Originally Posted by BMW_BIKER_KEITH
Have a buddy that recently took his Tiger to Colorado. Has major issues at high altitude. Stopped running. Dealer thinks a mapping issue... However, he wad running with a F800GS and it had no Probs.
Simply cannot base a rounded opinion based on a buddies experience. Issues do arise with any machine.
Live not to far from you and spend most of the time in the Ozarks. I have had my Tiger.....with other GS's....on tours out west a few times with no problems. First trip last summer was with the standard tune and pipe. Absolutely no problems. Last week I returned from Salt Lake via Steamboat to Salida with Leo pipe and Arrow tune. Again, no problems.
You buddy must have had a mapping issue or an issue with the stepper motor. The dealer should be able to get that resolved.
This is not to say that the bike doesn't have problems. Every bike has problems including the GS. That is not debatable.