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Old 09-13-2011, 05:33 AM   #8416
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Anyone know if this tire will fit the back of a tiger XC??

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...dsco=135&m_s=1



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That looks like a rebranded Shinko 705. I've got the Shinko on the back wheel of my XC (with a Kenda Big Block knobby on the front).



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Old 09-13-2011, 05:46 AM   #8417
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That looks like a rebranded Shinko 705. I've got the Shinko on the back wheel of my XC (with a Kenda Big Block knobby on the front).



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Looks just like it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:21 AM   #8418
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That looks like a rebranded Shinko 705. I've got the Shinko on the back wheel of my XC (with a Kenda Big Block knobby on the front).



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Old 09-13-2011, 06:30 AM   #8419
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XC in the Pyrenees.

Just been on a swift trip to explore the eastern end of the Pyrenees. Based ourselves in Le Boulou and had done some research on tracks to use (Mapsource and Google Earth) and rode generally southwest from there.
The XC did very well all round and the Heidenau K60 scouts were superb. In amateur hands (like mine and my mates) this bike is the equal of the KTM990ADV.
Came across some of this....

And this....

Defeated by this....

The photo doesn't do it justice.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:08 AM   #8420
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Anyone know if this tire will fit the back of a tiger XC??

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...dsco=135&m_s=1



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No reason why it wont.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:54 AM   #8421
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Welcome back Mark Hope you are feeling/getting better...

Thanks! Much better than I was, back at work, etc; but I'll be waiting a while for this damn femur to heal before I can start riding again. And of course this had to happen just in time for me to miss my favorite season of the year for riding...

Could have been worse though... thanks to good gear, my head is intact -- and I wasn't riding the Tiger that day, thank god!

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Old 09-13-2011, 12:08 PM   #8422
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Has anybody cracked into the gauge cluster yet? I'd like to disable the idiot gas light cause I'm not an idiot and I can read the gas gauge and trip meter. That thing is bright and annoying at night. I just took a quick peek at it and I didn't see how it comes apart. Removing it from the bike doesn't look hard, but getting to the guts may be a different story.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:39 PM   #8423
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Has anybody cracked into the gauge cluster yet? I'd like to disable the idiot gas light cause I'm not an idiot and I can read the gas gauge and trip meter. That thing is bright and annoying at night. I just took a quick peek at it and I didn't see how it comes apart. Removing it from the bike doesn't look hard, but getting to the guts may be a different story.

How about putting a piece of tape over it?
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:44 PM   #8424
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Scratch that. I took the windshield off and removed the gauge cluster from the bike. I opened the back and found a circuit board. I expected one since there is an LCD display and trip computer. I removed the black screws that hold the board down. The board is then separated from the plastic lens. No bulbs here. LEDs soldered to the board. Foiled by technology. If I wanted to get really creative, I'd try to solder a resistor inline so the damn high beam and low gas lights weren't so friggin bright at night. Starting reassembly.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #8425
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Scratch that. I took the windshield off and removed the gauge cluster from the bike. I opened the back and found a circuit board. I expected one since there is an LCD display and trip computer. I removed the black screws that hold the board down. The board is then separated from the plastic lens. No bulbs here. LEDs soldered to the board. Foiled by technology. If I wanted to get really creative, I'd try to solder a resistor inline so the damn high beam and low gas lights weren't so friggin bright at night. Starting reassembly.
Got to say....the bit of tape is looking much easier....
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:59 PM   #8426
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Yeah but.... tape on a 12,000 dollar motorcycle? Not mine.

This is the inside. I had one of the back too but photobucket has been giving me fits the past 24 hours.

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:10 PM   #8427
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Finally got it to upload. I remember some discussion about water seepage into the gauge cluster about 200 pages ago. Having seen the inside and how it's put together, it's pretty good. There's no rubber seal, but there are several tight fitting joints. Even if water enters, the back is open where the connector comes in. The water will evaporate even if the screen fogs for a day or two. If it fogs, just pull the rubber connector cover off the back. Then go Triumph and make them give you a new gauge cluster while you are still under warranty. There are several places to run a thin bead of RTV if you are out of warranty.

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #8428
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:16 PM   #8429
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Finally got it to upload. I remember some discussion about water seepage into the gauge cluster about 200 pages ago. Having seen the inside and how it's put together, it's pretty good. There's no rubber seal, but there are several tight fitting joints. Even if water enters, the back is open where the connector comes in. The water will evaporate even if the screen fogs for a day or two. If it fogs, just pull the rubber connector cover off the back. Then go Triumph and make them give you a new gauge cluster while you are still under warranty. There are several places to run a thin bead of RTV if you are out of warranty.

Man, that light must really bother you. What about playing with the sending unit instead (if these things have one, that is).
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:33 PM   #8430
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Man, that light must really bother you. What about playing with the sending unit instead (if these things have one, that is).
Yes, the lights bother me. They are, in my opinion, too bright. I notice that they actually affect my night vision. I was only seeking a solution to make something a little better. I really enjoy modifying my bikes so they are set up exactly the way I want. I like wrenching and coming up with fixes for issues big and small.

I looked at the wiring diagrams as well. There's not really a clear definition of what the inputs are to the gauge cluster other than to trace out the circuit. I'd clip a wire if I knew which one to clip. However, the low fuel light would be a function of the fuel level input. The processor in the gauge cluster would take that info and use it for the level display, miles to empty, and light. I obviously don't want to lose all that. Just the light, which I don't think is easily possible.

I reckon I could disable the high beam by clipping the wire that goes into pin 13 on the cluster connector. I may just try that. I can always splice it back together if things go horribly awry.
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