Tiger 800 panniers ?

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

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I love my seahorse 720 case as a topbox. Fits perfect on the CJ Designs rack, holds a ton of stuff, and has a backrest for the pillion. With the four strap bars I can put other gear on top. It's just a little wider than the grab handles back there, and doesn't look like an alien space ship following me. That they are $52 is just icing.

    No, my helmet doesnt fit in it. If I'm really worried about it I bring it in with me. I want a cable lock for helmet(s) and jacket(s) when that is the only option.

    Soft bags aren't so much to protect the bike as they are to keep you from running over your own leg offroad. Lot's a GS'rs with broken feet/ankles.
  2. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Quick question.

    What is regarded as the narrowest rack solution? I guess specifically the quick release ones - givi, sw motech or HB (are there others?)

    I ride in a city 90% of the time with topbox only - that's why I'm interested in the removable ones.
  3. Cabriolet

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    SW Motech get a big thumbs up from me, really simple to take on and off, can be locked on for security, are tough looking, though I have never rested my bike on them myself they look up to the job. and are adaptable to suit all kinds of different bags and boxes.

    The SW Motech ones are asymmetric, so you can fit a big box on one side and a smaller box on the exhaust side and be the same width either side overall.

    I cant speak for any of the other makes.
  4. freefall109

    freefall109 Been here awhile

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    Don't know about the others but FWIW, Touratech Rack is 21.125" from edge to edge. For reference the widest part of bike is is tip of handguard to the opposing side, which is just over 35"
  5. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Expensive and not easily removable. I don't have a need for the racks most of the time so I would prefer to leave them off. Right now I travel with a topbox and kriega gear - ill post a picture - but my wife is threatening to want to come two up touring so...
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    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Picture as promised - best one I have unfortunately.
  7. InTheLoo

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    I have to ask why it'd matter since every rack is narrower than your shoulders nevermind the 36"(ish) handlebars.

    I'd guess that the Jesse rack is the narrowest given that they are adjustable in width. You'll notice that lots of people here have their Jesse's pulled in close to the bike which means that the racks are likewise pulled in.

    The Wolfman racks are 22" wide with the distance off of the subframe of 8" on the right and 5" on the left.
  8. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    I like the look of the bike without the racks so I would prefer a quick release solution for the 90% of the time that I don't need it.

    Loaded up however, the total width is a concern (and the rack obviously plays a part in that) so I am looking to maximize the amount i can carry without growing too big of an ass.

    If I was going to just leave them on 100% of the time I would likely go with the wolfman racks I think. They look the cleanest and are nice and narrow. The TT are awesome too but oh so expensive.
  9. GtiKyle

    GtiKyle Been here awhile

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    My setup:

    Givi quick release rack
    Altrider top plate
    Twisted Throttle Pelican mounts (side boxes)

    Givi E45 with backrest
    Pelican storm im2600's
    Givi 491 tankbag

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  10. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    FWEIW, I fabricated a quick release rack system thinking the clean sexy lines of the Tiger was a high priority and they would get in the way when trail riding.
    Now that I have over 6K miles, I haven't taken them off once, and they come off with three bolts, about 1 minutes work.
    The protection to the bike while trail riding, or Tiger napping, far out weighs the look of the bike with the racks on. I know I would have structural damage if it wasn't for the racks.

    But I place a high priority on "adventure" riding and pushing the Tiger to it's limits, slab and dirt roads are a necessary evil to get me to the playground.

  11. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    If it were me I would do this anyway, wolfmans and leave them on. The passenger peg brackets can be damaged on a hard lay down (or even not so hard). As mentioned, side racks offer some extra protection. The Wolfman racks with their oval circle are probably the best looking ones out there. And they tuck in pretty close on the left side. Can be used with soft bags or hard cases. Set 'em and forget 'em. :thumb
  12. gallowaystx

    gallowaystx Been here awhile

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    Understood - I ride 99% road with some gravel roads up to the campsite thrown in. Mine is an urban assault vehicle most of the time.
  13. freefall109

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    Nothing wrong with that. I bought the TT because they are some of the most sturdy of the market. My Tiger happens to take "naps" regularly so my racks have to double as protection. Hepco Becker makes some very quick disconnects if you aren't aware. http://advdepot.com/lock-it-pannier-mounts-triumph-tiger-800-800xc.html
  14. TigerMarker

    TigerMarker Ducati/Triumph

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    I just installed the Hepco and Beckers. Very easy install and very easy to take on and off the bike.
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    TigerMarker Ducati/Triumph

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    This shot belongs in here I suppose. GlobeScouts with HB lock it racks.

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    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    +1

    I did a rally earlier this year and left my bags and racks at the camp site before we hit the trails. It's the cleanest solution out there. The 1/4 turn fasteners on the HB racks are awesome. I pull the bags then release the 3 Duz type fasteners on each side and both racks drop being held together with the cross brace.

    Yes the HB setup with the 45/35L bags does look wide but I can still squeeze around the fence to get into my "motorcycle only" parking spot with them on.
  17. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    How you liking them so far?? What mounting racks do you have on there??
  18. TigerMarker

    TigerMarker Ducati/Triumph

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    I totally agree dude. Glad I pmed you about your experiences with the system and followed your lead. I'm completely happy with the setup and it's so easy to go on and off as you described.
  19. GtiKyle

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    I haven't put a ton of miles on the setup yet, but I'm happy with the fitment. I was a little leary of the quick disconnects being a source of poor fitment, but they really do lock down well. I had the Givi racks on my Wee, and it was a little more sturdy than on the tiger. This has a bit more flex if you grab it and shake, but overall i think it's going to do just fine. :D
  20. ttime4four

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    Here's an ass shot from a recent 1800+ mile trip. The Globescouts 45/35 setup worked perfectly on HB racks. I've got the Pelican 1500 as the top case. So far, I've been impressed with the quality and capability of this set-up. If I had to decide again, I would probably go with the same.

    I like the symmetry and the capacity was just right for my 7-day trip with full camping gear (the big Ortlieb bag helped).


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