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Old 10-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #7291
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Cold I can handle, but do you find the roads get slick and icy in the AM?

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:48 AM   #7292
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If anyone is looking for quality clutch and brake levers, I bought a set from these guys in China (eBay store). They came highly recommended by the guys on the Tiger 800 forum. $31.99 for the six click adjustment and free shipping. I ordered on the 21st and got them on the 28th. Crazy fast. They sell sets for all types of bikes, short and long.

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Why did I need them? Well I snapped the end of the clutch lever on the slowest drop you ever seen. Only thing affected! Gotta get used to putting my foot down!


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Old 10-30-2013, 02:53 PM   #7293
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I never had any issues riding to work when temps dipped well below zero -- but then again, my short commute was all downtown, a few kms along Colonel By Drive. If I had to ride from the burbs or the boonies, well that might be different.

So far this year, things in Berlin are a little milder than Ottawa weather. Coldest mornings have been 7 or 8 Celsius. The other day, I was browsing a local bike shop and picked up a pair of foam lever covers. Ingenious. They certainly keep your fingers from freezing when grabbing cold clutch/brake levers.






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Old 10-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #7294
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Cold I can handle, but do you find the roads get slick and icy in the AM?
Discretion is the better part of valour..... Dry roads mean I ride. If the roads weren't dry before the freezing temps, I take the @#$%& bus.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #7295
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I wonder if putting some heatshrink tubing on your levers would help too. Cheap, easy, and it won't move around. If you don't like it just cut it off.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:41 PM   #7296
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I never had any issues riding to work when temps dipped well below zero -- but then again, my short commute was all downtown, a few kms along Colonel By Drive. If I had to ride from the burbs or the boonies, well that might be different.

So far this year, things in Berlin are a little milder than Ottawa weather. Coldest mornings have been 7 or 8 Celsius. The other day, I was browsing a local bike shop and picked up a pair of foam lever covers. Ingenious. They certainly keep your fingers from freezing when grabbing cold clutch/brake levers.

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #7297
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Hey, what can I say? I have delicate digits.

Maybe I should have asked for the KTM-branded ones instread of the plain no-names.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #7298
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Any of you guys familiar with ScottOilers, or chain oilers in general? Other than my KLR, which didn't last long, all I have ever owned were shaft bikes, so I am brushing up on chain maintenance.

Are the oilers a good piece of kit? Worth the money, or more of a hassle? A Viscious Cycle sells the ScottOiler for the Tiger, and it seems to be easy enough to install. $139.99 seems reasonable too.

http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/pr...productid=7165
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:33 PM   #7299
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Seems to me like a waste of money and something else to go wrong with your bike. Clean your chain once in a while, keep the proper tension and it will last longer than your sprockets. When I change sprockets I get a new chain as a rule of thumb.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #7300
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Nah, dont worry about that... just extra cash and extra crap on your bike... I oil the chain on my F800 once a week the traditional way (or as needed).

At most I'll spend maybe 20$ a season if that on a seasons worth of good oil/chain lube.

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Any of you guys familiar with ScottOilers, or chain oilers in general? Other than my KLR, which didn't last long, all I have ever owned were shaft bikes, so I am brushing up on chain maintenance.

Are the oilers a good piece of kit? Worth the money, or more of a hassle? A Viscious Cycle sells the ScottOiler for the Tiger, and it seems to be easy enough to install. $139.99 seems reasonable too.

http://aviciouscycle.ca/mainpages/pr...productid=7165
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #7301
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Perfect!

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Old 11-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #7302
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Perfect!

Thanks guys!
I had one for a while.

Its a great way to make sure your riding buddies are always liberally coated with a light spray of oil....

Works well on the chain but we get just as good results oiling the chain with Castrol chain lube after every ride. Usually 50k kms per chain and sprockets.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #7303
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I had one for a while.

Its a great way to make sure your riding buddies are always liberally coated with a light spray of oil....

Works well on the chain but we get just as good results oiling the chain with Castrol chain lube after every ride. Usually 50k kms per chain and sprockets.
I found it to be a PITA trying to regulate the flow properly for the various seasons and my nice grey jacket was ruined by all those oily specks off your chain.

UB - if you do buy one, we have some leftover fluid you're welcome to. Two different types for cold or normal temps.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #7304
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Anyone ride in today? The wind was a bit much out on secondary highways.
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #7305
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Thanks again guys. The Brits seem to like them, but that may be due to their climate. I will invest the money in a centre stand, which will aid in the oiling anyway.

By the way, thanks for your patience, I know I have been hitting you with a lot of questions these days.

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