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Old 12-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #15166
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That vid was awsome! One of the best I have seen in awhile!
+1 Great video
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #15167
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Wicked Picked up my new 2012 Tiger 800XC.

Thanks everyone for their helpful comments regarding the T800XC. Picked mine up from the dealership a couple weeks ago and it rides so awesome. Got center stand, fog lights, heated grips, radiator guard, and sump guard. Waiting for the touring windscreen to come in. Took it out on LA highways in heavy winds and will be glad for the increased protection. Already planning my first big ride with a buddy to Death Valley sometime after New Years. Here's a pic of the performer off Mulholland Drive. Couldn't be happier with my decision. Now just need to get some soft bags or panniers.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #15168
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Not to offend anyone here, but when I see these "adventure" bikes with a big top case perched up high on the rear end, I have to laugh.

It's raining in N.Ga today...bummer! Think I'll go take the new WRR apart and get to know it...PO did a lot of electrical mods and that makes me a little nervous...most folks don't understand electrons!
No offense taken. I have one of those big tail bags, only because I had it handy, and I only put lightweight stuff in it. Makes no difference to handling. Did you buy your WR250 from an inmate? I might know something about it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #15169
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I broke my clutch lever. If I can't find a used OEM one I'll go aftermarket. Has anyone put on an aftermarket clutch lever they are happy with/if so what kind?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:13 AM   #15170
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I broke my clutch lever. If I can't find a used OEM one I'll go aftermarket. Has anyone put on an aftermarket clutch lever they are happy with/if so what kind?
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I broke the end off of mine as well awhile back. I trimmed a little bit more off of the end and made it a shorty lever. Works much better. I only use one or two fingers to pull in the clutch anyway.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #15171
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I broke my clutch lever. If I can't find a used OEM one I'll go aftermarket. Has anyone put on an aftermarket clutch lever they are happy with/if so what kind?
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the2wheels on ebay, I've had mine on for 12K miles and still going strong.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #15172
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Funny how that seems to happen

I got my hands on a Triumph Adjustable Clutch Lever from Motorcycle Accessory Discount Super Store
for $30.00. Fit right on and looks like the bike came with it.

Took the broke end piece and drilled a hole in it. Now it hangs proudly(?) from my key ring. It's my
way of reminding me not to be such a dumbass.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:14 AM   #15173
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the2wheels on ebay, I've had mine on for 12K miles and still going strong.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/the2wheels-A...345708&vxp=mtr

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #15174
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I broke the end off of mine as well awhile back. I trimmed a little bit more off of the end and made it a shorty lever. Works much better. I only use one or two fingers to pull in the clutch anyway.
Might not help you guys across the pond but these are a good price and look to be OK quality :-
http://www.triumph-online.co.uk/tige...le-14207-p.asp
http://www.triumph-online.co.uk/tige...le-14208-p.asp
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #15175
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Tank full of gas. Fuel stabilizer in. Battery tender hooked up. Snow on the way. Tiger goes to sleep for the next couple months.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #15176
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In an old life I used to design software for a living so I know all about details. That said, I really don't stress over things that a. I have no control over and b. don't really matter. I consider the ABS issue to be covered by both those.

Again, nothing's perfect and if you can't live with that, you'll go mad.

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:28 AM   #15177
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You must have worked for Microsoft

I'm sorry .. just couldn't resist
Nope, never worked for Microsoft.

You must be an Apple fanboi...
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #15178
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Hey fellow Tiger riders, I just got a new one lately and put the first 6,500 miles on it. Love the bike. It's time for new tires. I want to run the Continental TKC80's on it. The rear tire says "tubeless" but the front one says "tube type" on it.

Has anyone ran these tires on your Tiger 800 cast wheels without a front tube? Any problems to note or comments to offer? Sorry if this was asked prior but I haven't taken the time to look through 1,000+ pages on this thread.

Many thanks,
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #15179
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You have to use a tube in a "tube type" tire. The bead is different.
It's ok to use a tube in a "tubeless type" tire.
I'm not familiar with the different types of TKC, but they should have one for mag wheels.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:29 AM   #15180
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Hey fellow Tiger riders, I just got a new one lately and put the first 6,500 miles on it. Love the bike. It's time for new tires. I want to run the Continental TKC80's on it. The rear tire says "tubeless" but the front one says "tube type" on it.

Has anyone ran these tires on your Tiger 800 cast wheels without a front tube? Any problems to note or comments to offer? Sorry if this was asked prior but I haven't taken the time to look through 1,000+ pages on this thread.

Many thanks,
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You have to use a tube in a "tube type" tire. The bead is different.
It's ok to use a tube in a "tubeless type" tire.
I'm not familiar with the different types of TKC, but they should have one for mag wheels.
Robdirt didn't really, exactly, answer your question........No it's not OK to run a tube type tyre on your roadie rims.....unless you also fit a tube. Conti do make tubeless TKC80 so you need to get one of those. You might have to go with a 110/80x19 http://www.nationalbiketyres.co.uk/m.../prod_809.html instead but don't worry, I read somewhere recently that that size has been passed as OK by Triumph and even approved by the TUV in Germany.
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