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Old 09-03-2012, 12:42 AM   #14191
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They changed sidestand/switch on 2013 model? I am very interested....Can you share more details?
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:43 AM   #14192
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Seems like the only purpose would be to hold the pads in place while installing caliper. I took the caliper off to check the pads. That's when it dropped to the ground, so I figured it had to have something to do with the caliper. Now that the caliper is mounted, I wonder if I really need it?
Yes you do need it. Otherwise the pads wouldn't fit correctly and it's there to stop the pads chattering against the (softer) material of the calliper itself.
It's probably not in the manual because they don't expect you to fiddle with your brakes if you don't know what you're doing. It can be fatal as a friend of mine found out many years ago. RIP Michael.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:00 AM   #14193
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Anyone tried them on a Roadie? I'm giving some thought to using them next summer on a trip to Inuvik. The only possible snag I can see is front fender clearance. I saw somewhere that a guy had made a set of brackets to raise the fender...
I used them on my Triumph Scrambler without issue. Very good all round tyre. 25F/30R psi on road. Drop it to 15F/20R on dirt.

I have the Touratech front guard raising kit on my XC. It's easy to fit and gives you peace of mind that a stone/rock isn't going to rip off the guard. The danger here, if you make your own kit, (on the XC at least) is that the guard will hit the bottom yoke if you raise it too far. The Touratech kit raises it 15mm which seems about the max you want to go to. I don't know if that applies to the roadie.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:41 AM   #14194
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Yes you do need it. Otherwise the pads wouldn't fit correctly and it's there to stop the pads chattering against the (softer) material of the calliper itself.
It's probably not in the manual because they don't expect you to fiddle with your brakes if you don't know what you're doing. It can be fatal as a friend of mine found out many years ago. RIP Michael.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:51 AM   #14195
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Seems like the only purpose would be to hold the pads in place while installing caliper. I took the caliper off to check the pads. That's when it dropped to the ground, so I figured it had to have something to do with the caliper. Now that the caliper is mounted, I wonder if I really need it?
Yeah you'll need it. I believe another purpose it serves it to keep the pads from wearing into the black caliper bracket seeing that is the directions the pads are forced when the brakes are applied.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #14196
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They changed sidestand/switch on 2013 model? I am very interested....Can you share more details?
Here is a thread: http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/....html#msg82710
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:41 AM   #14197
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It is an anti squeal shim. Pretty much all brakes have them now.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #14198
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Labor Day 2012

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, 12:40 PM   #14199
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It goes at the front side of the brake pads, between the pads and the black caliper bracket.
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?
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #14200
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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, 01:49 PM   #14201
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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, 06:49 PM   #14202
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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, 03:23 PM   #14203
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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, 03:54 PM   #14204
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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, 05:40 PM   #14205
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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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