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Old 09-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #1366
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how loose is the chain, looks excessive.

Is the center stand worth buying, its on my list of goodies unless its more trouble than its worth.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #1367
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Is the center stand worth buying, its on my list of goodies unless its more trouble than its worth.
That's a question that only each bike owner can answer.

Some will swear you need one.

Others will swear you don't.

Personally, I use a paddock stand on swingarm bobbins when in the garage if I want the bike leveled, and pop a packjack under the seat when on the road.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #1368
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if you tour and have a chain you need a centerstand. Otherwise oiling the chain on the road is a PIA.

If the bike will always spend its nights at home then I would skip it. A lift is cheaper.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #1369
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It's just chain slap. I have ignored it for over a year. I barely notice it anymore. Of course, my LeoVince exhaust helps.
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Chain slap for sure. I have experienced it offroad as well. No biggie.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:40 PM   #1370
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I also believe if you have an adventure bike, a centerstand is essential. I cannot imagine trying to change a tire without one. I am sure I could figure it out, but it would not be pretty. A centerstand just makes working on the bike easier.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #1371
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It is totally normal, it's just Triumph used what seems to be UHMW for swingarm protector and usually it is made from softer material so it does not make quite that much sound.

I seen one other bike that does it - Aprilia Futura...but it is much louder noise on Futura.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:47 PM   #1372
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Thanks for the centerstand replies, back on the list.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #1373
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I routinely get a nasty-sounding chain slap on my TE610 when I stab the rear brake to lock up the rear going into a hard corner. It's not doing any damage, though, as (like on the T8XC) it's just smacking against the swingarm guard.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #1374
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I also believe if you have an adventure bike, a centerstand is essential. I cannot imagine trying to change a tire without one. I am sure I could figure it out, but it would not be pretty. A centerstand just makes working on the bike easier.

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Out of dozens of bikes this is the first I've had a centerstand on. Well, maybe since the Honda 350-Four I had in the 70's. For a bike of this size with tubed tires I also think it's a must-have. It makes servicing it so much easier for both on the road as well as at home in the garage. I also like the versatility of a centerstand for loading or unloading touring/camping gear.

We use the enduro stand on the dualsports, and while it would work for the Tiger it's at the upper limit of capacity for one. Still do-able though, I tested it a couple of times with the Versys and it was fine. The tiger is about 25lbs more than the Kawi.

http://www.endurostar.com/
Here's a SE up on one. Once a bike is on the side stand it's nothing to lean into it and get enough lift to slip the stand under a convenient prop spot, front or rear. I have my endurostar stand marked for the proper height for the Husky so there's no fiddling around with it in the field to get it set right.
BTW, endurostar comes from one of our fellow inmates.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #1375
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I use one made from DYI shop...2 threaded rods and...don't know what it's called in English. Usually used on steel cables to adjust tension.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #1376
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I use one made from DYI shop...2 threaded rods and...don't know what it's called in English. Usually used on steel cables to adjust tension.
I think it's called a "turnbuckle".
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #1377
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This may sound silly but the first time I took the tiger off road I got a lot of noise that sounded like chain slap.....
I happened to have to lift the seat off for something and the tool kit was bouncing around under the seat. Secured the tool kit .... noise gone.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:28 AM   #1378
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Burren,
I really appreciate your many posts this has been a very helpful.
I also put on an arrow pipe and remapped with the baffel out. I loved sporting around town with the lowder pipe bu on a following 1700 mile trip found an unusual groan at 6k rpm that made me pull over on the freeway. I thought the front hub was seizing up. After ruling that out I experimented with the rpm and it made the noise at 6k in any of the taller gears. In 6th about 80 mph (which is my usual freeway speed) it was almost like a load harmonic howling vibration. I put the baffel back in and it all quieted down.The groan can still be heard but is not so offensive. I have not heard any comments about unusual engine noises on from any of you on your new tigers. I have a 05 955i tiger with a Thunderbike pipe that I love the sound of. The tin can deceleration sound of my new tiger reminds me of a two stroke. Anyone else notice this 6k noise. Its more of an EEEEEEEKKKKKKKK than a growel.
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This post is a year old but maybe someone can help me anyway. How do you remove the baffle from the Arrow exhaust? Mine appears to be riveted together and would involve drilling, not something I want to do. The sound as is is very quiet, hardly noticable, really, though I do appreciate the nice looks.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:58 AM   #1379
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One question though.....Anyone here having the CLANK noise offroad??
I'm not having a go here but this subject has been done to death on here and other forums.
Yes it's the chain slapping the plastic guards. That's why those guards are replaceable service items. I believe every 12K miles.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #1380
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I'm not having a go here but this subject has been done to death on here and other forums.
Yes it's the chain slapping the plastic guards. That's why those guards are replaceable service items. I believe every 12K miles.
I've read numerous complaints on it, no fixes.

Being a senior service technician I'm not satisfied simply replacing it at 12k being it doesn't fix the core problem of faulty design. After looking at the swingarm assy, I can see where the plastic/rubber chain gaurd on the under side has some play and it seems the noise is amplified when the chain hits the guard and then in turn hits the swingarm. I'm wondering if removing the guard and placing some sort of dampener/isolating material between the swingarm and the guard may help.

I will post up some results if it works


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