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Old 08-03-2011, 07:16 AM   #46
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Thanks dude!

Have you ordered panniers for the KTM yet? OEM or aftermarket?

I thought about stealing part of your personalized license tag the other day but I was going to use a "T" on the end. I decided to not waste the money on Hinds county in the end

Let's go riding sometime.

I prefer soft luggage over hard, so I ordered the racks that fit my Wolfman soft luggage that I was using on the KLR. I've got the racks, I just haven't put them on yet.

Aw man, I wish you would have done that! That would be cool.

I am ready to ride! Well sorta. I just ordered all the filters and screens for the first oil change; they should be here next week.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:42 AM   #47
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I prefer soft luggage over hard, so I ordered the racks that fit my Wolfman soft luggage that I was using on the KLR. I've got the racks, I just haven't put them on yet.

Aw man, I wish you would have done that! That would be cool.

I am ready to ride! Well sorta. I just ordered all the filters and screens for the first oil change; they should be here next week.

Soft bags are good and I wish I had done that on the DR instead of the HT panniers. I might go bag to that and sell teh HT panniers on down the road.

You mean GG did not have your screens and filter in stock, do what! I picked up my gallon of Yamalube, 1 qt of Yamalube rear drive oil and a Yamaha oil filter all for $36 bucks yesterday. All in stock.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:47 AM   #48
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I considered getting something cute on my new tag, also... But if only the 8-10 of y'all would get it, it ain't worth the money!!!
I kept the same one I had before, which most people outside ADV won't get, but that's probably a good thing

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:50 AM   #49
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Roy If you get the chance I'd love some more detailed pics of the panniers and the mounting system. Are the connections plastic like the BMW system cases or metel?

I've found a couple Teneres within a few hours of me on the showrooms for retail, which isnt a bad price at the moment. I'd be picking one up and selling my GS BUT I have a ride to CO coming up soon and dont want to get in the middle of getting a new bike ready and then not be able to get the panniers or something.
Yes unfortunately the bags are a hard ABS plastic nothing real durable imo. The locks are as crappy as everyone told me they would be. The bags look great however. Not real big. The use of security torx bolts on the rack and on the lock sets really gave me trouble. They are odd sizes and the lock set ones are as soft as butter. If I had to do it over I would have just bit the $$ bullet and bought Tourtech panniers and racks. These are nice don't get me wrong but no where near worth what they are going for. Not sure who makes them for yamaha but if I knew I'd steer clear of their products. The racks are well built steel pieces and hardly noticeable on the bike without bags on. Thats about it if not for the Torx nightmare it would have all went on in about 2 hours as it was I went on my DR650 to buy the required torx only to get a front flat on it and get home to fine out the large torx was not big enough. I managed to improvise from that point on and now I have a front flat to fix on my DR this afternoon. 60 lbs of air in the tire got me home but went flat less than 10 minutes after parking it in the shop, wheeeeew.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:55 AM   #50
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I guess I'll play. I got a 2011 Tiger 800XC ABS from Capitol Sports back in April. I absolutely love the Tiger. I have 3 other bikes & have not even cranked them since I took delivery. It handles like a sportbike on the Tarmac. Offroad it is still impressing me everytime I ride. One day me & nanohiccup rode in the pouring rain for 10hrs including a deep mud hole that we went thru twice & the Tiger did not miss a beat. The stock windshield is more of a fairing than a windshield, but in this heat it's fine. The whole bike can be described with one word "SMOOTH".
My list of stuff:
15th front sprocket (down from a 16th)
Front fender extender
Center stand
Engine guards
Sump guard
Oil filter guard
Headlight guard
Jesse luggage
Micatech top case
Mud sling (home made)
Karoo T rubber
Throttle lock
Highway pegs
Givi windshield (for long trips & cold)
Seal saver wraps (Velcro type)
Shorty levers (waiting for some real handguards before I install)

I think thats about it.





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Old 08-03-2011, 09:30 AM   #51
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You mean GG did not have your screens and filter in stock, do what! I picked up my gallon of Yamalube, 1 qt of Yamalube rear drive oil and a Yamaha oil filter all for $36 bucks yesterday. All in stock.

Now you know my four quarts of Motorex and screen/filter kit was way more than that!

I went ahead and ordered two oil change kits so I don't have to wait the next time I change the oil.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:32 AM   #52
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Nice ride Rob Dirt.

Hey Rob, I tried to get the Karoo 2 T for my bike, but they don't make one like yours for the rear. The other Karoo 2 is a 10% on and 90% off tire, so I elected to go with the TKC's instead. Dangit.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #53
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Now you know my four quarts of Motorex and screen/filter kit was way more than that!

I went ahead and ordered two oil change kits so I don't have to wait the next time I change the oil.
Got Gear has been making a lot off us boys here lately. I had to buy my 7th battery tender there saturday. The panniers and skid plate was another cha chang $$ so when he told me only $36 for all the oil products and filter I was like hell yea cheapest thing I've bought here in a month. I am not using any special oils never have since back in '95 I had a GSXR-750 clutch go to slipping off synthetic. I said then no more high dollar oil. I wil be using old 10w40 straight dino Yamalube in the S10. They should be stocking that KTM stuff if they are going to sell them, just my opinion ya know.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #54
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Nice ride Rob Dirt.
Thanks! I'm trying to wait for cooler weather to take a 2 week vacation, but I'm running out of patience.






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Hey Rob, I tried to get the Karoo 2 T for my bike, but they don't make one like yours for the rear. The other Karoo 2 is a 10% on and 90% off tire, so I elected to go with the TKC's instead. Dangit.
It's just their version of the TKC. I wish the Tiger had an 18" rear. Have you had any FI issues?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:40 AM   #55
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Those white Tigers are purty.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:13 AM   #56
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It's just their version of the TKC. I wish the Tiger had an 18" rear. Have you had any FI issues?

Supposedly, the TKC's are 60% off and 40% on.

No, I haven't had any FI issues; the bike purrs like a Tige......er......I mean growls like a lion! It really seems to run very smoothly. The only trouble I've had so far is the stupid dust cap on the right tank lid.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #57
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Thanks! I'm trying to wait for cooler weather to take a 2 week vacation, but I'm running out of patience.
right there with you man I do like that Tiger
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #58
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right there with you man I do like that Tiger



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Old 08-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #60
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front end conversion is complete except for mounting a tire.

go check it out. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=711672&page=2
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