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Old 06-20-2012, 04:38 AM   #13156
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They are NOT from Triumph ~ they are from LSL - Fatbat "Tourer" XB3.



More images here.
Another, new, option for handlebars is the ones fitted to the Explorer which have the same sweep as my Renthal 615-01 (and those pictured above it looks like) but will, of course, fit all the OE triumph stuff like heated grips etc. on the 800s.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:47 AM   #13157
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Is there any reason that the "Pass" button cannot be used for that mod?
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Not unless you want to NOT have a "pass" button!

I use my "pass" button for what it is ~ so there was never the thought to use it.

Besides, having two buttons allows you to (for example) keep trip 2 showing 'miles to empty' and trip 1 on 'current miles' ~ this way you simply tap the button and toggle between 'miles to go' and 'current trip'.
If you only have one button then you have to scroll through all the information before you go back to 'current trip'.

Just my observation of how I use this set-up the most.
My thinking is that, with the headlamps permanently wired, a flash is not what it used to be. So I don't ever use the "Pass" button. That switch is really easy to reach to page through the functions on "Trip 1". I could accept having to reach down to the clocks to go to "Trip 2" which I usually use to log a complete holiday so only look at it at the end of each day.
I was also thinking that the wires from the Pass switch could be extracted from the loom and routed into the clocks and soldered to the contacts.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:04 AM   #13158
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Now I know what your thinking....

And it's not a bad idea too!

Well, mine's fitted as it is now - so I don't think I'm going to open everything up again.
Good input though for those who are thinking to do this mod.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:14 AM   #13159
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do you perform chain maintenance with the bike running and in gear? Am I missing something? I have been using a rag for years with no fear of losing fingers.

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Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers. It happens all too often. Also if you use a chain cleaner they are said to be O-ring safe. I'm not sure if this really makes a difference but I believe in it. Same chain cleaners are a really great way to break up the chain oil from off the case where it collects.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:32 AM   #13160
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do you perform chain maintenance with the bike running and in gear? Am I missing something? I have been using a rag for years with no fear of losing fingers.
Me too. I don't even lube the chain with the bike running. It's not necessary.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:42 AM   #13161
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do you perform chain maintenance with the bike running and in gear? Am I missing something? I have been using a rag for years with no fear of losing fingers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk-PME37URI
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:15 AM   #13162
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Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers. It happens all too often. Also if you use a chain cleaner they are said to be O-ring safe. I'm not sure if this really makes a difference but I believe in it. Same chain cleaners are a really great way to break up the chain oil from off the case where it collects.
I knew this would stir up a bunch of comments. That wasn't my intention. It's just not a good idea. Running or not your fingers can still go in to tight spaces and then get pinched or worse. The excuse of, "I've been doing this for years" only means you've been lucky for years.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #13163
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I knew this would stir up a bunch of comments. That wasn't my intention. It's just not a good idea. Running or not your fingers can still go in to tight spaces and then get pinched or worse. The excuse of, "I've been doing this for years" only means you've been lucky for years.
I use a rag, but my fingers are never anywhere near a moving chain. I scrub the lower run of the chain between sprockets, then move the wheel to expose the next section of dirty links, and so on. Same way for lubrication. Why anyone would willingly put their fingers that close to a moving chain and sprockets escapes me.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #13164
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Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers. It happens all too often. Also if you use a chain cleaner they are said to be O-ring safe. I'm not sure if this really makes a difference but I believe in it. Same chain cleaners are a really great way to break up the chain oil from off the case where it collects.
I acually use a blue shop towel, and why would my fingers be near the sprocket on the intake side anyway? It is always a good idea to spin the wheel so that it is pulling you away from the sprocket not towards it. That is just common sense.

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This works a treat (and keeps your fingers away from the chain)

These work very well, and the brushes are replaceble when they wear out.

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I'm hoping he's not doing it with it in gear and the engine running.
Only a complete idiot would do that, and I have seen the pics of the dumb bastard who took off the end of his fingers doing this with his squidville gixxer.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #13165
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So it's been a while since I last made a post ~ so now's the time to give you an update...





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




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







Hope it gave someone an insight to new dimensions...
I want to hear about the flyscreen conversion... Looks like the answer to a few of my problems, one of which is a complete lack of places to put a switch (or anything else)
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #13166
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Thought I'd post an update to my top end rattle issue:

I posted a couple pages back about a rattle in the motor that was freaking me out.

Got the bike back from the dealer today.

Turns out there is a delrin (or similar) plastic way that the timing chain slides in, just below the tension pulley. Apparently there are two, one on the rear chain path, and one on the forward one.

Well, my rearward one was incorrectly set in at the factory, so during the first 2500 miles it became loose and tilted and consequently rubbed on the timing chain. So, too, did it loosen the timing chain a little - but without goofing the timing thankfully.

So the guys at the shop reset the pin that holds the guide in place and I'm back in business. No damage (except, perhaps, for my trust of the Hinkley assemblers....)

Thought I'd post the story here in case someone else comes across an errant rattle in their motor.

My bike must've been a Friday afternoon bike. Hope this is the last of it!
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:13 AM   #13167
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Re: Gear Change Return Spring

I had the recall done on my Tiger Tuesday. 1 spring, 1 clutch gasket, 1 circlip, 1 washer, 1 nut (clutch, 22mm)

Carry on
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:00 PM   #13168
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Centre stand question.

For those that have had the centre stand replaced. Was the rubber bung on the stop bracket changed to a thicker one at the same time?

Mine wasn't and I noticed that on full extension of the suspension, the rubber bungs on the stand legs touch the under side of the swing arm. I thought the whole idea of this recall was to stop the stand hitting the swing arm. So I've taken one from a leg and put it on the bracket and now there's 3~4mm clearance making me think all the bungs should be the same thickness. Confused.com.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:41 AM   #13169
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Like everybody else my wife and I have a list of roads we want to ride. Lots of suggestions come from here...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406083

Last fall we rode Hwy 36 in CA. My wife wanted a break from work so we decided to see some friends and ride Lolo Pass in MT. A quick four day ride to just "get away". I'm responsible for planning, routes, hotels etc. and am always looking for roads we haven't ridden. I found a route from our place, Osoyoos, BC down to Coeur d' Alene. As Jodie was riding her Street Triple this would be a paved ride. Sure it will. Here's the first of a couple water crossings...


how not to impress your wife, but after a few expletives directed at me Jodie said she just wished she was on her DR.


18 miles of forestry road later we finally hit the pavement again


Thought this was a good pump to use to fill up the Tiger.


Found several good places to eat


And yes I know the sign on the MT side says "Next 99 Miles" but we blew right by it and didn't feel like stopping.


rode lots of twisty roads, some in the rain but otherwise a great ride. Love this bike, it handles pavement as well or better than my CBF1000 did and when the pavement ends I can just keep going.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #13170
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For those that have had the centre stand replaced. Was the rubber bung on the stop bracket changed to a thicker one at the same time?

Mine wasn't and I noticed that on full extension of the suspension, the rubber bungs on the stand legs touch the under side of the swing arm. I thought the whole idea of this recall was to stop the stand hitting the swing arm. So I've taken one from a leg and put it on the bracket and now there's 3~4mm clearance making me think all the bungs should be the same thickness. Confused.com.
Yes. All three rubber bump stops are the same. However, the new centerstand does seem to just kiss the lower swingarm. Crummy design, IMO. If I had known this, I would have just kept the original. I liked it better and just gotten a bigger/thicker rubber bump stop.
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