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Old 01-22-2014, 04:35 AM   #19456
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So that mod only works on early Stroms. Likely that we're like the later ones.
Yes only worked with pre K7 (1000 & 650), which I think is 07
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #19457
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Gas filter trend?

I was going to do some preventative maintenance on my 07 Chevy Colorado. So I went down to the local auto parts store and the guy behind the counter told me that I didn't have an external fuel filter. It's part of the fuel pump assembly.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:31 PM   #19458
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I also have the Alaska sheepskin and it is kick arse
Husband put one on mine and I have to agree it is nice and makes a difference on a long trip
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #19459
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Fog Lights on My Tiger 800

So with 10" of fresh snow, 3 degree temps, kids home from school, what better time to break down and install my LED lamps on my Tiger. I bought a set of 10W LED lamps from Amazon for just $18 for each light and an universal wiring harness for around $15.

The lights are here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and look like this:


When the box from Amazon arrived it tooke me a few minutes to sort out the parts of the wiring harness as it contained a pos and neg wire along with a relay,relay pos and neg, and a switch. A few minutes of internet research helped me figure out to run the positive from the relay to a switched source and the other positive to the battery. I would have run both to the battery but the switch has a red light that is on when power is to the switch.

I ended up pulling off the left side cover that says 800 and ran the wires to the lights and switch behind this panel and then over the radiator to the front of the bike. There was plenty of room under the seat to tuck in the relay and wires and the side panel hides the wires nicely.


I ran the switch up to the handlebars and fabbed up a small plate to mount to the left controls. I took the advice I saw on this forum and connected the positive from the relay to the post on the horn, it does fit snugly when the horn connector is slid over the wire and horn post.

As for mounts, I used a custom made, a $5 pack of shelf supports from Home Depot, spray painted black with an extra hole drilled in the middle. I mounted these to the sides of headlight cluster. The lights are nice and bright (off in the pictures) and I am still working on the aim but so far am happy for a $60 investment.



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Old 01-24-2014, 07:21 PM   #19460
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That bracket's looking pretty bad... need to cut down and round off some edges maybe. It's looking like a $40 mod.

Sorry, someone had to say it.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:30 PM   #19461
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That bracket's looking pretty bad... need to cut down and round off some edges maybe. It's looking like a $40 mod.

Sorry, someone had to say it.
Yeah, no worries. I have been thinking about trimming that down after a full shake down. I am also considering buying the full bracket from Twisted Throttle, putting the 15% IMS coupon to good use perhaps.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:35 PM   #19462
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Yeah, no worries. I have been thinking about trimming that down after a full shake down. I am also considering buying the full bracket from Twisted Throttle, putting the 15% IMS coupon to good use perhaps.

I've got the SWMotech fog light brackets - very nice and dual mount points.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:11 AM   #19463
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Biggest concern...

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Yeah, no worries. I have been thinking about trimming that down after a full shake down. I am also considering buying the full bracket from Twisted Throttle, putting the 15% IMS coupon to good use perhaps.
LawDog,
Looks are important to some... I may be one... BUT, the problem with the HD hardware is flexibility. They will give you a failure in time. I absolutely agree to go with some quality mounts for that reason.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:54 AM   #19464
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LawDog,
Looks are important to some... I may be one... BUT, the problem with the HD hardware is flexibility. They will give you a failure in time. I absolutely agree to go with some quality mounts for that reason.
What can I say, I used to have a KLR. Old habits die hard.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:11 PM   #19465
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For those interested..

Ran the gas tank low yesterday... at 1 bar remaining the miles-to-empty read 4 then ---.... then the 1 bar disappeared and miles-to-empty said 0.

Rode another 3 miles or so and put in 4.45 gallons... so apparently you have .5 gallons beyond the 0 miles remaining.
Also for those interested..

I ran the gas tank dry. Bike began to sputter 20 miles after gauge read -- miles to empty. I rode the bike at a conservation pace during the 20 miles. I would say my findings corroborate klinquist's.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #19466
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Fuel Tank Weir Gone South

Okay, I knew there was an issue with this flimsy weir. I knew guys had complained about how easily they were knocked down into the tank. I still let random strangers fuel my bike during my just completed tour of Mexico. Now I will obviously have to get it out of the tank. No problem there. Can it be saved or is it f-ked? Any thing else I should know before I attempt to fix it?

I believe it was still in place when I took this photo.


I wish I had had my camera in hand when this attendant walked around the back of my bike and stuck the nozzle in the exhaust pipe. Don't wig out. I shut her down before there was any danger.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:31 PM   #19467
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I assume you're talking about the bars that block the fuel fill? Mine are metal and rugged, some are plastic and very fragile. I'd just leave the pieces in the tank. No big deal.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:27 PM   #19468
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I assume you're talking about the bars that block the fuel fill? Mine are metal and rugged, some are plastic and very fragile. I'd just leave the pieces in the tank. No big deal.
If that piece is made of plastic I should be able to salvage it. They should have left the fill weir as it was on my '11, steel and rugged.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:14 PM   #19469
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TuneECU and DealerTool

I've got DealerTool which came with the USB to OBDII cable.

Is anyone using that same cable for TuneECU or does it require a different one?

I know the software differences, just want to know if the DT cable is compatible with both.

Thanks
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:10 PM   #19470
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What can I say, I used to have a KLR. Old habits die hard.
I say ride the thing until a great deal pops up for some mounts. Your mount is working



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Okay, I knew there was an issue with this flimsy weir. I knew guys had complained about how easily they were knocked down into the tank. I still let random strangers fuel my bike during my just completed tour of Mexico. Now I will obviously have to get it out of the tank. No problem there. Can it be saved or is it f-ked? Any thing else I should know before I attempt to fix it?

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The fuel tank filler guard on my wife's Tiger 800 did not last 3 fill ups before it ended up in the tank. Its still floating around in there and there is no plan to fish it out either.
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