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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    Pile it on and go! :D

    For offroad riding softbags are better - you're less likely to break your leg if you dab.
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    Black Rhino Hopelessly optimistic cat herder

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    You have a bunch of complaints? You'll fit right in around here.......:lol3
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  3. Mr. B

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    I have had owned metal, plastic, and soft bags. I haven't had a problem carrying a heavy load in any of them, and I have carried beer, ice, firewood, bottled water, etc on occasion--albeit not very far. I think a lot of companies will give lawyer-approved ratings to protect themselves in case something bad happens.

    I'm really curious about the "...bunch of complaints..." you have. Did you post them in one of the other threads here? Nevermind, I see that was your first post.
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    If I can fit it in the panniers and I think I might need it I carry it. Weights? We don't need no stinking weight's.
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    itinerant wool stash Been here awhile

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    I have the factory aluminum panniers, and my approach to the weight thing (beyond balance) is "who cares? if it fits it ships".

    That being said, they're not the most crash-worthy panniers, even for metal boxes. Knowing what I do now, I'd probably not buy them again.

    Napping on sand or small-sized gravel is okay, but rough gravel dents them rather easily -- though on the plus side this also means you can easily hammer the dents out with a piece of wood. :lol2

    The mounting system itself (load-carrying plastic bits? :hmmmmm ) also is a bit questionable. I am probably going to break them at some point, fix it up with a roll of duct-tape until the end of the ride and then buy soft-luggage. ;-)
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    Hard bags look good, but for me, Mosko Moto Soft bags were the direction I wanted to go from the start.
    I did pick up OEM racks two years ago during the Christmas week sale at the dealership, at 40% off list price.

    I did need to remove the plastic bites, and two years in, I have found them well made and rather stout.
    I have always been concerned with the way almost all of the racks for the Tiger attach to the passenger foot extensions from the frame, however, to date and a few naps later, it has never been an issue.

    I also like the fact the Mosko Moto mounting wedges offer protection to the side of the Tiger when I am doing more serious off road rides without the side bags. With the HEED bars up front, Barkbusters on the handle bars, and the MM Wedges on the rear, the sides of tiger are well protected.

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    Softies for the rough riders.
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    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    yeah, on my long trip last year I packed 35 lbs into each of the cases. They did just fine over 11K miles. Like the others have said, just pack them and go.
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    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    I just got mine this week. I haven't had the time yet to fit them on the bike. But I'm looking forward to testing them out on the UTBDR in July.
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    pjensen641 Been here awhile

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    I took a look at the Jesse mount design and it is weak in terms of support points. There is no spreader bar to handle lateral loads. For me at least, that was why I went Bumot. Less likely for sagging and frame damage in light tip overs.
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    So I started from the beginning and made it yo page 20 before the conversation seemed to break down.

    I believe I am going to get the HT SU rack, but in the interim I have a pair of ortlieb soft bags that seek to mount alright. Don't seem to get much heat off the stock muffler w/ heat shield.

    What is the consensus, how bad of an idea is it to run soft bags with no racks? Thanks.
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    For what it's worth, the XCa pannier bags are merely rebranded Givi Trekker Outback panniers, and Givi rates the Outback for 10kg each (22lbs each).

    All I can assume is that Triumph doesn't want riders putting too much weight too far rearward and they might be erring on the side of caution in the process.
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    Read through the first and last 20 pages of this thread, some really useful info in here. I have some remaining questions:

    1) Is there a cheaper/better set of integrated soft bags and racks than the SW-Motech Dakar? For mostly on-road (but often bumpy!) touring use.
    2) Will the Dakar rack and bags safely clear my aftermarket exhaust (pictured below)?
    3) Will mounting the bags and the Triumph top box concurrently present issues?

    Background:
    My 2014 800XC came with this rear top box, which is extremely handy for a few days at a hostel:
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    But if I'm going to be camping for a week in Switzerland, I might need a little more space, even if we're being minimalist (think wet wipes, basic tent, 3-season sleeping bag, small sleeping mat and no cooking).

    I like the SW-Motech Dakar panniers because they're cheap (~350 euros), light and integrated.

    Alternatively I could just bungee on my 30L drybag...
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    Black Rhino Hopelessly optimistic cat herder

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    Look at Nelson/Rigg survivor series bags. Can be had for about 100.00 a set if you shop around. Ran them initially on my Tiger , then moved to Wolfman for more durability. Put a set on my wife's bike , and although they are about wore out now (30,000 hard , daily, overstuffed use miles......) , I will be replacing them with another set and let her start the misery all over again. I use Givi quick disconnect racks , 6 of one , half dozen of the other , and I've never seen a set of racks that won't work with an aftermarket slip on.
  20. browneye

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    Early HT racks had to have a mod'd right side lower attach point in order to work with a Leo can. I think they changed the design subsequently.

    Givi racks are a bit light, but great otherwise. Just don't crash hard on them. :muutt