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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
'cause there are scum bag piss heads about. Rather carry my helmet than leave it on the bike.
* To ruin your day
* Out of envy that you have a bike and they don't
* They think they are being funny
There is a lot of A..holes on the street.
I've always weighed the inconvenience of carrying the helmet against the inconvenience of it being gone or unwearable when I get back to the bike.
It becomes an easy choice for me to most often carry helmet, jacket, GPS, etc., rather than take the chance of finding those things damaged or missing upon my return.
I just installed my second Karoo 3 on the back of my Tiger 800. I second the idea of cleaning the axle and spacers and then applying fresh grease. It holds the spacers in while you slide in the axel. Having a center stand helps too. You can line up everything easier with it. Also, I bought a tire changing bead breaking tool from Harbor Freight. It is a cheap "made in China" tool but works. Use plenty of lube. I use dishwashing liquid with water in a spray bottle. Changing a tire is never fun but it is easier than dealing with someone else's time table and company policies (some require a new tube whether you need one or not). A heck of a lot cheaper too.
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Has it ever happened to you in Miami?
Not to me but I've heard of it happening so I choose to leave it locked up high.
BTW Mateos, we had a really nice ride to Key Largo this past weekend with mainly Tigers. You should join us some time.
I went to a dealership yesterday to get rid of my wrench reminder. I asked about installing roadie wheels & roadie tune onto my XC ABS. The tech agreed that it should work perfect to compensate for the 19" front wheel, but he didn't believe the XC would accept the roadie tune. So, we tried to load the roadie ABS tune & it WORKS! I have not put a 19" on & run the roadie tune yet. Sorry, but I plan to redo my suspension first. However, I feel confident that I'll have a set of roadie wheels soon.
In theory, load the roadie ABS tune & install mag wheels.
Load XC ABS tune & install spoked wheels with knobbies of course.
I used this OUTEX and this is how I installed.
Don't think the front wheel will fit
That would be a bummer but lacing up a 19" wheel is always an option.
Guys, I switched from the arrow tune back to the standard tune a few days ago. I'm using the Leo can always have the quite core installed. All I can say is "I should have done this a long time ago". Immediately after installing the newest standard XC ABS tune, I rode hard. I revved out the gears & rode 80+ mph for over 2hrs. This exact type of riding would get me 28 mpg average w/the old arrow tune. This tank of gas I got just over 42 mpg. That's a huge difference considering the best mpg I ever got w/the old arrow tune was 42 mpg. And that was really trying to get the most out of a tank. FYI, I reset the adaptations many times with the old tune but it never seemed to help my mpg.
The T8 does not pull as hard now with the standard tune but it is very minute. The popping on decel has returned but frankly I missed it. I don't get black stuff on my tail pipe anymore. I'm completely happy getting 42 mpg riding like an idiot. When I filled up the computer eventually said 201 miles to empty. I've never seen that before.
So do you think that this set up would increase fuel efficiency while driving in the 65mph range? I usually get close to 50-55mpg at that speed. Would a Leo can and the standard tune get me over 60mpg? That would be nice....or does it not work that way?
I have the same results on my roadie. I like the popping on decel too. I get about the same mileage as you and if I short shift and don't twist the crap out of the throttle I have gotten just about 54 miles per gal, not to shabby.
Are there no ill effects of running the aftermarket exhaust with stock tune? I read a lot of posts and have not come to a conclusion. I'm satisfied with the performance and happy with my mileage, but would like to hear the triple sound a little more. I know I wouldn't feel it, but shedding a couple pounds to compensate for other accessories would be a mental bonus for me. I traded an Fjr1300 for the Tiger 800 to get a lighter feel and have added a few pounds in parts already. I like the look of the Leo Vinci can better than the huge stock one.
I tried the Arrow tune with my Leo when I first got it and it use 10% more fuel for a small gain in performance. As a touring rider I wanted the better fuel consumption so changed it back. I did a mixed roads ride the other day and all the fuel receipts worked out in the upper 50s(UK)mpg. I'm sometimes seeing 220 to empty immediately after filling.
And Rob, resetting the adaptions is the wrong thing to do. That feature is there to allow the ECU to learn and adapt to things like altitude.
No ill effcts at all. These cans are designed to run with the standard tune. All they do is open things up a bit and let out a bit more noise.
Many people are running after market exhausts with the standard tune. Like others have said, never heard of any issues.
I've not heard of anyone running the standard tune with the Arrow exhaust. Anybody doing this?
If anyone has a spare passenger seat I am interested in buying it.
Stock exhaust, stock tune...get almost 50 at 75-78 hiway. No guessing for offroading.
So my regular Saturday when we're not traveling by bike or RV is Cars & Coffee in Irvine at 7am and walk the show, some awfully cool stuff to see that one could drive, even the new Toyota FT1 was there last week. By 8 to 8:30 everyone is pulling out so then I ride down to Laguna Beach and up PCH to Newport and home - it's about an hour ride. Today up PCH in Corona Del Mar I cut a few cars at one of the lights to another bike and it's a Tiger XC. Whoa. Then I realize its DOXBIKE but I dont' think he realizes who I am. He stopped said he was riding to Malibu to ride the canyons and wanted to know how long I had my bike. :huh
PM BajaDad. He replaced his w/ a fuel tank, so he might still have the seat.
No, I didn't reaize it was you. I saw the hint of a mustache, so that threw me. Besides, your bike was obscenely clean!