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Old 03-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #706
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I recently took delivery of a 2013 Tiger XC and already got started with the farkles to make it more off-road capable. This tread has been extremely helpful in seeing installed photos and what people thought about them.







I hope this was helpful.

No it wasn't. Now I feel like buying a bunch of new shit for my Tiger.....

BTW: Very nice lookn' bike.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:16 PM   #707
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Nice looking stuff!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #708
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Rotopax storage 6 Beer + Ice





Just Bought some Rotopax from mountainmotorrad.ca and they do fit 6 beer+Ice(but not at work). or a 9:1 recovery kit+first aid kit.



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Old 03-15-2013, 11:06 PM   #709
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When looking at the available parts from Touratech, AltRider, Happy Trails and TwistedThrottle – there was a good assortment of bars / bash plates, etc that seemed to be close to “complete” but yet not quite. The front runner for me was the parts from AltRider but the price was an issue.


After a few exchanges via email regarding questions about fitment, etc – I decided to take the plunge and order their Hard Parts Bundle. This included the crash bars, bash plate, side stand foot and rear luggage rack.

Let’s look at cost -- [INDENT]All in – it was $693 shipped to my door (ordered Sunday night – delivered Thurs). A similar kit from AltRider would have been ~$862 shipped and Twisted Throttle (SW-Motech) parts were $620 sans the sidestand foot extender as they don’t offer one for the Tiger 800.
Good looking bike and bits.

Re cost of the AltRider. Buy the listed parts from Revzilla and they'll be about $805 shipped (free shipping). You would need to piece together a couple of orders to maximize the $5/$100 spent store credit.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #710
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Holan engine guards

Installed the Holan engine guards the other day. Here is my take on them.

Pros

Powder coat is very nice. It's the thick stuff like on the frame.

They really shaped these to fit the lines of the bike. They look much better in person than the pictures on the Holan site.

They seem they will do a very good job protecting the radiator in a tip over.

Seem light weight for the size.

Cons

The light weight makes me wonder how sturdy they will be in a hard fall.

I had to grind and bend them a little to make them fit. For 300 bucks (shipped) they should have bolted right up.

Why have the extra mounting pieces for the bottom on the motor? It is to many small nuts and bolts. They could have just made these two piece instead of four. Maybe this serves as a breaking point so the motor wouldn't be damaged in a hard crash?

Instructions are almost worthless. It was quicker just matching up parts to see where they go than trying to decipher the instructions.

Here are pics from a few different angles than what they have on the web site.




The upper mounting tab on the right side was where I had to grind. It would not set in to the frame. I had to grind about 1-2mm of material of the outside radius of the tab the bolt goes through to get it set in the round hole in the frame.







Here is the bottom tab that would not line up. I had everything loose on both sides and no matter how much I rearranged and moved stuff around it was not going to line up. I put that flat tab in the vise and tweaked it until the holes would line up with the bracket on the motor.




Overall I am happy with them. I think they look good on the bike and will do the job.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #711
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Kinda new here and have been lurking and learning for a while -- anyway -- time to give back.

I recently took delivery of a 2013 Tiger XC and already got started with the farkles to make it more off-road capable. This tread has been extremely helpful in seeing installed photos and what people thought about them.

When looking at the available parts from Touratech, AltRider, Happy Trails and TwistedThrottle – there was a good assortment of bars / bash plates, etc that seemed to be close to “complete” but yet not quite. The front runner for me was the parts from AltRider but the price was an issue.

Then I came across Adventure-Spec out of the UK. They have a very minimal presence on this and other forums and I don’t think I’ve run across any posts in this thread showing their stuff.



I like those crash bars. Had I know about these I may have considered them over the Holans. They appear nice and sturdy and look good on the bike also.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #712
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I like those crash bars. Had I know about these I may have considered them over the Holans. They appear nice and sturdy and look good on the bike also.
I had Adventure Spec bars on my F800GS - they were incredibly well made, super sturdy and very considerate regarding protection in case of a fall. They were very, very protective.

They came out for the Tiger way after I had bought my Triumph guards.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #713
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No it wasn't. Now I feel like buying a bunch of new shit for my Tiger.....

BTW: Very nice lookn' bike.
I feel the same.

Damn I like what AdSpec has come up with. Looks like quality stuff.
Where were they last year when I bought all my parts.
I like them engine crash bars. Looks tight and solid.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:02 AM   #714
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They came out for the Tiger way after I had bought my Triumph guards.
+1 on that. I may buy some to replace the Triumph guards when I'm feeling flush one month.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:24 AM   #715
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Just Bought some Rotopax from mountainmotorrad.ca and they do fit 6 beer+Ice(but not at work). or a 9:1 recovery kit+first aid kit.



What were the Rotopax sizes and mounting hardware you specified? Looks great!
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #716
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What were the Rotopax sizes and mounting hardware you specified? Looks great!

It looks like the standard base with an rotopax mount extension to tie the two together. I hope this is right because I just ordered mine.

Good setup!!

I just can't come to terms with adding big heavy side pinners on my Tiger.
This will help. If I had to I would most likely go with soft wolfman bags on the side. This will give me easy access to things I would need quickly.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #717
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It looks like the standard base with an rotopax mount extension to tie the two together. I hope this is right because I just ordered mine.

Good setup!!

I just can't come to terms with adding big heavy side pinners on my Tiger.
This will help. If I had to I would most likely go with soft wolfman bags on the side. This will give me easy access to things I would need quickly.
Yes I have black 2 gallon storage, 1 gallon gas ontop with the pax mount extension and a 1 gallon water on the side which straps to the frame perfectly - strapped with Kreiga straps. I will use a 10US or 20US Kreiga on the passenger seat in front of the rotopax for remote day trips. Lots of room for everything.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #718
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I've got a brand new set of wolfy mounts for sale. I went with the kreiga system instead. The wolfs are nice but the kreigas got a lot more options.
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It looks like the standard base with an rotopax mount extension to tie the two together. I hope this is right because I just ordered mine.

Good setup!!

I just can't come to terms with adding big heavy side pinners on my Tiger.
This will help. If I had to I would most likely go with soft wolfman bags on the side. This will give me easy access to things I would need quickly.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #719
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I've got a brand new set of wolfy mounts for sale. I went with the kreiga system instead. The wolfs are nice but the kreigas got a lot more options.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #720
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Not listed yet, please send message if your interested.
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