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Old 06-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #17266
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Hello Inmates....

I'm in Tiger heaven on my new '13 XC and amazingly, I have one month off to get to know this bike. As is always the case with a new bike, there are discoveries along the way. I originally posted this on triumphrat.net but thought I would throw it up here and see if anyone has any ideas...

......."I had the time today to go for a 4 hour ride: a mix of highway (keeping the RPMs below 5000 ) and city, some rush-hour traffic (first gear for MILES...) and a quick night-time spin to finish off the day. First of all, I am hearing a strange sound coming from either the front or rear wheel: it sounds like a moan. I know, I know... but that IS what it sounds like. I noticed it at around 2500 RPM, in first gear - it is rhythmic in that it seems to be controlled by the rotation of the wheel. Also, the rear brake makes a sound I can't quite describe...

I have had only one other new bike before this one (and I know all machines have their quirks) and I am determined to just enjoy this bike, but I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced these noises. You are right, I am breaking in a new bike so I do expect some things will rear up and then fade away as things loosen up a bit...."

Ideas? (And thanks!!)

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I had a similar experience whilst breaking mine in 25000 km ago; I can't remember what the official explanation was but it went away around the 1000km mark.

There is a tendency to over analyze every sound a new machine makes, lord knows I suffer from this syndrome with everything from a garlic press to a new hard drive.

Wear ear plugs and twist the shit outta that throttle as soon as break-in ends.

I was riding tonight and caught myself saying (to myself) "god^%~it I love this bike." This sound happens a lot.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #17267
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Is broken turn signals stalks a known issue on T800s? Found RR turn signal hanging on the wire. I guess another visit to the dealer tomorrow.

Got my recall notice in the mail for them yesterday.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:53 PM   #17268
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Got my recall notice in the mail for them yesterday.
I did 500 miles service today. Da fuq?!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #17269
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They should have put a current tune in the ECU and replaced your signal stalks. Asleep at the switch.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:57 PM   #17270
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:55 AM   #17271
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Fellow tiger keepers,

Being all about mechanics and hopeless at anything electronics - I need a bit of advice.
I am trying to do permanent install of short range radio in my Tiger. I got nice present - radio itself (good one) and "battery emulator" for cigarette lighter socket. E.g. I can power radio from the bike, but since aerial a bit long I do not want to keep radio "outside" and visible and remove every time I need to leave bike.
So, idea is to hook aerial to radio using cable, install aerial somewhere around rear of bike and possibly radio also there.
But. Clear and present danger is that if I hotwire that "battery emulator" one day I will forget to click button etc. and switch it off bike battery. Eventually it will drain battery.
Sorry for long preamble.
Question: is there a way to hook that radio charger somehow to Tiger so that it switches off with ignition key and if so - to do it in safe and reversible way, so that I still have what's left of my warranty (1 more year)? Is there free connectors etc. that I just do not know about?
My bike is XC with heated grips but no aux lights etc.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:53 AM   #17272
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Question: is there a way to hook that radio charger somehow to Tiger so that it switches off with ignition key and if so - to do it in safe and reversible way, so that I still have what's left of my warranty (1 more year)? Is there free connectors etc. that I just do not know about?
My bike is XC with heated grips but no aux lights etc.
You need Eastern Beaver 3 Circuit Solution. Wire relay switching lead to tailight (+).

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wi...3_circuit.html
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:54 AM   #17273
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thank you! That is spot on what I been looking for!
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #17274
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What battery do you have?

What battery do you all have in your bike? I've got the Yuasa YTX16-BS. I'm showing some discrepancies between what I have and what the internet says I should have. It's a replacement so it could be the wrong battery.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #17275
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What battery do you all have in your bike? I've got the Yuasa YTX16-BS. I'm showing some discrepancies between what I have and what the internet says I should have. It's a replacement so it could be the wrong battery.
The maintenance manual lists what you have got.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:26 AM   #17276
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The maintenance manual lists what you have got.
I dont have a maintenance manual
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #17277
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I dont have a maintenance manual
Sorry, I meant the maintenance manual, which I have, lists the same battery as you have got.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:45 AM   #17278
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What battery do you all have in your bike? I've got the Yuasa YTX16-BS. I'm showing some discrepancies between what I have and what the internet says I should have. It's a replacement so it could be the wrong battery.
Mine is the same as well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #17279
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Getting a Tiger.

On Wednesday I will be buying a used 2013 Triumph Tiger. I lucked out and found one in Chattanooga TN. The guy bought it new, put 4901 miles on it and decided to trade it on the explorer. I get it for less than MSRP, and it already has the taller windscreen, panniers, hand guards, and fog lights. I am looking forward to the ride back to Indianapolis, I am stopping by Mammoth Cave Park.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:07 PM   #17280
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On Wednesday I will be buying a used 2013 Triumph Tiger. I lucked out and found one in Chattanooga TN. The guy bought it new, put 4901 miles on it and decided to trade it on the explorer. I get it for less than MSRP, and it already has the taller windscreen, panniers, hand guards, and fog lights. I am looking forward to the ride back to Indianapolis, I am stopping by Mammoth Cave Park.
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