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Old 08-12-2011, 08:18 AM   #7891
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Where the eff are the pictures of people mucking around on their bikes? I've only seen a few photos of people putting accessories on the Tigers.
Ok you forced me to do this.

First day out with new Tiger, British Import Motorcycles, Vancouver BC. May 24.


Riding home. May 25



Riding out with Dougal and his Scrambler.





Beginning of five day trip over the backroads of BC.


Chilcotin Plateau




It gets a bit muddy out here sometimes.











Douglas Lake Ranch Road


BC Hwy 6 between Kaslo and New Denver



Farwell Canyon west of William's Lake


Rudy Johnson Bridge north of William's Lake



For a Roadie it does pretty well off pavement. I'll need to raise that front fender though, it tends to load up with mud a bit causing the wheel to lock up. 6200 Km so far with no issues with stalling, hot frames rails, uncomfortable seats, poor suspension or any other problems. I love it!

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:32 AM   #7892
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Looks like one of the customer bikes in the Micatech gallery - are they the same distance from center on either side? DIY top box?
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:36 AM   #7893
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Ok you forced me to do this.!
Your bike color is AWESOME, love that greenish color!
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #7894
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Looks like one of the customer bikes in the Micatech gallery - are they the same distance from center on either side? DIY top box?
Yep that's my bike on their site. With the 8" and 10" combo they are nearly even. Top box is diy pelican, pm and I'll send you all the info.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #7895
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Read my ride report :)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687821

I'm leaving for Translab, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia tomorrow .

Some fun pics..


Is that a Calsci screen? How is it? How tall, and how tall are you with inseam?
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:51 AM   #7896
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Looks like one of the customer bikes in the Micatech gallery
Me too!



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Where the eff are the pictures of people mucking around on their bikes? I've only seen a few photos of people putting accessories on the Tigers.
"Mucking Around":

Outside Fairbanks, AK



Playing with my friend, DJ at Knik River, AK











"Farkles"

Hepco & Becker Crash/Tank Bars and Headlight Grill. SW Motech Bash Plate and Pannier Racks. Touratech GPS Mount with Garmin Zumo 550 GPS. And, of course, the panniers from Micatech as seen previously.

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Old 08-12-2011, 12:53 PM   #7897
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Is that a Calsci screen? How is it? How tall, and how tall are you with inseam?

Yes it is the Calsci medium clear shield. I am loving it since I adjusted it right. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and I started with the middle adjustment as advised and it was better then stock but not great. I then placed it all the way forward and it got worse for me. Finally I set it in the farthest back position as you see in the photo above and LOVE IT! It's much sturdier than my dad's Madstad and about half the cost.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:57 PM   #7898
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Anyone else having issues dropping gears after a hard stop where you didn't have time to row down the gears to 1? I have to repeatedly stab the shifter down and do the whole clutch drag throttle blip thing or no amount of attempted downshifting will result in a gear change. I have been riding 15+ years and have had my share of finnicky gearboxes but never one this frustrating? Nothing like having the traffic on a freeway panic stop then race off again while you sit in the fast lane doing a shifter, throttle, clutch dance just to get into a gear you can take off in.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:20 PM   #7899
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Maybe your clutch is dragging slightly? A minor adjustment could help this.
When stopped and bike won't shift ... If you can roll the bike back and forward a bit while shifting ... that should help a bit. And of course, motor should be running. Warm bike will shift better than cold in this situation.

Sometimes a clutch adjustment down on the engine end of the cable is what is needed if adjusting at the clutch lever does not help.

Oil is another factor (we won't get into that here!) as is miles on the bike. Some new bikes can be a bit notchy for the first few thousand miles. Might loosen up a bit as time/miles go by.

My method for very hard stops (not a panic stop) is to bump shifts quickly while braking. I don't use the clutch in this situation ... I just tap down a few gears quickly while braking hard and looking for a way around the obstacle. YMMV, IMHO, blah blah blah!
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:43 PM   #7900
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I had something similar happen a couple of weeks ago...I wasn't paying real close attention as I pulled up to a stoplight in 5th, then tried to shift down into 1st as the light was turning green. The bike was actually in 1st but the gear indicator was still showing 5th...very weird. There is always a very brief lag between shifting gears (up or down) but this time it took a 3-5 seconds for the gear indicator to catch up with the gearbox.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:52 PM   #7901
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Yes it is the Calsci medium clear shield. I am loving it since I adjusted it right. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam and I started with the middle adjustment as advised and it was better then stock but not great. I then placed it all the way forward and it got worse for me. Finally I set it in the farthest back position as you see in the photo above and LOVE IT! It's much sturdier than my dad's Madstad and about half the cost.
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Maybe your clutch is dragging slightly? A minor adjustment could help this.
When stopped and bike won't shift ... If you can roll the bike back and forward a bit while shifting ... that should help a bit. And of course, motor should be running. Warm bike will shift better than cold in this situation.

Sometimes a clutch adjustment down on the engine end of the cable is what is needed if adjusting at the clutch lever does not help.

Oil is another factor (we won't get into that here!) as is miles on the bike. Some new bikes can be a bit notchy for the first few thousand miles. Might loosen up a bit as time/miles go by.

My method for very hard stops (not a panic stop) is to bump shifts quickly while braking. I don't use the clutch in this situation ... I just tap down a few gears quickly while braking hard and looking for a way around the obstacle. YMMV, IMHO, blah blah blah!
Yeah, it only takes a second of using tricks to get it into gear but it still drives me crazy
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:58 PM   #7902
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:11 PM   #7903
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Anybody installed a rear mud flap to protect the shock? Alternatively, has anybody used a shock cover like the one from Traxxion? Results/recommendations?
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:20 PM   #7904
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I made a mud flap from plastic sheet used to protect hardwood floors from desk chairs. Then cut a piece of aluminum angle to support it and used a bolt that hangs vertically below the rear of the battery box to support it. No holes drilled in the battery box. I can take a picture in the morning.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #7905
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Where the eff are the pictures of people mucking around on their bikes? I've only seen a few photos of people putting accessories on the Tigers.
Heres a good thead http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701552 People on this thread seem to be having more fun arguing.
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