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Old 10-25-2009, 09:08 AM   #2776
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How bad is the sling with the Scottoiler?
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:37 PM   #2777
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one would think some careful testing of the circuits would identify how to fix this charging thing, if it exists.
There was an issue with past bike DRZ400 and it turned out that the routing of harnesses etc was working against getting proper voltage/amps back to the battery. re-routing a few runs and upgrading the wire was the fix. cheap - just took a couple hours of work.

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I don't agree with this. The 955i engine is much smoother, quieter and has a broader spread of torque with its peak lower down the rev range which makes it easier and more economical to ride.
As for the charging thing. Well, none of the considerable number of Tigers that I ride with in the UK and europe have had a problem with the charging system. It could be an American thing where they seem to have far too many gadgets like GPS, Speed trap warnings, CB radios, weather stations, heated everything etc. etc. attached. It's bound to get overloaded. In fact to prove my point, mine has had to start from a completely discharged battery a few times and the charging system coped with the recharge without complaint.
I would buy the newer one.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:16 PM   #2778
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How bad is the sling with the Scottoiler?
Depends on the adjustment but really I don't care. It cleans off. I'd rather have a wet chain and some throw off than a dry chain and clean bike.
Another thing to consider is that a wet chain runs easier than a dry chain so it improves your mpg. So, the cost of the oil you throw at your chain you get back at the pumps. Free chain care really.
Oh, by the way, I use cheap 2 stroke oil in mine. The Scottoil oil is quite pricey.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:03 PM   #2779
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Finally had a moment this weekend to put the braces on the new Palmer adjustable windshield brackets. Wow, just perfect. No more wobble in the screen and now have it adjusted to cover even my tall bulbous head!

I think I am but a Scott Oiler away from having the Tiger set up perfectly. I did not think it possible for this bike to be any more of a pleasure to ride, but it just keeps getting better.

Love the Thrumps!
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:52 PM   #2780
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on the ferry over to the isle of vashon(wa) vintage motorcycle rally.

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Old 10-26-2009, 06:57 AM   #2781
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Cool pic, Supercub. Never seen anything like that!
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:08 AM   #2782
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We did the big Trek to Tellico charity ride this weekend... just in time for peak leaf season...

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Old 10-26-2009, 07:18 AM   #2783
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Flux, those pic's are fantastic. I am really jealous! What a beautiful ride.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:37 AM   #2784
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Great Pics Fkux..

What mileage do you get from them tyres?
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:49 AM   #2785
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Blacktiger - so my question is, did your BMW rider actually have all those tools (I see a torque wrench that I know I dont carry on my Tiger) to make that repair in, what looks like, a hotel parking lot?
No, BMW faithful put together a book with names and phone #'s of people all around the country willing to help. I think it is a good idea, but if they would just build a reliable bike....

I posted a call out for help on ADV and he made some calls out of his book. Between the two, help was on it's way. His problem was not the final drive per se, but with the bushings being a bit loose on the telelever pivot points. Once we tightened them, they were good for the rest of the trip. But, the two Tiger owners continued with the friendly jabs....
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:50 AM   #2786
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:27 AM   #2787
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What mileage do you get from them tyres?

You know, I always see people reporting 3 and 4 and even 5000 miles out of rear TKC80's. I have no idea how. This tire was given to me by a friend who rides a 12GS who had it plugged and didn't want to run it anymore (give it to me, I will wear it out!). I reckon he had 1K on it... I put another 1000 on it. I cannot get 1500 out of them. Usually I run a Tourance or Anakee on the rear which seem to get about 3500 before I am ready to take them off. On the front, my TKC's normally last a long time but this one is already showing signs of serious wear after 2000 miles or so. I'm going to have to flip it over this week so I can wear it awhile longer. A buddy of mine just gave me a Pilot Pro or something to put on the rear... he says he can't kill them so I'll give it a try. This one has 3000 miles on it already so we shall see.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:27 AM   #2788
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:39 AM   #2789
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You know, I always see people reporting 3 and 4 and even 5000 miles out of rear TKC80's. I have no idea how. This tire was given to me by a friend who rides a 12GS who had it plugged and didn't want to run it anymore (give it to me, I will wear it out!). I reckon he had 1K on it... I put another 1000 on it. I cannot get 1500 out of them. Usually I run a Tourance or Anakee on the rear which seem to get about 3500 before I am ready to take them off. On the front, my TKC's normally last a long time but this one is already showing signs of serious wear after 2000 miles or so. I'm going to have to flip it over this week so I can wear it awhile longer. A buddy of mine just gave me a Pilot Pro or something to put on the rear... he says he can't kill them so I'll give it a try. This one has 3000 miles on it already so we shall see.
Thats a shame! I am planning a trip for next April that will take me from Blighty to Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania before catching a ferry to Italy to attend a meeting. Was looking for some tyres that would last the trip and be useable if the roads get a little "loose" These wouldnt make it there and back in that case But dont they look good on the Tiggers.. Back to the drawing boaard...

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:52 AM   #2790
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Cool pic, Supercub. Never seen anything like that!

thanks flux, that was a really cool day, i got a ton o pics, should probably do a report, but i suck at writting . i had the only steamer, and there were two other newer tigers and that was it. there were a butt load of triumphs though. here's one looking down.

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