Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    I had the same experience. I found that the edge of it was compressing a nerve at the base of my thumb which was causing the numbness. If I moved my hand further left on the grip I could get that to stop but then I was in an uncomfortable position.

    FWIW
  2. cug

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    I moved mine all the way to right of the grip - it works okay for me as long as I don't have thick gloves on.

    If I were thicker gloves or ride on more challenging roads, I rotate it forward until it points down and is completely out of the way for me.

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  3. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Where I always use mine. I've never seen one on the inside of the grip.
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Your problem is that the bars are too straight which turns your wrists in at a strange angle. This is cutting off the supply of blood to your hands. If you analyse it, the weight you're putting onto your hands is not on the heel of your hand but is on the thumb muscle. You need bars with more sweep in them. Since swapping mine to Renthal 615-01 I'm in total, all day comfort.
  5. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    X2, the explorer bars work well also.
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    There's some truth to this.

    I have numerous issues with my wrists and hands (5 surgeries completed with 4 more to go). My 1050 has the same flat bend. I don't want to give up my factory heated grips, otherwise I'd experiment with other bends. I've been thinking of going OCC on them, by using a long pipe to bend them to where I want.
  7. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    FWIW this should be pretty easy to do. My bike has been diagnosed with narcolepsy and the bars have bent during it's last episode. :cry

    It was pretty easy to get them back into position
  8. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    :lol3
  9. NobeyamaGP

    NobeyamaGP Nerdy Adventurer

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    It wouldn't be an orange one, would it? From all the pics I've seen on ADVRider they seem more susceptible to this condition than the other colors.
  10. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    phantom black, maybe they used orange primer
  11. Applevalleyguy

    Applevalleyguy Adventurer

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    I looked at an old post where someone added these to make his field of view wider. I think he said that he purchased them on Amazon. Amazon does have them, as does EBay, but neither specifies one for the Tiger. Can someone point me in the right direction?
  12. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...ducati-honda-kawasaki-ktm-suzuki-triumph-40mm

    I may have a set of these from my old Suzuki. I don't need them on my 800. If you want them, I'll sell 'em to you cheap.
  13. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Look what showed up... Took a ride yesterday after spoonin' them on but took photos with a different camera (Sorry no pics today). Incredibly smooth for such an aggressive tread, some decent howl at 65-75 but that's expected. Absolutely amazing grip in the dirt!!


    Metzeler Karoo 3's front and back :happay

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  14. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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  15. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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  16. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Second set of crash bars, went with the Hepco & Becker bars. I LOVE how these worked out. Even with my taller Saddlemen Adventure Track seat & the Triumph Low seat these work great. With the ROX risers and these pegs I almost feel like im riding a cruiser on the hiway.

    Just used a cheap Home depot U bolt and threadlock. I also used some rubber to ease the vibration from the bars being directly attached to the motor.

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  17. Hammy713

    Hammy713 Adventurer

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    So I just got this 2013 800XC. The matte green is so cool, especially with all the matte black on the bike.

    I did my Triumph fog lights in matte black too! I installed the Arrow pipe and have the Scout K60 tires coming this week.


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  18. Hammy713

    Hammy713 Adventurer

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  19. Seventy One

    Seventy One Been here awhile

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    I've got about 1,500 miles on mine and there does seem to be some visible wear on mine. Regretfully, I didn't take the time to measure the tread height after installation. Compared to the Shinko 705's on my DR650, I found them to be an absolute PITA to install. I agree about the howl and the grip in the dirt. Rain performance seems to be quite good as well. May I ask, what pressure are you running in them?

    I chose these over the K60's due to some negatives reviews I found on their rain performance.

    I wish I could give a little better review but am pretty new to motorcycling and have very little tire experience to compare them against.

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  20. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    They look like a great tire. F'ing expensive. What I wanna know is how long will they last...so let's see what they look like in a couple of thousand miles.

    My Husky came with Karoo (T) travelers, a tire Metzler just raves about. The front was horrible, pulled it off at 200 miles because it would wash out off pavement, and the rear was burnt at 700 miles. And they are $250 tires for the smaller bike.

    Heidi's and mefo's have thier issues, if I could get even 75% of their mileage with a karoo 3 they might be worth a try.

    I can buy two sets of Fullbore USA M40/41's for one set of Karoo 3's.