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Old 08-26-2011, 11:03 AM   #8191
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Love the Fire Hydrant mounted a top the UK Police Bike Wanna-Be BMW!
I do too!!! Too bad it's just an optical illusion since the fire hydrants in vail are 3ft above the ground so they can access them in the winter
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:13 PM   #8192
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Thats dissapointing. I really like the looks of thier stuff. Maybe Ill give it a try.
I still want their handguards, but I don't want to buy something & just have to send it back. It is strange that I could not find a phone # to call them & say WTF?
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #8193
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They aren't too far from me, if they need a Tiger for test fitting let me know

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Old 08-26-2011, 01:02 PM   #8194
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I was watching the tt, wishing I was there. Love to motor marshal, and am hoping to figure out a way to be a part of next years pro cycling challenge.
Am doing a TRiathalon Motorcycle Officials course in a few weeks.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:37 PM   #8195
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I wonder how many San Diego riders are on here? I have been led to believe I have the only non-XC in San Diego.

Be safe!
I've got a white non-xc in north county near Pendleton, bought it in April. I saw a guy on a venom yellow with factory luggage a couple weeks ago, but haven't seen him since.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:29 PM   #8196
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I've had my Tiger Road version for 3 weeks and about 1,000 miles. So far I have added:

XC handguards
XC high fender (vanity!)
Heated grips
My gps mount and heated gear pigtail
Arrow
An old RKA tankbag I had on my GS
Touratech Zega Pro panniers and tail box
Mastad screen

Here are just a few photos of the Touratech. I wrestled with their purchase for several reasons. First is the cost. I could have bought a nice dirt bike for the price of these things! They also sit a bit high and wide compared to the Jesse bags I have had in the past. I don't really like adding the weight and bulk. One reason I sold my GS was to get away from that. On the other hand, I do like the looks of the bags and I know I will appreciate the capacity. I will likely do most of my riding with either the tailbox only or the panniers only.















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Old 08-26-2011, 05:39 PM   #8197
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Wow. That right side sticks out faaaaaar!
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:04 PM   #8198
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Wow. That right side sticks out faaaaaar!
Definitely wider than the bars and a bit wider than the Jesse bags.

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Old 08-26-2011, 07:23 PM   #8199
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Definitely wider than the bars and a bit wider than the Jesse bags.
So, is it necessary that it sticks out that far? It looks like you can ride a small bike through the gap between exhaust and rack ...
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #8200
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BMW spazing out

Anyone notice this article from June? BMW is spazing out about the success of the Tiger.

http://www.twowheelsblog.com/post/65...ies-bmw-f800gs
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #8201
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So, is it necessary that it sticks out that far? It looks like you can ride a small bike through the gap between exhaust and rack ...
The arrow is skinnier than the stock can ...
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #8202
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The arrow is skinnier than the stock can ...
Touratech has another case that conforms around the exhaust but its like 300 more bucks or so for the setup. I'm debateing on the Touratech or the hepco and beck cases. They both are nice and a similar cost.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:03 PM   #8203
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Just keep in mind that you support a bunch of cutthroat guys there. The price for the set in Germany before tax (German prices on the websites always include 19% sales tax) with today's conversion rate is $1543.89 for the special set which is insane on itself for what you get.

Touratech USA asks 2077.50 for the same thing. I decided I can't support these guys - they ask for more than 30% more than the same thing in Germany, a country not known for it's cheap prices?! Sorry guys, not with me. That's insane when you think about the fact that you can get the Micatechs for $975 (including SW Motech Rack) or Jesse Cases for $1250.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:45 PM   #8204
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Just keep in mind that you support a bunch of cutthroat guys there. The price for the set in Germany before tax (German prices on the websites always include 19% sales tax) with today's conversion rate is $1543.89 for the special set which is insane on itself for what you get.

Touratech USA asks 2077.50 for the same thing. I decided I can't support these guys - they ask for more than 30% more than the same thing in Germany, a country not known for it's cheap prices?! Sorry guys, not with me. That's insane when you think about the fact that you can get the Micatechs for $975 (including SW Motech Rack) or Jesse Cases for $1250.
Yes crazy expensive no doubt but also good quality and they look great. I want quality but i was want them to look good on my Tiger. The Jesse boxes are good quality but have a sort of home made garage kind of look. I know we have Jesse fans here so please don't take offense. The Hepco and Beck Exployer boxes look nice on the Tiger as well. Any US or UK made boxes that look as nice as the Touratech and the Hepco and Beck boxes?
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:51 PM   #8205
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Yes crazy expensive no doubt but also good quality and they look great. I want quality but i was want them to look good on my Tiger.
My problem is with the fact that I would not be willing to spend 25% of the price of the bike (Tiger 800) for a set up aluminum boxes and some steel pipes.

And the other issue I have is the fact that Touratech USA generally puts between 35 and 45% on top of the German prices. I can't support that. That's rip off.

When you think about it: buy them in Germany, pay German sales tax (19%), pay possible import taxes and pay shipping all the way from Germany to the US and you end up paying less then buying from Touratech USA?! Really?

I don't doubt the quality and they look better than many others but still ...
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