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Title: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on July 15, 2019, 08:48:56 AM
I actually dont like the feel of the oem handlebars. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rtwo on July 15, 2019, 12:44:53 PM
Explorer bars?

You haven't said what you don't like or want you want

Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: cwadej on July 15, 2019, 03:14:24 PM
I prefer the slightly narrower width of the Roadie bars.  yeah, it's only 5mm per side, but It's more comfy for me.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on July 16, 2019, 10:28:21 PM
I did not know that the roadie had a different handlebar...
I would have liked it a little more bent.
Is the explorer s straight fit and whats the differences?
Thanks
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Nick_2112 on July 16, 2019, 11:02:20 PM
I believe the Explorer bars bend a little more back towards the rider, sort of less straight, some think the Tiger bars place your hands and therefore elbows in an unnatural angle.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: AvgBear on July 16, 2019, 11:11:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Nick_2112 [+]
...some think the Tiger bars place your hands and therefore elbows in an unnatural angle.
To ride with verve and elan -- get those elbows out! (otherwise, maybe not..?)  :033:
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: K1W1 on July 17, 2019, 12:36:37 AM
*Originally Posted by Rorut [+]
I did not know that the roadie had a different handlebar...

They used to back in the 2011-2014 models but I think that that is no longer the case. The Triumph web site says that the XR and XC ranges both have 795mm wide bars these days.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: cwadej on July 17, 2019, 03:25:53 PM
*Originally Posted by K1W1 [+]
They used to back in the 2011-2014 models but I think that that is no longer the case. The Triumph web site says that the XR and XC ranges both have 795mm wide bars these days.

All four XR show 795mm. Both XC show 805mm
From here:
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/adventure/tiger-800/specification (https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/adventure/tiger-800/specification)

Screenshots attached


Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rtwo on July 17, 2019, 03:56:01 PM
Some good info and photos here

https://advrider.com/f/threads/handlebars.1265451/



Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: K1W1 on July 17, 2019, 10:41:32 PM
*Originally Posted by cwadej [+]
All four XR show 795mm. Both XC show 805mm
From here:
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/adventure/tiger-800/specification (https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/adventure/tiger-800/specification)

Screenshots attached

I looked at the Triumph Australia web site. One of them is obviously wrong.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: chuckxc on July 17, 2019, 11:12:17 PM
 fwiw.....My 2018 XCX measures 805mm.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on July 18, 2019, 09:54:29 AM
*Originally Posted by Nick_2112 [+]
I believe the Explorer bars bend a little more back towards the rider, sort of less straight, some think the Tiger bars place your hands and therefore elbows in an unnatural angle.
This is exactly my issue. So now thinking of buying the explorer bars if that suits me better
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on July 18, 2019, 06:32:40 PM
Got a mint explorer handlebar today from ebay for 27.
How many holes needs to be drilled?
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on July 30, 2019, 03:28:38 PM
Just got the explorer bars. How many holes need to be drilled and do I need to do any other modificstions ?
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Phones on July 30, 2019, 04:36:18 PM
When I changed to Explorer bars I cut off the tabs that locate in the holes mounted switch gear have not moved in 4 years.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on July 30, 2019, 05:37:47 PM
*Originally Posted by Phones [+]
When I changed to Explorer bars I cut off the tabs that locate in the holes mounted switch gear have not moved in 4 years.
Thanks! So if not cutting the tabs thats only one hole thats need drilling for the switch gear? No mods at the bar ends for barkbusters ?
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Phones on July 30, 2019, 05:51:22 PM
I have Bark busters are on mine no mods necessary.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on July 30, 2019, 06:35:09 PM
*Originally Posted by Phones [+]
I have Bark busters are on mine no mods necessary.
Great thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: san on August 05, 2019, 01:20:20 PM
Hello. I installed a steering wheel from China on my 2014 XC. Native wheel of my numb hands. With a new wheel I go a year, very pleased with it, it is made very high quality. Photo below, and there is also a link to the store where I bought a steering wheel in China.

https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/32791691349.html

(https://images.weserv.nl/?url=www.triumphtiger.ru/forum/download/file.php?id=297&filename=IMG_20181105_151831+%E2%80%94+%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%8F.jpg)
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on August 13, 2019, 10:37:08 PM
*Originally Posted by Phones [+]
I have Bark busters are on mine no mods necessary.
Antoher thing I just thought about. I have the OEM heated grips. Do I need to remove the fuel tank to be able to locate and disconnect the heated grips or any other modifications/holes drilled for the heated wires om the 1200 handlebars?
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Phones on August 14, 2019, 07:05:11 AM
The Explorer had heated grips so holes for wires are there. Removing left heated grip is a pain without damaging it. As the OEM heated grips never worked well I changed mine for Oxford ones far better, Did not remove tank taking heated grips off from standard bars the wires connected behind left hand side panel on 2011 XC.
Good Luck.   
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: KildareMan on August 14, 2019, 07:44:37 AM
I'd bin the oem grips and fit some descent ones, like Oxford (excellent - really hot).
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on August 14, 2019, 08:28:38 AM
*Originally Posted by Phones [+]
The Explorer had heated grips so holes for wires are there. Removing left heated grip is a pain without damaging it. As the OEM heated grips never worked well I changed mine for Oxford ones far better, Did not remove tank taking heated grips off from standard bars the wires connected behind left hand side panel on 2011 XC.
Good Luck.

Thanks thats good to know!
Why is the left side a pain to remove? Any hints on how to without damaging it?
Would compressed air help?

At the moment Im staying with the OEM heated grips. Hot enough for me and Im not out riding much below zero anyways...
But thanks for the oxford recommendation
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: KildareMan on August 14, 2019, 10:41:22 AM
*Originally Posted by Rorut [+]
Thanks thats good to know!
Why is the left side a pain to remove? Any hints on how to without damaging it?
Would compressed air help?

At the moment Im staying with the OEM heated grips. Hot enough for me and Im not out riding much below zero anyways...
But thanks for the oxford recommendation

To be honest both sides are a pain.  You need to de-pin the plugs to allow the wires to pull through the bars.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on August 14, 2019, 02:42:58 PM
Depin the plugs?
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: KildareMan on August 14, 2019, 03:07:03 PM
*Originally Posted by Rorut [+]
Depin the plugs?

Remove the pins from the plastic plugs that connect the heated grips to the bike wiring harness.
Title: Re: Changing handlebars on 800XC
Post by: Rorut on August 14, 2019, 11:04:46 PM
I had no problems doing this mod. Pins came loose easily from the plugs with a very tiny flat screw driver. Did not drill any holes. Not needed for the heat wires. Left side the plastic pin was already broken and right side a bit more space between the throttle
and controller but no issue for me.

Everything felt much better, cant wait to take it out for a longer ride