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Old 04-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #12166
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Well for one thing I am nowhere near ojai, and the seat maker I was talking about is Rick Mayer in Anderson Ca. And My wife and I are AVERAGE and have rode over 4000 miles two up on the Tiger and it works just fine. And for your info the Tiger is not what I would consider a small bike!!!!!!!!! There is plently of room 2-up.

(QUOTE)I think Rocky Mayer will want to use your stock seat to base a new seat on. You BOTH should go to Ojai and have Rocky sit you both on the bike and figure something out. The Tiger is a small, compact bike. It could be it's not right for the two of you if you're both LARGE humans. (Quote)
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #12167
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[QUOTE=RodT;18434196]Well for one thing I am nowhere near ojai, and the seat maker I was talking about is Rick Mayer in Anderson Ca. And My wife and I are AVERAGE and have rode over 4000 miles two up on the Tiger and it works just fine. And for your info the Tiger is not what I would consider a small bike!!!!!!!!! There is plently of room 2-up.


I agree with you that it is NOT a small bike. Two up on this machine works just fine.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #12168
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Well for one thing I am nowhere near ojai, and the seat maker I was talking about is Rick Mayer in Anderson Ca. And My wife and I are AVERAGE and have rode over 4000 miles two up on the Tiger and it works just fine. And for your info the Tiger is not what I would consider a small bike!!!!!!!!! There is plently of room 2-up.
Sorry, I mix up the two seat making Mayer brothers.

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I agree with you that it is NOT a small bike. Two up on this machine works just fine.
Plenty of room? Maybe for some. I remember hanging out in the Triumph booth for about an hour at the Bike show. Hundreds getting on/off bike.

To me, the really big guys (over 6' 4" and heavy ) looked a bit funny on the 800 Tigers. A few mounted up with the S.O. ... seemed just a bit cramped to me compared to a GS1200, Vstrom, or KTM 990.

But if you guys fit ... go for it! And hey Rod .. hope you find a seat that works for you ... since the bike already fits so well two up!

I fit fine on the XC ... 5'7". My S.O. ? 4' 11", 95 lbs.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #12169
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There we go! And just for giggles I talked my wife into taking the MSF course last week and we took our first ride together. She's riding my DRZ for a while. She's telling me she wants a new street triple though.....
Spouse Unit rides a Speed Four. She sat the 800XC, noted that she can reach the ground on it and the Roadie is a little shorter.

Funny, I haven't seen my checkbook since. I think it ran away...
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #12170
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Piece of cake...5 minutes.

I used the top half of a handlebar ball mount, but I think the diamond mount might work as well. Simply remove the screen, remove the front bracket and drill a couple holes in it for a pair of stainless bolts.

I think I first read about it over at the UK site - here's a link showing it in more detail.
I really like this arrangement. If this has been covered, I apologize, but which arm did you use? The medium (3" socket to socket) or the long (5"). The picture in the link looks like the 3" but I want to make sure before ordering. Thanks!

Never mind, I see now that it's the 3" arm. For some reason, the text wasn't loading the first time I opened the link.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #12171
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I really like this arrangement. If this has been covered, I apologize, but which arm did you use? The medium (3" socket to socket) or the long (5"). The picture in the link looks like the 3" but I want to make sure before ordering. Thanks!

Never mind, I see now that it's the 3" arm. For some reason, the text wasn't loading the first time I opened the link.
I have a similar setup with a Montana and with the stock screen, the 3" arm isn't long enough. He has the tall OEM shield mounted and it provides more clearance.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #12172
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Bet you get some "Nice BMW" comments now, makes it look like a boxer. Nice work and very practical.
OK, that just makes me want to go find some OEM engine guards and hit up a junkyard for some old airhead jugs....
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:21 AM   #12173
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Never mind, I see now that it's the 3" arm. For some reason, the text wasn't loading the first time I opened the link.
Actually, either a 3" or 5.25" will work - at least with the stock windscreen. I've got several of them and just grabbed the one I liked best - the 3" was pictured earlier.

Here it is with this 5.25" unit. Still behind the screen, and some may like the display higher.





The longer arm also might work well with the portrait screen GPS's - here's a couple pics with it attached to my Garmin 76CS cradle. Don't have the GPS handy, so I can't tell for sure...but at my height (6'0") and the seat in the low seating position, it looks like the cluster would still be relatively unobstructed with one of these attached.



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Old 04-12-2012, 08:44 AM   #12174
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It looks like the difference that allows your setup to work with the shorter arm is the mounting plate for the Nuvi is a lot deeper than the one for the Montana. The Montana works as a nav unit in landscape mode but the mount is extremely compact and doesn't fit between the clocks and the screen when using the shorter arm.

I'll get some pics up this afternoon when I get home.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:16 AM   #12175
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Installed some double take mirrors purchased from adventure spec uk. Quite impressed and felt much better filtering through traffic.



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Old 04-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #12176
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Installed some double take mirrors purchased from adventure spec uk. Quite impressed and felt much better filtering through traffic.



What are the tubes coming over the bars for ?
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:30 AM   #12177
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OK, that just makes me want to go find some OEM engine guards and hit up a junkyard for some old airhead jugs....
Nah, just buy a couple knockoff roundels for the tank.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #12178
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What are the tubes coming over the bars for ?
Nothing exciting, Its just a little knog cable lock, use it for locking my tankbag to the bike or helmet if box is full
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #12179
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Installed some double take mirrors purchased from adventure spec uk. Quite impressed and felt much better filtering through traffic.

You might want to change the wing nuts for locking types. Those are too easy to nick.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #12180
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syspig and helotaxi, thanks for the clarification. I'll be attempting to mount an old Magellan Roadmate because I just happen to have one handy. May as well try it out before spending big money on a Montana or Zumo. My hope is to get the GPS as close to the clocks as possible so I'll start with the 3" arm.

Looking at the 5" arm, I may totally rethink things if the 3" arm doesn't work. I'm not sure I want the GPS mounted that high.
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