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Old 09-10-2014, 07:33 AM   #21226
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Re-shaped passenger seat...about half the slope removed, or about an inch in the center area but the front left full height. Then an inch overall and a new cover. It also got rid of that sticky awful looking gray cover.

There's still a sliding issue if you're jammed on the brakes, but that's going to be the case with any seat. The idea is to get less slope so they're not sliding forward all the time. She's learned to grip my hips with her legs when we're on the brakes. She's happy with up to 300 mile trips now.

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Old 09-10-2014, 08:19 AM   #21227
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She's learned to grip my hips with her legs
Shouldn't it be the other way around?
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:25 AM   #21228
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I wife is very good at grapping the tank so not to slide my into the tank. Works great, even during an 80mph to 0mph scrub on an exit ramp.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:14 PM   #21229
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Shouldn't it be the other way around?
Not unless you`re into strap-on action with the wifey. I know I prefer her to wrap her legs around me, not the other way round.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:15 PM   #21230
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Beak Busted

I busted the beak on my 2013 XC. I've decided to go "beakless". Anyone have a roadie center panel (replaces the beak) that they want to sell?
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:20 PM   #21231
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Sell no. But I would spot you a part. Help someone else out down the road. Where are you? Got a UPS account?
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:57 PM   #21232
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Sell no. But I would spot you a part. Help someone else out down the road. Where are you? Got a UPS account?
Wow. That's awesome!

I'm in Atlanta. If you have Paypal, send me your email and I'll shoot you the funds for packaging, shipping and etc.

Thanks!!
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:36 AM   #21233
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Is there any company out there making these type of add-ons for the tiger that you know of? and for the very affordable prices they have

Examples below are from adventure tech's site. Apparently they specialize in just DL1000, DL650, and DRZ





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Old 09-11-2014, 09:49 AM   #21234
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  • Rider weight? 175 + gear
  • Average Speeds? Posted+.
  • Braking technique? Smooth but hard
  • Acceleration technique? Smooth but hard
  • Cornering technique? What peg feelers? Seriously, why are there not feelers?
  • Air Pressure setting? 40F / 42R
  • Helium filled tubes? Nope
  • TARDIS technology? You kidding? The new Doctor is older than me!
  • Aliens? Hell no- I'm not letting any of those Icon riders touch my bike, either.
  • All of the above? Everything in moderation- even excess.


I use all of everything- throttle, brakes, lean angle- smoothly.

The only comment I have is that I put one set of tires on that I took back off in 500 miles, because they were sliding all over the place and I discovered I was ripping chunks out of the front tire- on the brakes.

It's in the Special Operators (Torchwood, MI-6, Impossible Mission Group) catalog. I can't remember what page, but it's directly opposite the combination clutch / brake mechanism so you can stoppie whiel shooting right handed, and on the same page as the terrain-adjusting tires that grow knobbies as needed- both used by Tom Cruise in MI:2
I got a sonic screwdriver with mine..
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:21 AM   #21235
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I got a sonic screwdriver with mine..
All I got was a Bow-tie and a Fez.

Hey, at least Bow-ties are cool.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:34 PM   #21236
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Had an interesting experience with the local dealer. After telling that all gear position indicators are a little off was pretty told to live with no neutral. Well finally got a check engine light. He got on the bike and said, "wow I haven't seen one this bad." Come to find out the gear position indicator threw the code. The routine engine scan revealed throttle bodies way out of synch at 4400 miles. So now waiting on the word from warranty coverage. Sounds like it will all turn out ok.

This leads to my question. Has anyone had to pay labor to remove accessories such as engine bars to effect warranty repairs? They say they are going to charge hour and a half labor to remove my Altrider Crashbars.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:45 PM   #21237
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Hour and a half? That's nuts. It can't take that long to remove them.

No way you can take them off yourself?


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Old 09-11-2014, 08:57 PM   #21238
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I thought about that, but don't have the original bolts. There are a couple altrider bolts on there. Going to call Triumph customer service. How many Tigers out there don't have some sort of crash bar on them? I had to argue the labor charge to remove my Triumph Sump Guard as it is a genuine Triumph Accessory installed at point of purchase.
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:04 AM   #21239
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If it's a Triumph accessory then I don't see that they can charge for having to take them off for access. Non Triumph though...............
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Old 09-12-2014, 06:06 AM   #21240
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I thought about that, but don't have the original bolts. There are a couple altrider bolts on there. Going to call Triumph customer service. How many Tigers out there don't have some sort of crash bar on them? I had to argue the labor charge to remove my Triumph Sump Guard as it is a genuine Triumph Accessory installed at point of purchase.
what a rip off...... can you go to another dealer?

I would still remove the bar myself and just use same bolts. Most likely they will not need to remove those bolts again. They just need to remove the crash bars to get to certain areas (my best guess)
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