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Old 07-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #1381
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Well, today my dad and i started our trip from northern Manitoba to deals gap, then were heading up the coast to Newfoundland, we made it to Winnipeg ,Mb today. Nothing exciting but here's my "set up"
My Tigger and I live on the west coast of the island, when are you planning on being here? I'll keep an eye out, PM if you need info or check ridetherock.com
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Sorry for the OT, thought I was in the main Tiger thread
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #1382
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These look awesome. Excellent job.... Let me know if your taking orders to build more?

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I started digging through the luggage option as soon as we got the Tiger, and just could not find anything I was really happy with. I wanted pretty big boxes as for Mala Bunny and I this bike serves as our 2up ride. At the same time I did not want the setup to be enormous. So we have always mixed and matched box sizes to give a balance of maximum space while staying as compact as possible, as seen here:

But for the Tiger HT made the racks symmetrical, so the left side sticks out just as far as the exhaust side. Hmm, what to do, seems like a waste of space. I looked at all the options and nothing really did it for me. So I started leaning toward using Wolfman Racks and 2 different size HT boxes. That evolved into using 2 boxes the same size and modifying the exhaust side to wrap around the exhaust. While we're at it, let's make some threaded inserts to weld on the racks to eliminate the upper pucks. Here's the finished product, and I am SUPER happy with the results. BTW, these are 10" wide boxes, and the total width ended up at 39 & 1/2 inches!



























Big thanks to my welder buddy Alan who helped make it happen, the man is an artist!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:00 AM   #1383
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Though it did bend the mounting lug a bit.


And the bar contacted the cylinder head!



You should send feedback to Hepco Becker. They need to double the thickness of that bar or space it out further.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:53 AM   #1384
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These look awesome. Excellent job.... Let me know if your taking orders to build more?
We could, but it would be pricey. About $300 more than buying the HT racks and 10" boxes. It's a lot of cutting, welding, extra material, and guys that weld aluminum don't work cheap.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:45 AM   #1385
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Question Foot Pegs

I am ready for aftermarket footpegs, and can not remember what works well for our Tiger.

Any recommendations?

TIA
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:51 AM   #1386
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Took a trip from Albuquerque, NM to Engineer Pass, CO 2-up. Mostly pavement averaging 70-80mph. Hiway pegs, modified seats, & the tires worked great. It rained on us BAD in Abiquiu, a good chunk of the state saw record rains and severe flooding damage, we drove right through it! It even rained on the top of Engineer pass which made me clench the majority of our day. I really got to test these tires in heavy rain, mud, rocky paths and hot tarmac with luggage and passenger. If you've ever completed a CO pass you know the rocks are tube pinching, rim bending, knob tearing tracks.

I was impressed with my Karoo's...minimal vibration which was what I was worried about. The howl at 65-55 is what is noticeable but I usually ride with ear plugs/ or headphones so I couldn't hear it. Great breaking, solid traction in the rough, and most importantly they didn't look like sh!t when I got back.







Here's the 1500 mile wear shot, not too bad










Cleaned pics...



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Old 07-29-2013, 02:52 PM   #1387
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I am ready for aftermarket footpegs, and can not remember what works well for our Tiger.

Any recommendations?

TIA
I have the SW Motechs and like them.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #1388
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I have the SW Motechs and like them.
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They work great for me, and can be fitted the same height as stock, or 15mm lower to give your knees a bit more room when seated, or less (or none in my case) of a bar rise needed for when standing.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:46 PM   #1389
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Tiger Seats

I forgot to post pics of my shaved and shaped stock seats. On the driver seat I shaved it flat with a grinder and a dremel, added gel under the padding rather than on top, works beautifully! The material stretches great so the pictures don't do it justice how flat it is.

On the passenger seat I notched the stock seat 1/2" then sat a gel pad in, added memory foam, then shaped a level plane so she wouldn't slide into me when braking. Then finally some cheek divots. The wife said she loved it

I plan on tracing the current pattern then adding some more foam to create a little more side support then add material to the pattern to compensate. Should look trick!



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Old 07-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #1390
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You should send feedback to Hepco Becker. They need to double the thickness of that bar or space it out further.
I was thinking of spacing it out a bit further myself, so that the bars would have to be seriously bent before it could contact anything important.

Maybe using the Touratech upper radiator bars as spacers assuming that they will also fit at the same time... I suppose there is only one way to find out.
Eating is overrated anyway, I can start again next month once I get paid. ;)
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:54 AM   #1391
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I have the SW Motechs and like them.
So do I.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:58 AM   #1392
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I forgot to post pics of my shaved and shaped stock seats.


Looks good. I have been considering doing exactly that myself. What did you tack the seat cover material back on with? Will a staple gun do it?
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:53 AM   #1393
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Looks good. I have been considering doing exactly that myself. What did you tack the seat cover material back on with? Will a staple gun do it?
Did I miss where you talked about what happened to you ?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #1394
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Looks good. I have been considering doing exactly that myself. What did you tack the seat cover material back on with? Will a staple gun do it?

Thanks Black, I used a cheap pneumatic stapler from Harbor Fright for $22.

The material is stretchy so I just pulled back to original shape, we're very happy with it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #1395
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Did I miss where you talked about what happened to you ?
Eh?
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