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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
You can do this with DealerTool.
Don't bother. I have the Motech frames and have a home made tool tube made up from some 90mm pvc pipe with some drain pipe clamps. On both sides of the rear subframe there are some plastic blanks into 6mm threaded holes in the frame. The perfect place to mount a tube, also makes it look like a twin zorst set up. With the 90mm pipes my tube squishes a bit and sits under the removable frames.
I wouldn't choose it for an 'offroad bike'. There are many better choices.
For one, it's at least 150lbs too heavy. It doesn't have the suspension for it either
IMO the Tiger is a terrific road bike that has been setup as an adventure bike, with capabililties to go off pavement. Like dirt roads. To me, 'offroad' means trail riding. I wouldn't never consider it as an offroad motorbike.
Maybe it's just terminology.
If your focus is dirt look at KTM690, the new Husky650 replacement for the 630, or go with something even lighter, like KTM 500/525/530/450 EXC's. Or Husky TE449/511.
The lack of subframe thing is a poor design IMO, but not a deal breaker. I don't drop road bikes. If I do it's a real crash, and you just have to fix what you break.
If you know you're going to be dropping it then the fix for the rear pegs is to cut them off and insert sacraficial connectors inside the tubes. Most of the pannier rack systems attach to them so that kind of negates that solution as well.
It's not a concern. Funilly not a concern for 1200gs either
The R1200GS has a subframe so it wouldn't be that big of a problem anyways as you can replace the subframe independently.
It does this ^ very well. Perfect for it actually.
My thoughts too...
I added another clip to the one on the right and another tool tube underneath attached with 2 pipe clamps (Jubilee Clips to you...)
Be careful about putting too much weight in a tool tube mounted by the tabs, they can rip off. Also, brake cleaner will take that yellow paint right off.
I like this. I have a TON of space with the way they did the HT racks. Install one and their tray, or make my own. Or put two in there. Or a rotopax for water or something.
I have a couple on my XR mounted in a similar manner with no issues - I only use them for MSR fuel bottles which aren't super heavy.
As for the yellow..I like the contrast with the orange on the bike
Personally, for stuff like that I prefer a WR250R. Lighter, cheaper, tougher (less breakage on drops), easier to ride in this terrain.
I can't understand why people insist on taking 210+ kg bikes that cost 13k+ USD on trails like that. Might be that I don't have enough money for stuff like that. Or that I rather spend my money for the right tool for a job.
Hav'nt we had this conversation before? :huh
Possibly. It's still my opinion. Just can't wrap my head around it.
I've done stuff like that on my TransAlp in Europe in the 90s. I'm over that now ... I'm not attempting that on my big bikes anymore.
For your stated purpose (i.e., hundreds of miles of slab/light dirt to get to short sections of the stuff shown in your picture), the XC will do great.
Check out "The adventures of Tyson and Hobbes" on this website......you'll get a good idea of what an XC is capable of doing.
You mean like this?
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It is a challenge, which makes it fun. I think what you want to use an XC for has been covered many times over. We get it, you don't want to ride challenging terrain on your tiger. Some of us enjoy it. Different strokes......as they say.
I'm not a good offroad rider and that wouldn't even slow me down on my XC. That line on the left I would avoid unless I had enough speed to bounce the suspension over that step, but otherwise the only concern I would have is to have the right tyre pressure and tyres for whatever I'm carrying.