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Old 04-16-2013, 09:27 AM   #16681
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Ahhh, now I can see the microwave

Way to get everything into a small area.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #16682
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Is that a mobile office?! Where's the multifunctional printer?
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #16683
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First REAL test ride....

I finally got a chance to take the Tiger out for a run. WE covered about 100 miles with a good mix of pavement and dirt. While the performance on pavement is what I would have expected (quite good), she impressed in the dirt, gravel and mud.

She still sports the factory Pirelli Scorpion's and I am planning on switching to a slightly more aggressive tire soon. But that said, the Tiger did very well in the less than hospitable places.

While I will always have a place in my heart for the DL650, I would say the Tiger is a better bike. Both on pavement and off. Better acceleration, better ergonomics (for me) and she "feels" less bulky when the going gets rough. While I wouldnt take the Tiger some of the places Ive been on the DRZ, I would say this "Roadie" is quite capable in most situations.





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Old 04-16-2013, 01:58 PM   #16684
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Toad,
Do you have a close up of your mounting solution for those bullets? I have a set waiting to be fitted on my beaked roadie as well.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #16685
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Do you have a close up of your mounting solution for those bullets? I have a set waiting to be fitted on my beaked roadie as well.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #16686
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Here's what I have seen lately of navigation, a few of my riding buddies have the iPad Mini. Not a bad option in a water proof case & these two have used Ram Mount with the x grip mount. Better map options and can run several different gps program's to get better map coverage. Options are Mud Map, Memory map Hema Maps + heaps more
I've used my iPad, but it was always in my bag, very handy when exploring




And check your messages on the go!
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:03 PM   #16687
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:38 PM   #16688
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Would you mind writing here about it? There might be others interested.
Ditto. I like the looks and placement of those aux. lights much better than the other common options. Cheers!
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:03 AM   #16689
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Same here,

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Is that a mobile office?! Where's the multifunctional printer?
I like the coffee mug holder just next to the Garmin800.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:05 AM   #16690
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Do you have a close up of your mounting solution for those bullets? I have a set waiting to be fitted on my beaked roadie as well.
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Hey don't keep it secret. We like solutions.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:54 AM   #16691
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Where to buy tubes

I've been searching for 30 minutes and haven't been able to find the answer to where to buy tubes for the 800XC, HD or regular. It could be the lack of coffee, but I'm usually pretty good at ferreting out the info I need.

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:00 AM   #16692
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I've been searching for 30 minutes and haven't been able to find the answer to where to buy tubes for the 800XC, HD or regular. It could be the lack of coffee, but I'm usually pretty good at ferreting out the info I need.

Feels like another Monday coming on
you just want tire tubes? all you need is the correct size, (80-90)21 front, (150-160)17 rear. your dealer, motosport, parts unlimited, revzilla.......

http://www.revzilla.com/search?query=tube
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:13 AM   #16693
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you just want tire tubes? all you need is the correct size, (80-90)21 front, (150-160)17 rear. your dealer, motosport, parts unlimited, revzilla.......

http://www.revzilla.com/search?query=tube
Going to try the Full Bore tires from American Moto Tires, but their tube selection is limited. And considering it's been a few years since I've done my own tire changes, I want tubes on hand. I used to do pretty quick changes on my YZF426, but again, that was a few years ago.

Wasn't sure if I needed the exact size or a range, thanks for the answer
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:43 AM   #16694
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Going to try the Full Bore tires from American Moto Tires, but their tube selection is limited. And considering it's been a few years since I've done my own tire changes, I want tubes on hand. I used to do pretty quick changes on my YZF426, but again, that was a few years ago.

Wasn't sure if I needed the exact size or a range, thanks for the answer

They have the Michelin ones for radial tires - that's the one you want. They're about $30. I carry a spare.
Here's the product link at americanmototire: http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=610_618_619&products_id=3925


EDIT: BTW, tubes are not easy to find because this is a rare configuration indeed, a 150 size tire with a tube. About the only other bike that has this is the F800GS. The 1200's are tubless, as is just about everything else out there that runs a 150/160 size tire. You also want a 'radial' rated tube, they apparently are configured for more internal slip due to the nature of the radial belts of the tire. The big KTM's are tubed, but they're also an 18" rim.

The tires are easy to change, just get some rim protectors or cut tabs out of a plastic container lid or similar - has worked for me. The hardest part is breaking the bead on the rear - the side stand trick while the bike is on the center does work fairly well.

Also, I think you'll like the Fullbore's. I've put 3K miles on mine and they are the last thing I think of out on the bike. They just flat work, on and off pavement.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:40 AM   #16695
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Hi guys! I'm coming due for my 2-year service items, brake fluid replacement and coolant replacement. Looked at the service manual and it seems pretty straightforward all around.

My bike has ABS so I'm going to also attempt to replace the brake fluid in the ABS modulator using DealerTool. If anybody has done that and has any gotcha items or pointers for either job that aren't covered in the service manual, that would be appreciated.
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