Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Burren Rider, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Better not start riding wheelies anytime soon I guess!
  2. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    droll :p
  3. Haggs

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    Hi guys, anyone here built there own pannier racks for their Tiger? I was thinking of giving it a crack and would be interested to see what people have come up with.
  4. bluesman

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  5. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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  6. markbvt

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    It's definitely off the rear ABS sensor.

    --mark
  7. MuddySump

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  8. Haggs

    Haggs Tigre Verde

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  9. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Has anyone seen these top clamps from a company called Highway Dirt Bikes (HDB)? A new riding buddy showed up with some of their stuff on his 950SE. I was pretty impressed at the quality. He had a Ram ball attached which held his Montana. The hand guards actually screwed into it as well. There are also mounts for outlets, switches, remotes, etc.

    Here is the link... I am considering a setup for my Tiger XC.

    JG
  10. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=544037

    Also several people in the tiger thread, or maybe even this thread that have talked about them...
  11. o0synge0o

    o0synge0o Adventurer

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    Alright, here we go! Signed papers on a brand new Orange 2012 tonight! I'll be pouring over this thread now and making a list...
  12. ducnut

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    Don't forget this thread or this one!
  13. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    I have the handguards and top plate (ADV version with cutouts for Powerlets and switches)...all installed without issue and looks to be VERY solid. I'm using Rox Risers and I ordered the 93mm x 38/40mm top plate...should be the same for stock bar mounting, but better measure to be sure.

    Cheers,
  14. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    After a few Saturdays of trying my 2013 XC on some gravel roads and some a little muddy, I've ordered the front fender extender (that my dealer said was discontinued, but got it online) and ordered some knobbies... Next, I guess, is dropping a tooth on the front sprocket and I should be mostly dialed in for dirt! :clap
  15. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    You may want to get a rear fender extender as well. The rear tire will fling up mud onto your tail rack and tail bag/box unless the 2013 is different from the 2012.
  16. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I just saw those listed on BB as I was browsing through all the accessories offered... May need to add that to my wish list! Anyone got a picture of one installed? BB just had the technical sketch / outline.
  17. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I have the Touretech one on mine. They have a good pic of it on their web site. Its not the prettiest farkle but it is very functional and inexpensive.
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Or you just make your own and sit it behind the number plate.
    [​IMG]
  19. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    Right, BT...that's being entirely too practical and besides, farkles don't count if they're essentially free!

    And furthermore, not sure I'd put up a photo of your rear tire with the stickers and nubs still showing...or is the Winter already fierce over your way and got you holed up until things thaw?:lol3

    Cheers!
  20. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Ha ha. I actually took that picture ages ago to show the new tread pattern on the 150 section K60. The extension was something I fitted whilst the wheel was out and got into the same picture.
    It wasn't completely free as I had to buy the ADV sticker.:wink:

    That tyre took me all round eastern Europe over 6300 miles and still has tread on it.
    [​IMG]

    And it had the nubs worn off on this road.
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