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Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,273
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Posted By motosickle2000
In your manual, there is a checklist for what...

In your manual, there is a checklist for what work is done at each service. Just make sure everything on the first checkup gets done. It is usually an oil change, lube and adjust chain, adjust...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2014, 05:58 PM
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Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
Thanks for the reply. I had the previous version...

Thanks for the reply. I had the previous version of the DL1000 and the tall screen on it actually made things worse.
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
Is that the Suzuki tall screen on your 1000? If...

Is that the Suzuki tall screen on your 1000? If so, how well does it work? Is it an improvement over the stock screen?
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
For those of you removing your hand guards - just...

For those of you removing your hand guards - just loosen the screw that goes through the bar end weights - do not remove it. If you remove the screw completely, you will not be able to get the...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
OK - that guy should NOT be using side cases. It...

OK - that guy should NOT be using side cases. It was a nice sounding exhaust, definitely not stock.
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
I only use sidecases on long trips and it is not...

I only use sidecases on long trips and it is not allowed to lane split (except in California), so I am not too concerned about the width. I did one trip through CA with a DL1000 and the stock side...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
AND the Touratech panniers cost less. A full set...

AND the Touratech panniers cost less. A full set of Suzuki luggage costs over $2700 !!!! :eek1

I was going to buy a new Vstrom, but I wanted it with luggage (and I don't want an adventure). ...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
That is essentially what KTM did: ...

That is essentially what KTM did:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24120353&postcount=2159
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
Of course, Honda had exhaust routing figured out...

Of course, Honda had exhaust routing figured out a long time ago:

http://www.livablelandscape.org/CYCLES/68singlepage.jpg

And Triumph too:
...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
That's funny - the concept bike had an oil cooler...

That's funny - the concept bike had an oil cooler (and hand guards). I wish they had kept the red wheels, they look cool. It's funny - this bike looks like the Yoshimura bike with the red valve...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 02:21 PM
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Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
Agreed. I think the only way KTM was able to...

Agreed. I think the only way KTM was able to pull off routing the exhaust through the frame is that their twin is 75 degrees. The Suzuki is a 90 degree twin. The 75 degree makes for a more compact...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
I agree. I don't know why Suzook chose to put a...

I agree. I don't know why Suzook chose to put a plastic sump guard on the adventure bike. I hesitate to call it a guard. They sell an accessory sump guard made of aluminum that costs about the...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
The old DL1000 had the header pipes underneath...

The old DL1000 had the header pipes underneath the engine also. The S10 has the pipes under the engine. In fact - the only bike I have seen with the header pipes through the frame is KTM 990. It...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 625,410
Posted By motosickle2000
I was all set to buy the new DL1000 with a few...

I was all set to buy the new DL1000 with a few accessories. How about the luggage - side cases, top case and mounting hardware - $2750!!!!! :eek1 This is not Touratech luggage we are talking about -...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 620,070
Posted By motosickle2000
Check where the heated grips wires thread through...

Check where the heated grips wires thread through the bars. I managed to pinch the wire on the clutch side when I adjusted the position of the clutch lever bracket. When I tightened it down - it...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 620,070
Posted By motosickle2000
The Motech pegs are cast. The pivot pegz are...

The Motech pegs are cast. The pivot pegz are polished stainless steel - very snazzy!
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,346
Posted By motosickle2000
According to Altrider's webpage: "100% made...

According to Altrider's webpage:

"100% made in the USA, these Tiger bars utilize the strongest mounting points the bike has to offer. Like all AltRider engineered crash bars, these will fit...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,346
Posted By motosickle2000
This is a new product from Altrider. They look...

This is a new product from Altrider. They look really beafy (1" stainless tubing). They are not cheap, though.

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-crash-bars-for-the-triumph-tiger-800xc/pcid/703-3
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 620,070
Posted By motosickle2000
For the HDB guards, I used the stock bar end...

For the HDB guards, I used the stock bar end weights and hardware, so theoretically - the Kaoko (or any other throttle lock) should work. That is my orange bike in the pics. I highly recommend the...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,405
Posted By motosickle2000
Here is a link that describes how one person...

Here is a link that describes how one person added cams and headers and was able to add 10 hp:

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,3167.0.html
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 620,070
Posted By motosickle2000
Yes, I bought the SW Motech pegs first and did...

Yes, I bought the SW Motech pegs first and did not like them. The pivot pegs are much nicer IMHO.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,697
Posted By motosickle2000
If you have 30K, you should definitely change...

If you have 30K, you should definitely change both sprockets and the chain. I recommend a DID 525VM2. It is very high quality and not too expensive. It is also an Xring.

You will need a...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4,482
Views: 620,070
Posted By motosickle2000
Go with Pivot Pegz. I tried the SW Motech and...

Go with Pivot Pegz. I tried the SW Motech and they are very slippery when wet. The stock rubber pegs are less slippery.

The pivot pegs are very well built and the pivot function is really...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,508
Posted By motosickle2000
Just wire the two wires from the Triumph grips...

Just wire the two wires from the Triumph grips circuit to the two wires that read the lowest resistance on the accessory grips. This will be the hot element. The Triumph grips have their own heat...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21,756
Views: 4,016,254
Posted By motosickle2000
All of my mileage is in-town, short trips - so I...

All of my mileage is in-town, short trips - so I am probably harder on brakes than most. I don't drag my rear brake either. The EBC HHs that I put on the rear look like they will go at least 10Kmi,...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21,756
Views: 4,016,254
Posted By motosickle2000
You should check your ABS sensors - maybe you...

You should check your ABS sensors - maybe you bumped something loose. I doubt that your ABS needs bleeding - I have changed my front and rear pads and have had no such problem.

Have you...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By motosickle2000
I have read that you can just run a switch to the...

I have read that you can just run a switch to the power input to the ABS. There will be no errors generated and it will switch on and off. I have not tried this on my Tiger yet.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,333
Posted By motosickle2000
I checked both Bike Bandit parts and World of...

I checked both Bike Bandit parts and World of Triumph and the Tiger 800XC first gear is 34T - not 37T....
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,333
Posted By motosickle2000
You are half right - the Daytona gearing was made...

You are half right - the Daytona gearing was made taller. The street triple has not and it has by far the lowest first gear. It is 34/13 for a gear ratio of 2.615. The Tiger 800 is 34/16 for a...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,333
Posted By motosickle2000
A 650 Vstrom has a stock 15T with the rubber...

A 650 Vstrom has a stock 15T with the rubber inserts. I have seen it posted that it will fit a Tiger, although I have not verified this myself.
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,333
Posted By motosickle2000
I agree completely. A wide ratio tranny is not...

I agree completely. A wide ratio tranny is not even needed - the other gears work fine for the dirt as-is, but there is often a need in the gnarlier dirt sections to go slow and the current first...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,516
Posted By motosickle2000
Here is the area to lube. The view of the...

Here is the area to lube. The view of the linkage is blocked by the fuel rail. Just follow the shaft I have indicated until it contacts the linkage. That is the area that needs to be cleaned and...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,941
Posted By motosickle2000
You obviously have not worked on an older...

You obviously have not worked on an older Japanese motorcycle - all phillips head screws holding the engine covers on. They were a nightmare to remove without stripping. They were also cheapo cadmium...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,333
Posted By motosickle2000
I completely agree. I checked and idling in...

I completely agree. I checked and idling in first gear the bike goes 8mph. The bike is geared way too high in first. It would have been nice if 6th gear was higher on the 675 - then the input...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,333
Posted By motosickle2000
That is why I checked into the parts between the...

That is why I checked into the parts between the two transmissions. First gear is integral with the input shaft to the transmission. On the XC it is 16T and on the 675 it is 13T. On the output side...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,970
Posted By motosickle2000
The Givi racks are quick release also. They come...

The Givi racks are quick release also. They come with a special keyed tool to remove the racks. They are high quality and they come with a nice bag to store them in when they are off of the bike.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 605,333
Posted By motosickle2000
I was curious and checked the gear ratios between...

I was curious and checked the gear ratios between the 675 and the Tiger 800. All of the gearbox ratios are the same except for 1st gear. The 675 has a lower first gear by a large margin! It seems...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 40,410
Posted By motosickle2000
Now that I read your previous posts - I see that...

Now that I read your previous posts - I see that you were planning to reroute the brake lines. Your fender conversion is looking good! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 40,410
Posted By motosickle2000
For safety sake - you will need to put your...

For safety sake - you will need to put your original low front fender back on or reroute the brake lines. The brakeline crossover hose has been known to snag the front tire and cause a crash when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,121
Posted By motosickle2000
Or - if you are on a budget:...

Or - if you are on a budget: http://www.ebay.com/itm/the2wheels-Adjustable-Brake-Clutch-CNC-Levers-BMW-F800GS-2008-2012-/280877310781?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item416597a33d...
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