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Old 04-20-2014, 11:43 AM   #20026
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So if I am reading it correctly, the OEM Battlewings on my 2011 xc, front 90/90-21 is bias ply; the Rear 150/70-17 is radial ply. The Heidenaus appear to be bias front and rear-can't find the specific designation on line or on the tire. If I should decide to try the full bores, should I go m-40 radial on the rear and m-41 on the front (only have 90/90-21 in bias).

I thought you weren't supposed to mix radial and bias, yet it appears that several Triumph models do.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:29 PM   #20027
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So if I am reading it correctly, the OEM Battlewings on my 2011 xc, front 90/90-21 is bias ply; the Rear 150/70-17 is radial ply. The Heidenaus appear to be bias front and rear-can't find the specific designation on line or on the tire. If I should decide to try the full bores, should I go m-40 radial on the rear and m-41 on the front (only have 90/90-21 in bias).

I thought you weren't supposed to mix radial and bias, yet it appears that several Triumph models do.
BMW used to mix radial and bias on their F650 as well. Common and no biggie.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:14 PM   #20028
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So if I am reading it correctly, the OEM Battlewings on my 2011 xc, front 90/90-21 is bias ply; the Rear 150/70-17 is radial ply. The Heidenaus appear to be bias front and rear-can't find the specific designation on line or on the tire. If I should decide to try the full bores, should I go m-40 radial on the rear and m-41 on the front (only have 90/90-21 in bias).

I thought you weren't supposed to mix radial and bias, yet it appears that several Triumph models do.
It's a common misconception that you can't mix radial and cross ply. You can. BUT you can only do it by having the radial on the rear.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:03 PM   #20029
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I stumbled across this web site, this guy has spent considerable time making 800XC Service videos.
http://www.muddysump.com/servicing/tiger-800/

This should be a big help to some people on this forum
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:39 PM   #20030
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Finally hit 300 miles today and can now take her to 6000rpm. I am truly loving this bike more and more. Seems to have all of what I loved about my Sprint ST and none of what I didn't like about it. Now if they would just sweep the fun roads.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:05 PM   #20031
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I just hit 504 today, picked it up this past Tuesday.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:11 PM   #20032
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Finally hit 300 miles today and can now take her to 6000rpm. I am truly loving this bike more and more. Seems to have all of what I loved about my Sprint ST and none of what I didn't like about it. Now if they would just sweep the fun roads.
Exactly this. I transferred from the Sprint ST also. I hit 9000 on mine today and it is still as much fun as the first 300.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:15 AM   #20033
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Finally hit 300 miles today and can now take her to 6000rpm. I am truly loving this bike more and more. Seems to have all of what I loved about my Sprint ST and none of what I didn't like about it. Now if they would just sweep the fun roads.
Just wait until you're allowed above 6000rpm.............................
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:52 AM   #20034
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Just wait until you're nudging the rev limiter in second gear on a steep section of mountain hairpins.............................
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:54 PM   #20035
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I think I'll give that a shot tomorrow on the "Million Dollar Highway" SW Colorado
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:40 PM   #20036
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I did the million dollar highway last June on my XC. They musta had some money left over from construction because they spent the last few dollars on "chipping" the whole effing road to Ouray!
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:49 PM   #20037
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And, the check engine light will stay lit for weeks, and thousands of miles.

It finally went out a couple of weekends ago while I was riding five to ten hours a day over three days and 1100+ miles. Nice to see that it was eventually made happy about the state of things.
The Triumph service manual states "40 re-sets" for the check-engine light to extinguish but does not explain what a re-set is.

My check-engine light just went out after 485 miles since correcting the error. My commute is only 4 miles and I've been running a bunch of errands, so I'd say that 40 re-sets probably equals 40 starts, seems about right.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #20038
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I just hit 504 today, picked it up this past Tuesday.
520 here. First service on Thursday.

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:09 PM   #20039
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The Triumph service manual states "40 re-sets" for the check-engine light to extinguish but does not explain what a re-set is.

My check-engine light just went out after 485 miles since correcting the error. My commute is only 4 miles and I've been running a bunch of errands, so I'd say that 40 re-sets probably equals 40 starts, seems about right.
Not sure if it is the same with the tiger but with the speed four, a reset equals a heat cycle or every time the fan turns on.

for example when my battery crapped out and needed replacement, the engine light turned on and I had to turned it on, wait for fan to kick in, turn off let it cool down and do the same 2 more times.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:19 PM   #20040
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The Triumph service manual states "40 re-sets" for the check-engine light to extinguish but does not explain what a re-set is.

My check-engine light just went out after 485 miles since correcting the error. My commute is only 4 miles and I've been running a bunch of errands, so I'd say that 40 re-sets probably equals 40 starts, seems about right.
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Not sure if it is the same with the tiger but with the speed four, a reset equals a heat cycle or every time the fan turns on.

for example when my battery crapped out and needed replacement, the engine light turned on and I had to turned it on, wait for fan to kick in, turn off let it cool down and do the same 2 more times.
Or you can just reset it with DealerTool or TuneECU.

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