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Old 07-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #13621
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That's my thought too. When you increase the hardness of the spacer, what becomes the sacrificial part? I've got 9k miles on mine and no problems with the minor grooving. We'll see, I plan to keep and eye on it.
Hey Marsh,

Can I get a closeup of your GPS mount attachment (over instrument cluster) from the back/windscreen side?

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Old 07-21-2012, 09:41 PM   #13622
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I brought this up a while back and didn't get much response. I would buy some.


The groove is being made by the seal lip and dirt. Once the groove gets big enough water and dirt both penetrate.


I am in the same boat as the other guy, I have flipped mine and now both sides are grooved pretty good. Mine are greased and clean and still develop grooves from a weekend of dirt riding. I am surprised you aren't seeing it on yours as you ride the dirt a fair amount. Making steel spacers is very common on many bikes to prevent exactly what we are experiencing. The GS 800s were having a similar problem leading to bearing failure, now a few companies make stainless ones. The xc bearings are sealed so it shouldn't be so drastic for us. Getting steel spacers is the obvious choice to take care of this problem, I am not sure why you recommend not changing them.
I didn't necessarily say don't change them. I just can't imagine them being that bad after 3,000 miles. You can always flip the one side on the back and get more use. All in all do what you want. If you don't feel comfortable with how bad they are then I would replace them. Maybe a pic of the groove would help...

Mine are not very grooved and I have 13k on my Tiger. Don't know why. I always use good grease and use it generously when reinstalling. I also get them very clean before remounting.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #13623
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Those look good... When My K60's wear out, that my be my next tire.
What sort of pressures are you running with the K60's? I am headed to Yellowstone and back in just over 3 weeks.



AvMech, I salute you. I don't have any experience with these size tires/wheels but I do my own changes with a no mar on my street bikes. The Tiger is my first bike with tubes.

I am planning a trip to Yellowstone with a bud next month and thought mounting up the E07's I bought would be good practice so I tried to do them both with spoons. The front was not too bad but the rear kicked my ass. I gave up and finished it on the no mar.

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Old 07-22-2012, 05:49 AM   #13624
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Hey Marsh,

Can I get a closeup of your GPS mount attachment (over instrument cluster) from the back/windscreen side?

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sure thing!
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:56 AM   #13625
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What sort of pressures are you running with the K60's? I am headed to Yellowstone and back in just over 3 weeks.


32/36 At these pressures I get modest heating and pressure increases on the highway. They still look new at 1500 miles. I drop into the mid 20's for extended dirt, but short runs at HWY pressure have been fine.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #13626
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If there was enough of a demand I could model the spacers and find out how much they would cost to get made out of 304SS from one of the local machine shops that I've dealt with. I am guessing pricing would be similar to the bike bandit price unless there were demand for more than say 50.
Similar prices would be fine for something I would only need to buy once. I would really appreciate if you do this.

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The only thing causing the problem is the lip of the seal where it touches the spacer. I don't see what you are worrying about sacrificing? Either the seal and aluminum spacer wear, or just the seal wears in the case of using stainless. Am I missing something here?
I don't think you are missing anything. As noted, lots of other bikers replace stock aluminum spacers with stainless. I have never heard of anyone having a problem as a result. I did that on my DRZ and have put 20,000 miles on since. It's nice to have one less thing of concern.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #13627
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Hepco & Becker Xplorer TC45 top case fitted. Also added some reflective decals.





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Old 07-22-2012, 11:54 AM   #13628
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location of ABS control module

It's not clear in my maintenance manual where the ABS control module (not modulator) is located. I believe it is near the instrument panel but I can't quite see in that area well enough to confirm and would prefer not to waste my time taking stuff apart unnecessarily once I am ready to do this. I want to pull a signal from the connector to the abs module for my pro-oiler. Can anyone verify the control module location?
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #13629
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It's not clear in my maintenance manual where the ABS control module (not modulator) is located. I believe it is near the instrument panel but I can't quite see in that area well enough to confirm and would prefer not to waste my time taking stuff apart unnecessarily once I am ready to do this. I want to pull a signal from the connector to the abs module for my pro-oiler. Can anyone verify the control module location?
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I believe it's in front of the battery. You have to take the front plastic seat mount off to get to it. The ABS box is there. Not sure if its official name is ABS control module... but it is related to the abs
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #13630
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After 18,700 miles of riding, I finally had to do a trail side flat repair.

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This worked awesome!!! I worked the tire away from the rim just a bit to that safety lock deal. Lean the bike over and the bead popped with out any issue. Super easy!

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New tube installed and re-inflating.

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52 minutes. Back on the road!

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I'll be doing the tubeless mod this week when I pull the 21 in. tube out of the rear. This would have been an easy plug and go.
I don't even want tell you how many flats I've had because I feel like I may jenks myself. Glad to see you got it all changed out! I'm thinking of just having woody's do my rear tire topeless (or tubeless for all you others) and super lacing it while they are at it!
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:22 PM   #13631
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I believe it's in front of the battery. You have to take the front plastic seat mount off to get to it. The ABS box is there. Not sure if its official name is ABS control module... but it is related to the abs

I think you are referring to the modulator which is located in front of the battery, not the same as control module.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #13632
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I think you are referring to the modulator which is located in front of the battery, not the same as control module.
Oh, my bad. Maybe under the tank? The tank on this bike pisses me off! Why oh why no hinge??? Would it have taken that much time to put on a fricken hinge???
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #13633
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Oh, my bad. Maybe under the tank? The tank on this bike pisses me off! Why oh why no hinge??? Would it have taken that much time to put on a fricken hinge???
Gotta make choices somewhere, add a hinge here, a couple brackets for a bolted on sub frame and then everyone's bitching cause the Tiger weighs as much as the Tenere.

I've never used the hinge on bikes that have had it anyway because usually it's not quite enough room to do what you need to do anyway.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #13634
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Here ya' go Cyclingtom... (that's not rust, it's thread lock.)

You could probably find a better pict on the UK Tiger800 forum. But I think you can get the idea from this. I'd go with a 5" arm if I did it over. The 3" is a little tight for this application.



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Old 07-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #13635
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^Thanks MT. I've got the same GPS unit and I liked the location of yours. Think I'll give this a go tomorrow.
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