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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #10 on: 18 June, 2021, 10:31:50 PM
Welcome!  :410:
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #11 on: 19 June, 2021, 02:03:27 AM
 :401: to the club (almost) neighbor.  That stickie Paullie suggested is a great start.   

And be sure to post some ride pics from around your area.  Those boys across the pond will appreciate the scenery. 

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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #12 on: 19 June, 2021, 09:39:36 AM
 :401:

 :0461: we like pics/scenery from around the world

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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #13 on: 19 June, 2021, 10:03:12 AM
Congrats & :401:
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #14 on: 19 June, 2021, 04:34:33 PM
 :405:

Turn signals are a great example of rubber failing with time, 2 decided they quit same ride one lasted 3 weeks after the first two died. Thinking back, the only part that failed. 

Sticky's are worth the time, really. 
We also love trip reports with pictures, food  with scenery
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #15 on: 19 June, 2021, 04:56:47 PM
Thanks everyone, for the warm welcome...

As soon as I get the bike on the road, I'll make sure I have pictures to post.

So far:
1.  Broke the clutch cable - New one on order
2.  Joined the forum...
3.  Downloaded the appropriate manuals.
4.  Read the stickies
5.  Replaced the front turn signals with a pair of LEDs that came with the bike.
6.  Found the original tool kit (and retainer) in a bag containing the old stock seat. - Woot!
7.  Went through all the visible bolts and made sure they were tight.  - I need to get a good torque wrench..
8.  Checked all fluids, they were fine.  - They'll all get replaced so I have a good baseline to work from.
9.  All electronics work fine (or appear to). 
10. The only extra wiring I found was a cable with a couple of butt connectors on the handlebars.  These appear to be tied to the battery, 12+volts when the ignition is off.  I'm not sure what they were used for, but they are sheathed for the entire length, and run somewhere under the front fairing.  I sealed them off for now, and will eventually follow them back to the source.
11. The tires (Dunlop Roadsmart IIIs) will get replaced over the winter.  They are getting down there...
      - Front: 120/70 ZR17
      - Rear:  180/55 ZR17
12. Chain and rear sprocket appear to be near new.  I'll adjust and oil as needed.....
13. Seat is near new, Triumph branded.

Still more to discover.....


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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #16 on: 19 June, 2021, 05:15:42 PM
*Originally Posted by PSTLucas [+]
12. Chain and rear sprocket appear to be near new.  I'll adjust and oil as needed.....
Walker

General consensus on here for our Tiger's is, chain slack 40 - 45mm.
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #17 on: 19 June, 2021, 08:39:06 PM
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #18 on: 20 June, 2021, 01:16:29 AM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
General consensus on here for our Tiger's is, chain slack 40 - 45mm.

I'll check that....  Thanks!

Also:  Brake and clutch levers = LSL


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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #19 on: 20 June, 2021, 02:12:48 AM
Any idea what racks these are?  The frame bolted to the Pelican is attached to the bike rack with three CamLocks (circled in red).  When the 3 screws are turned, the bag and attached frame separate from the bike.

The rear rack appears to be from the same manufacturer, and replaced the stock grab bar (which the PO gave me - Woot!).







Eye candy, my son's Tiger 900 and my KLR650



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