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Old 07-09-2012, 06:45 AM   #13411
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Careful with the Simple Green. It will take the finish off the engine very quickly unless it's diluted etc. - a friend made a huge mess of his S3 by using Simple Green on his engine.
On the advice of my dealer I tried simple green. The engine is now a nice matte black
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:49 AM   #13412
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On the advice of my dealer I tried simple green. The engine is now a nice matte black
Yup. So is the engine on my mate's S3. Undiluted it's very powerful stuff - use with extreme care.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #13413
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Simple Green

Only necessary if there is a lot of caked on oil and dirt. Yes, it will etch aluminum and oxidize powder coating. Very important to spray with water first, wash with car soap, hose off.

My road bikes hardly ever get washed. I think my Versys got washed a couple of times in two and a half years and 7500 miles. The dirtbikes and dualsports after every ride.

Have never ruined a bike yet from washing it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:10 AM   #13414
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Wait until your bike cools off. Never use Simple Green (or similar) on any parts that are still warm.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:54 PM   #13415
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I think I've washed my Tiger once since I bought it (over 19,000 miles ago). That's what rain is for.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #13416
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parts list?

Hit a deer. Need to order some plastic parts in front of the forks. Any source better than dealer or bike bandit? TIA

Triumph Parts Locator has decent blow ups and lists. Best so far, but no USA source so far.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #13417
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Hit a deer. Need to order some plastic parts in front of the forks. Any source better than dealer or bike bandit? TIA
don't think there is. maybe let your insurance company deal with it...?
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #13418
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Yup. So is the engine on my mate's S3. Undiluted it's very powerful stuff - use with extreme care.
Umm, yeah. I use it to strip paint and primer on models. Not a chance I'd use it on a painted surface that I cared about without cutting it significantly with water and rinsing it immediately.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:10 PM   #13419
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Hit a deer.
I know your pain...



(not on the Tiger though)
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:02 AM   #13420
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Hit a deer. Need to order some plastic parts in front of the forks. Any source better than dealer or bike bandit? TIA

Triumph Parts Locator has decent blow ups and lists. Best so far, but no USA source so far.
I've been buying some part though these guys on the Fleabay, so I don't know if they discount everyday prices, but on the Flea they are very reasonable and have fast shipping.

http://myworld.ebay.com/hattiesburgc...84.m1497.l2754
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:09 AM   #13421
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Just out of curiosity, do you have both keys on the same keyring?
Negative. One is in the house and the other on the bike... I originally thought this might be the issue.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #13422
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Showed dings caused by the centerstand on the underside of my Roadies swingarm to the dealer and I am now getting a new swingarm.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #13423
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Showed dings caused by the centerstand on the underside of my Roadies swingarm to the dealer and I am now getting a new swingarm.
Hi BasePC,
New swingarm? Are the dents that substantial? New centerstand too then to prevent it from happening again?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #13424
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So, last weekend I got my center stand installed - best farkle on the bike so far ...

And today the 15mm raising links arrived and I got them installed:





I installed just the links, then did a short test ride. I might imagine it but I think it falls just ever so slightly quicker into corners. Not a big difference, but I think it's noticeable. I'll know more when I have a chance to go out and ride my favorite routes.

After that I moved the front forks down so that they sit flush with the upper fork clamp now. That gives me about 4mm more in the front and 15mm in the rear. Long term we'll see whether I'm still dragging the foot pegs. Probably - though just a bit later and maybe not as often.

But one thing is certain: I'm very happy that I bought only the 15mm raising links.

The rear wheel is still about 10mm off the ground when the bike is on the standard Roadie center stand, it doesn't lean much further on the side stand and I didn't notice any other issues with this.

The next step will be to get the front suspension upgraded. Want to look into getting Traxxion AK-20 fork cartridges installed. Then have the seat re-worked to be about 20mm higher and more comfy, get some Pivot Pegz with rubber tops (heavier - might reduce vibration just a bit more than the standard pegs without the rubber thingy in), install the heated grips which sit in the garage now for 4 months already, get either some Bark Buster Storm handguards or the ones from the Tiger 1050, look into luggage. This bike seems to really get a royal treatment with me ...
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:32 AM   #13425
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khaki green

Spotted this at my dealer last day. I think the color looks good on the XC



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