Tiger Sport 1050 Forum

Please login or register.

News: Why not add an avatar to your profile ?

Author [ES] [MY] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Hey HAMLIN, whatdoya think?  (Read 1202 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SPOAT

  • Tiger God
  • *****
  • Posts: 2710
Hey HAMLIN, whatdoya think?
« on: 17 April, 2012, 06:55:33 PM »
HAMLI N, now that you've wrapped your arms around the new Explorer, what do you think of the following:

The automotive type alternator.   I understand it's designed to run max needed current even at idle.

The oil cooler system.  I understand it doesn't have a conventional type oil cooling radiator.

Thanks for you mechanical input.  I'm not necessarily interested in trading, just want the scuttlebutt on these so-called improvements.

Offline HAMLIN

  • Tiger God
  • *****
  • Posts: 3749
  • City / Town: Bethel, CT
  • Country: USA
Re: Hey HAMLIN, whatdoya think?
« Reply #1 on: 18 April, 2012, 03:16:10 AM »
SPOAT, As a farkle junkie, I love the wattage of the alternator. The shaft looks robust, and I think the cassette tranny is very cool. The heat exchanger (oil cooler) is on the inside, which worries me some, but if it is reliable we will never talk of it again. The engine is very well made, at school we stripped one down to the cases and put it back together, which serves you well in the future if you ever have to go inside. I am disappointed that it doesn't have radial brakes or adjustable forks, I think that on their flagship they should have been included. The tank is a pain to remove/replace, even more so than the 800, which is more trouble than the 1050, which is easy in comparison. The 19" front wheel is a deal breaker for me, but I'm glad it has cast wheels, tubes are a pain (800 XC). SAI is back, oh well! It isn't on the 800.
2016 Stelvio, 2015 Norge, 2008 Breva1200 Sport, 2018 Aprilia Caponord, 2008 Griso. Self employed factory trained Motus, Triumph, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi specialist. Owner, Hamlin Cycles, LLC a Moto Guzzi/Aprilia dealer.

Offline SPOAT

  • Tiger God
  • *****
  • Posts: 2710
Re: Hey HAMLIN, whatdoya think?
« Reply #2 on: 18 April, 2012, 02:26:50 PM »
Thanks....

On a scale of 0 to 10;  How do you rate the difficultly of checking the valve clearances of the new 800 and new 1200 as compared to the 1050 Tiger?  This includes the total time involved (as in removing the tank, etc).


Offline HAMLIN

  • Tiger God
  • *****
  • Posts: 3749
  • City / Town: Bethel, CT
  • Country: USA
Re: Hey HAMLIN, whatdoya think?
« Reply #3 on: 18 April, 2012, 02:37:12 PM »
It is too early to answer that one, I haven't done a 800 yet, but have one scheduled next month, and it will be a while on the 1200...
2016 Stelvio, 2015 Norge, 2008 Breva1200 Sport, 2018 Aprilia Caponord, 2008 Griso. Self employed factory trained Motus, Triumph, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi specialist. Owner, Hamlin Cycles, LLC a Moto Guzzi/Aprilia dealer.

Offline SPOAT

  • Tiger God
  • *****
  • Posts: 2710
Re: Hey HAMLIN, whatdoya think?
« Reply #4 on: 18 April, 2012, 03:08:27 PM »
The reason I asked is because I helped my mate do his BMW slant K bike.

The 1050 is a piece-o-cake in compareson.

Just speculating how difficult the 800 and 1200 are and hoping they are nowhere as difficult as some of the Jap 4's and BMW's I've seen.