Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. BryanCO

    BryanCO CO Rider

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    Thanks - both fbj and jd. Looks like most (all?) crash bars leave the lever exposed.
  2. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Thanks fbj913 & blacktiger.:thumb

    I'll be doing this as spring comes around.:D

    Cheers,
    Dave
  3. JWalton

    JWalton How do I wheelie?

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    I suppose it was going to happen eventually. At least it was the brake and not the clutch! Time to upgrade. :wink: Anyone replace their levers with the break-away type yet? Fitment? Other suggestions?
    Thanks!
    -JW
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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  5. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Here's my bike a few days before I sold it. The buyer didn't want all the accessories so if anyone is interested in any of the items left, I have a thread in the fleamarket.

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  6. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Welcome to the BEST Tiger seat club! :wink:

    Funny I feel it sits right between the high/low position. When I put the stock seat on I dont feel too much lower but more flat with the Saddlemen. I would however suggest they make it a two-piece as well.
  7. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Alt-Rider Rack and Givi Tracker 33L case...

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  8. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    That seat does look comfy, but won't that channel collect water in the rain? Maybe OK in the summer to have the boys soaking in the tub, but when it's cooler out, I dunno....:(:
  9. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    After seeing these guards, I found them on sale at Motorcycle Superstore.
    Right out of the box, they appear as if they will never work, but a little reshaping in a vice, and they fit great.

    I removed the black, stock hand guard bracket and did not have to use the socket/spacer.

    and as a bonus the guards come with summer and winter plastics.

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    I may loosen the banjo bolt and turn it up a bit...
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    Summer vs winter plastics..
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  10. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    I can't find that discussion anywhere, I know I've seen here somewhere.:norton

    I have them..and I have a question..
  11. Boro128

    Boro128 Adventurer

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    Worth the money!
  12. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Anyone tried the seat two up? I am wondering how good the passenger portion works. Need to keep the wife happy on back.
  13. cledus

    cledus Adventurer

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    you looking for heat grips
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    what you say Cledus? :huh
  15. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    My ol' lady loves ours. She hates that my seat is heated. Saddlemen should offer this on such a nice machine
  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    There's a thread about it on the T800 forum somewhere. One respondent reckons his missus prefers the T800 to their previous ST1300.
  17. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    I was referring to the Saddlemen seat. No doubt the T800 has plenty of room two up. My wife prefers it over the Sprint ST for sure.
  18. Boro128

    Boro128 Adventurer

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  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    The first thing I did was mod the passenger seat. Removed the crappy gray cover (which breaks down in the sun and gets sticky) then used a grinder to dish out the middle of the seat while leaving the front full-height so as to reduce the slope into the pilot. Next glued on a sheet of 1" mid-density foam and shaped it, then applied a new cover. Together with top-box backrest it's nice and comfy now.

    If we were to do a LOT of touring I'd have a custom seat made. Or make one.

    The bike does great performance-wise with full weight. Just a non-issue.

    (Sorry for posting these again for the rest of you FF's :D )


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  20. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Couldn't agree more.

    Back from 3,000km's over 2 weeks with the wife as passenger on the stock seat.

    Nil issues performance or handling wise with gear and passenger.

    Very pleased with the big cat as a 2-up tourer.

    JM.