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    Re: Triumph service options

    Ive heard people say good things about the Triumph dealer in Salem, MA.

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    Re: Triumph service options

    Right now I'm waiting for the tall saddle, which is 35mm (about 1.5") higher. I also bought a used set of black powdercoated TRAX bags on eBay. Once they arrive I'll sell off the stock bags.

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    Re: Triumph service options

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Right now I'm waiting for the tall saddle, which is 35mm (about 1.5") higher. I also bought a used set of black powdercoated TRAX bags on eBay. Once they arrive I'll sell off the stock bags.
    Why would you do that? I think the stock bags look great on that bike. Of course it's your bike, not mine.

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    +1. Seems like you're setting up the Tiger like an adventure tourer... which is what you have the 'strom setup as.

    Do the factory bags suck or something?

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    Re: Triumph service options

    Lots of people like the factory bags, which use the same key as the ignition, are very water-tight, have replaceable outer skins and can be quickly removed and carried as luggage.



    For a number of reasons I prefer metal top-openers and the TRAX are what is available for this bike. This is not being set up as an "Adventure Touring" bike but having bags give you a lot of options.

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    Lots of other people like the aluminum top-opening buckets too. They range in price from a couple hunert bucks to over $2,000 for a pair of Touratecs.

    I've got the Triumph side-opening plastic/aluminum on my 800, and like the very much. The left side does fit a large full-coverage helmet, and I sometime ride around with them on the bike just to have a place to stow my jacket & lid while I have lunch. When I went to the Bennington Bash I found I have a Travelpro soft bag that fits inside the left one PERFECT. It cost 1/2 what the Triumph inner bags cost and probably fits better.

    So what about the top loader bags is it that you like? Just curious. For a road bike I really like the integrated look of the stock bags on the bike, and they look generously sized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Lots of people like the factory bags, which use the same key as the ignition, are very water-tight, have replaceable outer skins and can be quickly removed and carried as luggage.
    Sounds pretty darned good to me. I'd be willing to trade the top load of my givi's for having them keyed with the bike.

    But as with everything, YMMV.

    The Trax bags do look to be damned nice cases. I will probably never go back to not having cases on a bike. Love the utility of having storage like that on a bike. The 21L Givi E21's are a nice balance between function and form for my needs. Although having bigger bags better integrated with the bike (ie those Triumph bags) would not offend me.

    As I am sure you know, Suzuki's V-Strom bags blow.

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    One of the reason that I personally prefer the Triumph bags is because they worked hard to make the brackets not-so-noticeable when the bags aren't being used. That's something which appealed to me, having little hardware remaining when the bags are off the bike. Did the Trax bags come with all the brackets and hardware for a Tiger 1050? Are the ones you got also black?

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    Woodcraft stand to lubricate the chain FTW!


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    Re: Triumph service options

    That is one heckuva used bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whynot View Post
    That is one heckuva used bike!
    There were some scratches on one of the factory bag covers, and some surface rust on some screws from sitting under a cover, but almost everyone who has seen it thus far has assumed it's a new bike.

    But under the "plan for the worst, hope for the best" theory, R&G sliders from Twistedthrottle.



    Tomorrow it goes to CMD Compushreck for a "Penskectomy."

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    You going to have Peter rework the forks while it's there for the Penske shock?

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    Wholey sparkily clean! Great lookin' motorcycle there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SprintPoser View Post
    You going to have Peter rework the forks while it's there for the Penske shock?
    Yes.

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    Re: Triumph service options

    Could you explain to me in detail what suspension work you are having done, please?
    My front forks started leaking (2009 1050 +15k miles) and I must get them rebuilt soon so I don't miss the whole season and I am not sure of my options.
    You briefly mentioned it in the other thread but I never got a reply from them.
    Did they give you an estimate for the work?
    The SecondWind wants $255 but I assume that does not include different springs or upscale innards.
    I did get an account on the tiger1050.com...thank you

    So far I have made the following changes.
    handlebar extension
    changed suspension plates to lower back 1"
    lowered front fork 22mm
    replaced stock plugs with iridium plugs
    installed palmer adjustable wind screen bracket (helps a bit with wind noise)
    I purchased a mosfet regulator kit to replace the pos shunt regulator but haven't installed it yet (it's on the list)
    I use a YTZ14S for a battery.The stock replacement battery is pathetic and the ABS is extremely sensitive to low voltage.
    I need the throttle adjusted and synced.
    I need the valves adjusted.
    both are just outside my comfort zone...for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget View Post
    Could you explain to me in detail what suspension work you are having done, please?
    My front forks started leaking (2009 1050 +15k miles) and I must get them rebuilt soon so I don't miss the whole season and I am not sure of my options.
    You briefly mentioned it in the other thread but I never got a reply from them.
    Did they give you an estimate for the work?
    The SecondWind wants $255 but I assume that does not include different springs or upscale innards.
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    You'll have to ask Pete.

    He put in Racetech cartridge inserts on the SV, but Penske now makes their own line of fork products. I understand working on "upside down" forks is more difficult, but have never delved into it. I did the V-Strom and HD Sportster myself but those are typical Showa damper-rod forks. Stiffer springs on both ends will be another part of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget View Post
    Could you explain to me in detail what suspension work you are having done, please?/
    MSRP prices
    Penske Kit FORK COMPRESSION & REBOUND - either $262.50 or $312, not sure.
    higher rate springs - usually around $100.
    Penske 8987 - $1,195

    His prices are lower, but there's some labor on top of the parts.

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    Re: Triumph service options

    BTW, I discovered that not many people have a 22mm hex to remove the front axle. A 22mm hex socket is usually 3/4" drive. Some BMW's are also 22mm, don't know what else.

    Cruztools to the rescue - ordered for $10.

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    19mm x 22mm Axle Hex Adapter

    An increasing number of motorcycle axles have an inverted hex (“socket head”) on one side, which must be held in place to loosen the axle nut. Since hex wrenches of this size are not easily available, CruzTOOLS developed the Axle Hex Adapter with 19mm and 22mm hex sizes separated by an “E” clip. Measuring only one inch (25mm) long, one simply needs to use a standard socket or adjustable wrench in conjunction with the axle hex adapter. The adapter is forged using heat-treated carbon steel with a gold anodized finish. AH1922

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    Re: Triumph service options

    It looks like the Penske replacements are pretty awesome and the prices look fairly equal considering his excellent reputation.
    Thank you for the info.
    I am very interested in hearing your thoughts after you have taken it for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget View Post
    It looks like the Penske replacements are pretty awesome and the prices look fairly equal considering his excellent reputation.
    Thank you for the info.
    I am very interested in hearing your thoughts after you have taken it for a ride.
    Took it to work today, up Route 1 N of Boston, which has a bunch of rough pavement patches, manholes, concrete/Macadam transitions, bridge expansion joints, etc.

    It's unfuckingbelievable. And I didn't realize how much the front end sagged under braking until now - dramatic improvement.

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    Re: Triumph service options

    You mentioned higher rate springs...
    if you don't mind me asking, how much do you weigh and what rate are the springs?
    I read somewhere that the Tigers are factory set to someone that weighs between 160 and 180.

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    Re: Triumph service options

    You're right on the BWM using a 22 millimeter. I made one out of a Bolt and double nutted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    BTW, I discovered that not many people have a 22mm hex to remove the front axle. A 22mm hex socket is usually 3/4" drive. Some BMW's are also 22mm, don't know what else.

    Cruztools to the rescue - ordered for $10.
    I used a threaded coupler, then just use a regular socket to turn it. Cost about $2.

    Looks like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy View Post
    I used a threaded coupler, then just use a regular socket to turn it. Cost about $2.

    Looks like this:

    Triumph service options-11011374_coupling_nuts-jpg
    For what size? Where did you buy it?

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