ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-28-2010, 02:08 PM   #106
zilla
Beastly Adventurer
 
zilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: People's Republic Of Illinois
Oddometer: 1,610
I hear that! I thought about taking mine out. That's as far as I got.
__________________
" The lesser of two evils is still evil"
zilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 02:46 PM   #107
ducnut OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by bomber60015
You are a better man than I, sir -- I salute you, and here's to an early spring!
Better? Doubtful. Crazier? Maybe.

This is the Adventure Rider website. Right?
__________________
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
ducnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 02:52 PM   #108
bomber60015
Anatomically Correct
 
bomber60015's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago-ish
Oddometer: 10,681
Yep -- adventures are oftne not enjoyable in the middle -- it's only afterwards, with a piece of scotch, that the telling makes em valuable.
__________________
"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. T.R.
bomber60015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 01:38 PM   #109
Budo675
Studly Adventurer
 
Budo675's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Oddometer: 856
Damn Ken... you are insane.

I rode to work two weekends ago and it was 34 degrees and pouring rain... I thought I was insane back then

Oh, and I never realized how much the Tiger's lights resemble our 675s... until this pic:



It's like Triumph used the same lights but just gave them a super steep angle
__________________
Can you tour on a Sportbike?? Sure....!

Budo675 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 04:46 PM   #110
ducnut OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Budo675
Oh, and I never realized how much the Tiger's lights resemble our 675s... until this pic:
It's like Triumph used the same lights but just gave them a super steep angle
Yeah. The projectors, sockets, and backside covers all look the same. I do like how there's some family resemblence. I just wish it was a 675 Cub Adventure. Just wishful thinking, for now.

BTW, I have a long way to go before I eclipse your riding accomplishments.
__________________
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
ducnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 02:03 AM   #111
optimum_malarky
Premium nonsense
 
optimum_malarky's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Northern California.... twisty
Oddometer: 384
So.... what's the word on the Tiger upgrades? No way it's still 30 degrees out there!
__________________
Current: 2012 Triumph Street Triple R, 1999 Honda VFR800i

Past:
2003 Suzuki SV1000 N,
2003 R1150 GS,2004 Triumph Speed Triple (wrecked), 2001 Triumph Sprint ST, 2003 Suzuki SV650, 1984 R80 ST , 1973 CB750
optimum_malarky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 07:46 PM   #112
ducnut OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by optimum_malarky
So.... what's the word on the Tiger upgrades? No way it's still 30 degrees out there!
I went under the knife, late April; L & R carpal tunnel releases, L & R ulnar transpositions, and a mass removal from a tendon on R middle finger. So, I've been off the bike for a while. It'll be at least several months before I get back to the mods. Though, I'm hoping to try and ride in the next couple months. It's just that I'm still having a lot of pain from the nerves. Any jarring or vibration, of either arm, makes me want to curl up and cry. Maybe had too much done. IDK.
__________________
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
ducnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 08:38 AM   #113
bomber60015
Anatomically Correct
 
bomber60015's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago-ish
Oddometer: 10,681
Oh, man! Heal quickly, Duc --
__________________
"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. T.R.
bomber60015 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 09:10 AM   #114
ducnut OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by bomber60015
Oh, man! Heal quickly, Duc --
Thanks!
__________________
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
ducnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 10:36 PM   #115
optimum_malarky
Premium nonsense
 
optimum_malarky's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Northern California.... twisty
Oddometer: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducnut
Thanks!
Yep, yep -- speedy recovery so you can get back out there!
__________________
Current: 2012 Triumph Street Triple R, 1999 Honda VFR800i

Past:
2003 Suzuki SV1000 N,
2003 R1150 GS,2004 Triumph Speed Triple (wrecked), 2001 Triumph Sprint ST, 2003 Suzuki SV650, 1984 R80 ST , 1973 CB750
optimum_malarky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 06:46 AM   #116
TallRob
Beastly Adventurer
 
TallRob's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Agoura Hills ,Ca
Oddometer: 1,395
hi , i have the palmer product also on my tiger. I can already tell you you will have two problems. The same problems I had. You will have too much air coming from under the screen. I suggest you order the optional baffle to block the air flow and most importantly you have them send you the reinforced version of the the support bars. WHich are 3 bars riveted together. I bent my drop bars due to high speed running at 70mph. You will also have to have them send you longer screws due to the bars added thickness.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ducnut
Palmer Products windscreen mount

I think everybody is familiar with this style of windscreen mount. Usually, they're found on bikes with windscreen issues.

Palmer has a good reputation with the Tiger1050 community, so I had no reservations in ordering from them. They're based in the UK. This is a really simple, yet, quality kit. It offers a range of adjustment parallel to the slope of the nosepiece (up/down, semi-vertically), as well as screen rake. The adjustment windows are slotted, but, can be locked down between any of the slots in, either, adjustment plane. I chose black powdercoat finish, with raw SS, also, available. I ordered the bracket kit, farkle bar, supports, and the baffle. The baffle will be coming at a later date, as Iain (Palmer) wasn't happy with the finish of his in-stock batch. After installing this kit, I'd highly recommend getting the supports and farkle bar, as they add a substantial amount of stability. However, the +7" Cal-Sci may be too much screen for the mount; pretty good amount of flex in the assembly. With the range of adjustability, I'm excited to try out it. Unfortunately, we've had ice on the area roads, so no test rides in the immediate future. But, I'll be out riding ASAP and post up my thoughts.


Here's what came in my kit.



What the mount looks like from the side.



Mount kit loosely bolted in place. It's crucial to leave everything loose until it's completely assembled.









Semi-vertical adjustment slot.



It's difficult to see the rake adjustment in the pic. It's to the lower-right of the white washer.



The following pics aren't acurate measurements. As one moves the screen upward, it, also, moves rearward. I'm just trying to show the approximate height difference between the three semi-vertical slots. Just know that the screen will be risen about 2-1/2", with this kit, in its lowest setting.









Not a good overall shot, but, daylight was fading.



I'll see how the weather plays out. I'm really wanting to ride, but, need to get the forks sent off, too.

More to come!

TallRob screwed with this post 06-02-2010 at 09:47 AM
TallRob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 12:26 AM   #117
Bryn
Leicester England
 
Bryn's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Leicester UK
Oddometer: 328
Get this thread going again!

My latest luggage solution..... Hepco & Becker Xplorers. 30 L right, 40L left



__________________
Eagles may soar, but Weasels don't get sucked into jet engines....
Bryn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 12:52 AM   #118
ducnut OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: central IL
Oddometer: 3,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryn View Post
My latest luggage solution..... Hepco & Becker Xplorers. 30 L right, 40L left
Wow, those look massive, on a Tiger. My buddy has them on a GSA and they don't look nearly as big. Really nice bags, though.

With the impending release of the Tiger 800 and working on the road with only one day home between stints, I haven't touched my 1050.
__________________
'09 Triumph Tiger1050
'96 Ducati 900SS
'02 Suzuki SV650S (hers)
ducnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014