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Old 06-18-2012, 08:42 AM   #13126
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:39 AM   #13127
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:05 AM   #13128
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #13129
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Is anyone else having an issue with grooving on the wheel spacers? I have changed tires 3 times and each time I have rotated the spacers, but now I think I may need to buy another set for my next swap. The spacers are aluminum, and I am worried about premature bearing failure similar to the gs800s. I know some one is making steel spacers for the beemer guys, but I haven't seen anything on the tigers yet.
YUP. I was thinking I had gotten a small stone wedged in the seal lip, but maybe not. I plan on replacing seals as well as spacer the next chance I get. The seal does not seal all that well right now with the groove cut in the spacer. This seal is not the bearing seal, but the outer replaceable seal. Having some crud get in there would not be a disaster. Having a lot would be eventually.

I have 25,000 miles on it, but noticed at first tire change.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:10 PM   #13130
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Regarding chain maintenance, especially cleaning, I've been pretty lax. Considering I do about 50% of my riding on gravel roads and it gets filthy, I need to address this.

What does everyone do?

I've heard some people scrub chains down in a pan of kerosene and then re-lube but I was concerned about trapped kerosene actually doing more harm than good as a solvent.

Just brush it off and spray it with a good chain lube and call it good? It's been 1000 miles and I'm feeling guilty.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #13131
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YUP. I have 25,000 miles on it, but noticed at first tire change.
Damn Bob, that's a lot of miles in a short amount of time. Did you ride iron butts all year or what?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #13132
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Regarding chain maintenance, especially cleaning, I've been pretty lax. Considering I do about 50% of my riding on gravel roads and it gets filthy, I need to address this.

What does everyone do?

I've heard some people scrub chains down in a pan of kerosene and then re-lube but I was concerned about trapped kerosene actually doing more harm than good as a solvent.

Just brush it off and spray it with a good chain lube and call it good? It's been 1000 miles and I'm feeling guilty.
I fitted a Scottoiler and let it throw plenty of oil at the chain. Job done.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #13133
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I fitted a Scottoiler and let it throw plenty of oil at the chain. Job done.
I did the same, and haven't even so much as thought about my chain in 3500 miles. I did notice a ton of oil underneath the bike near the side stand last night and haven't had time to investigate. I'm hoping its fling. I don't notice it anywhere else, but I think I have it dialed in to dump too much oil so I've lowered that.
I'll never own a chain bike again without one. Awesome device.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #13134
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After I sent my stock seat to Sargent for reworking and new foam I got a call a little over a week later from one of the owners. They were in the development stages for their own version of a seat for the T800 and had a loaner bike on its way to them so they could develop their seat design. He asked if he could keep my seat a bit longer and use it for the development process, which I of course agreed to.

I got a call from him last week. He said the foam was done and it was headed to upholstery, and would then ship to me. They must have worked fast because I received it yesterday.








You can clearly see the dished area towards the back of the seat. The dish is actually a bit more than you can see in the photos because the vinyl seat cover tends to float a bit and doesn't fully represent the shape.

I rode the bike about an hour yesterday. I generally need a bit of time on a seat to get used to it but I can say without a doubt this seat is worlds better than either the stock seat or the Triumph gel seat (which I would be happy to sell at a discount to anyone who wants to try it). The dished area provides a lot more support across a much larger area, and I can still easily move from the dished area up onto the nose of the seat for a change if desired. Having owned several Sargent seats over the years I knew the foam would be a huge improvement, and was not disappointed.

I believe Sargent will release their seat somewhere around September, but for anyone who wants to have them make one based on the stock pan they should now have templates based on the one they made for me.
Looks like my other sargent seats that I like so much. When they come out, I will buy one.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:31 PM   #13135
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Looks like my other sargent seats that I like so much. When they come out, I will buy one.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #13136
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:53 AM   #13137
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I think that'll be a +3.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:05 AM   #13138
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Regarding chain maintenance, especially cleaning, I've been pretty lax. Considering I do about 50% of my riding on gravel roads and it gets filthy, I need to address this.

What does everyone do?

I've heard some people scrub chains down in a pan of kerosene and then re-lube but I was concerned about trapped kerosene actually doing more harm than good as a solvent.

Just brush it off and spray it with a good chain lube and call it good? It's been 1000 miles and I'm feeling guilty.
Chain cleaner + wire brush + elbow grease = clean chain. Then lube. I do this about every couple thousand miles. Otherwise I give it a good lube about every 500 miles or so. Or after I wash it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:13 AM   #13139
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New Brake Lines

So it's been a while since I last made a post ~ so now's the time to give you an update...

My latest upgrade was due to that UuuuTube video of the F800GS dude that bit the dust when his front fender broke off and the brake cable grabbed the front wheel....

NEW BRAKE LINES!

I went from this:



... to this:









OK - with the NONE ABS models this would be sooooooooooooooo much easier!
A simple two output banjo bolt up at the brake leaver then two brake hoses down to each calliper.

BUT with the ABS, you have to go back to the ABS unit and then a line back the to callipers.
I have a 'T' junction fitted above the radiator where the return line splits to each front calliper. This is the same design as on the Speed Triples.


I have also done the LCD Button Hack as described on the English Tiger Forum:




Then I've bought myself a new GARMIN ~ Montana 600..... WOW! What a BRILLIANT unit!
I had (still have) the MAP278 ~ but the Montana does the same and more.
(BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE BLUETOOTH.... But that's a price I'll pay)

Here's the head socket voice out - but I never use it.






Oh - and I've installed a standard 12 V socket:


I was also invited by Dunlop to test their new(ish) Trailmax TR91 tyres at their 'Adventure Weekend' in Italy


BRILLIANT TYRES... 10/10 is my rating.






They gave PURE CONFIDENCE in every condition...





So that's all for now....
Hope it gave someone an insight to new dimensions...
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #13140
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I have also done the LCD Button Hack as described on the English Tiger Forum:

Is there any reason that the "Pass" button cannot be used for that mod?
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