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Old 09-20-2011, 07:53 PM   #8521
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Nice color. Nice bags.
Looks like some fresh snow up in the mountains.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:14 PM   #8522
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Does everyone note that even on the back of meles meles bike the gasoline floats on water?
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:37 PM   #8523
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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 09-21-2011, 04:36 AM   #8524
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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.
Mine does that too but it's easy to overcome by letting the clutch lever out slightly to get the gears spinning in the gearbox. I think it may the price we have to pay for an otherwise sweet shifting box.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:37 AM   #8525
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Mine does that too but it's easy to overcome by letting the clutch lever out slightly to get the gears spinning in the gearbox. I think it may the price we have to pay for an otherwise sweet shifting box.
I know all the tricks but none seem to work too well on the Tigger. I have to actually roll it forward a few yards (not just rock it backwards and forwards) to get it to come 'un-stuck'. As I say, not a biggie.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:48 AM   #8526
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I know all the tricks but none seem to work too well on the Tigger.
The clutch thing works every time for me on mine.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:59 AM   #8527
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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.

nice set up. would like details on bike set up, bags, rack, ect.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:49 AM   #8528
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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.
Just curious - why would you ever come to a stop in 6th gear? Downshifting while coming to a stop keeps your revs in the proper range if you need to do an emergency acceleration. The torque from Triumph triples is great, but coming to s stop in 6th gear may be stretching it a bit?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:16 AM   #8529
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Just curious - why would you ever come to a stop in 6th gear? Downshifting while coming to a stop keeps your revs in the proper range if you need to do an emergency acceleration. The torque from Triumph triples is great, but coming to s stop in 6th gear may be stretching it a bit?
Panic stop, perhaps?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:24 AM   #8530
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Just curious - why would you ever come to a stop in 6th gear? Downshifting while coming to a stop keeps your revs in the proper range if you need to do an emergency acceleration. The torque from Triumph triples is great, but coming to s stop in 6th gear may be stretching it a bit?
I don't make a habit of it but just the other day for example, I was tooling along a dirt road in 6th and I saw a washout on the road at the last minute and so all I was focused on was stopping so I ended up stopping in 6th.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:25 AM   #8531
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Panic stop, perhaps?
Bingo. That and missing a turn off when following a GPS route for example. As I say, I really don't do it very often but I did it a couple times this past weekend and I was just surprised the normal way of getting it into 1st didn't appear to work.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:27 AM   #8532
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Just curious - why would you ever come to a stop in 6th gear? Downshifting while coming to a stop keeps your revs in the proper range if you need to do an emergency acceleration. The torque from Triumph triples is great, but coming to s stop in 6th gear may be stretching it a bit?
Cage stops suddenly in front and you come to a stop with the back wheel in the air. Too many other things to worry about than shifting down in the milliseconds you have before stopping. Yes, it happened to me a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:37 AM   #8533
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If I read this right your going to remove the back tail plastic? That back plastic catches a lot of crap. I wouldn't remove it (unless your never taking it offroad or riding in the rain.)
I do ride all year long and in dirt. The key to keeping the over spray from landing on you is to make sure that the rear most piece of the tail is further back than the rear edge of the tire. In this case the license platewill be angled at a 45 right below the new tail light so I should not have to worry about the rooster tail....now anyone behind me will be not so lucky, but that's what windshields and chest protectors are for
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:41 AM   #8534
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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.

Is the rear preload adjustable enough to comfortably handle a couple smallish people and full luggage?
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:48 AM   #8535
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Did a 2-up trip to eastern Oregon earlier this month. With the preload cranked up all the way, the rear sag was at 45%. Not ideal, but very rideable. I'm guessing the 2 of us weigh a bit over 300# plus gear and we didn't skimp on luggage, spares and tools.
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