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Old 11-14-2011, 06:44 AM   #9511
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A while back we discussed which bash plate/skid plate was the better option for the Tiger. I just changed my oil and oil filter today on the Tiger. I was able to change the oil filter without taking off the skid plate. Getting it off took a little prying on the plate to get the oil filter removal tool on there and off. If you go with the SW Mototech plate you'd need to take it off. Thats a pain in the ass if you ask me. I think its better to go with the Triumph Tiger OEM plate so you can change the oil filter without taking off the skid plate.
The SWmotech plate stands off the filter further than the Triumph one (which bends back inwards towards the filter) so I doubt you actually need to remove the bash plate to do the change. It would also depend on the type of filter wrench you use. My dealer has done two oil changes on my bike whilst it has been fitted with the SWmotech bash plate and they never mentioned that they had to remove it.
So my conclusion is that the SWmotech is the better choice. I also agree with Murcury264 about having the extra protection.

I see plenty of room to get the wrench in to loosen and then unscrew the filter by hand.....
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:54 AM   #9512
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:28 AM   #9513
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Happy Trails are not symmetrical. I have the happy trails and am ok with them not being symemetrical. You mounted your Gas can to the outside. I am going to take advantage of the gap on the left inside and mount my gas can on the inside.
They look pretty close to symmetrical, most have the left side in a lot closer from what I've seen.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:36 AM   #9514
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Started my commute today and noticed the stock windscreen was just inches away from my face...WTF! The front bracket near the headlight had snapped, so it was swiveling on the side mounts. Anybody else experience this?
I have not and I have had my GPS mounted there for a while and I've done some gnarly stuff with the GPS fitted and it's been fine.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:38 AM   #9515
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The SWmotech plate stands off the filter further than the Triumph one (which bends back inwards towards the filter) so I doubt you actually need to remove the bash plate to do the change. It would also depend on the type of filter wrench you use. My dealer has done two oil changes on my bike whilst it has been fitted with the SWmotech bash plate and they never mentioned that they had to remove it.
So my conclusion is that the SWmotech is the better choice. I also agree with Murcury264 about having the extra protection.

I see plenty of room to get the wrench in to loosen and then unscrew the filter by hand.....
Good to know

I did wonder about that actually as there seems to be plenty of room but I haven't done a oil/filter change yet so I wasn't sure.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:41 AM   #9516
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They look pretty close to symmetrical, most have the left side in a lot closer from what I've seen.


I'm sorry your right. I was thinking you ment that you wanted the left side in closer to the bike. Not sure why I thought that.

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Old 11-14-2011, 07:54 AM   #9517
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Started my commute today and noticed the stock windscreen was just inches away from my face...WTF! The front bracket near the headlight had snapped, so it was swiveling on the side mounts. Anybody else experience this?
Just what snapped? The metal part on the bike or the bracket attached directly to the screen or the bolt that holds them together?? Do you have any theory as to what could have caused this?

Can you post a picture?

Not a good thing if the windshield pops off if you are speed.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:02 AM   #9518
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Now we have a Dual Sport Andriod App for smart phones (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691537) i
Theres no need to spend hundreds on an expensive motorcycle GPS. So my question is has anyone mounted a Andriod phone to there Tiger? If so what mount did you use?

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Old 11-14-2011, 08:03 AM   #9519
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The SWmotech plate stands off the filter further than the Triumph one (which bends back inwards towards the filter) so I doubt you actually need to remove the bash plate to do the change. It would also depend on the type of filter wrench you use. My dealer has done two oil changes on my bike whilst it has been fitted with the SWmotech bash plate and they never mentioned that they had to remove it.
So my conclusion is that the SWmotech is the better choice. I also agree with Murcury264 about having the extra protection.

I see plenty of room to get the wrench in to loosen and then unscrew the filter by hand.....
That certainly looks like enough room
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:07 AM   #9520
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Took this pictures of the Tiger at the Eicma Milano Italy. Ohlin upsdown, Brembo and some extra.

This thing is loaded with goodies. Check out the tubeless rims~very trick.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:18 AM   #9521
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I have not and I have had my GPS mounted there for a while and I've done some gnarly stuff with the GPS fitted and it's been fine.
+1
I've done some pretty rough stuff with my GPS mounted on that bracket and it's still there, in one piece.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:29 AM   #9522
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I've done some pretty rough stuff with my GPS mounted on that bracket and it's still there, in one piece.
What's the strap for ?
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:42 AM   #9523
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Now we have a Dual Sport Andriod App for smart phones (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691537) i
Theres no need to spend hundreds on an expensive motorcycle GPS. So my question is has anyone mounted a Andriod phone to there Tiger? If so what mount did you use?

http://www.dualsportmaps.com/


I dont agree with smartphone apps as a main source of navigation because you wont always have service. Also, you may want to take this over to the GPS section.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:27 AM   #9524
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What's the strap for ?
That's what hold the Touratrash spoiler on....
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:27 AM   #9525
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I dont agree with smartphone apps as a main source of navigation because you wont always have service. Also, you may want to take this over to the GPS section.
You mean cellphone service ? Most modern smartphones don't need cellphone service to operate as GPS units - they have dedicated GPS chips.

But I do agree, the poster would get more traction with this in the dedicated GPS forum than here.
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