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Old 08-08-2011, 08:22 AM   #7801
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Has anyone dones this? I mean not allow the dealer to change the tune upon service. Sounds like most have trouble after breakin maintenance and tune. Is this a case of, " if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? I am coming up on my 500 mile breakin service and am tempted to tell the dealer to leave the tune alone.
Give it a go - as I said, it's YOUR bike and if it's running fine then tell them you want them to leave the tune along - be insistent and if they can't commit to that then maybe (if possible) take it somewhere else.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:45 AM   #7802
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:07 AM   #7803
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Have any of you Tiger owners taken your bike off road. How Capable are they.
I've led a trail ride (we call it "green laning") around the Salisbury area of the UK in the company of 9 KTMs of various shapes and one other T800XC.
The conditions were tricky in places because there had been some rain which filled all the puddles. Some very deep. The Tiger held its own very well. In fact I did a lot of waiting for the group to catch up.
Verdict? Very capable.
A small taste of the ride....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0eVj..._order&list=UL

There were some breakages so we were down to 6 for this photo...


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Old 08-08-2011, 09:10 AM   #7804
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:43 AM   #7805
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Great pics and video BlackTiger, I know that area very very well
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:52 AM   #7806
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Sump guard and center stand.

On the XC, has anyone used the SW Motech sump guard with the Triump center stand? Are they compatible?
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:55 AM   #7807
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On the XC, has anyone used the SW Motech sump guard with the Triump center stand? Are they compatible?
Yes, and yes. You can see both in this pic...
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:13 PM   #7808
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Sounds like most have trouble after breakin maintenance and tune.

This is a good point. I wonder if my Tiger has been trouble-free for 10,600 miles because I did all my own service, including break-in...

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:05 PM   #7809
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This is a good point. I wonder if my Tiger has been trouble-free for 10,600 miles because I did all my own service, including break-in...

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Well, hold on. I had the 500 service done at the dealer and my bike was good before and is still good after.
Although, I think I'll tell them to leave well alone when it comes to the 6K service.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #7810
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Very nice black tiger. That's capable enough for me.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:06 PM   #7811
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I've led a trail ride (we call it "green laning") around the Salisbury area of the UK in the company of 9 KTMs of various shapes and one other T800XC.
The conditions were tricky in places because there had been some rain which filled all the puddles. Some very deep. The Tiger held its own very well. In fact I did a lot of waiting for the group to catch up.
Verdict? Very capable.
A small taste of the ride....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0eVj..._order&list=UL
Was the KTM rider at the 46 second mark a member of The Ramblers? His comment, followed by the bike nap at 1:08 made me . Good stuff.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #7812
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Well, hold on. I had the 500 service done at the dealer and my bike was good before and is still good after.
Although, I think I'll tell them to leave well alone when it comes to the 6K service.
Ditto. I will do my own 6000 mile service.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:56 PM   #7813
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I've led a trail ride (we call it "green laning") around the Salisbury area of the UK in the company of 9 KTMs of various shapes and one other T800XC.
The conditions were tricky in places because there had been some rain which filled all the puddles. Some very deep. The Tiger held its own very well. In fact I did a lot of waiting for the group to catch up.
Verdict? Very capable.
A small taste of the ride....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0eVj..._order&list=UL

There were some breakages so we were down to 6 for this photo...


Great pics, and video. Shows the XC is more than capable.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:28 PM   #7814
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:00 PM   #7815
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Damn I love this bike.
Great pics

How did the Cycra guards fit ? Which bracket did you get in the end ? Did you have to bend them to fit ? I have some old Cycras that I may try to fit to the Tigger rather than get new Barkbusters if it's not too hard an installation.
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