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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by ScrambDaddy, Jul 12, 2010.
It's countersteering the bike ...
My klr did this pull to one side. The rear wheel wasn't tracking straight. Small adjustments to the rear end, ride and see, adjust again. I wouldn't touch the front spokes yet.
Total weight of stock is 5.89 kg
Total weight of LeoVince Aluminium is 3.52
Total weight of LeoVince Carbon (I have one! Yesss!) 3.17 kg
By no means stock muffler is too heavy comparing to most I handled in my experience. More to it - it is rather smart design with combined labyrinth/straight through combo. But bulky and noise not nice.
But Leo is brilliant - sounds great, looks good and don't affect bike power negatively (according to dyno runs I saw). And it is VERY well made and not too expensive.
To those that have experienced the pulling to the right:
Are you all sure it's not simply uneven tire wear? Fronts always wear more on the right than the left so, perhaps, after time, start pulling that way since the road to tread delta ends up being steeper.
Just a thought.
Oh, and the LV Carbon can feels quite a bit lighter than stock, but I don't think it qualifies as less than half. Maybe 2/3 the stock weight? Not sure since I didn't weigh it before putting it on.
I will say it improved bottom end grunt and sounds infinitely better....!
I started a thread for Cali Tiger riders to check in. How many Tigers riders on the left coast do we have on here?
So as much as I like this bike, I have been disappointed with the rear tail/brake light, mainly because it is not as bright as other bikes, specifically most Japanese bikes that use clusters of rear facing diodes. The Tiger uses side facing diodes in the light array which are then reflected rearward to illuminate from behind. Being LED, we cannot increase the brightness so what's a Tiger owner to do?
Here are the markers from behind on an overcast day-
And now the brake lights-
I searched out a waterproof LED array which has a pulse trigger lead (not cheap). Then with a bit more searching, I located the factory wiring plugs and, after a bit of wiring, built this--
The black plugs are a direct match to the Triumph factory plugs, so all that is necessary is to unplug the rear light assembly, insert this in between, and plug them in.
The light is slim and narrow enough and fits just perfectly into the notch above the light assembly and below the rear rack. It is adhered in place with 3M dual side waterproof adhesive.
The light array acts as a tail light just as the original does when it is powered on. When the brakes are applied, the light emits a brief series of pulses and then stays on bright. Let me just say, the brake lights are super bright, even in the sunlight.
Tail lights alone with LED array-
And with the brake lights applied-
Here is a video link to the application of the brakes. It is out of focus due to the flash and brightness of the LED's-
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I've though about making more should there be a demand, but at the very least I just wanted to share the light improvement.
***MOVED TO VENDORS***
There were requests for more of these so I started a thread in Vendors (thanks GB for the guidance). Please go there to ask your questions and place your orders.
Here is the Vendors link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19943845#post19943845
Very nice modification!
I too was not satisfied with my Tiger's rear lighting. I added an off the shelf, inexpensive and BRIGHT! LED tail/brake light and located it below the OEM light after lowering the license tag a bit. Overall, I'm totally happy with my mod but it ain't as purdy as yours!
Where did you source your plugs?
Hey Pilot 3, put me down for one if you decide to make some more
I think you may have just discovered a market for your well-designed accessory.
It looks better and fits more nicely than hyper-lites or other current aftermarket solutions.
+1 if the price is reasonable.
I'm in, too! Hope you can deliver soon!
And if you decide not to make the light kit perhaps you could give us a list of suppliers and part numbers that you used so that we could make our own without having to source all the parts all over again.
I'm interested too, any idea on price?
Pm me if you are interested in a Leo Vince pipe. Does not fit with HT racks.
Ah...another victim. I had to return my LV can. Pissed me right the fuck off.
They could have easily designed the rack to attach to any number of points on the frame, but instead they chose right where the muffler headpipe passes and the LV headpipe won't clear it. They said they are too busy to re-design it. I still may dump them and go with something else. I hate stock (quiet) cans.
Likewise if the price is right, I'll be signing up for TWO! Ken
Thanks for the great feedback everyone! Really glad you all liked it.
I'm waiting for a mod to get back to me to decide where to best put the thread and my creation. Then I'll PM everyone and we can get the orders going.
I'll figure out price, time and shipping this week too.
Slightly off topic, but I have a question for Tiger owners. Anyone thought about or tried putting an 18" rear on their Tiger?
I am considering this for my next bike and like the 18" rear for offroad. Not a deal breaker, just curious.
You can add me to your prospective buyers list.