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Old 09-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #8536
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Is the rear preload adjustable enough to comfortably handle a couple smallish people and full luggage?

No problems. The factory preload setting is 30 clicks out from fully in, which is nearly all the way out.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:17 PM   #8537
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Today I put 125 miles on my new Tiger. Love the smoothness of the engine and the seating position. Most comfortable stock seat I've ever ridden. Surprising, actually. We did some gravel and twisties and can't wait to do some more.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:50 PM   #8538
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fuel consumption???????????
I averaged 48.5 mpg over the 2000+ miles (US gallons).

Quite a lot of riding at altitude (Loveland, Independence, Cottonwood etc). On I-70 we'd ride 70-80 mph but not too much interstate this trip. Most was open roads (65-70 mph) and quite a lot of putting around places like Potash Rd, Shafer Trail, Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley, Burr Trail etc. I have the latest tune for XC with ABS and Arrow.

Pleasantly surprised with the fuel consumption. Didn't need the extra gallon of gas myself but topped up a buddy's R1200GS once.

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #8539
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nice set up. would like details on bike set up, bags, rack, ect.


Stock 2012 XC, changed tires out for Heidenau Scout K60s. Fitted Triumph accessories: Tankbag, engine bars, fog lights, center stand. SLR and Contour GPS camera's in tankbag. Zumo 550 hardwired to battery. Wiring for Gerbings. Kaoko throttle lock.

Great Basin Giant Loop bag. Just big enough to hold comprehensive toolkit, spare tubes, compressor, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, jet-boil, mug, flash light and other camping oddments, wash kit, first aid kit, and Gerbings heated vest and gloves. I put a couple of tiedown loops through the passenger footpegs to make it easier to tie down. The other straps fit into slots machined in the rack.

Tent is in the green dry-bag. Yellow dry-bag contains clothes (a few!) and anything I need while on the go. Camera tripod in black bag.

Rack is home-made from alumiunum plate, spacers and stainless hardware. Holds a standard Roto-Plex mount for either 1 or 2 cans. Ran with water all the time and a gallon of gas when I thought I might need it. Never did.

My last bike was a R1200GS with Zega panniers. Trying to get away from ugly/heavy aluminum boxes. May mount a top box on the rack and make a mount for the Roto-Plex on the left side of the bike, opposite the exhaust. The only downside to the Giant Loop was having to pack carefully and it's not easy to get to anything on the go, without unstrapping stuff.






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Old 09-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #8540
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I averaged 48.5 mpg over the 2000+ miles (US gallons).

Quite a lot of riding at altitude (Loveland, Independence, Cottonwood etc). On I-70 we'd ride 70-80 mph but not too much interstate this trip. Most was open roads (65-70 mph) and quite a lot of putting around places like Potash Road, Shafer Trail, Valley of the Gods, Burr Trail etc. I have the latest tune for XC with ABS and Arrow.

Pleasantly surprised with the fuel consumption. Didn't need the extra gallon of gas myself but topped up a buddy's R1200GS once.
That's a great trip. I like your set up in the pic you posted. Did the Giant Loop bag hinder standing on the pegs or freedom of movement off road?
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:04 PM   #8541
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I averaged 48.5 mpg over the 2000+ miles (US gallons). I have the latest tune for XC with ABS and Arrow..
What did you think of the new tune? Smooth?
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:23 PM   #8542
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That's a great trip. I like your set up in the pic you posted. Did the Giant Loop bag hinder standing on the pegs or freedom of movement off road?
Thanks. No, I didn't notice the bag at all while riding. It's nice and narrow too.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:53 PM   #8543
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Thanks. No, I didn't notice the bag at all while riding. It's nice and narrow too.
Hey Meles Meles,
Great minds think alike.
My set up is very similar. And I have a top box instead of gas cans. And no tank bag, just a small box that holds my camera, phone and wallet.




The small box, handlebar mounted.



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Old 09-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #8544
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What did you think of the new tune? Smooth?
Yes, seemed fine to me. Can't say I noticed too much difference over the old one although the idle has gone up slightly, but only really noticeable when plugged into TuneECU. Never stalled on me with either tune, apart from due to my own ineptitude.

It did idle slightly rough at altitude (10,000 ft +) but always started very easily, even on a frosty morning in the mountains, unlike my buddy's GSA !
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #8545
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Which oil filter is best to use? I've done some searches but nothing solid comes up.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:36 PM   #8546
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Which oil filter is best to use? I've done some searches but nothing solid comes up.
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I just use the OEM. Seems to work well enough.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:14 PM   #8547
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I made up a rear plate too, mine is for mounting a WolfTail bag but I may go with a hard case in the future.


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Old 09-21-2011, 08:35 PM   #8548
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Stock 2012 XC, changed tires out for Heidenau Scout K60s. Fitted Triumph accessories: Tankbag, engine bars, fog lights, center stand. SLR and Contour GPS camera's in tankbag. Zumo 550 hardwired to battery. Wiring for Gerbings. Kaoko throttle lock.

Great Basin Giant Loop bag. Just big enough to hold comprehensive toolkit, spare tubes, compressor, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, jet-boil, mug, flash light and other camping oddments, wash kit, first aid kit, and Gerbings heated vest and gloves. I put a couple of tiedown loops through the passenger footpegs to make it easier to tie down. The other straps fit into slots machined in the rack.

Tent is in the green dry-bag. Yellow dry-bag contains clothes (a few!) and anything I need while on the go. Camera tripod in black bag.

Rack is home-made from alumiunum plate, spacers and stainless hardware. Holds a standard Roto-Plex mount for either 1 or 2 cans. Ran with water all the time and a gallon of gas when I thought I might need it. Never did.

My last bike was a R1200GS with Zega panniers. Trying to get away from ugly/heavy aluminum boxes. May mount a top box on the rack and make a mount for the Roto-Plex on the left side of the bike, opposite the exhaust. The only downside to the Giant Loop was having to pack carefully and it's not easy to get to anything on the go, without unstrapping stuff.





Thank you for the detailed write up. My 2012 xc will be arriving next week. I like your set up. simple and practical.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #8549
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Got an 800 street version that came with the Pirellis and at 9500 km I am seeing cracks in the front tire kind of like dry rot while the rear is fine. Anyone else noticing this? I recall some previous posts about head wobble (vertical wobble up front) and while I was looking for background on the Pirellis I found comments from F800gs riders with these tires, same cracking observed and comments about head shake. Can it be the tires?
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:36 AM   #8550
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My last bike was a R1200GS with Zega panniers.
how are the 2 bikes compared?
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