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Old 06-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #13021
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How much does the RPM go up on the highway?
No idea. I just ride it. Not enough for me to tell much difference. Sorry.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #13022
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Had to share...just back from a trip to the TT where I rode a friend's 600 Fazer. Nice bike, very competent but boring as all hell. I went out on the Tigger first thing Saturday morning and it took me all of 5 seconds to realize (again) that this bike is simply fantastic. I had a grin from ear to ear while riding it - Fazer did nothing for me.

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #13023
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Had to share...just back from a trip to the TT where I rode a friend's 600 Fazer. Nice bike, very competent but boring as all hell. I went out on the Tigger first thing Saturday morning and it took me all of 5 seconds to realize (again) that this bike is simply fantastic. I had a grin from ear to ear while riding it - Fazer did nothing for me.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #13024
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Remember a few Triumph triples have been known to go through a wee bit of oil. I think it was Bike magazine that blew up a Tiger 1050 by letting it get low on oil. We've had no issues with my wife's Street Triple and I don't have enough miles on my Tiger. I regularly check my oil anyway so not really a concern.
After reading this post, I decided to check my oil. I was down about 1/4 of a liter. I've put 3000 km on it since the last oil change so I think that is acceptable. Especially considering a lot of it is "spirited" driving ;
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #13025
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I went out on the Tigger first thing Saturday morning and it took me all of 5 seconds to realize (again) that this bike is simply fantastic. I had a grin from ear to ear while riding it...
I know exactly what you mean...
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:22 PM   #13026
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Nice report.. just curious what you and your luggage weighed in at, and what preload setting (as a %) you use? I would agree that ground clearance is one of biggest limitations of this otherwise sporty bike.
I stopped at the truck scale on the way home and weighed the whole setup at 350 kilos. With me off the bike the weight was 250 kilos. This scale measures to the nearest 10 kilos, so fairly crude. I had the suspension preload on the rear turned 100% in with the luggage and about 60% at different times. There seemed very little difference and no discernible difference in the rear end swaying.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:49 PM   #13027
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Thanks, so ~220 lbs and 60%... that sounds about right - I'm probably about a 160 and am finding 30/40% to be a good compromise between ground clearence, comfort and balance to the front end.

Guess you can forget the two-up touring though.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #13028
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New GPS mount from Twisted Throttle

I just saw this today:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/7475/

which is a bite in the ass as I was just about ready to drop the money on the SW Motech one:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6167/

Now i have some more thinking to do...
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:00 PM   #13029
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I just saw this today:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/7475/

which is a bite in the ass as I was just about ready to drop the money on the SW Motech one:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6167/

Now i have some more thinking to do...
Holy crap, 60 bucks plus shipping

I think I paid 20 tops to put the GPS in exactly the same place on my Tigger.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #13030
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I just saw this today:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/7475/

which is a bite in the ass as I was just about ready to drop the money on the SW Motech one:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6167/

Now i have some more thinking to do...
Or you could just drill two holes into the alloy screen bracket and achieve the same result for the cost of the diamond RAM mount http://www.ram-mount-uk.com/ram-b-238.htm.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #13031
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Somebody posted awhile back looking for a guinea pig with a Madstad setup. they were curious about removing the screen for summer use. Well, here ya go



I kinda like how it looks.





But, how does it work? Well, you definitely get more airflow, and if that is your thing this is a great option. At 6'1", 32" inseam there is no buffeting or turbulence. It's a nice ride, and definitely helps on a warm day, but at the expense of noise. It's loud. Not stock screen loud, but loud enough.

I tried it with and without the winglets and it didn't seem to make a huge difference. I put about 50 miles on it on the way to work this morning on freeway and mostly backroads. I'll probably put the screen back on, but I'll be removing on really hot days to aid in cooling.

Oh, and keep your eyes on the your headlights. Mine has developed a nasty condensation problem. the dealer is "pretty sure" it's under warranty.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #13032
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^^ I did a 200 miler without my Madstad screen.... I concur, my screen went back on the next day and is staying on. I'll take a little less noise over a little more cooling airflow.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #13033
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Madstad trick

Another thing you can do with the Madstad is turn the screen upside down and remount it. Works because the mounting holes are symmetrical. First time I heard of this I thought the guy was joking but he demonstrated it and I became a believer.

Looks a little strange but a good trick if you are caught on a hot day in slow traffic.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #13034
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^^ I did a 200 miler without my Madstad screen.... I concur, my screen went back on the next day and is staying on. I'll take a little less noise over a little more cooling airflow.
Yeah. It makes me want to get a really small screen to try. Mark talked me into a 20" screen and I generally run it pretty low. I wish I got a smaller screen.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #13035
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Actually I had requested some specific changes and also had to draw a level line across the sdes of the seat. The area of the seat I tend to sit on is the narrowest section which is making it uncomfortable. Will wait for your results and will probably have to send the seat back for some rework.

BTW: Last May/June when I had the seat worked on, I was told that they had just received a Tiger 800 to use to design a new seat.
Update on my Sargent seat build:

I received a call from one of the owners at Sargent last week. He asked if he could keep my seat a bit longer, says they were waiting on a loaned Tiger to show up. They wanted to use my seat for the foam development process for their upcoming T800 seat. It sounded like a fairly time consuming and tedious process, but the end result is several people tuning and re-tuning the seat foam and seat shape over a course of several days until they get it exactly the way they want it. For me it sounds like quite probably the most attention given to any custom or aftermarket seat I've ever ordered, and I've had many over the years.

Once it comes back I'll post my thoughts and some photos. Probably be a couple more weeks at this point. I'm pretty confident it will be everything I've been hoping for.
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