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Old 04-03-2013, 01:26 PM   #1756
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Gorgeous bike man!!! Would you mind sharing some of the DIRT worthy parts you bought? I spy a case guard there
This is burren's thread, start back at page 1 and all will be revealed.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #1757
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This is burren's thread, start back at page 1 and all will be revealed.
There's so many Tigers in here I must have lost count who's who.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:38 PM   #1758
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Also what are you running for a rear shock system?
G'Day,

Cug is right, it is a Wilbers. I found the standard shock faded pretty quickly when pushed resulting in a bike that felt like it was running on spring pressure alone. So far, the Wilbers has been considerably better for the dirt, not only in terms of action and bottoming resistance but also it doesn't fade when hot. I also mounted the reservoir further back on the bike to distance it from the heat of the motor. Not sure if this helps or not but it can't hurt.

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #1759
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seriously looking at the safari tank. big question, does the stock fuel meter still work? is there a place to put it even if it doesn't read properly. I know look at the fuel through the plastic! but I'm considering black as I see it is now an option.

The bike looks great and I hope it functions as well as it looks.
G'Day,

The fuel gauge works but it seems to take a fill or two after fitting the Safari Tank for the trip computer to get it's head around the extra capacity and range. Not sure if they all do that or if mine is just special?

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:21 AM   #1760
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G'Day,

The fuel gauge works but it seems to take a fill or two after fitting the Safari Tank for the trip computer to get it's head around the extra capacity and range. Not sure if they all do that or if mine is just special?

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Kinda makes sense if it is calculating after a whole tank has been drained and what distance was recorded
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #1761
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I gave the Tiger some new boots today, put a Heidenau k60 rear & Continental TKC front. I think that this will make a good combination. I'll keep an eye on how long they last.



I did the same thing this past weekend. I figured I would post a short video of some of the terrain I tested them on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naLfXZZtbDs


DANG! This bike is fun!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:12 PM   #1762
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DANG! This bike is fun!
Don't you know it!!

Stopped by dealer to pick up my case guards, had the tech's gawking at all the mud on my bike and shaking their heads at the stock tires. Nice to see they appreciated it.

Just have to figure out if they'll give me a hard time if I put non recommended tire upgrade.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #1763
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I did the same thing this past weekend. I figured I would post a short video of some of the terrain I tested them on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naLfXZZtbDs


DANG! This bike is fun!
Having fun I see.

Well I have now done 12,000 km on those tyres, probably half off road and half on the black stuff, need new tyres now to much side ways action

Heiduneu K60 just on the wear marks


Continental TKC 80. Awesome front tyre still has nice grip and feel on the gravel but shit on the road now
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #1764
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DANG! This bike is fun!
By the way the tiger didn't look this clean last week

Did a 7 day trip 2000km on mainly dirt



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Old 04-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #1765
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Continental TKC 80. Awesome front tyre still has nice grip and feel on the gravel but shit on the road now

Can you elaborate on the the on road characteristics of the TKC80? Was it always shit, or just now after 12,000 km? If they started off good, what do you think changed - rubber pliability, tire shape, tread depth, all the above?

I'm very interested in the TKC80/K60 combo to maximize the strengths of each tire.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #1766
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TKCs are an amazing tire on road for a knobby. I've run them on my Scrambler, DR, and Tiger. I have dragged my pegs on the Scrambler and Tiger running TKCs. They're not great in the wet so I just slow down when it's wet, otherwise very good tire.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #1767
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TKCs are an amazing tire on road for a knobby. I've run them on my Scrambler, DR, and Tiger. I have dragged my pegs on the Scrambler and Tiger running TKCs. They're not great in the wet so I just slow down when it's wet, otherwise very good tire.
I may add that the first few miles are sketchy on the TKCs. They felt like I was on ice. It may be the mold release on the tire, or the little mold finger things, or my perception. But they took a hundred miles for me to not miss my stock tires for the street. But off road they are a much safer bet than the battlewings.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:37 PM   #1768
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Can you elaborate on the the on road characteristics of the TKC80? Was it always shit, or just now after 12,000 km? If they started off good, what do you think changed - rubber pliability, tire shape, tread depth, all the above?

I'm very interested in the TKC80/K60 combo to maximize the strengths of each tire.

Thanks.
This tyre combination is great on the Tiger. The k60 was excellent right up to the last 1000km's or so on the dirt and on the tar you can notice the square edge. The TKC is awesome with still with plenty of grip on the dirt, the only down side (shit I was referring to) is that towards the end of there life they wear very uneven which causes vibration and road noise on the tar. If you take a close look at the tyres I an using all of them, I have never had an issue with grip in the wet or dry, except when they were new, they did seen to take a bit to scrub in.

I will be putting the same tyres back on because I have had such a fantastic run out of those tyres, I invested in heavy duty 4mm tubes, never had a puncture or an issue of any type, well worth it!
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:27 AM   #1769
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HI Danny,

PBee and I took the two bikes of Philth's up to the Flinders Ranges last weekend with the Flinders Classic. Mate, I am sold.

This has to be the best 'heavy' dirt bike on two wheels, and is everything you said it was. Just gota sell the Tenere now...

The PAR was a ball on it and my camera was going crazy.

Here's a teaser....


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Old 04-10-2013, 06:11 AM   #1770
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Gorgeous bike man!!! Would you mind sharing some of the DIRT worthy parts you bought? I spy a case guard there
the "case guard" is the touratech sprocket guard from what I can see. it's just a fancy stock replacement.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...umph-Tiger-800
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