Tiger 800 panniers ?

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

  1. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    MisterPX - those look great! Nice job. Why dont you fab a set up for 'special agent Nancy' ? About $250 cheaper than HT's.
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  2. MisterPX

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    Now you got me thinking, I might just build another set. This time, I'll fix some measurement issues I had with version 1 ( didn't account for subframe taper, so racks are at an angle to the bike).

    I wonder if I'll get pulled over carrying a 12' length of steel like a medieval jouster? :wink:
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  3. jphish

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    As long as you have a little red flag on the tip & wear a helmet...you should be fine. Jousting is legal on Freeways here ...just not on secondary roads. With the square tubing, your racks look a lot like the HT SU model. Also like the ammo case - good use of the 'space'.
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  4. SpecialAgentNancy

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    Love the idea and open to it. Your racks look beefier than the HT and I've heard complaints from GS owners of the tiny clearance between the back and exhaust, one small bend and it would be touching.
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  5. jphish

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    S.A.N - Uh...yep. That can happen alright. SU racks need about another 1/4 - 1/2" space on exhaust side. But geez...theyre already hippo width size! No lane splitting with these racks. Of course, not legal here anyway. If MrPX fabs another set - you ought to snag his old ones. Looks like nice work! Chow' j
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  6. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Looks like that exhaust is not the stock one....which is what I have so the clearance on the exhaust side is wider than that rack is made for.

    Love that *toolbox* on the other side. I have a tool tube on my BMW and when I was making fun of the tool kit that comes with the bike under the seat realized I needed to get my own tools on that bike.
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  7. jphish

    jphish Been here awhile

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    I dunno - but from the end view, looks stock to me. I just think MrPX may have played in the dirt with it.
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  8. jphish

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    Besides - he obviously has a torch & excellent welding skills - so thus, reforming is always possible in the world of metal. MrPX - are you getting suspicious ? S.A.N may have larcenous designs on your rack. Can't blame her.
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  9. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    I know I'm a girl and all....but my stock exhaust looks like the space shuttle.
    Triumph offers an after market Arrow exhaust which I'm pretty sure is narrower.

    Anyway, let's see what he says. Got to have these for the Mendocino Rally first weekend of May
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  10. MisterPX

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    Exhaust is stock system.
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  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I would wager every single after-market exhaust is smaller/lighter then the EU-mandated silencer. I have a Scorpion that I am very happy with. If you are in the market for an after-market can, while Arrow is a quality item, there are other, much cheaper options that also don't require a new map. I have heard (IIRC) that the Arrow can/map increases fuel consumption.
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  12. Shep

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    After a lot of back and forth, I ended up going with the Touratech bags. Other than the price tag, I've been happy with them. My other choice would have been the Jesse bags.

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  13. The Breeze

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    Shep,

    +1 on the Touratech rack/panniers.

    I have Happy Trails rack/panniers on my DR650. For the money, you can't beat the value. However, I've destroyed two racks.....multiple weld failures. This occurred when riding long days on washboard dirt roads. The fatigue/vibrations caused the rack to fail many times. As a result, I was stopping in regularly at small towns (in Bolivia/Peru) getting my rack welded. Multiple weld failures on another trip/rack, as well. Meanwhile, the guys running Touratech racks/panniers had no issues.

    Ya, the Touratech racks/bags cost a lot more.....but they're solid. I'm a soft bag convert (Giant Loop), but am considering a set of hard luggage, for my Tiger, on trips that are primarily on the tarmac.

    Any chance you could post up a shot of rack/panniers from the rear?? Also, what liter of panniers do you have? Trying to get an idea of the overall width of the system.

    Thanks!
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  14. jphish

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    Mercury : yeah - saw & heard a Vance / Hines 800xc exhaust for around $275. About half the weight of stock. Tempting. The Breeze : were those HT SU racks that welds failed ? I'm surprised - had set on KLR that were big "frame sliders" - got bunged & bent, but never had a weld come undone. Sorry to hear that.
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  15. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    good luck with those. for the price tag they should last 100 years and through 100 turn overs! Oh ya and they better cook dinner while on the road.:rofl
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  17. BlackBeast

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    Each to their own. I've owned a set of TT panniers on my F650GS and now have a set of HT panniers on my DR and have also experienced the weld failure on the HT panniers. Had no such problems with the TT panniers, so consider it $ well spent.
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  18. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I agree each their own. I would buy Jesse Luggage if I wanted hard panniers. Im not sure I would compare HT panniers to TT.
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  19. Shep

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    I have the 31/38L size. Below is a photo from the rear. No arguments from me on the price. I only paid the bill because I had recently sold a business and had a little cash I could spare. Of course now I'm trying to sell the bike, so I will lose my shirt!
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  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    :eek1:eek1 thats a wide rig
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