SW Motech Kobra Handguards

Triumph’s stock handguards did little more than keep the breeze off your knuckles if they were adjusted right. When the Tiger took a tumble shattering the RH guard I decided to install SW Motech’s Kobra Handguards, the same hardware I used on my KLR. These installed in minutes with impressive tolerances on the milled mounting…

Puig Levers 2.0

The Tiger took a tap from a rental car in the parking lot of a motel and down it came on its right side, shattering the stock RH hand guard and bending the brake lever among other damage, just under two thousand dollars worth. Doesn’t take much. I decided to replace both levers with Puig…

Metzler Karoo 3 Rear.2

The Tiger got just over 7,200 on the first rear Karoo, the majority of those miles slabbed. I considered going with a less aggressive, road-oriented tire, but just don’t want to give up the outstanding dirt characteristics of this one while it leaves me wanting for nothing on pavement. The front Karoo is still at…

SW Motech Convertible Pegs

These on-road/off-road pegs convert easily to numb engine and road vibration on the slab and to provide excellent grip in the dirt. They’re also height-adjustable, dialing in for my left foot a better ride and shift position with a little tweak of the gear selector length.

Givi Trekker Outback Panniers

Calling anything on a motorcycle weatherproof is a misnomer, unless we’re talking about these panniers. O-ring sealed, riveted aluminum and reinforced polymer construction make these live up to the claim, not to mention bullet-proof, or I should say high and low side proof. And those clever Italians created a fail-safe way to know that the…

Auxiliary Power

While the Tiger has a European cig lighter port adjacent the ignition switch, I installed a RioRand 12V/5V socket and power port on the handlebar as well, to power the iPhone and InReach GPS. I’m not crazy about the quality, but it never failed me on the KLR so I thought to give it a…

Metzler Karoo 3 Tires

Read through¬†UTADV¬†and you’ll see the three consecutive failures of the rear tube in a new Shinko SR244. Come to find out, the tire itself, though the right size, would slip on the rim and bind the tube which would then fail along the creases. That’s when I vowed to not skimp on rubber. The Tiger…