off road. good stuff.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:16 AM   #9937
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Future ten, welcome. Take a test ride and you will be hooked.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:39 AM   #9938
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the bridgestone battlewings must be a shit tyre what should i be looking at putting on her was thinking maybe conti tkc80's

I agree with the others who've said the BattleWing's actually a pretty good tire. It's been my go-to street touring tire on both my XC and the Wee-Strom I had before, and I've never had any complaints with it, even in cold, wet weather (and it'll certainly grip much better in the wet than a TKC-80). I agree with blacktiger that there was probably something slippery on the road.

That said, if you're planning to spend a lot of time on unpaved roads and trails, then TKC-80s would definitely be a better choice.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:28 AM   #9939
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I agree with the others who've said the BattleWing's actually a pretty good tire. It's been my go-to street touring tire on both my XC and the Wee-Strom I had before, and I've never had any complaints with it, even in cold, wet weather (and it'll certainly grip much better in the wet than a TKC-80). I agree with blacktiger that there was probably something slippery on the road.

That said, if you're planning to spend a lot of time on unpaved roads and trails, then TKC-80s would definitely be a better choice.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:00 AM   #9940
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Has anybody seen a rack that fits to the passenger seat - I've seen GS' with the passenger seat replaced and a rack with a bag etc. in it's place.

Anybody ?

I like the idea of just being able to switch from one to the other as needed.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #9941
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Any inmates with an 800xc equipped with ABS try this front tooth swap yet? I was hoping to get the Renthal part but after talking with a local Triumph dealer, they were suggesting there could be problems with the ABS performance if this was done (either engaging too soon or too late for example).

Also did it require a new chain or other adjustments?

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:11 AM   #9942
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Has anybody seen a rack that fits to the passenger seat - I've seen GS' with the passenger seat replaced and a rack with a bag etc. in it's place.

Anybody ?

I like the idea of just being able to switch from one to the other as needed.

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It would be a fairly fun project to purchase a spare passenger seat, remove the upholstery/foam, and then construct something on the seat pan that fits your wants/needs.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:21 AM   #9943
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It would be a fairly fun project to purchase a spare passenger seat, remove the upholstery/foam, and then construct something on the seat pan that fits your wants/needs.
It would but I wonder how the plastic seat pan would hold up ?
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #9944
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It would but I wonder how the plastic seat pan would hold up ?
It is designed to carry the weight of a passenger.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #9945
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It is designed to carry the weight of a passenger.
Good point, well made

I was thinking more how it would handle a rack/mount being attached to it - i.e. the bolts holding it in place to the seat pan. I guess if you use big fender washers you should be OK.

I just liked the seat racks I'd seen on GS' and I was wondering if anyone had started to build one commercially.
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