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Offline MessyJesse96

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Scraping exhaust on right turns
« on: 14 January, 2020, 06:02:06 AM »
I have put about 5 or 6 thousand miles on my 2008 tiger 1050. I have been riding on the street for about 7 years now. Started on a Yamaha RD350 moved to a CBR F4I then to my ex Lola (FZ1)  When I'm riding in the twisties (aggressively) on right hand turns I have been scraping the exhaust shield.

I was wondering if anyone has had the same issue or do i need to lose a few pounds (250) or drop some cash on suspension. Can I stiffen the monoshock like on a dirt bike?

I told the dealer to tighten it up as much as he could when I bought it but I think he just stiffened the rebound.

Yes I know losing some weight certainly would help.

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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #1 on: 14 January, 2020, 08:40:59 AM »
May be worth checking if you have a lowering kit fitted on the bike, that would ground out sooner.
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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #2 on: 14 January, 2020, 10:55:53 AM »
 :745: I'd have thought many other bits would have grounded out well before the heat shield?  :084:

If still stock, it needs new suspension with suitable spring rates, those earlier T1050's were renowned for poor suspension/handling even when new. Gonna be a lot worse at 12 years old with a heavy load anorl.
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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #3 on: 14 January, 2020, 12:22:13 PM »
I found my '08 Tiger under sprung for my 180 lb. weight. Have a look on Racetech's site, they have a spring rate calculator that will give you the rates based on your weight and riding style. Many Tigers have been lowered so if your bike is used, check to see if the triangular plates attaching the bottom of the shock to the swingarm and frame are stock. If your not sure, post some pics of them and I will compare them to my Tigers plates.

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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #4 on: 14 January, 2020, 01:02:32 PM »
 :401: She's a beauty. Love the seat  :062:

There's an adjuster knob you can leave permanently attached for the rear spring. VFR PAUL used to sell them for around $20. Certainly worth a try to see if it helps.

If your forks and rear spring have yet to be updated, it is only a matter if time and comfort before you improve your bike beyond recognition  :046:
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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #5 on: 14 January, 2020, 01:04:15 PM »
 :401: Messyjessy, some great scenery you have over there in Columbus  :031:
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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #6 on: 14 January, 2020, 08:40:25 PM »
Agree and agree. 
Confirm you don't  have a lowering kit and more than likely if you weigh more than 120 pounds the springs need to be tweaked.

Lastly, better than average chance you are a victim of bad riding skills. Very few people are taught to properly ride a motorcycle. (including me, or maybe it was only me)
After some training, in a parking lot (Total Control) decided to take it on the track, by third time out I was grinding foot pegs. Coach took me a side and said get your butt moving and head down.
A couple years later I still struggled with this bad habit.  In the end could manage to get a knee down and not drag the exhaust or foot pegs.

The plus side of the training and a better suspension, was more fun and smile's per mile.     :490:
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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #7 on: 14 January, 2020, 09:24:10 PM »
If I remember correctly the stock plates have an 'S' and an'R' stamped next to a couple of the bolt holes, out of the three can't remember which

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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #8 on: 14 January, 2020, 11:24:45 PM »
Checking if it has the lowering kit is something I never thought of. It's worth mentioning the dealer said the previous owner was a woman. So it is very possible the lowering kit could be on it as well as a softer spring.

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« Last Edit: 14 January, 2020, 11:46:29 PM by MessyJesse96 »
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Re: Scraping exhaust on right turns
« Reply #9 on: 15 January, 2020, 08:13:22 AM »
Now ya tell us, it could well have been altered back & front to suit a lightweight lady if you have such a thing over the pond. Check the ground clearance against a stock low miler.

Surprising there's owt left of your panniers, especially the rhs one as you're scraping the exhaust shield. Mebbe as Indy says, a change of riding style might get you around bends quicker, Sheene didn't lean his bikes over but did ok with his slow in, fast out style.
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