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Old 05-22-2013, 07:26 PM   #17161
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Is this the thread?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838111
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #17162
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I thought I saw a post in one of the many Tigger 800 threads about someone who had mounted a small pelican box on the inside of their pannier racks as a small toolbox but buggered if I can find the post.

Anybody here that did that
Maybe this one in the panniers thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=352

Looking to do something similar with the same Givi Racks for a Roto-Pax.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:42 AM   #17163
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anyway, I bought the bike to do my 600 UK miles a week commute which consists of about 65% motorway (dont go over 75MPH, need to keep my licence) and the rest on dual cariageway and London city streets.

ive got 4500 miles on the bike now and the rear Scorpian is starting to flat spot like a BMW tyre!

im very keen to find out what tyres last well but have good grip especially in the wet! (we get a lot of rain here in the UK)?

id like some suggestions?

rgds Lee.
Lee, look for tyres with dual compound. i.e. harder in the middle which'll resist squaring off. I particularly like the Avon Storm I fitted to my 955 Tigger but, unfortunately, they don't make anything for our front any more.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:47 AM   #17164
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19" on XC, not other way around.
This has been discussed at length elsewhere but I'll just point out that the geometry on the XC is even steeper than on the roadie so by going smaller in the front wheel there's a distinct possibility that it would become dangerously unstable.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:02 AM   #17165
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Maybe this one in the panniers thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=352

Looking to do something similar with the same Givi Racks for a Roto-Pax.
That's me. I'm wondering if you could just use some straps across and some of the mounting hardware here: http://rotopax.com/Mounting-Hardware/
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #17166
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How many miles are you getting out of your PR3 rears? I just installed the PR3 Trails on my roadie.
My first PR3 had 8,400 km on it when I took it off before a trip with the wife and full luggage. Solo local riding I would have gotten probably 9k out of it. My second PR3 rear has 7,000 km on it and is probably good for another 1,000 but likely not more. It is an awesome tire with great grip dry or rain. You'll love it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #17167
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Im a new Tiger (and first time Triumph owner) since the 1st of March when the 2013 plate came out in the UK, I love this bike and its possibly the best bike ive owned!

anyway, I bought the bike to do my 600 UK miles a week commute which consists of about 65% motorway (dont go over 75MPH, need to keep my licence) and the rest on dual cariageway and London city streets.

ive got 4500 miles on the bike now and the rear Scorpian is starting to flat spot like a BMW tyre!

im very keen to find out what tyres last well but have good grip especially in the wet! (we get a lot of rain here in the UK)?

could someone more experianced with forums set up a poll to list tyres and wear ect?

id like some suggestions?

rgds Lee.
You didn't mention if you had a Roadie or XC. The Michelin PR3's are available with a 19" front to fit the Roadie. The PR3 is undoubtedly the best rain tire you can buy. My front has about 15,000 on it now and still looks good, although starting to cup slightly. I will be trying some Conti Road Attacks for a 5,500 km trip coming up beginning June. Just to try something different on the Tiger. Had the Conti's before on a Honda Varadero and loved them, however mileage was not great. We'll see.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:59 PM   #17168
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Rox Risers ???

I am wanting to add risers to my Tiger.

Im thinking about going with the Rox 2" Risers.

Anyone using these on their 800 (non xc)??

If so, im wondering if they work with the stock cables?

Im guessing not. But hoping so


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Old 05-23-2013, 01:03 PM   #17169
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Anyone using these on their 800 (non xc)??
I have them on my Roadie at this time. Installed them on Tuesday to find out whether a different handlebar position will cure my shoulder issues on longer rides. It's slightly tight with the cables but works fine overall.

An install note:

1) Take off handlebar.
2) Put risers in
3) Tighten 10mm bolts so that they are installed flush
4) Tighten and torque 8mm (I did that through the opening of the risers) to 26NM
5) Now torque 10mm bolts to 35NM

If you do it the other way around you torque the "open slot" of the clamp to 35NM and that one is supposed to have only 26NM. So, be careful about the order when you install them.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #17170
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I have a friend who recently bought a used 2012 Tiger 800. It came with 2" Rox Risers installed and they are fine with the stock cables.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:13 PM   #17171
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I have them on my Roadie at this time. Installed them on Tuesday to find out whether a different handlebar position will cure my shoulder issues on longer rides. It's slightly tight with the cables but works fine overall.

An install note:

1) Take off handlebar.
2) Put risers in
3) Tighten 10mm bolts so that they are installed flush
4) Tighten and torque 8mm (I did that through the opening of the risers) to 26NM
5) Now torque 10mm bolts to 35NM

If you do it the other way around you torque the "open slot" of the clamp to 35NM and that one is supposed to have only 26NM. So, be careful about the order when you install them.

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I have a friend who recently bought a used 2012 Tiger 800. It came with 2" Rox Risers installed and they are fine with the stock cables.
Thanks for the replies. Im gonna give them a try.

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #17172
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Thanks bikergirl4ever

I shall contact him!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #17173
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Rox risers.

I have the Rox risers AND the XC risers on my Roadie with stock cables. That's pretty much the limit without a cable stretcher.

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #17174
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Maybe this one in the panniers thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=352

Looking to do something similar with the same Givi Racks for a Roto-Pax.
That's the puppy. Thanks old bean...
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #17175
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I thought I saw a post in one of the many Tigger 800 threads about someone who had mounted a small pelican box on the inside of their pannier racks as a small toolbox but buggered if I can find the post.

Anybody here that did that
Not yet- but with the Happy Trail racks having the left one so far out, there's room for an ammo can in there. Details and pics when I get the round tuit to actually get the welding done.
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