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Old 10-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #14596
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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?
I find my LV to be pretty quiet. I did run it without the baffles for the ride home from the dealership, and that was it. It was a pretty loud 3 miles. I immediately put in the included USFS baffle. Much better, and legal off road here in Cali...

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Old 10-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #14597
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Tiger 800 burns Oil

This is a FYI if it hasn't been covered yet. If your changing your oil every 6K like me be sure to check the level by 3K. You'll probably need to top it off. The Tiger does burn oil and will not maintain the full amount between changes if your doing it at 6K intervals. Just make sure you keep some handy to top it off as needed.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:20 AM   #14598
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This is a FYI if it hasn't been covered yet. If your changing your oil every 6K like me be sure to check the level by 3K. You'll probably need to top it off. The Tiger does burn oil and will not maintain the full amount between changes if your doing it at 6K intervals. Just make sure you keep some handy to top it off as needed.
Mine doesn't use any at all. It's still at the top line in the window 3K after being filled to that level at service.
This subject has been discussed at length on the 955 forums and the conclusion is that those that do use oil were run in too gently. i.e. the rings aren't fully seated in the bore, didn't get pushed into the bore during running in and or, the bores are glazed and let oil get by the rings.
It helps to "give it a handful" occasionally during running in to get that pressure into the cylinder to seat the rings.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:41 AM   #14599
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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".
There is too much heat from the engine at the bar mounts on a Tiger 800. Won't ever be accurate there... Might be better out at the end... base of a mirror maybe.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #14600
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This subject has been discussed at length on the 955 forums and the conclusion is that those that do use oil were run in too gently. i.e. the rings aren't fully seated in the bore, didn't get pushed into the bore during running in and or, the bores are glazed and let oil get by the rings.
It helps to "give it a handful" occasionally during running in to get that pressure into the cylinder to seat the rings.
Some Daytona 675 owners had the same issue.

I ran mine up to redline, during break-in. However, I never loaded it down, with a high gear and full throttle; just revved it out. I had it on the track, at 700 miles and logged over 3K track miles. It never burned a drop.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:03 AM   #14601
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This is a FYI if it hasn't been covered yet. If your changing your oil every 6K like me be sure to check the level by 3K. You'll probably need to top it off. The Tiger does burn oil and will not maintain the full amount between changes if your doing it at 6K intervals. Just make sure you keep some handy to top it off as needed.
Mine has not shown any oil consumption, but I'm wondering why any owner would not check oil level on a regular basis.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #14602
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. The Tiger does burn oil and will not maintain the full amount between changes.....

I just love sweeping statements like this.

Another one here with no noticeable oil burn.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #14603
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Handlebar Thermomoter

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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".
I've tried two mounts from clocks4bikes.com. I have the OEM heated grips and fog lights and I want to put the thermometer next to. The bar is a bit oblong at that point and 7/8 is too small and a 1" is too big. I can install a 7/8 facing up or down, but not where I can see it. Ross at Clocks4Bikes is awesome though, he's milling a 7/8 to slightly oversize it so it will fit. I'll let you know how it goes when I get it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #14604
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I just love sweeping statements like this.

Another one here with no noticeable oil burn.

1000 miles so far no sign of oil consumption
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #14605
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yes its still here as i drive by it every day on my WR250r :) mabey i should take a pic of it with my bike out front cause im really bored right now
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:21 PM   #14606
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:21 PM   #14607
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I just love sweeping statements like this.

Another one here with no noticeable oil burn.
+1. mine burns zero oil. 14,000 miles later.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #14608
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Scorpion with the baffle in is pretty quite too while giving the Tigger a nice sound.
+1 on that. Actually increased numbers of holes by 3 rows for slightly more though

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:54 PM   #14609
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Mine has 27,000 miles well see if your bikes are still not burning when you get close to my mileage. I didn't burn oil either when i was under 10K. Its not some big deal just saying to keep a eye on it. The last couple oil changes i had to top off at the mid point.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:04 PM   #14610
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The theory of cylinder glazing does not really sounds viable to me...

After 7500 km I had to add 200 ml of oil to have "top" level but unfortunately I did not check level after first service - not sure if it was middle or top level initially. I am going to watch it now.
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