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Old 10-15-2012, 02:25 PM   #14626
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New ECU maps

I see that as of last week, there are some new ECU maps on TuneECU.com.

I'm currently running 20635 on my XC ABS (standard silencer) and am wondering if anyone knows what the difference is in the new 20653 tune.

If you have it, have you loaded it on your Tiger yet?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #14627
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I should have added that I am due to go on a trip to Maine in a week or so that will involve some highway (to get there) and then a fair bit of dirt roads etc. and I'm sure some mud along the way. I put another Battlewing on the rear since I needed a new tire and I was going on a trip to Montreal, 2-up with no chance of dirt.
On the recommendation of an inmate here, I have ordered a VRM163 so I'll give that a shot with the Mefo Explorer on the front. I was all set to get a Mefo for the rear until I realized they don't do a 17"
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:49 PM   #14628
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I see that as of last week, there are some new ECU maps on TuneECU.com.

I'm currently running 20635 on my XC ABS (standard silencer) and am wondering if anyone knows what the difference is in the new 20653 tune.

If you have it, have you loaded it on your Tiger yet?
I've loaded the non abs on mine - 20654. In comparison I could see no difference with the previous tune - 20636. However that doesn't mean much as most of the tune is locked down so that we the users can not see it.
Only difference I noticed so far is the fuel gauge registering full within 300m of filling up.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #14629
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On the recommendation of an inmate here, I have ordered a VRM163 so I'll give that a shot with the Mefo Explorer on the front. I was all set to get a Mefo for the rear until I realized they don't do a 17"
What you mean they do not do 17"???? I ran rear 17" Mefo Explorer on my DR800 for about 2000 km.

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Old 10-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #14630
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What you mean they do not do 17"???? I ran rear 17" Mefo Explorer on my DR800 for about 2000 km.

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My bad, I wasn't clear. They don't do a Super Explorer in 17" and the biggest Explorer rear is (IIRC) 130 ?
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #14631
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Ah! I see.

I did not like those tyres to be honest. They were OK for very dry and no sand and dry tarmac...but in wet they were horrible. This is why I sold them...
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:48 AM   #14632
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Hey everyone, looking for guys to go on sunday rides with in the bay area. Anyone out there around here?!
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:56 AM   #14633
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Ah! I see.

I did not like those tyres to be honest. They were OK for very dry and no sand and dry tarmac...but in wet they were horrible. This is why I sold them...
so what are some good, year round, all terrain tires?? i ride year round so need that year round!
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:57 AM   #14634
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OK gents, as you may recall some pages and pages earlier I said I will make luggage system myself for my Tiger to get it within 85 cm WITH panniers and there was doubt. Eventually I bought LeoVince can I wanted and it was time to do luggage.
So I took same old panniers I had - plastic off Aprilia Pegaso.
Then I found in corner of my garage remains of Suzuki Bandit Givi luggage system, namely 2 rounded frames with everything cut off them. Then I went to local DYI store to buy 2 meters of small diameter pipe meant for water I think. Thick walls.

This is result so far. Fabrication complete/ What left is what I hate most - in "American Chopper" it happens by magic :) - cleaning welds (I am "gorilla" welder with sticks and small invertor), cleaning all, prepping, painting etc.

Results: width with 2 panniers exactly 850 mm. Handlebar is 870 because of handguards. Voila.
With stock exhaust I could fit it in 890 mm. Racks are symmetrical (perhaps because of exhaust they do not appear so on picture, but measured symmetrical).
For unexplainable reason Photobucket turns one photo upside down. Beats me.









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Old 10-17-2012, 04:25 AM   #14635
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OK gents, as you may recall some pages and pages earlier I said I will make luggage system myself for my Tiger to get it within 85 cm WITH panniers and there was doubt. Eventually I bought LeoVince can I wanted and it was time to do luggage.
So I took same old panniers I had - plastic off Aprilia Pegaso.
Then I found in corner of my garage remains of Suzuki Bandit Givi luggage system, namely 2 rounded frames with everything cut off them. Then I went to local DYI store to buy 2 meters of small diameter pipe meant for water I think. Thick walls.

This is result so far. Fabrication complete/ What left is what I hate most - in "American Chopper" it happens by magic :) - cleaning welds (I am "gorilla" welder with sticks and small invertor), cleaning all, prepping, painting etc.

Results: width with 2 panniers exactly 850 mm. Handlebar is 870 because of handguards. Voila.
With stock exhaust I could fit it in 890 mm. Racks are symmetrical (perhaps because of exhaust they do not appear so on picture, but measured symmetrical).
For unexplainable reason Photobucket turns one photo upside down. Beats me.









Excellent work mate they look great
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:57 AM   #14636
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so what are some good, year round, all terrain tires?? i ride year round so need that year round!
Can't beat the Heidendau K-60's. stick like glue in the twisties, aggressive enough for most off road, except mud. Front screams a little over 60 MPH (ear plugs fix that). I saw in the pix of a few LA2bVegas practice runs that some were running the K-60's even in the deep sand washes.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:09 AM   #14637
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so what are some good, year round, all terrain tires?? i ride year round so need that year round!
There are lots of tire threads over in the equipment section. My vote is the TKC 80 front and back.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:39 AM   #14638
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This is result so far. Fabrication complete/ What left is what I hate most - in "American Chopper" it happens by magic :) - cleaning welds (I am "gorilla" welder with sticks and small invertor), cleaning all, prepping, painting etc.

Results: width with 2 panniers exactly 850 mm. Handlebar is 870 because of handguards. Voila.
With stock exhaust I could fit it in 890 mm. Racks are symmetrical (perhaps because of exhaust they do not appear so on picture, but measured symmetrical).
Good job!

You could've tacked things in place and, then, had a shop do the finish welds.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:53 AM   #14639
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Good job!

You could've tacked things in place and, then, had a shop do the finish welds.
Sure, but...I am in wrong country for that any kind of work like that is very expensive here and to be honest everyone using MIG welders "quick weld" which usually means shallow welds and not very strong. Ideally it should be done with TIG, but when I mention TIG here rare shops that do it getting that "builders spark" in their eyes accompanied by money-counting-gesture
Belgium is no more industrial it seems
If I'd be in US or UK I would not think twice and do it for sure.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:56 AM   #14640
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Sure, but...I am in wrong country for that any kind of work like that is very expensive here and to be honest everyone using MIG welders "quick weld" which usually means shallow welds and not very strong. Ideally it should be done with TIG, but when I mention TIG here rare shops that do it getting that "builders spark" in their eyes accompanied by money-counting-gesture
Belgium is no more industrial it seems
If I'd be in US or UK I would not think twice and do it for sure.
I didn't know that. Too bad.
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