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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by Burren Rider, Jul 6, 2011.
That's good to know, I'll get rid of mine soon as the warranty runs out.
Sorry, I have somehow missed some posts here.
I saw the photo's via Triumph Australia. I think they supplied the template bike and have been working with Safari Tanks to get a tank in the works. They were hoping it would be right to go by the end of the month but it looks like it might be a bit later?
34Ltrs sounds good to me and to be honest, Safari tends to underquote their sizes (my 17Ltr trail tank for the DRZ actually holds 21) so it could well hold 36 by the time it comes out. 32 - 34 would be plenty for me though.
I am running a 15T countershaft sprocket and I find it beneficial in the dirt. You definately use the clutch a lot less in the really tight stuff.
I have been running a Dunlop MX71 Front (90/100-21) and a Mitas E-09 Dakar rear (140/80-17) but I am looking to try a D606 front this week as the MX71's are just chewing out too fast. They work brilliantly on the dirt and are quite respectable on the road for a full knobby but I find the knobs are scalloping out really quickly. I figure the 606 is still fairly dirt orientated (I have run them on DR650's in the past) but with a bit of luck it will hold it's profile a bit better. Time will tell I guess?
Nice photo, looks like you were getting along pretty well in the video too. Dunes look like they were perfect for roosting around on.
Mine tends to bounce a bit in the front and I had put it down to running a full knobby on the road (it gets worse as the side knobs wear unevenly). I hadn't heard of Dyna Beads so I looked them up, do they still work Ok in a tube type tyre (I assume your bike still runs tubes or have you converted them somehow)?
Looking at the mould pictures, I was fairly confident the Safari tank would be fine with the SW Motech engine bars. The Safari tank looks to use the space occupied by the top plastic shrouds (keeping the lower ones that run either side of the radiator) and as a result I don't think it will be significantly wider in that area than the standard profile. I guess it could change prior to production though?
Hope this helps.
Absolutely. I've been extremely happy with dyna beads in my tubes. I'm only using them in the front of the Tiger. Just make sure you remove any weights on the rim.
I used them in my DR650 for about ten thousand miles. One day while airing down for the dirt, the rear valve stem stuck open and let out all of the air.:huh I was able to borrow a sealed cap and finish out the ride. After getting home, I discovered upon closer inspection that one of the Dyna Beads got stuck in the valve stem, keeping it open. My advice is that for tubed tires that get aired up/down on a regular basis, be careful. Other than that they worked very well. Not running them in my XC due to this experience and the fact I air down on most rides. YMMV.
All you need to do is make sure the valve is between 9 o'clock & 3 o'clock when you air up or down. I've never had an issue with dyna beads.
I've got an email into Safari as well. I'll post up a response upon receipt from Safari.
Can the 15T be installed without removing a link from the stock chain?
To answer that take a look at how far back your chain adjusters are. Mine are quite a way back already so I'd probably have to remove a link. YMMV.
Mine is quite far back also. I have compared to other new bikes and this seems to be the norm.
I'd like to have the option to change back to 16T for long HWY runs.
I would use the stock chain length until I knew I couldn't tighten the chain enough. Even if the adjusters are far back, removing a link might make it too short.
Where are you guys on your alignment marks currently? I'm at 3rd dot from the rear, with a 16T. Put on a 15T, and was at 2 dots from the rear. Put the 16T back on for a trip, and back to 3rd dot. Swapping sprockets takes about 5 minutes, not including chain adjustment.
I have a local company ready to make my braided dual brake lines for about $120.00 and I am ready to pull the trigger on this but, I can not find any braket for the lower end of the fork for the brake lines to go through. Anybody know who might make what I need ?
do you have ABS?
just use some zip ties, here is some more pics.