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Old 08-10-2011, 09:21 AM   #7861
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2009 KLR's had an issue with bad rings. My local dealer replaced mine free of charge. I actually had him install a Big Bore Kit and he did that with no labor charge.It wasn't your breakin process it was a mgf issue.

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I'm very familiar with the issue. It was more prominent on the 08s. Supposedly a different ring was used on the 09s. I still have some oil burn but it really is to be expected on 650 singles. The KLR will be for sale sometime in the near future anyways when I actually get some time to clean it up and fix all the stuff I broke. The tiger is superior in EVERY way! That's why I bought it. Not enough go juice from the 650 to keep me happy. Personally I think the stock suspension performs way better on the tiger than the klr's with a bunch of money dumped into it as well. So so so happy with the tiger.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #7862
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I'm very familiar with the issue. It was more prominent on the 08s. Supposedly a different ring was used on the 09s. I still have some oil burn but it really is to be expected on 650 singles.
NO... Only with KLR's. The DR650 and the BMW 650 singles don't have this issue....


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Old 08-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #7863
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NO... Only with KLR's. The DR650 and the BMW 650 singles don't have this issue....
XR's burn oil also....
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:01 AM   #7864
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XR's burn oil also....
That sir is a fact I am well aware of haha.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:52 PM   #7865
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NO... Only with KLR's. The DR650 and the BMW 650 singles don't have this issue....


True, my DR650 does not use any oil.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:03 PM   #7866
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True, my DR650 does not use any oil.
My Dakar 650GS does not use any oil either.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:12 PM   #7867
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Is there a full exhaust system w/o a cat available for the Tiger 800/800XC? Has anyone opened the cat and removed the guts?

I live in SW Florida and it's hot and humid this time of year, I'd like to reduce the heat on my lower legs and suspect much of it is coming from the cat.

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Someone just recently posted on Tiger800.co.uk with photos of their exhaust sans cat. Basically took headers to local engineering company who cut the cat section out & welded a suitable pipe in place of.

Would suggest re-tuning to the Arrow tune if doing this.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:26 PM   #7868
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I've led a trail ride (we call it "green laning") around the Salisbury area of the UK in the company of 9 KTMs of various shapes and one other T800XC.
The conditions were tricky in places because there had been some rain which filled all the puddles. Some very deep. The Tiger held its own very well. In fact I did a lot of waiting for the group to catch up.
Verdict? Very capable.
A small taste of the ride....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0eVj..._order&list=UL

There were some breakages so we were down to 6 for this photo...


Very nice BT ........

So how do you like the Heidi Scouts?

That is the tire I plan on putting on mine, when I purchase it. It's either that, or TKCs, but I'm really looking for more of a true 50 /50 tire, and I think the Scouts are the way to go.

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:32 PM   #7869
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NO... Only with KLR's. The DR650 and the BMW 650 singles don't have this issue....



It's cool. I came to terms with the fact that my KLR burns some oil........ So I bought the Tiger!!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:42 PM   #7870
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Bought mine today!!

I bought my White Tiger today and pick it up tomorrow!! i got a 800XC with ABS.

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #7871
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It's cool. I came to terms with the fact that my KLR burns some oil........ So I bought the Tiger!!!
That's a great solution!


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White I bought my Tiger today and pick it up tomorrow!! i got a 800XC with ABS.
Congratulations!! Enjoy that XC.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #7872
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Neither my Speed Triple (40K) or my Sprint (30K) user so much as a drop of oil between changes. I'm pretty sure design rule #1 for every new Triumph is 'Do NOT leak/use oil..."
My 1050 Tiger used oil. Not a lot, but I definitely had to watch it between changes.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:56 PM   #7873
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Tweaked a previous mod to the bike.

I didn't like how the clutch cable had to go up and over the Bark buster hand guard mounts (It didn't effect the operation, I'm just a little picky). So I purchased some Moose Racing parts to make a hybrid hand guard. Yes, it would have made sense to go with the Moose handguards but I wasn't a big fan of the plastics part (remember, picky).

Don't tell the wife I spent more money on the same project!

The brake side wasn't a problem because you could adjust it out of the way but we must have symmetry! And they come in pairs anyway.

I haven't done any hand guard "testing", do they move on impact? I know that depends on the severity of the testing. To me they seem like they would pivot downward. I was just wondering.....
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:11 AM   #7874
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So I went to check out the tiger today. Here's what happened. Spotted one XC. Sales guy approached, asked me if I had any questions. I asked if it was the only one they had. Told me it was then he told me it was the demo and said it wasn't for sale until the 2012's come in. Really?....So I'd have to wait? He says yes, but I'm going to buy it as soon as it's time to sell it. Uh...wait a minute...I thought I was the customer here
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:28 AM   #7875
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So I went to check out the tiger today. Here's what happened. Spotted one XC. Sales guy approached, asked me if I had any questions. I asked if it was the only one they had. Told me it was then he told me it was the demo and said it wasn't for sale until the 2012's come in. Really?....So I'd have to wait? He says yes, but I'm going to buy it as soon as it's time to sell it. Uh...wait a minute...I thought I was the customer here
The 2012's are out. I bought my XC in June and it is a 2012.
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