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Old 12-07-2012, 03:58 PM   #211
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I don't disagree. For me it's just not worth the money. You're shaving what, four pounds or so from a 500+ pound bike (including crashbars, farkles) ... not even worth thinking about it. That's under 1% ...
Yes, but I also went with Wolfman Expedition panniers rather than hard cases (with the exception of my top box but I dont use it while off road) so if you add all of the weight savings up together it can make quite a difference. Especially tackling sandy off road conditions. If you can save weight in some areas it also allows you to splurge in others. Like tools and camping gear.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #212
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Heya, do you have a link for that gps mount above the instrument cluster? (Not the mount for the gps itself but the mount for that)

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #213
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Heya, do you have a link for that gps mount above the instrument cluster? (Not the mount for the gps itself but the mount for that)
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...umph-Tiger-800
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #214
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Think its touratech adjustable mount

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #215
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Awesome...who has information on the center light mod in the front fender?

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #216
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Heya, do you have a link for that gps mount above the instrument cluster? (Not the mount for the gps itself but the mount for that)
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yep it's all Touratech.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:36 AM   #217
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Heres another option a Carbon fiber hand guard for 96 bucks. Seller has an ebay store. They are also selling carbon fiber versions of all the Tiger 800 plastic parts.

Er, yeah.......read the info carefully and you'll see they're fibreglass with a carbon covering. You'll not get full oven cured carbon fibre for that money.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:57 AM   #218
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Sometimes the solution is just so simple that you dont even think about it! Thanks for sharing ;) . Also I will be raising the fender a bit, just a precaution.

Still, I'd prefer the single brakelines instead of all the twists the standard one has. Probably just have to find someone with a 955i and check their banjo bolts.
The set-up you might want to look at is the Tiger1050. That has a single line to a block on the bottom yoke and then two lines to the calipers.

I used the Touratech kit to raise the front guard. Works fine.

But to allay your fears over the front guard shattering. The BMW guard is made from "abs" whereas the Tiger guard is made from Polypropylene. abs will shatter. PP will bend, flex and give. I don't think we'll have that problem.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #219
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Question Handguards... I need better ones

Just picked up my new Tiger XC and went for my first ride yesterday. It was chilly late in the day and I noticed the hand guards are just to low to keep the cold air off your knuckles.

I see several different ones on this forum. While crash protection is a consideration, I am first looking for wind protection.

Any advice?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #220
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I see several different ones on this forum. While crash protection is a consideration, I am first looking for wind protection.
Best wind protection available from a purely handguard solution, is to use Barkbuster guards with the Storm plastic shields.

Next level of protection is a set of Hippo Hands.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:48 AM   #221
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Best wind protection available from a purely handguard solution, is to use Barkbuster guards with the Storm plastic shields.

Next level of protection is a set of Hippo Hands.
And they can be used together for the best feeling.

Or the ones from inmate Corrado113:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=487221

Scroll down a bit for the wind deflectors.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #222
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Who makes the best radiator guard? Is the OEM Triumph one okay or are any of the others any better / cheaper? Some of them look really thin in the pics. anyone had a good ding or rock hit on the radiator?

(Still evaluating what net farkle will be!)
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:57 PM   #223
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why put another rad guard than stock XC honeycomb plastic? It is more rigid than those thin metal panels and not any less protective...IMO
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:59 PM   #224
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why put another rad guard than stock XC honeycomb plastic? It is more rigid than those thin metal panels and not any less protective...IMO
+1 the factory guard works well. Put your money toward risers.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 AM   #225
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Tank bag question

I'm about to take delivery on an 800XC and have a question for current owners on tank bags. Aerostich is having a sale today (12/12 sale) and I'd been looking at the Ortlieb Waterproof tank bag. Was comparing it to the Wolfman small expedition and curious if anyone has opinions on either. Specifically, easy of removal for fueling and whether either fits better on an XC.

Thanks in advance for any comments.
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