Tiger 800 panniers ?

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

  1. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    I'll be in the same boat, have a HT symetrical rack with 31L...Almost purchased the 38's but decided to go slim
  2. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    The big box is 45 liter and the small is 35 liter.

    41 inches from port to starboard.

    They are mounted on Hepco & Becker quick detach racks. I plan to drop the bags and mounts in my tent if I go into a ride that has hero sections.
  3. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    The opening between the left box and the bike would be a perfect place to stuff a kermit chair or two.
  4. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    That's not a bad total width. Its cool how these racks double as rear crash bars in that case.
  5. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    HT Racks separately purchased. Excellent customer service from Jason at AdvMotorrad, good lookin Bro!

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  6. HelmetHead Cycle

    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    No, he's right..they are upside down on one side.
  7. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Is that two sets of rear bobbins on your swingarm?
  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I am going to guess one set is bobbins and the other is an axle protector.
  9. Cabriolet

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    That is exactly correct. While I was ordering the R&G shock sock, the swing arm pivot frame plug, and the front and rear wheel spindle sliders/bobbins, I decided that I might as well get the paddock stand bobbins included in the same order. <o:p></o:p>
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    Ironically I have now fitted the Triumph centre stand, and the paddock stand that I did use for a short while (including to fit the centre stand) was the sort with the flat rubber pads, the lift on the bottom of the swing arm, and don’t use any of the bobbins at all!<o:p></o:p>
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    Really they are all just there to keep the swing arm looking neat in the event of an 'off'. <o:p></o:p>
    I have dropped the bike in the dirt and the front wheel spindle bobbin saved the surface finish of the bottom of the fork leg. <o:p></o:p>
    The SW Motech pannier frame (and pillion foot rest) took the weight of the rear of the bike, the engine bars took the majority of the bikes weight.<o:p></o:p>
    The swing arm (or any of the bobbins) didn't touch the floor, it easily could have. I am happy that the bobbins would have taken the weight and protected the swing arm from contacting the floor. <o:p></o:p>
    Pictures of the spill are in the thread here http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21338368&postcount=1820<o:p></o:p>
  10. Dubl-A

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    Great idea, I may follow suit :muutt
  11. InTheLoo

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    I researched just about every option for panniers for the Tiger 800 and ended up going with a bit of a home brew of Wolfman racks and mounting hardware and Muffintop MT1-OC cases. 75 liters of total volume.


    40.5 inch overall width. About 2" total more than I would wish but about the same at OEM Triumph bags and BMW's OEM Adventure cases.
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    Easy and super fast attachment via tool-less pucks. This is Wolfman's hardware and I really like how the bottom is a bar that hooks over the racks rather than four pucks to add a bit of extra security.
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    The unfinished aluminum bars are also Wolfman. The .080 inch aluminum cases probably don't need any extra backup other than a fender washer but a bit more doesn't hurt. (These bars are designed to fit in the grooves of a Pelican cases hence the three holes.)
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    About $800 total after everything including shipping. Happy Trails was a no-go due to questionable fit with a forthcoming aftermarket pipe, I didn't like the space lost with their symmetric design and I thought the mounting method with the passenger pegs was not very elegant. Other options such as Global Scout are much more premium and hence a more premium price.
  12. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Tried to go with the narrowest option available. TT racks and globeScout panniers in a 35/ 27 L combo. [​IMG]
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    Only good shot I have. Still waiting on the 27L to ship from Turkey, so you can't see the other side!
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    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Didn't go with this combo in the end but for those who want to see what two 35L globescouts look like in a TT rack. Thanks to my two lovely assistants. [​IMG]
  14. Dubl-A

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    Muffintop, is that real? :lol3
  15. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    Seahorse SE-720's on SW-Motech Quick-release racks on a Tiger (non-XC) come to 34.5 ".

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  16. Dubl-A

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    Slave labor :pimp
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  18. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Haters gonna hate. :wink:
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    I only congratulate, pimpin' :stoned
  20. TigerMarker

    TigerMarker Ducati/Triumph

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    Hey freefall that is a beautiful looking setup you have going there. The GlobeScouts have recently caught my eye and I think that they are the best looking pannier on the market for our bike.

    I've been running the triumph panniers (and adventure tail bag) for two years now and while they certainly served there purpose and have done me well, considering when I bought the bike there weren't many (or any) options out there and I needed to get some luggage fitted asap as I was leaving for a 9,000 mile trip a week later, I've lately been thinking that I'd like to finally get a new setup. Something that would be better suited for offroad so I wouldn't have to worry about dumping it and snapping the plastic clips and something with top loading capability.

    I've narrowed it down to a couple possibilities and GlobeScouts are at the head of the "metal locking hard bags" list. Wolfman Expeditions and rack are at the top of my "softbag/offroad/dumping not a problem at all" list. I also might think of the possiblity of getting both using the wolfman rack. So far from what I've seen, I like that rack the most. I'm unsure of the HB rack that GlobeScout recommends.

    Tough choices are ahead for me. :huh