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Old 08-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #13906
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Trust me, the screws are too short!

When I insert the screw into the extender plate, then add the black washer and insert into the fork tube to tighten, the screw does not even start to connect to the fork tube thread. The head of the screw is flush with the extender plate and does catch a thread.. It is as simple as that.

It is possible that the screws supplied to me are not the correct length speced for this application. And it is possible that the black washer supplied is thicker also.

Obviously, the acrews supplied are too short.

BTW, I believe you when you tell me yours worked just fine.
OK so I've just measured mine up......the extender bar is 3mm thick and the black washer is 7mm so that makes 10mm which means that your C/sk screw, at 15mm, should go into the fork leg by 5mm. I don't want to extract one of my screws because they're loctited in so I can't tell you what length mine are but yours "should" do OK... sorry it's a bit out of focus....
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:50 AM   #13907
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Your fork tubes and mine are different. Mine has another layer of plastic on the tube. The screw passes through it and the added thickness before it gets to the tube where the threads are located. See photos.



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Old 08-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #13908
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Your fork tubes and mine are different. Mine has another layer of plastic on the tube. The screw passes through it and the added thickness before it gets to the tube where the threads are located. See photos.



Yeeeaaahhhhh! Well you take that off..........................Doh!

Sorry.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #13909
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That explains it! I removed the OEM fork plastics and installed the extenders with supplied screws-loctited.

Now I am enjoying a nice slice of humble pie. But it would be helpful if the directions detailed this removal, and the installation as well.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:30 PM   #13910
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That explains it! I removed the OEM fork plastics and installed the extenders with supplied screws-loctited.

Now I am enjoying a nice slice of humble pie. But it would be helpful if the directions detailed this removal, and the installation as well.

Thanks for your assistance.
Don't worry mate, we've all been there, done it. Now, had you read the instructions and looked at the diagram ....................................http://shop.touratech.co.uk/media/ma...420-5441-0.pdf
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #13911
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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
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I went by my dealer today and asked what it would cost for my 12k service, the answer was $1000.00!!!!!!!!! If that what everybody is paying their dealer for a 12K service, I think I'll sell my Tiger. I can't believe that it should cost that much, but what is everybody else paying or have been quoted? Rod
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #13912
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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
Tell them that you'll bring your bike somewhere else because their quote was outrageous. If you don't they'll take "no feedback is good feedback" - until they die.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #13913
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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   #13914
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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   #13915
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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   #13916
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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   #13917
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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   #13918
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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   #13919
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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   #13920
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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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