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Old 08-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #13906
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Thanks for posting that photo but mine has a split in the 3 hole tab so needs extra support over it....... I've got to make a bracket or plate to hold that end of the tube probably coming off the redundant holes in the back end of the frame.
If you want to carry significant weight in the tool tube here's one way to do it:

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #13907
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Called A&S powersports in Roseville, and they quoted me $530.00 for the same service. Looks my dealer won't be getting anymore of my business. Rod
That's what I was quoted. This will be the last time anybody else touches my tiger (except me of course). I know how to do everything, but I don't want a hassle with warranty claims in the future. Plus I can watch/learn & get record were the valves are before I check them again. If valves move after the first time adjustment, then they usually keep moving until you need a complete valve job.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:44 PM   #13908
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If you want to carry significant weight in the tool tube here's one way to do it:
Nice. Got a link to where you got the pieces?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:52 PM   #13909
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That's what I was quoted. This will be the last time anybody else touches my tiger (except me of course). I know how to do everything, but I don't want a hassle with warranty claims in the future. Plus I can watch/learn & get record were the valves are before I check them again. If valves move after the first time adjustment, then they usually keep moving until you need a complete valve job.
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I agree with you here. I can do a lot with my bike, and I really enjoy it. I do not like paying dealers for services I can do myself. I have been really happy in the past when I was able to dismantle and reassemble a bike in minutes rather than hours because of the time I have spent getting to know the bike.

My Tiger and I are still in the "getting to know you" phase. My old KTM Adventure was disassembled/reassembled about 3-4 time by now...

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Old 08-08-2012, 02:53 PM   #13910
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If you want to carry significant weight in the tool tube here's one way to do it:

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Details please....

I need that!!

How many beers does it hold?

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #13911
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Nice. Got a link to where you got the pieces?
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Details please.... I need that!! How many beers does it hold?
Number of beers? With or without ice?

The "parts" are 1/8" x 1" aluminum bar stock from Home Depot. Bend the large radius by hand. Bend the ninety degree angle for the tail piece in a vise. Cut with a hacksaw (or jigsaw). Drill with regular wood bits. I've done three other bikes like this. Had to learn the hard way that the plastic mounting tabs on the tool tube will break under much weight. Not an issue when you wrap around the body as I have done.

The only fancy bit is I powdercoated all the parts, plus the grab rails, and the little silver tabs under the bolts for the luggage rack. Powdercoating is easy. All you need is an old oven, a sandblaster, and about $100 for the powdercoating gun and some powder. I started doing it because I am horrible with paint.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #13912
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Keeping with the Tool Tube theme.......

I installed mine today.
Hung it off the SWmotech pannier frame using two holes in the frame that are redundant for Givi panniers and a simple plate.


For the instalation on my Scrambler I had a clamp plate made up with threaded holes to support the plastic of the tube mounting...


(almost) got it inline with the frame tube so it looks noice......it will when the bracket has some paint on it....


How it looks from behind...


An idea that I came up with which is an advantage of my thick plate is that if you use a longer middle screw, it can be used as a locking device:-
a) to stop the top coming loose.
b) to stop thieving hands getting at the contents without an Allen key.


Job done. Just got to get out for a ride to make sure it doesn't fall off or foul the chain guard. And then strip it all off for some black Hammerite.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #13913
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Had to do a front XC tube exchange roadside today. 25 minutes start to finish at a relaxed pace. Bead broke easily with hand pressure. The warning sign: Bike wanted to go straight when I wanted to turn as I came to a stop sign. A very small hole and a very fast leak down. I'll patch the damaged tube for a spare....




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Old 08-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #13914
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Seahorse 720 cases mounted

I posted awhile back the mounting of the Seahorse 520 cases. They've been good for grocery getting and running errands etc. but just thought they'd be too small for trips so I ordered a set of 720s. Same width as the 520s but now I've got lots of space. The 520s will be going on my wife's DR.



Just a bit wider than the mirrors



Happy Trails pannier mount kit, uses knobs inside the bag so it's a quick tool less job to remove the bags.


Here's a couple shots showing how I think the Happy Trails racks will protect the passenger pegs with the bags on or off.


from the top
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #13915
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Seat cover deteriorating?

On the rider's seat the fabric is deteriorating, and not at a seam. It's happening at two spots: on the right rear portion of the rider's perch maybe 1" away from the gap between it and the passenger seat, and at the right front about mid-thigh. Anybody have this problem? Sorry I don't have pictures because I'm at work. Could this be an item under warranty? I bought the bike new and have owned it for 15 months (30,000 miles)...seems a bit premature for the cover to deteriorate.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #13916
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On the rider's seat the fabric is deteriorating, and not at a seam. It's happening at two spots: on the right rear portion of the rider's perch maybe 1" away from the gap between it and the passenger seat, and at the right front about mid-thigh. Anybody have this problem? Sorry I don't have pictures because I'm at work. Could this be an item under warranty? I bought the bike new and have owned it for 15 months (30,000 miles)...seems a bit premature for the cover to deteriorate.
Have you ever put anything on it? One guy here mentioned he Amour-All'd the passenger seat and it started deteriorating. I only have 15k, but my seat looks fine,
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:37 PM   #13917
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Had to do a front XC front tube exchange roadside today. 25 minutes start to finish at a relaxed pace. Bead broke easily with hand pressure. The warning sign: Bike wanted to go straight when I wanted to turn as I came to a stop sign. A very small hole and a very fast leak down. I'll patch the damaged tube for a spare....
I assume you have a center stand? If so, how do you keep the front end off the ground while working with it? Nice work!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #13918
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Anyone seen an update on when the '13s will be coming out?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #13919
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I assume you have a center stand? If so, how do you keep the front end off the ground while working with it? Nice work!
you take the front wheel off the bike and the back will be heavy enough to keep it back heavy.(with center stand)
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:15 PM   #13920
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you take the front wheel off the bike and the back will be heavy enough to keep it back heavy.(with center stand)
Works for the rear too. Unless you have a bunch of cargo strapped on.
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