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Old 11-05-2011, 12:23 PM   #9406
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Does anyone else occasionally get a brake humming type noise under light/no braking and low speed? Mine does it off and on, but I'm hoping it's just needing time for the pads to wear in.

Edit: After about a 20 minute ride, the rear rotor is too hot to touch for more than a second, while the front rotors are just warm. The wheel turns without much resistance, but could the rear brake be binding just enough to cause these symptoms?
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:01 PM   #9407
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Does anyone else occasionally get a brake humming type noise under light/no braking and low speed? Mine does it off and on, but I'm hoping it's just needing time for the pads to wear in.

Edit: After about a 20 minute ride, the rear rotor is too hot to touch for more than a second, while the front rotors are just warm. The wheel turns without much resistance, but could the rear brake be binding just enough to cause these symptoms?
Yup. Mine does the same. Clean the rear sliding pins

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Old 11-05-2011, 02:46 PM   #9408
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Does anyone else occasionally get a brake humming type noise under light/no braking and low speed? Mine does it off and on, but I'm hoping it's just needing time for the pads to wear in.

Edit: After about a 20 minute ride, the rear rotor is too hot to touch for more than a second, while the front rotors are just warm. The wheel turns without much resistance, but could the rear brake be binding just enough to cause these symptoms?
And given your name, are you sure your boot isn't resting on the rear pedal, just a smidge. Wearing mx boots and riding my DR I catch myself dragging the rear brake sometimes. Just a thought.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #9409
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And given your name, are you sure your boot isn't resting on the rear pedal, just a smidge. Wearing mx boots and riding my DR I catch myself dragging the rear brake sometimes. Just a thought.

I'm sure, I ride with my feet turned out and down. My toes naturally point down on the pegs due to my height, so even when I do cover the rear brake, it takes effort to keep it up there.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:29 PM   #9410
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Well - my fed-up's hurting from the screen.... So I've been looking around for a loooooooong time.
Strange this is - my dealer fitted the new Speed Triple Flyscreen onto the Tigger 800!




I'm not 100% on it's looks - but when I took it for a test ride - I WAS SOLD!
A simple constant flow of air in my face. No buffering - No head shake - No plastic sheet shaking on top....
Pure simple wind - smooooooooth wind!



Will report back once it's fitted.

Oh - and btw - if you have to ask about the price - you can't afford it! Believe me - it's bludy expensive all together.

Hey Birdy. Did you put the Speed Triple on your Tiger ? I checked it out at the dealer today and it looks like it needs some modification to mount unto the Tiger front end.

Trying to figure out degree of difficulty.

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #9411
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Hey Birdy. Did you put the Speed Triple on your Tiger ? I checked it out at the dealer today and it looks like it needs some modification to mount unto to the Tiger front end.

Trying to figure out degree of difficulty.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #9412
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Ordered a Konvoi top case from Romania and it is on its way, Istvan even sent some photo's of it--


After I figure out how to mount it on my rear plate (I want to make it removable but lockable) I'll post up some more photo's.

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Thanks for posting he looks like he does great work!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:48 PM   #9413
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These look nice and only 330 plus 60 bucks shipping for set!!

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:18 PM   #9414
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I'm sure, I ride with my feet turned out and down. My toes naturally point down on the pegs due to my height, so even when I do cover the rear brake, it takes effort to keep it up there.
Not saying you're doing this, but I've ridden with many riders who swear they aren't pressing on the rear brake, when in reality, they're dragging it all the time. I don't think one's foot can detect light dragging.

I'd do a test ride where you don't put your right foot anywhere near the brake pedal (or adjust it for a ton of slack), and then see if your rear disc is hot. Slightly warm is Okay due to just the normal drag as the brake pad sits in the caliper, but if it gets hot at all, I'd say you've got a problem.

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:20 PM   #9415
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I put the MRA windshield deal (clamp on) and it helps the wind flow alot. It is adjustable for off roading also. Like.

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #9416
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I put the MRA windshield deal (clamp on) and it helps the wind flow alot. It is adjustable for off roading also. Like.

When you getting more armor and better tires for that beast?
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:32 PM   #9417
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Well, I did get the skid plate which I like alot. Today I took my DR650 on a great dual sport ride and realized that it is my off road bike. The Tiger, as it is, is fine for long distance travel, twisties and some gravel. But it will never be an offroad beast for me. I am 52, too inexperienced and it is too heavy.

I layed it down in the mud last week when I should have been on the DR. Couldn't lift it by myself, partly because I was slipping in the slime. So, I may replace the stock tires with Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3's which I have on my DR now. Great for everything but mud.

Anyway, I plan on taking some long trips on it in the near future, but fire roads will be my limit.

My DR650, if you care to see it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #9418
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Well, I did get the skid plate which I like alot. Today I took my DR650 on a great dual sport ride and realized that it is my off road bike. The Tiger, as it is, is fine for long distance travel, twisties and some gravel. But it will never be an offroad beast for me. I am 52, too inexperienced and it is too heavy.

I layed it down in the mud last week when I should have been on the DR. Couldn't lift it by myself, partly because I was slipping in the slime. So, I may replace the stock tires with Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3's which I have on my DR now. Great for everything but mud.

Anyway, I plan on taking some long trips on it in the near future, but fire roads will be my limit.

My DR650, if you care to see it.
I saw that post and yes the DR is of course a better dirt bike but with better tires the Tiger is a whole lot better.

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:41 PM   #9419
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"These look nice and only 330 plus 60 bucks shipping for set!!"

And he will make them just about any size you want, so you could have a narrower one on the muffler side to balance out the bike. I figured the top box first and then maybe the side cases in the future, just need to figure what side mounts to use.

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:43 PM   #9420
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"These look nice and only 330 plus 60 bucks shipping for set!!"

And he will make them just about any size you want, so you could have a narrower one on the muffler side to balance out the bike. I figured the top box first and then maybe the side cases in the future, just need to figure what side mounts to use.

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He sales a mounting kit but what rack to use with it? Wondering if these would work with the Happy Trails rack? So i guess the buyer would need to drill his own holes? What are you going to attach the top box too?

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