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Old 04-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #1786
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Yes issues with the stepper! It was a pain in the ASS until I learned were to spray WD40 (with the long straw) I carry a small can now on the bike. Only an issue every 3or 4 days of dusty off road.
I just got my Uniflter - prefilter which should make a big difference. Just need to clean my K&N filter before popping it in.
My Bike ran very well in lots and lots of dirt for 11 days of Death Valley and Moab Dirt. doing an average of 1 hour maintenance per night. Chain cleaning/lubing every night, adjusting and tightening lots of shit.
Very happy with this bike off road reminding myself often this is not a dirt bike.
Cool!
I like to see how well the Tiger holds when put to the test.
Yes not a dirt bike, but love to see when guys use it as one.

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Old 04-12-2013, 12:44 AM   #1787
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I haven't had much to contribute in recent months as I have been sidetracked on other endeavours (I think they call it responsibility ). I did get a chance to fit up a Safari Tank though and they have really done a great job with this. Holds a bit over 30 Litres and tucks in to the standard profile beautifully.


I swapped the chain and sprockets and was happy to see that Chain Gang here in Australia can make up whatever size you choose. Running 16 / 52 and this seems like a pretty good compromise.


Fitted up a set of genuine Triumph frame guards too and I think they are a worthwhile investment for anybody that rides dirt and would like to protect the paint on their frame rails.
Hey Burren, is that the white or clear tank?
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:45 AM   #1788
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Yes issues with the stepper! It was a pain in the ASS until I learned were to spray WD40 (with the long straw) I carry a small can now on the bike. Only an issue every 3or 4 days of dusty off road.
I just got my Uniflter - prefilter which should make a big difference. Just need to clean my K&N filter before popping it in.
My Bike ran very well in lots and lots of dirt for 11 days of Death Valley and Moab Dirt. doing an average of 1 hour maintenance per night. Chain cleaning/lubing every night, adjusting and tightening lots of shit.
Very happy with this bike off road reminding myself often this is not a dirt bike.
Is it possible to hit the stepper with contact cleaner/wd40 without stripping the bike down to get to it? I'm having a hard time finding anything comprehensive on getting to it. My search-fu is weak
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:00 AM   #1789
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Hey Burren, is that the white or clear tank?
Looks like the clear. You can see the fuel level just above the Safari decal.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:20 AM   #1790
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Is it possible to hit the stepper with contact cleaner/wd40 without stripping the bike down to get to it? I'm having a hard time finding anything comprehensive on getting to it. My search-fu is weak
Yes you can just squirt it from the right side, just behind the throttle bodies. Several pictures on the exact location in this or e main tiger thread. Best solution is to just pull your tank and service the stepper motor arm, meaning clean well and then lube with a non sticky lubricant. The problem is solved, and then it just becomes a regular service item when change the oil, check the air filter etc.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #1791
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Yes you can just squirt it from the right side, just behind the throttle bodies. Several pictures on the exact location in this or e main tiger thread. Best solution is to just pull your tank and service the stepper motor arm, meaning clean well and then lube with a non sticky lubricant. The problem is solved, and then it just becomes a regular service item when change the oil, check the air filter etc.
I had the service done and 2 days into the dirt same issue - I think its best to carry WD40 a small can on the bike if your riding dirt and learn where to hit it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #1792
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I had the service done and 2 days into the dirt same issue - I think its best to carry WD40 a small can on the bike if your riding dirt and learn where to hit it.
Doubles as bead lube for a tube change as well.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #1793
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What tire pressure are you running???? 800 XC

Hey all,

Planning a trip up to Oregon with the lady, and wanted to know what you guys thought about tire pressure?

I've heard mixed opinions for road, which is all we'll be on this trip.

Any advice? I'm running Bridgestone's Battlewing ADV tire...

I've heard 36/42, 33/36, .... I'll have my gf on the back, (She;s about 110 lbs) and 3 panniers with our stuff. So, the preload will be all the way up, just not sure about the pressure.

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #1794
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Hey all,

Planning a trip up to Oregon with the lady, and wanted to know what you guys thought about tire pressure?

I've heard mixed opinions for road, which is all we'll be on this trip.

Any advice? I'm running Bridgestone's Battlewing ADV tire...

I've heard 36/42, 33/36, .... I'll have my gf on the back, (She;s about 110 lbs) and 3 panniers with our stuff. So, the preload will be all the way up, just not sure about the pressure.

Thanks guys.

I would guess the maximum amount of air would be best for a two up ride with luggage. But I could be wrong.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #1795
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Hey all,

Planning a trip up to Oregon with the lady, and wanted to know what you guys thought about tire pressure?

I've heard mixed opinions for road, which is all we'll be on this trip.

Any advice? I'm running Bridgestone's Battlewing ADV tire...

I've heard 36/42, 33/36, .... I'll have my gf on the back, (She;s about 110 lbs) and 3 panniers with our stuff. So, the preload will be all the way up, just not sure about the pressure.

Thanks guys.

36/42 is what the spec says and that works fine. Not sure where the lower pressure came from, but that would just make the tires run hotter. Not what you want with tubes in there.

....seems like a waste of a thread...like 'what weight oil should I use'.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:16 AM   #1796
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I haven't had much to contribute in recent months as I have been sidetracked on other endeavours (I think they call it responsibility ). I did get a chance to fit up a Safari Tank though and they have really done a great job with this. Holds a bit over 30 Litres and tucks in to the standard profile beautifully.


I swapped the chain and sprockets and was happy to see that Chain Gang here in Australia can make up whatever size you choose. Running 16 / 52 and this seems like a pretty good compromise.


Fitted up a set of genuine Triumph frame guards too and I think they are a worthwhile investment for anybody that rides dirt and would like to protect the paint on their frame rails.
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Hey Burren, is that the white or clear tank?
How lucky am I? I bought this bike today from Danny and am really looking forward to taking it out for a ride. The tank is translucent (clear).
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:54 AM   #1797
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How lucky am I? I bought this bike today from Danny and am really looking forward to taking it out for a ride.
You got a good bike there. Well tested.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #1798
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How lucky am I? I bought this bike today from Danny and am really looking forward to taking it out for a ride. The tank is translucent (clear).
All that work and he got rid of it
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #1799
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What's the next project bike Danny? I think the Tiger 800 xc will be hard to beat!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:37 PM   #1800
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How lucky am I? I bought this bike today from Danny and am really looking forward to taking it out for a ride. The tank is translucent (clear).
I saw his bike on the fleabay and thought it wouldn't last long.
Don't think it made 1 day.
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