Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Xcountry-Rider, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    Man if these factory heated grips don't last long I'm gonna be ticked. For the money I spent and only two stages of heat I expect them to last as long as styrofoam in a landfill.
  2. AlphaDogDaddy

    AlphaDogDaddy AlphaDogDaddy

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    I tend to find my XC uncomfortable to ride, while standing on the pegs, off road. I took off the rubber vibration dampeners from the pegs, which effectively gave me (maybe) an inch. I would still like a bit more height and perhaps a little pull back. Suggestions?
  3. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    A lot of folks have had success with Rox Risers.
  4. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Mine were installed poorly. Human error.

    I have a 30 year-old Styrofoam sailboat you might like to check the aging on...:D
  5. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Personally, I think y'all are crazy for spending that much money on heated grips. Plus, I don't like the grips. I'll eventually install some that you can put whatever grips you want over the heating elements.
    I still say my favorite accessaries are the handlebar risers & the LeoVince muffler with the arrow tune.
  6. RodT

    RodT Been here awhile

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    I had Rox Risers on my stock bars and they worked great. I took them off when I installed Triumph Explorer bars om my 800XC. The explorer bars have more sweep to them and the Rox risers were not needed.I really like the Explorer bars, but if you want Rox Risers I'll make you a deal on them. Rod
  7. cug

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    How good was the fit for the Explorer bars? Issues with heated grips?
  8. Moonsorrow

    Moonsorrow Jesus

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    Hello everyone, first post on this forum might aswell be here :) .

    I'm looking to change my brakelines on the T800 XC for a setup straight to the calipers instead of the standard connection lines. I've seen some pictures around where people have changed them but I can't find any shops that have them for the T800. In the past I've had good experience with HEL brakelines, but they havent made any specific for the Tiger 800. However they have some for the 955i, can anyone tell me if those might fit or otherwise where to buy some other brand?

    Thanks in advance!
  9. yukonjon

    yukonjon Been here awhile

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    Are you talking about having 2 long lines coming from the master cylinder down to each caliper instead of having a T where 1 line splits to 2?

    If so what is the reason for doing this?
  10. Moonsorrow

    Moonsorrow Jesus

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    Exactly!

    The reason I dont want a crossover line is becouse of some movie that circles around here of a BMW F800GS crashing becouse his front fender is launched off by some rock. The crossover line then grabbed into the front tire blocking it.
    It might be easier to bleed the air out of the brakingsystem. With the current setup it takes ages to get it right.
    And I believe it also improves the braking itself. It definetely did on my previous bike!
  11. Oddball

    Oddball Starting over

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    Same here, left is not as hot. With that said is does work well went it is cold and windy.
    Love the Rox risers.
  12. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Hey guys..

    Cross posting from the GSpot here..'cause I know they are really working with the Tiger..

    Was browsing around for some stuff for Christmas gifts and came a across a sweet deal from AltRider right now so I thought I would share. They are offering free shipping from now until Dec 21st. Your order has to be at least $350 but if you have been waiting on buying up something big this might be just the right deal you have been looking for.

    Full Disclosure, I am in no way connected with Alt Rider other than having there parts on my bike (bought from my Vegas Dealer)

    Cheers..
  13. o0synge0o

    o0synge0o Adventurer

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    I began the process picking up a new 2012 Orange XC tonight and am looking forward to putting some miles on it!

    Have you been able to compare your Leo Vince to the Arrow, Rob Dirt? I'm having a hard time finding decent quality sound clips on YouTube.
  14. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    If you go for Vince go for carbon one.
    I ended up with carbon after looking and listening to Arrow, aluminium Vince and few others. Wonderful deep tone both with and withoutr db killer and superb quality. Looks much more expensive and better made than expected at this price. Does not negatively impact performance too (with db killer) and I can only guess will need Arrow map without db killer.
  15. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    +1. I'm a big fan of the Symtec grip heaters. Easy to install, the stock grips (or other grips of your choice) go right over them, they work great, and they're a fraction of the price of the Triumph ones.

    --mark
  16. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    FYI, the reason that happened on that F800GS is because the front fender breaking loose pulled the brake line forward, causing it to snag on the knobby tire. You're right, the same thing could theoretically happen on the Tiger, but there's actually an easy solution, which I used when I rode the Trans-Lab in August.

    You can see it here -- just pull the brake lines out from the bracket formed by the fender and run them outside of it. No tools required to do this, and if the fender does get ripped off and flung forward like on that F800GS, the brake line will stay where it is because it's not connected to the fender in any way.

    [​IMG]

    --mark
  17. Moonsorrow

    Moonsorrow Jesus

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    Sometimes the solution is just so simple that you dont even think about it! Thanks for sharing ;) . Also I will be raising the fender a bit, just a precaution.

    Still, I'd prefer the single brakelines instead of all the twists the standard one has. Probably just have to find someone with a 955i and check their banjo bolts.

  18. cug

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    Personally I think spending money on a muffler for sound or power is way more crazy. You aren't getting enough more power to justify 10 bucks, and sound becomes only more annoying.
  19. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    I saw a pretty handy tip from a letter in the latest MCN. With the Symtecs or similar grip heaters, instead of taking the stock grips off and wrapping them on the bar, just put the heaters right on top of the grips and slide a pair of Grip Puppies on top. Then you don't have to deal with the metal from the handlebar sapping heat, the element is that much closer to your hand, and the install is that much easier.
  20. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    An aftermarket exhaust is lower on my priority list than other modifications, but it's still appealing to me. Hearing a good exhaust note is part of the joy of the motorcycling experience, IMO. But yeah, I agree, it's spendy for just a change in sound and maybe a little HP. Especially so for the Arrow.