Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    remove the grip to do what?
  2. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    To remove the bar end that has the threaded insert.
  3. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Yes. The flats for a spanner are right next to the end of the bar.
  4. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Yes. They dont seem to be a common choice. ?? Thoughts? Protection, appearance, etc. Trying the decide between the AltRider and SW-Motech. Already have the AltRider rack and bash plate.

    Thanks!
  5. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    No you don't need to. Take the bar ends/outer pieces of the hand guards off and get a standard crescent wrench. The threaded inserts have two flat sides on the very outside edge so you can screw them out.
  6. JD

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    G'day

    Before buying the bike I looked at all the different crash bars available and for me it was a toss up between the SW Motech and Altriders.

    When I picked up the bike from a dealer 3hrs from home there just happened to be a guy a few suburbs away from the dealer who had all the Altrider gear in stock, so that's what I went with.

    The Altrider bars, although pricey, seemed really solid in their construction and the way they mounted, and turned out to be easy to fit.

    They seem to offer similar protection to the SW Motech bars if your tiger decides to have a lie down for a while.

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    Having said that, there is no reason I wouldn't have bought the SW Motech's apart from the inconvenience of having to order them from a supplier on the other side of the country. There are a couple of guys over here currently riding their tigers around OZ that swear by them.

    Cheers,
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  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    You better buy a new shift lever ahead of time with this set up... I destroyed mine when I went down in some grass. I carry two!

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  8. bluesman

    bluesman Long timer

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    I disagree! This is perfectly serviceable gear lever! :lol3 Just need some work with back side of axe on roadside stone! :lol3

    Good it is not aluminium! :wink:
  9. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    oh i bent it back, i had to get home somehow. rode it "fixed" for a few weeks. much more bending though and I'm afraid she would snap. its not so much the steel but the lever from the motor... that area isn't as thick as the rest... the one in the pic is now my back up.
  10. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    You didn't take the necessary precautions. A simple "Brake Snake" may have prevented your lever from bending double.
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    And/or buy a Touratech folding lever which is thicker to start with.
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  11. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    you mean like this? :D

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  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Bingo!!:thumb
    But....the reason I do mine like I do is that it helps prevent branches going in and getting wedged behind the lever. I learnt that the hard way. It sent me over the bars.
  13. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Well now know I will need to brake snake the T800 when I get it. Should probably hook up the Girlie now. I went through three gear shift levers on my XR before I wised up and safety wired the shifter and brake pedal.
  14. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    hey guys, here's a noob question.
    I like/want to change for the folding Touratech shift lever.
    Is it as easy as bolt off/on?

    Thanks,
    Dave.
  15. BryanCO

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    Do you have the AltRider bars? I see the lever in the pic...
  16. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    yes and no. the lever will simply bolt on bolt off but then you will need to adjust the position of the lever. its easy.
  17. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    when i went down in the grass i had the triumph bars. now i have happy trails bars.
  18. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Yes. Just remove the plastic kick guard and you'll see what needs to be done to get the OE one off. Loosen the lock nut on the rose joint and spin off the OE lever. Then it's simply a reverse assembly. To adjust the height of the lever loosen the lock nut on the top rose joint as well and twiddle the rod one way or the other. The rod has a left hand thread one end and a right hand thread the other, unlike the BMW I owned where you had to completely remove the lever to adjust the height. German engineering? Absolute rubbish!:puke1
  19. ducnut

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    Are you implying that the HT bars keep the lever sufficiently off the ground?
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I don't know. I was just answering the question about the bars I had on at the time...