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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
anyone use wolfman racks on your XC? Pictures
Legally wrong in the UK too, parts have to be to the same specification as the manufacturers, but any "competent person" can do the work.
It's EU law that so long as it is serviced to the same spec as you would get from an authorised dealer they can't deny you warranty.
Yes I am. Are you using a Scottoiler or similar. I just swapped my front sprocket at 17600 miles and it was looking very worn. I do that to help the chain last a little longer.....I hope.
I wasn't expecting to get much more than 25K on the 800 compared to the 30K+ I get on the 955 because of the smaller front sprocket. 800~16 compared to 955~19.
Not using a Scottoiler, no, but I lubricate the chain religiously every 200-300 miles (or after riding in the rain) using the Dupont Teflon multi-use lubricant. I used that stuff on my Wee-Strom's original chain as well, and that chain lasted about 32,000 miles (though the front sprocket did need replacing around 25k miles). I attribute the long life primarily to that lube -- it's great stuff.
The Tiger's front sprocket is worn, but not terrible yet. I'll replace it this winter. But I'm undecided on the rear sprocket -- it's not showing much wear at all, so I may leave it on.
Last night I installed HDB handguards, Top Clamp and mirrors on my XC, but I ended up installing with the stock bar-end bolts and the factory inserts as opposed to tapping and using the supplied HDB inserts and bolts. The stock bolts are a little smaller but are countersunk type and worked fine. It wasn't obvious how the stock inserts might be removed...anyone been through this and have a clue?
Overall, it seems a rock solid setup, highly recommended. I do have one thought, the shields are very flat, vertically, I'm thinking of heating them with a heat gun and seeing if I might not be able to angle the top lip back a bit, I'd think it would cause smoother airflow over hands and lower arms.
Just as a heads up to those who aren't aware, the Dupont Teflon lube has changed, and isn't the same magic-in-a-can that it used to be. http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/dupont-motorcycle-chain-lube-2012/
Awesome. Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. You wouldn't happen to own anyu Kriega bags would you? I'm wondering if I could use a US20 on exhaust side and US30 on left. It seems with the welded on loops, it could be done, but how much rigamarole involved is my question
Quick question? Could you give some reasons for choosing the wolfman as against a hard luggage solution. How protective do you think the bags are in case of a crash. Would you put expensive like camera and stuff there or may be just tools and clothes and other inexpensive stuff?
Is that a Wolfman Rainier tank bag?
If you go to the Wolfman website and poke around, you will find they sell a kit to mount hardbags to the Wolfman loops. The holes adjacent to the slot where the buckles go are there for that reason.
It will hold alot of stuff. To put gas in, I undo the rear buckles and fold forward. And when standing, isn't in my way.
Completely dust and waterproof is what I was looking for. And some believe hardbags could be detrimental to ones extremities in the event of a crash. I wouldn't put a camera in the Wolfman bags. Tools and clothes for me.
thanks but, Kriega are soft. Meant to strap to your seat, but I think the straps might work. Not sure though..
Sorry bout that. Never heard of Kriega.
I am also one of those who believe in hard case are for highways. When things go wrong. The last thing you need is a broken leg from a hard pannier.
I two up ride with my son and he likes riding with the hard boxes because he thinks it will protect his legs if i screw up and drop the bike. Basically because the boxes leave a gap between the dirt and the bike if the bike goes down. Thus preventing the bike from falling on his legs and pinning him under the bike.
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