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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3360 on: February 08, 2019, 01:45:07 PM »
Thats fantastic feedback - thank you so much. I appreciate the time youv taken to write this. More essential purchases now required!

Ive had lots of enquires about the Hawk alarm I fitted recently so Im planning to do a full review on the fitting etc over the weekend.

I quite like doing write ups so now photographing everything as I bolt it on. SW Motech City Evo tank bag install currently in progress
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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3361 on: February 08, 2019, 02:30:31 PM »
Made my own little toolbox using a Pelican 1150 case, a few longer bolts/nuts and a piece of 1/16" thick x 1" W aluminum flat stock. About $27 invested.

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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3362 on: February 08, 2019, 02:50:49 PM »
Neat job, better access and no doubt cheaper.
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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3363 on: February 08, 2019, 03:09:13 PM »
And if you want to go the tool tube route I made on of these:






Holds a small toolkit; pressure guage, torch and a Thatcham padlock for my chain with some room to spare. Most important for me is it is totally waterproof, up to and including pressure washer. I tried the DS Bike Protection version looks like the Givi one but it kept filling with water.

Its made from a length of 110mm plastic soil pipe, some p-clips and a couple of bits of aluminium strip.

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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3364 on: February 08, 2019, 03:44:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Alunr [+]
And if you want to go the tool tube route I made on of these:

Its made from a length of 110mm plastic soil pipe, some p-clips and a couple of bits of aluminium strip.

I like that idea, I have the tool tube sold on ebay & fitted it similar. It doesn't have anywhere near the capacity of yours.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Motorcycle-Tool-Tube-CHEAPEST-ON-EBAY-GS-KTM-XL-TA-SUZUKI-BMW-Honda-Yamaha/192765732966?epid=842174278&hash=item2ce1bba866:g:3-YAAOxymiVQ-CtY:rk:1:pf:0
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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3365 on: February 08, 2019, 05:48:58 PM »
Yes it only cost about twelve quid in materials too. A lot of people have said they would buy one if it was available. I keep thinking I might start making them for sale.
Give a man a fish and he'll demand chips, a six pack of stella, 20 fags and a scratch card to go with it. Make him do some work for his fish. He'll aporeciate it more.

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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3366 on: February 08, 2019, 11:04:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Alunr [+]
Yes it only cost about twelve quid in materials too. A lot of people have said they would buy one if it was available. I keep thinking I might start making them for sale.

Just bear in mind Alun that your pannier is different to the Triumph racks and fitting may not be so easy.
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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3367 on: February 09, 2019, 08:00:08 AM »
30k km service
Oil, Filter, front brake pads, brake fluid flush. All ready for the next twelve months or so.

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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3368 on: February 09, 2019, 08:05:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bulldogfour [+]
Just bear in mind Alun that your pannier is different to the Triumph racks and fitting may not be so easy.

Yes I would have to have a fixing kit for each type of rack and/or no rack. But there arent that many different racks so I suppose its not an insurmountable (BOOM! BOOM!) problem.  :001:
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Re: What did you do to your Tiger today?
« Reply #3369 on: February 11, 2019, 02:03:50 PM »
After fitting a beak to my XRt the underside looked a bit exposed, though no different to the XC's, so I thought I'd make up a cover.

Used some 2mm aluminium which I formed and then sprayed. 

 


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