Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. Tonk

    Tonk Broken Adventurer

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    I just ordered my HT Racks yesterday and plan on putting a Rotopax on the left inner. It looks like a 1 gallon should fit but I was hoping to get a 1.75 in there. That's probably wishful thinking tho and maybe I'll just go 1 gallon with a small tool tube stuck in close. I'll install the rack and then order what fits.
  2. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Please post up pics whoever gets to this mod first. :norton
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    best i can explain is that instead of having my caribou top box on the caribou top plate i am going to fab a plate to set on top of the caribou top plate. i really only bought the top box for the wife to lean against. this summer i am going to all soft bags. anyway, i will use the fasteners that attach to the caribou attachments. then put the rotopax on top of that. then if i still need space i will set a wolfman bag on top of the rotopax. this way everything is immediately detachable. it also keep the weight in line with the bike and i can fit a bigger rotopax. i could even overlap the passenger seat a bit since the plate will be detachable.



    i put a buddy's 1 gallon up in the rack just to see and it seemed like it would fit pretty good. idk, let us know what you figure out. I ended up putting a tool tube in the space.
  4. eng42

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    That's an excellent statement. When someone tells me something is "easy" or "tough", the first thing I want to know is where they are coming from. If they are (or were) a serious dirt-biker, their definition of easy is a lot different than someone who's only ridden street bikes.

    I've found, so far, that my 955i Tiger will do just fine on about anything that you would consider driving a pickup on.

    If I look at something with my dirt-bike trained eyes and think "well, we're going to need a little speed, here", then it's NOT something you want to attempt with a 500-pound anything.
  5. abruzzi

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    I may be buying a used 800xc sight unseen. There is a local bike with Jesses I've ridden so in know I like the bike, but the one I'm looking at has the the triumph panniers. I've heard iffy things, but I can't find any close up photos or videos showing what the pannier attachment points look like or how they work. Has anyone found any better info online? Google has so far failed me.

    Geof
  6. ducnut

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    If the pictures aren't in this thread, then, they're in the Tiger 800 thread. Basically it's just two plastic hooks, at the top of the pannier, that hook into rails on either side of the bike. If you've seen the 1050's OEM panniers, they attach the same way.
  7. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Or very similar to the 2005 Tigers that I had.
  8. burmbuster

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    If they attach like the Sprint ST panniers then I can't imagine they are good for off road.:eek1
  9. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    Mmm, 1000 pages to look through... I'm diving in now.

    Geof
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Hey Geoff, don't let that spoil your purchase. If they work for you, they work. If they don't, well, change them. From what I've seen the mounts are the weak point BUT I've also seen that the panniers fall off in a spill and, therefore, don't get damaged. You'll love the bike.
  11. Kawidad

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    They aren't. :wink:
  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    A friend of mine has the OEM luggage. He's hit them so hard on stumps and other shit that they are dented. They have a bad name because of one video that made in on the internet. If you crash, anything can happen to any kind of luggage.
  13. abruzzi

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    Thanks. I finally found most of the pics I was looking for here:

    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1670.0.html

    I used to have a 2003 Tiger 955i with the factory bags. They sucked, so I mounted up some cheap aluminum bags. These look less than ideal (#1 complaint, I prefer top loading.) but should do for a few years.

    I think I'm 99% on the bike, but first someone has to buy my Landcruiser...

    Geof
  14. 3Putt

    3Putt Is that a gimmie?

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  15. ducnut

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    I agree.

    Side-loading bags are a PITA, for anything. Going to the grocery store is especially bad.
  16. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    These were just dropped off by UPS today. Multi Concept X-Pro handguards and Rox 2" risers. I will post up pics when I get them mounted. I really like the Acerbis handguards. I have used them on my quads for years and they can take a good beating. Not a bad deal either for 80 bucks they come with both sizes of deflectors.

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  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Let us know how they fit. If it's good I'll order out a set. $150 for BB is just stupid.


    BTW, on the side-loading bags, if you use stuff sacks and bag up your cargo in modules it's a non-issue. Been using pelican style boxes for years now without issue. But yeah, on the sidestand, opening the left case has your shit falling out. :lol3
  18. T

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    Mine just took some minor alterations (notice the small socket :D) to fit the XC. They seem to be quite sturdy and priced right.

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  19. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip. I will see how mine work out on the Roadie.
  20. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    They fit up just fine. I tweaked the bend a small amount in the vise so the surfaces bolted up flat on the end of the bars and the bar brackets. The Rox risers worked great also. Plenty of cable and brake line to raise the bars the 2"

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