Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Burren Rider, Jul 6, 2011.
I know, I know... keep forgetting to get one
Once I removed the plastic covers from the Slime compressor there is now room in the zipper case for a can of patch glue with a brush (the glue tubes always dry out), patches, the snake mentioned above, and the patch rougher/roller tool.
I also carry front and back tubes, tire irons and a plethora of other stuff.
Much like carrying rain gear, having stuff along to fix things significantly reduces the need for these things. i.e.: It then seems to seldom rain and flats are fewer and farther between.
I have one, never used it. I saw a video where you just pop up the opposite side to the open side (hard to explain) and the valve stem practically falls into the hole.
One of the off road features the Tiger lacks is a basic mud flap to protect the rear shock. I didn't see that anyone was selling one, so I ended up making one with a Honda part, and some angled aluminum. The nice thing about the stiffness of the Honda flap is that it clears the swing arm throughout it's entire range.
Great job Van, looks factory fresh!!
That looks like the best mod yet, and it doesn't rub! Can you give us the dirty details so we can shamelessly copy it??
Early adopters were doing that two years ago.
Photo #8 in my post. Acerbis universal mud flap.
pardon my ignorance but that is the point of the cable lever snakes...? is it to prevent the lever from shooting up into the case in the event of it falling on that side? :huh
It's a 2014 Honda CRF150F AirBox Flap. The aluminum and hardware I got from Home Depot. There may be other (better/wider) flaps that do the same thing including the Acerbis blacktiger used. The aluminum is L shaped but needs to be pinched a little to get the angle just right. Also, I had to file the backs of the rivets to allow enough clearance for the bolts inside the battery box.
They restrict the movement of the levers in a fall. Therefore preventing them bending beyond use (I've lost count of the number of brake levers I've seen bent double in a fall) and possibly breaking themselves and also breaking bits in the gearbox. They certainly work and the homemade type like mine cost under £5.
They prevent the lever from being bent backward, should you lowside the bike into the ground, or get something like a small tree or bush wedged in between the lever and frame.
Black tiger, how did you mount yours? Are they just screwed into the plastic or are there nuts on the other side?
Yeah, nuts and bolts with penny washers on the outside and ordinary size washers on the inside. You've just got to look at what's on the inside of the battery box so that you miss them when you drill through.
Ok that's that's what i thought. Thank you kind sirs!
Yours looks better = WIN
It's saved the lever a few times already.
I installed the Mitas E-07 rear tire, non Dakar version, I'm blown away on how well it performs. Mud, rocks, dirt and loose sand, you name it, it can handle it. So far I'm giving it top in it's class for the type of tire it is. Haven't personally run the Scout, but from what I can tell it performs better.
I'm an extreme case tester and it's killing it. I've run stock, fullbores, TKC80's and Scorpion Rally and the E-07 is right up there in on and off road. Rode some of the more challenging local trails last week and I can't complain. Performed way beyond what I expected.
My friend had a scout rear but it turned to a slick in a few turns in clay mud and doesnt clear. A traditional knobbly cleared and still provided traction, scout didn't.
Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
Anyone running this combo? Got almost 6k miles on the stock Scorpions, which seem to be wearing well, but will probably need a replacement in a few thousand more (maybe as part of my 8k mi. service). Though I'm mostly a street rider, I would like something a little more aggressive for the occasional dirt/gravel roads and driveways.
There's a thread over in Parallel Universe on the K3, but I'm asking specifically for the Tiger 800. The GS guys seem to think it's not a bad tire, but wears a bit quickly. The 800 is a bit lighter, so I'm wondering if the Karoo will last longer on these bikes?