ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts > The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-08-2012, 09:30 AM   #13891
bross
Where we riding to?
 
bross's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Osoyoos, BC
Oddometer: 4,524
Pic's of undamaged Tiger





I need to take a better picture but I'm thinking the Happy-Trails racks I have mounted would go a long way to avoiding a similar passenger peg mishap. They bolt to the passenger peg bracket but they also have a nice sloped curve that should keep the bracket from digging in on a slide.



from the Happy Trails website



the racks stick out just past the pegs, so in a slide the rack should take the brunt of the impact. The racks are also supported across the back to the other side strengthening the whole rack.
bross is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #13892
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by PYG RYDR View Post
Curious-I bought the Tourtech Front Fender Risers and went to install and discovered the 4-M6 15mm fork counter sunk flat head screws are too short to attach the extender riser. Anyone else find the same thing?

BTW, I contacted Tourtech with several emails and a PC and so far, the end result is my frustration....

TIA
What came in my kit worked fine. I suspect you're using the wrong screws in the wrong place so to speak. The C/sk screws hold the riser bar to the side of the fork legs. 15mm length is OK.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.

blacktiger screwed with this post 08-08-2012 at 10:07 AM
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #13893
bross
Where we riding to?
 
bross's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Osoyoos, BC
Oddometer: 4,524
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacktiger View Post
What came in my kit worked fine. I suspect you're using the wrong screws in the wrong place so to speak. The C/sk screws hold the riser bar to the side of the fork legs. 15mm length is OK.
My kit was correct as well.
bross is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #13894
PYG RYDR
Adventure-Dual Sport
 
PYG RYDR's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern VA
Oddometer: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacktiger View Post
What came in my kit worked fine. I suspect you're using the wrong screws in the wrong place so to speak. The C/sk screws hold the riser bar to the side of the fork legs. 15mm length is OK.
Not to be arguementive, but no chance of using wrong screws-just too short!
__________________
PYG RYDR
T800XC-VFR800-XR650L-WR250R
MSTA-NVR
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of humans achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
PYG RYDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #13895
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercury264 View Post




I added another clip to the one on the right and another tool tube underneath attached with 2 pipe clamps (Jubilee Clips to you...)
Thanks for posting that photo but mine has a split in the 3 hole tab so needs extra support over it.......

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardU View Post
Be careful about putting too much weight in a tool tube mounted by the tabs, they can rip off.
I've got to make a bracket or plate to hold that end of the tube probably coming off the redundant holes in the back end of the frame.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #13896
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by PYG RYDR View Post
Not to be arguementive, but no chance of using wrong screws-just too short!
Don't know how they can be. The riser bar is 5 or 6mm thick so you've got about 10mm of the screw going into the hole in the fork. How much do you want?
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #13897
PYG RYDR
Adventure-Dual Sport
 
PYG RYDR's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern VA
Oddometer: 379
Eek

Quote:
Originally Posted by blacktiger View Post
Don't know how they can be. The riser bar is 5 or 6mm thick so you've got about 10mm of the screw going into the hole in the fork. How much do you want?
Trust me, the screws are too short!

When I insert the screw into the extender plate, then add the black washer and insert into the fork tube to tighten, the screw does not even start to connect to the fork tube thread. The head of the screw is flush with the extender plate and does catch a thread.. It is as simple as that.

It is possible that the screws supplied to me are not the correct length speced for this application. And it is possible that the black washer supplied is thicker also.

Obviously, the acrews supplied are too short.

BTW, I believe you when you tell me yours worked just fine.
__________________
PYG RYDR
T800XC-VFR800-XR650L-WR250R
MSTA-NVR
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of humans achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
PYG RYDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #13898
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by cug View Post
Personally, for stuff like that I prefer a WR250R. Lighter, cheaper, tougher (less breakage on drops), easier to ride in this terrain.

I can't understand why people insist on taking 210+ kg bikes that cost 13k+ USD on trails like that. Might be that I don't have enough money for stuff like that. Or that I rather spend my money for the right tool for a job.
Quote:
Originally Posted by internalcombust View Post
It is a challenge, which makes it fun. I think what you want to use an XC for has been covered many times over. We get it, you don't want to ride challenging terrain on your tiger. Some of us enjoy it. Different strokes......as they say.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cug View Post
Possibly. It's still my opinion. Just can't wrap my head around it.
It's your choice cug but this bike is really capable and as internalcombust says, some people like to challenge the bike and themselves.
I had no trouble on this sort of stuff...


and we went down much, much worse (a bit like av-mech's picture) but the Tiger800XC rode over it all as well as the KTM990 that accompanied me.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #13899
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by PYG RYDR View Post
Trust me, the screws are too short!

When I insert the screw into the extender plate, then add the black washer and insert into the fork tube to tighten, the screw does not even start to connect to the fork tube thread. The head of the screw is flush with the extender plate and does catch a thread.. It is as simple as that.

It is possible that the screws supplied to me are not the correct length speced for this application. And it is possible that the black washer supplied is thicker also.

Obviously, the acrews supplied are too short.

BTW, I believe you when you tell me yours worked just fine.
OK so I've just measured mine up......the extender bar is 3mm thick and the black washer is 7mm so that makes 10mm which means that your C/sk screw, at 15mm, should go into the fork leg by 5mm. I don't want to extract one of my screws because they're loctited in so I can't tell you what length mine are but yours "should" do OK... sorry it's a bit out of focus....
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:50 AM   #13900
PYG RYDR
Adventure-Dual Sport
 
PYG RYDR's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern VA
Oddometer: 379
Wink

Your fork tubes and mine are different. Mine has another layer of plastic on the tube. The screw passes through it and the added thickness before it gets to the tube where the threads are located. See photos.



__________________
PYG RYDR
T800XC-VFR800-XR650L-WR250R
MSTA-NVR
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of humans achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
PYG RYDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #13901
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by PYG RYDR View Post
Your fork tubes and mine are different. Mine has another layer of plastic on the tube. The screw passes through it and the added thickness before it gets to the tube where the threads are located. See photos.



Yeeeaaahhhhh! Well you take that off..........................Doh!

Sorry.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #13902
PYG RYDR
Adventure-Dual Sport
 
PYG RYDR's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Southern VA
Oddometer: 379
Bluhduh

That explains it! I removed the OEM fork plastics and installed the extenders with supplied screws-loctited.

Now I am enjoying a nice slice of humble pie. But it would be helpful if the directions detailed this removal, and the installation as well.

Thanks for your assistance.
__________________
PYG RYDR
T800XC-VFR800-XR650L-WR250R
MSTA-NVR
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of humans achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
PYG RYDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 12:30 PM   #13903
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,703
Quote:
Originally Posted by PYG RYDR View Post
That explains it! I removed the OEM fork plastics and installed the extenders with supplied screws-loctited.

Now I am enjoying a nice slice of humble pie. But it would be helpful if the directions detailed this removal, and the installation as well.

Thanks for your assistance.
Don't worry mate, we've all been there, done it. Now, had you read the instructions and looked at the diagram ....................................http://shop.touratech.co.uk/media/ma...420-5441-0.pdf
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #13904
RodT
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Westwood, CA.
Oddometer: 338
update

Called A&S powersports in Roseville, and they quoted me $530.00 for the same service. Looks my dealer won't be getting anymore of my business. Rod
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodT View Post
I went by my dealer today and asked what it would cost for my 12k service, the answer was $1000.00!!!!!!!!! If that what everybody is paying their dealer for a 12K service, I think I'll sell my Tiger. I can't believe that it should cost that much, but what is everybody else paying or have been quoted? Rod
__________________
Any fool can criticize,condem and complain and most fools do. Ben Franklin
RodT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #13905
cug
--
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Sunny California
Oddometer: 4,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by RodT View Post
Called A&S powersports in Roseville, and they quoted me $530.00 for the same service. Looks my dealer won't be getting anymore of my business. Rod
Tell them that you'll bring your bike somewhere else because their quote was outrageous. If you don't they'll take "no feedback is good feedback" - until they die.
cug is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014