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Old 09-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #14146
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I had a great ride today and thought I'd share a pic. 350 mile DS loop from suburban Denver out to the hills and back. Really odd- my first fill up netted 44 mpg. Then after Tincup and many miles of twisties, my 2nd tank netted 55 mpg. Great day.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #14147
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Took about 2 min. to pop back in exactly where you described. I should've taken a few pictures so others know where it goes considering it isn't in the service manual. I need to do pads soon, so I'll take some pictures then.

Speaking of pads, how many miles are people getting out of rear brake pads?
Just ordered new front and rear pads today 10,200 miles
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #14148
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I replaced mine at 14,300 miles. Mostly highway miles, and actually could have gotten more out of them.

I'm having a lot more squeal and groaning with the new pads though, maybe I should make sure my shim didn't pop out too...
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #14149
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Took about 2 min. to pop back in exactly where you described. I should've taken a few pictures so others know where it goes considering it isn't in the service manual. I need to do pads soon, so I'll take some pictures then.

Speaking of pads, how many miles are people getting out of rear brake pads?
At 20,000 kms I changed the rear pads with about 20% life left. I replaced them with EBC semi-sintered and it took a few days to 'break' them in. My apologies for the unavoidable pun!
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #14150
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Can the tigerr 800 gas tank fit on the tiger 800xc without modifications (aside from using the stock 800xc fittings/plastics)?
Has anyone tried this?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:40 PM   #14151
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Can the tigerr 800 gas tank fit on the tiger 800xc without modifications (aside from using the stock 800xc fittings/plastics)?
Has anyone tried this?
It is the same exact tank. The 2011 tanks just say XC on them.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:19 PM   #14152
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Top of Engineer Pass, 26 Aug. Fully loaded Tiger not the best for the trip up from Lake City!
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #14153
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Top of Engineer Pass, 26 Aug. Fully loaded Tiger not the best for the trip up from Lake City!
In what way was it not ideal?

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #14154
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Can the tigerr 800 gas tank fit on the tiger 800xc without modifications (aside from using the stock 800xc fittings/plastics)?
Has anyone tried this?
Everything exactly the same - Tanks, plastics the lot. Only reason for swapping would be if you are a prince amongst men and wanted a Venom Yellow XC, and were too lazy to have your tank resprayed.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #14155
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I am that lazy prince. I am bored of white.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #14156
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In what way was it not ideal?

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How is it not ideal??? In the same what that driving a Hummer around Laguna Seca is not ideal. Having done most of the passes out in that area on my DRZ, I can relate...glad I had it and not my Tiger. Nothing you can't do on the Tiger, it's just a lot more work and a lot less fun.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:26 AM   #14157
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Everything exactly the same - Tanks, plastics the lot. Only reason for swapping would be if you are a prince amongst men and wanted a Venom Yellow XC, and were too lazy to have your tank resprayed.

+1 I would love to do this. Anyone want to swap?

I got a white one. It's okay. But I REALLY like the venom yellow. I have been unable to locate matching paint anywhere. Usually Colorite has all the factory paint matches but not this one. Maybe I'll have my local paint shop match it close, re-shoot it myself, get the roadie decals and clear over them. I'd still have to locate a roadie to have it matched. That might be just as difficult.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #14158
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been gone a wile, lots of new faces... anything new and exciting?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:38 AM   #14159
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Could probably get the touch up paint and have that matched, at a local paint n spray. Price wise that is definately the way to go, rather than drop 500 on a new tank. Particularly when the new rally tank is so close to being released (this month if i'm not mistaken) and I definately need to get that, rather than just wanting a sexy color to spice up the ride..
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:16 AM   #14160
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Could probably get the touch up paint and have that matched, at a local paint n spray. Price wise that is definately the way to go, rather than drop 500 on a new tank. Particularly when the new rally tank is so close to being released (this month if i'm not mistaken) and I definately need to get that, rather than just wanting a sexy color to spice up the ride..

The dealer has touch-up paint?

But yeah, a pint of color and a quart of clear urethane is probaby about $75. I've been doing paint work for 35 years, so that's no problem.

I'll wait 'till I get bored with it. That might take awhile...the riding is more fun and entertaining than what color it is.
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