I wanted heated grips but I prefer to avoid the thick, shinny grips you normally get. Therefore I purchased a Symtec Heated Grip kit. Symtec supply 2
heating elements in thin mylar which adhere to the handlebars. I then fitted a set of thin ProGrip 801 Race Grips over the top (See link to Winding Roads).
This gives me the best of both worlds. The end result is a Heated Grip which is thinner than a standard unheated Triumph Tiger grip. After 5 years still
TIP: I fix all my grips with double sided Golf Grip Tape, wrap it round the bars, peel off the backing and use lighter fuel as the lubricant, slide the new grip
on and leave overnight to set. Easy to apply and relatively easy to remove once you have cut the old grip off. I fitted the switch for the heated grips to a
home made bracket left of the Speedo.
Third set of Extra's for the Tiger 1050
The handle on the Triumph Tail Pack rubs against
the painted finish on the Tail Piece and leaves a
mark. So I stuck a piece of clear Fablon on the
tail then I put a Triumph sticker on top of the
Fablon. I think every Tiger should have a Triumph
TIP: This sticker came from a Sticker Sheet which
used to be a genuine Triumph Accessory - Part
The standard Tiger seat is comfortable for
about 150 miles then is starts to hurt, so for
long motorway trips I add a Sheepskin 'Pet
Blanket' which I bought on eBay for £10.
TIP: I cut the Sheepskin to size and hold it in
place with a large elastic band at the front
which goes round the seat. This allows me to
stand on the pegs without losing the
Sheepskin. My sheepskin is named "Sean"
after Wallace & Grommit. Whats yours called?
I fit a Medium size Cargo Net from Oxford
Products to the pillion seat. I discard the
metal hooks and attach it to the fabric loops
you can find under the standard seat with 4
small zip ties.
The Cargo net is perfect for stowing
oversuits, spare gloves, cans of drink,
sandwiches etc. Ideal for quick access
during a long day in the saddle. I have to
replace mine every year as the elastic
stretches with use. The cost is £6.. My
Triumph Tail Pack can be fitted on top if
I get some vibration through the handlebars. I think it is caused by either the Motrax Crash Bars or the
Hand Guards. To counteract the vibration I have fitted bar end weights from a Suzuki GSXR 1000
machined TIP: You really need a lathe to trim the GSXR weights to shorten the boss that fits inside the
Left Suzuki 190grams Right Triumph 114 grams
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