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Old 03-06-2012, 06:07 AM   #11476
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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?
CJ Designs he is in the vendor section or you can Google for the web site.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:31 AM   #11477
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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.
Do you have pics (or details of the fasteners you used) - I would like to be able to remove my Givi rack if needs be and right now that's not really possible without a major PIA.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:39 AM   #11478
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I did. Very happy with my choice so far. Have quite some things on order and others to decide on:

- GPSS 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 Alt Rider with Give mounts
- Handlebar Risers, thinking of using the XX 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.
Here is my black Roadie with beak installed, should give you an idea how she'll look.



Here is some advice on the heated grips. You may find your throttle sticks when they are on. If so, just put a thin washer between the grip and the small conical billet bar end. You won't be able to see it and it allows for grip expansion when the heating elements are working.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:44 AM   #11479
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Do you have pics (or details of the fasteners you used) - I would like to be able to remove my Givi rack if needs be and right now that's not really possible without a major PIA.
I do not have any at-home photos, but the product photos on this page:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6861/845/

Are pretty decent. You can click on the small photos and get a larger version; they also allow you to download the full size photos. If that's not good then let me know and I will try to take & upload some photos for you.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:49 AM   #11480
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I do not have any at-home photos, but the product photos on this page:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6861/845/

Are pretty decent. You can click on the small photos and get a larger version; they also allow you to download the full size photos. If that's not good then let me know and I will try to take & upload some photos for you.
i have the same set up and love it. will try to post pics later for you if yossarian doesn't get to it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:52 AM   #11481
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Here is my black Roadie with beak installed, should give you an idea how she'll look.



Here is some advice on the heated grips. You may find your throttle sticks when they are on. If so, just put a thin washer between the grip and the small conical billet bar end. You won't be able to see it and it allows for grip expansion when the heating elements are working.
Good looking saddle, did you get it for two up riding? The Queen seat looks more level than stock.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:59 AM   #11482
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Good looking saddle, did you get it for two up riding? The Queen seat looks more level than stock.
No, I never ride with a passenger. One reason I like this Corbin, and other newer Corbin designs, is the relatively small pillion section. There's plenty of room for me to move fore and aft, even with the step.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:20 AM   #11483
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Fellow inmate CJRacer makes a fine plate for our Tigers. I have one and love it. Good looking and functional.
I'll take a look at this and do some math. It's a good looking rack!
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #11484
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Here is my black Roadie with beak installed, should give you an idea how she'll look.
Thanks for the photo! I think it looks more complete with the beak, but that might be because I have ridding GSs for quite a while and we still have a F650GS thumper in the garage ...

I'll give it some time and then decide whether I got used to it or whether the optic is still incomplete.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:25 AM   #11485
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I do not have any at-home photos, but the product photos on this page:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6861/845/

Are pretty decent. You can click on the small photos and get a larger version; they also allow you to download the full size photos. If that's not good then let me know and I will try to take & upload some photos for you.
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i have the same set up and love it. will try to post pics later for you if yossarian doesn't get to it.
Thanks

I think I have all I need from the Twisted Throttle link. It looks like this is a new plate - I bought mine from Twisted Throttle and I don't think this was available when I got mine. Gives me something to think about.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:31 AM   #11486
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I do not have any at-home photos, but the product photos on this page:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6861/845/

Are pretty decent. You can click on the small photos and get a larger version; they also allow you to download the full size photos. If that's not good then let me know and I will try to take & upload some photos for you.
I have one of these, with the adapter plate if anyone is interested. Used it with a Hepco box so also have the adapter that screws on.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #11487
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I'll take a look at this and do some math. It's a good looking rack!
I bought the CJRacer rack before I bought my Tiger. Its a beautifully machined and functional piece. The black anodizing still looks great.

edit: It has spend the majority of its life under a large tail bag.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:53 AM   #11488
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Btw did you check out any aftermarket exhausts?
Nope. Don't think I want to spend money on something that's already there and works ...

What benefit would this have? The arrow comes with a bad mileage map, the others - so far I don't see a gain there, other than slightly lower weight.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #11489
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Here is some advice on the heated grips. You may find your throttle sticks when they are on. If so, just put a thin washer between the grip and the small conical billet bar end. You won't be able to see it and it allows for grip expansion when the heating elements are working.
Or, just undo the throttle tube clamp and move the whole assemble inwards slightly.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:22 AM   #11490
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I bought the CJRacer rack before I bought my Tiger. Its a beautifully machined and functional piece. The black anodizing still looks great.

edit: It has spend the majority of its life under a large tail bag.
I just ordered one!
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