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Old 03-18-2012, 03:04 AM   #11821
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Im just sort of curious how does having the GPS mounted in the windscreen right up near the top block the line of sight through the windscreen, looking down to close up obstacles as you approach them with the front tire.(mostly off-road of course) Maybe it's just me, but I love the 'transparent' cockpit. My old R100GS had a smoke coloured windscreen you could not see through. I always looked over top of it, never gave it a second thought.

I guess we are back to everything is a trade off. but if anyone could chime in on the GPS placements, pros / cons. I'm all ears.
You're right it is a trade off but for me having the GPS up high is worth it for the reasons you gave. i.e. not taking your eyes too far from the road ahead. You can just glance at it instead of making a deliberate look.
As for looking at close things? Well, I just move my head to one side to look round/past the GPS.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:42 AM   #11822
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I need to add another clamp and then find a way to attach another tube underneath - plenty of room, just need to find a way to attach it.
Don't forget to allow room for the chain guard when the suspension is on full bump.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:54 AM   #11823
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Great thread but tough to find the answer I am looking for. Please let me know if this has already been thoroughly discussed and give me the link...

Question:

In considering the difference between a 800 and 800XC how well does the 800 do offroad and on back roads given the difference in height and suspension. My primary need is for it to work well on road but also like the option of hitting a back road whenever the need arises.

I don't intend throwing it down the side of a mountain but do need it to work well on gravel and forest roads.

IS the 800 up to it with the right tires?

Anyone have an 800 that they take offroad regularly?

Thanks in advance...
Welcome to the forum.

I was considering the roadie at first until I rode the two models back to back and discovered that the XC was every bit as good on road and was significantly better on dirt.
If fact I found the XC was more stable at speed on lumpy tarmac roads than the roadie. So, by buying an XC you don't lose anything anywhere but you do gain stability and ability on dirt. The rest is in my history.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:57 AM   #11824
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OK, conf call ended

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Got to say that when I saw that picture I thought it was a wind-up. Do you really ride with all that stuff on your bars?
No wonder the new Explorer has got a 950W alternator. They've fitted it just for you.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #11825
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Thanks for taking the time to post pics!

You certainly set the benchmark for a 'customized' cockpit!

So If I am following this correctly, you have the GPS plugged into a power inverted underneath the GPS unit. Then this inverter is plugged into the accessory socket by the key?

Great pics on the Mudguard. I think this unit will do the trick for me. (i realised after looking at your pics that I was looking at the wrong unit. I had their universal model in mind, now I see they make one specifically for the tiger)

The radar detector is those three boxes stacked one upon the other held in place with a green bungee?
It's not an inverter, it just converts a single BMW type socket to 2 cigarette type sockets. I think I got mine from Powerlet ?

You are correct, that's my radar detector, the audio box (you need this for the....) and the warning display so I don't need to plug my headset in to hear the audio.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #11826
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Got to say that when I saw that picture I thought it was a wind-up. Do you really ride with all that stuff on your bars?
No wonder the new Explorer has got a 950W alternator. They've fitted it just for you.
I do...there's really not that much there when you break it down.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #11827
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Thanks for all your comments folks

As they say...."A place for everything, and everything in it's place"
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #11828
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Twist the throttle and open that beast up. It's a Tiger, not a kitten......
I take it you failed to recognize the sarcasm dripping from my original quote. Nothing I own is ever been treated like a kitten.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #11829
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I take it you failed to recognize the sarcasm dripping from my original quote. Nothing I own is ever been treated like a kitten.
Actually I did miss that one.......
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #11830
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I do...there's really not that much there when you break it down.
I think if you took the Photo outside, with a plain background ... instead of all the back ground clutter in your garage ... things would be much easier to identify and would look "cleaner" overall. I just hope you never hit anything and end up going ... through ... all that. It'd be Hell on a Femur or knee. I prefer a clean "flight path"! Ride safe! (eyes on the road ... not on the instruments!)
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:19 AM   #11831
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Getting dangerously close to resembling a KLR, isn't it?

Easy, that detector set up is worth more than most KLR's I'll have you know
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:20 AM   #11832
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Let's get in to some sort of argument, or discussion, or anything at all so I can get to 1,000 posts today.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:22 AM   #11833
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I think if you took the Photo outside, with a plain background ... instead of all the back ground clutter in your garage ... things would be much easier to identify and would look "cleaner" overall. I just hope you never hit anything and end up going ... through ... all that. It'd be Hell on a Femur or knee. I prefer a clean "flight path"! Ride safe! (eyes on the road ... not on the instruments!)
You're right - it looks a lot busier than it is due to the background. The only thing that's on there that many may not have is the detector - sucks to have to use it but as I said before, speed limits on the roads around here are all about revenue collection and I don't care to pay more tax than I do already.

I pretty much had this set up on my Sprint also so I'm very comfortable with it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:33 AM   #11834
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Let's get in to some sort of argument, or discussion, or anything at all so I can get to 1,000 posts today.
No, I won't!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #11835
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Let's get in to some sort of argument, or discussion, or anything at all so I can get to 1,000 posts today.
I saw what you said about that guy talking about the gizmo mounted on the thingy on the Tiger parked out in front of that place. You were so wrong, I'll have you know!













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