Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. Wandering Dane

    Wandering Dane We are the luckiest guys

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    You are correct on all accounts and I knew it before purchasing the heated grips.

    The reasons I chose the Oxford units were Oxford's four levels of heat settings vs. only two for the factory Triumph and lower cost. I had already decided to install the fuse box so the factory plug was not a factor either way.
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  2. burmbuster

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    I have the SW Motech bars. My friend has the same bike and the Triumph bars. Both sets use the same mounting holes on the engine from what I see. The mounting points come with the plugs in them and its purposely there for the bar systems to attach. You are correct. They do not share the same the same structure or principal. The Triumph is better in that regard only due to it covering a smaller area that still leaves too much of the rest of the bike exposed. I agree, the Holans look really nice. If its a high speed off, then all bets are off the table for ANY bars. If its low speed or a simple parking lot fall, then I am putting my faith in the SW Motech, Holans, or some other bar system that covers the top as well as the bottom. My friend had a low speed spill and his radiator was damaged due to no upper protection.:deal
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  3. hh97

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  4. bluesman

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    you didn't read my post carefully. I suggessted triumph bars plus touratech tank rad bars.t
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  5. bluesman

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    damn those smartphone keyboards. I tried to type more,.i meant that i agree about need to protect tnk and rad but nobody seem to read whole setup i proposed. i agree that reasion triumph bar look safer is because they kinda short
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  6. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    Another farkle you should consider is the Barkbusters hand guards. The stock XC hand guards collapse in a tip over and can bend and brake clutch and brake levers. I've got a tip broken off one and another bent lever because of this. Both happened within the first two months of owner ship.

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  7. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    The stock guards on the XC are not sturdy enough. I bent one lever and broke the tip off another level in the first couple months of ownership. If the bike falls over they just collapse and impact the levers causing damage. After market options exist to fix this but not a very large selection.

    Touratech Guards go for $130

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    Bark Busters Guards go for about 165.

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    Tusk D-Flex Handguard with needed big bar adapter goes for 80 bucks

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    HDB Billet Handguards go for 150 bucks

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    Acerbis guards go for 84 bucks.

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  8. Xcountry-Rider

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  9. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    The Tusk D-Flex Handguards/Spoilers although have a kind of funky look seem to provide the best protection per dollar spent. I like the Barkbusters but not sure they are worth the extra expense given they are twice and much doe as the Tusk D-Flex. The touratech guards seem to be just the spoiler with out a reenforced spine like the Tusk and Barkbuster guards, So probably aren't work the money.
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  10. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I swapped out the XC's stock guards for the Barkbusters with Storm shields. I was impressed by how easily they fitted on; I had, in prior installs of handguards, always suffered at least some measure of difficulty or fabrication.
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  11. Xcountry-Rider

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  12. advtenn

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    Nice thread, I'm still trying to decide on which guards to install.

    I did read that in order to use the HDB guards, that they require the use of the ROX risers.
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  13. Marsh Tiger

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    Are the stock bar ends threaded? How hard are they to remove. I have The Acerbis installed and they worked OK with the stock bar ends. I want to redo them this winter, just wanted a little heads up if they are a bitch to remove.
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  14. backwoodsKLR

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    Stopped by dealership today and added the Adventure tank bag to my order....

    Looked at a set of Givi Trekker luggage a friend had on a 955 tiger.
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  15. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    A nice thing abut the Tusk D-Flex Handguards/Spoilers is that the spoilers are replaceable for 30 bucks if they get all scratched up.

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  16. Drunk_Uncle

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    I have the twisted throttle barkbusters on my 955i Tiger and they were on my XB12 Ulysses. I went down quite a bit in the dirt on the Uly and the Barkbusters held up well and earned their money.
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  17. bluesman

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    As promised - photo with Triumph OEM bars + Touratech tank/rad bars in black

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  18. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Cool. That looks like it should protect everything. Are the upper bars in the way if maintenance access?

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  19. markbvt

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    That's my Tiger pictured there; I'm really liking the Tusk handguards. They're rock solid, and with the large spoilers installed, they actually do a great job of keeping wind/weather off my hands.

    By the way, the big bar adapter isn't really required. The Tusk handguards can be installed without it with a little fiddling.

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  20. precarious

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    I tanked it hard on the Acerbis Rallye guards, and they saved my controls. Rugged stuff. But those HDB guards look pretty cool. When I do it again, I'll be getting those.