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Old 07-06-2011, 10:07 AM   #7006
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Feel a little wiggle or slip on right hand twisties? That's one lucky puncture, never seen one go in that flat.
Agreed, not sure how it managed to go in that parallel to the surface. Must have happened close to home though, because the nail wasn't very worn down yet.

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:56 AM   #7007
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bross, thanks for the tip...I'll give it a go.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:02 AM   #7008
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2nd that, read the manual!
The manual specifies 91 octane gas.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:04 AM   #7009
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We have lots of sand here in WA. My tiger seems to enjoy it.
Good shot! How do you find the stock tires in the sand?
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:36 AM   #7010
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We have lots of sand here in WA. My tiger seems to enjoy it.
Wow! Nice riding!
Was that sand a bit wet per chance? Hard packed?

I invite you to come down to Dumont Dunes or other dunes here in the California Mojave or Baja and have a go on the Tiger with stock Battlewings.

Down here the best time to ride sand is early AM and hope there was some dew fall the night before. Damp sand is 1000 times easier to manage than the dry, deep stuff.

I have trouble on my dirt bikes in deep sand ... can't imagine it on a 480 lbs. bike with street tires.

But slit beds are always tough.

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #7011
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The manual specifies 91 octane gas.
Close, but your info is incomplete.

The manual specifies 91 RON octane gas. And this could simply be a difference in the two versions of the owner's manual. The RON method is not used to measure octane in the US. We use what's called the CLC method which is the average of the RON and MON numbers. So the US owner's manual specifically states that 87 octane (by the CLC method) is recommended. In the US that's the lowest grade of fuel available except for some high altitude areas out west.

91 RON is equivalent in octane to 87 CLC.

I thought that 91 RON was the lowest grade available in Canada. Is it not?
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:44 AM   #7012
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Good shot! How do you find the stock tires in the sand?

Looks like they might be Heidy's to me...
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #7013
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I thought that 91 RON was the lowest grade available in Canada. Is it not?
All the Canadian stations I've seen use the same CLC octane numbers as in the US. So 87 CLC is the lowest.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #7014
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All the Canadian stations I've seen use the same CLC octane numbers as in the US. So 87 CLC is the lowest.

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This is strange! Why is it different? It clearly says 87 octane in the U.S. manual.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:38 PM   #7015
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This is strange! Why is it different? It clearly says 87 octane in the U.S. manual.
Probably written something like this... says 91 research method, but lower down clearly states 87 pump octane rating (r+m/2), you just have to RTFM.



this is from my DR650 manual but most of my bike manuals say the same thing.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #7016
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Probably written something like this... says 91 research method, but lower down clearly states 87 pump octane rating (r+m/2), you just have to RTFM.



this is from my DR650 manual but most of my bike manuals say the same thing.
This is a DR manual? This is sure to confuse a hole mess of people. I read through it like 6 times before I saw your comment. I was sooooo confused.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:49 PM   #7017
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Page 44 of Tiger 800 manual, first sentence.

"This Triumph motorcycle is designed to run on unleaded gasoline with a CLC or AKI octane rating (R+M)/2 of 87 or higher."
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:28 PM   #7018
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Good shot! How do you find the stock tires in the sand?
The stock tyres are ok but I fancy some heidenhau scouts or something similar. In a straight line the battlewings are fine but corners are where it counts. I let the tyre pressures down to 1 bar and took it easy. The sand was a bit wet which was nice to play on but there were still bits to get bogged. Rode in soft sand dry sand a few weeks before but I tend to find that if you keep the speed on the battlewings will sit on the sand rather than dig in. We finished our trek through the dunes with a race down the beach. Pushed the bike up to 100kph and all felt fine. Suspension on this bike is awesome. I'm in awe of how good it is both on and offroad.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #7019
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The stock tyres are ok but I fancy some heidenhau scouts or something similar. In a straight line the battlewings are fine but corners are where it counts. I let the tyre pressures down to 1 bar and took it easy. The sand was a bit wet which was nice to play on but there were still bits to get bogged. Rode in soft sand dry sand a few weeks before but I tend to find that if you keep the speed on the battlewings will sit on the sand rather than dig in. We finished our trek through the dunes with a race down the beach. Pushed the bike up to 100kph and all felt fine. Suspension on this bike is awesome. I'm in awe of how good it is both on and offroad.
Hey Pirate! Awesome! Get some knobbies on that thing and let her rip. Love to hear your thoughts once it's fitted with proper tires. You obviously have sand riding skills ...
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:28 PM   #7020
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Close, but your info is incomplete.

The manual specifies 91 RON octane gas. And this could simply be a difference in the two versions of the owner's manual. The RON method is not used to measure octane in the US. We use what's called the CLC method which is the average of the RON and MON numbers. So the US owner's manual specifically states that 87 octane (by the CLC method) is recommended. In the US that's the lowest grade of fuel available except for some high altitude areas out west.

91 RON is equivalent in octane to 87 CLC.

I thought that 91 RON was the lowest grade available in Canada. Is it not?
Well look at that. You just saved me 10 cents per liter everytime I fill up. Even though it's confusing as hell...thank you for clarifying that. If you're up this way I do believe I owe you a beer. Keep in mind that the Canadian Beer has higher octane ratings than the U.S. beer.
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