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Old 08-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #14116
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Tiger done

I've got my Tiger where I want it, just in time for the BC Big Trailie Ride next week. Really looking forward to it.



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Only thing left to install will be some BarkBusters but I ran out of time.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #14117
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You could also raise the forks 5-10mm in the triple clamps. This quickens up the steering a bit. I raised mine about 5mm and cranked the rear preload (for my lard ass), and it balanced the bike out.
Also consider shorter dogbone links on the rear suspension to raise it.... helps a lot on this bike's piss poor ground clearance.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #14118
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I've got my Tiger where I want it, just in time for the BC Big Trailie Ride next week. Really looking forward to it.

Touratech racks? How did you mount the cases?
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:44 PM   #14119
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Touratech racks? How did you mount the cases?
Happy Trails with their pannier mount kits and Seahorse 720 cases. Posted it all a few pages back, please try to keep up.

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #14120
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Happy Trails with their pannier mount kits and Seahorse 720 cases. Posted it all a few pages back, please try to keep up.
Ah, thanks. Yeah, I've seen it and have to admit I dismissed it immediately for being too wide for the space you get (for me personally of course).
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #14121
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Ah, thanks. Yeah, I've seen it and have to admit I dismissed it immediately for being too wide for the space you get (for me personally of course).
It's OK, I'm using the space...



that's one of reason's I went this route, because they weren't as wide as most hard cases. Plus it kinda gives me a self imposed limit on what I can carry, which is a good thing. I love my DirtBagz on the DR but they aren't the most convenient and I just didn't want to be strapping/un-strapping bags this trip.

I have a tank bag installed and the option of throwing the Triumph tail bag on the back, I've got more storage than I've ever had on a bike before, last thing I'm feeling is cramped for space.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #14122
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That's one of reason's I went this route, because they weren't as wide as most hard cases. Plus it kinda gives me a self imposed limit on what I can carry, which is a good thing. I love my DirtBagz on the DR but they aren't the most convenient and I just didn't want to be strapping/un-strapping bags this trip.

I have a tank bag installed and the option of throwing the Triumph tail bag on the back, I've got more storage than I've ever had on a bike before, last thing I'm feeling is cramped for space.
Same setup here, plus another 720 for a topbox. I used them and liked them on the Versys, so just got new racks and carried them over to the Tiger. With a roll-top drybag on the pillion there's space for gear for extended trips, weekenders without the bag . With really compact backpack gear there is plenty of room. Total width is about 39".

The HT racks are hell for stout, but I could'a gave them a lesson or two on engineering them better for this bike. The biggest disappointment is the right side forward attach point - precludes running an aftermarket exhaust. Not to mention the stupid width.

My maiden voyage a month or so ago...

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #14123
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that's one of reason's I went this route, because they weren't as wide as most hard cases. Plus it kinda gives me a self imposed limit on what I can carry, which is a good thing.
Yeah, understood. I keep coming back to potentially buying a set of 31L balanced Metal Mules for similar reasons. They are just 89cm wide, 31 liter top loading each side, kind of okay looking frames when the cases are off, easy to attach the cases, rock solid (but hell breaks loose when you bent one of the boxes or the attachment mechanism ... no way of pounding them back in shape), good locks.

The unfortunate part is the price. With balanced frames and the Scorpion exhaust I was quoted slightly below 2k. That's pretty stiff considering that the Scorpion can is normally around $300 to $350. The price is why I haven't bought anything yet and still look around what to do. I just don't want to go any wider than 92cm as this is roughly the max width in the front (93cm mirrors, 92cm bark busters). I hate wide loads, they affect handling, make lane splitting harder, I might start touching things at gas stations, and so on.

One question to you guys using Pelican cases: How well do (full case) liners work if you use them? Do you easily pinch them or are they easy to get in and out of the side loading cases?
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #14124
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I've got my Tiger where I want it, just in time for the BC Big Trailie Ride next week. Really looking forward to it.

This is why I went with the smallest tank bag I could find (Coretech mini something). I hope you don't plan on standing with that massive tank bag against your nards.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #14125
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Question Heidenau K 60's

Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had made a set of brackets to raise the fender...

Meanwhile, a new set of Tourances is on the way. The stock Scorpion rear turned into a slick at 6000 miles.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #14126
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Yeah, understood. I keep coming back to potentially buying a set of 31L balanced Metal Mules for similar reasons. They are just 89cm wide, 31 liter top loading each side, kind of okay looking frames when the cases are off, easy to attach the cases, rock solid (but hell breaks loose when you bent one of the boxes or the attachment mechanism ... no way of pounding them back in shape), good locks.

The unfortunate part is the price. With balanced frames and the Scorpion exhaust I was quoted slightly below 2k. That's pretty stiff considering that the Scorpion can is normally around $300 to $350. The price is why I haven't bought anything yet and still look around what to do. I just don't want to go any wider than 92cm as this is roughly the max width in the front (93cm mirrors, 92cm bark busters). I hate wide loads, they affect handling, make lane splitting harder, I might start touching things at gas stations, and so on.

One question to you guys using Pelican cases: How well do (full case) liners work if you use them? Do you easily pinch them or are they easy to get in and out of the side loading cases?
I have the Pelican cases from Caribou. They work great, but they are 39" wide. I have the case liners that he sells which stay inside the cases. They prevent the lid from opening up all the way and the contents from spilling out. They are really handy as they make all the contents very accessible unlike top loading cases. Highly recommended. Here is the link.

http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...=i&item=000374
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #14127
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Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had made a set of brackets to raise the fender...
Contact Twisted Throttle. They'll know.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #14128
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Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had made a set of brackets to raise the fender...

Meanwhile, a new set of Tourances is on the way. The stock Scorpion rear turned into a slick at 6000 miles.
Won't be a problem for you, I'm running K60's on my roadie (both back and front). Just remember to not overinflate the rear tire, it's going to misbehave otherwise.

Oh, and I'm not using any fender raising brackets.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #14129
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Just changed the tires on my XC. When I was putting the rear wheel back on, this little clip dropped from around the caliper. I don't see where it is supposed to go and I don't see it in the service manual. I'm at a loss. Any ideas?



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Old 09-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #14130
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It goes at the front side of the brake pads, between the pads and the black caliper bracket.
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