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Old 05-15-2013, 09:46 AM   #17041
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I'm guessing the afore-mentioned concern with the bike's battery being fully charged. I had done it once before with no problems- but I'd pulled the headlight fuse and had the bike on a battery tender. The second time I figured it was charged up enough, was in a bit of a hurry, and just went at it.
Ah, that's what I thought you meant, but wasn't exactly sure if it was from the voltage drop or some other issue. Thanks for explanation
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #17042
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I got tired of waiting around too, since I already had the pipe.
Right on!

This fixed mine as well.
And I'll probably make a new cross-bar.

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Old 05-16-2013, 05:24 AM   #17043
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the triumph skid plate holds up pretty well! i may see if someone can add a little reinforcing ribs to the bottom. i'm thinking of adding a little lip to protect the bottom of the suspension as well. i'm going to polish it up and maybe paint it too. i've got the forks off for rebuild so, since the bike can't move, i'm tearing everything apart to upgrade/make look nice again. its got a few dings, but overall i'm happy, i wish the mounting points were better! but nothing i can do about that. this is 15,000 miles and a good amount of bashing off road.
i just changed my oil so that's where the black dirt comes from...

a good rock ding to the front! it took some threads from the end of the mounting bolt too.


another dent/ ding to the center.

the skid plate is coming along nicely. I should have it done today so I'll post some after pics. I was going to have the cat removed. I went through the trouble of removing the exhaust, which was a pain in the ass! Since I'm working up here in ND right now I couldn't fine anyone to do the work for me. and the more I thought about it, the less I wanted to do it because of resale, laws, yadayadayada... so I just cleaned it up and remounted it. Here is the skid all cleaned up and ready for paint. I used undercoat so I can repaint over and over... I'm also using black restore on all my plastic. They cleaned up like new!


one coat on the bottom

treated top, old bottom
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:47 AM   #17044
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Pretty cool. Downloaded the instructions, it's quite comprehensive. Not too complicated. Looks like you can change settings all the way through the throttle range. Stock map and arrow map available. I guess you need to load one of them in order to read a map on the bike. I'll re-read the instructions.

Lots of warnings...could blow up your motor.

Two sources for cables on ebay, ship from China - $18...worrisome. CJ Designs has them as well, $40 shipped.

Anybody have experience with either?

DealerTune for $100 on ebay as well.

I bought a cable on Ebay that didn't work. So do be careful, one vendor guarantees it works on Triumph bikes so I bought the second one from him which works great.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:44 AM   #17045
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I bought a cable on Ebay that didn't work. So do be careful, one vendor guarantees it works on Triumph bikes so I bought the second one from him which works great.
I also bought one on ebay that didn't work that's why I provided the link to where I got mine from that did work.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #17046
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How is that a kiss off? Sounds like they were being honest with you. They built a rack to fit a Triumph Tiger, which it does.
Barely.

They told me they'd had issues with some bikes with stock cans, and advised owners to loosen the mid-pipe pinch bolt, rotate the can inward (clockwise, from the back) as far as it would go, then re-tighten it.

I've got the Triumph approved Arrow and it doesn't really work with it, either. (Note the website now says it doesn't work with LV or Arrow, and a solution should be available within 30 days... dated 3/8/13)

I offered to ride out there- 500 miles one way- if they'd look at it and come up with a solution. Basically re-bend one bar, maybe lengthen it a bit so it hits anywhere else. They were non-commital.

At not point did they offer to buy the rack back from me. THAT would have qualified as customer service.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #17047
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Reread the title to this thread. The tiger is a beast. Knobs. Must have off road.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #17048
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Correcting speedo with TuneECU

Normally I've never cared that my speedo was optimistic by 7-10% on any of our bikes. I just check a new bike with my gps to see how far off it is, then do the math and go that much over the posted limit. But then I read that you could correct the speedo with TuneECU, so I figured what the heck, why not adjust it so that it's accurate.

So I have tried three times but can't get the adjustment to "stick". Even though my currently loaded map shows a correction of -6%, my speedo is still reading 106km/h when I'm really only going 100km/h according to my gps.

I'm running TuneECU 2.5.2, haven't tried the latest 2.5.3 yet. I've tried:

- loading my current map into TuneECU, setting the speedometer correction to -6%, then downloading that map, didn't work

- re-read my map from the ECU, set the correction, saved the file to a different name, downloaded that newly saved file, didn't work

Has anyone successfully corrected their speedo on a 2012 Tiger 800 using TuneECU? And if so what steps did you take?

I'm going to try my wife's Street Triple as it's a 2010 and see if it corrects. Maybe Triumph doesn't recognize the correction factor on the 2012 bikes?


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Old 05-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #17049
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It's a known issue that the ABS model Tiger ECUs will ignore the correction factor.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #17050
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It's a known issue that the ABS model Tiger ECUs will ignore the correction factor.
Wasn't but is now, thanks. Back to my mental math.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #17051
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Hey all,

I'm getting ready to haul a bike up to my buddy's ranch in Mendocino County. Anybody familiar with the area have a suggestion on fun, not-too-advanced trails in the area? Thanks much, Homemade Bob
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #17052
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Hey all,

I'm getting ready to haul a bike up to my buddy's ranch in Mendocino County. Anybody familiar with the area have a suggestion on fun, not-too-advanced trails in the area? Thanks much, Homemade Bob
Did you try...
http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=37

http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #17053
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Factory ECU Tune Updates

Dropped in to my dealer today - Newport Beach Ducati Triumph - to check out what I could by with my 20% off coupon they sent me for my birthday. These guys really are a fantastic dealership. And one would think you have to pay extra because they're in Newport Beach (ritsy area) but no, always deals on bikes.

So Mark, the GM, asks me how the bike is running. It hasn't been back since I bought it last July, now 6K miles. In fact, it turned over 6001 when I pulled up. Then asked if my ECU tune was current. I said hell, I dunno. So he grabs the key, ran it into the shop, hooked it up, and put the latest factory tun in and checked the bike all out. FREE. Wow. Apparently there have been two updates since the middle of last year. And they reset my service reminder at the same time - whoot!!

So drop by your dealer and have them check and update your ECU.

Seems like the bike does run better, smoother. But I dunno, maybe just wishful thinking. At any rate, nice service, and the bike really does run like a top.

BTW, they also had a just-out-of-the-crate Explorer XC in low-gloss green. What a fantastic bike. If I could trade up I probably would. Shaft drive, spoked tubless rims, ABS, traction control, fly by wire with electronic cruise control, engine guards, skid, hydraulic clutch, gel seat, centerstand, aux lights. Notice the passenger footpeg carrier is bolted on, not welded.

It's all ready to go and one fine machine.

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #17054
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Thank you, Mr. Braaaap. Very helpful info. Homemade
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #17055
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Dropped in to my dealer today - Snippage... Notice the passenger footpeg carrier is bolted on, not welded.

It's all ready to go and one fine machine.
Seems to me that any serious hit on the passenger pegs is going to tweak the frame pretty badly whether it's bolted on or welded, maybe worse if it's bolted on. You do have the option of removing them when not needed, of course.

What I'd rather see, and likely the insurance companies as well, would be a separate rear sub-frame that could be replaced without totaling the whole bike.

Just my $0.02!

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