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Old 10-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #14791
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Oh great thanks guys! I have jus spent three hours at the dealership and have learned a lot about the bike but their answers always seem "by the book" so it's nice to have some real input from the actual owners...what actually happens when the rear wheel locks... how does the abs kick it and how does it feel?
It feels like a slight and rapid vibration, and you just keep slowing down.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #14792
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New front tire recommendation for TT800 Roadie

Hey - I recently purchased an '11 800 Roadie (which I think is the most superb bike I have owned), and just noticed the sidewall of the front tire has cracked and doesn't appear to be holding air.

What are y'all recommendations for replacement? I will be riding 90% on pavement and 10% on some dirt roads.

Peace and thanks in advance - JD
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:30 PM   #14793
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Onewheeldrive.net Face book a ADV review site has some stuff to say about the Tiger Triple. Do you agree?

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:33 PM   #14794
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Hey - I recently purchased an '11 800 Roadie (which I think is the most superb bike I have owned), and just noticed the sidewall of the front tire has cracked and doesn't appear to be holding air.

What are y'all recommendations for replacement? I will be riding 90% on pavement and 10% on some dirt roads.

Peace and thanks in advance - JD
Threw a set of Michelin Anakee 2's at my wife's roadie about 1,500kms ago.

Similar riding to what you describe re dirt/sealed and no complaints to date.

Found them to be very good on the road and good enough for most well maintained dirt surfaces. Haven't really tried to stretch the limitations of the grip off road.. Little undue wear front or rear at this early stage.

In all, I prefer the Michelins over the OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trails(?), although I must say that the Pirelli's were well past their use-by date when they were finally replaced.. 14,500kms..

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #14795
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ABS - the short and sweet of it

Having ABS on has
saved my bacon a few times on road in extreme situations / conditions

Having ABS off has
saved my bacon a few times off-road in extreme situations / conditions
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #14796
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For the person(s) looking for Givi locks with matching keys: Givi also has a 5 lock matching set. You can call Givi USA, they are very helpful and probably know how Trekker locks can work with the older bags.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:05 PM   #14797
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Great thank you! what brand are you panniers? I was looking at the triumph ones and they seem really flimsy and WAY over priced!
all detailed farther back in this thread, you're not allowed to put a deposit down on a Tiger until you've read this thread through. And there will be a test, so no skim reading.

Info here...
Seahorse 720s

and here...
Seahorse 520s

sorry don't have the sizes handy but they're all on Seahorse's website
Seahorse Cases

I like them so far and they've held up well to a few spills and Jodie's survived a good crash in the ditch on her DR200. The latches aren't the most robust, I just got the plastic locking ones which are a joke for security but good enough to stop an opportunistic thief. Overall happy with them and would buy them again.[/QUOTE]
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:32 AM   #14798
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tyre recommendation

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Threw a set of Michelin Anakee 2's at my wife's roadie about 1,500kms ago.

Similar riding to what you describe re dirt/sealed and no complaints to date.

Found them to be very good on the road and good enough for most well maintained dirt surfaces. Haven't really tried to stretch the limitations of the grip off road.. Little undue wear front or rear at this early stage.

In all, I prefer the Michelins over the OEM Pirelli Scorpion Trails(?), although I must say that the Pirelli's were well past their use-by date when they were finally replaced.. 14,500kms..

Cheers,

JM.
Thanks, JM I will check out the Michelins. I have Metzlers on my other bike, except a little Nighthawk 250, which has Kendas. - JD
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:30 AM   #14799
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Hey - I recently purchased an '11 800 Roadie (which I think is the most superb bike I have owned), and just noticed the sidewall of the front tire has cracked and doesn't appear to be holding air.

What are y'all recommendations for replacement? I will be riding 90% on pavement and 10% on some dirt roads.

Peace and thanks in advance - JD
I still have the stock Pirelli Scorpion Trails on mine. I really like them so far. This is the fourth adventure bike with this tire sizing on it, so I’ve tried a few of them and so far they are the best. They handle well on and off road. However, there are tons of different tires out there and relative to what’s available I haven’t tried that many, but I like them and will probably stick with them.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #14800
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... you're not allowed to put a deposit down on a Tiger until you've read this thread through. And there will be a test, so no skim reading.
+1

Sit down with a cup of coffee or a beer and READ. Well worth it.
BTW, the bike is fantastic.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #14801
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Well, my luggage quest done.
DYI pannier frames, ex-Aprilia Pegaso panniers et voila.
Still waiting for delivery of couple of rattle cans of black plastidip to paint panniers matt black. Overall width actually turned out to be 860 mm - 10 mm wider at front (no idea why).







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Old 10-25-2012, 12:44 PM   #14802
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If anyone has the adjustable windscreen mounting kit for the standard screen that they decided not to use I am interested in buying it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #14803
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If anyone has the adjustable windscreen mounting kit for the standard screen that they decided not to use I am interested in buying it.
I have it. I need to dig it out though. PM what its worth to you.

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #14804
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Has anyone installed Heat Demons on their Tiger 800?

Disclaimer: I have not purchased the tiger yet so I can't try this out.

I have a set of the Heat Demon internal handlebar heaters and was wondering if they would work on the Tiger 800. Are the bars hollow? If not I will probably install them on my ATV and get the factory heated grips when I buy the Tiger.

Cheers,

Brent

http://www.heatdemons.com/Internal-H...tric_p_10.html

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Old 10-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #14805
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Disclaimer: I have not purchased the tiger yet so I can't try this out.

I have a set of the Heat Demon internal handlebar heaters and was wondering if they would work on the Tiger 800. Are the bars hollow? If not I will probably install them on my ATV and get the factory heated grips when I buy the Tiger.

Cheers,

Brent

http://www.heatdemons.com/Internal-H...tric_p_10.html

The bars are hollow, but with plugs screwed into the ends that work with the factory heated grips, and the hand guards on the XC. Don't think you could get any internal heaters into the bars. Ken
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