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Old 10-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #18736
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I would imagine a redesign to the frame is a major change, not likely to occur in 3 years. Most model vehicles will have a lifespan of more than 3 years. Yes, there are a few things they could do to improve the bike, but for them to make money on it, it needs to be kept on the same platform for a long enough period of time to recoup the development costs and make a profit. How many Tiger owners are giving up their bikes and jumping ship? Not many, right? It was the highest value holder of their lineup. Every bike has room for improvement. I'd expect 5 years before a full redesign. Unfortunately... Right now, it's selling...
There are actually quite a few for sale in the FM. Some by guys you would have thought wouldn't be so quick to give theirs up. Anyway, I don't think anyone was suggestion the bike have a new frame this year but there are several needed improvements that could have been done for minimal costs (suspension, stepper motor, gearing) that would have improved the bike measurably and with Yamaha rumored to be putting the triple into an "adv style"bike of similar cc triumph shouldn't be sitting on their thumbs.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:17 PM   #18737
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #18738
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:46 AM   #18739
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In the mean time my bike should be ready this week after its RaceTech makeover and I think it will be more than satisfactory for my needs once this mod is all dialed in for my weight and style of riding. The work was delayed a week because RT had the wrong part listed for the shock spring and it had to be re-ordered. Does this mean I'm the first XC owner to order a shock spring? Ready to have it back.
I had the problem changing my fork. I'll be making another 4 hour round trip to get this rectified. High time Racetech fixed that problem.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #18740
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I had the problem changing my fork. I'll be making another 4 hour round trip to get this rectified. High time Racetech fixed that problem.
Okay, so it was likely the fork springs. My guy wasn't specific, and I was assuming when he said spring (singular) that it was the shock.

Keeping fingers crossed that this will be rectified and I can pick up my bike tomorrow.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #18741
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #18742
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The post-apocalyptic return of the black Tiger from Portland to Dakar:














Courtesy, of Icon.

Pretty cool.

Reminds me of Craig's bike from his round the world trip with Patty after it fell off the cliff and was resurrected. Just needs the paint job. Their grill is better too...
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #18743
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Don't know if it is still there, but that beauty was sitting at Latus Motors in Gladstone, OR last month. Totally cool.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:04 AM   #18744
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Don't know if it is still there, but that beauty was sitting at Latus Motors in Gladstone, OR last month. Totally cool.
Makes me want to strip mine down and sandblast and rattle can it. Sure would hide a few of the blemishes she's somehow gotten. A lot cheaper than replacing plastic
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #18745
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Makes me want to strip mine down and sandblast and rattle can it. Sure would hide a few of the blemishes she's somehow gotten. A lot cheaper than replacing plastic
I've seen spray-on bedliner used on a KLR and it looked very nice, was rugged, and is easily touched-up.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:06 AM   #18746
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I've seen spray-on bedliner used on a KLR and it looked very nice, was rugged, and is easily touched-up.
OMG, you're psychic. I was talking about bedlinering my tank just the other day. Phantom black is cool, but stealth black, and the ability to touch up the plethora of scratches is a total bonus
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #18747
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OMG, you're psychic. I was talking about bedlinering my tank just the other day. Phantom black is cool, but stealth black, and the ability to touch up the plethora of scratches is a total bonus
soooo, what color black is this then?



Now that's black!

Or maybe it's full retard. IDK...
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #18748
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Fuel not registering, bike won't fire. How widespread is this issue?

I know others have experienced this problem. The fuel shows empty (although it isn't empty), the bike turns on, the starter turns over, but it won't fire up. The dang thing just won't start. Some have been able to fix it by wheeling it around, shaking it back and forth (to get the gas moving around) until the gas registers. None of this has worked for me, cannot get it going. I had a message on my phone of a recall, will call back tomorrow. I'm hoping it has something to do with this.

Anyone else seen this or found a solution?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:33 PM   #18749
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I know others have experienced this problem. The fuel shows empty (although it isn't empty), the bike turns on, the starter turns over, but it won't fire up. The dang thing just won't start. Some have been able to fix it by wheeling it around, shaking it back and forth (to get the gas moving around) until the gas registers. None of this has worked for me, cannot get it going. I had a message on my phone of a recall, will call back tomorrow. I'm hoping it has something to do with this.

Anyone else seen this or found a solution?
Have you cleaned/lubed your stepper motor? If not, do a Google search...

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Old 10-19-2013, 05:05 AM   #18750
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Have you cleaned/lubed your stepper motor? If not, do a Google search...

JG
My understanding is that the stepper motor controls idle only - i.e. if it's not working correctly, applying a little bit of gas manually when starting/idling will overcome that.
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