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Old 07-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #6976
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Need help diagnosing a problem. When we got the "service" done we made the dealer aware both bikes when doing slow turns with clutch and rear brakes being used the bikes made a grinding noise and we both could hear it and feel it. We were told the brake pads needed to be broken in. We said nope. They said yep. The noise and vibration is getting worse.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:02 PM   #6977
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I don't know of any bike that doesn't have blisteringly hot frame rails when driving for a period in hot weather.

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It does make me laugh when people complain of heat from an bike engine...
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:26 PM   #6978
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Ok, so my 800XC makes a terrible clack when I hit holes, rocks, etc. It's when the rear hits and I can slightly feel it in the footpegs. I thought it was the Triumph centerstand bouncing but I zip tied it up and it didn't go away. I think the noise is actually coming from the centerstand pivots where there is just a little bit of play. I still need to pull it completely off to make sure, but I'm fairly certain that's where the noise is coming from.

Has anyone else experienced this with the Triumph centerstand? Anyone determined a fix?
On most other bikes where I've had this "Clack", it has been the CHAIN whaaping the swing arm or chain guide. I suppose it could be the side stand as well. Why not just TIE IT UP OUT OF THE WAY ... then do a quick test ride. Not hard.

When you figure out it's the chain ... then what? PM me, I have some solutions.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #6979
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On most other bikes where I've had this "Clack", it has been the CHAIN whaaping the swing arm or chain guide. I suppose it could be the side stand as well. Why not just TIE IT UP OUT OF THE WAY ... then do a quick test ride. Not hard.

When you figure out it's the chain ... then what? PM me, I have some solutions.
Did that.

First, I thought about it being the sidestand and put a small rubber pad where it rests so it can't be making the clack. I really don't think it's the center stand hitting the stop. The stop has a rubber bumper plus I rode the whole trip with it ZIP TIED tightly in the up position (which keeps the legs from moving but I do think it can still move at the pivot since my zip tye was down where it hits the stop). It's distinctly a metal on metal sound.

I thought about it being the chain too. I tried hitting stuff both hard on the gas and hard on decel hoping that with the chain taught on one run or the other I'd find out which side was slapping, but it didn't seem to affect the sound one bit. I remember my old YZ426F made all kinds of racket with the chain hitting the slider and I put some thin foam under the slider which helped a lot.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:26 PM   #6980
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It does make me laugh when people complain of heat from an bike engine...

Why? Have you had the misfortune of only buying bikes with poor heat management?
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:09 PM   #6981
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I brain-spewed a bunch of thoughts on my 800XC (among other things) after riding the TWAT this weekend here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....51&postcount=1

Awesome man, I live in Cedar Falls and just heard of this trail like a week ago. Planning to do it next summer. Awesome post!
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:44 PM   #6982
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Why? Have you had the misfortune of only buying bikes with poor heat management?
Seems to me that this Tiger has a layout that is pretty common amongst motorcycles. i.e. engine bolted into frame, exhausts running out the front and down, radiator out front of that lot. Heat management?
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:07 AM   #6983
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I brain-spewed a bunch of thoughts on my 800XC (among other things) after riding the TWAT this weekend here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....51&postcount=1
Just read this. Good write up for a good trip. One question. What are "bicycle weasel squeezers"?
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #6984
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What are "bicycle weasel squeezers"?
I think they are a long-legged version of the Budgie-Smugglers
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:25 AM   #6985
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One question. What are "bicycle weasel squeezers"?

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I think they are a long-legged version of the Budgie-Smugglers
Ah, cycling shorts.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:18 AM   #6986
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I had put this in my "review" a while back but I'm not sure if many people caught on... Does anyone else have bad head shake on the 800xc?
YES!
I found that a second helmet of mine does have an effect - but does not solve things fully!

I'm going for a new screen... My only hope!
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:42 AM   #6987
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Why? Have you had the misfortune of only buying bikes with poor heat management?
No, not at all but they're motorbikes, they get hot, live with it or ride a bicycle.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:02 AM   #6988
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YES!
I found that a second helmet of mine does have an effect - but does not solve things fully!

I'm going for a new screen... My only hope!
Check out the adjustable Madstad. I've had mine for 2 months and love it. No buffeting, fits everybody. There's a review I did here somewhere.

He's getting ready to offer the lower deflectors (I've been testing) that extend the screen down and catch the flow from under . Very effective for high speed and cold weather.!! Quick on/off and reasonably priced.!!!!
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:08 AM   #6989
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Look at palmer too - Has brackets / screen for 800s now. Have his setup on my Girlie - works great. j
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:11 AM   #6990
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No, not at all but they're motorbikes, they get hot, live with it or ride a bicycle.
Yes motorbikes are all hot but most manage to keep the heat away from the rider. This is by far the hottest bike I've owned but I have been able to get it reasonably comfortable with shields so I don't have live with it. .
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