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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by danger_dave, May 29, 2006.
Never, never, never order something on this website. All reviews are catastrophic.
What slow delivery or non delivery ?
Well I hope he do deliver, because I have a order placed at his shop
Seems that delivery starts when you send your plaint to PayPal.
God help anyone that does not use Paypal then, cheers for the heads up
I forgot I ordered the Gerbings. Just came in yesterday and gave it a try. At first I was questioning if I was even feeling the heat from it, and after about 30 minutes I stopped to investigate. Pulling the heat controller out of my liner pocket, I saw it had the flashing red and green lights, so I reset it. A moment or two later, I started feeling some heat. And then nothing. Looked at controller again, saw the same lights, and reset it again. Stayed on for the ride home, but I was a little disappointed. Maybe I was cold from earlier, or it didn't put out as much heat as I expected, or 37 degrees is too cold? Thoughts?
On the bright side, my new Montana is mounted and works!
hanguards go a long way in keeping your hands warmer. Either way, 37 degrees isn't too cold for gerbings on high, something may be wrong.
Well, a seat of the pants report is lots more speed and torque throughout the power band. I have been doing a lot of lightening of the bike as well and I've conservatively dropped 18 pounds or so. It's really a hell of a fun bike to ride now.
Statistics I got are questionable for this reason. Carlos at TPUSA set the flatside carbs for the way I had the bike's upgrades. TPUSA supplied the BB kit and cams. Since I changed from stock pipes with Norm Hyde toga cans to a low Zard, I took it into my local Triumph dealer for a dyno tune.
They called and said I shouldn't be running this type of carb on the street and they had to "detune" the carb to make it run right. They gave the hp rating as 70. Talking to Carlos and a few of my other Triumph buddies confirmed that the dealer was clueless. The bike actually ran slower after the tune up. Everyone who's opinion I trust says the hp and torque should be higher with the work I've done.
I am definitely getting a pieman ignition upgrade in the future. Right now I have my eye on a super light battery and some light fiberglass fenders from PJ's in the UK. I mention this because taking off excess weight makes a big difference too.
I had dreams of a new head with larger valves, but that's another whoppingly expensive upgrade. I may just call it done and enjoy the bike.
Need to see the run data for that number to even be comparable to anything. FWIW, 70 hp (DJ-SAE) can be achieved on a stock head/stock piston 865/270 with CVK carbs.
has anyone tried the 110/80/17's for the front tire? I want to try the Full Bores but I wondered how the wider front with lower profile handled.
37 is definitely not too cold. With the temperatures we've been having here this winter, I've been riding in 0 Fahrenheit and have stayed warm. I start to feel the heat from the Gerbings jacket liner after about 5-10 seconds. Same with glove liners, although I recently switched to Powerlet glove liners and like them more than my old Gerbings glove liners, which wore through at the fingertips.
I'd check if you have everything hooked up correctly, and if you do, send it to Gerbings for a warranty repair or replacement.
You're wearing it under a regular riding jacket, right? It works best when separated from your skin by one thin layer.
When I was riding this past spring in 36-38f weather the handguards on my Scrambler were pretty ineffective. Heated grips or gloves would be the way to go...I ended up putting my gloved hands into some triple digit rain mitts from Aerostich - that did the trick, hands warmed up quickly. Running a heated vest also helped this situation...
I use venture heated glove warmers here in Colorado down in the 20s °f all the time they do great. Wouldn't mind having a heated jacket to go alongside with them.
Thanks for the feedback. So I take it you are happy with the torque curve of the 813 cams, that is a big part of the question for me.
I agree your local dealer doesn't sound like he's on the right track. Quite often dealers are not a great place to work with when it comes to performance builds and tuning.
I have TPUSA 813 cams in my 865/270 and am very happy with them. I would not suggest or want to run OEM 865 cams in a 904 motor.
Thanks, that's good to hear. What you said makes huge sense.
I have heated glove liner and jacket liner from First Gear and they make a huge difference. The don't seem to keep me as wam on the Scram as they do on the Xc but that may be due to XC having the hand guards as stated by OP before. This year I added sock liners and WOW! What a difference, my feet don't get cold. I got frostbite when I was younger from cutting wood and my hands and feet tend to get cold pretty easily. The heated gear is a game changer for me but I have only ridden in the high 30's and low 40's and been just fine.
I think Gerbing says not to put the controller in a pocket.
If you get the TPUSA 904 kit then heaver clutch springs are part of the package. The OEM clutch springs are only good to about 70 DJ/SAE RWHP...beyond that, as a general rule the OEM springs are too light & the clutch will likely slip under full power.
I run Barnett "green" springs in mine & they function great.
Yes, installing and adjusting the new clutch springs was about the hardest thing I had to do to the bike. I rarely read instructions before I do things. This is a case when I should have. I advise others to do so.