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Tiger 800 - 800XC Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 800 - 800XC Tourer - Adventurer Tigers

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Wow, that soft bag looks like it might have more capacity then the hard bag.
It's 50 liters. Not really usable as a back rest, but should offer some security.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The hard case is only 36L..... I might switch it out. Does that work with the sliding carrage ? Maybe I could just put it on the pile on seat and have a rediculous amount of storage......
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have the soft duffel bag (Adventure Tail Pack Bag A9510096) also and really like it. As framebinder stated, it is 50L.

My girlfriend lives 2 hours away, and I ride to visit her about every other weekend. This thing is perfect to hold clothes for an entire weekend and then a little more. It attaches/detaches very quickly with plastic buckles-so I can just carry the bag inside like my typical basketball duffel bag that I would take if I had my car. The other side of the plastic buckles loop onto the frame. You can see how they attach better in the manual here: http://store.proitalia.com/downloads...s/A9510096.pdf

I got mine off eBay for approximately $180, but list is $220. My only problem I have had is that I rode without the bag, but left the mounting straps on the bike, and the front right one (positioned above the exhausted) end up sitting on the exhaust and melting. I think I will replace it and use some velcro to mount it underneath so its out of the way because it is a pain to remove them each time, then risk misplacing it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I put over 8K on my xc this summer with the rear triumph top case and matching side cases. They rattle on gravel and dirt roads but no problems so far. Wife was riding 2 up with me and we had the cases loaded. They kept out the rain and most of the dust. I liked the fact that the bikes ignition key is also the same key for all three cases. I mounted the carrier brackets myself. They move from side to side as intended, but did not notice any adverse effect while riding. We did some 2-track roads in Colorado and 14 mountain passes, plus many trips over Bear Tooth Pass near Red Lodge, MT.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I have the Triumph 36L unit. It seems fine to me and worked well on my trip where I packed for 2 people (and one of them a WOMAN!)


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Old 12-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I just ordered a Caribou 25 liter top case for my Tiger 800. Most top cases that I looked at were either too big for my taste, too small, or not waterproof. Even though this case isn't much to look at, it will hopefully serve its purpose--which is to carry stuff to work (like my laptop) and what not.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Say, tell us about your panniers and racks. And are those Heidenau K-60's?
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They are Wolfman Expedition Dry panniers and Wolfman racks. 100% waterproof. I highly recommend them. The racks hug the bike well and are very sturdy. They also have adapters that can be purchased to use with other brand panniers. Yes that is a K60 rear. I run a TKC 80 on front. The combonation is really good for both dirt and pavement. This seems to be the optimal choice for me on and off road.

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I just ordered a Caribou 25 liter top case for my Tiger 800. Most top cases that I looked at were either too big for my taste, too small, or not waterproof. Even though this case isn't much to look at, it will hopefully serve its purpose--which is to carry stuff to work (like my laptop) and what not.
I may have commented on another thread so I apologize for any duplication but I have since received and mounted the Caribou 25 liter top case on my 2012 Triumph Tiger and couldn't be happier. It appears to be smaller than many of the top cases that I have seen and consider to be too large but still is perfectly adequate for my purposes. I love it. My backpack with my 17" MacBook Pro laptop fits in it perfectly and I don't have to worry about water getting inside. This is one serious top case that appears to be not only waterproof but virtually indestructible. Unfortunately, I injured my back pretty seriously in late December so I haven't been able to ride or give it a lot of road testing since then but was able to test it briefly before that.

I'll try to post a photo soon.

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