Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

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

  1. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Ha! Sorry Rob. I was late to the party. Should have finished reading through to the last page. Get your brakes sorted?
  2. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I have not received them yet. I ordered EBC sintered for the front & back. I also booked the 12k service for 12-3-12. I should be set for a long time after that. Lets plan a ride for 12-8 or 12-9. I want to show you Chickasway River WMA. It's not far from the end of Mason Ferry Rd. Do you have better tires yet?
  3. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Rob, don't be turning this into a tire and oil thread now! :lol3 I figure I have until the stock tires wear out to get accustomed to the bike and THEN I can start looking for tires, too! :deal LOL
  4. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Aired down the stock tires are not bad on dry dirtroads. Unless you pull over in the deep stuff on the side of the road (ask Burmbuster about that :D). I mean its not like there is any traffic to get out of the way. Just stop in the road. :deal
  5. motosickle2000

    motosickle2000 Been here awhile

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    For the HDB guards, I used the stock bar end weights and hardware, so theoretically - the Kaoko (or any other throttle lock) should work. That is my orange bike in the pics. I highly recommend the HDBs, they are very sturdy. I am embarassed to say that I have tested them more than once on both the dirt and the street and they are bulletproof. They do require the ROX risers, because HDB has not made a template specifically for the Tiger. You should inquire about this.

    The mirrors are far better than the stock mirrors because they offer an unobstructed view. They can also be folded in, but I have never found it necessary to do this.
  6. MuddySump

    MuddySump Adventurer

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    Like the look of the hdb handguards, i want some rox risers too anyway so not really a problem there :D

    Do you need to fit that handlebar top clamp to fit the guards? I have stuff mounted there so could be a problem :cry
  7. MuddySump

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    The touratech top engine bars look good on the bike, i was worried about not been able to remove panels etc without taking them off, good to hear that there is space.


    ...man my list is getting long and expensive :eek2
  8. burmbuster

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    I will by then! TKC80 front and K60 rear!
  9. burmbuster

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    :lol3 Yeah, that was one for the ages! Never figured my first spill would be at an almost complete stand still. (At least there were no witnesses)

    And stay away from sand, Backwoods, until you get the new tires. And don't follow Rob Dirt through trails thinking its gonna be easy!:eek1
    If you plan on waiting unitl the stockers wear out it will probably be awhile.
  10. burmbuster

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    +1 on the Barkbusters. They are the shit. Easy to install and a proven product.:clap
  11. MuddySump

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    I thought about doing that when i first got my bike but couldnt wait that long.....although i still havnt decided on tyres yet :confused:


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  12. burmbuster

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    Yeah, I can't wait any longer. I will keep the stockers and swap them out if I plan another road trip in the near future, which I'm sure WILL happen.:wink:
  13. backwoodsKLR

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    Mine, too!!! Tiger is at dealership getting factory farkles put on what I got with purchase. Still adding to list of future things I will eventually add... :eek1

    I gotta remember this ain't no KLR!!! :lol3
  14. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    You gonna post up a review of your loaner bike:evil?
  15. backwoodsKLR

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    I'd rather be out riding it... :lol3
  16. burmbuster

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    It doesn't take long to add up. I think I am knocking on $2500 right now. And I still have a $300 sump guard to get.
  17. backwoodsKLR

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    Okay, who has factory heated grips? They warned me that left grip will feel warmer "cause right grip has throttle tube in it"... so the element is under the tube and not over it? Is that right?

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  18. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    I've got it and never noticed it until you just mentioned it. Yes elements are inside the tube.
  19. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

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    One farkle on my list is a new head light guard. The Holan headlight guard.
    gives good protection and looks tough on the bike. Good price as well goes for 78 bucks.
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    Touratech has a better design and looks nicer but its 130 bucks.

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    Another design by Hepco & Becker a little better design than the Holan guard but not as good as Touratech with a price point right in the middle at 101 bucks.

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  20. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I have the TT guard.

    Simple reason is that it is quick release. When I need to clean the headlight lenses, it takes 5 seconds to remove the guard. I don't want to have to mess with full screws to remove and replace the guard.