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Old 05-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #17011
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Question for you guys....What are yuor thoughts on paying the few hundred bucks for the extended warranty for the tigger??? I know some of you like Mark have 30,000 miles on them and no real 'issues' were commented....
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #17012
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Question for you guys....What are yuor thoughts on paying the few hundred bucks for the extended warranty for the tigger??? I know some of you like Mark have 30,000 miles on them and no real 'issues' were commented....
I bought an extended warranty for my new 2013 Tiger. I've owned many bikes of all different types and brands and have had a warranty repair(s) with each and everyone including rebuilding an engine under warranty (Harley), leaking cylinders requiring new heads (Victory), various oil leaks and head gasket issues and warped heads (Kawasaki's and Victory's). If you plan on keeping the bike beyond the 2 year factory warranty period, then I would recommend the extended warranty. If you think you'll get rid of the bike before then, then no. My main reason for the extended warranty is for a catastrophic mechanical failure which would be $$$$$ to repair. Little issues can also nickel and dime you to death. (it's always more expensive to repair motorcycles) I'm not hard on my bikes and actually probably over maintain them, but still had issues. Some people never have a problem but I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #17013
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I bought an extended warranty for my new 2013 Tiger. I've owned many bikes of all different types and brands and have had a warranty repair(s) with each and everyone including rebuilding an engine under warranty (Harley), leaking cylinders requiring new heads (Victory), various oil leaks and head gasket issues and warped heads (Kawasaki's and Victory's). If you plan on keeping the bike beyond the 2 year factory warranty period, then I would recommend the extended warranty. If you think you'll get rid of the bike before then, then no. My main reason for the extended warranty is for a catastrophic mechanical failure which would be $$$$$ to repair. Little issues can also nickel and dime you to death. (it's always more expensive to repair motorcycles) I'm not hard on my bikes and actually probably over maintain them, but still had issues. Some people never have a problem but I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones.
I'd have to agree with you. I'm the opposite, I never buy an extended warranty, on a vehicle, electronics, nothing. Have only ever had a DVD player worth about $50 die after a year of use. And with 4 bikes, 2 quads, 2 sleds, two cars I can afford one or two catastrophic failures and still be money ahead vs paying for an extended warranty. I have heard from a few friends in business who absolutely love extended warranties as they are pure profit for the company. Knock on wood but all of our vehicles for the past 20 years have been reliable. Never been left on the side of the road. The tranny did start to go on our Honda Odyssey and it was 20,000 kms out of warranty but Honda took care of it. Just the flip side of the coin.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #17014
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I'd have to agree with you. I'm the opposite, I never buy an extended warranty, on a vehicle, electronics, nothing. Have only ever had a DVD player worth about $50 die after a year of use. And with 4 bikes, 2 quads, 2 sleds, two cars I can afford one or two catastrophic failures and still be money ahead vs paying for an extended warranty. I have heard from a few friends in business who absolutely love extended warranties as they are pure profit for the company. Knock on wood but all of our vehicles for the past 20 years have been reliable. Never been left on the side of the road. The tranny did start to go on our Honda Odyssey and it was 20,000 kms out of warranty but Honda took care of it. Just the flip side of the coin.
^^ This.

I never buy warrantees either, nada, nothin'.
In the past 5 years alone it would be several thousand dollars. I'll take my chances. So far I'm way ahead.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #17015
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Must be a US thing. Not even a mention of an extended warranty here. Not that I'd pay for one though.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #17016
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You should use some all purpose spray lube that does not attract dust as bad as grease. Lube the stepper arm & the throttle roller. The throttle roller is located where the stepper motor arm is going.




I would replace the air filter.
Yesterday, I did maintenance on my TGR PYG-removed the tank, opened the air box and removed the filthy air filter; then removed the air box and cleaned and lubed the stepper arm & the throttle roller. Then put it back together with new air filter and pre-filter. Will replace the tank today and change the oil and oil filter.

I really appreciate inmates posting their pictures and how to information! I am limited with my mechanical skills and knowledge, but go ahead and tackle these chores with the posted information as a guide.

Thank you for this information!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #17017
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Looks like there is a screw adjust in that mechanism...can I set my idle up a little? It's a little too slow. I find myself holding a little more idle at stop lights and such.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #17018
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Looks like there is a screw adjust in that mechanism...can I set my idle up a little? It's a little too slow. I find myself holding a little more idle at stop lights and such.
Does it stall out if you don't give it throttle? If not I wouldn't sweat it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:33 PM   #17019
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Looks like there is a screw adjust in that mechanism...can I set my idle up a little? It's a little too slow. I find myself holding a little more idle at stop lights and such.
My guess is that the screw is to set the gap correctly. AFAIK the idle speed is controlled by the ECU.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #17020
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Does it stall out if you don't give it throttle? If not I wouldn't sweat it.
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My guess is that the screw is to set the gap correctly. AFAIK the idle speed is controlled by the ECU.
No, it doesn't stall, it's just quite low. My guess was also that the ecu controlled it, would have to tweak with a programmer.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #17021
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No, it doesn't stall, it's just quite low. My guess was also that the ecu controlled it, would have to tweak with a programmer.
You can adjust idle with TuneECU.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #17022
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You can adjust idle with TuneECU.

Who has one of these in so-Cal????
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #17023
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Who has one of these in so-Cal????

The software is free, you just buy the cable off ebay for like $20. I'll try to find the seller I bought mine from. He was actually in my own town.

Edit, I bought this one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-cable-fo...072d1e&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #17024
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The software is free, you just buy the cable off ebay for like $20. I'll try to find the seller I bought mine from. He was actually in my own town.
Really? Load it on a laptop and connect it to the bike?
What else does it do? Reads DTC's I'm sure, anything else?
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #17025
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Really? Load it on a laptop and connect it to the bike?
What else does it do? Reads DTC's I'm sure, anything else?
http://www.tuneecu.com/


You can look at throttle body pressures to sync those. Update your map. Check error codes and clear them. Adjust temp your fan comes on I think. Correct speedo error. Maybe some other minor things. You can't reset your service indicator though. You need dealertool for that.
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