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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Frame measurements are a bit different on the XC...

Frame measurements are a bit different on the XC as well.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,686
Posted By IronJackWhitton
You will like the XC. Maintenence isn't really an...

You will like the XC. Maintenence isn't really an issue especially stateside as there are so many places you can get parts shipped from (it's a bit more slim pickins' up here in Canada).

The XC...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
I have Windows 7 bootcamp-installed onto my Mac,...

I have Windows 7 bootcamp-installed onto my Mac, and Dealertool works fine.

This is cheaper than buying an additional VMware software solution, but that'd work too. You only need a copy of Windows...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 235,128
Posted By IronJackWhitton
After re-reading that thread, I realize my...

After re-reading that thread, I realize my instructions are not as clear as they could be! I should re-do it with a proper writeup. I'm glad they helped all the same!
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 152,276
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Great read cycles. You could pay for a new bike...

Great read cycles. You could pay for a new bike by writing a book!

Sad to hear about BMWs dragging of feet. I've hear many stories of the excellent support from BMW corporate. It doesn't matter...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 235,128
Posted By IronJackWhitton
First I've heard of that -- normally, the gauge...

First I've heard of that -- normally, the gauge and its sensors seem to account for the range left. It takes a bit of time to calibrate after filling up (a few seconds at speed) but it's always been...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 235,128
Posted By IronJackWhitton
About 15k miles; I did my own service at about...

About 15k miles; I did my own service at about 12k and balanced the throttle bodies, new plugs, etc.

The only service manual piece I didn't do, now that I'm thinking of it, was replace the chain...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 235,128
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Definitely an improvement for me, but there's...

Definitely an improvement for me, but there's still a bit of a buzz.

I put the chain at the tighter end of the spec sheet, so I'm going to loosen it a bit closer to the 30mms and see if that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 235,128
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Sprockets are OK, chain was super loose though --...

Sprockets are OK, chain was super loose though -- about 55mm of play (spec calls for 20 or 30 mm)

I tightened it up and checked the bolt/collet black tiger mentioned; I think it too was loose but...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 235,128
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Brilliant! I'll check that as soon as I get home....

Brilliant! I'll check that as soon as I get home. Thanks Blacktiger!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 235,128
Posted By IronJackWhitton
New problem for diagnoses from the Tiger Experts!...

New problem for diagnoses from the Tiger Experts!

I tried asking on another forum but no joy yet, I was hoping this group could help me out.

I have a vibration in my pegs. It's slight, but...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Fixed. 12k miles = 20k kms, and mine...

Fixed.


12k miles = 20k kms, and mine needed shims, on the exhaust side.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 643,853
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
7.48 mm diameter. The tech would have to be an...

7.48 mm diameter. The tech would have to be an imbecile to use any other size as the shims under the buckets fit into a little depression on the valve head. You should be fine as several marques use...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 643,853
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Can you explain why this is? I'm not doubting you...

Can you explain why this is? I'm not doubting you at all, I'm just still learning about this stuff and would like to hear the 'why' of it all!

Cheers
Craig
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-13-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Maybe a stupid suggestion as you may have already...

Maybe a stupid suggestion as you may have already looked but there is a fair bit of adjustment in the clutch cable on the side of the engine case.

I just tuned mine in, made a huge difference in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Always regular. I don't know enough about octane...

Always regular. I don't know enough about octane levels and such and my wallet likes the cheap stuff better :D I did run a tank of premium but no discernible difference in performance so I never did...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Tiger shims are 7.48 mm diameter which is pretty...

Tiger shims are 7.48 mm diameter which is pretty standard. Hotcams sell a kit, and many other brands use the same diameter.

I did mine at about 12k miles and found that all of my exhaust valves...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Hour and a half? That's nuts. It can't take that...

Hour and a half? That's nuts. It can't take that long to remove them.

No way you can take them off yourself?


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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 182,352
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Blue shark, how tall are you? I'm 6'2 and the...

Blue shark, how tall are you? I'm 6'2 and the touring screen just doesn't do the job. Madstad in the near future though I did modify my torching screen with 2 inch risers (inspired by another Inmate...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 643,853
Posted By IronJackWhitton
To be clear, my comments both on the Engineering...

To be clear, my comments both on the Engineering and the trademark (okay Kildareman, patent, you got me!) were tongue in cheek! I meant merely to illicit a laugh or two but I'll leave the comedy to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 04:04 PM
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Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Same problem here with my wife. Very distracting...

Same problem here with my wife. Very distracting and potentially dangerous in emergency stops (I have not had to do one but practiced a few times with her on for the experience)


Sent from my...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 643,853
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

ProfessorKX -- I know, bang up job by the way. I was referring to the attitude of british engineers. I've spent my life around British cars (triumphs and more recently jaguars) as my family tends to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 643,853
Posted By IronJackWhitton
That's a bold assumption of logic there. This is...

That's a bold assumption of logic there. This is a british motorcycle after all ;)



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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-17-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 701,086
Posted By IronJackWhitton
And I've read it -- maybe not a thousand times...

And I've read it -- maybe not a thousand times but you did get me thinking about it! It's on the To-Do list. I want to shore up my panniers and wire up an intercom and power my tail box but once...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-17-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 701,086
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Yeah -- I use the paddle cruise as well. For...

Yeah -- I use the paddle cruise as well. For those moments, run up an extra few KMH, pull the clutch, and coast while I give my hand a bit of a shake.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 701,086
Posted By IronJackWhitton
I've got the same tires. No problems with mine...

I've got the same tires. No problems with mine but it is close. There's enough play to remove the wheel.

Cheers
Craig
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 701,086
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

My centre stand trick, which I got from another tiger owner is as follows:

1) left hand on left handlebar, pulled hard in so the wheel is pointing left.
2) right hand on pillion foot peg mount...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-09-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,157
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Oh glad it worked out Badandy! Hope the rest f...

Oh glad it worked out Badandy! Hope the rest f the job goes smoothly for you. DT is an awesome program, and the support is excellent too


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,157
Posted By IronJackWhitton
There is a known driver issue with DT, windows...

There is a known driver issue with DT, windows seems to want to auto update the drivers to a newer version which causes the ECU cable to not be read. I'll do some googling and see if I can post up a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,157
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Good to know! Thanks for the info. Despite my...

Good to know! Thanks for the info. Despite my desire to keep mine mechanically sound I don't check the oil nearly as often as I should!


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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,188,705
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Nice looking Tiger. I do like that blue colour. ...

Nice looking Tiger. I do like that blue colour.



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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-05-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,157
Posted By IronJackWhitton
No worries. I'm no expert but the torque you...

No worries. I'm no expert but the torque you described sounds very, very wrong and as far as I know these things don't burn oil.

Good luck with it, I'm subbed to this thread so feel free to ask...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-04-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 701,086
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Brilliant, Dave -- exactly what I want to do...

Brilliant, Dave -- exactly what I want to do also! Thanks for the detail!
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Good to know about the floor epoxy! They...

Good to know about the floor epoxy!

They also have tile options at that link which are smooth and replaceable should something go wrong.

Cheers
Craig



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Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By IronJackWhitton
1) Bed Liner works, but is expensive. There are...

1) Bed Liner works, but is expensive. There are commercial epoxies available as well as fancy Garage tiles/flooring -- costco had some a few years back that can really enhance the look of a garage.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 701,086
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Thanks very much for that information! That's...

Thanks very much for that information! That's exactly what I was curious about. Good tip on the industrial supply stuff, too!

Cheers
Craig
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-02-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 701,086
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Can you elaborate on this Dave? I want to wire...

Can you elaborate on this Dave? I want to wire power into my top box and an existing loom that is fused would be a treat. Where is the rear power plug typically located?


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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 35,838
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Can you elaborate a bit on the conditions of the...

Can you elaborate a bit on the conditions of the heat issue? For me it was using navigon, plugged into a charger, while in a pelican case on the bike handle bars. I'm curious if you had it when the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 35,838
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Seems that while this works, it's not exactly...

Seems that while this works, it's not exactly ideal.

I used Navigon in the past and the iphone stopped working due to overheating. I dismissed that as being an issue of it being in the case and...
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