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Old 10-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #14596
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Check your muffler nuts folks.
Thanks, I'll check it today.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #14597
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Check your muffler nuts folks. My riding buddy noticed my can was loose about 30 miles from home. I just tightened the fastener in August.
Did you Locktite it?
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #14598
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Check your muffler nuts folks. I just tightened the fastener in August.
Sorry, but that suggests that you didn't do a very good job.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:20 AM   #14599
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Made a little change in my Tiger yesterday that made a huge difference in comfort.....

Always thought the pegs were too close to the seat, so bought a set of SW-Motech pegs....being the cheap bastard that I am...thought they were pricey... But wow, in the low position, what a difference. Took that somewhat cramped feeling out of the legs, even made the seat feel better since my legs are at a better angle....

Shoulda done this one sooner
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:29 AM   #14600
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Made a little change in my Tiger yesterday that made a huge difference in comfort.....

Always thought the pegs were too close to the seat, so bought a set of SW-Motech pegs....being the cheap bastard that I am...thought they were pricey... But wow, in the low position, what a difference. Took that somewhat cramped feeling out of the legs, even made the seat feel better since my legs are at a better angle....

Shoulda done this one sooner
Did you come from a KLR, too?
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:45 AM   #14601
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ducnut sez:

"Did you come from a KLR, too?"

Ahhhhh....no!

Being a cheap bastard is inherited
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:26 AM   #14602
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If you go back a couple pages, you'll find a discussion, by Tiger owners, on Gerbing's gear.
Doh!

Thought I was posting along in that same discussion, but I'm reading on Tapatalk and didn't realize a couple more pages been posted.... so I guess I was little out of context.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:13 PM   #14603
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I bought a set of Dunlop Trailmax TR-91's. Nice looking tire, DEEP tread on the rear, should last awhile. I had to measure the tread depth, it was 8MM or about 5/16". It's almost a knobbie! I'll let you know how they perform.
I've got about 3K miles on a pair. So far, they are one of the best tires I've ever used. They turn in quicker than the stock Battlewing. They're barely showing any wear. They're excellent on wet roads. If they hold up long term, these will be my go to tire. I bought them from Revzilla. YMMV.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:12 AM   #14604
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Doh!

Thought I was posting along in that same discussion, but I'm reading on Tapatalk and didn't realize a couple more pages been posted.... so I guess I was little out of context.
They don't call you "Snapper" for nothing.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:26 AM   #14605
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For anyone interested... checked my valves yesterday, 27,000 miles on the bike, all valves in spec.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:38 AM   #14606
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For anyone interested... checked my valves yesterday, 27,000 miles on the bike, all valves in spec.

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Not sure what's more impressive...the valves still being in spec or you having done 27K already

Good job
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:56 AM   #14607
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For anyone interested... checked my valves yesterday, 27,000 miles on the bike, all valves in spec.

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Is this the first time you checked them?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #14608
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Is this the first time you checked them?
Yeah, didn't bother at 12k (which was only 7 months ago) because the bike was running perfectly, making no noises, and word from others was in-spec valves (plus my Wee-Strom, which uses the same shim-under-bucket valve setup, never needed adjustment in the 40k miles I owned it), so I didn't feel like cracking the engine open. Told myself I'd do it at 24k, but that passed while I was in Newfoundland at the end of August. Finally got around to it this weekend because I'm about to head out on another trip next week.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #14609
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Centech Fuse Panel Question

For the second time in a week, I left the power on to my dealer-installed Oxford Heated Grips. Came back this morning to a dead battery. Went to the Aerostich site and read about the Centex Auxiliary Power Fused Panel. Seems like a good solution since I also have a heated jacket jacket wired the same way as the grips. So, my question: Is the Centech panel all I would need? I see the AP-2 Wiring Harness and am wondering if I'd need that too. If so, it seems to be an expensive solution.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #14610
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For the second time in a week, I left the power on to my dealer-installed Oxford Heated Grips. Came back this morning to a dead battery. Went to the Aerostich site and read about the Centex Auxiliary Power Fused Panel. Seems like a good solution since I also have a heated jacket jacket wired the same way as the grips. So, my question: Is the Centech panel all I would need? I see the AP-2 Wiring Harness and am wondering if I'd need that too. If so, it seems to be an expensive solution.
this is what you need for your grips.
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