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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Xcountry-Rider, Nov 4, 2012.
Any chance, someone wants to model their highway pegs in use? Curious to see the difference.
Those highway pegs are excellent!
Anybody know of new pegs that lower the current height by around an inch?
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I just made a set from mild steel that are an inch lower.
The unboxing of a Holan 45L Top case, gray, and Wolfman Rocky Mountain Saddlebags from ADVMotorrad!
(sorry, that one kinda sucked)
First impressions: F'IN SWEET!!!!
Case is super solid, top knotch build. Smooth, sturdy latches and hinges. No play at all. Fits a helmet and jacket stuffed in with extras. Love the tie downs! Double rubber seal on the bottom and lid.
Bags are very, very nice. Well made and lined with slippery plastic all around to get things in and out fast. I bag and tag everything anyway.
Install is tonight Working on my rev 2 of mounting plate.
^^^ Such a sexy top box! I love their quality, the box is super light but feels completely solid. Jason over at ADVMOTORRAD is the MAN
EDIT: You must not be married breaking sh!t down in the kitchen
Rufus.. I mean Jason, he's the man!
Haha, what she doesn't know won't kill me! She went to bed and in came the box hidden on the back steps
I'm more interested in those jam jars in the background
You sly dog you!
Haha, that's wild, local concord grape jam my friend! Best I've ever had. Good crop this year, as we yielded around 22lbs of Jam! I had to run to KMart and buy more jars. Last year was around 10lbs. We've already gifted away 8 of the smaller jars. The wife and I made it 3 weeks ago. I pick them and process them and she cooks and cans them. Takes a solid day to do it... but it's worth it.
So, is the Kaoko setup the defacto cruise control option? Anyone have something else they prefer?
I use this. They're about $10
Tried that. Took it off when I got home. Got in the way of braking. Couldn't hold onto bar and squeeze the brake without it revving...
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I've been using one of these and like it.
My buddy had one on his GS for our coast ride and convinced me to try it. I've never bothered with any kind of throttle lock or anything over all these miles. But distance riding I do find my hand gets tired.
I was blown away how much that little tab took all the effort out of keeping it throttled up. You can release your grip for a more relaxed hiway ride. I didn't think I was going to like it but surprised me big time.
I'm glad this came up...had forgotten to order one...now I'll be ready for the next trip.
Alrighty! Here's how everything looks bolted up!
I was thoroughly impressed with how everything came out and did a few circles taking pictures and admiring the rugged beauty of it all...
I will admit, I thought everything was going to be bigger in person. Glad it wasn't. I think that top box is perfectly proportioned and fits well with the bike. I really digged the Pelican I had on there, and may still throw it on if I'm hitting the trails, but this thing is killah! And it locks! And it fits a helmet and gear!
Start with my fancy new mounting plate, Gen 2, which has wings! But.. sadly, our press brake didn't even dent the 1/4" 6061 :/ Anyone in Connecticut with access to a real press brake? I want to fold those over 45deg or so to loop a strap through one of the slots with the box on it. I also made the whole thing on a manual readout Bridgeport (including the angles!)
Add a couple of button heads and some rubber washers
I adjusted this one so that I could still remove the pillion seat if needed with the case on it. You know, just in case....
If you'll note, since I made my own heavy duty plate, I spaced the mounting holes to the corners to take advantage of it. The Holan top rack is thinner and they recommend using their reinforcement plate in the middle. I used the same spacing as on the Pelican so they swap in and out. The factory mounting holes are the front ones that go to the bike and the two rear ones that are behind the plate mounting holes and counterbored. I didn't see the point of having a big plate with sandwiched sealing washers and using holes that were fairly close to centerline.
Next, we slap on some Wolfman Rocky Mountain Saddlebags!
And Bob's your Uncle!
All we need now are some travel stickers!
Looks like a good setup.
You'll have a lot of junk in your trunk.
I have the Kaoko, moved it over with the ProTaper bars off the KTM.
However I've read of another interesting solution that is dirt cheap, effective and you can toss without any concern.
Find an O-ring that will fit snugly between the inside portion of the grip and the housing. Put a piece of tape on it as a tab for inserting and removing it. It should be thick enough to hold the throttle, yet still allow the rider to easily turn it.
I've been using a friction throttle lock on every bike since 1986, when my K75C had a screw type available as a factory part. I ride all the time with a throttle that stays put and have become so used to it that it surprises me when the Kaoko backs off and my throttle closes when released.
This has been an issue on the occasional time when I switch bikes with a friend and forget to release it. :eek1
Give the O-ring a try and see if you like that style of riding. Just be careful to make it only just enough friction to get the job done. The throttle should still be easy to turn.
I ride my tiger like a sportbike. When on the twisties, I am up on the balls of my foot, digging my heel in, leaning off the bike (turns out I have to lean off a LOT to keep the pegs from dragging).
Apparently I was pressing my right heel guard against the exhaust... and it started melting against the pipe.
Can't have that... so I ordered the SW-Motech heel guards, right and left. Unfortunately they only come in unpainted aluminum... so I scuffed them up with sandpaper, coated them with duplicolor self-etching primer, then some rustoleum semi-gloss black bbq paint. Happy with how they turned out.
I also installed the Triumph tall adjustable windscreen. I'll try this before the more expensive options. I actually like the height of the OEM screen, the problem is that on twisty roads I like riding with my visor up - and it created a vacuum pocket right at the top of my helmet which pulls my visor back down!
Doing a long ride with the girlfriend this weekend, we'll see how this does.
Turned out great