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Old 08-19-2012, 05:02 AM   #14056
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I am planning on a fly and ride to pick up my new XC. I have about a 400 mile return trip. I will be traveling pretty light. (no panniers or top case)

Any suggestions out there on "necessary" gear, tools , etc when picking up a new Tiger 800 xc from the dealer for a 400 mile ride home?
Bring a credit card to pay for gas. Enjoy
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:35 AM   #14057
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I completed the 12,000 mile service yesterday, checked valve lash, replaced spark plugs and air filter. Valves all checked good, the exhaust were on the tighter side of the tolerance. Kind of hard to get the feeler gauges in the exhaust side.







The spark plugs definetly need replaced, the center electrodes are noticebly worn.



Air filter needed replaced. I ride about 95% road and 5% gravel.



I installed my new EP radiator guard while I had the plastics off.



Coolant change will be done before winter.
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #14058
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I completed the 12,000 mile service yesterday
Thanks for the report. Were you able to reuse the gaskets?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #14059
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15T counter sproket

We've talked about this before, but who is running a 15T counter sprocket and do you like it? I'll be due for a new on soon and wonder if it will help or hurt overall. My question is: will there be a significant slow speed improvement to counter act the RPM difference at highway speed on average? If you have experience with this gearing, please share your thoughts.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #14060
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Thanks for the report. Were you able to reuse the gaskets?
I bought a new gasket. Why risk an oil leak and all the time to fix?

A word of caution when removing the cam cover you need to be careful that the three locating dowels don't fall out and down the cam chain tunnel. I had one fall but it bounced and ended up on top of my skid plate. It took some searching along with some choice words to find it.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #14061
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I bought a new gasket. Why risk an oil leak and all the time to fix?
Makes sense. That's what I did on my Tiger 1050. For anyone who is interested, Triumph makes an Engine Service Kit with all the parts required, available here: http://www.bikebandit.com/2012-trium...54268sch740855
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:08 AM   #14062
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I bought a new gasket. Why risk an oil leak and all the time to fix?
Whilst I understand your concerns, I reused the gasket fitted by the dealer to my 955Tig at its 36K service at both the 48K & the 60K services without it leaking. You just need to clean it up and add a smear of instant gasket around the relevant surfaces and all is good. I guess if it's damaged or feels as if it's hardened then replace it but mine has always felt flexible and OK to reuse. YMMV as always.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #14063
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Whilst I understand your concerns, I reused the gasket fitted by the dealer to my 955Tig at its 36K service at both the 48K & the 60K services without it leaking. You just need to clean it up and add a smear of instant gasket around the relevant surfaces and all is good. I guess if it's damaged or feels as if it's hardened then replace it but mine has always felt flexible and OK to reuse. YMMV as always.
Yeah, I agree. Different strokes for different folks, and I'm by no means trying to start an argument, but if the gasket comes off fine, it'll go on fine 99% of the time. I check the valves A LOT on my thumpers, and I've never replaced a valve cover gasket.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #14064
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Any suggestions on power adapter to keep the iphone ready if i need it?
There is an outlet near handlebar on the left. It is not a standard 12V automotive outlet, see Powerlet's website for your options.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #14065
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Any suggestions on power adapter to keep the iphone ready if i need it?
You can skip the bulky 12v connectors and go directly to a powered USB port to recharge most electrical devices: http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:47 AM   #14066
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If you do any tight technical stuff, slow crawling, or even get annoyed at slipping the clutch at stoplights, then get the 15t. It's not the be all end all, but it helps a lot, and makes the bike a lot more livable at really slow speeds.

The penalty on the highway isn't bad. I don't notice it being any worse than it was before on the highway. I just did two round trips from CT to PA, mostly highway, cruising 70-85. The engine turns about 6000 at 85.

If you're till concerned, take your bike on the highway and cruise for a bit in 4th or 5th, and see how much you mind the rpms.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #14067
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You can skip the bulky 12v connectors and go directly to a powered USB port to recharge most electrical devices: http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php
I did something similar to this this weekend. I basically cannibalized an old cigarette lighter to cell phone charger (verifying it was 5VDC output). Wired a powerlet connector in the incoming side, and a mini usb on the outlet. This was all stuff I had laying around my garage. I do want to install some usb sockets though. Thanks for the link! :)

Did some quick looking around and found this guy too:
http://shop.pkys.com/blue-sea-system...2-volt-dc.aspx

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #14068
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Pre-load adjuster cover.

Now I admit this ain't going to be much help unless someone can recognise this part.....


I've had it sitting in my "Odds&Sods" bin for years and can't remember where it came from. I think it's off of a speedo cable. A dirt cover. Possibly the gearbox end of the speedo drive off BMW R series. Like I say, I can't remember.
But, it pushes over the pre-load adjuster and protects it from all the sh!t being thrown at it from the rear wheel....


That's with the adjuster fully screwed in but the shaft pushes out through the hole OK



I hope that helps someone.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:44 PM   #14069
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Now I admit this ain't going to be much help unless someone can recognise this part.....


I've had it sitting in my "Odds&Sods" bin for years and can't remember where it came from. I think it's off of a clutch cable at the lever end. A dirt cover. Maybe an XR250RF???? Like I say, I can't remember.
But, it pushes over the pre-load adjuster and protects it from all the sh!t being thrown at it from the rear wheel....


That's with the adjuster fully screwed in but the shaft pushes out through the hole OK



I hope that helps someone.


I am pretty sure I have something similar to that lying around.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #14070
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Now I admit this ain't going to be much help unless someone can recognise this part.....


I've had it sitting in my "Odds&Sods" bin for years and can't remember where it came from. I think it's off of a speedo cable. A dirt cover. Possibly the gearbox end of the speedo drive off BMW R series. Like I say, I can't remember.
But, it pushes over the pre-load adjuster and protects it from all the sh!t being thrown at it from the rear wheel....


That's with the adjuster fully screwed in but the shaft pushes out through the hole OK



I hope that helps someone.
OK, done some searching in my brain and online and think it's this....

CLUTCH/BRAKE CABLE RUBBER SLEEVE (H/BAR END) ........ Pt # 61146

on this page.... http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts....20valve%20Twin under "Control Cables".
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