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Old 07-13-2012, 03:51 PM   #13471
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:53 PM   #13472
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I wish they made a 606 for the tiger rear.. Let me know how it works on the front of the Tiger. I have a take off that I may try on my Tiger. The 606 is the best "street tire" ever on a KLR...Yes...I said street tire. They hook up like no other. It's the only tire that I will buy for the KLR.

You would be lucky to get a thousand miles out of a 606 on the tiger. And it would spin up on the street. And once it got squared off would be horrible for sweepers.

While the XC was designed to go off pavement it's not a dirtbike. Suspension is limited and it's a pig at 475# so once it gets out of control a little there's no getting it back.

Consider TKC's or K60's. And another lighter bike for real offroad riding.
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EDIT: Just went back thru the thread and see you guys have been discussing riding offroad and have other bikes, so temper my response with that thought. Some are gonna really run these bikes hard.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #13473
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The best mod I have done to my bike. Getting the suspension reworked by Sasquatch.


Pricing info. Off the bike, parts shipped in. Shock: $450, Forks $350. Plus return shipping.

That really seems like a helluva bagain for a custom setup.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #13474
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You would be lucky to get a thousand miles out of a 606 on the tiger. And it would spin up on the street. And once it got squared off would be horrible for sweepers.

While the XC was designed to go off pavement it's not a dirtbike. Suspension is limited and it's a pig at 475# so once it gets out of control a little there's no getting it back.

Consider TKC's or K60's. And another lighter bike for real offroad riding.
JMHO.


EDIT: Just went back thru the thread and see you guys have been discussing riding offroad and have other bikes, so temper my response with that thought. Some are gonna really run these bikes hard.
I'll be nice. All I'll say is spend a few hours reading my thread. Particularly the parts about Longwater Rock, Red Cone, and Schofield Pass. This is a dirt bike to me. And I ride it that way.

Sasquatch Suspension is super affordable when considering the other options out there. Of which there currently aren't many. It's really a no brainer if you want the improved performance. Night and day difference.

And on the tire note. I'll bet I get 1500 miles out of a 606. That's two new tires vs 1 TKC for the same price. Plus the 606 is gonna be way better off road, where I try to spend a majority of my time.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #13475
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A lot of guys like the 606 offroad. I have not run one on the Husky. Just ordered out a Scorpion Rally for it, they are about the same money as the 606. The husky burns them in about a thousand miles, the Karoo (T) went 750, and a T63 is good for about 1800. I just figured the additional weight and power of the Tiger would just burn the 606 in no time.

Seems like you would spend several hundred changing rims to be able to run a tire the SE's won't run because they don't last long enough. But maybe that's the tire for you.

Good on 'ya getting the bike out offroad. I have my husky for that so figured the XC would be my 'street' bike.

Enjoyed your info. The suspension upgrade sounds terrific.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #13476
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Rear tire....I am loving the Mitas E07 from MX1 in Canada, can't buy here in the US. Similar to the Heide, does pavement well & very competent on the dirt + this tire will last. I have 5500miles on my rear. I just rode the Blue Ridge Park,, Tail of the Dragon & did 1600 miles this past weekend & I am sold.
I had 606 on my Dual Sport XR650R....it worked great, didn't last that long & broke loose without warning & the 650R tended to tear the knobs off .
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #13477
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Are you running the E07 front as well? I have a set enroute and am planning a trip from Iowa to Yellowstone and back next month with a bud. I was thinking about staying with the wings but may mount up the 07's for the trip.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #13478
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #13479
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Tiger on the Way! Headlight Question

All right, I'm joining the ranks. I put a down payment on a 2012 Tiger today! I know this sounds odd, but I'm still not sure if it will be the Roadie or the XC yet. I test rode the XC and liked it, but wanted to try the Roadie. The dealer called me today and told me they're getting a Roadie from another dealer. Im planning to get one or the other. My question is, how is the headlight? I'm thinking about all the accessories I want and am wondering if the extra lights really make a big difference. I have the extra lights on my 99' RT1100, but the headlight really lacks on that bike. I already have a list of add-ons that I want, just wondering if the lights should be one of them.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:35 AM   #13480
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My question is, how is the headlight?
The headlamps on the Tiger800 as standard are the best I've had on any bike. The previous best was a CBX750 waaaaaay back in the 80s.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:41 AM   #13481
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All right, I'm joining the ranks. I put a down payment on a 2012 Tiger today! I know this sounds odd, but I'm still not sure if it will be the Roadie or the XC yet. I test rode the XC and liked it, but wanted to try the Roadie. The dealer called me today and told me they're getting a Roadie from another dealer. Im planning to get one or the other. My question is, how is the headlight? I'm thinking about all the accessories I want and am wondering if the extra lights really make a big difference. I have the extra lights on my 99' RT1100, but the headlight really lacks on that bike. I already have a list of add-ons that I want, just wondering if the lights should be one of them.
Best headlight available. I added accessory lights for three reasons.

1.) I ride a lot of gravel and I want light incase my main light gets punched out by a Unidentified Flying Stone.

2.) Increased Visibility is a good thing if your Number 5 in a line of bikes the dust is pretty thick. Anything I can do to alert oncoming traffic that there is one more rider, me, is a good thing.

3.) You can't have too much light.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #13482
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The headlamps on the Tiger800 as standard are the best I've had on any bike. The previous best was a CBX750 waaaaaay back in the 80s.
Had one also Twin h4 can't be bettered in my opinion. Wee Strom lights ran the CBX close.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #13483
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Changing a tire

Was hoping someone could give me some advice on changing a tube on my 2012 Tiger XC, tools needed for front and back, youtube video link or a short cut on this forum leaving for Colorado next week and I want to be prepared just in case. Thanks
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #13484
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Was hoping someone could give me some advice on changing a tube on my 2012 Tiger XC, tools needed for front and back, youtube video link or a short cut on this forum leaving for Colorado next week and I want to be prepared just in case. Thanks
Definately do it a few times at home & see what you need & how it's done.





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Old 07-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #13485
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Are you running the E07 front as well? I have a set enroute and am planning a trip from Iowa to Yellowstone and back next month with a bud. I was thinking about staying with the wings but may mount up the 07's for the trip.
Got an E07 on front as well, good on pavement & will feel light above 90mph....will do dirt as you would expect 50/50 tire should do.
Next up the suspension....Sasquatch will be getting a package soon........
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