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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #140 on: December 08, 2019, 09:39:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by souperdoo [+]
What the jump the hell up and down is an "inspiration kit"?

Triumph have taken a hint from their German auto manufacturer cousins.  If you want part A for your new vehicle the only way to get part A is to buy kit Z that includes parts A, F, J and Y the later three that you don't actually want or need.
Whilst Triumph have not gone this far yet (you can still buy individual parts) I can see this on the horizon with their new found love for accessory "kits".

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #141 on: December 09, 2019, 10:36:30 AM »
Dying to find out if those tubeless wheels will fit my 2018 XCA.  :300:
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #142 on: December 09, 2019, 11:30:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bladerunner99 [+]
Dying to find out if those tubeless wheels will fit my 2018 XCA.  :300:

Or like many Africa twin owners from which I was, convert the wheel to tubeless, it's cheaper.

https://www.bartfactory.com/products/bartubeless-en/bartubeless-triumph-tiger800/?lang=en

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #143 on: December 09, 2019, 04:15:54 PM »
I think if you ride off road you will appreciate the engine changes more. IE the improvement in engine braking and traction. Tubeless tires should be standard though.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #144 on: December 09, 2019, 09:00:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bladerunner99 [+]
Dying to find out if those tubeless wheels will fit my 2018 XCA.  :300:

Doubt it very much seeing as the bikes have new forks, new swing arms and new brake systems.
It would be far cheaper to get a tubeless conversion to you existing rims. The tape method is inexpensive and even if you buy a set of tubeless rims and have them installed it will be way cheaper than buying a complete wheel assembly from Triumph and you could do it today rather than waiting 6 months or so.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #145 on: December 10, 2019, 07:51:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bladerunner99 [+]
Dying to find out if those tubeless wheels will fit my 2018 XCA.  :300:

If the price is the same than current wheels, forget about it. Better buy a complete bike.

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #146 on: December 10, 2019, 11:11:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
Doubt it very much seeing as the bikes have new forks, new swing arms and new brake systems.
It would be far cheaper to get a tubeless conversion to you existing rims. The tape method is inexpensive and even if you buy a set of tubeless rims and have them installed it will be way cheaper than buying a complete wheel assembly from Triumph and you could do it today rather than waiting 6 months or so.

I researched tubeless conversions about 12 months back and could find nothing in Oz, best was Kineo in UK
https://www.bikehps.com/acatalog/Kineo-Wire-Spoked-Wheels-Triumph-Tiger-800XC-XCX-XCA-2011-onwards.html
but would set me back about $4k delivered.  I am considering sealing the rear rim but not the front due to the lack of the tubeless bead.

To get back on topic!  I was at the Triumph visitor centre in UK at the beginning of July this year.  Part way through the tour the fire alarm went off so we were all hurried out of the building, we were taken out a side  doorway adjacent to the concealed research and development section and on the way out in the back yard were several bikes, some in bits and some in a skip but one was lent up against the side of a building, it was the black Tiger 900 that has been seen in the snap shots prior to release, couldn't make out what it was at the time.  Also interestingly, there was a Honda Africa Twin, which I guess was used for some development ideas, maybe in the T 900.

I mentioned what I had seen to the guide and he replied with a grin, "you have seen some stuff out there that you weren't meant to see"  :001:
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #147 on: December 10, 2019, 11:24:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bladerunner99 [+]
I researched tubeless conversions about 12 months back and could find nothing in Oz, best was Kineo in UK

Try these guys
https://www.jtr.com.au/page/one-stop-wheel-shop/

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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #148 on: December 10, 2019, 12:17:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]

Cheers K1W1, I tried them and they said not for the Tiger 800, not enough interest in that product for them.
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Re: New 2020 Tiger 900 Rally & GT launch
« Reply #149 on: December 10, 2019, 01:11:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bladerunner99 [+]
Cheers K1W1, I tried them and they said not for the Tiger 800, not enough interest in that product for them.

You know back on the Africa twin forum there are plenty of riders, that used the outex tubeless conversion kit or just same kind from 3M tape, can add silicon to spokes also and their wheels were easily converted.

 


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