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Old 03-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #11446
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #11447
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Took a nice ride today in the lower Sierras (about 5,000 ft) from Reno to Loyalton and Portola to avoid most of the sand on the roads. It was a nice warm day around 65 Degrees so not cold. Bright sunshine and a great bike. We did around 180 miles. It was comfortable and the tall windscreen did the job quite well. No dirt today as there is a lot of snow around and the trails are not easily accessible.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #11448
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I'm looking for a small screen for summer months. Recommendations?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #11449
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I'm looking for a small screen for summer months. Recommendations?
Madstad owners, now is a good time to post pics of your bikes with the screen removed.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #11450
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Madstad owners, now is a good time to post pics of your bikes with the screen removed.
Great idea!

Anybody ever use the MRA touring screen? Yes. it looks out of place. Yes. it may still be too big, but it looks like the rake is pretty, well raked. Thoughts?
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #11451
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I'm looking for a small screen for summer months. Recommendations?
I'll use the standard shield all the way back with the Triumph adjusters. Works great for me right now. Installed it yesterday ...
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #11452
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Picked her up yesterday, absolutely love the bike!

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Old 03-05-2012, 06:23 AM   #11453
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Picked her up yesterday, absolutely love the bike!

Nice. How'd the whole dealer experience go for you?
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:23 AM   #11454
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Picked her up yesterday, absolutely love the bike!

Sweet!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:47 AM   #11455
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I'm looking for a small screen for summer months. Recommendations?
I have a Cee Baily short "summer screen" that I got for my f658GS that didn't prove to be any better than the OEM but looking at it, I believe that with a little band sawing, it would make a very attractive summer screen to fit to the Madstad base on my Tiger. I would still have some adjustibility and could keep the laminar flow benefits of the Madstad system.

If it works but doesnt look good, I might order a cut down screen direct from Madstad.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:08 AM   #11456
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Picked her up yesterday, absolutely love the bike!
Nice one mate and in the best colour too. Enjoy.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:17 AM   #11457
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Thanks all.

I have to say: best bike overall I ever had. And I had a few. Is it better at everything? No, likely not. But it seems to me the best overall package for myself.

And the engine is easily the best I ever experienced in a bike.

Re dealer experience: so far, mixed. Not good, not bad. Took quite some time for them to get me a realistic offer on my GS. The rest was easy. When I picked the bike up, the chain was too loose, but okay, better than too tight. Steering head seems loose, too - will mention that on first service.

One question for the folks here: On deceleration, there is a pronounced "rattle like sound", seems to come from the exhaust area. I read some articles complaining about the same, so I guess it might be normal. But - is it really?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #11458
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1) Took quite some time for them to get me a realistic offer on my GS.

2) Steering head seems loose, too - will mention that on first service.

3) One question for the folks here: On deceleration, there is a pronounced "rattle like sound", seems to come from the exhaust area. I read some articles complaining about the same, so I guess it might be normal. But - is it really?
1) that's because no-one wants them any more.

2) mine were too. Seems to be a common thing. as you say, mention it to the dealer and they'll adjust at first service.

3) quite normal, although on mine it seems to have disappeared now at 12K.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #11459
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Thanks all.

I have to say: best bike overall I ever had. And I had a few. Is it better at everything? No, likely not. But it seems to me the best overall package for myself.

And the engine is easily the best I ever experienced in a bike.

Re dealer experience: so far, mixed. Not good, not bad. Took quite some time for them to get me a realistic offer on my GS. The rest was easy. When I picked the bike up, the chain was too loose, but okay, better than too tight. Steering head seems loose, too - will mention that on first service.

One question for the folks here: On deceleration, there is a pronounced "rattle like sound", seems to come from the exhaust area. I read some articles complaining about the same, so I guess it might be normal. But - is it really?
If your Tiger was constructed around lunch time at the factory, pop corn may have made it into the exhaust can, pretty common. Sorry, anyway what you are hearing is a little off throttle popping from the EPA mandated lean ECU mixture. The catalitic converter and exhaust can internals alter the sound into what you are hearing. They all do it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:37 AM   #11460
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Yeah, as said, I read from others that they hear "the same" or what I interpret as the same sound. My wife was riding behind me on her F650GS and telling me that she hears something rattling ... and she was at least 20 to 30m behind ... I'll get used to it.

Steering head - I read also that some seem to be loose. I don't have a centerstand, so right now this is "just a feel", not certainty as it could be the calipers / pads rocking. But it feels more like steering head, just from experience.

Regarding nobody wanting the GS anymore - nah, you can say a lot about the Beemers, but resale value is outstanding. And people love them. I loved mine too, but wanted something with less weight and a smoother engine. Would have accepted the weight if they could put a 1050 triple in the standard GS chassis though ... The Explorer is just a size too big ... more in the GS Adventure weight class than in the GS class.
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