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Old 05-24-2012, 06:44 AM   #12916
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Difference between tubeless vs tube tires is huge... also available front tires (and their profiles) can be a big difference - as an example, I ran a Anakee2 100-90/19 H rated (bias ply?) and hit the side wear bars in 2.5k. Replaced with an Anakee2 110-80/19 Z rated (radial) and I'm now at 4k with barely noticeable wear. Not to mention that the sidewall tread on the narrower tire was much more limited.

However if you're a real scratcher, the non-XC has pretty crappy ground clearance.... seriously, it's worse than my previous Harley (XR).
Umm. Really? I ride with a Daytona 675, a Daytona 955, a Hypermotard 796 and a couple Aprilia's. I don't have any problems in the corners keeping up with them. I have caught the end of the sidestand a few times but I also have a bigger pad on it than stock.
Maybe I just hang off more than most?

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:33 AM   #12917
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So you've had good luck with bike bandit? Their website says Triumph parts take an extra 10 days. I'll call them tomorrow. Thanks!
BB can get Tiger 800 parts, but the parts catalog is not yet on their site. You can find it below. Put it in your cart, then click on the part to the the Triumph Part number: http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triump...odel_id=560040
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #12918
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BB can get Tiger 800 parts, but the parts catalog is not yet on their site.
It is on the site for a while now.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:35 AM   #12919
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It is on the site for a while now.
You are correct. My mistake.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:43 AM   #12920
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Umm. Really? I ride with a Daytona 675, a Daytona 955, a Hypermotard 796 and a couple Aprilia's. I don't have any problems in the corners keeping up with them. I have caught the end of the sidestand a few times but I also have a bigger pad on it than stock.
Maybe I just hang off more than most?

Jim
+1 on that.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #12921
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Got my Madstad screen installed yesterday. Good quality stuff here, and a breeze to install. I could of used this on my trip to Flagstaff, did 1,200 miles - 75% of the time in horrid wind.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #12922
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Umm. Really? I ride with a Daytona 675, a Daytona 955, a Hypermotard 796 and a couple Aprilia's. I don't have any problems in the corners keeping up with them. I have caught the end of the sidestand a few times but I also have a bigger pad on it than stock.
Maybe I just hang off more than most?

Jim
Or maybe you have to ride to Georgia to find a corner? The only time I got to ride twisties in Fla was at the race track in West Palm.

Off roading was good practice for learning sand riding. I had a Husky 5 speed Auto, a hoot in Sugar Sand.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #12923
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Got my Madstad screen installed yesterday. Good quality stuff here, and a breeze to install. I could of used this on my trip to Flagstaff, did 1,200 miles - 75% of the time in horrid wind.


Never saw anybody set one upright like that. I should think you might get some buffeting with the screen being so far away from your helmet.
I rake mine at just a smige more upright than the black plate for speed (touring) runs, same as black plate for local riding.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #12924
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Umm. Really? I ride with a Daytona 675, a Daytona 955, a Hypermotard 796 and a couple Aprilia's. I don't have any problems in the corners keeping up with them. I have caught the end of the sidestand a few times but I also have a bigger pad on it than stock.
Maybe I just hang off more than most?

Jim
We all know riding has less to do with the bike, than it does with the rider. I ride a lot of tight technical stuff where the best bike would probably be a <500cc super motard, and I do get my butt off the seat. Over the last decade, I've owned a R1100S, R1150GS, WR250X, XR1200, and T800. Only ever touched hard parts down on the last two bikes, and most frequently on the Tiger, and I'd argue that I've been slowing down (getting old). Weighing in at 150lbs, I've always set my unladened preload to <25%.... on the Tiger, I'm starting to bump that up to 30-45%... not ideal as the rear starts to feel too stiff vs the front.

To say it has less clearance than a "Harley" may seem like a cut.... but the XR was one hell of cornering demon - here's a typical tire off that bike Clicky.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #12925
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I understand precisely what you mean. I used to be more or less regular at track days and motorcycle track school and I also own an SV650 with aftermarket suspension for my 160lbs frame.
I definitely have to get off the bike (T800) more than I do on the SV to avoid scrapping. The front is soft and I have to avoid braking hard before a turn, which is a good thing for street riding anyway. I also noticed that my hands get fatigued because I hold on to the bars instead of leaning over to them, like you do on sport / sport touring bikes. I am known to be an aggressive street rider and most experienced riders on sport bikes have to pay attention following me whether it be on the Tiger or SV.

I did increase preload to about 20 clicks (4 lines showing) out. More than that, and it’s start getting too hard for my weight.

Rode about a 1000 miles on the bike this weekend and overall I am very happy.







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We all know riding has less to do with the bike, than it does with the rider. I ride a lot of tight technical stuff where the best bike would probably be a <500cc super motard, and I do get my butt off the seat. Over the last decade, I've owned a R1100S, R1150GS, WR250X, XR1200, and T800. Only ever touched hard parts down on the last two bikes, and most frequently on the Tiger, and I'd argue that I've been slowing down (getting old). Weighing in at 150lbs, I've always set my unladened preload to <25%.... on the Tiger, I'm starting to bump that up to 30-45%... not ideal as the rear starts to feel too stiff vs the front.

To say it has less clearance than a "Harley" may seem like a cut.... but the XR was one hell of cornering demon - here's a typical tire off that bike Clicky.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #12926
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Yep. Don't know why I skipped that one from Bike Bandit in my search. Does everybody else just buy straight from the dealership?
I have been running stock and uni pre filter. there is another company that makes one but i can't remember the name. its three letters. tdr, drt, ..... something like that. I can see it in my head.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #12927
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Wow. I like that blue. I would have gotten that I think over the orange had it been available.




For the US folks, where are you finding the best pricing on the K60's??
I get mine from Engle Motors in Kansas City.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:15 PM   #12928
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i have been running stock and uni pre filter. There is another company that makes one but i can't remember the name. Its three letters. Tdr, drt, ..... Something like that. I can see it in my head.
bmc?

http://www.pureperformancecycles.com...1-Tiger-800-XC
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #12929
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yep! BMC
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #12930
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I get mine from Engle Motors in Kansas City.
Do they usually keep K60's in stock or do they order them for you? If they are stock I'm going to stop in for a pair next time I'm in town.
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