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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
Nah, just put an airbag or styro peanuts in it.
Or, you could just not crash. It's what I prefer.
What happens when you crash? Shit get's tore up! Until that happens, they make a nice place to carry spare tubes, patch kit, gloves, TP, etc.
Keeps your crashbars from getting scratched?
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How do the giant loop bags stand up to the heat from the exhaust? I though I had seen a post where someone had melted a bag on their heat-shield.
I have the stock exhaust and am wondering if the bags will stand up, even in hot trail riding conditions?
I would affix some heat tape to the back side of the bags where it is near or in contact with the exhaust shield.
I've done some traveling with the Giant Loop bag in contact with the heat shield and no problems. I suppose if you somehow blocked airflow between the heat shield and the can, it might get pretty hot, but so far, no worries.
Had no problems with the Giant Loop Great Basin in Utah last year but I also added a piece of the Aerostich 'heat tile' to the inside corner of right side. I have the Arrow exhaust which has a smaller heat shield than stock.
Where can I find 'heat tape'?
reflective ducting tape from lowes or home depot will work (looks alost chrome)
Sort of thinking of a worse case scenario, like working the bike hard and occasional stopping and idling the bike in a single track trail.
I guess some added heat protection (tape etc..) is 'cheap insurance'
Thanks for the reply, Not sure how fast I can get some here in Canada. Lowes / Home depot option sounds quicker.
Great Pic , nice looking rig.
Amazon has several options too.
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REMOTE computer button
Oh and the toggle switch is hazard flashers.
Remote computer button :huh
Is he saying he's hacked into the tacho and re-wired the 'A' and 'B' button!!!?
Please do elaborate...
I use my bikes on dual sport and adventure rides, these rides are navagated by roll charts and some GPS. A remote button to reset the mileage would be great!! I'm really interrested if this is what it does? Please tell us more!
Tis easy, although it'll void your warranty I would imagine. Just did the lower button.
Remove the instrument pod. The rear bit with 800 on it is just a shield the clocks themselves are quite thin. There's a bigger of a 7mm to remove. Once clocks are removed you'll see that you can see the circuit board though the gap around the connector opening. This is where your 2 wires (cat 5 is good) poke through. Solder a wire to each of the two points on the lower button closest to the upper switch.
The switch I used is the triumph aux light switch and bracket. You need to open the switch and butcher it as the logic in the switch could cause problems. Link 2 wires, I used the red & white to two of the switch contacts. Check with a dvm for correct switching. Bob's your uncle.
Nice pic and great set up. But how does that work out going off road? Seems to me you have no room to move around. I like to be able to shift my weight back without luggage restricting movement or distracting me when I feel it there.
Shifting weight back is especially useful going down steep downhills.
For this reason I prefer soft panniers and a top duffel set back on the rear rack ... where it belongs. No other diddy bags or bed rolls hanging off anywhere are needed because everything can fit in the panniers or big duffel. Not fond of a tank bag for off roading either. I had one on my Vstrom but it was very low profile, still took a while to adapt to.
I can see using Giant Loop bags on a real dirt bike (for which they were designed) that has NO sub frame. But the 800 XC has a good, strong sub frame, no problem loading it up a bit further back from where the the GL's hang.
I rode with a friend riding a KTM. He had GL's on. They stayed put pretty well but access is not good. If you happen to need something stashed deep in one lobe, its hard to get to. There are no separate compartments, everything is just crammed into one space ... a pretty small space as it turns out. :eek1 Works good on dirt bikes though, but for mostly On Road touring, I prefer other systems. YMMV!