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Old 10-03-2011, 04:35 PM   #8791
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halfast3, here's a picture of it (from my phone, thus low quality).
That looks like an H3 that has been pulled out of it's terminal. It should look like this.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #8792
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halfast3, here's a picture of it (from my phone, thus low quality).
We've already established (a couple pages back) that the bulb is an H3. The bulb specs are stamped on the rear of the fog light housing itself. It says 12V 55W H3.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:17 PM   #8793
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Thinking about switching to a yellow bulb for the fog lights; anyone try this, and if so, did you like the results?
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:23 PM   #8794
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I apologize for taking this thread off topic, but I have a non abs related question

I got the recall letter today about the latest tune. My bike has not had any stalling issues. At 5800 miles it runs quite well Is there anything to be gained from the new tune considering I don't have the problems that it is designed to fix?
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #8795
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I apologize for taking this thread off topic, but I have a non abs related question

I got the recall letter today about the latest tune. My bike has not had any stalling issues. At 5800 miles it runs quite well Is there anything to be gained from the new tune considering I don't have the problems that it is designed to fix?
I updated my bike from 20496 to 20629; I noticed that the off/on throttle transitions to be much smoother. No other noticeable effect for me.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #8796
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I updated my bike from 20496 to 20629; I noticed that the off/on throttle transitions to be much smoother. No other noticeable effect for me.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:15 AM   #8797
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I apologize for taking this thread off topic, but I have a non abs related question

I got the recall letter today about the latest tune. My bike has not had any stalling issues. At 5800 miles it runs quite well Is there anything to be gained from the new tune considering I don't have the problems that it is designed to fix?
I was in the same boat. Thought I would try the new tune & if I found anything that \i didn't like I would go back to the original tune by using TuneECU.

Didn't find any problems with the new tune, 20630 (no abs). In fact it seems to be smoother still.

Go have it done. Nothing to lose.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:17 AM   #8798
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We've already established (a couple pages back) that the bulb is an H3. The bulb specs are stamped on the rear of the fog light housing itself. It says 12V 55W H3.
In other words a bulb from a household 12v unit will do the trick.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:32 AM   #8799
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I know your pretty knowledgable about bikes, bike mechanics, and so on. So, Why did you go with the stock fog lights? They do not look sufficient to me...
Sufficient for what?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:08 PM   #8800
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #8801
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NICE! Oh shit, I just bought the 800, now there's a 1200 coming out?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #8802
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I'm looking at getting an XC but was curious about "tubed tires". What are tubed tires. I am new to motorcycle talk and am wondering this term means.

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Old 10-04-2011, 02:30 PM   #8803
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I'm looking at getting an XC but was curious about "tubed tires". What are tubed tires. I am new to motorcycle talk and am wondering this term means.

Thanks for your help,

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"Tubed tires" are simply tires with inner tubes inside them. The inner tubes are actually what hold the air pressure, not the tire.

The reason that inner tubes are used is because of the spoked wheels. The spoked wheels are not airtight, therefore inner tubes are required.

Spoke wheels are generally preferred for off-road use because they can flex more than cast wheels and thus theoretically hold up better to the abuse they can take off road. The disadvantage is that if a tube is punctured it tends to lose air rapidly. Also, the tire has to be dismounted from the wheel to patch a puncture (like a bicycle tire).

The Tiger 800 has alloy wheels which are airtight and do not require tubes. Repairing punctures is generally easier because a plug kit can be utilized without removing the wheel from the bike or dismounting a tire. However a cast alloy wheel may break when subjected to the rigors of serious off road use.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:32 PM   #8804
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I'm looking at getting an XC but was curious about "tubed tires". What are tubed tires. I am new to motorcycle talk and am wondering this term means.

Thanks for your help,

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Tires with an inner tube inside. Most wire spoke wheels require tubes. BMW and Moto Guzzi have both had spoked wheels that were tubeless. Spoked wheels are generally stronger than cast wheels, therefore more durable in rugged terrain. The down side is that it is more of a hassle to repair a flat on a tubed tire. With tubeless tires you can just plug the puncture and be on your way.

Edit: Yeah, what The Jerk said. I must type slow.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:16 PM   #8805
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I remember reading one of the magazine reviews which backs up the above experiences. Can't recall which mag ... but same kind of thing ... the ABS did not activate too easily on dirt/gravel and basically the bike just hunkered down ... and just STOPPED!
I would imagine doing very steep and loose downhills could be a problem.
For those conditions I'm guessing ABS off would be best.
The only time I've had a problem with ABS was on a steep downhill driveway with loose gravel. The bike just didn't want to stop, a bit unnerving but I lived...
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