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Old 06-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #13066
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I joined the XC club

I picked up my new XC Friday. Today went for my first ride-105 miles to breakfast-Mabry's Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway, VA. Love the bike so far! The triple is great!


I started adding Farkles:
Headlight Protector
Eclipse Seatbag
Deer Whistle

Waiting for dealer to provide:
Center Stand
Front Fender Extender

Awaiting delivery:
Happy Trails Nerf Bars
Happy Trails Saddlebag Racks
Altrider Skidplate
Rox Risers
HDB Handguards, Wind Deflectors and Mirrors
SW-Motech Rear Master Cylinder Guard
Twisted Throttle DrySpec™ D66 Drybag Modular Packing System
Wolfman Large Expedition Tankbag

Want to order a shock protector and rear sprocket.

Anyone install a larger rear sprocket?
What size?

I want to thank everyone for providing information about accessories/farkles and helping me get my TIGR PG customized to suit my preferences.

Regards,
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:35 PM   #13067
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Want to order a shock protector and rear sprocket.

Anyone install a larger rear sprocket?
What size?

I want to thank everyone for providing information about accessories/farkles and helping me get my TIGR PG customized to suit my preferences.

Regards,
You mean like this?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=12662
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #13068
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Yes. Preferably in black...

Manufacturer?
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #13069
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quick update on the sprocket...

I really dont notice a mpg difference. If there is one it seems small. I would say 1mpg less max. However, the fun factor out weighs everything. It shifts better, has more low end, and really makes the bike ride like it should have off the show room floor. Of course this is my perception. I wont be switching back to stock!!!
Oooh...shiny. Where did you get it and how much?
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #13070
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Yes. Preferably in black...

Manufacturer?

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Oooh...shiny. Where did you get it and how much?
It's not that shiny anymore Engle motors in Kansas City had them custom made. Call them for details. Englemotors.com
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #13071
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It's not that shiny anymore Engle motors in Kansas City had them custom made. Call them for details. Englemotors.com
How much does the RPM go up on the highway?
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:20 PM   #13072
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How much does the RPM go up on the highway?
GearingCommander knows all.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:21 PM   #13073
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I know they aren't the best but just wondering what those who have the OEM auxiliary lights think of them. Illumination? Durability?
Just finished the 2012 Ontario Roaming Rally did all the technical sections and water crossings. My Touratech top case bracket is bent to shit from all the chattering up and down.

The OEM lights were on the whole time and still work great.

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Old 06-11-2012, 05:05 AM   #13074
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I just returned from a 5000 km road trip through BC, Washington, Oregon and down to northern California. It was pretty cool and wet half the time. The roadie did great and handled well with a medium load. I did notice the rear starts to pendulum back and forth at high speed cornering in big sweepers at 140+ km/h. I'll have to check the headstock as I hear it click occasionally to make sure that is not the cause. We were with a group of 8 guys ranging from Goldwings to CBR1000RR's. The Tiger more then held it's own. In the tighter stuff the Tiger was just great keeping pace with everything out there. I did scrape the peg feelers quite a few times, but that's it. Hanging off is necessary to prevent worse scraping. I was at the speed limit of what I am comfortable doing on the road. Buddy on the CBR1000RR trashed a set of tires riding the same pace I was, triangulated front and rear tires, cords almost showing on the way back through the Oregon desert. Madstad screen was awesome and Caribou cases kept everything dry. Don't like their weight, but you can't have it all. Mileage was good also at average 5.2 L/100km. Overall, super happy with the Roadie but would like to get rid of the high speed swaying. Will see if the headstock bearings are loose or if a rear suspension mod will be necessary. Anyone else notice the rear end swaying? BTW it also did it when I had the cases off for a couple of days so it's not just the luggage causing it.
Nice report.. just curious what you and your luggage weighed in at, and what preload setting (as a %) you use? I would agree that ground clearance is one of biggest limitations of this otherwise sporty bike.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #13075
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How much does the RPM go up on the highway?
No idea. I just ride it. Not enough for me to tell much difference. Sorry.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #13076
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Had to share...just back from a trip to the TT where I rode a friend's 600 Fazer. Nice bike, very competent but boring as all hell. I went out on the Tigger first thing Saturday morning and it took me all of 5 seconds to realize (again) that this bike is simply fantastic. I had a grin from ear to ear while riding it - Fazer did nothing for me.

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #13077
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Had to share...just back from a trip to the TT where I rode a friend's 600 Fazer. Nice bike, very competent but boring as all hell. I went out on the Tigger first thing Saturday morning and it took me all of 5 seconds to realize (again) that this bike is simply fantastic. I had a grin from ear to ear while riding it - Fazer did nothing for me.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #13078
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Remember a few Triumph triples have been known to go through a wee bit of oil. I think it was Bike magazine that blew up a Tiger 1050 by letting it get low on oil. We've had no issues with my wife's Street Triple and I don't have enough miles on my Tiger. I regularly check my oil anyway so not really a concern.
After reading this post, I decided to check my oil. I was down about 1/4 of a liter. I've put 3000 km on it since the last oil change so I think that is acceptable. Especially considering a lot of it is "spirited" driving ;
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #13079
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I went out on the Tigger first thing Saturday morning and it took me all of 5 seconds to realize (again) that this bike is simply fantastic. I had a grin from ear to ear while riding it...
I know exactly what you mean...
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:22 PM   #13080
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Nice report.. just curious what you and your luggage weighed in at, and what preload setting (as a %) you use? I would agree that ground clearance is one of biggest limitations of this otherwise sporty bike.
I stopped at the truck scale on the way home and weighed the whole setup at 350 kilos. With me off the bike the weight was 250 kilos. This scale measures to the nearest 10 kilos, so fairly crude. I had the suspension preload on the rear turned 100% in with the luggage and about 60% at different times. There seemed very little difference and no discernible difference in the rear end swaying.
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