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Old 04-21-2014, 09:35 PM   #3331
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Rear suspension by Wilbers? Care to offer an opinion?
Yep, got rear Wilbers and front Traxxion Dynamics AK-20 cartridge kit.

The stock suspension on the roadie sucked. Front end bottomed out on crappy roads, rear would never stay planted on washboarded dirt.

Now... well it's a whole new bike :). Love the adjustability. Would absolutely do it all over again. Luckily I live about 35 miles from the USA Wilbers distributor (Beemershop, Scotts Valley CA) so I just had them install everything.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:44 PM   #3332
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Yep, got rear Wilbers and front Traxxion Dynamics AK-20 cartridge kit.

The stock suspension on the roadie sucked. Front end bottomed out on crappy roads, rear would never stay planted on washboarded dirt.

Now... well it's a whole new bike :). Love the adjustability. Would absolutely do it all over again. Luckily I live about 35 miles from the USA Wilbers distributor (Beemershop, Scotts Valley CA) so I just had them install everything.
I hear you, especially on washboards. The xc may be better up front, but only just. Is the rear the same?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:45 PM   #3333
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I hear you, especially on washboards. The xc may be better up front, but only just. Is the rear the same?
I believe the XC does have a remote reservoir, so it's a bit better....or at least the illusion :)
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:10 PM   #3334
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I hear you, especially on washboards. The xc may be better up front, but only just. Is the rear the same?

I weight a buck fifty and have nearly bottomed out the front on my XC... So I'd say not much better haha I am looking to get a suspension upgrade in the next couple years.... Definitely before i do Alaska with the gf.


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Old 04-22-2014, 08:46 AM   #3335
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This morning's 5 minute farkle(tm)

Ran power inside my top case.



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Old 04-22-2014, 08:49 AM   #3336
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This morning's 5 minute farkle(tm)

Ran power inside my top case.
sweet! That was on my to-do list too!
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:54 AM   #3337
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can you list the part you used for the case (Power) mount. I've been trying to do something like that.

edit: and where you got it please.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:00 AM   #3338
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can you list the part you used for the case (Power) mount. I've been trying to do something like that.

edit: and where you got it please.
Here:
http://www.powerlet.com/product/lugg...-connector/286

I already had a powerlet/sae/battery tender(all same thing) connector hanging down by the aux powerlet under the seat, so I just bought a 36" extension for that as well.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:22 AM   #3339
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Here:
http://www.powerlet.com/product/lugg...-connector/286

I already had a powerlet/sae/battery tender(all same thing) connector hanging down by the aux powerlet under the seat, so I just bought a 36" extension for that as well.
Awesome. Thanks
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:12 PM   #3340
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Maxton on the left. Showa on the right.

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Old 04-26-2014, 11:56 AM   #3341
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Power Commander V and Autotune Install

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Old 04-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #3342
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Here:
http://www.powerlet.com/product/lugg...-connector/286

I already had a powerlet/sae/battery tender(all same thing) connector hanging down by the aux powerlet under the seat, so I just bought a 36" extension for that as well.
I've got the same setup for my rear top case. Works great!
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:03 PM   #3343
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Next person to go off road, set up a GoPro on the side, right next to the chain. That way we can test this theory.

It sounds to me a lot more like the chain on the swing arm than slack, but i am not arguing either side.
Guys,
I don't know if you are all aware how to get rid of the noise of the chain hitting the plastic protection under the swing arm.
You just need to put a piece of rubber, 3M or something similar between the swing arm metal and the plastic part.
The noise comes from the chain that hits the plastic that hits the metal of the swing arm.

I did on my bike and other guys from a brazilian forum "Portal Big Trails" did and the noise is GONE!!! The solution came from another Tiger owner called Daniel. We own him tons of beers already for the simple solution he found out.

One guy is already talking to a Triumph Engineer in Brazil, cause the solution is so simple that Triumph should have done this.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:15 PM   #3344
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Maybe they'll believe you. I posted this fix a few weeks back and people just argued with me that there was no way it could work. Good luck.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:23 PM   #3345
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Maybe they'll believe you. I posted this fix a few weeks back and people just argued with me that there was no way it could work. Good luck.
What? It's an imaginary issue that no one has heard of. Much like the stepper motor. ;]

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