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Old 09-20-2011, 11:49 AM   #8506
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63 mpg? Very curious how you were getting that mileage out of your Tiger....we got more like low 40's at best over 44 days and 14,000 KM later.

i rode it for a day or two with the stock tune + arrow pipe. i think the lean mixture caused it to sip fuel. With the arrow tune my mpg has dropped down to about 50 now. Not bad i guess.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:19 PM   #8507
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Will someone please give me a link or two for a diagnostic cable I can purchase and use with TuneECU? Everytime I search for one the more confused I get on what works.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #8508
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How's the service dept at Performance?
Hard to say since I generally do all my own stuff. I will say that PC went to bat for me when the crank on my Sprint snapped out of warranty - all was fixed on Triumph's dime. The service writer there, Derek, has been there a long time (which I think is a good thing/sign) and I know the part manager very well and he runs a tight ship.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #8509
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Will someone please give me a link or two for a diagnostic cable I can purchase and use with TuneECU? Everytime I search for one the more confused I get on what works.
I got mine on Amazon. Search there for " VAG-COM 409" and it should be a blue cable with a mini CD (which you will not need.)
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #8510
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Hard to say since I generally do all my own stuff. I will say that PC went to bat for me when the crank on my Sprint snapped out of warranty - all was fixed on Triumph's dime. The service writer there, Derek, has been there a long time (which I think is a good thing/sign) and I know the part manager very well and he runs a tight ship.
Great thanks. I bought my bike at Precision in RI. They seem good, but Triumph is new. They did the first service, just cos I like that kind of thing on new bikes, but I'll only take it to a dealer for the valves. Nice to see who else is out there for the future.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:57 PM   #8511
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I got mine on Amazon. Search there for " VAG-COM 409" and it should be a blue cable with a mini CD (which you will not need.)
Found it and ordered, thank you!
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #8512
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Great thanks. I bought my bike at Precision in RI. They seem good, but Triumph is new. They did the first service, just cos I like that kind of thing on new bikes, but I'll only take it to a dealer for the valves. Nice to see who else is out there for the future.
I forgot to mention they did the first service on my Sprint and on my Tigger and I had no issues both times. Well, aside from the cost of course but that's not really down to the dealer....
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:10 PM   #8513
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Mpg

Sorry I am pretty sure you all have hashed this out but I cant find a main discussion about it.

just real quick what are you seeing towards your MPG.

75 MPH =
70 MPH =
65 MPH =
60 MPH =

CITY =


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Old 09-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #8514
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:19 PM   #8515
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Sorry I am pretty sure you all have hashed this out but I cant find a main discussion about it.

just real quick what are you seeing towards your MPG.

75 MPH =
70 MPH =
65 MPH =
60 MPH =

CITY =


Thanks,

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Well there is no way I can give you each MPH but I will tell you that I average mid 40's with a variety of riding, from freeways to mountain roads and from 1200 ft altitude to almost 10K ft with mild to wild throttle. Best I can do
Oh and I have the latest Arrow tune for the Roady non ABS and I burn regular gas.

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Old 09-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #8516
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2-Up

I believe I read that the suspension on the 800XC in non-adjustable?! That scares the hell out of me. I'm not sure how a bike can be capable and comfortable for my 135 lb self commuting everyday, yet still comfortably handle 2-up and fully loaded touring, without being able to crank the hell out of the rear preload.

Any insight into the suspension capabilities, and touring ability?
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:51 PM   #8517
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On the XC, the rear preload and rebound damping is adjustable. The front is not. On the road bike, just the preload is adjustable.


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I believe I read that the suspension on the 800XC in non-adjustable?! That scares the hell out of me. I'm not sure how a bike can be capable and comfortable for my 135 lb self commuting everyday, yet still comfortably handle 2-up and fully loaded touring, without being able to crank the hell out of the rear preload.

Any insight into the suspension capabilities, and touring ability?
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:05 PM   #8518
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Rode the Tiger over 2000 miles last week around Colorado, Utah and Arizona. No problems whatsoever. My previous touring bikes have been a F650GS Dakar, Sprint ST 955i, and R1200GS. IMHO the Tiger has the best qualities of each of them, all rolled into one. Fantastic bike.

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:47 PM   #8519
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Anybody having problems shifting gears when you stop in, say, 6th gear (I know, don't do it right) ? Couple times now when I stop in a higher gear, it will not go into 1st no matter how many times I rock it backwards and forwards which normally works. Not a biggie, just annoying.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:04 PM   #8520
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Anybody having problems shifting gears when you stop in, say, 6th gear (I know, don't do it right) ? Couple times now when I stop in a higher gear, it will not go into 1st no matter how many times I rock it backwards and forwards which normally works. Not a biggie, just annoying.
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I have the downshift thing happening on a regular basis, 1200 miles and I figure with time it will cure itself. I find the downshift easier if I let the clutch out a bit, I can dowshift faster. I also find that I might not be letting the shift lever return to position before trying to get down to the next gear.

I have had other bikes act this way when I needed to do an oil change also.
Other than changing my riding habits, I'm going to give it some time and see.[/QUOTE]
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