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Old 09-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #14416
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I'll take a windscreen.....AND.....heated gear.


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Old 09-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #14417
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I have a small Procycle screen on my DRZ and it makes an amazing difference on the road.
What kind of difference? Cold?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #14418
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I found a new XC for under $1000 dealer list. The dealer was sitting on 2011 and 2012 tigers and I applied the military discount "Salute a Hero" program and got a $350 instant rebate. It was a deal. The third best deal was a roadie off CL for $8,600 with low miles (sacto deal, deposit given) and second best deal was a 2012 800XC for $10k with $700 miles off CL in Palm Springs met the guy at a Triumph dealer. When I got there he changed his mind and drove away while I sat with a cashiers check in hand... Paid $600 more and got a new one, paid no sales tax,

I am breaking the bike in my way. 127mph top speed coming down the 58 freeway fro Tehachapi, Cali its on the fourth heat cycle. The bike has 114 miles and is on the third oil change. Drove 1,000 miles to get the bike, offset the cost of gas by taking someone off Craigslist>community>rideshare and paid for half the gas. Loaded the bike onto the truck, drove home in two days
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #14419
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A Tiger that wants to look like a 1988 Paris Dakar DR800



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Old 09-26-2012, 04:00 AM   #14420
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I'll take a windscreen.....AND.....heated gear.


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Old 09-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #14421
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Also amazingly, so can a jacket. When it's really cold, crank up the heated liner.

To me, windscreens are like eclairs. I like the idea of them, but ultimately I'm disappointed. I've ridden dozens of bikes with them, many of them aftermarket or adjustable. They all end up creating too much head bobble. Sometimes it takes a few miles before it bothers me, but it does eventually. The only time I am not bothered by wind is when I ride a bike with little or no windscreen.
Clearly you have never tried Madstad.

Running no or small screens is fine for short hops or low speed, but can get mighty fatiguing on a long high speed ride.

And it can stretch your arms!
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:36 AM   #14422
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Clearly you have never tried Madstad.

Running no or small screens is fine for short hops or low speed, but can get mighty fatiguing on a long high speed ride.

And it can strech your arms!
I did buy a Madstad (for a different bike), and ended up taking it off, just like all the others.

I recently rode a 400 mile day on my Hypermotard, and never thought once about wind. That was not a low-speed ride. And I already have long arms, which is probably indicative of my problem. I'm either too tall or too far back from the screen so the wind that hits my head is not smooth.

Anyway, I don't want to be argumentative. Just want to show some screen-free solidarity for anyone else who might have the same experience.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #14423
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I'd love to go topless -- there's no buffeting at all on my Speed Triple. Super smooth, and not that loud either. There's just enough forward lean to counter the wind at 75 mph.

However, my Tiger being my all weather rain and cold bike, I really appreciate the big ugly turbulent Givi in front of me, even with a nice jacket and electric fleece.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:01 PM   #14424
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Clearly you have never tried Madstad.

Running no or small screens is fine for short hops or low speed, but can get mighty fatiguing on a long high speed ride.

And it can strech your arms!
+1, love the Madstad, no buffeting once set up right and I am 6'3" with room left on the screen adjustment to set it higher yet.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #14425
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Stepper Motor WD40 repair

any chance someone could post a picture of how you're getting to the right spot for the quickie fix? I can't seem to find any pictures and I'm a little thick

Or, that maybe that dude with the Q-Tip could do a pictorial
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:15 AM   #14426
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Look on the brake side between the motor & airbox/gas tank. Here is what it looks like.



Try to lube the arm (above the rubber boot) & the throttle wheel (above the fuel rail).
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:12 AM   #14427
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For the quick fix, you don't need to remove the tank and airbox -- just get down on the right side of the bike, look in between the frame rails behind the cylinder head, and find that little rubber accordion boot. A flashlight might help. It's a few inches in and tucked slightly upwards. Once you've found it, take a can of WD40 (with the straw attached) and shoot a little at the rod coming out of the accordion boot. Then cycle the ignition on and off and wait the 30 seconds for the stepper motor to reset -- might be worth watching the process and listening for the sound to see if it's the same as it usually is (I noticed that the two times I had the idle problem, it was preceded by the stepper motor making a different noise from the usual).

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #14428
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Thanks. The added description helps!
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #14429
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For the quick fix, you don't need to remove the tank and airbox -- just get down on the right side of the bike, look in between the frame rails behind the cylinder head, and find that little rubber accordion boot. A flashlight might help. It's a few inches in and tucked slightly upwards. Once you've found it, take a can of WD40 (with the straw attached) and shoot a little at the rod coming out of the accordion boot. Then cycle the ignition on and off and wait the 30 seconds for the stepper motor to reset -- might be worth watching the process and listening for the sound to see if it's the same as it usually is (I noticed that the two times I had the idle problem, it was preceded by the stepper motor making a different noise from the usual).

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #14430
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Great description Mark
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