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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Xcountry-Rider, Nov 4, 2012.
Good point. Bought the filter before I even took delivery of the bike.
IIRC, it was $32.50.
Installed a 17th front sprocket yesterday. So much smoother on the highway. I don't due much mud with this bike, just gravel roads. Should be just fine on the low end. Added benefit is not needing to double shift in the low gears now.
Would you comment on the price, where you got it, RPM at 65 or 70?
Ebay, Sunstar 40417, $30
Drops a bit more than 400 rpm's in each gear
Renthal is the brand everyone is using on the triumph site, but I couldn't find a dealer. So much better on the highway. Driving around town in 4th or 5th, not 6th.
In March this happened to my 12', totaled...
Just got this 13' XC Wednesday, lots of garage time with plenty of cerveza since...
Wow, new bike already. So you got insurance worked out eh?
I've been eyeballing my HT racks and Kolpin pac and trying to figure out doing the same thing. My major concerns were whether it would clear the swingarm on full compression, and the best way to fasten the mount. Looks pretty secure there, although I'm not sure about miles and miles of washboard.
The other concern was whether you could get the tank off the mount up in there. It all works huh?
I'm not sure I need that much fuel capacity. I guess for some offroad stuff or northern territories it would prove beneficial. I was also thinking of a tool box or tube there. Definitely something is needed, it's just stupid extra space. What do you think of the HT shelf and bag? I'm thinking it would be dirty all the time, and wet if it rained at all.
Anyway, looks good!
If they made a 1GAL option it would have been optimal. The base mount stays but the retaining align handle DOES need to be fully unscrewed and removed and then the tank has to be tilted out but nothing that needs to be forced. Works great for what was intended.
I used steel as the mounting plate, heavy duty self-tapping screws on top and medium duty on the bottom as the majority of weight/pull is from the top area. If they shear then I can upgrade to grade 8 bolts...we'll see.
Since you already have the same setup I would suggest you take a whack at it, it wasn't too hard.
The HT inner rack option looks flimsy and doesn't really accommodate my needs as i already had the fuel can. I can see a tool bag but not 10lbs of fuel.
Good luck bro!
I have been wondering the same thing in regard to where the swing arm ends up at full compression. I have the Wolfman setup with the Rotopax to the out side but I have been wondering if I can move it to the inside. I am now realizing i should be able to look up the amount of suspension travel she has and measure while it is up on the center stand and find out myself. You may want to do the same before you possibly find out the hard way.
Yeah. We saved a lot of money on shipping with the group buy. I think the shipping maxed out for less than what it costs to ship two filters to the USA individually. It cost us a little more than a dollar per filter to bring them over and I entered the order online and they were here in about a week and a half.
Visually the distance from the tire to the rear well is just a tad larger than the distance from the swingarm to the tank lower edge. I dont belive the tire can even come close to touching the actual plastic well.
I took a ride yesterday evening over some large speed bumps and watched the action, doesnt even come close.
I've seen very little mention of tail racks in this thread. In fact I don't think I have seen anyone say anything about a tail rack? Pretty basic piece of kit, but I'd like to know if anyone has any specific rants or raves about the one they have.
I have the SW Motech rear rack...works great for it's intended use. It also has threaded holes for a top box
Here's the pic, I have a net over it
Strange, as I also have an SW-Motech rear rack, but it is quite different from yours.
Here is a link to the one I have:
It accepts the multiple adapters using cam-lock quarter turn fasteners. I use that feature to attach a Givi adapter plate - http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-alu-rack-topcase-adapter-plate-givi-kappa-monokey and a Givi tail bag, or to attach the SW-Motech rack extender - http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-alu-rack-topcase-adapter-plate-for-attaching-soft-luggage
SW Motech Alu Rack all the way, its a brilliant peice of kit.
The alu rack requires no holes to be drilled in the stock tail cover (unlike the triumph sliding carriage kit)
I have 3 different adaptor plates that each fit with 3 quarter-turn fastners.
One to suit my Givi top box.
One for the SW Motech Trax top box.
One is a flat plate to suit a soft roll bag/tent.
They even do (yes I did buy one) a cover that plugs the T-shaped hole so everything looks neat when there is no adaptor plate fitted.
edit: The good thing about the Alu rack is that the Triumph 10 litre city tailpack and the Triumph 50 litre adventure tailpack can both (independantly of course) still be fitted to the rear rack. They just sit about an inch higer that being clipped to the standard plastic rear cover.
caribou luggage and rack on mine. it works gooder.
Altrider or CJ Designs. Either bolt to the existing mounts, both work for whatever else you wanna bolt on there, top box, mount, pax, etc. Or just strap on a soft bag. I have the latter, got a raw one for $100 from them. I think the PC ones are about $135.
I never see mine because the seahorse 720 is bolted on. I would probly take it off now and then, but it's wifey's backrest too and just never know when she's gonna want to tag along. Besides, I've become addicted to the top box...so freakin' handy.
Just received my alt rider rack today, very very nice! I've been waiting to order a sump guard until I was able to see the Alt rider tail rack, Ill be buying their sump guard now as well.
I'm an aviation technician and consider myself a pretty good judge on sheet metal type things, this rack is near perfect.
Chris, where did that back rest come from? That looks very cool.
Just handi-work. Piece of 3/8" cabinet-grade plywood, 1" foam, upholster over it, mount with a couple of SS screws at the bottom and 2" aluminum angle. I used the same vinyl as the new seat cover for the pillion came from.
It looks to be an odd angle, but had wifey sit there and adjusted it to where it sits flat to her back. Fastened down there.
Seat mod was to dish out the existing foam which reduced the slope a lot - left the front of it full height. Then glued a 1" layer of foam and shaped it to the seat-edge profile, made new cover. I'm not a pro at sewing, so you can tell by the stitches it's a DIY job.
We're good for a couple of hundred miles a day now.