ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-12-2011, 12:56 PM   #316
av_mech
Risk Taker
 
av_mech's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Boise, ID
Oddometer: 1,143
I'll be keeping the original tune on my 11 model. I have no issues and I have a Fuel exhaust. I've never had a problem. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
__________________
2011 Triumph 800 XC
2007 Honda CRF 250X
1994 Kawasaki KLX 650R

THE ADVENTURES OF TYSON AND HOBBES
THE BACKCOUNTRY PURSUIT- Boise, Idaho's consignment specialist for ADV gear!
av_mech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2011, 01:03 PM   #317
Mercury264
Once you go Triple...
 
Mercury264's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Masshole
Oddometer: 22,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by av_mech View Post
I'll be keeping the original tune on my 11 model. I have no issues and I have a Fuel exhaust. I've never had a problem. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
+1

Coincidentally, I was at the dealer on Saturday and he asked if I wanted the new tune. I declined his kind offer...
__________________
'12 Tiger 800XC
'07 TE510
'02 Sprint ST
'99 XR650L
'99 Speed Triple
Mercury264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 06:57 PM   #318
Rob Dirt
More or less in line
 
Rob Dirt's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Mobile
Oddometer: 2,562
My check engine light was a speed sensor malfunction. Everything is as it should be. I had a nice test ride.



Rob Dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 10:11 PM   #319
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by av_mech View Post
Glad you found a dromedary bag! Pretty slick, huh? Did you use the Nalgene water bottle cap? Or did the stock one not leak on ya? Looks like a great ride!
Yeah, thanks for the tip on that one. I looked around for the top before I left but couldn't find one in time so I just ran it without modification and it worked fine. I kept reaching around behind me to make sure it wasn't leaking though. The only hassle I ran into with the bladder was that I couldn't even get 5 litres in the 6 litre model. I reckon next time I would buy the 10 Ltr version and therefore have a bit more to spare.

On the subject of fuel, I was talking to Robin from Safari Tanks on the ride and he advised that they have received a standard tank for the Tiger and have started throwing ideas around to achieve a 30Ltr capacity. Still a while to go, but it is good to see they have made a start.
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 10:35 PM   #320
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by bretedge View Post
Maybe I missed it but has anyone swapped the stock pegs for aftermarket ones better suited for standing off-road? The stockers seem a bit narrow.
I threw a set of the Motech's on prior to the trip as Pivot Pegz were still in the production phase.


They are nice and wide giving a good platform to stand on but I found two drawbacks during my trip. The first is that they lack grip in the wet. I put in a solid day through the rain on my way home and they were a bit skatey under foot so I never really felt 100% confident on them. Even after creek crossings and muddy bogholes on an otherwise dry track they slipped around as you changed footing. The other drawback, if you could call it that as it is only an added feature anyway, is that the bike will drag the pegs pretty quick when they are set in the low position on the tar. I am not much of a road rider and the bike was running full knobs but it still managed to scrape the pegs heading up the range. This doesn't happen to me often and to be honest, I initially wondered what the hell it was. A closer inspection later on revealed the cause and while I would like to claim credit for it, I think they may sit a bit low in the optional position. Set in the high position (which I think is roughly standard anyway) they are fine.
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 10:41 PM   #321
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadscum View Post
What makes the Pivot Pegz a better set up then the stock pegs?

Regards, Paul
I really like the Pivot Pegz after using them on my dirt bikes and V-Strom for nearly ten years. They roll with your foot and I think that keeps a better contact point as you change your position on the bike. I think they also make for more precise use of the rear brake and gears as they provide a more natural boot movement.

I have been in contact with Pivot Pegz prior to my trip and they should be available soon (if not already). I was hoping to get a set before I ventured west but they have had a bump in demand with the release of the wider Mk3 models and they had a bit of catching up to do prior to finalising a new model.
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 10:48 PM   #322
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLRuapuke View Post
So - Any thoughts on the chainslap ??????????????
Eh ???????
G'Day,

I notice a bit of noise every now and then but I can't say that it has ever seemed out of character? I don't have a centrestand so I have always wondered if that was the culprit of the noise that some riders talk about?
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 10:56 PM   #323
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Dirt View Post
What did you find out? I was in the woods for 10hrs yesterday (with the new tune installed) & my XC would not start.
I have been flat out at work lately and haven't had a chance to update this thread. Unfortunately the other part of the reason is that the bike was out of action for a little while. I dropped it in to get the new map installed after my trip and it took a while to get everything running right again. In my case, it seems as though there was a faulty component in the fuel rail assembly (injectors, throttle bodies, stepper motor) and this was sending mixed messages to the computer. As a result it couldn't get an accurate closed throttle position reading and consequently wouldn't idle consistently. I am still not sure of the exact cause but the local dealer and Triumph have been doing their best to keep me in the loop. The old assembly has been sent back to Triumph for diagnositcs so hopefully they can isolate the issue and shed a little light on the problem. I can say that it is now running better than ever though and it is really good to have it back again.




Burren Rider screwed with this post 09-24-2011 at 11:38 PM
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #324
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,820
There has been a bit talk about the various bashplates and I can say that I am impressed with the SW Motech unit. Riding in the Flinders Ranges is like doing one big, dry, rocky creek crossing. As my mate Mario joked, "Rocks are born here and just migrate to the rest of Australia". It is hard on bikes and even harder on bashplates. Consequently it was good test for the Motech plate and I reckon it has passed with flying colours so far. It copped a few decent knocks and this seems to be the worst of the marks on it.


A worthwhile upgrade is replacing the standard Triumph mounting rubbers though. I found they flogged out pretty quickly and had them replaced with a more robust damper from the local engineering firm.
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 11:44 PM   #325
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,820
This is a cheap modification but well worthwhile if you wear dirt boots or encounter a bit of mud (especially if you spend a bit of time up on the pegs).


I bought some rubber hose (an old radiator hose from the local auto store) with a 30mm ID and cut it to fit the frame rails on either side. Secured with a couple of zip ties, it makes a cheap but effective frame guard that will stop the paint from being worn off prematurely (mine was already starting to scuff off after a couple of decent dirt rides.
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 11:06 AM   #326
basepc
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2009
Oddometer: 86
tank bags

What are you people using for tank bags? Pro/cons? thanks.
brian
basepc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2011, 05:25 AM   #327
KildareMan
Studly Adventurer
 
KildareMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: County Kildare, Ireland
Oddometer: 636
Quote:
Originally Posted by basepc View Post
What are you people using for tank bags? Pro/cons? thanks.
brian
Bags connection tank ring & their "City" bag.

KildareMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 08:17 AM   #328
Rob Dirt
More or less in line
 
Rob Dirt's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Mobile
Oddometer: 2,562
Question ABS + mud = problem?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Dirt View Post
My check engine light was a speed sensor malfunction.]

I've learned that the speed sensor on ABS models is the ABS. My problem was caused by thick sticky mud. Apparently enough mud got on the ring to prevent the magnet from getting a reading.

Has anybody else w/ABS had a problem after riding through thick sticky mud?
__________________
Heart of Dixie
Rob Dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2011, 07:30 PM   #329
fbj913
I ride
 
fbj913's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: KC MO
Oddometer: 2,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Dirt View Post
I've learned that the speed sensor on ABS models is the ABS. My problem was caused by thick sticky mud. Apparently enough mud got on the ring to prevent the magnet from getting a reading.

Has anybody else w/ABS had a problem after riding through thick sticky mud?
pick me pick me yes i have. and it all makes sense now. my check engine light went on with a speed sensor issue a while back. i really didn't think twice about it. i guess because i didn't care.
fbj913 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #330
Rob Dirt
More or less in line
 
Rob Dirt's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Mobile
Oddometer: 2,562
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbj913 View Post
pick me pick me yes i have. and it all makes sense now. my check engine light went on with a speed sensor issue a while back. i really didn't think twice about it. i guess because i didn't care.
You didn't care that your brand new bike had a check engine light? I'll bet you had to get a dealer to reset the code. I guess I need to avoid mud from now on, what a pisser.
__________________
Heart of Dixie
Rob Dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014