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Old 09-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #14251
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Finally...

I'm in!

Picked up my new leftover '11 XC w/ ABS today at Motorworks Chicago. Special thanks to Chris (sales manager) and Derek (parts and accessories) for making everything flow so smoothly. Great people!

I traded my 2010 Streetfighter for it, someone is going to get a fantastic motorcycle in that one.

Pics will come as I begin to mount the accessories!

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #14252
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That one is at the upper end of what I'm willing to spend on the rear. But it has to wait for spring. I'll need some things done later this year that will prevent me from riding for at least six to eight weeks, so it will make no sense doing it right before I'm out of commission.

I will take a long and hard look at Wilbers components if they have something in six months or so.
The price was a little less then what they show on the website. It came in at $805 I believe. Pretty reasonable I think.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #14253
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Well...I will do it like I did it to all my bikes before...Wolfmans are nice, but I do not want chromoly racks and they are really wide.
I did it to Honda VTR1000F (80 cm wide with panniers) and Suzuki DR800 (85 cm wide).

When you limited only by how many welding sticks and time you have - it's possible. Not easy, but possible.


http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/r.../MyDR800Feb10/

http://s490.photobucket.com/albums/r...ip/VTRluggage/

Metal Mule does symmetrical racks that with narrow panniers that result in 90 cm overall width...but costs are astronomical just like any "full set with aluminium panniers" on the market. I just can't afford 1200 euros system.

Those look great

Narrow bikes for narrow roads, eh??
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #14254
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I am big fan of Arrow. Had them on all my bikes. But...
It's too big. E.g. it practically does not give any space saving.
My main objective is to build pannier rack to have width at the rear (with bags or panniers) to match handlebar width. And it must be symmetrical.

For the record my friend Andy is the guy that posted the pics of the Mivv pipe. I have an arrow pipe (which i love) but the mivv is materially smaller, it barely sticks out past the turn signals. He told me he will take more pictures with a tape measure - just ask him what you want measured and i'm sure he will put it up for you. It's a nice pipe I'll say that, but it is a slip on. I prefer the one piece arrow myself. Price is about the same.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #14255
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I fail to see how you're going to do this on a bike with high exhaust. The bike is about 18" wide to begin with, and panniers are at least16" wide just for the boxes. That's handlebar width right there, with no allowance for racks.

I'm not big fan of the happy trails racks I've got, and the width is one of the reasons - about 39". And they are symetrical, which I find silly - way too much space on the left side. Looking at it another way, that's just 2" wider than the bars - hardly significant.

Check out Wolfman. I like the way they setup their racks, and they work with hard cases or their softbags.
That's where you mount your tool tube.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:55 PM   #14256
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Hi Guys,

Just ordered a Stebel Horn, and will want to tidy up my wiring. I really hate all those ring connectors haning of my battery.
  • battery tender
  • heated vest
  • gps
  • horn
  • etc...

So I am looking at an Easter Beaver PC-8
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...PC-8/pc-8.html

I am wondering if any tiger owners have installed one of these and can help me out with maybe a pic of where they installed it, how they like it. Also there are so many options on that page when it comes to ordering one. If someone can help me out. Do I want the PC-8 alone or with the 30A relay kit or the short one, or the 50A version?

Other questions needed for ordering
  • battery lead lengths, equal or pos lead +6 inches ?
  • posi taps?
  • protective diode
  • mounting options?

Sorry for all the questions, I am hoping someone has been down this road and can share some guidance.

Thanks in advance
I ordered and received a Fuzeblock a while back and ended up returning it for multiple reasons. Primarily I was concerned about water intrusion and ease/difficulty of locating and having to replace fuses potentially. I ended up purchasing a PDM60 from Rocketmoto. (A side note, Rocketmoto is running a special for ADV members, coupon code GIMME-A-PDM60). As always, their service was outstanding!!!

The PDM60 handles up to 60amps over 6 circuits. There is a standard configuration that is normally ships with but every one of the 6 channels is completely programmable (bike switched, additional switch switched, always on, timed, etc)

There is soooo much information about it, go to the Rowe Electronics website and look for the PDM60.

http://www.rowe-electronics.com/modules

The programming can only be done by a dealer I was informed originally. I then got hooked up with Rowe Electronics (builder of the PDM60) and purchased the programming tools so I could program my own or others'. Seems there is no one in the northwestern US that is a dealer to do this, so programming would have involved shipping it out and back again. Rowe was awesome with their help in getting me going, although programming needed a special programmer purchased as they are not really designed for consumer setup.

The great thing about the PDM60, aside from completely water, shock, everything proof, is that it is solid state and electronically fused. If you trip a circuit, you just shut off the bike, turn it back on and if the fault is corrected, the circuit comes live again.

I am just designing a complete installation for my Tiger800. It will include the PDM60, which I am mounting back in the tail section where there is unusable space. Then I am adding a USB port, power for my Zumo 660 and heated gear circuits, all with the PDM60 being programmed for specific amperages on each circuit. Planning on posting up a step-by-step once I get it all going in a few weeks.

I've nothing against the Eastern Beaver products, which all appear well made and have a loyal following. My decision to go this route was primarily based on waterproofness, convenience of use and being able to mount it where I will not need access to it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:06 AM   #14257
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That's too funny - that is exactly what I thought also - first thing that jumped out at me was 'why the heck are they using the stock handguards'



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Old 09-13-2012, 01:35 AM   #14258
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For the record my friend Andy is the guy that posted the pics of the Mivv pipe. I have an arrow pipe (which i love) but the mivv is materially smaller, it barely sticks out past the turn signals. He told me he will take more pictures with a tape measure - just ask him what you want measured and i'm sure he will put it up for you. It's a nice pipe I'll say that, but it is a slip on. I prefer the one piece arrow myself. Price is about the same.
Thank you!!!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #14259
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Thanks KildareMan, that is helpful. I am wondering if the uni filter; I have on order will interefere with placement of the pc-8 as you have described it. I am not too clear where you have yours.

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When you fit the Uni-Filter you remove the snorkel. That's where the pc-8 goes.

Look to the left of the word "Triumph". That's the snorkel. Remove it.

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #14260
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Why did you discount the Arrow? Mine is great.
Arrow + Arrow tune makes the Tiger a thirsty pig for no discernible improvement over any of the after market exhausts.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #14261
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Arrow + Arrow tune makes the Tiger a thirsty pig for no discernible improvement over any of the after market exhausts.
I agree the Arrow pipe/tune will increase Tigers thurst. The performance improvement of the pipe/map combination comes as much from the tune as the pipe. Other after market pipes will also require a tuning change to gain full benefit. Ya gotta burn nore fuel for a bigger bang if ya want more power.

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Old 09-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #14262
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black version of Triumph sump guard?

Does anyone have a photo of the Triumph sump guard that's been powder coated black and fitted to the bike?

I have the sump guard and think I would like it better in black, but wanted to see a photo first if there is one available.

Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #14263
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I agree the Arrow pipe/tune will increase Tigers thurst. The performance improvement of the pipe/map combination comes as much from the tune as the pipe. Other after market pipes will also require a tuning change to gain full benefit. Ya gotta burn nore fuel for a bigger bang if ya want more power.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #14264
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When you fit the Uni-Filter you remove the snorkel. That's where the pc-8 goes.

Look to the left of the word "Triumph". That's the snorkel. Remove it.

So it's one or the other, not both? or do you tuck the pc-8 down below where the snorkel / unifiler would go?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:33 PM   #14265
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This week some of the goodies I've ordered for my new Tiger started to arrive. I installed Rox Risers, AltRider rear rack, and SW Motech's crash bars. All nice quality stuff, but the install on the crashbars was a total bitch. If you go this route, get yourself a super duper long extender for your ratchet set. My hands still hurt from shoving them into the tiny spaces needed to finally tighten the upper bolts.

The AltRider rack wasn't a great fit. I had to drill the mounting holes larger to get them to line up enough to get a good fit. I'm glad it's done. Next up are the Triumph heated grips. Loving this bike...the Rox Risers made it soo much more comfy.
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