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Old 12-11-2011, 05:51 PM   #10021
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Finally got the heated hand grips installed!! Thanks for the picks they were a big help deconflicting the vague Triumph instructions.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:21 PM   #10022
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Finally got the heated hand grips installed!! Thanks for the picks they were a big help deconflicting the vague Triumph instructions.
Do you have the link for the grips? I need to order a set.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:51 AM   #10023
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Do you have the link for the grips? I need to order a set.
http://www.madss.com/eshopprod_cat_7...d_Grip_Kit.htm
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:40 PM   #10024
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I just like the idea of being able to switch easily from storage to passenger mode.

Try one of these maybe... http://www.thecycleguys.com/
fast rack, i use one on my scrambler, have not tried it on the T800 though. Just widens the seat and stiffens up the soft luggage
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:17 PM   #10025
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Try one of these maybe... http://www.thecycleguys.com/
fast rack, i use one on my scrambler, have not tried it on the T800 though. Just widens the seat and stiffens up the soft luggage
That is very interesting, never seen that before. Thanks for the link

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p.s. I was born 20 miles from Sheffield or as we say 'oop north Spent many a Sunday riding to Matlock Bath....
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:19 PM   #10026
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I currently use a set of Aerostitch heated wraps on the Tigger but when these die (as I'm sure they will soon) I do want to fit some heated grips. Can anybody comment on how good these are compared to the Oxford grips - which are substantially cheaper ?

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:52 PM   #10027
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I currently use a set of Aerostitch heated wraps on the Tigger but when these die (as I'm sure they will soon) I do want to fit some heated grips. Can anybody comment on how good these are compared to the Oxford grips - which are substantially cheaper ?

Cheers
I can't give a comparison but i rode today in rain with temps in the low 40's and the triumph grips on the high setting were actually hot. Loved it!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #10028
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I currently use a set of Aerostitch heated wraps on the Tigger but when these die (as I'm sure they will soon) I do want to fit some heated grips. Can anybody comment on how good these are compared to the Oxford grips - which are substantially cheaper ?

Cheers
Haven't tried the Oxfords. These original triumph ones seem to work nice. Comparable to the ones I had on my '95 GS PD.
The one thing I realized during the install was, how nice it was that they were designed for the bike. Everything 'just fit', the wires all the right length, wiring harnesses with multi-plugs waiting in the right spot, hole pre-drilled in the handlebar, in the right spot, grips fit perfectly etc..

Once I had all the plastic stripped off and the tank removed it was pretty fast.

While it is already stripped down it would be a great time to install the original fog lights! If you were considering them, it would save you having to tear it down twice , like I did.

Also the two LED back lit Buttons look pretty nice together , the top one is for the fog lights , green=on, the bottom one for the grips (green=low heat, red=high heat)
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:50 PM   #10029
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This summer I bought a Tiger 800XC, my first brand NEW bike since 1978. I had Karoo tires put on as part of the deal. I bought it to explore New Mexico back roads looking for ghost towns and ranches. I am quite impressed with the bike except for the handlebars. I could not find any tapered bars with enough height and bend in them so I bought a set of Renthal 7/8" ATV bars and made collared shims to fit them into the handlebar clamps. I rode the bike 360 miles on the street to Moab (before the handlebar change) and then did the White Rim Trail. As expected it was a handful in the deep sand but everywhere else it did really well. After I returned home I began to wonder how it would be as a touring bike so I changed tires and rode it from Albuquerque to California and back which is over 1000 miles one way. It would be nice to have cruise control or a good throttle lock, a bigger tank and a better seat and I could see it as a long distance tourer. I have a website with links to various motorcycle trips I have done. There are links to the Moab and the California trip.
home.comcast.net/~cadshop

After the Karoos wear out I will try Heidenaus and TKC 80 tires. I really would like to find something that makes a 500 pound bike more manageable in the soft, twisty sand conditions.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:56 PM   #10030
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This summer I bought a Tiger 800XC, my first brand NEW bike since 1978. I had Karoo tires put on as part of the deal. I bought it to explore New Mexico back roads looking for ghost towns and ranches. I am quite impressed with the bike except for the handlebars. I could not find any tapered bars with enough height and bend in them so I bought a set of Renthal 7/8" ATV bars and made collared shims to fit them into the handlebar clamps. I rode the bike 360 miles on the street to Moab (before the handlebar change) and then did the White Rim Trail. As expected it was a handful in the deep sand but everywhere else it did really well. After I returned home I began to wonder how it would be as a touring bike so I changed tires and rode it from Albuquerque to California and back which is over 1000 miles one way. It would be nice to have cruise control or a good throttle lock, a bigger tank and a better seat and I could see it as a long distance tourer. I have a website with links to various motorcycle trips I have done. There are links to the Moab and the California trip.
home.comcast.net/~cadshop

After the Karoos wear out I will try Heidenaus and TKC 80 tires. I really would like to find something that makes a 500 pound bike more manageable in the soft, twisty sand conditions.
Cool thanks for the link i bet you could make some sweet routes on Dualsportmaps.com
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:11 PM   #10031
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I currently use a set of Aerostitch heated wraps on the Tigger but when these die (as I'm sure they will soon) I do want to fit some heated grips. Can anybody comment on how good these are compared to the Oxford grips - which are substantially cheaper ?

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I had the Oxford grips on my Varadero which worked well. The Oxford has three heat settings while the Triumph ones only have two. I did have a problem with the two of the lights on the Oxford controller not working, however this did not affect the grips. I now have the stock Triumph ones on my T800. I paid the extra money for the Triumph grips because they look much cleaner. No rotating wires on the throttle and as mentioned previously all the wiring is just right. I only rode with them once before winter set in, but they work well. I only had to use the low setting to be effective. For me the cleaner look and factory accessory was worth the extra $$.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:40 AM   #10032
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New Triumph Explorer

Sorry the photos suck I was in a hurry and wasn't using the stock iphone camera app. Also the Triumph Area was a zoo. Pics from the IMS Show in Long Beach
New Explorer is really comfy but you better be taller than 5'8 to have a decent footing. I was on the tip of my tippy toes and the seat was in the lower position. I have a 30" 31" inseam. Bike looks really cool just honestly missing the Triumph look. It has a very big mix of Jap and Duc in it as well as BMW




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Old 12-13-2011, 05:44 AM   #10033
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I currently use a set of Aerostitch heated wraps on the Tigger but when these die (as I'm sure they will soon) I do want to fit some heated grips. Can anybody comment on how good these are compared to the Oxford grips - which are substantially cheaper ?
I actually strongly recommend the Symtec grip heaters, which are much cheaper than the Oxfords. They work great, and installation is not difficult.
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1593.0.html

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:37 AM   #10034
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I currently use a set of Aerostitch heated wraps on the Tigger but when these die (as I'm sure they will soon) I do want to fit some heated grips. Can anybody comment on how good these are compared to the Oxford grips - which are substantially cheaper ?

Cheers
The Oxfords give good heat and the latest type has 5 settings BUT, the controller is prone to failure of one kind or another. Either the adjustment buttons give up or the lights stop shining as marloweluke describes above.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:41 AM   #10035
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Has anyone found a guard (home-brewed or purchased) for the mid-pipe section of exhaust ? I know Twisted Throttle did a video or something on one but they still haven't released a product yet. I have some new AD1 pants (which are very nice) but I am leery of wearing them on the Tigger until I get a guard in place.

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Maybe a universal heat shield like this?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...eatshield.aspx
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