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Old 10-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #14581
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I will admit, I wonder why they omitted an ambient temperature display. The sensor is part of the FI system, why not just throw a number up on the screen?

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Good point, I would appreciate that indicator
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #14582
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I will admit, I wonder why they omitted an ambient temperature display. The sensor is part of the FI system, why not just throw a number up on the screen?

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Same with my 1050 and its lack of a gear indicator. I'm sure, there's a gear position sensor in the trans.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #14583
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Handlebar Mount Size

Have a 2012 Tiger XC800 and want to order a handlebar mount for an accessory thermometer. Anyone know what size the handlebar is? (7/8 -1" or more than 1") Can't find any spec on this. Thinking it's more than 1".
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #14584
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Have a 2012 Tiger XC800 and want to order a handlebar mount for an accessory thermometer. Anyone know what size the handlebar is? (7/8 -1" or more than 1") Can't find any spec on this. Thinking it's more than 1".
They're tapered bars. 1-1/8" at the clamp, tapering to just under an inch. I dunno if standard 7/8" accy would fit the ends or not, and I'm not even sure if they're standard tapers like renthals or maguras and such. I have a hunch they are, they look just like the bars on my Husqvarna.

Accessory thermometer? Hmmm...I don't really want to know. If it's too cold or too hot I know it, don't really care what the exact degree is. It's not like riding in my car where I wanna know how hot or cold it is outside. Even then, I just roll the window down and stick my hand out.

You could fabricate a mount that goes under one of the bar mounts.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:40 PM   #14585
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25K Triumph Tiger Review

A 25K rider review of the Tiger 800 XC http://socal-overlander.blogspot.com...5k-review.html.

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:21 PM   #14586
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A 25K rider review of the Tiger 800 XC http://socal-overlander.blogspot.com...5k-review.html.

Hey, that's my buddy Craig, he's local here in so-Cal. Rode with him once long before I got my Tiger. Yep, he loves his.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:54 AM   #14587
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A 25K rider review of the Tiger 800 XC http://socal-overlander.blogspot.com...5k-review.html.
Otherwise known as Xcountry-rider http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,6677.0.html
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:05 AM   #14588
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Anybody tried a Mefo Explorer front with a Battlewing rear ? My front is about done after 9K and I have a Mefo front that I want to put on but I only just changed the rear about 1K ago - will the different tread patterns be an issue
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #14589
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Anybody tried a Mefo Explorer front with a Battlewing rear ? My front is about done after 9K and I have a Mefo front that I want to put on but I only just changed the rear about 1K ago - will the different tread patterns be an issue
First off, YMMV.

From trackday experience, on the street, you'd never want to run a stickier tire on the rear than what you have on the front. It's a lot easier to over-ride the rear and still catch it. The front, not so much. An easier way to think about it is the stickier rear will push the front, on asphalt. On the dirt, I'd think it'd be OK, as a lot of dirttrack schools teach students using a street rear and a knobby or dirttrack tire on the front.

I know that some tires have different carcass construction that don't lend too well to other construction types. The profile and belt layouts are designed to run as a matched set. I don't know, with those tires.

You can always try it and see. If it doesn't work out, order whichever tire you want to end up on and swap it out. I once ran a set of tires, for ~200 miles, and hated them. I pulled them and sold 'em.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #14590
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Anybody tried a Mefo Explorer front with a Battlewing rear ? My front is about done after 9K and I have a Mefo front that I want to put on but I only just changed the rear about 1K ago - will the different tread patterns be an issue
I have the Mefo front and the Heidenaus rear. Both have 3600 miles. The rear looks great with many miles left and the feel has been good on all surfaces-still loads with mud. The front provided good traction-still greasy in mud, but the sides are mostly gone and needs replaced soon. I will try a TKC80 or the Heidenaus front next time.

If you are riding mostly asphalt with your Battlewing rear, I would choose something other than the Mefo.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #14591
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Not sure why I want to know the temperature. I seem to be more interested in knowing the temp when it's cold vs. when it's warm. Maybe it will help me figure out what my tolerance limits are. On some recent cold mornings I rode to work and thought, "damn, that was a cold ride, I wonder what the temperature was?"

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They're tapered bars. 1-1/8" at the clamp, tapering to just under an inch. I dunno if standard 7/8" accy would fit the ends or not, and I'm not even sure if they're standard tapers like renthals or maguras and such. I have a hunch they are, they look just like the bars on my Husqvarna.

Accessory thermometer? Hmmm...I don't really want to know. If it's too cold or too hot I know it, don't really care what the exact degree is. It's not like riding in my car where I wanna know how hot or cold it is outside. Even then, I just roll the window down and stick my hand out.

You could fabricate a mount that goes under one of the bar mounts.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #14592
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Just quick note. I removed the OEM center stand on my Roadie and now have it for sale in the FM.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1#post19809631

If anyone is interested, PM me.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #14593
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aftermarket drone

No, now UAV's, exhaust pipes. Stock is too quiet for me, but the Leo Vince, even with the full baffle in, drones at certain RPMs, and is tiring because of that. I don't have experience with other aftermarket exhausts. I did run the LV with no baffle, and with a baffle cut down by about 2/3's. Those set ups were even more drony. Worst is around 3200-3800 rpm. With my sprocket I'm in that zone cruising on backroads at 65-70mph.

Do other aftermarket pipes also drone, is this a tiger characteristic? Scorpion, arrow, mtc, anything?
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #14594
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No, now UAV's, exhaust pipes. Stock is too quiet for me, but the Leo Vince, even with the full baffle in, drones at certain RPMs, and is tiring because of that. I don't have experience with other aftermarket exhausts. I did run the LV with no baffle, and with a baffle cut down by about 2/3's. Those set ups were even more drony. Worst is around 3200-3800 rpm. With my sprocket I'm in that zone cruising on backroads at 65-70mph.

Do other aftermarket pipes also drone, is this a tiger characteristic? Scorpion, arrow, mtc, anything?
LV with baffle is quitter than all others I've heard.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #14595
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LV with baffle is quitter than all others I've heard.
Scorpion with the baffle in is pretty quite too while giving the Tigger a nice sound.
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