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Offline Grouchybastard

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #10 on: 24 May, 2019, 04:33:54 AM »
 :405:   Share some ride photos. You're in a beautiful part of the country. 

Then dial that bike in and I think you'll keep it.    :031:

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #11 on: 24 May, 2019, 07:46:39 AM »
I drove the BMW, Honda and Triumph today.

I let my buddy drive the triumph and he really liked it. It was nice to see someone else on it and see the way the suspension worked for him.

I think after 66K the rear shock is tired. I firmed it up but don't know how to adjust or crank down the preload.

I don't have any pictures of the bike on the road but here is the type of scenery I was driving with earlier today.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kvY8HT8qmtUGz3zs9


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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #12 on: 24 May, 2019, 09:08:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by coug66 [+]
I think after 66K the rear shock is tired. I firmed it up but don't know how to adjust or crank down the preload.
Hate to break this to you but that shock is good for 15 - 20 K. That's also the recommended service interval for a decent shock. The stock unit is a bit on the (errm) budget side and not really serviceable.
My suggestion is just replace the unit. Plenty of decent aftermarket alternatives that won't break the bank.
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #13 on: 24 May, 2019, 01:09:26 PM »
firemanjim had a take-off rear shock for sale in the parts and accessories forum couple weeks ago.  Worth looking into. 

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #14 on: 24 May, 2019, 03:57:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Hate to break this to you but that shock is good for 15 - 20 K. That's also the recommended service interval for a decent shock. The stock unit is a bit on the (errm) budget side and not really serviceable.
My suggestion is just replace the unit. Plenty of decent aftermarket alternatives that won't break the bank.
Mine is deffo due for replacement, on 61 k mikes now , I really feel the bumps front and back now and gets quite tiring on my commute home.  :180:
Yam RD125 DX, Kwak GPZ305, Honda CB400T, 1983 Kwak GT550, Suzuki GSF650 Bandit, Tiger 1050SE .... got there in the end.

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #15 on: 25 May, 2019, 09:47:17 PM »
looks like I need a 900 to 1000 spring.  the stock is 650 lb

EIBACH 2.250" ID x 8" Long 900 lb Red Coil-Over Spring P/N 0800-225-0900

i installed crash bars, and a led low beam. the cover was tight so i put longer screws on the cover with small nuts as bushings to get airflow.

I also installed a rear tail  bag on the seat, i love the built in loops for the purpose.  the engine bars were triumph product and were decent quality. going to mount a couple of led spots to the bars soon.

i will take pictures soon. i went on a dirt bike ride behind my place yesterday. honda 650

i was looking at 1200 explorers when i found the 1050. the 650 is better at the forest roads i have near by. the tiger is much better at the roads. so i am keeing both and using the bike suited for conditions.

will get tiger pictures soon

https://photos.app.goo.gl/28SYkyHH5NHCzHvt6




« Last Edit: 25 May, 2019, 09:59:25 PM by coug66 »

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #16 on: 26 May, 2019, 12:09:03 AM »
Wow coog those are some awesome photos  :020:
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I hope you like Tiger pictures
« Reply #17 on: 27 May, 2019, 05:52:42 AM »
I hope you like Tiger pictures. I took a little ride to test out my new phone mount
 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-Cell-Phone-Handlebar-Mount-Holder-USB-Charger-With-Switch/312628238345

I havnt wired up the powered USB but it holds the phone nicely.

I also wanted to test the new LED low beam headlight.  the set up works pretty well. flat beam not bad for on coming cars and does a nice job overall.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/HgCsLrXoGKTKeQUW8


I think once I get the suspension sorted I am going to really love this bike. The sag is set too low and with a 1000lb spring I should have all the cushion I need.



« Last Edit: 27 May, 2019, 06:10:45 AM by coug66 »

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #18 on: 27 May, 2019, 06:36:37 PM »
 :401: Coug .

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Re: hello from Washington State USA
« Reply #19 on: 01 June, 2019, 01:46:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by Hamilton [+]
:401: Coug .

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YYpvxQ9HwrNEzDmP9

Went looking for you Hamilton, but small as that place was they had not heard about another Tiger driver?

Thanks for the welcome everyone.  :169: