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Offline gosling 1

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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #10 on: 14 September, 2018, 11:21:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by cj123287 [+]
So looked into the plates and yep they are the stock ones. I've also looked into the sag and it's out by miles. Tried to adjust and found I require new stiffer shocks 😭😭😭 this sucks but i know now what the problem is 😂😂

I can't see any problems with the ride. The back is a little bouncy but like I said before I'm going into my local dealer tomorrow are getting new stiffer shocks ordered for front and rear.

Interesting, like ZuluTiger, I'm 6' tall with a 34" inseam. I too have an Ohlins rear shock and modified forks both with significantly stiffer springs than stock. I can not completely flat foot when sitting on my bike either. There is a ton of info here about suspension mods for the Mk1 Tiger (07-12). Ranging from oil and spring changes to complete replacement of rear shock and fork internals.
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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #11 on: 14 September, 2018, 11:26:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
Interesting, like ZuluTiger, I'm 6' tall with a 34" inseam. I too have an Ohlins rear shock and modified forks both with significantly stiffer springs than stock. I can not completely flat foot when sitting on my bike either. There is a ton of info here about suspension mods for the Mk1 Tiger (07-12). Ranging from oil and spring changes to complete replacement of rear shock and fork internals.

Thank you for the good advice bro. Will be going to local dealer tomorrow to get advice where to go next  :031:
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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #12 on: 14 September, 2018, 11:38:16 AM »
This site has a spring rate calculator and info on the stock spring rates. I am about 200 lbs. and running 1.0 kg/mm front springs and a 15.0 kg/mm rear spring. How many miles has your Tiger done? I have read the OEM rear shock gets a bit sloppy after about 15,000 miles.


http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/12/Triumph/Tiger%201050/2010-11
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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #13 on: 14 September, 2018, 11:40:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by cj123287 [+]
Looking into getting new springs for front also as are also out by miles. :232: :232: :232:

Have you looked at servicing the forks. I changed the fork oil on mine and it felt miles better after.
I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #14 on: 14 September, 2018, 11:42:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by gosling 1 [+]
This site has a spring rate calculator and info on the stock spring rates. I am about 200 lbs. and running 1.0 kg/mm front springs and a 15.0 kg/mm rear spring. How many miles has your Tiger done? I have read the OEM rear shock gets a bit sloppy after about 15,000 miles.


http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/12/Triumph/Tiger%201050/2010-11

Bikes done over 45,000km so might be a good idea to get the shocks and springs serviced.
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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #15 on: 14 September, 2018, 11:43:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Woodie [+]
Have you looked at servicing the forks. I changed the fork oil on mine and it felt miles better after.

Sounds like a bloody good idea bro. Will throw that one in when I tslk to my local dealership tomorrow.
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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #16 on: 14 September, 2018, 11:49:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by cj123287 [+]
Sounds like a bloody good idea bro. Will throw that one in when I tslk to my local dealership tomorrow.

I'm 6' with a 34 inside, I can flat foot at junctions but struggle to get my leg over.....  :008:
I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #17 on: 23 September, 2018, 09:53:44 PM »
so starting with the front, they recon the last owner was a short [censored] and change the make up of the forks, go them in the shop getting looked at so will keep you all updated with whats happening
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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #18 on: 23 September, 2018, 09:56:13 PM »


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Re: Suspension lift kit
« Reply #19 on: 23 September, 2018, 10:27:02 PM »
blimey those calipers could do with a bit of TLC while your at it  :192: