Tiger 800XC Cockpit View

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Dubl-A, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Here you go.

    Montana on the left hand side, dual wireless heat controller on the center/right. I position it leftward of the RAM mount so that it's closer to my left hand.

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  2. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Thanks!

    With the grips, are they directly wired or have a connector? if so What type?

    Does anyone know if you can have numerous heated products operated by one controller. I'm wondering how they "daisy-chain" if any.
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  3. Dubl-A

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    Hey that's clean! How do you like the Montana screen while riding? Also, can you elaborate on the wireless setup?? Thanks for the info :1drink
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  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    So far, I love the Montana. A true track-capable GPS that is readable in full sunlight. I usually run it at 80% brightness during the day and it's just about perfect. 50% at night gives me good readability without too much light output. I use the Garmin rugged mount and wire it to the front accessory socket for power.

    As to the heated gear controller, here's the site that has a pretty good description of it:

    http://www.warmnsafe.com/dual-remote-control-heat-troller/

    In essence, the receiver lives in the jacket in a little pocket designed especially for it. The controller is paired to the receiver and uses a CR2032 battery as its power source. It allows 0-100% control of two independent channels. I have run the two channels as jacket+gloves and pants+socks, or jacket+pants+socks and gloves separate. It all works great.
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  5. TriTi

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    I'm interested to know what you end up going with to mount your phone. I am thinking of mounting my HTC Evo 3d on my tiger 955i, I can't afford any of these crazy freaking expensive motorcycle GPS units.
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  6. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    The power connector will be problematic. It is not designed for the excessive amount of vibration that it will see on a bike.
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  7. crazyman

    crazyman Exiled to the swamp

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    The Triumph Heated Grips and Auxiliary Lights are pre wired with connectors to the bike's wiring harness. I had them installed by my dealer / shop, but they aren't too difficult to do from what I've read.

    I don't have much experience with heated gear / accessories being attached to one controller.
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  8. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Been here awhile

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    I keep looking at the cool LED illuminated Triumph switch for my heated grips and lamenting that I didn't also get the fog lights. I'm waiting to install a set of LED fogs and would like to hook it up to the OEM Triumph fog switch. Anyone tried this yet?

    -Tom
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  9. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Yes. Not me, but I read where a guy bought the Triumph light switch & wiring to use with some other fog lights. It looks stock. He just looked up the part #s & got his dealer to order the parts.
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  10. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Been here awhile

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    ^^^ Eeeeeexcellent.

    Parts ren't too bad: I already have the heated grips, so the switch, mount, and screws are less than $40.

    -Tom
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  11. Dubl-A

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    Mini or Micro USB?

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    Mini Left/ Micro Right

    Micro seems to fit and hold better than mini.
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  12. Dubl-A

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    If you use an Otterbox they have plug protection. Although I wouldn't suggest leaving power connected during a rainfall.

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  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I have witnessed two failures of the Mini USB, both on phones mounted on bikes.
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    Na ... I like the BMW installed one better:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C-Bxifv2Pk

    Embedding attempt again:

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1C-Bxifv2Pk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  16. Dubl-A

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    :lol3 The whole time I was looking at the dash trying to see the button. I actually have the same mod done to all my bikes but my sons are starting to charge a flat fee! :D
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  17. cug

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    :rofl My wife normally hears me coming home and opens the garage (it's just a press of a button from inside). So, I really don't need a mod ...
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  18. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    My wife has become accustomed to the particular sounds of my bikes. She'll usually get the door open for me when I am on the 800XC or ZZR12 (both with quieter stock exhausts) just as I am pulling up the driveway. However, when I'm riding the 1098 the door is always wide open before I even turn onto our street. :lol3
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  19. Dubl-A

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    Did you purchase mounts for your Montana on each bike? What stuff are you running on them?
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  20. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I use RAM mounts on everything, so the Rugged Mount for the Montana moves from bike to bike, heat control from bike to bike, (former) Garmin 60Cx from bike to bike, etc. I also have a SPOT II RAM cradle, and in the past have used a SPOT I cradle, all mounted via RAM.
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