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Old 05-28-2011, 08:36 AM   #6016
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That 800 road looks really good with the beak. When you say the bags, etc slowed the acceleration down, how much exactly? I would imagine the 800 would have plenty of power to handle bags and passenger with ease.
To me it was barely noticeable, but I could tell. It wasn't much of a difference. I'm not worried about it.


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Old 05-28-2011, 08:38 AM   #6017
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Thanks! Waterproofed or rain cover?
The tank bag comes with a waterproof cover that has a clear top.

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Old 05-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #6018
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Motorcycle Enthusiasts in Springhill Fl have Orange 2011 Demo without ABS Street version
Thanks - I'm after an XC though.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #6019
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+1

Lots of folks are reporting unsold bikes on dealer floors around the country. Unless there is some reason to only buy from the local one (who can't seem to get a bike), why not have a nice fly-n-ride adventure? Great way to get to know the new scoot. Give your local dealer all the service/farkle business so they make a little $$ too. Everyone wins.

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It helps that it was always my plan to do a fly-and-ride on my new T800 but it really paid off when the Cali dealer wasn't able to get me a black 800 with ABS and a VERY helpful inmate pointed me in the direction of a good dealer with one on it's way to them (especially after I was told I'd be waiting until August which wouldn't work for me).

So now instead of not getting exactly what I wanted (or perhaps missing out on a T800 for this summer all together), I'm getting the bike, in the color I want and still getting an adventure right off the bat. Just so happens the adventure starts in a different place but well, I couldn't care less!

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #6020
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brake squeal

Have an annoying squeal on the front brake, just before a full stop. Sounds like an old Kenworth when pulling up to a light. Dealer says the brakes need more bedding, that was at 500 miles. Now I'm at a thousand miles mostly surfance streets, and it stil does it. I've never heard of a brake system taking more than 250 miles to bed in.
I'm taking it back to the dealer on tuesday, just how far should I shove this bike up the sevice managers ass if tells it's normal or still needs more bedding?
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:13 PM   #6021
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Have an annoying squeal on the front brake, just before a full stop. Sounds like an old Kenworth when pulling up to a light. Dealer says the brakes need more bedding, that was at 500 miles. Now I'm at a thousand miles mostly surfance streets, and it stil does it. I've never heard of a brake system taking more than 250 miles to bed in.
I'm taking it back to the dealer on tuesday, just how far should I shove this bike up the sevice managers ass if tells it's normal or still needs more bedding?
The brakes on my wife's Bonneville squealed even after a pad change. I removed the pads and chamfered the edges, no more squeal. Look at any new car pads and they're all chamfered.

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #6022
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Thanks - I'm after an XC though.
There isn't an orange street version (yet) so must be XC.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:19 PM   #6023
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Just got a call from Ace Motorsports in Concord, ca. They told me they have a white XC and a white street in for sale...too bad I'm looking for a BLACK XC with a black frame:o\(yeah, I'm picky like that:oP)
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:25 PM   #6024
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The brakes on my wife's Bonneville squealed even after a pad change. I removed the pads and chamfered the edges, no more squeal. Look at any new car pads and they're all chamfered.

What did you use to do the edges? I think I'd rather do this my self then listen to a bunch bs from the dealer. Thanks
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #6025
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What did you use to do the edges? I think I'd rather do this my self then listen to a bunch bs from the dealer. Thanks
Whatever file I had sitting in the bottom of my toolbox.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #6026
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:25 PM   #6027
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Thanks - I'm after an XC though.
They have Black XC with ABS in the box as of a couple days ago.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:59 PM   #6028
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Two 10" unless i needed the bike to be 4" slimmer. The 8" is big and the 10" is huge.
Interesting. I'm still undecided. What I actually want is two 9" cases. I have a lot of gear that is roughly 8" in diameter and will probably pack "squeezed in", but I prefer to not squeeze stuff too much.

I do think the 10" are too big for my needs and I love to have a narrow bike, where I don't have to think about lane splitting. With 32.5" overall width, there would be no thinking at all ... With 36.5" you start thinking about it.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #6029
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Happy tigger day to all. My comrade and I took our new Tigers out for a day of crusin and fun! Awesome bikes! Anyhow, I wanted to ask you guys what you recommend for cleaning these fantastic machines once they get filthy? I was thinking just armorall wheel cleaner and spray and wipe them down; though not sure if that product is so safe on getting it on the tires....don't want them slippy around the first curve! Let me know what you guys recommend!
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:40 PM   #6030
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Happy tigger day to all. My comrade and I took our new Tigers out for a day of crusin and fun! Awesome bikes! Anyhow, I wanted to ask you guys what you recommend for cleaning these fantastic machines once they get filthy?
What's wrong with soap and water?
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