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Old 03-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #11461
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Madstad owners, now is a good time to post pics of your bikes with the screen removed.






I bought the Madstad mostly because I didn't want to chance buying a screen that didn't work. I know with the Madstad I will be able to find a setting that works for me at 6'-3". Being able to take the screen off in the summer months is an added bonus. If you are into aesthetics you can also take the "robobrackets" off, but personally I couldn't be bothered, it looks fine the way it is.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #11462
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Picked her up yesterday, absolutely love the bike!

Ahhh you did it! Congratulations! Roadies in black look great.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #11463
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Ahhh you did it! Congratulations! Roadies in black look great.
I did. Very happy with my choice so far. Have quite some things on order and others to decide on:

- GPS Mount (installed)
- Windshield Adjuster (Triumph installed)

- Heated Grips (Triumph, ordered)
- Engine Bars (Triumph, ordered)
- Hand Guards (Tiger 1050 including bar ends, ordered)
- Gel Seat (ordered - if it doesn't work out I have my standard as a base for a rework by Bill Mayer or so)
- Radiator Guard (Triumph, ordered)
- Aux Power Socket (ordered)

Have to decide on:

- Rear Rack, thinking of the AltRider with Givi mounts
- Handlebar Risers, thinking of using the XC risers
- Front / Rear Fender Extender / Hugger
- Maybe a Beak - can't decide what I like better, with or without and if with whether it's worth the money

That's all I'll do for now, then decide on side luggage later. Might just use a Giant Loop bag that I can easier transfer between bikes.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:44 PM   #11464
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I did. Very happy with my choice so far. Have quite some things on order and others to decide on:

- GPS Mount (installed)
- Windshield Adjuster (Triumph installed)

- Heated Grips (Triumph, ordered)
- Engine Bars (Triumph, ordered)
- Hand Guards (Tiger 1050 including bar ends, ordered)
- Gel Seat (ordered - if it doesn't work out I have my standard as a base for a rework by Bill Mayer or so)
- Radiator Guard (Triumph, ordered)
- Aux Power Socket (ordered)

Have to decide on:

- Rear Rack, thinking of the AltRider with Givi mounts
- Handlebar Risers, thinking of using the XC risers
- Front / Rear Fender Extender / Hugger
- Maybe a Beak - can't decide what I like better, with or without and if with whether it's worth the money

That's all I'll do for now, then decide on side luggage later. Might just use a Giant Loop bag that I can easier transfer between bikes.
The bike was just the down payment on the accessories ...
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #11465
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The bike was just the down payment on the accessories ...
Luckily, not really. Yes, there is some money in there, but I actually got more by selling my accessories I had on the GS as I traded that one in bone stock.

Yes, I'm loosing money there - I know that. But overall, I'm also quite happy that the Triumph accessories so far are much cheaper than most I bought for the Beemer. Overall, I'll put about the amount of money in the Tiger that I get from the accessory sale and I'm good to go. Even hard luggage is then accounted for if I really want it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #11466
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Yes, I'm loosing money there - I know that.
Very few people make money via motorcycling. Think of it as using your assets to purchase happiness. Well spent!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #11467
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Very few people make money via motorcycling. Think of it as using your assets to purchase happiness. Well spent!
Exactly - it's my only hobby that actually costs money, so why would I not? Better then spending it on booze and women ...

Back to topic: I have a Givi topcase I like to continue to use and I am looking for a good mounting plate. I don't like the "base plate + adapter" of the SW Motech all too much, the AltRider is really expensive for a piece of metal, the Givi requires drilling the plastic cover, what else is out there? Anything you guys can recommend?
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:06 PM   #11468
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Exactly - it's my only hobby that actually costs money, so why would I not? Better then spending it on booze and women ...

Back to topic: I have a Givi topcase I like to continue to use and I am looking for a good mounting plate. I don't like the "base plate + adapter" of the SW Motech all too much, the AltRider is really expensive for a piece of metal, the Givi requires drilling the plastic cover, what else is out there? Anything you guys can recommend?
I have the SW Motech plate and yes, it's a PIA to fit but once done, it works well and I find that when I don't have the top box, the SW plate allows me to strap stuff to it via the slots very easily.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #11469
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Exactly - it's my only hobby that actually costs money
I need to get some new hobbies!!!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #11470
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What I didn't like about the Motech plate was that it was actually always a bit loose. I had one with the Givi adaptor on my F800GS two years back and I really didn't like it that much.

Re hobbies: let's put it that way - it's pretty much my only hobby ...
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #11471
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I did. Very happy with my choice so far. Have quite some things on order and others to decide on:

- GPS Mount (installed)
- Windshield Adjuster (Triumph installed)

- Heated Grips (Triumph, ordered)
- Engine Bars (Triumph, ordered)
- Hand Guards (Tiger 1050 including bar ends, ordered)
- Gel Seat (ordered - if it doesn't work out I have my standard as a base for a rework by Bill Mayer or so)
- Radiator Guard (Triumph, ordered)
- Aux Power Socket (ordered)

Have to decide on:

- Rear Rack, thinking of the AltRider with Givi mounts
- Handlebar Risers, thinking of using the XC risers
- Front / Rear Fender Extender / Hugger
- Maybe a Beak - can't decide what I like better, with or without and if with whether it's worth the money

That's all I'll do for now, then decide on side luggage later. Might just use a Giant Loop bag that I can easier transfer between bikes.
Don't forget the the AUX / FOG lights. They work wonders in widening out your zone of illumination (close in to the bike). Great for dark country roads! They should be installed at the same time you do the heated grips. As both jobs involve tearing off the tank and all the plastic bits, Not brain surgery, but I found it long and tedious having to do it twice.

Great Purchase! Enjoy!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #11472
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Don't forget the the AUX / FOG lights. They work wonders in widening out your zone of illumination (close in to the bike). Great for dark country roads! They should be installed at the same time you do the heated grips. As both jobs involve tearing off the tank and all the plastic bits, Not brain surgery, but I found it long and tedious having to do it twice.
Thanks for the tip - I'll keep that in mind. Right now they are fairly low on my list as I need to sort out the most important items first. I rarely need fog lights or "more light" than the two headlights give me, therefore I'm not inclined in doing this too soon.

I might install the heated grips fairly soon and get the fog lights when I do a service. We'll see.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #11473
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You can get em to throw in the harness and the switch now, and take your time with the lights -- you might get some other ideas about lights later (e.g. LEDs).

Btw did you check out any aftermarket exhausts?
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:38 AM   #11474
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Back to topic: I have a Givi topcase I like to continue to use and I am looking for a good mounting plate. I don't like the "base plate + adapter" of the SW Motech all too much, the AltRider is really expensive for a piece of metal, the Givi requires drilling the plastic cover, what else is out there? Anything you guys can recommend?
Fellow inmate CJRacer makes a fine plate for our Tigers. I have one and love it. Good looking and functional.

Here's a link to information and photos:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=9310

Craig is great to deal with... contact him by email and he will respond to your questions... his website is here: http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:58 AM   #11475
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Exactly - it's my only hobby that actually costs money, so why would I not? Better then spending it on booze and women ...

Back to topic: I have a Givi topcase I like to continue to use and I am looking for a good mounting plate. I don't like the "base plate + adapter" of the SW Motech all too much, the AltRider is really expensive for a piece of metal, the Givi requires drilling the plastic cover, what else is out there? Anything you guys can recommend?
I have an SW-Motech rack and the Givi adapter plate.

The rack is flat and has three quarter-turn connectors underneath.
The adapter plate attaches via the connectors and provides a Givi base when you want it. When you don't want it, remove it.

I use this to move a Givi top case between two different bikes, each with their own Alu-rack.
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