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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
"Did you come from a KLR, too?"
Being a cheap bastard is inherited
Thought I was posting along in that same discussion, but I'm reading on Tapatalk and didn't realize a couple more pages been posted.... so I guess I was little out of context.
I've got about 3K miles on a pair. So far, they are one of the best tires I've ever used. They turn in quicker than the stock Battlewing. They're barely showing any wear. They're excellent on wet roads. If they hold up long term, these will be my go to tire. I bought them from Revzilla. YMMV.
They don't call you "Snapper" for nothing.
For anyone interested... checked my valves yesterday, 27,000 miles on the bike, all valves in spec.
Not sure what's more impressive...the valves still being in spec or you having done 27K already
Is this the first time you checked them?
Yeah, didn't bother at 12k (which was only 7 months ago) because the bike was running perfectly, making no noises, and word from others was in-spec valves (plus my Wee-Strom, which uses the same shim-under-bucket valve setup, never needed adjustment in the 40k miles I owned it), so I didn't feel like cracking the engine open. Told myself I'd do it at 24k, but that passed while I was in Newfoundland at the end of August. Finally got around to it this weekend because I'm about to head out on another trip next week.
For the second time in a week, I left the power on to my dealer-installed Oxford Heated Grips. Came back this morning to a dead battery. Went to the Aerostich site and read about the Centex Auxiliary Power Fused Panel. Seems like a good solution since I also have a heated jacket jacket wired the same way as the grips. So, my question: Is the Centech panel all I would need? I see the AP-2 Wiring Harness and am wondering if I'd need that too. If so, it seems to be an expensive solution.
this is what you need for your grips.
Thanks Levain. I can be pretty mechanically dense, but I get the impression this kit might be for the stock heated grips. Think it would work with the aftermarket Oxfords?
Yeah. Me too This is plug & play. Really simple. I have Oxford grips on my bike as well. The EB kit has the triumph plug. Plug it into the one on your bike. Now you have switched power. Wire the oxfords to the 2 leads on the kit and you're in business.
Good luck. The guy is in japan. Don't let that keep you away. It's all legit.
well i bought my 2012 tiger 800xc brand new at the beginning of April and i have over 17,000 miles on mine now
Believe it or not, I've been to Hutchinson. Had a lady friend from there in the mid-'80's. Say, what town is it near there that has the space museum with the Blackbird? That was a surprise.
thats in Alabama
I just installed the EB 3 circuit kit last week. Pretty simple and the connections are easy to do. Tapped into the tail light to power the relay.
After making my own setup on my Sprint, it ended up being about the same cost and a whole lot cleaner install.
No, it's near Omaha.
The stock heated grips have their own relay. The Eastern Beaver kit was developed specifically for aftermarket grips. I was the guy who first emailed Jim and asked him to build one; how-to writeup on the procedure is here:
There is also one in the center of Kansas somewhere near Hutchinson… I've been there. It's where I learned that the Blackbird dates back to 1959, believe it or not.
That is the exact set up I used too. EB kit with Oxford grips. Half the cost of stock and works great! Jim Davis the owner of EB is legit and his stuff is the highest quality. Shipping from Japan is not bad in terms of price and time. I've used his products on a number of bikes and have never been disappointed.