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Old 12-02-2012, 01:58 AM   #15151
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I guess you missed my photos and comments a page back??? I have both the Fandango and the smaller Diablo...well made and fine as basic bags...meaning they don't have 37 compartments, power outlets, espresso machine and toilet paper dispenser...

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:10 AM   #15152
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Lowering the tiger

Just wondering if anyone has had any problems after lowering the tiger : massive dragging parts, changing the steering, riding two up and such.
I sat on one at Kingsport cycles in Kingsport , Tn and fell in lust. It just needs to be 1-2'' lower for me to be confident at stops. It could be the feeling of a new bike ,but I have had to lower my DL 1000 and KLR 650 also.
Out of the Triumph dealers I have been to these were the most helpful , knew the bikes and had a good selection. If you are in the area drop by and visit.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:38 AM   #15153
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Just wondering if anyone has had any problems after lowering the tiger : massive dragging parts, changing the steering, riding two up and such.
I sat on one at Kingsport cycles in Kingsport , Tn and fell in lust. It just needs to be 1-2'' lower for me to be confident at stops. It could be the feeling of a new bike ,but I have had to lower my DL 1000 and KLR 650 also.
Out of the Triumph dealers I have been to these were the most helpful , knew the bikes and had a good selection. If you are in the area drop by and visit.
Thats where I purchased my "XC". Did they have the seat adjusted to the lower setting?

I would not lower the Tiger. The kickstand drags fairly easily already.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #15154
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Just wondering if anyone has had any problems after lowering the tiger : massive dragging parts, changing the steering, riding two up and such.
I sat on one at Kingsport cycles in Kingsport , Tn and fell in lust. It just needs to be 1-2'' lower for me to be confident at stops. It could be the feeling of a new bike ,but I have had to lower my DL 1000 and KLR 650 also.
Out of the Triumph dealers I have been to these were the most helpful , knew the bikes and had a good selection. If you are in the area drop by and visit.
I lowered the rear about 2" with http://www.soupysperformance.com/tiger800.html. and the front 18mm-handles great.
Their adjustable kickstand is necessary or you'll need one from a Roadie. In either case, you'll need to increase the size of the ss foot print. I had a piece welded onto Soupy's (should come that way)
Still handles like a slot car. I don't drag parts as I move my ass off the seat a little if I'm hitting the twisties hard.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #15155
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Yep checked the seat. I am just a short fat ff . Was really impressed with the people at the dealership.
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Thats where I purchased my "XC". Did they have the seat adjusted to the lower setting?

I would not lower the Tiger. The kickstand drags fairly easily already.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:29 AM   #15156
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Yep checked the seat. I am just a short fat ff . Was really impressed with the people at the dealership.
The other thing to consider is setting your sag correctly. The bike should sink by around 1/3 of total suspension travel with you sat on it. That's 65~70mm on the XC. I'm not that tall at 5'10" and 30" inseam but I can flat foot my XC.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:39 AM   #15157
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You can get rolls of this on Amazon in various sizes and it works pretty well.
I have that on the frame down by the pegs. It works ok, I wore through it pretty quick. I just need plastic frame guards.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:49 AM   #15158
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The other thing to consider is setting your sag correctly. The bike should sink by around 1/3 of total suspension travel with you sat on it. That's 65~70mm on the XC. I'm not that tall at 5'10" and 30" inseam but I can flat foot my XC.
Really ? Damn I guess I need to play with my sag because I'm the same size as you and I can't flat foot my XC.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:13 AM   #15159
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Really ? Damn I guess I need to play with my sag because I'm the same size as you and I can't flat foot my XC.
I'm 6'0 ft with boots on, 32" inseam (without boots). I can't flat foot my XC. You also have to remember that sometimes you will have more weight with gear, luggage, extra rider... I set mine as stiff as it goes and ride like the wind... During July- September I rode my XC with the rear shock blown out, I still couldn't flat foot.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #15160
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I lowered the rear about 2" with http://www.soupysperformance.com/tiger800.html. and the front 18mm-handles great.
Their adjustable kickstand is necessary or you'll need one from a Roadie. In either case, you'll need to increase the size of the ss foot print. I had a piece welded onto Soupy's (should come that way)
Still handles like a slot car. I don't drag parts as I move my ass off the seat a little if I'm hitting the twisties hard.

Really interested in these lowering links, since that's one of the things that hold off me buying one of these bikes. Everything fit ok, is it fairly easy to do? And how low is the seat height now?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:40 AM   #15161
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Hell if I sag any more I'll have soft parts dragging the ground . But I thinkk that was part of the problem , the bike didn't settle any when I sat on it . It was just out of the crate so they may have just put it on the floor as is . Looked like a nice deal on a blue Roadie ABS .
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #15162
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Flat foot?

I don't get it...why do you need to flat-foot any bike?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:04 AM   #15163
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i don't get it...why do you need to flat-foot any bike?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #15164
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I don't get it...why do you need to flat-foot any bike?
you don't. ground clearance is way more important to me!
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #15165
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I don't get it...why do you need to flat-foot any bike?


I never understood this either. A lot of people pass over some great bikes because they can't flat foot at a stop. All I need is to be able to put one foot firmly on the ground and I am good, but there again I sit at stops checking my mirrors, with my hands on the bars, clutch pulled in and the bike in gear ready to go in case it doesn't register with "princess" that she needs to be stopping instead of going.
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