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Old 08-30-2012, 02:14 AM   #91
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Mick,
Will have to get out for a ride soon. Got a few committments to cover in Sept but after that is looking clear at the moment.
sounds like we have a ride coming on

oh and pic's of the new girl..you know the rules lol
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:07 AM   #92
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I swore I would never part with my Transalp.

Then I made the mistake of test riding a Tiger XC a month or so ago.........

Couldn't stop thinking about it. Finally had to scratch the itch.

Picking it up this Tuesday.

Wife will have a shock when she gets back from overseas. Wish me luck.......

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:35 AM   #93
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I have had my tigger for a while now and really like the bike. I am starting to think the tigger design team was an after school project in some ways.

Who in there right mind would wrap a wiring loom around the rear shock and linkage.

Spent yesterday arvo relocating the wiring loom and removing the side stand switch.
I've heard there's a design fault with the airbox & stepper motor...
Fixed with a pre-cleaner on the airbox & lubeing the stepper linkage...
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:20 AM   #94
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I've heard there's a design fault with the airbox & stepper motor...
Fixed with a pre-cleaner on the airbox & lubeing the stepper linkage...
Where's the pic for "oh god not this shit again"...
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #95
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Morning all, wandered down to the "big smoke" yesterday and took a 800XC for a test ride for half an hour or so and i have to say it was sublime, simple as that. It had the Arrow exhaust fitted and that triple sure sounded sweet the test ride guy had the standard bike and i reckon that standard exhaust would make me want to cut myself pretty quick, that horrible whine!
I was quite surprised at the power from so low down and its generally easy going manner, ride position was good, nice and light and chuckable etc etc.
Questions (mind you i havn't started searching the site yet) is there a way to lower the pegs? Even with the seat up i found it a little cramped. This bike was the non-ABS model and i found the brakes a little "wooden" has anyone else found this and am i right in assuming that a brake pad upgrade might fix it? Lastly, gearing, the bike had plenty of grunt low down so i'd consider gearing the bike up for general use, maybe one tooth up on the front sprocket, anyone done that and what were the results?

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Old 09-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #96
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Hey Bill,

In answers to your questions.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

How tall are you? Standard seat at high setting seems fine for those of us I. The six foot plus range. Perhaps your bike had the low setting or the super low seat.

A set of 2 inch rox risers make a world of difference if you like to stand up"
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:59 PM   #97
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Hey Bill,

In answers to your questions.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

How tall are you? Standard seat at high setting seems fine for those of us I. The six foot plus range. Perhaps your bike had the low setting or the super low seat.

A set of 2 inch rox risers make a world of difference if you like to stand up"
I'm 6'3'' so I'll need risers. Do the 2 inch Rox work with the standard cables?

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #98
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Like Wig i'm in the 6'3 range but my knees are pretty stuffed so i need a bit of legroom, the bike had a stndard seat at the high setting and that was pretty good, i'm really looking for another inch of height, so at a pinch i could probably raise the seat. I fitted Fastway pegs to one of my beemers and that worked a treat so that could be a solution too perhaps.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #99
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Where's the pic for "oh god not this shit again"...
So what are saying..."nothing to worry about,go test ride one..."
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:36 PM   #100
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Do Fastaway do pegs for the Tiger? I cant find them on their website.



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Like Wig i'm in the 6'3 range but my knees are pretty stuffed so i need a bit of legroom, the bike had a stndard seat at the high setting and that was pretty good, i'm really looking for another inch of height, so at a pinch i could probably raise the seat. I fitted Fastway pegs to one of my beemers and that worked a treat so that could be a solution too perhaps.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #101
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Do Fastaway do pegs for the Tiger? I cant find them on their website.
Dunno! Sorry was just using that as an example
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:15 PM   #102
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I'm 6'3'' so I'll need risers. Do the 2 inch Rox work with the standard cables?

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #103
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No worries. Just looking for an alternative to the standard pegs (not pivot pegs)


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Old 09-23-2012, 01:10 AM   #104
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So what are saying..."nothing to worry about,go test ride one..."
Don't test ride one unless you are serious about buying one, else you could find yourself in a bit of pickle....
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:16 AM   #105
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SW Motech do a footpeg that is a fair bit lower (maybe 15-20mm). They have an optional rubber insert too so not a bad option. If you end up with a Tiger let me know as I have a set in the shed you can have cheap.

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