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DIY & Inexpensive Tiger Mods and Farkles

Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by skylerhager1, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    Thanks Steve. I've got it built already now and extending the lift with ABS doesn't really appeal to me.

    Edit: Just went and looked at them and it appears to be a quality piece of workmanship.
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  2. Slowpup

    Slowpup Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the compliment. I like the way you made your all metal lowers. The rivnut tool is one of my favourites for low volume production look prototyping.

    Regarding the ABS construction, I went with ABS as it was a) the same material as the guard and b) could be engineered to fail preferentially, saving the cost of a replacement guard.

    Cheers,
    Nick.
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  3. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    Chris, what happened in that video? Catch a rock in the front fender? That looked painful.
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  4. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junky

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    The front fender failed and broke off it's mounts. Wasn't me though.
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  5. jimmy mac

    jimmy mac mac attack

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    made this windscreen from a stop sign, the top is an old helmet faceshield, no buffeting ,works great, no $$, only time. tiger windshield.JPG
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  6. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Nice! do you mind sharing info on the read mud flap?
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  7. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Here's a post with some measurements that I posted on the T-E forum. I used belt material off an old Gleaner combine pick up reel, but if you can find an old truck mud flap 1/4 - 5/16" thick, that would work perfectly. The post I've put a link to is on page 3 of the T-E thread. There is more info on the hardware I used for the front flap on the 4th page. The biggest issue with the front flap is to remember that the ECU and battery sits in front of the flap. A guy from somewhere in Europe liked the idea and used screws to install his flap, but drilled a screw right into his ECU. He was not a happy camper...

    https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,13689.msg175402.html#msg175402
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  8. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    This is great! Thank you
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  9. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    Posted this as a reply in another thread, but here's a cheap farkle for my XRT:

    Pelican case mounted inside the Triumph pannier rail:

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    Total cost: $34.41 from Amazon for the Pelican 1120NF case. The brackets I made from some scrap aluminum bar stock I had laying around.

    What I like mostly is that it opens to the pannier side, and when the pannier is on you can't open it. Though, I suppose there could be drawbacks to that........
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  10. NateLePain

    NateLePain The Illegitimate Painter

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    Just bumping the thread to the top. Recently picked up a new 2107 Tiger 1200 XCx and need to do a few mods to it.

    Thx...nlp
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  11. Actionable Mango

    Actionable Mango Been here awhile

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    I see a third bolt head in your picture, at the inside rear wall of the case toward the tire side. What does that connect to?
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  12. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    There are two bolts on the inside at the back of the case. They bolt up to a flat piece of aluminum that goes up and lines up with an existing frame mounted bolt hole. What that mounting point
    is for I never did find out, but it ended up being very convenient (thank you, Triumph!). You can see it better here:
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  13. troop

    troop Been here awhile

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    Between ebay/local hardware store, I spent about $6 on some bar end weights for the XCxR.

    Attached Files:

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  14. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Got sick of all the black bits :D
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  15. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    Dude! I love it!

    Got pics of all the white bits on the assembled bike?

    Was thinking about doing something like this on my black bike, not sure what color to pick though...

    [​IMG]
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  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    still got some bits being painted and the forks are at the suspension shop for some revalving and spring ugrades. Will post a pick of the finished article :D
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  17. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    DIY Foot Peg Extensions

    The way the heal guard protrudes over the pegs meant I was loosing about 30mm of peg space. I bought some spare pegs from a wrecked 2014XC and made some extensions. I like big pegs for standing, especially when surfing gravel roads.

    Can't try them out for a week or two as I'm waiting for some parts to turn up from the UK to fix a busted gear selector.
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  18. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    If you decide to go white, I can help you out a little here. I've got a white front fender that I've been trying to get rid of for years.

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  19. ADVraider

    ADVraider Been here awhile

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    PMing now!
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  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    sore a screen extender on Ebay for about $25.00 NZ delivered so gave it go. Made a noticeable improvement on wind noise.
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