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Old 07-01-2012, 07:41 PM   #13291
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Hand guards are shiite. Not sure how to install some real ones, the bar end has a very small bolt hole.
Just pay the money and get the Barkbusters made for this bike. They fit better than any handguards I've put on any other bike.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #13292
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Sort of off topic but does anyone have the Triumph logo in a vector file? I have a bud with a vinyl cutter and was going to get him to make some stickers for the hardbags.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:28 AM   #13293
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Thanks for taking time to make the video. It helps me prepare for my installation. BTW-mine came with 3 rubber bumpers.

Not my vid, just something I came across thanks to the wonder of the Internet and YouTube.

I think the 3 rubber bumpers is Triumph's recall fix for the clanging center stand.....
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:02 AM   #13294
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Adventure Triumph Tiger 800 Tank Bag for sale

After buying this tank bag with the Tiger back in April, I decided that this bag is too big for me. It does have an amazing carrying capacity, but it is too much for me. The bag and the strap are not even 3 months old.
New they go for $140 for bag and $70 for the straps. Asking $160 +shipping OBO. for both of them.

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #13295
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Well several people highlighted the design flaw of the pillion pegs and the risk of damage to the frame.

I unfortunately got to experience the poor engineering first hand in a 25 mph slide on a gravel road.



Still need to get it to the dealer and an insurance adjuster out to see it and a lot of other damage was suffered in what I would have thought of as a minor off. However, the frame is kinked where the pillion peg support had been welded to it which likely means it will be totaled.

The clevis mount for the rider's right peg also was also damaged. It was spread out quite a bit and only the pin stopped it from spreading further. It also looks like it is integral to the frame compounding the problem. To put less pressure on the pin on the trail we were able to close the clevis up some and it took surprisingly little force to close it back up. It is very soft and easily bent.

In the end what was not an unusual or significant off is likely going to result in the bike being totaled.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #13296
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Well several people highlighted the design flaw of the pillion pegs and the risk of damage to the frame.

I unfortunately got to experience the poor engineering first hand in a 25 mph slide on a gravel road.

Still need to get it to the dealer and an insurance adjuster out to see it and a lot of other damage was suffered in what I would have thought of as a minor off. However, the frame is kinked where the pillion peg support had been welded to it which likely means it will be totaled.

The clevis mount for the rider's right peg also was also damaged. It was spread out quite a bit and only the pin stopped it from spreading further. It also looks like it is integral to the frame compounding the problem. To put less pressure on the pin on the trail we were able to close the clevis up some and it took surprisingly little force to close it back up. It is very soft and easily bent.

In the end what was not an unusual or significant off is likely going to result in the bike being totaled.
Ouch!
I wonder if there is some merit in cutting off the passenger peg brackets and fabbing a clamp-on type of bracket that would rotate on impact instead of breaking welds. Where are our creative fabricators here???



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Got my CJ Designs tail rack mounted up. A very nice piece and fast shipping.



Seahorse case, I don't care for large tail boxes, this one is perfect for me.

Jimjim posted this in March - thanks for posting this info! I ordered one today. Have a seahorse box that will mount easily and is a perfect size for a topbox.


Tiger owners: is there a switched power lead at the front of the bike that I could use for GPS power?
If not, I could tap into the powerlet socket - is it switched with the ignition?
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #13297
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Tiger owners: is there a switched power lead at the front of the bike that I could use for GPS power?
If not, I could tap into the powerlet socket - is it switched with the ignition?
The powerlet socket at the steering head is switched with the ignition.

Aux powerlet socket (if installed) at the left side of the seat is always hot.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #13298
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Just pay the money and get the Barkbusters made for this bike. They fit better than any handguards I've put on any other bike.

So, special mounting hardware for the oddball bars?
$165 for handguards? Ouch!!

I thought I saw someone had mounted Acerbis or Moose Racing or something. They probably had aftermarket bars, eh?
Gee, for just about the same money, you could put regular tapered bars and guards on it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #13299
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Pillion Pegs

Wow , heard about this but never saw a picture of it. Went out to see if the racks for my JESSE set up would prevent it. Nope , to high and inward. Only with cases mounted would save the day. Better one bag than a whole bike.
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I unfortunately got to experience the poor engineering first hand in a 25 mph slide on a gravel road.



Still need to get it to the dealer and an insurance adjuster out to see it and a lot of other damage was suffered in what I would have thought of as a minor off. However, the frame is kinked where the pillion peg support had been welded to it which likely means it will be totaled.

The clevis mount for the rider's right peg also was also damaged. It was spread out quite a bit and only the pin stopped it from spreading further. It also looks like it is integral to the frame compounding the problem. To put less pressure on the pin on the trail we were able to close the clevis up some and it took surprisingly little force to close it back up. It is very soft and easily bent.

In the end what was not an unusual or significant off is likely going to result in the bike being totaled.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #13300
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Sort of off topic but does anyone have the Triumph logo in a vector file? I have a bud with a vinyl cutter and was going to get him to make some stickers for the hardbags.
Would an AI (adobe illustrater) file work for you?? If so I can email or PM the file to you.

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:08 AM   #13301
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The powerlet socket at the steering head is switched with the ignition.

Aux powerlet socket (if installed) at the left side of the seat is always hot.
Not on my Roadie, it is always hot as I use it to charge stuff while in camp and also its where I hook up the battery tender, Mines an 11 so maybe they changed it??

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Old 07-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #13302
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Not on my Roadie, it is always hot as I use it to charge stuff while in camp and also its where I hook up the battery tender, Mines an 11 so maybe they changed it?
Same on my '12 Roadie. The socket at the top of the tank is not switched here.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #13303
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Same on my '12 Roadie. The socket at the top of the tank is not switched here.
Same here guys - not switched, always hot. (roadie)
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #13304
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My bad. For some reason I thought I remembered the forward socket being switched.



















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Old 07-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #13305
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Weeelllllll....... I think this is one of the lowest ground clearance bikes I've ever owned. Lower than my previous Harley XR at the same % preload setting. Peg feelers are starting to wear through on both sides and I've sheared my side stand switch clean off. Riser kit to be ordered.



What I'm talking about. Anyone got photos of an XC that look like this? Bueller? Bueller?


Enjoy the 4th everyone!!!


Flog your Tiger this week like the Over Mountain Men did Ferguson at the Battle of Kings Mountain. If she's broke in that is. 4 days in and I've got 345 on my new Pussy Cat. Can hardly contain myself.
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