Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Very nice! I plan to do something similar and have the extra option for water storage.

    BTW-I contacted HT July 2012 about them making/offering a mount and my idea was dismissed by the employee. IMO they missed an opportunity to fabricate a product which many would purchase....

    I also think we could use HT SU Rack Inner Utility/Too/Carrier System rack to mount Water/Gas containers

    http://www.happy-trail.com/Happy-Trails-SU-Inner-Tool-Utility-Shelf.aspx
  2. racerr88

    racerr88 n00b

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    Hey Guys, I just got hooked up with Fastway/PMB with their Adventure pegs! The BMW kit will work with the Tiger 800.
    Pics coming shortly
  3. Kali Trailrider

    Kali Trailrider PLATED X2

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    For sale. Same as pictured above.

    Includes mounting hardware with locking handles.

    I had this on my XR 650R that I no longer have.

    Picutures to follow.

    PM me if interested.
    I am planning on posting in the flea market this weekend.

    Thanks
  4. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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    OK, riddle me this...

    How does installing anti-vibration Rok Risers make the buzz in the handlebars worse?!

    I took the risers off this morning just to verify my observation and the bars are actually smoother without the risers. The bike has been getting smoother as it is breaking in (I still have less than 1000 miles) but I thought the anti-vibration risers would make it even better.

    I liked the ergos with the risres on so maybe I'll get some solid risers and try them?
  5. cug

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    Any installed handlebar arrangement has a resonance frequency. You change it by changing the handlebar arrangement, like different risers, different bar end weights, ...

    Get it different from the frequency of the vibes so that it doesn't react as much anymore and you reduce the vibrations in the handlebar.
  6. Ronin1

    Ronin1 Hoonigan

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    I found that the tightness of the rubber biscuit bolts made a huge difference in the vibs. Try loosening or tightening these bolts.

    Jim
  7. Kawidad

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  8. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Thanks Tonk. I used heavy duty self-tapping screws being the weight is being held vertically rather than direct hanging weight. If you look at the plate it is actually pressed in with force then secured. It's a very tight fit. The panniers I have coming are Holan's which are aluminum so I'll have to see when I get to test it out.

    Only time will tell.
  9. vintagebob

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    OK, that might be worth a try. I'll put them back on tonight.

    Do you angle the bars towards you at all?
  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Yes, interesting to see this. Have been looking at doing the exact same thing with a Kolpin pax. From what I could tell by eyeballing it there's enough clearance on the swingarm.

    I was still trying to figure out a best way to fasten the pax mount to the racks, this isn't too bad but was scheming for a little cleaner setup that's a little more solid.

    And I'm still not convinced I need more range. I guess for some long distance in out of the way places there's the potential for need. A water jug might be useful as well.

    Oh, and that weight on those racks is no big deal.

    Anyway, great work and thanks for posting it. :clap
  11. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Thanks Chris!

    I most likely will only fill it when needed reducing the wear and tear. If I had a welder I would have loved to permanently adhere it but alas I'm a budget shade-tree mechanic. I'll update as I get to use it.
  12. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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    Doh! I stripped the long bolt on the left side. Off to the dealer today for another bolt. I hope that it won't take too long to replace. :cry


    edit: Dealer says about a week.
  13. Ronin1

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    I'll post a picture of my setup later today.

    Jim
  14. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Gentlemen, (and/or Ladies)

    I will be purchasing a 2013 800xc in the next few weeks, and I am considering the factory options to add. The big one is the Arrow pipe with tune. My question is: should I save some money and go with a Leo vince pipe instead of the arrow, or is the arrow the way to go? I have seen LV pipes for less than $400, where as the Arrow is over $800. I know not really a question as far as cost, but does the arrow offer any benefits over the LV.

    My dealer of course plays the "factory option" card when I asked, citing the arrow is warranty approved blah blah blah. I don't have a preference overall, i just don't want to pay more just 'cause it's factory...


    Thanks
  15. slider162

    slider162 Been here awhile

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    Do you have anything else on your list other than a muffler? I just haven't read anything that would convince me to spend $250/HP. I would much rather have a custom Corbin seat or a Madstad windshield which will bring more comfort and enjoyment to riding the Tiger.
  16. Grover6

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    Of course. I am looking overall, at the centre stand and the skid plate, which are for sure. I am debating whether or not to get the engine crash bars or go aftermarket. The pipe w/tune is another debate. Just curious what others have found either way.

    Honestly, the pipe upgrade is not about the power for me, I like the sound and the small weight savings gained. also the look is better. That's why I think maybe the LV is a better way to go, cost wise. Just wondered if the Arrow was worth the cost?
  17. cug

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    I don't think any exhaust is worth a 4 to 5 mpg reduction in economy + 800 bucks up front. The Arrow with map would be about the last thing in the world I'd put on my bike. I have a Fuel oval exhaust ($260) to be able to run a narrower profile with my Jesse cases. And I was really reluctant doing even that.

    I have the Triumph engine bars and they protected my engine in a low speed high side I had due to hitting a deer, but next time I'd get these:

    http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/adventure-spec-crashbars-triumph-tiger-800-and-800xc.html

    Had the ones for the F800GS when I had that bike. Really good quality.
  18. Grover6

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    Thanks cug,

    I had been considering the Holan bars, but those are nice. Do they have a North America distributor?

    As for the pipe I might leave it for a season and just ride the crap outta my tiger. Still thinking on it....
  19. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Everyone I've heard of that got a LV was happy with it. I'm going back to one, returned the one I got when the bike was new because it wouldn't fit with the pannier racks. Now that issue is dealt with so will get another LV can. Like many I would not spend the money on the Arrow, it is nice, but it's too quiet and the bike has plenty of oomph stock. It's just a looks and sound thing for me. The muffler has nothing to do with the warranty on the motor.

    The centerstand is a must-have IMHO. With tubed tires it's a very handy way to get a 475lb off the ground for servicing it.

    For $150 or so I think the factory crash bars are a worthy addition. That would be a discounted price if you can twist your dealers arm for a discount.

    I also think the engine sump guard is a good value if the bike is going to see dirt. The altrider one and maybe one other are also nice, and more $$.

    I would go aftermarket on a rear rack if you need/want one. CJ Designs is very nice as is the altrider one. There are others.

    If you're going to go find dirt you'll want some different tires.

    Some want a different windscreen, so if you're going to do a lot of hiway there are good options including the factory touring screen.

    You need to project how you'll use the bike and then things will makes sense. So just get it and put some miles on it and you'll develop a sense for what you really need/want.
  20. cug

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    I don't think they do, but so far I have received the stuff I ordered from them in England faster than most stuff I ordered from US online shops ...