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Old 07-01-2011, 10:57 AM   #6931
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Theres easy then theres, " what just fell off my bike at 60 mph easy"...I want easy but not too easy. They should have put a locking clip in the design where you need to down and open the clip and then twist.Just so you have some sort of postive lock to prevent the cap from coming loose and falling off.........
I agree that they are a bit too loose. I think we may have to fit those little security cable thingies.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #6932
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I,d love that "Fuel" exhaust as well. Never heard about that make in Germany
People seem to have good things to say about the company. The price and the sound was right!
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:57 AM   #6933
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Ive seen them at my dealership. Not impressed. There is a guy on the rat board and on ADV that is on a multi-day ride now and he has some really nice aftermarket gaurds that go up nearly to the tank. They provide "oodles' more protection. You will have to hunt around for his pics, sorry.
Check out the ones I got from Happy Trails in post number 6829. I take this bike a lot of places I probably shouldn't and it will be on it's side often. I'm totally confident in these. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=6829
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #6934
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Talking Getting Broken In

Got some decent 'color' on the bike finally. Love those Heideneau tires. Though I do intend to bump up to the 150/17 after I run through the current rear (140/17).

Overall the bike did very well this last weekend on the route I used to take with my KTM 950, the only difference I really noticed was the ride up and back on the slab... which of course was a huge win for the Tiger. Granted I wasn't as aggressive with the Tiger as I would have been with the KTM (primarily due to cost of investment and lack of time on this particular bike), but I think as I get more familiar with it and get a few 'naps' under my belt it's going to be a even funner.

Strapping up the center stand is a MUST if going off road IMO. That thing bangs around like a 2$ whore.
Bar riser's are another must have for off road, it makes standing much more comfortable over the rough.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:36 PM   #6935
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yeah YOUR the guy! Those are like something you would see on a Police bike......They do the job,. I would buy those too. If I had an 800.
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Check out the ones I got from Happy Trails in post number 6829. I take this bike a lot of places I probably shouldn't and it will be on it's side often. I'm totally confident in these. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=6829
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #6936
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Can't wait to see their bash plate design, how much longer till those rear racks are available?
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:15 PM   #6937
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Theres easy then theres, " what just fell off my bike at 60 mph easy"...I want easy but not too easy. They should have put a locking clip in the design where you need to down and open the clip and then twist.Just so you have some sort of postive lock to prevent the cap from coming loose and falling off.........
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:48 PM   #6938
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I just reset my service indicator!

So I downloaded the latest version of DealerTool and was able to reset my service indicator in about 5 seconds.

It's super easy, you connect to the bike and go to the Instruments menu. It pops up with an adjustable display that says "range to next service" which is defaulted to 6000 miles. However it's adjustable, so you could set it to say 99999 miles and never see the service indicator again (if you had a cool dealer, he/she could do the same). You then click "re-write instruments" and the little wrench disappears until the next set mileage interval rolls around.

The only thing that wasn't clear is if you need to take the current odometer reading into account when re-setting the indicator. i.e. I have about 1100 miles + on mine now, so do I need to subtract that from 6000 to have the indicator come on again at 6000 miles or will it now come on at 7000+ miles? Guess we shall see (6000 mile interval range plus existing mileage).
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #6939
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The only thing that wasn't clear is if you need to take the current odometer reading into account when re-setting the indicator. i.e. I have about 1100 miles + on mine now, so do I need to subtract that from 6000 to have the indicator come on again at 6000 miles or will it now come on at 7000+ miles? Guess we shall see (6000 mile interval range plus existing mileage).
It should come on at 6000 after the service was done, so the indicator should come on at 7100. At least this is how the BMW dealers set them up.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:00 PM   #6940
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It should come on at 6000 after the service was done, so the indicator should come on at 7100. At least this is how the BMW dealers set them up.
Hmm maybe I'll go back and do the math so that it properly comes on at 6K
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:59 PM   #6941
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So I downloaded the latest version of DealerTool...
Do you have a link to this? What cable is needed to connect?

When I took mine in for the break-in service, I had to take it back and tell them to reset the service indicator. Having to remind the service department to do that makes me wonder what else they forgot. Or, maybe I am just a little OCD.

Anyhow, it'd be nice to have all the tools necessary to do things on my own.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #6942
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Got some decent 'color' on the bike finally. Love those Heideneau tires. Though I do intend to bump up to the 150/17 after I run through the current rear (140/17).

Overall the bike did very well this last weekend on the route I used to take with my KTM 950, the only difference I really noticed was the ride up and back on the slab... which of course was a huge win for the Tiger. Granted I wasn't as aggressive with the Tiger as I would have been with the KTM (primarily due to cost of investment and lack of time on this particular bike), but I think as I get more familiar with it and get a few 'naps' under my belt it's going to be a even funner.
Smart to take time learning the new bike!
Where about were you riding in California? Any pics of the routes you took?
How would you compare the Tiger in ruts and hopping water bars and going down steep downhills to your KTM?

Confidence in the front end?
Power at a crawl or from a dead stop on loose rock?

I've seen guys get into some real shit on 950's/990, and those bikes took a beating and didn't do all that well ... bent wheels, cracked plastic and worse.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:41 AM   #6943
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Do you have a link to this? What cable is needed to connect?
Here's the link. (nevermind the 1996-era website)

You need their proprietary cable to connect. It lets you do all the diagnostic stuff including resetting the service indicator, balancing the throttle bodies, and bleeding ABS brakes. The only thing it doesn't let you do is update the fuel maps. You need something like TuneECU (and a different cable) for that.
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Old 07-02-2011, 12:04 PM   #6944
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Who knew that you would ever need to safety wire your headlight caps!
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #6945
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So I downloaded the latest version of DealerTool and was able to reset my service indicator in about 5 seconds.

It's super easy, you connect to the bike and go to the Instruments menu. It pops up with an adjustable display that says "range to next service" which is defaulted to 6000 miles. However it's adjustable, so you could set it to say 99999 miles and never see the service indicator again (if you had a cool dealer, he/she could do the same). You then click "re-write instruments" and the little wrench disappears until the next set mileage interval rolls around.

The only thing that wasn't clear is if you need to take the current odometer reading into account when re-setting the indicator. i.e. I have about 1100 miles + on mine now, so do I need to subtract that from 6000 to have the indicator come on again at 6000 miles or will it now come on at 7000+ miles? Guess we shall see (6000 mile interval range plus existing mileage).
Jerk,

Go to setup and find SIA. That gives a count down to the wrench re-appearing.
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