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Old 05-29-2011, 05:53 AM   #6076
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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   #6077
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First day out

Picked up the new bike on Tuesday.


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Old 05-29-2011, 07:05 AM   #6078
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:23 AM   #6079
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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   #6080
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I think his set up is the same as mine and I'm right at 40".
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:31 AM   #6081
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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?

Paul
I had that trouble at first but I kept pushing and eventually it stated working just fine. I'm thinking just a stiff switch.

Not real crazy about the location of those switches, works a lot easier when the are mounted near the handgrip.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #6082
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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.

Actually made it worse!
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #6083
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Hey Folks - Did I read manual right ?? You can use 87 octane in these things ??
91 RON is what is recommended in the manual - which equals 87 octane using the AKI calculation. So it just depends how your state or province lists it's octane ratings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:06 PM   #6084
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Question....what GPS units do you guys recommend? and mounting options you prefer as well? here is another pic of my tiger






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Old 05-29-2011, 07:14 PM   #6085
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Zumo 660....and wait until Tourtech or someone else has a good mount...or you could go with a RAM mount
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:56 PM   #6086
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:18 AM   #6087
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:20 AM   #6088
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Question....what GPS units do you guys recommend? and mounting options you prefer as well? here is another pic of my tiger
I use a Garmin Zumo 550. It's not perfect as it just recently broke down and I had to pay Garmin 111 for a refurbished unit but they did transfer my Nu-maps subscription to the new one. As a GPS it's great and you get Garmin Mapsource to plan your routes on and transfer them direct to the Zumo.
As for mounting, I would always recommend the RAM mounting system. I use a handlebar clamp, an arm clamp and the disc that the Garmin cradle bolts to. It's simple, works and can be easily transferred from bike to bike.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:29 AM   #6089
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Im Thrilled !! After a Uly, KLR & Girlie tiger - I finally have a machine where my length impaired inseam (30") will allow the entire front of BOTH my boot soles to have ground contact. An XC with low gel seat. Excellent !! A totally new experience for me. I feel a lot taller & have higher self esteem with an 800 tiger. The $ I save on 'short person' therapy will pay for bike.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:11 AM   #6090
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Im Thrilled !! After a Uly, KLR & Girlie tiger - I finally have a machine where my length impaired inseam (30") will allow the entire front of BOTH my boot soles to have ground contact. An XC with low gel seat. Excellent !! A totally new experience for me. I feel a lot taller & have higher self esteem with an 800 tiger. The $ I save on 'short person' therapy will pay for bike.
I'm with ya Randy!
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