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Old 09-19-2013, 09:33 PM   #1756
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Busy weekend..

Installed my tarmac cans for longer trips with the ol' lady. will also get their matching top case soon.

2MM thick ADVMOTORRAD 38L Nomada Cans. Jason definitely is the MAN! The quality, outstanding. Starting at $250 a can they are a steal for what you get.
Wait, those cans are $250 each? Where?
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #1757
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Drilled my first hole in the Tiger tonight...

Added something to the bike that I have on all my bikes..


First, I removed the two 5mm bolts on the plastic pieces on top of the tank... carefully pulled them aside, then removed the two 5mm bolts on the plastic piece that is just around/behind the key.

The bike then looked like this:



I took that piece from around the key and drilled a 1/2" hole in it... and inserted a waterproof momentary push-button switch that I snagged on eBay:





I then took apart the smallest Genie Intellilink garage door opener I could find, soldered connections from its button to the button I installed, wrapped the whole thing in electrical tape, and used 3M VHB double sided tape to tape it to the inside of the plastic piece. Plenty of clearance.




Voila, everything reinstalled, I now have a handy garage door opener on the bike.

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:24 AM   #1758
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Added something to the bike that I have on all my bikes..


First, I removed the two 5mm bolts on the plastic pieces on top of the tank... carefully pulled them aside, then removed the two 5mm bolts on the plastic piece that is just around/behind the key.

The bike then looked like this:



I took that piece from around the key and drilled a 1/2" hole in it... and inserted a waterproof momentary push-button switch that I snagged on eBay:





I then took apart the smallest Genie Intellilink garage door opener I could find, soldered connections from its button to the button I installed, wrapped the whole thing in electrical tape, and used 3M VHB double sided tape to tape it to the inside of the plastic piece. Plenty of clearance.




Voila, everything reinstalled, I now have a handy garage door opener on the bike.

That's brilliant!!

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:25 AM   #1759
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^^^ Sweet!!

Links to components please!! Might be my project for next week!!

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:26 AM   #1760
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^^^ does it work?

Looks awesome if it does. Might be my project for next week!!

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Of course it works.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:00 AM   #1761
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With respect to Barkbusters will the generic ones work or must I buy those specific for the The Tiger?
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:33 AM   #1762
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Of course it works.
Wouldn't work for me as I still have a manual garage door.




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Old 09-20-2013, 06:32 AM   #1763
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I took the LV sticker off of my pipe when I bought it. Nice clean look. BTW, the pipe will fade into a greenish kevlar color after some time in the sun.

JG
^^^ And, that's not really a good thing. Blame it on the "dry" carbon of LV, Two Brothers, and other cans. They will start fraying well before the heavy resin cans.

I've sold a lot of exhausts (used to be the retail front for Scorpion in the USA). You really have to see them, in person, to get an idea of exactly what you're getting. Some have nicer welds, fits, materials, cheaper pricing, etc. Manufacturers are getting better with their galleries and, of course, there are a lot of forums available. But, each person has different criteria as to what fits their needs. Having seen Akropovic next to all the others, there's no doubt I'll always pick their exhausts over anything else, if cost is no concern.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:55 AM   #1764
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With respect to Barkbusters will the generic ones work or must I buy those specific for the The Tiger?
You will be better served by getting the kit specific to the Tiger.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:15 AM   #1765
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I got the Acerbis and they went on pretty easy when my controls were in a more slab oriented location. When I moved them down for a more dirt/standing orientation I spent about an hour to get them to fit. One guard is so tweeked I could barely get the plastic guard to mount.

Next time I'll go the extra$$$
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:17 AM   #1766
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There's very little room around the wires and hoses. I found mine to line up just right with my storms.

Be real careful how you route them and make sure you test lock to lock on your steering before you leave the garage. I almost pinched a wire and the clamp would hit the plastic where it ended up. I had to loosen the brake fitting and angle the hose up a little to bring it up so it wouldn't hit.

I beat the piss out of my barkbusters last weekend in the berkshires, and they held up great. I liked the better coverage and look vs the Acerbis. High quality kit.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #1767
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idk... rider positioning..?

Well i picked up the bike yesterday from the dealer so i doubt it's alignment... maybe it's just a big change from KLR to this
Do not count on that. When I went to adjust the chain for the first time I found that I had received the bike with the rear axle about 3/16" - 1/4" out of alignment!! IF yours is similar, that could be what you feel.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #1768
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Wait, those cans are $250 each? Where?

advmotorrad.com

They "Start" at $250 and go up for options.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #1769
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Do not count on that. When I went to adjust the chain for the first time I found that I had received the bike with the rear axle about 3/16" - 1/4" out of alignment!! IF yours is similar, that could be what you feel.

Did you have the "groan" noise too? I aligned the rear wheel and noise went away
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #1770
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Thanks, just ordered a Sargent seat with sapphire blue piping :)

Super cool man! Post up some pics when you slap it on
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