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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
That looks familiar...
Anyone with the Pivot Pegz MK-III?
How do you like 'em?
Just got a set today, still getting used to them. Haven't yet had a chance to try them on the trails.
I am having the hardest time getting comfortable shifting with them. They are so wide it has really narrow the gap between the peg and the shift lever. Had to adjust the shift lever up, then down, still shifting like a clutz. Keep finding neutral up shifting from first, instead of second gear. I couldn't imagine trying to operate the shifter while standing on the pegs.
I hope it gets better.
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I am loving the K60's on my Tiger, 4200 miles on them so far and the rear is good for that much more.
The front appears to be able to last forever. I have a second set just waiting to go to Alaska...only 30 days to departure.
+1 got them on the rear, have put about the same mileage on them,.and chunks left. Handle pretty well too!
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Wow. I like that blue. I would have gotten that I think over the orange had it been available.
For the US folks, where are you finding the best pricing on the K60's??
Has anybody found a good source for replacement air filters in the US? Anybody installed a K&N? I'm miles away from a dealer.
Done here in THIS post and THIS post from my thread. If you want to see some of what this bike is capable of, the rest of my thread is a pretty good read. Click the signature.
I'm leaving in 29 days for AK also, planning to wear out the oem tires about halfway through, then switch to the k60's. Guess I'll see you up there
K&N have a pretty shitty reputation for air filters. Flows good amount of air but filtering is not great. I've read enough that NFW I'd use on any vehicle I own. Just one dipshits opinion.
I've never run one, but I've heard the same things. They were the only option that came up when I searched for an online retailer that carries Triumph filters. I really want to set up a dirt bike style pre-filter. I know Uni down in Australia made one for the Tiger, but I haven't checked to see if anyone else has made one. Guess I can always "engineer" one. But, I still need a new filter for the box. Am I best just to call my dealer that is 850 miles away and have a genuine Triumph filter shipped?
Is that what you're looking for:
Yep. Don't know why I skipped that one from Bike Bandit in my search. Does everybody else just buy straight from the dealership?
I don't like the two closest dealers here, so I try to get stuff someplace else ...
So you've had good luck with bike bandit? Their website says Triumph parts take an extra 10 days. I'll call them tomorrow. Thanks!
I've bought a few things from them - it takes longer because they order a lot of stuff only from the distributor when the order comes in to them. I just try to plan ahead. Did buy quite some stuff when I outfitted my WR250 and had good experience with them.
Haven't bought Triumph parts from them yet. Don't have the Tiger long enough.
I really wish it were that simple, but I live in India. "Real" motorcycle tires are few and far between, since 99% of the bikes here are little titchy things e.g. 125cc, 130cc. The "big" bikes here are 220cc, or 350 if you want a Royal Enfield. I can't get Continental, Metzeler or Pirelli here at all (to say nothing of Maxxis, Kenda, or, god forbid, MEFO or Heidenau), and what I've seen of the brands like Michelin, Bridgestone and Dunlop indicates that they're just going to stock the OEM tires for the "big bikes". As such, I'm pretty much going to be stuck with whatever Triumph decides to fit on the bikes at the factory. That's why I had my hopes raised when the Triumph website configurator showed the Tiger with knobbies already fitted.
Triumph have used KTM radiators from the start. I saw them being unpacked and sorted when at the Triumph factory in '03. IIRC, KTM were making radiators before they made Motorcycles. Anyone confirm?
Doesn't sound like it from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTM
But it's not clear from the article.
If you're willing to pay $23,000 USD for a Tiger 800 ... then should not be bothered spending $1000 on a tire! (just kidding mate)
Me thinks if I was in India I'd be on one of those cool new Pulsars or 125 or 250 KTM's I've seen in the magazines.
Surprised none of the Asian choices in MC tires are there. Shinko,
Chen Sen, Duro, Kenda ... and a few more. Also surprised India has not got into producing high quality tires for export for cars and motorcycles.
Also, Triumph are building a "new" Tiger Cub ... and I believe its being produced in India. Not sure on details but just saw a write up in Motorcycle Sport & Leisure about it.
Bit if info here on KTM. Looks like they started making rads after one of the
several re-organizations. Not really a smooth road, that's for sure.
"1954 begin the series production of motorcycles, whereby the enterprise almost all components, as produces brakes and radiator. The engines came from Puch, for the export variants of Fichtel & Sachs."
"KTM radiator GmbH
KTM radiator develops and produces since 1984 cooling systems for the automobile and motorcycle industry as well as for stationary plants.
At the production location Mattighofen/Austria are busy over 350 coworkers. Additionally KTM radiator maintains selling partnerships in Germany, Italy and the USA."