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Old 10-26-2011, 12:56 PM   #9196
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I agree ... the 1050 Tiger is finished. This will hurt the resale of my current 1050 which I may sell to finance a new 800 XC. Motorcycle Merry-Go-Round!
There's no law against having two Tigers, you know....
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:18 PM   #9197
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There's no law against having two Tigers, you know....
Not in cali...but sure to be illegal in ohio soon enough....
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:36 PM   #9198
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ABS Switch

Im not sure how well this would work and I know it was mentioned a while back... can someone figure out how to run a by pass switch to the abs fuse, or circuit, or what ever the hell its called. I did a ton of off road riding this last weekend and it was a pain in the ass to turn that thing off all the time. It sure would be nice just to have a switch to flick on the move!!! Im not worried about turning it back on on the move just off... Who wants to be the test rat?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #9199
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Im not sure how well this would work and I know it was mentioned a while back... can someone figure out how to run a by pass switch to the abs fuse, or circuit, or what ever the hell its called. I did a ton of off road riding this last weekend and it was a pain in the ass to turn that thing off all the time. It sure would be nice just to have a switch to flick on the move!!! Im not worried about turning it back on on the move just off... Who wants to be the test rat?
It should be simple enough to replace the ABS fuse with a set of leads that circuit to a fuse and switch that can be placed in a convenient location. Can't promise I will get to it soon but probably will tinker with it in the off months of winter.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:21 PM   #9200
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It should be simple enough to replace the ABS fuse with a set of leads that circuit to a fuse and switch that can be placed in a convenient location. Can't promise I will get to it soon but probably will tinker with it in the off months of winter.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:18 PM   #9201
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Stock Handlebar Dimensions

Does anyone know the stock handlebar dimensions?
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:03 PM   #9202
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When I lowsided in the mud today a couple things happened. Firstly, my ego was severely bruised. My shift lever was bent and difficult to shift. The kickstand switch that controls the starting had mud and the bike wouldn't run when I kicked it into gear. I cleaned mud out and it still wouldn't run, so I took a rock and tapped on it, then it was OK. Also the ABS was off after the drop for about 10 miles, then it came back on. Just thought I'd share.

Next time we hit the dirt I will take one of the DR's. The Tiger, with the stock tires is great on gravel and fire roads, but mud is a different story. I need knobbies and crash bars before trying it again.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:06 PM   #9203
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Just FYI, if you kill the bike with the kill switch (instead of the key), then ABS stays off.
I've been learning to leave my XC running instead of turning it off all the time. If I did that with my 450EXC, then it would boil over.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #9204
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Good point on kill switch / ABS. I just found that somewhere (Canadian video on GS / XC comparison?) in the last week. Also - Touratech makes a sidestand guard - not sure it keeps mud out - but does protect from rock damage.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:51 PM   #9205
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Im not sure how well this would work and I know it was mentioned a while back... can someone figure out how to run a by pass switch to the abs fuse, or circuit, or what ever the hell its called. I did a ton of off road riding this last weekend and it was a pain in the ass to turn that thing off all the time. It sure would be nice just to have a switch to flick on the move!!! Im not worried about turning it back on on the move just off... Who wants to be the test rat?
Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver in Japan has a loom for V-Stroms which does just that. I had one on my Wee.
http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_S...tml#absadaptor
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:11 PM   #9206
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Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver in Japan has a loom for V-Stroms which does just that. I had one on my Wee.
http://easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_S...tml#absadaptor
That's one smart dude. I bet if we bug him enough, he'd do it for the XC. I bought his heated grip thingamabob. Couldn't ask for a better made solution to switched aftermarket heated grips.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:32 AM   #9207
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Good point on kill switch / ABS. I just found that somewhere (Canadian video on GS / XC comparison?) in the last week. Also - Touratech makes a sidestand guard - not sure it keeps mud out - but does protect from rock damage.
I've removed my side stand switch from it's original position. It's still in circuit, although not used, and safely out of the way, ziptied up near the top end of the gear linkage rod.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:48 AM   #9208
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I agree ... the 1050 Tiger is finished.
I don't think so ... the range between 800 and 1200 is to big to let them unfilled ...
... could imagine a newly developed 1000, perhaps with a reduced 1050 engine.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:33 AM   #9209
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Kildareman - Great idea! Any pics of your re-route ? ScrambDaddy - perhaps you're correct - more will be revealed. But the 800 - 1200 class is getting pretty saturated for this economy. I'm not sure how much demand there will be for 1050's with all the other 'bling' out there. However - if they do discontinue Roadie - (this is the silver lining) should be some GREAT clearance deals on a very capable adventure machine.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:54 AM   #9210
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Does anyone know the stock handlebar dimensions?

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