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Old 07-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #13531
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I remember you saying something about a muffler, new map and the Tiger "wanting to go faster..." but a joke would be inappropriate right now.


The important thing is you are all right and the more important thing is the Tiger is all right.



and Dude, be careful out there. This thread needs you.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #13532
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As I sit here broken harted, I'm trying to figure out what happened. I was leaving work in the pouring rain (nothing new), I lost traction approaching a turn.
Sounds like you're in good shape and Tiger has some minor battle scars; that's about as good as a get off can turn out.
The way you described the incident it sounded like a traction issue. Are those Full Bores (Shinko copies) sketchy on the wet tarmac?
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:34 PM   #13533
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Yep, practice makes perfect. The XC tire might be a bit harder than the dirtbike tire in the vid.

Some are sealing the spokes on the rear to run tubeless-easier roadside repair (usually).

Tools to get the frt. and/or rear wheel off. Tool or technique to break the bead.

I've got frt. tube; could be used in rear to get back to "town".

Slime (optional) for that slower leak- to get back to "town".

Pump/tire irons of choice.

Patience.....







I just purchased and used a set of Stubby tools. Much lighter, and I'll never use regular irons again.

http://www.stubbytiretools.com/
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #13534
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Hello newbe here,

anyone know where i can get frame protectors for a 2012 xc ?? can't fine any .

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:28 PM   #13535
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Sounds like you're in good shape and Tiger has some minor battle scars; that's about as good as a get off can turn out.
The way you described the incident it sounded like a traction issue. Are those Full Bores (Shinko copies) sketchy on the wet tarmac?
I'm going to air the full bores down for now. The rear has stepped out a few times. I thought it was due to the muffler & arrow map. I've been using stock 36/42. The tires work way better then they should in dirt (aired down). Definately be careful on the Full Bore in the rain.
Next time I'm riding in the rain, I'll see what's up with these tires. Some emergency stops are forthcoming to test my ABS too.
Where I landed. I found my rubber peg cover.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #13536
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I just purchased and used a set of Stubby tools. Much lighter, and I'll never use regular irons again.

http://www.stubbytiretools.com/
I hear good things about the stubby tools- in fact the guy in the big brown truck should drop mine off this Friday...
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #13537
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I'm going to air the full bores down for now. The rear has stepped out a few times. I thought it was due to the muffler & arrow map. I've been using stock 36/42. The tires work way better then they should in dirt (aired down). Definately be careful on the Full Bore in the rain.
Next time I'm riding in the rain, I'll see what's up with these tires. Some emergency stops are forthcoming to test my ABS too.
Where I landed. I found my rubber peg cover.
Bummer Rob, glad you came out of it OK.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:30 PM   #13538
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My left front was found broken on a ride just Friday. I was thinking maybe the factory or dealer torqued it too tight? The dealer is going to cover it. Mine is 2012 I've had for little over one week. I super glued mine till the dealer gets the new part in.
Could be a heat issue, maybe. It's been hot here in WNC, but I tend to think it's a bad batch of plastic/rubber that the indicator is made of.
Just finished my 8100-mile PA to AK ride. I still have one good indicator, and all my duct tape mods have held up for the last 3 weeks. I picked the bike up right in the middle of the nasty east coast heat wave, and I think the direct sun exposure made a bad plastic problem worse. Both front indicators cracked around the mounting ear...hard to believe they could be overtorqued enough to break with that brass spacer installed on the bolt. Just a weird occurrence all around. Good to hear your dealer is taking care of you. I haven't bothered to call mine yet...might just find an LED unit. I have handguard blinkers on my DRZ and I really like them, so I may go that route with improved guards.

Other than that, the bike performed beautifully. Rear battlewing is smoked. Off to mcsuperstore to shop tires..

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:50 AM   #13539
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Reduce the heat, not thermostatically controlled, from the cat which is considerable. There is no increase in noise I can detect or strange resonances. Most who have done it report a modest increase in torque. Will let you all know.

Well after 1st ride post re-assembly. The exhaust sounds ever so slightly deeper. Obviously the cat rattle is now gone & bike feels "different". Slightly more urgent would be how I can best describe it as. Oh and the right foot area is cooler to.
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new header nuts x6 = 3.24 - from UK
Welding = €40

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Old 07-19-2012, 03:23 AM   #13540
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Costs:
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new header nuts x6 = 3.24 - from UK
Welding = €40
Why did you need new header nuts? Can't imagine they're rusty already and shouldn't have been seized on the studs this new.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:47 AM   #13541
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Why did you need new header nuts? Can't imagine they're rusty already and shouldn't have been seized on the studs this new.
Several of mine were in shite order. 2 were hard to remove. Ended up cleaning all the stud threads with a die. Also the manual says to replace. To a great extent I suppose it depends on the environment that you are in as well. After 18 months in the Irish "Climate" new ones made sense.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:54 AM   #13542
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Several of mine were in shite order. 2 were hard to remove. Ended up cleaning all the stud threads with a die. Also the manual says to replace. To a great extent I suppose it depends on the environment that you are in as well. After 18 months in the Irish "Climate" new ones made sense.
Sounds like you needed some stainless nuts. Or, back in the old days I remember them being brass.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:39 AM   #13543
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Sounds like you needed some stainless nuts. Or, back in the old days I remember them being brass.
I think I'll put them on my regular replacement list, every year maybe. Minimal cost.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #13544
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The FB's are a hundred bucks less for a set, and if I can get 4-6K miles out of them I'll be thrilled. Then again, if the rear is toast at 2K I'll be trying something else.
Then you might be pleased to know that I'm at just under 6000 miles on the Full Bore rear currently on my XC, and at the rate it's been wearing, I wouldn't be surprised if it's still good for another thousand miles or more. I'm VERY happy with this tire -- handles great on pavement, works much better off pavement than you'd think it would, and it lasts. (For comparison purposes, the Shinko 705 rear I had on before was spent at 4500 miles.)

I've got a Shinko 705 on the front, and it's coming up on 8000 miles; still looks great. Something tells me the FB M-41 front tire would easily be a 12k mile tire.

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Definately be careful on the Full Bore in the rain.
Interesting; I've ridden in plenty of rain with mine and haven't had any problems.

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Old 07-19-2012, 08:16 AM   #13545
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Interesting; I've ridden in plenty of rain with mine and haven't had any problems.

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What pressure do you use in the rear? I may have pushed to hard with cold tires. I only traveled about 300 yards.
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