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Old 05-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #16966
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Greater Range= Less Stress. The nest time someone asks a question that seems dumb try asking more questions to better understand the question rather than saying the question is dumb.
I am on your side. One of the first things I look at in a new bike is range. It may not be a big factor, but it can be a deciding factor. That is how I ended up with an ST1300. Even with the ST's 7.7 gallon tank, I am setting it up with a 5 gallon fuel cell for some extended trips. This cell will also be able to be switched to the T8, although I have not figured out an easy way to do it. I will though. Until I do, I keep a 2.5 and a 5 gallon plastic gas can available to be strapped on the rear seat on some trips. Certainly not as convenient as a cell of bigger tank, but it reduces fuel planning hassles.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:29 AM   #16967
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Weeeell, IF I had to stretch the tank, I'm sure the mileage on mine would be above 50 mph. Normal hot rodding gets me over 46, but I live at 5400 feet and mostly ride higher. My normal range is about 230 to 240 miles.

Altitude improves mileage. Winter mixture cuts mileage on all vehicles by about 10%. Ethanol sucks in every way. It is not your engine's or the environments friend; but there isn't a corn farmer in the country that isn't driving a new truck!

+1 on altitude = better gas mileage

I put around 12k miles on my Tiger XC in the South (Texas, Arkansas, etc.)....and averaged around 40 mpg. As low as 35 (if I'm really ringing its neck)...as high as 43 mpg.

I just moved to SLC, UT (rode my bike during the move). As soon as I hit high altitude.......I've been consistently getting 48-50 mpg.

Same riding style, etc., but I'm getting approximately 20% better miles/gallon...
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:59 AM   #16968
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Looking for a half cover

I'm looking for a motorcycle cover to take on trips. Not a full cover. Something that covers seat and instruments. Anyone here using something already?
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #16969
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Main reason for changing the OEM exhaust is the weight. My scorpion is 3.6kg lighter oh & sounds better to.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #16970
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Main reason for changing the OEM exhaust is the weight. My scorpion is 3.6kg lighter oh & sounds better to.
If I couldn't see and hear it, I wouldn't notice the weight difference. Sorry, but I won't feel 2% weight difference there. If you really do, I'm impressed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #16971
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Eh? knock...knock

Ive noticed a strange "knocking" sound on deceleration on my still somewhat new too me Tiger 800.... It only appears between 3800 -3500rpm, under load on deceleration.

"Knocking" might be a bit harsh of a term, but there is a definete "clang" or "(insert sound here)" coming from the front of the engine that appears ONLY under load and on deceleration (see above)... wondering if this is something typical of these bikes, or if I need to investigate ???

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Old 05-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #16972
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Ive noticed a strange "knocking" sound on deceleration on my still somewhat new too me Tiger 800.... It only appears between 3800 -3500rpm, under load on deceleration.

"Knocking" might be a bit harsh of a term, but there is a definete "clang" or "(insert sound here)" coming from the front of the engine that appears ONLY under load and on deceleration (see above)... wondering if this is something typical of these bikes, or if I need to investigate ???

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pinging sound? Normal. Unburnt fuel entering cat
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #16973
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pinging sound? Normal. Unburnt fuel entering cat
It is a little disconcerting until you see this/get used to it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #16974
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There are a LOT of very happy owners with either version of the Leo Vince can, either the stainless one (about $250) or the carbon fiber one (about $350). The db insert can be trimmed back inside for a nice bark while still remaining reasonably quiet. I haven't heard of anyone re-mapping........

Spark arrestor is an additional option and suggested if you ride USFS roads.

Aram will give you a good price on either model: www.solomotoparts.com
Email them for a ADV price, refered by Chris Brown. Doesn't hurt to ask.

BTW, have seen (heard) a few with the Arrow and in my opinion it's way too quiet.
I have not ridden one though, so cannot comment on performance, or sound going down the road.
I'm running the LV stainless and I did try the Arrow map. Before the Arrow map I got 45-50 mpg, but the pipe seemed a little too quiet. With the Arrow map the LV pipe really put out a nice throaty sound, a bit of a performance gain and no de-acceleration ping....but the mileage dropped below 40 mpg. I put 3-4k miles on with the Arrow map and replaced it with the stock map. The mileage went back up and the pipe seems to have "burnt" in a little, sounds just right with the DB in. I think the stock map may be a little lean for the LV pipe. I'll check the plugs before the hot weather hits.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:12 AM   #16975
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If I couldn't see and hear it, I wouldn't notice the weight difference. Sorry, but I won't feel 2% weight difference there. If you really do, I'm impressed.
Most definitely. Don't forget that the weight is not the only factor. The location of the weight, in this case up high, magnifies it. So while as you say it's only 2% weight difference it feels a lot more.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:40 AM   #16976
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pinging sound? Normal. Unburnt fuel entering cat
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It is a little disconcerting until you see this/get used to it.

Yep.. thats the sound.

Thanks for the replies.

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #16977
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So while as you say it's only 2% weight difference it feels a lot more.
Sure, that's why I felt absolutely no difference with the new exhaust installed other than that the noise was pissing me off. Might have eaten a sandwich in the meantime and that did the offset so it was even before and after ...

I don't buy it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #16978
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pinging sound? Normal. Unburnt fuel entering cat

Yup. I imagine with a more open exhaust it might sound more like a race bike.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:20 AM   #16979
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Sure, that's why I felt absolutely no difference with the new exhaust installed other than that the noise was pissing me off. Might have eaten a sandwich in the meantime and that did the offset so it was even before and after ...

I don't buy it.
Key word

You didn't feel the difference, great. Some others day apparently.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #16980
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You didn't feel the difference, great. Some others day apparently.
Understood. My opinion is personal. Mine. And I believe that people just feel what they believe they should feel in that case. The human mind is so easily tricked, without some blind testing it's impossible to say.
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