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Old 03-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #11521
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I removed the charcoal canister last night on the tiger. I plugged off the three intake ports and removed the solenoid from its spot down by the swing arm. If you chase the wiring back to the rear harness you will find enough wire to move the solenoid just to the rear of the intake snorkel. This should keep it out of harms way. I ran some tubing to connect the two nipples to keep any debris from getting in. While i had the tank and airbox off I checked the idle linkage, which was pretty dry and ran the wiring for my heated grips. It's coming together now.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #11522
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yep, FYI, tape off the little holes in the handlebars if you move your controls so the lead shot doesn't come out
Did you find the lead helped with the vibes?
I just put the Rox anti-vibration risers on mine and it helped quite a bit but I still have some buzzing going on.
I was going to try lead filled bars or end weights next.

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:05 PM   #11523
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The day has come...picking up my 800XC in a few hours.

I just popped in ahead of time while the bike is being prepped to pay the balance and deal with paperwork. And of course...the finance guy tossed the extended warranty at me.

Normally, I avoid these things like the plague...but this one has me thinking. Heading into retirement, I plan on riding a LOT. I'm certain I'll be one of those racking many, many thousands of miles per year - and the price really isn't that bad. My thinking being, that I'm going to fall well outside the average usage upon which these insurance plans base their rates.

It's a Western Service Contract, which I've seen mentioned a few times around here - they seem to handle claims pretty well. Doesn't kick in until the 2 year manufacturer warranty is up, but is then good for an additional 4 years, unlimited mileage. Since it's good at non-Triumph repair facilities, it actually addresses the one concern I have with this bike for cross country treks...the smaller dealer network. It's also transferrable.

Yes, it could be purchased any time prior to the OEM warranty expiring - at $1258. The special "day of delivery only price" - $858. Seems cheap for the peace of mind.

I think I've talked myself into it, but any words of wisdom that show up here in the next few hours might sway me otherwise...
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #11524
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Yes, it could be purchased any time prior to the OEM warranty expiring - at $1258. The special "day of delivery only price" - $858. Seems cheap for the peace of mind.
I would venture a small wager that you can purchase it at any time prior to the end of the OEM warranty for the "special" price if you are a decent negotiator.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #11525
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The day has come...picking up my 800XC in a few hours.

I just popped in ahead of time while the bike is being prepped to pay the balance and deal with paperwork. And of course...the finance guy tossed the extended warranty at me.

Normally, I avoid these things like the plague...but this one has me thinking. Heading into retirement, I plan on riding a LOT. I'm certain I'll be one of those racking many, many thousands of miles per year - and the price really isn't that bad. My thinking being, that I'm going to fall well outside the average usage upon which these insurance plans base their rates.

It's a Western Service Contract, which I've seen mentioned a few times around here - they seem to handle claims pretty well. Doesn't kick in until the 2 year manufacturer warranty is up, but is then good for an additional 4 years, unlimited mileage. Since it's good at non-Triumph repair facilities, it actually addresses the one concern I have with this bike for cross country treks...the smaller dealer network. It's also transferrable.

Yes, it could be purchased any time prior to the OEM warranty expiring - at $1258. The special "day of delivery only price" - $858. Seems cheap for the peace of mind.

I think I've talked myself into it, but any words of wisdom that show up here in the next few hours might sway me otherwise...
Sounds like not a bad deal, but I'm like you mentioned at first. I never buy extended warranties. I had a friend who worked for a large electronics shop and he said they absolutely loved extended warranties as they were pure profit for the company. My personal belief is that you will be further ahead in the long run if you don't pay for extended warranties. That's my opinion based on my habits. We own too many bikes, quads, sleds, vehicles so if I were to buy extended warranties for everything I would be broke. Same for insurance, I just keep liability on all the vehicles and even if I had a complete write off every 3-4 years, I'd still be ahead.

Now in your situation talking about 1 vehicle and for your peace of mind, maybe but I still wouldn't bother. $800 buys a lot of gas or 4 sets of tires.

If it breaks on the road, you just fix it. You said you're retired so it's not like you *have* to be anywhere, or feel like you got screwed out of your 2 weeks vacation etc.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:22 PM   #11526
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I removed the charcoal canister last night on the tiger. I plugged off the three intake ports and removed the solenoid from its spot down by the swing arm. If you chase the wiring back to the rear harness you will find enough wire to move the solenoid just to the rear of the intake snorkel. This should keep it out of harms way. I ran some tubing to connect the two nipples to keep any debris from getting in. While i had the tank and airbox off I checked the idle linkage, which was pretty dry and ran the wiring for my heated grips. It's coming together now.
Why not just disconnect and remove the solenoid completely? There is no diagnostics on it. Any signal to activate the solenoid just goes to a broken circuit.
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #11527
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Did you find the lead helped with the vibes?
I just put the Rox anti-vibration risers on mine and it helped quite a bit but I still have some buzzing going on.
I was going to try lead filled bars or end weights next.

Jim
I don't know yet. I haven't been on any long trips with the little mod yet.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:10 PM   #11528
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can anyone tell me the width, on the bike, of the 37L Trax EVO bags with SW Motech mounts on the 800? TIA.
45L (left) + 37L (right) + SW mounts= 41" (symmetrical)

2x 37's would be about 2" less and asymmetrical

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:58 AM   #11529
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Why not just disconnect and remove the solenoid completely? There is no diagnostics on it. Any signal to activate the solenoid just goes to a broken circuit.
I wasn't aware of that. I figured it would throw a code, like most obd2 systems if there is an issue with the evap. I will try unhooking it and looking for a trouble code. If it doesn't throw a code then it is outa there! Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #11530
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In the early 90's I put a Corbin seat on my H-D FXR just before going to Sturgis. The 1st day on the road it pissed down rain all day, then the sun came out and the weather was great. I still got a wet arse for the nexrt week.
Just wanted to comment on all the corbin hate. I've had Corbins on my VFR and DR650 for over 100k miles in all kinds of weather including spending 10 hours in a torrential rain riding through the remnants of a hurricane and had no problems with the seats absorbing water. YMMV.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:49 AM   #11531
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Just wanted to comment on all the corbin hate. I've had Corbins on my VFR and DR650 for over 100k miles in all kinds of weather including spending 10 hours in a torrential rain riding through the remnants of a hurricane and had no problems with the seats absorbing water. YMMV.

I dont think it was "Corbin Hate" as much as Corbin comments. Even they say that thier seates aren't waterproof... I'm glad you have had luck with yours.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #11532
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Not so much Corbin hate as Corbin disappointment. I had a Corbin seat on both a BMW K bike and a Yamaha and they both were heavy, soaked up rain, fit poorly to the point of having to shim their latches and hinges, and came apart at the seams within 2 years. Never again.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #11533
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First negative comments I've ever heard on Corbin.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #11534
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First negative comments I've ever heard on Corbin.
I've known for some time that Corbins (I have one on my ZZR) are heavy sums-o-bushes, and I'll admit that the fitment on the one I have is a little less than stellar (it squeaks when I put weight on it as it does not fit flush.)

I'd buy one again (I got this one secondhand) if:

A. I could get it for a significant discount (did, in my case.)
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2. There are no other aftermarket options available.

Personal experience with Sargent, Renazco, etc., lead my preferences to other brands.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #11535
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Not so much Corbin hate as Corbin disappointment. I had a Corbin seat on both a BMW K bike and a Yamaha and they both were heavy, soaked up rain, fit poorly to the point of having to shim their latches and hinges, and came apart at the seams within 2 years. Never again.
Agreed, the Corbins for the K100, K1100 series were horrible for me, worse than factory. Other Corbins, like on the V-Strom and Funduro were amazing, best seats I have owned. The T8 seat it right up there with the best, in comfort and fit the bike with no adjustments. I will not leave home without it.

At one point I said never again on Corbins too. Then, after two Sargents that had a tiny riders section and huge pilling area, bigger than the rider area, I decided to try Corbin again. Happy I did.
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