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Old 09-18-2012, 12:05 PM   #14386
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Christ, because it isn't for you doesn't mean it isn't for others. Some of us do think it is a big issue.

The difference in down time on the trail between a flat rear with and without a tube is signficant. Most of us are out to ride, not struggle with a PITA tube. And until they came out with an announcement of actual tubeless wired wheel on a Triumph it isn't any shit that has been gone over before, because the shit didn't exist to go over until it was announced.

And when it is your bike that is totaled due to what would otherwise be a mild low side slide the issue of the pillion peg design will become a pretty big issue.

Your opinion of an issue being big or not is not the sole determinant of whether or not it is.
This subject has been beaten to death many many times. That was my point. Live with it or do something about it (as some have) but please, stop going on about it.

I've never had a puncture in all my time riding dirt (small and big dirt bikes) and when I do, I'll deal with and not bitch and moan and as for the frame, I have fully comp so if they total it, I could give a shit.

As I say, these 2 subjects have been gone over so many times - it is what it is so live with it or buy something else.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #14387
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AAARrrrrgggghhhh Broken throttle cable, pull side. Out of stock till who knows when.
I would move the push cable over to the pull side & ride. I don't know if it's possible, but I rode my DRZ for 15,000 miles without the push cable. Just be sure to use both ends in the throttle housing.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #14388
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As I say, these 2 subjects have been gone over so many times ...
They have been gone over repeatedly ... and that fact has now also been gone over repeatedly.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #14389
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AAARrrrrgggghhhh Broken throttle cable, pull side. Out of stock till who knows when.
Oh man, that sucks. Did you get stranded somewhere or were you at home. I think I may go ahead and order some cables to have on hand considering Triumph North America's shitty stocking policy.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #14390
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Oh man, that sucks. Did you get stranded somewhere or were you at home. I think I may go ahead and order some cables to have on hand considering Triumph North America's shitty stocking policy.
Good idear... I usually always have a spare clutch cable at the house for my bikes, but I don't think I've ever even replaced a throttle cable. Never have bikes long enough!
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:42 AM   #14391
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Good idear... I usually always have a spare clutch cable at the house for my bikes, but I don't think I've ever even replaced a throttle cable. Never have bikes long enough!
I broke a throttle grip, the internal "ear" where the pull cable hooks in... I blame Triumph. So fun to twist the fackinell out of these things that I was FORCED to do it!!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:48 AM   #14392
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I would move the push cable over to the pull side & ride. I don't know if it's possible, but I rode my DRZ for 15,000 miles without the push cable. Just be sure to use both ends in the throttle housing.
Could do that, but in order to do so tank must come off and Airbox must be removed. Then bolt it all back up only to do it again when the parts come in. Don't think I'll do that. If I did not have a ride home in the back of a pickup truck from the mini rally, that is exactly what I would have had to do.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:21 AM   #14393
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Good idear... I usually always have a spare clutch cable at the house for my bikes, but I don't think I've ever even replaced a throttle cable. Never have bikes long enough!
Can I suggest that you run the spare cable alongside the existing one. There's plenty of room because I've done it already. I learnt the hard way. Having one at home when you're 300 miles away when it breaks is absolutely no good at all.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:05 AM   #14394
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Can I suggest that you run the spare cable alongside the existing one. There's plenty of room because I've done it already. I learnt the hard way. Having one at home when you're 300 miles away when it breaks is absolutely no good at all.
The Tiger comes with a spare throttle cable. It's two wire system one pushes one pulls. All you have to do is switch them if you break the pull side. That said, it is a royal pain in the ass to do so.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:29 AM   #14395
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The Tiger comes with a spare throttle cable. It's two wire system one pushes one pulls. All you have to do is switch them if you break the pull side. That said, it is a royal pain in the ass to do so.
That's definitely a 'get you home solution' but I wonder why there is both push and pull on the Tigger ? I know on the big thumpers (or any bike with high compression I guess ?) my understanding is there is both since at WOT, the compression is such that it will stop a throttle slide from closing thus resulting in a safety issue - is that the case here ? Is it just mandated that every bike, with throttle cables I guess I need to say these days, there are both push and pull ?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #14396
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That's definitely a 'get you home solution' but I wonder why there is both push and pull on the Tigger
It is a safety feature. The throttle closing cable is there to enable the rider to manually close the throttle in case the throttle return spring malfunctions or sticks.

Many riders I know remove the closing cable on their track bikes (as did I) and some even remove them from their street bikes. I leave mine intact for bikes not used for the racetrack.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:20 AM   #14397
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It is a safety feature. The throttle closing cable is there to enable the rider to manually close the throttle in case the throttle return spring malfunctions or sticks.

Many riders I know remove the closing cable on their track bikes (as did I) and some even remove them from their street bikes. I leave mine intact for bikes not used for the racetrack.
I understand what the cable is for, I was just wondering why it's there (if you get my drift ?) Is this a DOT thing (i.e. do all new bikes have them ?) I'm just trying to figure out what the risk is of removing it (has anybody had a return spring snap on them - can the Tigger compression keep the slide from sliding ?) -I had a DRZ once that I rode for quite a while with no pull cable (un-beknown to me, it has snapped at the carb end and there's a little cover on the DRZ so it was hidden away.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #14398
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The Tiger comes with a spare throttle cable. It's two wire system one pushes one pulls. All you have to do is switch them if you break the pull side. That said, it is a royal pain in the ass to do so.
You'd need to remove the tank and airbox to get to the lower end of the cables. A RRPITA
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:02 AM   #14399
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