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Old 08-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #14176
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That's one of reason's I went this route, because they weren't as wide as most hard cases. Plus it kinda gives me a self imposed limit on what I can carry, which is a good thing. I love my DirtBagz on the DR but they aren't the most convenient and I just didn't want to be strapping/un-strapping bags this trip.

I have a tank bag installed and the option of throwing the Triumph tail bag on the back, I've got more storage than I've ever had on a bike before, last thing I'm feeling is cramped for space.
Same setup here, plus another 720 for a topbox. I used them and liked them on the Versys, so just got new racks and carried them over to the Tiger. With a roll-top drybag on the pillion there's space for gear for extended trips, weekenders without the bag . With really compact backpack gear there is plenty of room. Total width is about 39".

The HT racks are hell for stout, but I could'a gave them a lesson or two on engineering them better for this bike. The biggest disappointment is the right side forward attach point - precludes running an aftermarket exhaust. Not to mention the stupid width.

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #14177
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that's one of reason's I went this route, because they weren't as wide as most hard cases. Plus it kinda gives me a self imposed limit on what I can carry, which is a good thing.
Yeah, understood. I keep coming back to potentially buying a set of 31L balanced Metal Mules for similar reasons. They are just 89cm wide, 31 liter top loading each side, kind of okay looking frames when the cases are off, easy to attach the cases, rock solid (but hell breaks loose when you bent one of the boxes or the attachment mechanism ... no way of pounding them back in shape), good locks.

The unfortunate part is the price. With balanced frames and the Scorpion exhaust I was quoted slightly below 2k. That's pretty stiff considering that the Scorpion can is normally around $300 to $350. The price is why I haven't bought anything yet and still look around what to do. I just don't want to go any wider than 92cm as this is roughly the max width in the front (93cm mirrors, 92cm bark busters). I hate wide loads, they affect handling, make lane splitting harder, I might start touching things at gas stations, and so on.

One question to you guys using Pelican cases: How well do (full case) liners work if you use them? Do you easily pinch them or are they easy to get in and out of the side loading cases?
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #14178
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I've got my Tiger where I want it, just in time for the BC Big Trailie Ride next week. Really looking forward to it.

This is why I went with the smallest tank bag I could find (Coretech mini something). I hope you don't plan on standing with that massive tank bag against your nards.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #14179
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Question Heidenau K 60's

Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had made a set of brackets to raise the fender...

Meanwhile, a new set of Tourances is on the way. The stock Scorpion rear turned into a slick at 6000 miles.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #14180
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Yeah, understood. I keep coming back to potentially buying a set of 31L balanced Metal Mules for similar reasons. They are just 89cm wide, 31 liter top loading each side, kind of okay looking frames when the cases are off, easy to attach the cases, rock solid (but hell breaks loose when you bent one of the boxes or the attachment mechanism ... no way of pounding them back in shape), good locks.

The unfortunate part is the price. With balanced frames and the Scorpion exhaust I was quoted slightly below 2k. That's pretty stiff considering that the Scorpion can is normally around $300 to $350. The price is why I haven't bought anything yet and still look around what to do. I just don't want to go any wider than 92cm as this is roughly the max width in the front (93cm mirrors, 92cm bark busters). I hate wide loads, they affect handling, make lane splitting harder, I might start touching things at gas stations, and so on.

One question to you guys using Pelican cases: How well do (full case) liners work if you use them? Do you easily pinch them or are they easy to get in and out of the side loading cases?
I have the Pelican cases from Caribou. They work great, but they are 39" wide. I have the case liners that he sells which stay inside the cases. They prevent the lid from opening up all the way and the contents from spilling out. They are really handy as they make all the contents very accessible unlike top loading cases. Highly recommended. Here is the link.

http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...=i&item=000374
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #14181
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Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had made a set of brackets to raise the fender...
Contact Twisted Throttle. They'll know.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #14182
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Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had made a set of brackets to raise the fender...

Meanwhile, a new set of Tourances is on the way. The stock Scorpion rear turned into a slick at 6000 miles.
Won't be a problem for you, I'm running K60's on my roadie (both back and front). Just remember to not overinflate the rear tire, it's going to misbehave otherwise.

Oh, and I'm not using any fender raising brackets.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #14183
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Just changed the tires on my XC. When I was putting the rear wheel back on, this little clip dropped from around the caliper. I don't see where it is supposed to go and I don't see it in the service manual. I'm at a loss. Any ideas?



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Old 09-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #14184
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It goes at the front side of the brake pads, between the pads and the black caliper bracket.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #14185
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You might be able to just see the tabs wrapping around the bracket.


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Old 09-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #14186
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You might be able to just see the tabs wrapping around the bracket.


Ahh. Great. Thanks. Not sure why it isn't in the manual? Maybe, I missed it. Thanks again.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:01 PM   #14187
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New centerstand? Check the rubber bumpers!

I got the new centerstand in July. Today I found that it's missing one of the bumpers already. Annoying. Triumph plain doesn't get this thing even close to right.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #14188
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Ahh. Great. Thanks. Not sure why it isn't in the manual? Maybe, I missed it. Thanks again.
Yeah you're right. I just thumbed through the brakes section in my shop manual and I see no mention of it in there either. Strange.

And you're welcome. I knew I had spotted it on my bike before but just wanted to run out and snap a photo rather than try and explain it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #14189
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Yeah you're right. I just thumbed through the brakes section in my shop manual and I see no mention of it in there either. Strange.

And you're welcome. I knew I had spotted it on my bike before but just wanted to run out and snap a photo rather than try and explain it.
Seems like the only purpose would be to hold the pads in place while installing caliper. I took the caliper off to check the pads. That's when it dropped to the ground, so I figured it had to have something to do with the caliper. Now that the caliper is mounted, I wonder if I really need it?
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #14190
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Triumph plain doesn't get this thing even close to right.
Must have been designed by the same guy who did the original kickstand and switch. At least they've changed that now.

The Tiger 800 is a new model for Triumph. Even though there are a few niggling details, I'm still impressed. You always take a chance with new models, but I'm as comfortable (or more) with Triumph as with anyone else. I am reminded of the last GL1800 which needed to be stripped down for the frame to be re-welded in the field. That would be a serious disappointment.
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