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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
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.
Now, THAT's rocky.
At least it appears to be a reasonably easy slope. I can see a bt of a line there but I would paddle through that for fear of slicing my rubber clean off the rims!!
Hmmm. This certainly looks easy enough (although looks can be deceiving) but I can't imagine it would be that much harder on the Tenare. The difference between the 800XC and the Tenare is a half-step. For me to have two bikes, they need to be a full step apart.
Funny enough I went exploring yesterday and wound up on a dirt road that looked similar to your photo, except much worse in spots. Steeper with more loose rock and gravel. (It started out paved)
I have a roadie, so I was a little worried, but kept going anyway. The bike did fantastic. It had the stock tires without removing any air pressure and it never skipped a beat.
As I documented earlier in this thread, for me it became a huge concern. First minor low side slide in gravel resulted in my XC being totaled by the insurance company when the passenger peg mount was bent upwards 180*. The bracket goes into the frame with the frame acting as a welding socket for the fillet weld. So even if the bracket is not wasted as mine was the leverage in the frame could pretty easily kink the frame when the peg is absorbing the energy of a drop.
It is a concern for the Tiger. 1200s were on the ride where mine was damaged and they said the width of the front area prevents their pillion peg brackets from being a primary impact or hanging point. They (over a dozen experienced 1200 riders) had never seen the type of damage my Tiger suffered on a 1200.
As illustrated in my picture on the Tiger the peg bracket can easily hang and total the bike.