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Old 04-10-2013, 06:29 AM   #1771
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^ Snip from their web page: " Touratech's countershaft sprocket guard for the Triumph Tiger 800 XC replaces the plastic cover to give a clear view of the final drive. On a long trip this means you can constantly check the sprocket for wear..." -

I've always wanted a clear view of the SC sprocket. Makes the bike more dirt worthy.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:36 AM   #1772
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^ Snip from their web page: " Touratech's countershaft sprocket guard for the Triumph Tiger 800 XC replaces the plastic cover to give a clear view of the final drive. On a long trip this means you can constantly check the sprocket for wear..." -

I've always wanted a clear view of the SC sprocket. Makes the bike more dirt worthy.
I have pulled that plastic cover off before and it's completely full of shit. I think it would help in that regard.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #1773
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I have pulled that plastic cover off before and it's completely full of shit. I think it would help in that regard.
Agreed - that's the reason my smaller DS bikes have case savers but not CS sprocket cover; too much junk gets trapped in there.

Has anyone made a nice CS sprocket cover for the T800, that is the "cage" style, not like TT makes?
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #1774
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I have pulled that plastic cover off before and it's completely full of shit. I think it would help in that regard.
Like Yossarian, I'm looking for case protection, not Touratrinket baubles.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #1775
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The bypass coolant host is right in front of the CS as well. If the chain ever lets loose it's gonna take out some shit.

I took the plastic cover thingy off and left it off. Both bikes. Just don't find a purpose other than trim. And yes, for offroad you can see if crap gets pulled up into that area.

Some kind of case saver would make a lot of sense. Triumph obviously doesn't build 'dirtbikes'.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:49 AM   #1776
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the "case guard" is the touratech sprocket guard from what I can see. it's just a fancy stock replacement.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...umph-Tiger-800

Thanks FBJ!
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:49 AM   #1777
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I did the same thing this past weekend. I figured I would post a short video of some of the terrain I tested them on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naLfXZZtbDs
I think I was checking out your setup at the races in Middleboro last Saturday. Nice!

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #1778
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I think I was checking out your setup at the races in Middleboro last Saturday. Nice!

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #1779
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I may add that the first few miles are sketchy on the TKCs. They felt like I was on ice. It may be the mold release on the tire, or the little mold finger things, or my perception. But they took a hundred miles for me to not miss my stock tires for the street. But off road they are a much safer bet than the battlewings.
Its the mold fingers. Take a few minutes with a fingernail clipper and clip all of them off. That will get it started off right.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #1780
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^ Snip from their web page: " Touratech's countershaft sprocket guard for the Triumph Tiger 800 XC replaces the plastic cover to give a clear view of the final drive. On a long trip this means you can constantly check the sprocket for wear..." -

I've always wanted a clear view of the SC sprocket. Makes the bike more dirt worthy.
I have the Touratech CS sprocket cover. Will not let crap get trapped in the CS sprocket area like the OEM will. It also allows you to lube it where the OEM version will not. Last but not least, you can check the torque of the CS sprocket nut without taking the cover off.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:37 AM   #1781
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I have the Touratech CS sprocket cover. Will not let crap get trapped in the CS sprocket area like the OEM will. It also allows you to lube it where the OEM version will not. Last but not least, you can check the torque of the CS sprocket nut without taking the cover off.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:58 AM   #1782
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This Bike Love Dirt But it's definitely not a Dirt Bike!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #1783
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This Bike Love Dirt But it's definitely not a Dirt Bike!

Awesome!

Just curious if you needed to clean or have any issues with the stepper motor & air filter with all that sand/dirt going everywhere?

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #1784
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I have the Touratech CS sprocket cover. Will not let crap get trapped in the CS sprocket area like the OEM will. It also allows you to lube it where the OEM version will not. Last but not least, you can check the torque of the CS sprocket nut without taking the cover off.
Point 1, OK but lubing at the front sprocket??? Never! And why would you need to check the torque of the nut? It's got a bent over washer on it. Which, I suppose, if you want another positive, you can inspect visually with the TT cover.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #1785
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Awesome!

Just curious if you needed to clean or have any issues with the stepper motor & air filter with all that sand/dirt going everywhere?

Thx.
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Yes issues with the stepper! It was a pain in the ASS until I learned were to spray WD40 (with the long straw) I carry a small can now on the bike. Only an issue every 3or 4 days of dusty off road.
I just got my Uniflter - prefilter which should make a big difference. Just need to clean my K&N filter before popping it in.
My Bike ran very well in lots and lots of dirt for 11 days of Death Valley and Moab Dirt. doing an average of 1 hour maintenance per night. Chain cleaning/lubing every night, adjusting and tightening lots of shit.
Very happy with this bike off road reminding myself often this is not a dirt bike.
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