Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    So I'd need to get the Altrider plate and then the adapters from another source since RevZilla and others seem to be out of them. Hate to pay shipping but apparently I can't get everything from one vendor...
  2. cug

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    I got the plate from Revzilla and the Givi kit from AltRider. It's nearly a year ago though. They are both great to deal with. I had some trouble with the fitment first but AltRider send a new plate that then was absolutely perfect. Maybe their first "setup Tiger" had some unusual spacing there ...
  3. Seventy One

    Seventy One Tick Magnet

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    Wolfman has one in black. http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/Top_Racks/index_Top_Racks.html
  4. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I was looking for a way to avoid drilling and tapping. While I've had good success with that process I just thought removing those threaded inserts and using standard mounting expanders would be better. Then again, maybe not.
  5. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Pliers???? Those things are in there tight. I do know they come out because a friend of mine got them out of his TEX bars. Just need to use the correct size spanner on those flats.
  6. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    We have another group buy going on for the UNI pre filter for extending the life of the stock air filter. We are closing the group buy and placing the order at the end of February next week. If anyone is interested in joining this group buy or is looking for more information here is a link to the page. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818121&page=14
  7. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Looks I can get it all from AltRider. That may be the way to go.
  8. TekurRides

    TekurRides Adventurer

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    Yes, you can. That's what I did. I even got the Givi V46 from them. The plates are solid and the top case can be mounted and unmounted within seconds. I would highly recommend this setup. One small thing I noted are some poke marks at the back end of the plate where the box seems to be poking the plate somehow. Still need to investigate this further.

  9. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I just checked the exploded view of the bars in my service manual and it appears that is exactly what you would have to do. This explains a lot as I thought the inner threaded part really looked to be machined or cast directly to the bar. But it appears the entire end spins off and would shorten the bars.



    Yes the drilling and tapping was a little more time consuming than I wanted to spend but it's winter here in Michigan and I did not have anything else to do. But I do not think you should worry. Those stock ends seem very sturdy. I just wanted the larger bolt for more thread grip and the counter sunk head to fit properly in the guard.
  10. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    :lol3 I thought I might get chastised about the pliers comment a little. I just happened to have them in my hand and thought I would try. Not realizing the entire bar end is all one piece. Anyway I'm glad I didn't break it free it. I am guessing the grip would have to come off first anyway?
  11. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I am going with the AltRider also and noticed the same thing with Revzilla not having the stock. To bad because it would save me close to 20 bucks shipping getting it from Revzilla.
  12. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Just placed my order for everything from AltRider. I will still get it. it will still work. Just cost more... had some Zilla points with Revzilla that I can't seem to find anything to use them on. :D Oh well... ride on!
  13. cug

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    I've added a few more rubber bumpers on the bottom of the case to also prevent rattling a bit better. Works quite well now. Although I will buy a smaller top case in the near future as the V46 feels "like a small planet following you" (Quote from somebody here on ADV Rider, forgot who it was). :lol3
  14. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Another option is the CJ Designs tail rack, which I've got on my Tiger (and which is made by an ADV inmate, cjracer).
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752050

    Excellent piece of kit. Very sturdy and stable.

    --mark
  15. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    +1 on the CJDesigns tail rack. I mounted my Pelican case by putting carriage bolts through the slotted as shown in the attached thread. Makes for a very secure lockable case.
  16. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Just received my black AltRider rack from Revzilla. Very nice!

    The free shipping and Zilla points/$ (essentially 5% store credit -- $5 for every $100 spent) is also nice...
  17. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Anyone have the AltRider crash bars? Don't recall seeing any when reading through the various threads. Ya, need to search....
  18. JD

    JD Been here awhile

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  19. deptom

    deptom Adventurer

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    Followed your advise Rob Dirt. Had to ask a couple of mates to help me out with the install together with a few other TT farkles.

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  20. DropinParts

    DropinParts XR1200's Rule

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    I wanted to let you guys know about the Saddlemen one piece seat I just purchased from Revzilla.
    I'm a big guy and the riders portion of the stock two piece seat is too short for me (front to back). My butt is partially on the passenger seat, which after 30 minutes feels like I'm leaning on a sawhorse.

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    Because the riders portion of the Saddlemen seat tapers back about 1 1/2", it is MUCH more comfortable.
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    Very well made, very comfortable. I've bought a lot of farkles and this is the one I am most happy with.
    The only thing I thought might be a drawback was that it does not have the option to be placed in the higher position like the stock seat. It only mounts in the low position, but turned out not to be a problem at all.

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    The seat installed straight out of the box. No hardware to move over from the stock seat.
    The weather has only allowed me to get out for an hour ride last week and that was the most comfortable ride I have taken on the Tiger. :D