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Old 11-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #15061
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Gentleman,
Anyone using Touratech seat on their 800?
The one that actually made by Kahedo BTW...
I am very interested in your impression on how it works for long trips...
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:11 AM   #15062
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Not a chance I'd rely on the pre-filter alone - no matter how good it appears to do it's job.

As for fitting/removing the pre-filter, that's exactly how I am going to do it (if it's too stiff I was going to give it a blast with a heat gun to soften the rubber up a little if I had to).
No need to soften. Locate the bottom first, then the sides and finally the top edge. Gets progressively stiffer as you locate each side but if you use a broad flat blade screwdriver it pops in easily enough.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #15063
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Just wanted to show the old girl off! Finally think I have all the additions complete.

Mega tool tube to fill the left side space
What is this bracket? Did you fashion one or buy one? I'm not super creative 'making' things for my bike, and I'd really like to get my tool tube mounted.

I like all the things you've done, I have many of the same mods as you.

I'm heading up the slab to grab some Powerball tickets today, going to be a chilly one.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #15064
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Is that even a word....?

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #15065
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Tiger 800 XC Tank Bag

Ok... I'm particular.
I would like to buy a tank bag, but I really don't like either of the Triumph tank bags as they are too tall for my needs.
I want a lower profile bag that is easily removable for fueling.

I did watch a You Tube video about a Givi tank bag with the lock ring release. Looked pretty good.
Have any of you fella's bought one of these? Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #15066
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Ok... I'm particular.
I would like to buy a tank bag, but I really don't like either of the Triumph tank bags as they are too tall for my needs.
I want a lower profile bag that is easily removable for fueling.

I did watch a You Tube video about a Givi tank bag with the lock ring release. Looked pretty good.
Have any of you fella's bought one of these? Any other suggestions?
The Bags-Connection stuff is really nice, especially, compared to the Triumph offerings. I have four of B-C's bags and am extremely happy with them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #15067
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+1 on the Bags Connection

I have the Micro and its perfect for what I want to carry. It's low profile. When I stop for fuel, I pop it off the tank ring and sit it between the gage cluster and the bars.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #15068
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 AM   #15069
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n00b checking in, Hi everyone.
Being the newest n00b here, I will go ahead and take the above advice as well, sans compliment as I am still figuring out this whole forum thing (posting anyways, been a creep for a couple years) and you all know what a stock black XC looks like anyway.
Given the 1000+ pages of glory here, I am sure it will be a while before I can find something worth saying... so beware the sarcasm
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:22 AM   #15070
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Love my City too.

+1. As a taller guy I tend to find when I'm leaning into a hill I feel I'm being naughty to my tank bag, ahem.


Also on that bag, I have the electric mounting ring kit which is Awesome as soon as you swap the weak-ass fuse for a 10A or somesuch. Otherwise the first time you forget and someone pops a mini compressor onto your tank lead... pfft.

So Snapper what's the velcro on the inside of the lid for? I think it's just for grabbing my headlamp strap and annoying me when I want to crab my camera or phone out.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:21 AM   #15071
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Ok... I'm particular.
I would like to buy a tank bag, but I really don't like either of the Triumph tank bags as they are too tall for my needs.
I want a lower profile bag that is easily removable for fueling.

Any other suggestions?
After lots of searching, I found that most tank bags appear too large for the Tiger's oddly shaped tank, especially when standing on the pegs. I don't want my plums pressed against the tank bag... unlike some others in this thread.

I grabbed a Cortech super mini from the adv flea market and made up some straps. No smashed plums.

Usually I use just a tail bag, but this will be handy for trips.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:33 AM   #15072
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After lots of searching, I found that most tank bags appear too large for the Tiger's oddly shaped tank, especially when standing on the pegs. I don't want my plums pressed against the tank bag... unlike some others in this thread.

I grabbed a Cortech super mini from the adv flea market and made up some straps. No smashed plums.

Usually I use just a tail bag, but this will be handy for trips.
Which tail bag do you use? Pics? (Please and thanks)
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:55 AM   #15073
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+1. As a taller guy I tend to find when I'm leaning into a hill I feel I'm being naughty to my tank bag, ahem.


Also on that bag, I have the electric mounting ring kit
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #15074
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Which tail bag do you use? Pics? (Please and thanks)
Its called the Humpback and its made by Oxford. This bag has stayed strapped to the bike since the day I bought it.

Low profile in the hunkered down position.

Base unzipped in the expanded position. Holds plenty of stuff for day rides.

The base comes with a pair of straps that convert it into a back pack. It truly is one versatile piece of kit.

Sometimes you can score these super cheap on ebay (less than $45) as there are not many Oxford dealers here in the USA.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #15075
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The Bags-Connection stuff is really nice, especially, compared to the Triumph offerings. I have four of B-C's bags and am extremely happy with them.
Hey Ducnut,
Thanks for the info. Ordered the Bags Connection Engage tankbag from Tiwsted Throttle today.
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