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Old 05-01-2011, 11:46 AM   #16
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Any chance one of you can post the maintenance intervals and requirements? Do throttle bodies have to be sychronized? I assume valve checks are every 12k? Oil change intervals?
Gladly!

First service is at 500 miles and is basically an oil change and general checkup.

You repeat the oil change service every 6000 miles as well as throttle body balance (the easy way to do the throttle body balance is with the DealerTool software, as you get the throttle body readouts on the screen and then just adjust until they show balanced).

Valve check/adjustment every 12,000 miles along with replacing the coolant and replacement of the air filter.

Seems to be pretty much the same service schedule as the 1050.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:48 AM   #17
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Nice write up, useful info. Is that your blue Tiger 1050 on craigslist? I was just looking at the add then stumbled upon this thread. I think I want the XC
Yeah that's mine. You don't want the XC, you want my 1050!

Actually I was riding the 1050 this morning and was struck again by how good it is. It's been a great bike for me and I will truly miss it - it does everything very well and I've got it set up just right...

It's gonna make a great bike for somebody.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:42 PM   #18
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How is the wind management? I've heard buffeting is minimal with the stock screen, which is kind of amazing for an adventure type bike.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:28 PM   #19
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How is the wind management? I've heard buffeting is minimal with the stock screen, which is kind of amazing for an adventure type bike.
I rode it on a very calm day so I don't know how side drafts & such would affect it. But it was absolutely smooth up to about 90 or so. I didn't go any faster, as I didn't want to beat the hell out of what will ultimately be someone else's new motorcycle.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #20
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I rode it on a very calm day so I don't know how side drafts & such would affect it. But it was absolutely smooth up to about 90 or so. I didn't go any faster, as I didn't want to beat the hell out of what will ultimately be someone else's new motorcycle.
Thats great to hear - the wind management on my Strom, and any Strom, is terrible.

How tall are you?
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #21
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buffeting varies a lot based on physical proportions. I got a tremendous amount of buffeting on the Tiger 800. Actually it was some of the worst buffeting I've ever experienced. Beyond the 60 mph range it became awful. If I wanted one of these bikes, I would need the address that problem before anything else. I'm 6 ft
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #22
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Thats great to hear - the wind management on my Strom, and any Strom, is terrible.

How tall are you?
Not tall at all - 5'8" with a 30" inseam. But I was also sitting behind the standard height windshield. I believe there is a tall windshield available.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #23
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Super summary, thanks!
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:38 PM   #24
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Beyond the 60 mph range it became awful. If I wanted one of these bikes, I would need the address that problem before anything else. I'm 6 ft
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Damn, I'm 6ft. Maybe a tall screen will help, but buffeting is hard to beat on anything with Adventurish geometry.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #25
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Damn, I'm 6ft. Maybe a tall screen will help, but buffeting is hard to beat on anything with Adventurish geometry.

what's funny is that when I came back from my test ride, there were two guys who had ridden it just before I did; one taller than me (probably about 6' 4"), and one shorter than me (maybe 5' 7"). I had a conversation with them about the bike. Neither of them felt the buffeting that I did. I've come to think that 6 ft is the sweet spot for buffeting on these types of bikes.

The only bike of this style that never gave me a buffeting problem was the Multistrada 1100. It was just a perfect stream of clean air coming over the top of that shield
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:47 PM   #26
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I am 6'1" and have no buffeting from my T800. No problems with the seat in either position. I have the regular screen.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:38 PM   #27
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I'm on my second Tiger, 06' Girlie, 10' 1055. I agree, the 1055 feels very top heavy and not very confidence inspiring. Glad to hear problem solved on the 800. Two quesions: what about the notchy gear boxes? Both my Tigers have had sucky trannies! Also, is the 800 power really enough for the roadie long haul? I put a 19 tooth front sprocket on both Tigers to bring the RPMs down (4,500K RPM @ 75 MPH), but it really tames the torque down... front wheel never comes off the ground anymore unless I really mean it.

That said, I'm still sold on the brand, but still looking for the perfect motorcycle.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:43 PM   #28
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How's the engine performance ? Any vibration? Shifting ?

I rode a street triple which as you know is the same motor with smaller internals..It seemed to be kind of vibey compared to the speed 1050...But it had great shift action and was very similar in power delivery (instant pulling power at all rpm kind of way) but just not as strong...But a good motor overall just a tad vibey...So I'm curious about the 800..The bike looks nice BTW...Looks like a perfect all around bike!
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:59 PM   #29
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Damn, I'm 6ft. Maybe a tall screen will help, but buffeting is hard to beat on anything with Adventurish geometry.
Your style of helmet might make a difference in the buffeting department. Try a demo ride with your helmet on the exact model of bike you want to buy.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:25 AM   #30
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Any chance one of you can post the maintenance intervals and requirements? Do throttle bodies have to be sychronized? I assume valve checks are every 12k? Oil change intervals?

Thanks!

I demo'd one a couple of weeks ago and really liked it. Not sure I would by one, but maybe...

Throttle bodies on the Khelein fuel injections is cake.

With TuneECU or Tuneboy you can get the MAF voltages so it only takes about 10 minutes if you build an extender harness so you can run the bike with the tank off.
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