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Offline tiggersteve

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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #20 on: 19 September, 2011, 06:51:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by AnarchoXen [+]
New Guzzi shafts work well. Called CARC. It didn't sit down too bad WOT but those seals made me nervous. I was always waiting for one to fail.  :034:
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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #21 on: 19 September, 2011, 09:57:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by tigerballs [+]
I believe that the boys at Hinckley went with shaft drive so that they wouldn't have to be bothered designing a chaingard of adequate length.
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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #22 on: 20 September, 2011, 10:41:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by tigerballs [+]
I'd be very hesitant to be the guinea pig for this model only because of the shaft drive. It took BMW years to get it right.
The Rocket has had a shaft drive for years now.
Any report of failing trannies there?
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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #23 on: 20 September, 2011, 11:31:26 AM »
Our Tiger 1050 model is a great example of how Triumph's Quality Control and Testing is pretty well spot on  :046:
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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #24 on: 20 September, 2011, 05:40:53 PM »
I'm actually pretty excited for this bike.  :002:
The 1200 GS was top on my list for bike options and having had a KLR 650, Vstrom 650 prior,  I do miss the 19" front for taking "off-road" (gravel road, which the tiger works fine but street tires get ripped up pretty bad)

Shaft Drive is going to be on my next bike.

The BMW bikes are nice but maintaining them is very $$$.

The Tiger has historically been more dirt orientated until the 1050 when it kinda stepped into a tall sport bike persona which many love but it looks to be turning into a large version of the current 800 (which is a nice bike).

Hopefully the shifting is butter smooth.   I'll wait and it'll be on the top of my list or I'll buy a sport tourer and a 250cc dual sport that can actually do single track roads.



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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #25 on: 21 September, 2011, 09:39:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
Our Tiger 1050 model is a great example of how Triumph's Quality Control and Testing is pretty well spot on  :046:

Yeah, lovely smooth gearbox, spot on fuelling, effective screen, brilliant lights, practical luggage. Now that's what I call quality control and testing  :016:


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Re: Re: Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #26 on: 21 September, 2011, 01:56:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by indytiger1050 [+]

A belt drive would be a fantastic option, no shaft jack, same power loss as a chain, belt would smooth drive lash, no chain lube or sling.   
If they can use belts on 1200 hp superchargers it can handle the power of a Tiger.

Never had a belt drive, but always wondered why more bikes don't have them. Can't think of one Nap bike with one... In many ways its a great compromise: smoother than chain, more efficient than shaft, simple and relatively cheap. Have driven a modern R1200 and could not find any adverse effect from the shaft-  think they have come a long way since they were first brought out.
Think a belt driven 1050 Tiger could have worked. Maybe shaft is better for offroad on bikes like GS.

 

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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #27 on: 21 September, 2011, 03:30:28 PM »
A belt drive system would be great but it does have some draw backs on a bike like the Tiger and especially on a bike that may be used on dirt and gravel roads. The relatively long suspension travel of The Tiger would mean using a belt tension pulley like was used on Buells. Another problem would be protecting the belt drive from a rock or pebble being caught between the pulley and the belt which could damage the belt. These problems could be overcome I'm sure and a belt system would have the advantage of being maintenance free and very light weight.
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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #28 on: 21 September, 2011, 03:45:47 PM »
Belt drives are great but its always a complete back end strip down to change a belt.
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Re: Tiger 1200
« Reply #29 on: 21 September, 2011, 03:52:54 PM »
I had an XV-1700 from 2002 to 2005. Loved the belt drive.
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