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Old 06-27-2013, 03:20 AM   #17521
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I've................

While the rear would probably make it, it would be pretty much bald in the middle by that point, so I'd replace it before leaving.


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I learned the hard way, having to replace a tire in the middle of a trip is a PIA. If there is any chance of wearing it out I would change before I left.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #17522
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If you think the stock windscreen is worth a darn, you're crazy... I just replaced that piece of junk with a Madstad wind screen and it is phenomenal!!!! For anyone considering a new windshield, Madstad is a great buy, and was installed in less than 15 minutes.
Which did you pick and why?

Re: The stock screen When asked by my dealer what I thought about it I replied that if you could make it sink that it would make an FN great boat anchor.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:37 PM   #17523
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I am entirely happy with Triumph touring screen. It works perfectly for me.
I think it is matter of how tall rider is. I am short and can go up to 210 kmph sitting straight with that screen.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #17524
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If you think the stock windscreen is worth a darn, you're crazy... I just replaced that piece of junk with a Madstad wind screen and it is phenomenal!!!! For anyone considering a new windshield, Madstad is a great buy, and was installed in less than 15 minutes.
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Which did you pick and why?

Re: The stock screen When asked by my dealer what I thought about it I replied that if you could make it sink that it would make an FN great boat anchor.
Cheers,
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Agreed. For me, the stock screen created vertices that spun up my chest and into my helmet from the bottom. This made it very windy and cold on my face and, even worse, sometimes bugs would be caught in the draft and be deposited directly into my helmet.

I went with a CalSci screen.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #17525
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #17526
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Can you take a photo when they are installed? That would be interesting.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #17527
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Can you take a photo when they are installed? That would be interesting.
Will do
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:34 PM   #17528
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I'm asking because the Fastway F3 footpegs I tried were useless on the Tiger. Too short. The Adventure pegs would have worked but way overpriced for my taste.

So, take the warning, don't buy the Fastway F3 for the Tiger:



Either go all the way up to the Adventure pegs or get something else. I decided to just stick with the stock pegs. Wanted it a bit lower, but on the Tiger the Fastways only get you about 4 to 5mm height difference, and spending > $200 for just that felt wrong. The sheepskin gives me about the same effect for my knees, plus it helps other body parts, too ...
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #17529
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installation took about ten minutes (had to remove brake pedal and right heel guard)





They are a bit shorter but much wider


Also installed Double take mirrors.

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Old 06-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #17530
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Looks good. Not quite as short as the Fastway mounted. Do they give a lower platform?
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #17531
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I'm asking because the Fastway F3 footpegs I tried were useless on the Tiger. Too short. The Adventure pegs would have worked but way overpriced for my taste.

So, take the warning, don't buy the Fastway F3 for the Tiger:



Either go all the way up to the Adventure pegs or get something else. I decided to just stick with the stock pegs. Wanted it a bit lower, but on the Tiger the Fastways only get you about 4 to 5mm height difference, and spending > $200 for just that felt wrong. The sheepskin gives me about the same effect for my knees, plus it helps other body parts, too ...
I'll take your advice on the footpegs, the ones shown in your pic look awful.
However your gearshift, Touratech?
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:11 AM   #17532
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However your gearshift, Touratech?
Yes, Touratech. I got it with some other stuff from Germany. Don't like the US Touratech prices.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #17533
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Yes, Touratech. I got it with some other stuff from Germany. Don't like the US Touratech prices.
Thanks for that, don't like US prices? You should try the Australian prices then! Ouch!
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:58 AM   #17534
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Tiger 800 turn signal stalks cracking?

I'm in the USA. My left rear signal "stalk" broke. I took the Tiger 800 to the dealer, who told me there was a "bulletin" issued my Triumph USA, and then he gave me the 4 parts to replace the stalks. However, he did not offer to perform the work. He did say that changing out the front stalks was easy, but the rear ones were difficult if a top case rack were installed.....especially if it were a Givi top case rack. Guess what I have?

He suggested using something called "TG o RG" or something-similar Weld. Some sort of adhesive. Anyone here tried using that or something similar to "glue" the turn signal stalk together? Putting the Givi rack on my Tiger was a royal PITA, and I suspect it will be no different removing it to install the new stalks......so I'd like to try the easy solutions first.

This topic may be in this thread somewhere, but I cannot get the Search function to work this morning.......
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:00 AM   #17535
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installation took about ten minutes (had to remove brake pedal and right heel guard)


They are a bit shorter but much wider

you dont have to remove it, you just take out the pin and move it out of the way (if i'm remembering right)

make sure you ride standing up with them. i got about a block down the road and i couldn't keep my boot from rolling off the ends because they are so short. try out all the boots you own.
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