Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. Seventy One

    Seventy One Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I was under the impression that this piece was going to be much stronger than it really is.

    I would have prefered to be able to lift it up and roll it out of the way at the end of the season.
  2. vanjoosten

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    New Leo Vince Pipe, BMC Air Filter, and Factory Arrows Tune

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8621863465/" title="Untitled by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8621863465_c964bcbcf1.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Untitled"></a>

    Air filter was not as easy I as had expected...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8621864971/" title="Untitled by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8621864971_a9ff2f30f9.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Untitled"></a>

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    I'm LOVING this setup! The sound and extra power are just right. The Arrows tune fattens it up nicely, but it does make it a bit more thirsty.
  3. ducnut

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    Call Rudy at Sargent, direct. He should be able to help you.
  4. lmychajluk

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  5. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Nice! I was looking into that filter as well. Have you considered using the UNI pre-filter as well? I'd love to hear your after-use report of how long it took dirt abuse and how dirty it was.

    Good luck!
  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I use a DNA air filter (same as that one and the K&N) with the pre-filter as well. After 6000 miles the prefilter was black with dirt but the DNA filter was as clean as it was when I fitted it. Seems their claim that the pre-filter takes 95% of the dirt out is more than true.
  7. timbercat

    timbercat Texas ADV Rider

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    Not familiar with them but would like to hear your option if you install them.
  8. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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    I find it baffling that a motorcycle designed in a country with 160 to 200 days per year of measurable rainfall comes equipped with inadequate fenders. The issue is to prevent spray on the front of the engine and exhaust pipes and especially crud from being deposited all over the rear of the bike and luggage while riding in the rain; form over function, I suppose. As an engineer, I find this approach to design to be disagreeable but usually relatively simple to improve upon.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    Pyramid Plastics and Triumph, and probably other suppliers, provide front fender extenders. I went for the Pyramid Plastics version, having had success with this company’s products in the past. Just clean and roughen the surfaces of both the extender and the inside of the fender, use a good quality epoxy, clamp overnight and all’s good:
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    A rear fender extender presented more of a challenge. Triumph lists a fender extender kit on its web site, variously as P/N A9708214 or PFKL2061167. I placed several orders with both Triumph dealers and non-dealer web sites, only to learn that the kit was not available. One supplier even suggested that Triumph may have pulled the product due to concerns of one sort or another; there may be some truth to this opinion.
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    I was tempted to design my own rear fender extender but decided to visit the local dealer’s parts department one more time, Foothills Triumph in Lakewood, CO. The counter person got creative: “Yes, the rear fender kit is not available, but that is due to the reflector fasteners being out of stock, the extender itself can be ordered.” Apparently, this is a stock item on Tiger 800s that are delivered to New Zealand and Australia. The part number is T2302037, the price $29 and it was promised to arrive within a week. I was skeptical that it could be that easy, but surprise, surprise, the part came in and was as promised.
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    There were no instructions in the package nor on the Triumph web site with instructions, which I have used for other OEM parts. On the UK Tiger 800 web site in December of 2011, “tigertom” gave installation instructions. About the only thing that gave tigertom trouble was the need for longer license plate bolts, which was not necessary for my unit, leading to a conclusion that some re-design may have taken place.
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    So here are my instructions:
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    First remove the side reflectors and rear reflector, the license plate and two bolts hidden behind the license plate. Then remove the inner fender panel, two bolts. The panel will fall right out in your hands:

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    Slide the new larger fender extender into the same location as the panel you just removed. It snaps into the existing fender / license plate holder and stays in place, even without fasteners:

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    Install the two bolts below the seat (the bolts that held in the original inner fender panel) and the center fastener below the license plate, the fastener that held the reflectors in place, use the side reflectors if you wish. There are two additional holes behind the license plate for bolts to tighten the new extender to the existing fender. The bolts that were removed earlier will fit but you will need to provide your own nuts and washers as these bolts fastened on to clip-nuts in the removed inner fender panel and these don’t fit on the new part. Then install your license plate with the same fasteners that you already used for the license plate.

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    One additional item: the rear deflector. It is held in place by barbed-type washers on two plastic posts on the deflector housing. The barbed washers can easily be removed with a bit of care, using pliers and a flat-bladed screw driver. Slip the reflector on to the new fender extender, re-use the barbed washers and you are all done. Total time for this work should be less than 15 minutes. Pretty good deal for $29 plus tax.<o:p></o:p>

    Now for the next form-over-function design flaw: does anybody have a good and solid solution for adding about 3” to the chain guard to prevent chain lube to be slung all over the rear of the bike?<o:p></o:p>
  9. vanjoosten

    vanjoosten Been here awhile

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    Did you see any drop in performance from the pre filter? Also, I'm curious about water intrusion once the air snorkel is removed.
  10. vanjoosten

    vanjoosten Been here awhile

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    I just ordered these 30mm risers from Wild @ Heart

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8631071361/" title="triumphhandlebarrisers by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8124/8631071361_a041afdd40.jpg" width="299" height="331" alt="triumphhandlebarrisers"></a>

    I love the clean look! Has anyone else used them?
  11. ducnut

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    +1
  12. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    None at all.
    It should be better in resisting water as the pre-filter is oiled whereas the snorkel just has big holes.
  13. vanjoosten

    vanjoosten Been here awhile

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    I have the factory Triumph Adventure Tank Bag and Mount installed on my 800 XC, but I find that it is better to use as a Tail Mount if I'm not using any luggage. I'm not sure if anyone else has any mounting systems, so I thought I'd share mine.

    The magnet on the bag is super strong so I made and test fit a metal plate to see if it would hold in the rear:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8634045850/" title="Untitled by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8634045850_b5e3d68caa.jpg" width="374" height="500" alt="Untitled"></a>

    That worked like a charm so I sprayed it with a rubber coating and riveted it in place:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8632938997/" title="Untitled by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8404/8632938997_ceb3d189d2.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Untitled"></a>

    As you can see it is a great fit:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8634046246/" title="Untitled by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8634046246_e71e10f636.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Untitled"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8632939415/" title="Untitled by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8395/8632939415_6d868bb3b1.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Untitled"></a>

    I also cut off the stock loops and added a couple of straps to the front to secure it:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42535673@N04/8632938859/" title="Untitled by vanjoosten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8253/8632938859_795e350425.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Untitled"></a>

    I hope this helps anyone else looking to do the same!
  14. Kawidad

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    Nice posting and nice bike. :clap

    On the front fender extender: I and most people use the outdoor rated 2 sided tape. It is very tough and is known to last literally forever. Anyway, epoxy works, if you select the right one, but they all aren't created equally. :evil

    The rear fender extender is interesting. However, I can see why it's not on US (EU?) market bikes. That's because it doesn't have the side reflectors, which are DOT mandated. That requirement is only for bikes sold and AFAIK is not an owner mandate, but could be in some states.

    As to the chain lube, at the risk of sounding snarky, which I'm not trying to be, but you should use a modern chain lube that does not fling off everywhere. The proper chain lubes are rather tidy and have minimal waste. For me, I like to apply it, let it soak/dry and then blow it with my air compressor in one hand and a rag in the other. I rarely lube them on the road, but that's me. :freaky
  15. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    nice and clean, good work
  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Pretty slick!!! :clap
  17. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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    Thanks for your kind words, Kawidad,

    I do not like the double-sided tape approach for the front fender extender because the tape acts as a spacer, preventing a tight, good fit. Different strokes - I have used the epoxy approach on a number of bikes with no ill effects. Also, in my experience, the double-sided tape that Pyramid Plastics uses is not very sticky and I don't trust it.

    The OEM rear side reflectors can easily be re-used, I just don't care for the looks of them and left them off. The reflectors are mounted on a single bracket which bolts onto the lower center bolt, below the license plate. A bit of bending is required but the bracket and the reflectors will fit like designed for it, and probably were.

    Chain lube: I use the DuPont teflon lube, apply it to the chain when hot, wipe the chain with brake cleaner and I still get splatter all over the rear of the bike. Not bad but definitely bothersome to me.
  18. lmychajluk

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    Anyone replace the bulbs in the OEM Triumph Fog Lights? It's an H3 bulb, but the replacements I got have a wider spade connector than the OEM Osram bulb (which seems odd, because even 'aftermarket' Osram bulbs seem to still have the wider connector). How did you go about connecting them?

    If the wider blade is the 'standard', I'd just as soon cut the 'mini' one off the housing side wire and replace it with a normal size female spade connector, but that wire in there is pretty short, and it has an odd (to me) 'cloth' sheath rather than the typical plastic, so I'm not sure I'll be able to strip it and get a new connector attached very neatly. I can also make up a mini to standard blade 'adapter', but it seems kind of tight in that housing. Or, I have some Posi-Locks - should I just cut both ends off and PosiLock the wires together (keeping in mind my comment above about stripping the housing-side wire).

    What say you?
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    I'd take a tool to the spade connector for the new bulb, and work it down to match the dimensions of the original bulb's spade connector.
  20. RED05

    RED05 Are we there yet?

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    If you find yourself shifting lots and don't like to put your foot on the foot peg this is the shift lever for you.
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