Tiger 800 panniers ?

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by jphish, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. elan

    elan Been here awhile

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    Finally got around to taking some pics. You can see that the right side is obviously a little wider, but I think the Givi rack is probably the tightest fitting rack on the right side before you get into the other racks that require a different pipe. Bags aren't any wider than the mirrors. Overall I'm very pleased :)

    Edit: I want to thank the ebay seller, "2nd Gear" out of Canada. Great prices and able to get me stuff no other dealer could seem to get http://myworld.ebay.com/2nd-gear/&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2754 and also Cli-MAX Riding Gear. Great prices and service! - http://www.cli-maxridinggear.com/

    The complete album is here:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/113737...iger800GiviLuggage?authuser=0&feat=directlink

    The V47 box will fit my small XD3 AND small Quantum F with no issues
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  2. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    I was SO waiting for this! Thanks for photos! I've been thinking about B36n Givi since my previous bike luggage quest..
    Can I ask just one question...how wide? Overall - width of luggage?
    I love that those B36 made from plastic, that looks like it will not break in fall but just kinda...like MX bike plastics.
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Just ordered a couple of these based on a thread in Equipment.

    They seem OK, so we'll see...price is definitely right.

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  4. bluesman

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    Wow, that's cheap...
    Unfortunately just like Pelicans and similar boxes I found in UK those are really heavy...
    I see it is 11.54 lbs...Givi B36N is light (6.5 lbs each) and I hope it absorbs impact rather than withstand it. I can be wrong, just thinking loud.
  5. elan

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    I have more pics if you click on the album link above the pictures. I measured around 36 inches at the widest point.

    The plastic doesn't seem like the most durable in the world, but it looks like it will work for the type of riding I do. Also, I didn't mention it before, but I'm using the Alt Rider rack for the top case.
  6. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Been here awhile

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    Why not, I just picked up a couple of these as well. ^^^

    I'm hoping the 11 lbs is a shipping weight, in a box. We'll see. A quick internet search netted a coupon for another 10% off, which helped with shipping. While on the site I picked up another (smaller) for use as a top box. It will just barely fit my enormous laptop, and at roughly 18"x12"x6" is almost the same footprint as the Triumph ADV Tail Pack so I may be able to just stack the hard box underneath.

    -Tom
  7. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Been here awhile

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    OK, Damn...

    I just opened up the boxes from UPS, and I can't believe what I have before me.

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    For a total of approximately $120 I have a complete set of luggage for the Tiger: Two large side cases ($30 each) and a smaller case for use as a top box ($60 off the scratch and dent page). All three came loaded with cubed foam.

    While it is obvious that they are not Pelicans, I predict them to be 85% as good for 20% of the cost. That ALMOST offsets the guilt for not buying American.

    I will post pics when I get around to mounting them. I'm thinking a custom rack modeled after the Wolfman stuff so I can also use soft bags and possibly RotoPax as well.

    -Tom
  8. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    They look really nice. Are they similar material to Pelican/Storm/Seahorse? I've got seahorses but they're a little small. Would like some larger side cases if they're decent.

    The wolfman racks are ready built, ready to go. And they have a mounting system for hard cases. I wished I would have went that way, they tuck in closer and look nicer when empty. The happy trails are stout, but stick out and won't work with a custom exhaust. :cry



    EDIT: BTW, was looking at your earlier post with product pic, and the ones you got have a lot more ribbing on the outside. Makes them more rigid, but a bitch to mount. I had to cut off any ribbing where the rack frames lie on mine so they would fit flush. That plastic is tough. A dremel just melts, so a razor blade was the only thing I tried that worked. That took more time than the entire mounting process.
  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have Pelicans (pretty sure they are Pelicans) and I used a micrometer and the Pelican material is 50% thicker than these cases. I still think they'll do just fine.

    BTW...I had the same issue mounting my Pelicans with the ribbing and in the end I used a chisel - worked a treat.
  10. IL8APEX

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  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Those are the ones we have been discussing the past couple posts - I have a couple of the big ones which are HUGE.
  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Mounted my new cases last night.

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    Need to add some lanyards still to help with strain relief. I was a little worried about the width but it turns out the left bag is within the bar limits and the right bag sticks out about an inch or so.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the bags for the price. Definitely not quite as good as Pelicans but MUCH cheaper and for me, and how often I will use them, is fine with me.
  13. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Update, added some lanyards to help the hinges:

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    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    nice duct tape job... where'd you learn to tie knots? the army?

    LOL

    seriously though, looks good.
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    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have this mate see, he tells me he's a sailor and all that stuff but I have to tell ya, his knots are shit so I have to figure all that stuff out on my own :D
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    Whipping is fine for braided lines, but he used nylon. Just melt the end filaments together with a cig lighter or hot knife blade. It a heck of a lot easier and lasts forever. Plus the little blog on the end keeps the knot from pulling through and loosening.
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