Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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  2. KiLO

    KiLO Adventure Cafe

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    I've got the same setup for my rear top case. Works great!
  3. bgoyanna

    bgoyanna n00b

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    Guys,
    I don't know if you are all aware how to get rid of the noise of the chain hitting the plastic protection under the swing arm.
    You just need to put a piece of rubber, 3M or something similar between the swing arm metal and the plastic part.
    The noise comes from the chain that hits the plastic that hits the metal of the swing arm.

    I did on my bike and other guys from a brazilian forum "Portal Big Trails" did and the noise is GONE!!! The solution came from another Tiger owner called Daniel. We own him tons of beers already for the simple solution he found out.

    One guy is already talking to a Triumph Engineer in Brazil, cause the solution is so simple that Triumph should have done this.
  4. GearHd6

    GearHd6 Been here awhile

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    Maybe they'll believe you. I posted this fix a few weeks back and people just argued with me that there was no way it could work. Good luck.
  5. The Haymaker

    The Haymaker Long timer

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    What? It's an imaginary issue that no one has heard of. Much like the stepper motor. ;]

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  6. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    :rofl:lol3
  7. bgoyanna

    bgoyanna n00b

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    I saw after moving some pages back.
    I felt that you were completely ignored.

    Well, maybe they like to hear the noise of the chain instead the sound of the engine!!! :D

    Here is the Thread that started all the discussion and the final solution from Daniel.

    http://portalbigtrails.com.br/forum/showthread.php/4722-A-corrente-bate-na-balança/page3

    One guy called Petrel, also did a hard core video to solve the chain noise. But the solution is so simple, just insert the foam by hand on between the pieces.
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Took my first ride after fitting these Maxton inserts today and the results are good.
    Couldn't feel any "bounce" at any speed. I could actually see the top of the mudguard going up and down when the forks absorbed the small bumps. The general ride quality is also improved significantly. Same ride quality as filling the forks with 5W oil but with much better damping control.
    I also rode some dirt tracks and the forks absorbed everything very well. It all felt more controlled and less crashy.
    Brilliant. Worth £426? Only time will tell but so far so good.
  9. y0y02369

    y0y02369 Long timer

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    Thanks for the input! Good to know it worked out for you!

    How was the installation?
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Really easy. The bottom bolt that holds the damping rod in undid straight way without the usual struggle. Everything supplied just replaced the OE parts.
  11. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    I have an 800xc. I'd prefer the bars about 1" narrower. Has anyone put on an aftermarket handle bar?
  12. CRFan1

    CRFan1 Been here awhile

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    I think the roadie bars are narrower than the XC bars...hopefully someone will chime in on that. If so, problem solved. :D
  13. Crab bait

    Crab bait Been here awhile

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    Hacksaw? Pipe cutter?
  14. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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    Yep, roadie has narrower handlebars. I bet you could find someone with a roadie willing to trade straight across, too.
  15. cwadej

    cwadej Keeper of the truth

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    probably not. Mine are bent from being rear ended yesterday. By a woman who was stopped at the light behind me. :kboom
  16. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    She didn't see the light????
  17. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Working on bar upgrade myself. Bought 7/8" Renthal bars, taller, more sweep....
    I opted for moto versus fat bars because the taper is a PITA with all the different RAM mounts and what not. Also love the looks and I can machine spacers myself. These or a replacement fat bar would be easy to cut, the stock bars have a plug in the end to mount guards and run the heated grip wires.

    If you cut the stock bars you'd have to either re drill the holes for the blinker and start controls, or grind the nub off to allow them to slide inboard the cut amount. Not to mention drill holes for heated grip wires.

    Note the control nub needs to be cut with new bars anyway, not into drilling a hole fo locating them.
  18. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    I just talked with Jill of K & J (Jill) Racing. They started importing Mitas Tires last fall. They are now adding the Adventure Tires to their stock and will be placing an order soon.

    So if you want Mitas tires, give them a call or send them an email with your specific tire request and they will help you out. Tell them Galen sent you-I talked with Kevin and Jill-the owners on the phone today and they seemed like really nice people.

    http://kandjracingsolutions.com/

    Galen
  19. C5INC

    C5INC Adventurer

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    After the first 30 mile ride with my new LeoVince stainless slip on, I've got a little black oil blowing out around the front of the can where the pipe slips in. Seems like it's blowing less the more I ride it. Anybody else seen this?
  20. Boianovich

    Boianovich Old and Cautious

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    Sent them an email about the E-09