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Old 07-07-2011, 03:05 AM   #7066
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Well done on the GPS. It's always good to see others scratching their heads and coming up with a solution.

One bit of security advice. Put your cable lock through a main frame rail. The pillion peg mount where you've got it can easily be hacksawed through to remove the cable and re-welded again for sale. A main frame rail......not so easy.
Lol, thanks. This was just the day security while I was running up and down the stairs wielding different tools/parts. I have a much better setup for long stay/overnight.

Thing is, sometimes other cars park in front of the poles I use to lock up with. That chain is hardcore, but cant always reach, I then use the cable to lock the chain to a tree/lightpole. Not perfect, but the best I can do given the circumstances. For prolonged parking, I have a underground facility in Central London I use when disappearing for a while.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:34 AM   #7067
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For prolonged parking, I have a underground facility in Central London I use when disappearing for a while.
I hadn't noticed it was London. Anyway, FYI, there's a few T800s meeting at Boxhill this Sunday if you can escape. 10:00 for a bacon sarnie. http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2458.0.html
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:39 AM   #7068
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I hadn't noticed it was London. Anyway, FYI, there's a few T800s meeting at Boxhill this Sunday if you can escape. 10:00 for a bacon sarnie. http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,2458.0.html
We leaving for a Eurotrip tomorrow... else would have loved to have come.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:02 AM   #7069
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We leaving for a Eurotrip tomorrow... else would have loved to have come.
Nice. Have fun.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:59 AM   #7070
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What is "Pinking".
Red KLR's suffer from this effect but I don't think it's caused by Octane.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #7071
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What is "Pinking".
Red KLR's suffer from this effect but I don't think it's caused by Octane.

What the Brits call 'pingin' Essentially the knocking you get using gas of too low an octane (there may be other reasons though...)
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #7072
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What is "Pinking".
Pre-detonation of the fuel. Can be caused by incorrect ignition timing, wrong spark plugs, poor quality / low octane fuel, too high compression, etc. Basically, the fuel starts to burn before it's been ignited by the spark plug. Depending on severity, it sounds like a rattle from the top of the engine.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #7073
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Dealer emailed me to tell my Tigger is IN

Hopefully pick it up Saturday...let the farkling begin
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:29 AM   #7074
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Pre-detonation of the fuel. Can be caused by incorrect ignition timing, wrong spark plugs, poor quality / low octane fuel, too high compression, etc. Basically, the fuel starts to burn before it's been ignited by the spark plug. Depending on severity, it sounds like a rattle from the top of the engine.

Wow, thanks for the serious responses to my somewhat tongue-in-cheek post. I seriously thought it was a typo in the Triumph manual... I had no idea it was another way of describing a "Ping or Knock". Kind of like my Aussie friend mentioning he recently crashed on the bitumen.

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:57 PM   #7075
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Idling problems

For everyone with idling problems... don't know if anyone has already mentioned it here before, but just in case, it seems to be somewhat of a common problem.

Check this thread on the Tiger 800 forum for more info:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1083.0.html

There are two other threads similar to this one on the Tiger 800 forum.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:12 PM   #7076
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Does 1st Service cause engine stalling?

I recently used 93octane in my tiger, noticed the engine was running as happy as before. Switched back to 87. Its running better now but its time for the first service. I dont want to give it to the dealer because from my understanding they remap the fueling during this service, and then you get a stalling issue? Is my assumption correct?
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #7077
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I recently used 93octane in my tiger, noticed the engine was running as happy as before. Switched back to 87. Its running better now but its time for the first service. I dont want to give it to the dealer because from my understanding they remap the fueling during this service, and then you get a stalling issue? Is my assumption correct?

No ... You either have the issues or you don't. No one is quite sure why yet.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #7078
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I recently used 93octane in my tiger, noticed the engine was running as happy as before. Switched back to 87. Its running better now but its time for the first service. I dont want to give it to the dealer because from my understanding they remap the fueling during this service, and then you get a stalling issue? Is my assumption correct?
There would be no need to load a new map at the first service unless the current map in the ECU is outdated/obsolete. Even so, by most/all accounts, the new map is better and corrected some stalling issues that some people were having early on.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:27 PM   #7079
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TwistedThrottle FINALLY has the SW_Motech alu top rack in!

Unfortunately during the delay I decided to go with Hepco & Becker so I can replace the crappy Five Stars rack on my W650 (which mounts Givi) with a Hepco & Becker rack (really the only other option for the W650). So I decided to go with the Hepco & Becker alu top rack for the Tiger 800 because a) it was available, b) it can mount the HB top case without an adapter and c) I'll be able to swap the top case from bike to bike. Thankfully I got the shipment notice from amotostuff today for the rack and top case.

STILL waiting on those Motech quick-lock side racks that I ordered back in May.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:44 PM   #7080
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STILL waiting on those Motech quick-lock side racks that I ordered back in May.
You're not the only one. My Micatech cases have been ready to ship but they've been waiting for the racks for a month now.
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