Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have that one - works just fine. It just about covers the Tigger with the hard bags attached and it covers the things on the bike I want covered overnight. I don't care too much about the bike getting wet - just means I can leave my sheepskin cover on the seat and my tank bag on the bike etc.
  2. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Well, I have one of the former ones and it's a big PITA. It's too skinny, fussy to setup, highly demanding, requires multiple pairs of shoes, and seems to fly off all the time leaving the bike exposed. I wouldn't recommend one at all unless you just want to look at it.




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  3. RedEnvy

    RedEnvy n00b

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    Just completed the deal on trading in my BMW 650GS for the new Special Edition Triumph Tiger XC...whoop!

    Ordered the OEM Fogs, heated grips and engine crash bars.

    Just wondering if I need the bigger windshield...thoughts?

    (using on and off road....80% / 20%)
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Congrats on getting rid of that German rubbish.
    You will need a taller, better screen but don't get the Triumph Touring screen as it's crap. On your side of the pond the Madstad seems favourite.
  5. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    You'll love it :thumb


    I have both the standard and the touring shield, works great for me.


    btw I'm 5-10 if that helps
  6. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I wouldn't go with a bigger windshield. I'm 6'4" and I did the "Browneye" windscreen mod to mine. It on here somewhere. It basically involves drilling different mounting holes and lowering the stock windscreen.

    It really cleaned up the air and buffeting for me. I would recommend trying this before spending $ on a different screen.

    JG
  7. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Woohoo!! Welcome! :wings

    yeah as mentioned, i wouldn't go with with the windshield quite yet...the madstad have great reviews in IMO looks horrible. I will be doing the Browneye mod as well! :p
  8. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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  9. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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  11. RedEnvy

    RedEnvy n00b

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    Thanks for all the advise gang....!!!
  12. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    Thank you. I just wanted to make sure I bought one that fit well. The above half cover comes in Medium, Large and X-Large... Any idea what size yours is??? Thanks.
  13. BlueM00se

    BlueM00se 'Cuse LAX Fan

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    I think mine is a medium. It fits snug, going over the stock windscreen and the stock rear rack. This leaves it suspended over the seat, but with a bungee to the right peg it keeps everything dry. If you have a larger screen or rear rack, or if you want it to drop down lower, you might want to go with a large.
  14. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    Got a Leo Vince in and i have read a lot about different tunes for when the db killer is out. Read that you keep the standard tune for db kill in it but when you remove it to go louder, haering mixed reviews on keeping standard map or go for the Arrow map to prevent a lean condition. Can anyone tell me what they have for map with the db removed? Any issues to be aware of? Thanks
  15. Stop_Watch

    Stop_Watch Stop Waiting

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    I had a question several pages back about the difference between the 800XC handlebar and the Tiger Explorer handlebar; I understood there was a difference but was curious what the differences were. So, I rode up to my local Triumph dealer and sat on an Explorer for a while and thought that bar might eliminate an uncomfortable angle in my wrists caused by the stock 800XC bar...so I ordered one.

    Here are a couple of pictures showing the difference between the bars. The Explorer bar is the wider/more swept one. It was hard to register the bars to some common point or angle for the photos, but they're pretty close in these shots.

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    I have found the Explorer bar to be much more comfortable. With the stock bar, a 300 mile day would have my wrists barking at me, not so with the new bar. The angle of sweep is, for me, completely neutral (natural?). If I were to put my arms out and have a handlebar fall readily to hand, the Explorer bar is pretty darn close. For reference, I am around 5'-9" and of average to slight stature with a normal arm length.

    There was one locating hole that had to be drilled, but otherwise they were a direct bolt-on. I also installed Barkbusters (with Moose Racing mounts to clear the brake line), factory heated grips and a hybrid auxiliary light system of Mondo Motors LED lights coupled with a factory fog light harness and switch. I only wanted to take the cockpit apart and remove the tank once so I did it all at the same time.




    (And on a side note, how does an almost 2,700 post thread under this heading, a 1,000 post "Problems" thread, a 19, 500 reply "Triumph Tiger" thread and a 19,500 "Triumph Scrambler" thread not justify a Triumph or Tiger sub forum of its own? Man, it's hard to find any information in this and the other Tiger threads. They're all so big and cross-pollinated with topics it's almost impossible to find anything.)
  16. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I have Arrow tune with LV pipe. DB killer in or out, it is same tune. Very drone-y with DB killer out. I put the USFS insert back in. Like it so much better.

    JG
  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Excellent!! I think I'll order a set of explorer bars. They're a bit low standing up too. I'm 5-10, 31" inseam.

    And you're right about the threads. ADV has a horrible search function as well. Google works pretty well though, just type this in the search window: site:advrider.com [search term] Search term could be: 'tiger 800 bars' - for example. You'll find all the pertinent posts come up as results.
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I've mailed the "Mods"about this a couple of times now and still nothing. Perhaps they need numbers so get posting. advmin@gmail.com
  19. Hail_TX

    Hail_TX Middle Aged Crazy

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    What am I missing? There are tons of great bikes out there that don't have their own sub forums.
  20. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    That Google "technique" finds the needle almost everytime.