Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    They are no longer made with the 'V'. But the cross brace is still too low. It should go behind the license plate. While they are the strongest racks on the market, they have some funky design flaws. Don't try to use them with a Leo Vince can, they won't fit on together. Don't ask me how I know. :D

    I like mine okay, they are the second set I've run on two different bikes. Doing it again I would probably go wolfman. You can run plastic cases or their expedition bags with them, and they tuck in close. Berg does a nice job on them.
  2. markbvt

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    Not a separate thread, no. The install was not complicated. I used the big bar adapter on the throttle side but not on the clutch side; with a little more fiddling, I wouldn't have needed it on the throttle side either. Other people have done it with the regular bar clamp.

    When you use the regular bar clamp, you can use the conical spacers at the ends of the bars that are part of the stock handguard installation, as shown here on my left-side handguard. (Also, I had to grind a little material out of the bar clamp to make it fit the bar better; I just used a Dremel.)

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    With the big-bar adapter on the right, I had to use a couple of thinner spacers to move the whole handguard assembly inboard -- that conical spacer was too wide, and the handguard wasn't long enough to mate with the big-bar adapter with that spacer in place. The thinner spacers I used were the washers used on the outer surface of the stock handguards; I just used them both together. If you put the handguard flush against the bar, it hits the throttle tube and restricts it, so you need to put something in between.

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    --mark
  3. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

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    What tank bag are you sporting there?
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    That's a Touratech strap-on That I've had for years. It didn't really fit too well so I bought the Triumph City tankbag & harness.
    It sort of "perched" on the hump of the tank and moved around too much.
    [​IMG]
  5. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    Blacktiger, so if my understanding is right, you are saying that no drilling is required? Just unscrewing the stock bar ends and screwing in the Acerbis bar ends?

  6. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the information Poweranger. Appreciate it. :clap

  7. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    Mark, I am not able to see the pictures because of some firewall at work but thanks for the inputs. I will check it out when I get home.

  8. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I noticed the flats but couldn't tell if there was a way to remove them. I may try it when I get time.
  9. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    For reals?? You can remove those funky skinny bolt inserts and then install expanding plugs like normal bars?

    That's how I would want to do it.
    I really should do something. Sooner or later I'm gonna drop the thing and it will probably break a lever when I'm in BFE.
  10. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    I believe the factory inserts allow for the heated grip wires to pass around the flatted portion of those ends. Swapping them would require a wiring workaround.
  11. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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  12. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I thought those inserts looked fairly sturdy. I just did not like the small bolt. Its only purpose on the Roadie being to hold that bar end cap thingy on. I did stick a pair of needle nose pliers in the bar end and try to unscrew the stock insert. Couldn't get it to move. But the leverage I could get with pliers was minimal. I think they are plenty strong enough to hold the handguards if you drop the bike. I know mine are on there solid. If I crash hard enough to knock one of those handguards off then the broken handguard will probably be the least of my worries.

    I still want to see someone remove them though. Just out of curiosity how they work.

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  13. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    So what is the best way to mount a Givi Monokey case on a 800XC? I see so many racks (Alt-rider, Sw-Motech, Terrortech) and then custom plates for the monokey / generic givi mount / options and options...

    Got a Trekker on the way. Going to put the one 33L as a top box for now and eventually add another and put them as side cases and add a 46L on top, but having to buy one piece at a time as I can afford it...

    I want the rack to be black to match the Tiger and the SW Motech appears to only be available in Silver powdercoat on the TT site, but the pics show black.
    There is a pretty big price difference in the difference plates and adapters. :deal
  14. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    My solution was to use an SW-Motech Alu Rack.

    I already had an Alu Rack on another bike, and already owned the Givi Monokey adapter, and already owned the SW-Motech rack extender, so it seemed like a good solution. I can only ride one bike at a time, but this makes it easy to swap stuff between bikes.
  15. lmychajluk

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  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Yes.

    Yes.


    Yes, correct. But only with the Triumph grips. If you use Oxfords or similar, like me, it's no problem.
  17. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    was looking at the STEEL Rack...

    Pictures show black, but above quote says it is silver.

    $154.98 + $19.99 for Givi Monokey Hardware.

    Searching through the pages of "what fits my bike" for 800/800XC, I don't see an alu-rack option. (Aluminum)

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    edit: terrortech has this but pics show only in silver. Not that big of a deal... for $122.60

    RZLA has Alt Rider for $151.17 but is out of stock for the Givi adapters...
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You just need to make sure that the plate you buy has been drilled to accept the Monokey adaptors http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-steel-topcase-adapter-hardware-givi-monokey-topcase and the Trekker will simply click on.
  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    if your talking about taking out the threaded inserts just remember you will shorten the bars quite drastically. you will also need to move everything in towards the center/ cut your grips. or replace the bars... maybe I'm not reading that right?
  20. cug

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    There are many plates out there. Some better, some not so. I've read about a SW Motech plate breaking behind the mounts:

    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=7420.0

    And I've seen this:

    http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,7616.0.html

    Also not a really good design. Personally I have the AltRider rear rack which I use with a Givi Mounting Kit for my Givi V46 and it works fine. I avoid heavy stuff in there and for touring I prefer side cases plus a waterproof Ortlieb duffle, but day to day the Givi/AltRider combination works great for me.