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Old 06-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #13201
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Any Tiger owner by any chance got tailbag like this? SW Motech/Bags Connection Cargobag?

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #13202
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I think that'll be a +3.
I'm calling Sargent and demanding commission
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #13203
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What bars are those?
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #13204
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On day three of a four day trip. So far my mileage has been: 49, 48, 54 US mpg. That's calculating not what the trip computer is saying.

Today (54mpg) was a slower ride through the mountains, averaged 50-55mph all day. Previous days included a few short sprints on the interstate where we'd be cruising 70-75mph.

I'm more than happy with that kind of mileage.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #13205
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I just spray some wd-40 or break free or whatever is handy on a rag and wipe the chain down, then hit it with a brush and re-lube it. Done.
Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers. It happens all too often. Also if you use a chain cleaner they are said to be O-ring safe. I'm not sure if this really makes a difference but I believe in it. Same chain cleaners are a really great way to break up the chain oil from off the case where it collects.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #13206
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If not a rag, I use newspaper. It doesn't last long, but does a pretty good job. I could lose fingers, but the earth could also split open and swallow me up, so....
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #13207
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This works a treat (and keeps your fingers away from the chain)

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:25 PM   #13208
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First and foremost ~ thanks for your compliments and feedbacks ~ greatly appreciated.

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...Curious, what suit are you wearing? Other than color, it looks just like my Triumph suit.
Actually - that's not me
It's Michael Kutschke, he's the redactor for the Swiss 'TOEFF' Magazine. He join the Dunlop Adventure Event and was responsible for taking pictures, interviewing the riders etc.





As for the riding suit.... You can see from the pictures above that it is an 'IXS' garment, but which model I don't honestly know!
But I WAS wearing the Triumph Adventure Jacket - nice and airy.



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Did you do it yourself? I would like to pay a shop to split up my front.

I would also get that front line off the master cylinder to get away from the barkbusters in case a fall pushed the bar into the line, which is my only other worry.

Anyhow would appreciate your thoughts on the cost to get brake lines done that way and if you think the master cylinder is a weak spot.

Chris
Yeah I commissioned my dealer ~ Moto91 from Hoeri, Switzerland ~ to do the job. Simply because we Swiss then have to have this modification entered into the bikes papers - tested and approved.
Price.... I haven't received the bill yet ! ! ! (and I'm worrying ;-) Actually we said it would be around 1'000 Swiss Francs, but I'm sure it'll be more than that.

Yeah the Brake Reservoir is NOT what I want. I have seen the Rizoma have a new model available ~ NEXT ~ and I'm going to get one of them in RED.
Then position it after the hand guards.





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What bars are those?
They are NOT from Triumph ~ they are from LSL - Fatbat "Tourer" XB3.



More images here.


Hope that helps.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:30 AM   #13209
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Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers.
I'm hoping he's not doing it with it in gear and the engine running.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:38 AM   #13210
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They are NOT from Triumph ~ they are from LSL - Fatbat "Tourer" XB3.



More images here.
Another, new, option for handlebars is the ones fitted to the Explorer which have the same sweep as my Renthal 615-01 (and those pictured above it looks like) but will, of course, fit all the OE triumph stuff like heated grips etc. on the 800s.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:47 AM   #13211
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Is there any reason that the "Pass" button cannot be used for that mod?
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Not unless you want to NOT have a "pass" button!

I use my "pass" button for what it is ~ so there was never the thought to use it.

Besides, having two buttons allows you to (for example) keep trip 2 showing 'miles to empty' and trip 1 on 'current miles' ~ this way you simply tap the button and toggle between 'miles to go' and 'current trip'.
If you only have one button then you have to scroll through all the information before you go back to 'current trip'.

Just my observation of how I use this set-up the most.
My thinking is that, with the headlamps permanently wired, a flash is not what it used to be. So I don't ever use the "Pass" button. That switch is really easy to reach to page through the functions on "Trip 1". I could accept having to reach down to the clocks to go to "Trip 2" which I usually use to log a complete holiday so only look at it at the end of each day.
I was also thinking that the wires from the Pass switch could be extracted from the loom and routed into the clocks and soldered to the contacts.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:04 AM   #13212
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Now I know what your thinking....

And it's not a bad idea too!

Well, mine's fitted as it is now - so I don't think I'm going to open everything up again.
Good input though for those who are thinking to do this mod.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:14 AM   #13213
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do you perform chain maintenance with the bike running and in gear? Am I missing something? I have been using a rag for years with no fear of losing fingers.

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Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers. It happens all too often. Also if you use a chain cleaner they are said to be O-ring safe. I'm not sure if this really makes a difference but I believe in it. Same chain cleaners are a really great way to break up the chain oil from off the case where it collects.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:32 AM   #13214
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do you perform chain maintenance with the bike running and in gear? Am I missing something? I have been using a rag for years with no fear of losing fingers.
Me too. I don't even lube the chain with the bike running. It's not necessary.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:42 AM   #13215
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do you perform chain maintenance with the bike running and in gear? Am I missing something? I have been using a rag for years with no fear of losing fingers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk-PME37URI
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