Not a problem though, I added a different RAM mount (Did I mention that I love RAM mounts?) to the handle bar clamp and everything is golden again:
|Handle Bar Clamp RAM Mount for GPS|
This worked out to be really great as it moves the GPS also in a better position for me. I now have the choice of a center mounted or a slightly left mounted GPS (the speedo is still visible, it's just the camera angle):
|Center Mounted GPS|
|Left Mounted GPS|
Overall, I really like the GPS there as it doesn't move around as much anymore and doesn't get plastered in bugs after a longer ride ...
The other thing that bugged me for a while was my heavy tool roll which I was carrying around in my topcase as the OEM tools of the Tiger are just as bad a joke as the BMW ones. In the topcase the tool roll was a 2kg heavy item on the loose as I rarely have much else in there and I absolutely didn't like the thing in there all the time.
Now, the Tiger has some space under the passenger seat where you can put the OEM Triumph U-Lock. I've never used a U-Lock on a bike and I'm not going to, therefore that space could be modified to take my tools. I cut out the plastic holders for the lock to create a more open space and voila, here it is:
|Kriega Tool Roll Under the Rear Seat|
This tool roll has pretty much everything I might need when on the road - I need to optimize just a bit more towards the Tiger, it's still a bit BMW biased, but I also might need it for Andrea's BMW F650GS, therefore I can't take too much out. But I might still be able to optimize slightly. Here's a not too good photo of the contents, I will save a full list of items and better photos for a separate entry.
|Tool Roll Contents|
It fits perfectly together with a small rag in that space under the seat, is in a position where I can't bang around anymore and where the weight is way better positioned than high up and all the way to the rear inside the topcase.
One of the next tasks will be to get the 12V power cable I have for the GPS and the Touratech cradle mated with a Powerlet plug and I can drive my GPS right from the socket next to the ignition key. I can already do this with a RAM cradle I have for the GPS and a full Powerlet cable but I actually like the Touratech cradle so will probably continue to use that one and adapt the cable to the Tiger.