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Offline leighz

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TS Linkage Plates - dimensions
on: 30 April, 2021, 11:58:39 AM
Can anyone near their bike (mines a 2013 Tiger Sport) measure the distances between the bolt centres on their linkage plates?

When I got the bike it had (see scrawl on rhs of image) plates like this:



When I realised it had been lowered I bought some 2nd hand plates off ebay - lhs tracing

Just wanted to be sure these are the correct plates as I'm about to get spendy with a new shock

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Re: TS Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #1 on: 30 April, 2021, 12:01:07 PM
Std plate dims.

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Re: TS Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #2 on: 30 April, 2021, 12:02:19 PM
fantastic

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Re: Lust Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #3 on: 17 May, 2021, 02:34:24 PM
Hi Guys

Iím the newest of Tiger newbies and need to quickly pick your brains.

I got my 1050 last week and notice that it has a Lust plate kit on the rear (which I need at 5í 7Ē) and I want to drop the yokes down a bit to suit. How can I tell if the kit is a 25mm or 40mm one so I can apply the right drop on the forks.

Iíve read on this forum that the 40mm kit recommends raising the forks 14mm over stock but does anyone know the recommendation for the 25mm kit?

Any advice welcome

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Re: TS Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #4 on: 21 May, 2021, 10:11:54 PM
Well here is a thing. Despite 9 years with a MK1 Tiger, at a big boy height of 5' 7" ( or 8"..) and had my new TS for one week, I'm not rushing into lowering the thing. And I Thought i would. Somehow, this thing feels a tad easier to manage than the old one.
Having said that, just me on it so far, or no uneven surfaces, or no gravel....

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Re: Lust Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #5 on: 21 May, 2021, 10:33:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Towzer [+]
Hi Guys

Iím the newest of Tiger newbies and need to quickly pick your brains.

I got my 1050 last week and notice that it has a Lust plate kit on the rear (which I need at 5í 7Ē) and I want to drop the yokes down a bit to suit. How can I tell if the kit is a 25mm or 40mm one so I can apply the right drop on the forks.

Iíve read on this forum that the 40mm kit recommends raising the forks 14mm over stock but does anyone know the recommendation for the 25mm kit?

Any advice welcome

Towered

Have the forks currently been pushed up thru the yolks?
for 25mm plates general concensus is 18mm,

I would have thought the plates would have been marked with the amount of drop???

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Re: Lust Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #6 on: 22 May, 2021, 12:47:57 PM
*Originally Posted by Towzer [+]
How can I tell if the kit is a 25mm or 40mm one so I can apply the right drop on the forks.

I just measured mine for you, on the short side, the hole centres are 44mm that is 25mm drop. As tiggersteve said, 18mm front works for me.

Careful how you measure for accuracy.
Stock fork height is 35.5mm measured from bottom of the top fork yoke to top of fork leg under the alloy top nut washer section. Mine are 53.5mm = 18mm lowered.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: TS Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #7 on: 23 May, 2021, 09:09:53 PM
Thanks mate -  I really appreciate the reply and will get out this week and compare your dimensions with my plates.

One more Newbie question regarding the fork height - are you measuring it from the outside edge of the top yoke or the inside where the clamp slot is as the forks don't sit 'square' in the yolk ?

Cheers

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Re: TS Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #8 on: 23 May, 2021, 09:28:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Towzer [+]
One more Newbie question regarding the fork height - are you measuring it from the outside edge of the top yoke or the inside where the clamp slot is as the forks don't sit 'square' in the yolk ?
Towzer

Read my post above for how to measure it using 2 square faces.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: TS Linkage Plates - dimensions
Reply #9 on: 24 May, 2021, 01:46:43 PM
Thanks again Paul2bikes - I didnít think that through - doh !!!

I have enough info to get the Tiger set up now

Thanks again