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Old 05-28-2011, 05:47 PM   #6031
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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, 06:15 PM   #6032
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Just plain old Dove dish wishing soap...cheap and works like a charm...
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:46 PM   #6033
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Just plain old Dove dish wishing soap...cheap and works like a charm...
maybe Dove is different, but dish soap will remove any wax you have applied and is harsher than I would want on the clear coat, etc. I would stick with car wash soap.

Now maybe using dish soap on rims, and other non painted areas is better to but dirt/grime.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:46 PM   #6034
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Keep the reviews & comments coming folks, I'm loving it. I just got my ZRX less than a year ago and I'm not even used to it yet, how can I be thinking on the "next bike" already??
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:01 PM   #6035
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maybe Dove is different, but dish soap will remove any wax you have applied and is harsher than I would want on the clear coat, etc. I would stick with car wash soap.

Now maybe using dish soap on rims, and other non painted areas is better to but dirt/grime.
That is why I said plain Dove...we been using on all 9 of our bikes never once had an issues and far as wax...we wax after a deep cleaning
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #6036
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Tiger computer

Has anyone else had trouble setting the computer on their Tiger? When I push the buttons as directed in the manual nothing seems to happen for multiple presses, then it will jump to the next setting, but is unpredictable. Totally unlike the easy process on my Street Triple.

Am I pressing too hard? Too fast? Too weak?

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Old 05-28-2011, 08:07 PM   #6037
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Has anyone else had trouble setting the computer on their Tiger? When I push the buttons as directed in the manual nothing seems to happen for multiple presses, then it will jump to the next setting, but is unpredictable. Totally unlike the easy process on my Street Triple.

Am I pressing too hard? Too fast? Too weak?

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Sounds like there might be something wrong with your instrument cluster. Mine works as would be expected and as is described in the manual. Might want to have your dealer check it out.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #6038
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Has anyone else had trouble setting the computer on their Tiger? When I push the buttons as directed in the manual nothing seems to happen for multiple presses, then it will jump to the next setting, but is unpredictable. Totally unlike the easy process on my Street Triple.

Am I pressing too hard? Too fast? Too weak?

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Gloves off? In neutral? If so, sounds like bad contacts or something wrong with the buttons. Dealer!
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:28 AM   #6039
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Has anyone else had trouble setting the computer on their Tiger? When I push the buttons as directed in the manual nothing seems to happen for multiple presses, then it will jump to the next setting, but is unpredictable. Totally unlike the easy process on my Street Triple.


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Same here.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:33 AM   #6040
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Same here.
Ditto on my abs street 800.

On another note, I tried to apply the tankslapper 3M protection film yesterday and it didnt go well and my tank remains unprotected. It may be my poor installation, but the film didn't seem cut right and I could never get the entire sheet to lay flat despite my squeegeing and use of and soap/water. Im sure others have had better luck with their kits.

Im going to buy sheets from aerostitch and cut out a section. The area I'm most interested in protecting is the tank area that would be rubbed by my jacket.
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:53 AM   #6041
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Another happy Micatech customer:









And the SW Motech rack system:







Looks really nice! Would you mind posting the rear width dimensions. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:52 AM   #6042
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First day out

Picked up the new bike on Tuesday.


Am just loving it.


Taking the long way home, 1500 km over three days.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:05 AM   #6043
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Have you registered yet?

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/...mbers_map.html
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:23 AM   #6044
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Looks really nice! Would you mind posting the rear width dimensions. Thanks!

I think his set up is the same as mine and I'm right at 40".
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:35 AM   #6045
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I think his set up is the same as mine and I'm right at 40".
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