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Old 07-25-2011, 05:40 AM   #7426
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Fireball, have a shot of the 800 from the side? Looks like you lowered the front end as well?
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:54 AM   #7427
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When braking mine was making a clunking noise and I could feel a small thump in the bars. The dealer checked it out and found the head bearings were dry. The bike only has 1500 miles on it, how does that happen? Was probably built on a Friday.
Right then. I dropped the yokes (triple trees??) this morning and had a look at the steering bearings.
They are caged angular contact ball bearings top and bottom. Mine had plenty of grease on them.
The top one had NTN SF0649PXI written on it. If anyone has a spec book and knows what size that is, I'd like to know because I think I'll try to get some taper rollers in there ASAP.
As for the clunking, I tightened mine up as far I could manage by hand with a Kawasaki C spanner and the clunk has gone. I reckon I've gone about 3 notches, or half a turn tighter than they were.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:01 AM   #7428
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Doesn't the wee strom suffer this kind of clunk also and it uses ball bearings in the head stock.
Where some have replaced the balls with taper bearing it appears the cluck is reduced somewhat.
Perhaps it is the same kind of thing on the tiger
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:01 AM   #7429
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Fireball, have a shot of the 800 from the side? Looks like you lowered the front end as well?
Yes, I came down about 3/4 of an inch in the front. Any more and the forks would touch the bars. Seems to be enough, though...she's a happy girl

I'll get a side shot for you next time I see her...probably tomorrow...
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:07 AM   #7430
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Interesting. just about every owner of 800s I've spoken to have said they have "the clunk" under braking. I think I'm going to drop the stem out and grease it. Cheers.

i dont, rolling up on 2300 miles. but it does stall . i think i would rather have "the clunk"!!!
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #7431
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Laugh Clunks and Stalls

Just over 1000 miles and no clunks I am happy to say.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:28 AM   #7432
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Yes, I came down about 3/4 of an inch in the front. Any more and the forks would touch the bars. Seems to be enough, though...she's a happy girl

I'll get a side shot for you next time I see her...probably tomorrow...
Any clearance problems? There were people here complaining about sidestands / centerstands too easily touching down even on the non-lowered road Tigers.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:38 AM   #7433
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Any clearance problems? There were people here complaining about sidestands / centerstands too easily touching down even on the non-lowered road Tigers.
No centerstand here but the sidestand does sit her a little too upright now. I'm looking at possible remedies, such as slotting the mounting holes or chopping the stand...stay tuned
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:40 AM   #7434
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No centerstand here but the sidestand does sit her a little too upright now. I'm looking at possible remedies, such as slotting the mounting holes or chopping the stand...stay tuned
I mainly meant people who say they got lifted out of a turn by the sidestand (mount) digging in the street when leaned over.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:51 AM   #7435
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I mainly meant people who say they got lifted out of a turn by the sidestand (mount) digging in the street when leaned over.
Well, the redhead hasn't flogged her that hard yet....nor have I

I can say that in *spirited riding* nothing's touched down so far
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:45 AM   #7436
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Loaded for the first road trip on the Tigger



The adjustable screen works well for me and I really like the Wolfman tankbag - not too big but big enough to carry what I want and it doesn't get in the way when standing.

Great trip
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:15 PM   #7437
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Probably Posted before but get over it.

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I just talked to them on the phone and if you're willing to let them use your bike for the mock up they will give you the seat!

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They dont help with delivery of the bike so the closer you are to Hollister, California the better. SOMEONE PLEASE do this!!! I want a new seat for mine but I'm not willing to travel 900 miles one way to take my bike to them, in all it would be nearly 3000 just to get a new seat... Today is the first time I wish I lived closer to Cali....

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:37 PM   #7438
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thanks for this thread/report/comparison. i had a chance to demo both the tiger 1050 and the new 800xc a month or so ago and liked both bikes for different reasons. i'm looking to do more adventure/touring riding, so maybe a ride on a bimmer is next.

you mentioned some technical issues with the bmw. does anyone know if these have been rectified or should i even bother with a test ride?
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:15 PM   #7439
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more photos please!

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Loaded for the first road trip on the Tigger



The adjustable screen works well for me and I really like the Wolfman tankbag - not too big but big enough to carry what I want and it doesn't get in the way when standing.

Great trip
Could you shoot a photo or two of the back of the loaded bike and the exhaust side? I am curious how your panniers are working out.

Thanks

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:30 PM   #7440
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Could you shoot a photo or two of the back of the loaded bike and the exhaust side? I am curious how your panniers are working out.

Thanks

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Sorry Paul, no pics of the rear (bags are now off the bike). I will say that the bags worked out great (you may well recognize them as Triumph bags - I used them on my Sprint). On the exhaust side they sat on top of the heat shield just fine and the other bag didn't hang low enough to tip inwards and foul the wheel etc.
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