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Old 09-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #4261
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ongrade;

Are you stepping up every 3rd spoke same side or just every 3rd spoke?
Do you use a truing stand ? Also what size is the TEX/S10 nipples? I just want to check my nipple torque wrench set to see if I have the correct size.(I don't have my XC yet); possibly Friday Sept. 6th; will do pics then.

ps. what did your dealer do for the 500mile(also how much $) checkup and is it necessary to maintain your warranty? I have to schedule it even before I get the bike.

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Start at the valve stem and then tighten every third spoke, then start at the second spoke past the stem and do every third spoke and then again starting at the third spoke after the stem. Step up the torque after each complete sequence until your at 40 in. lbs. Then tape an indicator on the fork or swing arm and rotate the wheel looking for out of true. Tighten spokes on the opposite side of the wobble until straight. Be careful and only take a 1/2 or 1/4 turn at a time and tighten several spokes on each side of the center of the wobble to bring it true. Check often as you do this. I mark the rim with a pencil where the wobble is center, and both sides so I can reference as I work. It takes an hour or so to tighten and true if its out of true.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #4262
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We need more pics!



Stopped by to cast a few before riding home on Labor day.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #4263
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #4264
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Warning!

A Tiger at loose on the Cherohala!



It had already pounced on a few Harleys, and was being chased by a couple of Vstroms.!

But it still got away!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #4265
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Installed sport screen, nice laminar air flow




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Old 09-04-2013, 04:43 PM   #4266
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Man, what great looking bikes!
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #4267
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Is that a Triumph screen?

What goes on top of the left fog light?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:46 PM   #4268
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The 1200 Tiger Explorer Mega Thread

It's Powerbronze Adventure sport and its a GoPro bracket on the left gig light

http://www.powerbronzeusa.com/761607...-(300MM).model


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Old 09-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #4269
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #4270
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This thread needs more pictures!
Oh yea?!




And one more..

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #4271
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Too clean

Your bikes are way too clean. Didn't you know that Tigers prefer the dirt? That's a weeks worth of bugs and dirt on my windscreen and headlights.



Wife and I just spent 8 days in the Utah desert. It rained - a lot - so we were forced to ride a little too much pavement as we kept running into stuff like this.



This picture was taken about 1/3 the way around the Cathedral Valley loop near Hanksville. We still wanted to hit Notom-Bullfrog and the Burr trail so we opted not to find a way through this stuff. I know that wash out doesn't look like much but for ya'll that have never had the pleasure that red mud is nasty stuff. It's slippery snot and sticks to everything.

And here's one of the Burr Trail climbing up towards Boulder:


Damn, that sure was a cool road. Must go back...

The rain continued for days. After stocking up in Moab (there's a decent liquor store there) we headed up into the La Sals to make camp somewhere near Geyser Pass. We had awesome skies on the way up.



.... but boy was it nasty up top. We had hoped to camp at the pass as there's a big ole huge grassy area there with plenty of nice primitive spots. It was raining pretty good and when I went to check out one spot I found the fire ring looked too much like a small pond. We rolled on and made camp on the drier east side down around 8000 feet well after dark.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #4272
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Here's a short video I took while putzin around in Michaux State Forest PA over the holiday weekend. Roads were pretty damp from a rain overnight, so I kept the "goosin" to a minimum. Video was taken with a Samsung Galaxy s4 active mounted to my dash behind the windshield. It does a decent job of picking up the engine noise from there. I shifted way down towards the end of the video so I could see how it sounded on the phone. Enjoy.




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Old 09-06-2013, 06:42 PM   #4273
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Luckily the rain didn't hit us a little bit north of you last weekend. The weather was calling for rain all weekend, but didn't hit any till I was about 2 hours from home.

Pretty decent quality. Considering that's a cell, mounted on a motorcycle, through the windscreen.


Whats this yellow line that keeps creeping up though.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:03 AM   #4274
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My bike goes in for the replacement head tomorrow.

Shall report back.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #4275
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Gregdee...you ain't lying about the red mud out here!

First time going way out into the woods for a ride a 10 minute thunder shower came through and turned everything to Vaseline.....what took me 45 minutes to cover dry, took 3 step offs and 2.5 hours...... Now I understand why so many folks ride ATV's out here!
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