Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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  2. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    I dunno why you all feel the need for a throttle lock. The throttle on these is so light that just resting your hand on it holds it steady.
  3. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    I never expected it to control a steady speed. It was installed to allow me to relax that hand on long trips. I like being able to take the hand off the bar, or at least keep a relaxed grip. Something that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

    I just make the Kaoko snug enough to hold the throttle in a set position, but loose enough to be able to roll the throttle easily on or off. I got used to riding like this on an '86 BMW K75C, where you just had to install the BMW nylon-tipped throttle-lock set screw into the threaded hole designed into the control, and it did the same thing. Every bike I have done long road miles on since has had something like this installed. There are plenty of options out there with a wide range of pricing.

    If you want cruise control there are systems available and other models of bike that offer that.
  4. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  5. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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  6. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    I tried the Go Cruise and others but my hands were too big and it made the grip too narrow. So I had to take it off, put it tank bag when offroad or in heavy stop and go traffic and then when getting on interstate, pull it out of tank bag, install it, then ride on. it got to be a pain.

    The Kaoko is always there and after running around 85MPH for a couple of hours on the interstate with minimal contact with handlebars, I love it. I rode with no hands for a few minutes on the interstate. This and the bar risers made me so much more comfortable. No fatigue, no soreness, just rode on... :clap
  7. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    That looks good too. Wish I had seen it before I got the go-cruise.

    Two nice things about this type of throttle lock, they cost a good deal less and you can transfer them to any other bike--unlike model specific devices like Kaoko and Throttlemeister.

    Only downside I see is they could stolen quite easily. Might be prudent to keep them in the tank bag until needed.
  8. ObtuseMoose

    ObtuseMoose Adventurer

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    Not looking for a cruise control level, but something longer than a few seconds of consistency was definitely my expectation as a reasonable ROI.

    This is helpful because as I said, I have not been able to achieve this even in optimal conditions so it is clear your results are different than mine.

    Thanks; very helpful. Clearly others are seeing better results than Im experiencing. I'll go back and double check my installation to make sure I didn't stuff it up somehow.
  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have the clamp on version of that - it's pretty much the same item with the addition of a clamp kit.

    I like it - the installation instructions leave a little to be desired but overall, I really like it (I closed my eyes when I clicked on Submit when I bought it - it's way over-priced for what it is) - it really has a nifty adjustment mechanism.
  10. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Yes it is pricey but this is my 3rd windshield alteration, and this one is the cheapest so far. All of the screens I've bought I've ended up selling here on the flea market. I was actually settling into the stock screen just fine until I started working in this hell hole called North Dakota. It's soooooo windy! I traveled on Saturday with a crazy head wind and I just couldn't take it. I'm planning my iron butt on saturday so I had to do something different.(now wondering if Twisted Throttle will deliver in time) I've got a couple other alteration I'm going to make too but they will be custom... Stay tuned.:D
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    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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  12. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  13. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I would sure like to find something suitable that doesn't cost $500. The stocker is fine up to about 70 as long as there's no wind. Otherwise there's a lot of buffeting and swirling. It gets really tiresome after a few hours.


    EDIT: BTW, here's the windshield thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686867


    EDIT 2: The madstadt from the windshield thread seems to get a thumbs-up. I just didn't order one yet, I think they're $300. Ouch. I bought a new helmet instead. ;)
  14. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Well that's what I'm hoping the lip helps!
  15. IronJackWhitton

    IronJackWhitton Been here awhile

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    For a facsimile of a cruise control, I use one of these:

    http://www.crampbuster.com/


    $12 bucks, and allows me to keep a steady speed without any hand cramping issues at all. I can't let go of the bar entirely but I find this works for my needs.

    Is there a prize for cheapest farkle? :1drink

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  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    I have one but on my last long trip I found that my hand kept falling asleep so I stopped using it.
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    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Don't know how tall you are but it works fine for me at 5'10. Speed is not a problem.

    Koako throttle lock and barkbusters also works well. No heated grips yet.
  18. IronJackWhitton

    IronJackWhitton Been here awhile

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    Funny -- I find my hand falls asleep without it just by holding the stock grips. I thought at first it may be my glove is too tight, but it could be the grip is too small (I have large hands) -- but, I don't want to give up heated grips for a wider version!

    Regards
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  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I'm 5'11". Not sure what my torso height is. I think the kind of helmet is a big factor. I'm glad it works for you. Neither of the Givi's worked for me.
  20. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    These are good for highway. I've heard horror stories about them off-road. I know that my hands move around a lot when I'm riding off the pavement! Just a little FYI