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Old 12-26-2012, 08:30 AM   #721
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Which tank bag you got there? I don't believe i have seen that one before.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #722
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It's a tiny Joe Rocket $45 tank bag. I don't know the exact name, but I got it at a local dealership.





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Old 12-26-2012, 09:13 AM   #723
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It's a tiny Joe Rocket $45 tank bag. I don't know the exact name, but I got it at a local dealership.





It's the "Manta".
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:03 AM   #724
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #725
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Magnetic tank bag

Beware the soft clearcoat on a new Triumph, the magnets of a tank bag will permenantely indent the fabric into the finish. I had a manta XL bag from my last bike that fit pretty well on the XC, so I stuck it on there early on for a trip. Fortunately I was aware of the issue from painting the tank on that former bike so I checked the XC and sure enough, it marred the paint. Also fortunately I took it off soon enough that they flowed back out and went away and didn't become permanent. I imagine it takes up to six months or more for the clearcoat to fully harden.

I am now using a Wolfman enduro bag, and remove it after each trip to make sure there isn't dirt between it and the tank.

Marks are hard to see on the white tank, but if you have a dark color watch out!!


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #726
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If it's any consolation, I used the stock plug to instal my heated grips (not the Triumph ones though) and you can access it by just taking off the left side plastic. I didn't need to remove the tank.
Some additional info here :- that socket/plug has three wires. The black, middle one is earth. One of the other ones is switched with the key, the other one is a permanent 12V, unswitched. Can't remember what colour is what but you can soon test to find out.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #727
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Beware the soft clearcoat on a new Triumph, the magnets of a tank bag will permenantely indent the fabric into the finish. I had a manta XL bag from my last bike that fit pretty well on the XC, so I stuck it on there early on for a trip. Fortunately I was aware of the issue from painting the tank on that former bike so I checked the XC and sure enough, it marred the paint. Also fortunately I took it off soon enough that they flowed back out and went away and didn't become permanent. I imagine it takes up to six months or more for the clearcoat to fully harden.

I am now using a Wolfman enduro bag, and remove it after each trip to make sure there isn't dirt between it and the tank.

Marks are hard to see on the white tank, but if you have a dark color watch out!!


Had the same happen here, now in decision mode now to decide on what tank bag to get
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #728
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Why are you guys over looking the Triumph tank bags? We used both on our trip, see signature below. The adventure bag is much better for long trips, cool harness set up and easy to fill your tank. I used the city bag. A little too small for me traveling for 44 days but I did it. No harm done to the tank and they look good too.


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Old 12-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #729
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Soph9,

I wish I had the Jesse's panniers that you used on your trip. Those were nice!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #730
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I wish I had the Jesse's panniers that you used on your trip. Those were nice!
We have them on our BMW's too...I really like Jesse panniers...we refused to take the Triumph bags on our trip because of the plastic mounting system.

The ones from the Tigers were supposed to be sold for charity but someone has dropped the ball and I am not sure who...too bad...we rode for Autism and Al Jesse said he would get them sold & donate 100% the proceeds...we shipped them to a "dealer" in Canada a long time ago but nothing has been done although Jesse Luggage follows our blog and I have asked them a number of times what's going on...oh well...
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #731
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Hey guys. i know this is a picture thread, but need some advice from the few.

This may have been covered, but as a newby to offroading, I am keen to get some feedback on different pegs.

Pivot Pegs - http://www.pivotpegz.net/
vs
Fixed Pegs - http://www.motorradgarage.com.au/pro...product_id=224

My thoughts:
Pro: Pivot would allow a bit of movement and flexibility when riding over tough terrain.
Con: Pivoting pegs could make it difficult/awkward for rear braking and gear shifting?? (Still getting used to it anyway)

PROS & CONS... and... go...

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So I got off the Tarmac on Sunday.

Got my first taste of playing in the wet... awesome!!!!!

Then had the joy of gernying mud off on the way home.

Ride was a cut through from Kenilworth to Jimna.

Some pics:

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:13 AM   #733
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Beware the soft clearcoat on a new Triumph, the magnets of a tank bag will permenantely indent the fabric into the finish. I had a manta XL bag from my last bike that fit pretty well on the XC, so I stuck it on there early on for a trip. Fortunately I was aware of the issue from painting the tank on that former bike so I checked the XC and sure enough, it marred the paint. Also fortunately I took it off soon enough that they flowed back out and went away and didn't become permanent. I imagine it takes up to six months or more for the clearcoat to fully harden.

I am now using a Wolfman enduro bag, and remove it after each trip to make sure there isn't dirt between it and the tank.

Marks are hard to see on the white tank, but if you have a dark color watch out!!
Wow! Thanks for the tip. I just got my bike last week (after almost a 7 month wait) and went looking for a tank bag.

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Wow! Thanks for the tip. I just got my bike last week (after almost a 7 month wait) and went looking for a tank bag.

Love the new green color.

It may not be as big of an issue on the matt finish. Just keep an eye on it 'till there's plenty of cure time.

Also beware that with the matt finish you cannot rub out scratches and flaws like you can on a gloss finish. There is no wet-sand and polish ability there. It's a popular look these days for hi-tech stuff, but very difficult to apply evenly and once it's on you're done. Looks great though!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:48 AM   #735
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Woohoo! Another Matte Green! Welcome to the Club!!!
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