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tiger 800xc crash bars

Discussion in 'Triumph Tigers' started by ButtonPushingMonkey, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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    Shoot them a PM (or conversation) by clicking on their avatar name and hitting "start a conversation". Ask them what they will and won't fit. Might have something for you.
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    The Haymaker Testing Newtons Laws......

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    They're awesome to deal with!
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  3. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    daves pics 027.JPG Picture is looking down on Boise Idaho. The happy trail nerf bars have paid for themselves at least 3 time.
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  4. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    The H&B bars I put on my bike paid for them selves twice on this trip. When I crashed hard in the sand in UT, they did a great job of protecting the bike. I did bend them, but I'm sure that once I make it home I"ll be able to straighten them out a bit. On a side note, the panniers crash really well too.
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    Pictures are always great.

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  6. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    I'll get some later, and post them up. Since I'm still on the road getting "online" to post pic take me some time. :scratch
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  7. jpr

    jpr Been here awhile

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    Guys I posted a set of Holan crash bars in the for sale section. FYI if someone is interested.


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  8. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    The upper crash bar is bent up against the tank and pushed back against the turn signal. The bike fared well aside from the bag mount, the mirror mounts getting tweaked, and the tourtech bracket on the bag getting bent there wasn't any real damage. I don't count bent crash bars as damage...
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  9. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    Just curious, when driving in the sand, did you reduce the tire pressure, and if so, to what PSI?
    BTW I am impressed the left indicator fared as well as it appears to have in this picture. :)

    Rick
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  10. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    Turning down that side road was on a wim so nope, I didn't stop to air the tires down. :fpalm The tires were aired up at 40lbs for street riding. :loco

    The sand on the road wasn't really anticipated, it looked packed down when we turned onto the road. I was leading and hit the sand about 100 feet from the turn off. I hit the first not so bad patched and was going to stop but had the other rider right on my rear tire so I decided to go a bit further... that's when I hit the deep stuff.
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  11. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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    "Character" marks , earned by making the attempt. :thumb
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  12. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    I was really surprised by that too. However, in the drop that I had in a parking lot the right turn signal, didn't fair so well. It still worked, but the lens was busted out of it.
  13. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    We have all done it.... Old enough to know better, but too stubborn to listen to our own advise.
    This is me testing the stock crash bars this spring. I spent 30 minutes working my arse off getting to the summit of this road, only to reconfirm that heading down the steep north side was going to be much more difficult.

    Note the large patch in the snow too the far left from the boots lifting the bike back up. :)

    I ordered as set of the HEED bars as soon as I got home.
    Rick

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  14. Lushtrucker

    Lushtrucker Been here awhile

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      • Projects in planning phase:
        • 1. New Honda 1000cc Africa Twin
        • 2. New Triumph Tiger 800

    Looks like the AT products are out now, don't think I'll be making a decision on crash bars until I see what they come up with.
  15. Raconnol

    Raconnol Long timer

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    Rumbux makes an impressive for the KTM1190(r), however, when I talked to them last fall, they reported the Tiger 800 project was behind the AT and their BMW WC, and I didn't want wait. Expect to pay around $800 USD for a full setup with crash bars and bash plate.

    Rick
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    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    You should really look at the Happy trail bar's been down 4 times and nothing broken or bent still have the original turn signals, and at a very reasonable price.
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    See that your mirror got "adjusted". One of the first things I did was go with the "double take" mirrors. They don't break when she needs to take a nap. I have had them on my KTM as well - highly recommend them (not affiliated in any way with the company).
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  18. Solohobo

    Solohobo Been here awhile

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    Okay I have decided on the Hepco & Becker Tank Guards, in conjunction with the OEM Engine Guards. Reason being, these are guards for a fall. I high sided my 15 Xcx last week on a gravel road in a National Forest going downhill, had in the Off Road mode (dumb) as I had no rear ABS, and I had on the OEM Tires, with 10K miles (slicks) all added up to one quick lock rear, slide out, boom high side, bike lands 90 degrees to road. The OEM Bars took the brunt of the impact, but then the top of the bike hit the ground and broke the plastic around Tank, the lower Grill area where the blinker is, and pouched the blinker in and broke off the stem. Also, the hand guard collapsed and the last inch of the Clutch Lever broke off.

    So, landed on my side but was wear the Triumph Knox Navigator suit, so all the impact areas, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, were scuffed bad and protected me well, no bruises, but my hip was sore a few days, even though it had a hip pad, I think I landed on my hip first. I also had on a Leatt neck brace, as id bang side of helmet too. I had on full boots and twisted my ankle bad somehow, had a lot of pain first 24 hours and swelling, bruising on bottom, toes and side, but got Xray 4 days later back in Chicago and nothing broken, just torn ligament and DR said ice it often and take Tylenol, if you still have pain in 3-4 weeks come back and see a Orthopedic specialist.

    First things first, this probably would of all been avoided had on proper tires, which now it has Shinko 805's. I have had the Heidy K60 on my previous 13 Tiger 800 and good tire, but wanted too see what all the raving was about. I also should of kept on the ABS, as my skill level is crapola on gravel.

    That said, I am also getting Bark Busters, in addition to the Tank Guards. I am also getting a Can of FixoFlat with flex hose, as I was in middle of nowhere with tubes. What was I thinking.

    Just my 2 bananas, and 3 bruises.

    FYI- New Clutch Lever, New Tank Plastic, New Decal, new Lower Grill, came to $145. Live and learn.
  19. Black Rhino

    Black Rhino Closer to Dairy Queen than Steve McQueen.

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    Live and learn is the right attitude. We All experience it , at some time or another. I'm not one of the "Everybody is going to crash at some point" guys , but off road , things happen. If I counted every time my dirt bikes were horizontal........That said , you have figured out what went sideways and you moved forward. I would Highly suggest converting the rear wheel to tubeless , plugging and going is infinitely better than tackling repairing a tube in ten buck nowhere. The fronts are not that big a deal , but frankly , I don't think fixaflat would even begin to hold air in a damaged tube. Could be wrong , never tried. As for the 804/805 , I've been using the 805 rear for the last 5k miles , and really like them.
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  20. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer Supporter

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    A highside on any of these over sized bikes is going to break something. When you body slam 500lbs of bike violently into the ground something is going to give somewhere. Glad it wasn't worse!

    Tubeless rear and tube front is my goto set-up. I converted my tubed XC rear to tubeless, and converted my tubeless front on the 1190R to a tube. ;)

    The reasoning is pretty simple: When off-road front flats and bent front rims are common on heavy bikes, rear flats are not. A bent tubeless rim doesn't hold air, and off-road tire damage is seldom a nice clean little hole that a plug will fix. Getting a tubeless tire to seat on a rim in the field after pulling it to do a proper patch or getting it to seat on a bent rim is an exercise in futility. A tube doesn't require any luck to seat the bead with a mini-pump or co2 cartridge and doesn't care if the rim is bent. As for the rear: When on-road almost all flats are in the rear. The front tire kicks up a nail or screw that was lying in the road and the rear catches it before it lays back down flat again. This kind of damage IS easily fixed with a plug and you can be on your way quickly. YMMV, but I love tubed fronts and tubeless rears.
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