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Old 12-15-2011, 01:43 AM   #10066
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Just picked up my new xc abs today took her straight out on the dirt she went great have the original battlewings on at road pressures and i was amazed how well she handles on the dirt a big dual purpose that can actually dual purpose fantastic-couple of things i found were on the woops there is a clonk from down below i think its the side stand banging and the abs should have a switch to turn off on the bars . Got her home the family came rushing out to see the new bike what i got was "we just spent $20,000 on a new bike and its covered in mud allready" woohoo
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:24 AM   #10067
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Just picked up my new xc abs today took her straight out on the dirt she went great have the original battlewings on at road pressures and i was amazed how well she handles on the dirt a big dual purpose that can actually dual purpose fantastic-couple of things i found were on the woops there is a clonk from down below i think its the side stand banging and the abs should have a switch to turn off on the bars . Got her home the family came rushing out to see the new bike what i got was "we just spent $20,000 on a new bike and its covered in mud allready" woohoo
Congrats on your new bike. Looks like you're already enjoying it to the full.
Re the clanking over bumps, there's much speculation about that on this thread.
Do you have a centre stand fitted? Check that it's fitted correctly and the rubber bung is still there.
Head bearing have been known to "settle in" and need adjustment early on.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:13 AM   #10068
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Congrats on your new bike. Looks like you're already enjoying it to the full.
Re the clanking over bumps, there's much speculation about that on this thread.
Do you have a centre stand fitted? Check that it's fitted correctly and the rubber bung is still there.
Head bearing have been known to "settle in" and need adjustment early on.
Thanks mate
No centre stand-i might tie the sidestand up on the weekend and see if it is that-oh and the weekend she is doing 500 ks of road dirt and sand a baptism of fire

I dont think i will be able to keep the revs down for run in tho 5000rpm then 6000 then 7000 ill be too bored and too old to enjoy her if i stick to those rules
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:29 AM   #10069
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Thanks mate
I dont think i will be able to keep the revs down for run in tho 5000rpm then 6000 then 7000 ill be too bored and too old to enjoy her if i stick to those rules
My advice, as the 9 years owner of a Tiger955, is that Triumphs last a long time if you run them in according to their schedule. You can bend it a bit by increasing the revs a little early but generally I'd stick to it. My reasoning is that my 955 still doesn't use any oil at 65000 miles old and runs sweet as a nut.
In any case, at the rate you're riding it the running in period will be over pretty quick anyway.
The other thing I'll add is that I'm finding that I ride the 800 between 4K & 6K rpm anyway so you won't really loose too much by sticking to the regime.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:44 AM   #10070
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Cheers blacktiger
My first triumph bike so thanks for info-have a TR7 and that has been a money pit childhood dream car {i can here the rust forming from here} but i do love it I think
Had a look at a pair of TKC 80s today noice they will be following me home one day
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:10 AM   #10071
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Cheers blacktiger
My first triumph bike so thanks for info-have a TR7 and that has been a money pit childhood dream car {i can here the rust forming from here} but i do love it I think
Had a look at a pair of TKC 80s today noice they will be following me home one day
TR7 eh? That's a blast from the (bad) past.

Tyres? Take a look at Heidenau K60 Scouts. I've used them a lot and they're really good at being a 50/50 dual sport tyre. http://www.reifenwerk-heidenau.de/mo...20f0f2fbae16ab
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:48 AM   #10072
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Dyno tuning the Street Triple cam swap friday! Excited as can be.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #10073
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I'd be very interested in seeing a picture of that switch plate. I've been contemplating several options myself and would be interested in seeing your solution.
I'll try to remember to take a pic this weekend.

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:23 AM   #10074
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Dyno tuning the Street Triple cam swap friday! Excited as can be.

Anxious to see the results as well. Thanks for pioneering this for us!!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:05 AM   #10075
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Got mine, too, about a week ago. Nice stuff, nice guy. Can't imagine any situation where you couldn't strap whatever you need to that rack (short of being ridiculous).
you have tempted fate ! Poor fool - I forsee you will need to strap something ridiculous to your rack in the near future. Do not mess with fate young sir !
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:08 AM   #10076
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Dyno tuning the Street Triple cam swap friday! Excited as can be.
I'm looking forward to the results.

I hope you will get the top end rush AND keep the torque
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #10077
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Has anyone installed a Gerbing's permanent dual controller on a Tiger 800? I'm looking for mounting and routing ideas. The two rotary switch controls are going to require a lot of clearance behind a mounting panel, and I think I may have to make a mounting box to contain them, and them attach that box somewhere. Thoughts?
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #10078
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My advice, as the 9 years owner of a Tiger955, is that Triumphs last a long time if you run them in according to their schedule. You can bend it a bit by increasing the revs a little early but generally I'd stick to it. My reasoning is that my 955 still doesn't use any oil at 65000 miles old and runs sweet as a nut.
In any case, at the rate you're riding it the running in period will be over pretty quick anyway.
The other thing I'll add is that I'm finding that I ride the 800 between 4K & 6K rpm anyway so you won't really loose too much by sticking to the regime.
Ride it! Hate to tell you that you bike was on Triumph's Dyno before it left the factory....don't think they babied it.
Triumph's machine work on their motors is state of art. Ride it...don't beat it & she'll run forever.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:01 PM   #10079
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Dyno tuning the Street Triple cam swap friday! Excited as can be.
Bring it on!!!
Hopefully this will bring some serious "Giddy up" to the XC's motor.
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #10080
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Has anyone installed a Gerbing's permanent dual controller on a Tiger 800? I'm looking for mounting and routing ideas. The two rotary switch controls are going to require a lot of clearance behind a mounting panel, and I think I may have to make a mounting box to contain them, and them attach that box somewhere. Thoughts?
I'm working on a mounting solution for a firstgear heated grip controller. Still in the contemplation stage. Thinking there is room under the instrument cluster for some sort of switch mounting plate. I'm equally curious to hear how anyone else has solved this problem.

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