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Old 09-13-2012, 12:06 AM   #14311
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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, 12:35 AM   #14312
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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.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #14313
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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, 10:52 AM   #14314
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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, 11:46 AM   #14315
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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, 01:12 PM   #14316
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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.

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:17 PM   #14317
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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, 06:57 PM   #14318
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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, 07:33 PM   #14319
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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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Old 09-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #14320
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Okay, very preliminary review of the Traxxion AK-20 cartridges in my Tiger Roadie.

Main impression: Holy Shit! Why didn't I do this earlier?
Thanks for the input. I've been thinking about suspension upgrades, but wasn't sure what to do. Thought about Sasquatch, but that may not be an option anymore. Now, where do I find $1200?
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #14321
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Thanks for the input. I've been thinking about suspension upgrades, but wasn't sure what to do. Thought about Sasquatch, but that may not be an option anymore. Now, where do I find $1200?
Don't get me wrong: I would have gone with a valving / re-spring work in the front for less than half the price if the following points were true:

1) I'd ride more than 80% a specific style, either touring or backroad fun, doesn't matter, just the overwhelming majority in one of the two.

2) If there was something that would be cheaper and adjustable.

The Traxxion system is

a) potentially re-usable, I can take it off the bike, send it to Traxxion and they re-work it for my next bike for a manageable fee;

b) fully adjustable for pre-load, rebound and compression;

c) well reviewed on the web.

I like the result and that's all that counts.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #14322
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So it's one or the other, not both? or do you tuck the pc-8 down below where the snorkel / unifiler would go?
The uni filter does not extend further back than the plastic bridge that the battery strap attaches to in photo. You can't have the snorkel still attached with a uni filter installed, so 1 bolt to remove it and space left for other things, ala EasternBeaver PC-8
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:33 AM   #14323
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Not true.
Not technically perhaps. But without moving more air, and consequently more fuel, you will not get any performance change. Some exhausts just let the ECU do the work. I guess that's based on either the difference in flow being within the ability of the ECU to adjust the air/fuel mix. Or maybe they expect the buyer to have a mechanic do the install?

The other part of the equation is what you do with the additional extra ponies... Riding nicely, gearing up / shorting seems to counterract the richer mix, so those 2HP or whatever might be giving back some of what was taken away...

fackit, I just wanna ride the damn things. I'll let the smart guys tell us all the science lessone.

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:03 AM   #14324
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Thanks for the input. I've been thinking about suspension upgrades, but wasn't sure what to do. Now, where do I find $1200?
If you watch Traxxion's site, during the off-season, they run promotions. They're not real active on Facebook and are fairly new to it, so I don't know if they'll post any promotions there.

In Dec '09, they ran a promo. I was billed as follows:

AK-20 cartridge kit - $999.95
Installation - $200.00
Service discount - subtract $200
Promotion discount - subtract $299.90
Shipping - $25.75
Total - $725.80

Penske 8983 shock - $775.00
Hyperco spring - $99.95
Shipping - $12.33
Total - $887.28

Part of that promotion was the purchase of a Penske shock. I was billed just as it's shown, with my shock coming later and being billed at full retail. However one looks at it, the combined discount was $499.90, with the purchase of the package.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:22 AM   #14325
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Brake Upgrade

After riding a couple of current sport bikes recently, the brake lever on my Roadie with ~8,000 miles felt wooden and lacking in responsiveness.

Replaced front and rear pads with EBC type HH; what a difference! Perhaps not quite as responsive as 4 or 6 piston calipers but a major improvement. $108, free shipping, Motorcycle Superstore.

Has anybody upgraded calipers / rotors? Some Suzuki WeeStrommers use GSXR calipers with good results, for example.
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