11 March 2012

Tiger Farkeling

I ordered quite a few things for my Tiger already and some of them arrived. So far I have been seriously underwhelmed.

For now, I'm not going to name the products I am disappointed in to give the manufacturers a fair chance to respond first, but to be clear: so far only the Triumph OEM accessories have fit properly. I have bought a few aftermarket parts and so far was not able to make one of them fit. And I don't mean "fit properly" I mean "fit at all".

To give the manufacturers and retailers a chance to respond I have written emails to all of them and will see what comes back there.

So far - very happy with the Tiger and the Triumph parts, very unhappy with all aftermarket parts I have bought.


  1. Sounds like some of the aftermarket part companies didn't do their homework. I hope they make it right for you.

  2. So far, I have been in contact with both manufacturers and the distributors, we'll see what comes out of that. Not happy about the situation as it means I don't have a working top case base plate for quite a while until this is sorted out. The rest isn't so pressing.

    There is rain in the forecast anyways, so I'm thinking of just getting my heated grips installed soon, which is a larger project anyways (tank has to come off). I might also take the opportunity of getting the Triumph fog lights and install both items in one go, so that I have to do wiring under the tank only once.