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Old 09-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #14191
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markbvt, how do you like the DrySpec bags, how long have you had them, and how are they holding up? I bought the Twisted Throttle tail bag in June of 2011 and it is already starting to fall apart.
Ortlieb. Cheap, good, huge variety of sizes. Did I say they cost less than the 'brands'?
The roll-tops are really watertight. But they have the duffel styles too. BTW, we have a line on the latter stye, new company, half the $$.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:43 AM   #14192
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markbvt, how do you like the DrySpec bags, how long have you had them, and how are they holding up? I bought the Twisted Throttle tail bag in June of 2011 and it is already starting to fall apart.
I like the roll top design on those, but they don't have the bullet proof design that Kriega has. Love mine!
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #14193
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Highway Pegs on a Tiger???

It's official, I'm old. I just installed some highway pegs and I like it!

I did a shake down run today and the pegs are rather comfy.

These are from Rivco Products INC. There wasn't a large selection in the 1" tube mount. 1 1/4" seems to be the popular crash.....er engine guard size.

I liked these because of the black powder coating and they even have anti-vibration rubber inserts!

Lots of adjustment possibilities.

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #14194
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My Touring Rig

Looks like a rolling advert for Wolfman luggage!
I've had the tail bag for a year and it did well so.......



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Old 09-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #14195
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One last thing.

I finally got around to removing the U lock bosses from inside the "trunk".

I used a Dremel cut off wheel and sanding wheel to take it down as close as I could.
Then I used a razor blade to shave the remainder off.
Be careful to keep the blade level so it doesn't bite too deep into the fender.

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:56 PM   #14196
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I finally got around to removing the U lock bosses from inside the "trunk".
A Kriega tool roll and a set of two tire irons + a rag fit perfectly in that space:

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #14197
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Exactly what I put on. As you say, not a lot of choice (the triumph engine bars are less than 1" actually). And they don't extend far enough to be really comfortable, but they do add a nice change up for positions on long rides, no regrets, pretty cheap.


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It's official, I'm old. I just installed some highway pegs and I like it!

I did a shake down run today and the pegs are rather comfy.

These are from Rivco Products INC. There wasn't a large selection in the 1" tube mount. 1 1/4" seems to be the popular crash.....er engine guard size.

I liked these because of the black powder coating and they even have anti-vibration rubber inserts!

Lots of adjustment possibilities.

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:34 PM   #14198
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Exactly what I put on. As you say, not a lot of choice (the triumph engine bars are less than 1" actually).
How did you mount them? I just checked in the garage and I'm not certain where I would mount them on the Triumph bars so that I could actually use them properly.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #14199
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Question Handguard Question?

The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #14200
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The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
What about Tiger 1050 or Explorer guards? As they're Triumph stuff they should fit straight onto the 800 bars.
I got the 1050 ones on mine....


Excellent weather protection and even though I've fallen off and over a few times they haven't broken.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #14201
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The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
I am in the same boat here, I need to get some hand guards for pretection. I hit a tree here about 6 weeks ago and shattered the left side hand guard. I need something to protect the clutch lever and hopefully my hands. I am leaning toware HDB or Cycra guards but just have not made up my mind. I had the HDB guards on a different bike and I like them, I just don't like the price. The Cycra guards I run on my 450 and they have paid for themselves many times over. I will search this thread for the highway dirt bike guards, I think someone already put a material list together. If someone finds it before I do, please post the page it is on. The search feature is not friendly to me on this forum.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:35 PM   #14202
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Seems if you would consider swapping the hand guards, one should go with ones that will actually protect the levers? They aren't only for offroad. I snapped a clutch lever on Uly doing something anyone could do. Proper hand guards would've kept me from having to ride home 150 miles with 1.5" of lever
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #14203
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What about Tiger 1050 or Explorer guards? As they're Triumph stuff they should fit straight onto the 800 bars.
I got the 1050 ones on mine....
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Has it been confirmed the Explorer guards will fit an 800? I I know the 1050s do with use of a different bar end thing (or some different part).
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #14204
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The stock handguards don't offer much in the way of weather protection, and I haven't found any "spoilers" or extensions for the factory ones.
The bike has a Kaoko throttle lock installed and I was wondering if there are any other handguards (Barkbusters, touratech, etc) that will work with the Koako and give better protection in a blizzard?
I too am using 1050 guards w/Koako throttle lock. Works great, much better protection.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #14205
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