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Old 06-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #376
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OK, before I break something. Is the front axle a left hand thread? Either that or the dealer torqued the poop out of it during assembly.

I twisted the head right off my little DIY bolt and nut tool. Im headed back to buy a real hex tool.
The pinch bolts are loose right?
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #377
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The pinch bolts are loose right?
What pinch bolts?



























I should have know that would be coming. Yes, they are loose.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #378
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I should have know that would be coming. Yes, they are loose.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:28 PM   #379
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OK, before I break something. Is the front axle a left hand thread? Either that or the dealer torqued the poop out of it during assembly.

I twisted the head right off my little DIY bolt and nut tool. Im headed back to buy a real hex tool.
Maybe the dealer didn't over-torque it, and instead you have a touch of galvanic action helping to hold it in place
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #380
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The front axle is a big heavy duty piece with big threads at the end - it's easy to get it torqued in there pretty tight. You need a 17mm allen tool that you can put a real wrench on, not just a big allen key, although it doesn't need to be that tight.

I bought one of these the day after I picked up the bike and realized they didn't provide anything in the took pack to get the front wheel off with. This aluminum one is light, but stupid expensive...


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Old 06-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #381
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More service items

I'm at 6500 and so I'm doing various maintenance as soon as I see a need. Based on Bueller's post for this lower motor mount (he posted it up in the prep for dirt thread) I took mine apart today and got about 3/4 of a turn on it. The very slight buzz at 4-5Krpm is now gone. My Tiger is back to butter-smooth throughout the rpm range again.

In order to get to that lower motor mount you have to remove the brake and shifter pivots - they are locktited in. Good opportunity to grease them, both were serously lacking proper lubricant. Re-greased and blue locktited them back in after torquing the motormount bolt.

I think this is a must-do service on the pivots as well as checking the motor mount.

Courtesy Bueler's post on the lower motor mount bolt and shim:

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I was also getting a thunk in the stemhead on rough road sections even though I had already tightened the bearings. This time I thought I would completely disassemble and inspect it, re-torque it all. The tink/thunk I was getting is now gone.

So factory grease isn't completely missing, but they sure are stingey about it....I loaded it up with waterproof grease on reassembly.

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While I was putting the front end back together I thought it was a good time to rebalance both tires, took about an ounce on both ends to true them up. Makes for really smooth running on the hiway.


And it was a good time to look at the front fender mounts and figure out how to raise it a bit. I think the factory setting is too close to the tire for gravel and mud.

The fork leg mount has a plastic stand off that is fastened with a plastic plug in the center hole - and it turns out to be threaded same as the top and bottom mounting holes. So I just drilled another hole in the fender/fork slider guard and moved it up one. Then made a couple of extender brackets for the rear fender mount out of 3/4X1/8" aluminum. If you look close you can see the left side one in the pics. Reused all the existing fasteners, just added a 6M bolt with nyloc to fasten the fender to the new brackets. The brakeline cross over is JUST long enough to accomodate this extra inch or so of fender height.


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Old 06-16-2013, 05:14 AM   #382
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The motor mount write up is actually posted in this thread, a couple of pages back.

Glad it helped the vibration issues! Between that and synchronizing the throttle bodies yesterday as part of my 12k service mine feels like a new bike.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:44 AM   #383
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browneye, have you compressed the front forks with the fender extension. Bad things might happen after a large bump
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #384
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browneye, have you compressed the front forks with the fender extension. Bad things might happen after a large bump
I have not...measuring it's gonna be really close!


EDIT: I've run the fork legs down flush with the top clamp. Measing travel and clearance I may be short an eighth to a quarter inch. I guess If I bottom it I'll find out if it hits. Or I could remove the caps and run them all the way up and see if the fender hits the lower clamp.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #385
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9000 mile service?

For the past few hundred miles I have had the service symbol pop up during initial startup. The little wrench symbol has been accompanied by a mileage countdown. I am now at 9000 miles and the wrench symbol is on all the time now.

I was not aware of a 9000 mile service interval. What's up? Does anyone else have this?

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Old 06-16-2013, 10:16 AM   #386
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I was not aware of a 9000 mile service interval. What's up? Does anyone else have this?
Every 6000 miles or every year. Is that what it is?
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:47 AM   #387
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For the past few hundred miles I have had the service symbol pop up during initial startup. The little wrench symbol has been accompanied by a mileage countdown. I am now at 9000 miles and the wrench symbol is on all the time now.

I was not aware of a 9000 mile service interval. What's up? Does anyone else have this?

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The regular service interval is 6K - major at 12K or 2 years which includes valve clearance check.
Perhaps your dealer reset your service indicator at 3K.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:05 AM   #388
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For the past few hundred miles I have had the service symbol pop up during initial startup. The little wrench symbol has been accompanied by a mileage countdown. I am now at 9000 miles and the wrench symbol is on all the time now.

I was not aware of a 9000 mile service interval. What's up? Does anyone else have this?

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I thought I read over on another Tiger forum the service interval can be set to whatever desired numbers.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:30 AM   #389
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I thought I read over on another Tiger forum the service interval can be set to whatever desired numbers.
I'm not 100% sure if the actual software at the dealer is similar/same as my Dealertool program, but I can put in any mileage number up to 6000 (maximum) for my next service.


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Old 06-17-2013, 06:38 AM   #390
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I got rid of the wrench light this weekend using the dealertool. Worked just great. I noticed you are only able to go up to 6000 on the reset, was hoping to set it higher. Is that all we get.
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