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Old 05-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #12871
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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   #12872
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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   #12873
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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   #12874
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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   #12875
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #12876
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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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Old 05-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #12877
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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.
in stock. call them first because they said they are selling them like hot cakes. last time i was in they said they sold out but had more on order. I'm actually headed there now. I'll ask if I remember.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #12878
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Aux light switch

^^^ I forgot to ask, sorry!

Has anyone used the Triumph aux light switch on non stock lights? There are four wires and my lights have 3. What wires go where? Thanks!!!

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #12879
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Aux light switch were can I get one?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #12880
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Aux light switch were can I get one?
got mine from the dealer
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:56 AM   #12881
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Has anyone used the Triumph aux light switch on non stock lights? There are four wires and my lights have 3. What wires go where? Thanks!!!
So I got some Rigid Industries Denali D2 Aux lights. I don't have them mounted yet but I finally got them all wired up last night. The lights have 3 wires coming out of the the harness and the switch has 5. It took me several tries to figure out what goes where. I used the Triumph Aux light switch thats mounts to the clutch clamp. Anyhow, if anyone else tries the same combo below are what wires go to what... After I get them all mounted up I'll post some pics.

Red and White - Red
Grey - Blue
Black and Black - Black
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:29 AM   #12882
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So I got some Rigid Industries Denali D2 Aux lights. I don't have them mounted yet but I finally got them all wired up last night. The lights have 3 wires coming out of the the harness and the switch has 5. It took me several tries to figure out what goes where. I used the Triumph Aux light switch thats mounts to the clutch clamp. Anyhow, if anyone else tries the same combo below are what wires go to what... After I get them all mounted up I'll post some pics.

Red and White - Red
Grey - Blue
Black and Black - Black

Please post some pics once you get the install done. Thanks
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:44 AM   #12883
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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.

You have the same hand guards and Madstad windshield as I do on my Roadie. As a trial, I also installed the winglets on my bike as you have. But I found that they severely limited how much I could turn the handlebars. My bars are rotated somewhat forward, perhaps that caused the interference or just perhaps the lower bars of the Roadie.

BTW, I agree with an earlier poster who commented that for highway riding the most comfortable windshield position is essentially parallel to the black base plate.

I just returned from a four day, 2100 mile road trip and for my 5 ft 10 in height, that position was the most comfortable of the six different positions that I tried. In addition to the windshield being parallel to the base plate, I also have it adjusted far away from the base plate to create a relatively large opening between the base plate and the windshield and I adjusted mine somewhat higher than shown in this picture.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #12884
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Has anybody found a folding shifter (other than touraripoff)?
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #12885
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Fyi

SB 439 for VIN's 466334 thru 501587.

This is for a new shifter return spring. Triumph is not sending out letters & dealers act like they don't want to mess with this unless you have a problem. If you call them & let them know that you know, then they'll do the recall.
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