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Old 01-08-2014, 09:09 AM   #976
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Yes - fuse moved and spares in my fuse kit.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:22 AM   #977
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Thanks for the replies fellas! I will be finding some of that lube and taking a look at it all probably next weekend!

If it is dirty, do i just wipe it with a damp cloth and then relube? I never relube anything without cleaning it first, just a habit of mine. It's like putting on clean clothes without showering... drives me nuts!
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:30 AM   #978
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The conclusion I've seen on this subject was that it is the lower run of the chain slapping on the plastic swingarm protector.
Someone reckoned it mostly went away when he stuffed something between the plastic protector and the swingarm which, if true, suggests that the noise is actually the plastic protector hitting the swingarm having got hit itself by the chain.
Oh that's a pretty good call....

what are y'all views on chain tensioner...? Good or bad? Just stupid altogether?
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:07 AM   #979
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what are y'all views on chain tensioner...? Good or bad? Just stupid altogether?
My opinion is that it's not needed. The slap does not bother anything, other than the rider's ears.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:30 AM   #980
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I've done some dirt road with washout and lots of bumps and the kickstand kept banging up and down on the bike. Anyone else this issue?
Slap and noise is part of off road riding with the Tiger. My issue was I lost the side stand spring twice. Since it killed the bike, I was close enough and was able to go back and find it. I got two new springs and replaced the original one and crimped the ends closed. So far I haven't lost it again, but I do carry the second one as a spare just in case.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:31 AM   #981
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My opinion is that it's not needed. The slap does not bother anything, other than the rider's ears.
I agree. Doesn't bother me because it doesn't actually happen very often anyway.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:03 AM   #982
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:14 AM   #983
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Thanks for the input on the chain issue guys. Honestly, if it doesn't damage anything then i don't mind it either! I was just afraid of it banging too much and cracking the plastic thing or beating up the chain too much! But i trust you guys if you say it's nothing to worry about!
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:11 AM   #984
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Front fender breaking, again!

The front fender on my '12 XC is cracking at the mounting hole where the reflector bolts on. The dealer covered the first one under warranty, assuming over tightening caused it. Now it's cracking again and my warranty is up. I think part of the problem might be the Tour-tech lift kit possibly allows more flex or vibration. I'm trying to come up with a way to reinforce the fender without adding a bunch of weight or creating some kind of monster that could end up in the front wheel! The dealer says mine is the only one he's seen but I can't believe my bike is the only fender eater out there! Any ideas?
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:53 AM   #985
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Slap and noise is part of off road riding with the Tiger. My issue was I lost the side stand spring twice. Since it killed the bike, I was close enough and was able to go back and find it. I got two new springs and replaced the original one and crimped the ends closed. So far I haven't lost it again, but I do carry the second one as a spare just in case.
There was an upgrade to those springs/recall at some point because of some failures. Noise isn't a big deal once you know what it is. Tensioners generally do more harm than good and get in the way.



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Old 01-10-2014, 11:37 AM   #986
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The front fender on my '12 XC is cracking at the mounting hole where the reflector bolts on. The dealer covered the first one under warranty, assuming over tightening caused it. Now it's cracking again and my warranty is up. I think part of the problem might be the Tour-tech lift kit possibly allows more flex or vibration. I'm trying to come up with a way to reinforce the fender without adding a bunch of weight or creating some kind of monster that could end up in the front wheel! The dealer says mine is the only one he's seen but I can't believe my bike is the only fender eater out there! Any ideas?
I will have to check mine to see if there's any cracking; I have not noticed any so far.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:07 PM   #987
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Remove the bolt-on reflectors and use some high-quality retro-reflective tape there instead.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:59 PM   #988
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Remove the bolt-on reflectors and use some high-quality retro-reflective tape there instead.
Or just remove the reflector. Does anyone really care? We don't have them in Europe.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:56 PM   #989
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Remove the bolt-on reflectors and use some high-quality retro-reflective tape there instead.
I did that after the first one broke.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #990
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I will have to check mine to see if there's any cracking; I have not noticed any so far.
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I did that after the first one broke.

Front fender is an undernourished POS.
Roll into a bit of sticky mud. If any accumulates between the tire and fender it will crack in about four different places.


My f.fender is slathered with JB Weld.....and BB wants $200 for a stock replacement.
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