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Old 02-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #676
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hey guys, here's a noob question.
I like/want to change for the folding Touratech shift lever.
Is it as easy as bolt off/on?

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yes and no. the lever will simply bolt on bolt off but then you will need to adjust the position of the lever. its easy.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #677
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Do you have the AltRider bars? I see the lever in the pic...
when i went down in the grass i had the triumph bars. now i have happy trails bars.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:18 AM   #678
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hey guys, here's a noob question.
I like/want to change for the folding Touratech shift lever.
Is it as easy as bolt off/on?

Thanks,
Dave.
Yes. Just remove the plastic kick guard and you'll see what needs to be done to get the OE one off. Loosen the lock nut on the rose joint and spin off the OE lever. Then it's simply a reverse assembly. To adjust the height of the lever loosen the lock nut on the top rose joint as well and twiddle the rod one way or the other. The rod has a left hand thread one end and a right hand thread the other, unlike the BMW I owned where you had to completely remove the lever to adjust the height. German engineering? Absolute rubbish!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #679
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when i went down in the grass i had the triumph bars. now i have happy trails bars.
Are you implying that the HT bars keep the lever sufficiently off the ground?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #680
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Are you implying that the HT bars keep the lever sufficiently off the ground?
I don't know. I was just answering the question about the bars I had on at the time...
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:25 PM   #681
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I don't know. I was just answering the question about the bars I had on at the time...
Thanks - both fbj and jd. Looks like most (all?) crash bars leave the lever exposed.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #682
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yes and no. the lever will simply bolt on bolt off but then you will need to adjust the position of the lever. its easy.
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Yes. Just remove the plastic kick guard and you'll see what needs to be done to get the OE one off. Loosen the lock nut on the rose joint and spin off the OE lever. Then it's simply a reverse assembly. To adjust the height of the lever loosen the lock nut on the top rose joint as well and twiddle the rod one way or the other. The rod has a left hand thread one end and a right hand thread the other, unlike the BMW I owned where you had to completely remove the lever to adjust the height. German engineering? Absolute rubbish!

Thanks fbj913 & blacktiger.

I'll be doing this as spring comes around.

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Old 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #683
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Bluhduh Broken Lever...Uhggg.

I suppose it was going to happen eventually. At least it was the brake and not the clutch! Time to upgrade. Anyone replace their levers with the break-away type yet? Fitment? Other suggestions?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:00 AM   #684
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I suppose it was going to happen eventually. At least it was the brake and not the clutch! Time to upgrade. Anyone replace their levers with the break-away type yet? Fitment? Other suggestions?
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Once you fit decent handguards you don't need special levers. Any decent pattern part http://www.triumph-online.co.uk/tige...le-14208-p.asp will do.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:12 AM   #685
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Here's my bike a few days before I sold it. The buyer didn't want all the accessories so if anyone is interested in any of the items left, I have a thread in the fleamarket.

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #686
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I wanted to let you guys know about the Saddlemen one piece seat I just purchased from Revzilla.
I'm a big guy and the riders portion of the stock two piece seat is too short for me (front to back). My butt is partially on the passenger seat, which after 30 minutes feels like I'm leaning on a sawhorse.




Because the riders portion of the Saddlemen seat tapers back about 1 1/2", it is MUCH more comfortable.



Here's a shot of the seat.


The only thing I thought might be a drawback was that it does not have the option to be placed in the higher position like the stock seat. It only mounts in the low position, but turned out not to be a problem at all.

Welcome to the BEST Tiger seat club!

Funny I feel it sits right between the high/low position. When I put the stock seat on I dont feel too much lower but more flat with the Saddlemen. I would however suggest they make it a two-piece as well.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #687
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Alt-Rider Rack and Givi Tracker 33L case...

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #688
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Welcome to the BEST Tiger seat club!

Funny I feel it sits right between the high/low position. When I put the stock seat on I dont feel too much lower but more flat with the Saddlemen. I would however suggest they make it a two-piece as well.
That seat does look comfy, but won't that channel collect water in the rain? Maybe OK in the summer to have the boys soaking in the tub, but when it's cooler out, I dunno....
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #689
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Mine just took some minor alterations (notice the small socket ) to fit the XC. They seem to be quite sturdy and priced right.

After seeing these guards, I found them on sale at Motorcycle Superstore.
Right out of the box, they appear as if they will never work, but a little reshaping in a vice, and they fit great.

I removed the black, stock hand guard bracket and did not have to use the socket/spacer.

and as a bonus the guards come with summer and winter plastics.



I may loosen the banjo bolt and turn it up a bit...


Summer vs winter plastics..
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #690
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I can't find that discussion anywhere, I know I've seen here somewhere.

I have them..and I have a question..
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