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Old 09-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #14326
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Part of that promotion was the purchase of a Penske shock. I was billed just as it's shown, with my shock coming later and being billed at full retail. However one looks at it, the combined discount was $499.90, with the purchase of the package.
That's pretty good. I'll keep an eye on there site to check for promotions on rear shocks.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #14327
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After riding a couple of current sport bikes recently, the brake lever on my Roadie with ~8,000 miles felt wooden and lacking in responsiveness.

Replaced front and rear pads with EBC type HH; what a difference! Perhaps not quite as responsive as 4 or 6 piston calipers but a major improvement. $108, free shipping, Motorcycle Superstore.

Has anybody upgraded calipers / rotors? Some Suzuki WeeStrommers use GSXR calipers with good results, for example.
Replaced the rear rotor with an Armstrong wavy because the rear warped - pretty sure due to chain adjustment at dealers during service. The pads I changed as a matter of course to HH


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Old 09-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #14328
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Replaced front and rear pads with EBC type HH; what a difference! Perhaps not quite as responsive as 4 or 6 piston calipers but a major improvement.

Yeah, I put EBC HH pads on my XC, and I too found them a lot more responsive than the stock pads. They definitely grip nicely. Will be curious to see how they last.

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Old 09-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #14329
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After riding a couple of current sport bikes recently, the brake lever on my Roadie with ~8,000 miles felt wooden and lacking in responsiveness.

Replaced front and rear pads with EBC type HH; what a difference! Perhaps not quite as responsive as 4 or 6 piston calipers but a major improvement. $108, free shipping, Motorcycle Superstore.

Has anybody upgraded calipers / rotors? Some Suzuki WeeStrommers use GSXR calipers with good results, for example.
It's not worth adding any more outright braking power, to the bike, as the hardware is quite good. After pads, the next limiting factor will be the front tire and weight transfer onto it.

Going to an HH compound pad is the most cost effective improvement one can make, in terms of improved feel. Changing the calipers and master cylinder are going to be quite a bit more money than what you've spent on pads. But, the master cylinder is going to be your next step to better feel, at the lever.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #14330
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Replaced the rear rotor with an Armstrong wavy because the rear warped - pretty sure due to chain adjustment at dealers during service. The pads I changed as a matter of course to HH
Did they not have the wheel squared up?
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #14331
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Did they not have the wheel squared up?
No. I am anal about it now and made a jig. I get to less that 1mm out now. Also won't be darkening that dealer's door again.

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #14332
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Another new Tiger owner

Been doin' a little correspondence with a fellow inmate on Tiger setup...

Welcome THE DARTH PEACH to the owners group.


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Old 09-14-2012, 11:45 AM   #14333
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Welcome THE DARTH PEACH to the owners group.
Oh my, that will make Tigers hard to get in the US for a while ...
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:45 AM   #14334
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Been doin' a little correspondence with a fellow inmate on Tiger setup...

Welcome THE DARTH PEACH to the owners group.


Is that the lady that takes all those fancy pics? Baldy bought a roadie. I don't know if he still has it though.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #14335
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #14336
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Hi Yossarian, I found this pic of Black sump Guard and other Powder coated bits on a Tiger

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Does anyone have a photo of the Triumph sump guard that's been powder coated black and fitted to the bike?

I have the sump guard and think I would like it better in black, but wanted to see a photo first if there is one available.

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Old 09-15-2012, 04:03 PM   #14337
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #14338
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no gloating.
Just trying to make you jealous ...
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #14339
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Just trying to make you jealous ...
That happened long ago. As the miles accumulate my annoyance with the stock front suspension keeps growing. Something will be done. Maybe I'll swap in an XC suspension onto my roadie.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #14340
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Yeah, I put EBC HH pads on my XC, and I too found them a lot more responsive than the stock pads. They definitely grip nicely. Will be curious to see how they last.

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I put those pads on the rear and have been amazed at the stopping power the bike now has. I found the rear brake bordering on useless. Now, I use it. Good timing. I've been in the Adirondacks the last couple days. Damn. Nice roads up here!
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