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Old 06-04-2013, 06:06 AM   #17206
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I had fitted a couple of those manual holders to my SW Motech racks some time ago but never really liked them - they were a PIA to get to and I could never get the tools I wanted to carry fit in them. So, I took them off and tried a Kriega 10 I had lying around.

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I have spare tubes and all the tools I need (apart from my compressor and a tool roll under the seat) in the bag. I am just back from a trip on some pretty rough dirt roads and the bag didn't move an inch.

Just wanted to put that out there...
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:19 AM   #17207
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I had fitted a couple of those manual holders to my SW Motech racks some time ago but never really liked them - they were a PIA to get to and I could never get the tools I wanted to carry fit in them. So, I took them off and tried a Kriega 10 I had lying around.

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I have spare tubes and all the tools I need (apart from my compressor and a tool roll under the seat) in the bag. I am just back from a trip on some pretty rough dirt roads and the bag didn't move an inch.

Just wanted to put that out there...
It looks like it could hit the swing arm...?
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:26 AM   #17208
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It looks like it could hit the swing arm...?
No evidence it will/has so far. If it does, since it's a soft bag, I am pretty confident the bag will squash.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:06 AM   #17209
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Yeah, but I'm trying to not spend any more money than I have to seeing as I'm buying a house.
Buy the house, first. Then, buy the bike. If you get the bike first, then, you have debt load, which will affect your home loan viability. If you buy the house first, then, you'll have all the credit in the world, at your disposal. It's a slippery slope, though.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:01 AM   #17210
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Center Stand or Floor Jack?

I just bought a used 2011 Tiger 800. It is fully-farkled but lacks a centerstand. I have cleaned and oiled the chain by walking the bike along, but in my opinion it's a pain. Of course I could buy a centerstand for it, but I would like to avoid the $300 expense (installed) if possible. The bike has the metal Triumph bash plate, and I am wondering if it is sturdy enough to raise the rear tire via a floor jack???

Any suggestions? If anyone has experience with this, I would sure appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #17211
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:19 AM   #17212
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$30 for spools and $50 for paddock stand
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The spools also help add some swingarm / rear axle crash protection, and weigh a lot less than a centerstand.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #17213
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I just bought a used 2011 Tiger 800. It is fully-farkled but lacks a centerstand. I have cleaned and oiled the chain by walking the bike along, but in my opinion it's a pain. Of course I could buy a centerstand for it, but I would like to avoid the $300 expense (installed) if possible. The bike has the metal Triumph bash plate, and I am wondering if it is sturdy enough to raise the rear tire via a floor jack???

Any suggestions? If anyone has experience with this, I would sure appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!
For a roadie with tubeless tires this is probably not a biggie. For the XC it would be extremely difficult to remove a wheel for a flat repair in the field without a center stand.

The 'sump guard', as they call it, is mounted on rubber bumpers - not sufficient for lifting the bike in my opinion. Seems to me there's a warning about that in the mounting instructions for it.

Spools and paddock stand is a good option for a roading version.

In any case, an Enduro Star stand is a nice addition to the road-going tool pack: www.endurostar.com


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Old 06-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #17214
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It sprang back into position and felt totally normal, besides not going into gear. Kind of like when sometimes on if you're travelling at highway speed and have to come to a quick stop on a bike, you can have issues clicking down into first. In those cases, it's easily resolved by letting out the clutch or rolling the bike a few inches. In my case, though, the clutch and rolling did nothing to help the situation.
Hi Tim,

Had this happen to a friend's Tiger on a ride last summer, it required an actuator part inside the transmission to be replaced... The mechanic told me it was an unlikely issue but the design of the transmission made the service quicker and cheaper than it could have been, which was a compliment on the tiger design IMO. In this case the rider came afoul of a very deep rut and did a 180, coming down hard on the shifter with enough force to shatter an internal part. I came up behind him after it had already happened.

You can see how it looked on the trail from about 2:50 on this video from that ride. http://youtu.be/5EYXJ2LXMec

Wish I could tell you the exact name of the part but I reckon you'll know before I could find out.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #17215
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What you do in this situation is, save/bookmark this website http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triump...odel_id=560041
Then you can look at the diagrams of the wheels http://www.worldoftriumph.com/triump...lock_03=560041 and look at the bearings which shows their size, item 7 = 20x47x14 so your front spindle is 20mm diameter.
I'll let you practice to find the rear spindle size.
blacktiger,

thanks for this info - I had originally looked at Bike Bandit (similar to your link) for parts info looking for the specs on the axle itself. I didn't think far enough to look at the bearing size.

http://www.bikebandit.com/2011-trium...4256#sch739153

When looking here - it looks like the rear is also 20mm.

Item 4: BEARING,BALL,20 47 14 p/n 1398742

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #17216
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I just bought a used 2011 Tiger 800. It is fully-farkled but lacks a centerstand. I have cleaned and oiled the chain by walking the bike along, but in my opinion it's a pain. Of course I could buy a centerstand for it, but I would like to avoid the $300 expense (installed) if possible. The bike has the metal Triumph bash plate, and I am wondering if it is sturdy enough to raise the rear tire via a floor jack???

Any suggestions? If anyone has experience with this, I would sure appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!
pretty sure if you read the manual, or maybe its on the sump guard directions, it says not to raise the bike in that area.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #17217
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Setting sag

Just trying to set the sag on my XC. Rear travel is 215mm so 30% of that is 70mm. With the bike on the center stand, rear wheel off the ground I measure 66mm from axle to seat seam. With me seated in gear I measure 57mm so my sag is 9mm.

I weigh 200lbs w/o gear so probably 225 with all my gear on so it's not because I'm a featherweight. Shock is set to factory settings. What am I doing wrong? With my weight shouldn't I be seeing a lot more sag?
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #17218
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Brake cable / Rox Risers

Folks,
My brake cable is just a little to short to add The 2" Rox risers that have been sitting in my farkle box. Do any of you have experience in ordering custom cables or know of an easy solution for the mechanically challenged?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #17219
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Folks,
My brake cable is just a little to short to add The 2" Rox risers that have been sitting in my farkle box. Do any of you have experience in ordering custom cables or know of an easy solution for the mechanically challenged?
Do you have a XC or Roadie? The 2" Rox risers worked fine on my XC, no mods needed!
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #17220
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Just trying to set the sag on my XC. Rear travel is 215mm so 30% of that is 70mm. With the bike on the center stand, rear wheel off the ground I measure 66mm from axle to seat seam. With me seated in gear I measure 57mm so my sag is 9mm.

I weigh 200lbs w/o gear so probably 225 with all my gear on so it's not because I'm a featherweight. Shock is set to factory settings. What am I doing wrong? With my weight shouldn't I be seeing a lot more sag?
Sure your not using a centimeter tape? 66 mm is only 3" roughly.
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