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Old 11-08-2013, 10:46 AM   #18946
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Thanks...That's typically what I do but this is my first triumph and just wanted to here what others have done.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #18947
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Heat cycling is the most important guidelinf for breaking in modern engines. Due to th eincrease in the ability to hold tight toleerances and the increase in lubricity of oil, wear and break in metal shavings is dramatically reduced.

Go to the 1K mile recommendations, being sure o get complete cooling between rides. I was fortunate to get mine in cold weather so I was able to do a lot of 30-50 mile rides between cooling. than ride it like you stole it.

Thanks....Not hard to do since I have been riding in 40-50 degree temps, lol
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #18948
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The XC (not sure about the roadie, someone will have to let us know) has two positions for it's factory risers. You unbolt the bars, and then you can spin the risers 180 degrees on the triple for a small difference in ergos. For me, doing this made the bike much closer to comfortable, both sitting and standing. Check the owners manual for more details.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #18949
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.....the increase in lubricity of oil.....

Oh... that kind of talk right there make me want to start an oil thread.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:45 PM   #18950
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Oh... that kind of talk right there make me want to start an oil thread.
Just as long as we don't turn this thread into an oil thread
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:42 AM   #18951
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Oh... that kind of talk right there make me want to start an oil thread.
Damn trouble makers
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:09 AM   #18952
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Started out bottom of clutch cover, after 3 gaskets and a new cover, it is now leaking at the case seams behind the motor near the swingarm. At least that is what he is telling me. Also seeing residue near the breather cover as well.
That sucks bro, sounds like you got a lemon engine. You don't hear of too many issues with these bikes. Hinkley is usually pretty squared away. Hope you find resolution.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #18953
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I went looking at the Roadie and the XC a few days ago. To me, the bars on the Roadie were too narrow and just didn't feel right, but the bars on the XC felt a little wider and more comfortable.
Idk, but it may be a width issue too you're having. If I got the Roadie, I would try and get them to swap for XC bars.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #18954
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tried both

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The XC (not sure about the roadie, someone will have to let us know) has two positions for it's factory risers. You unbolt the bars, and then you can spin the risers 180 degrees on the triple for a small difference in ergos. For me, doing this made the bike much closer to comfortable, both sitting and standing. Check the owners manual for more details.
I tried both settings, and I found it didn't help. The main problem I found, was the stock XC bars did not have enough sweep. I test rode an Explorer, and found the handlebars had about 1-1/2" more sweep and this cured the problem. The straighter bars kinked my wrists and once I got more sweep , the position was more natural.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #18955
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That sucks bro, sounds like you got a lemon engine. You don't hear of too many issues with these bikes. Hinkley is usually pretty squared away. Hope you find resolution.
Thanks, if I didn't have this problem or the front suspension bounce issue, I think it would be a pretty good bike.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #18956
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Well now I really screwed up. I started a thread before reading tiger thread. I posted in this one instead of the one I started to nuke the thread. I am a dumbass sometimes.

Now CRfan1, I bought and 06 demo Sprint ST. I rode by the book, but scrolling through the computer showed a top speed of 125ish which was way outside break in procedures. The shop didn't clear out the computer before delivering it. It took about 2000 miles to seal up and now has 28k miles on it without a problem. It is for sale by the way to buy a Tiger Roadie.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #18957
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Thanks, if I didn't have this problem or the front suspension bounce issue, I think it would be a pretty good bike.
FWIW, my front end bounce has almost completely disappeared. I don't have any real explanation for it. The only thing I did was undo the pinch bolts and bounce the forks a few times before tightening them up again, as recommended by someone a ways back in one of these threads. That was a few months ago, and I didn't really notice any difference at the time. But lately, the bounce has dropped to nearly imperceptible levels. and I haven't done anything. Don't know what effect it would have, but the ambient temperature seems to be the only real variable. That or more miles on the tire? In any case, it's a pleasing turn of events.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #18958
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Roadie no roadie!!!

I have a Tiger 800 roadie and have to use it every day for work ( riding instructor) I hate my bike and can't wait for it to sell !!! My advice would be, do not buy a Tiger....

PS. I have never felt this way about a motorcycle before
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #18959
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I have a Tiger 800 roadie and have to use it every day for work ( riding instructor) I hate my bike and can't wait for it to sell !!! My advice would be, do not buy a Tiger....

PS. I have never felt this way about a motorcycle before
Not sure why you hate it??? This is one of the best riding bikes I have owned!
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #18960
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I have a Tiger 800 roadie and have to use it every day for work ( riding instructor) I hate my bike and can't wait for it to sell !!! My advice would be, do not buy a Tiger....

PS. I have never felt this way about a motorcycle before
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