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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #20 on: 20 June, 2021, 11:21:16 AM
Interesting eye candy. I didn't know the Tiger 900 was available in the US already. If you ride this and the Tiger 1050 back to back, you should find the T900 slightly lighter and more capable on back roads and poor surfaces, while the T1050 will have more oomph and be more fun on the good roads. That was my impression.
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #21 on: 20 June, 2021, 03:49:24 PM
the rear rack looks like Sw Motech to me frames don't know

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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #22 on: 20 June, 2021, 04:15:24 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
the rear rack looks like Sw Motech to me frames don't know

Nah then, I was thinking SW Motech also but the frames being flat plate aren't like current, then I remembered a chum having similar so maybe they were Motech but early days before they went to the oblong tubular types like mine on my TS.

See my chums on his '99 ST955, that pic was at the Captain Cooke rally held at the Fox Inn at Roxby, we walked it into Whitby on the Saturday AM, looked about 12 miles but with all the ups & downs on the coastal path it must have been nearer 16 miles, had a few beers then got bus back, I fell asleep, missed the Sat night band.


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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #23 on: 20 June, 2021, 04:44:37 PM
Thanks tiggersteve/Paul2bikes!

They do look like the SW-Motech racks.  Now I need to figure out a quick release setup for the Pelicans (they are bolted directly to the frames).


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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #24 on: 20 June, 2021, 05:09:14 PM
*Originally Posted by PSTLucas [+]
They do look like the SW-Motech racks.  Now I need to figure out a quick release setup for the Pelicans (they are bolted directly to the frames).
Walker

The Motech frames on my TS can be fitted with bits for Trax panniers as I have, or Givi bits. My chum had Givi boxes on those racks in the pic. What are the fittings like for the Pelicans?

Square deals sell the Trax or Givi bits in a set for both boxes for under 20 iirc.
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #25 on: 21 June, 2021, 04:48:47 AM
The Pelicans are just a box.  They will need the parts that bolt on to the boxes themselves, as well as the parts that need to match on the rack.

My Tusk rack, that is on the KLR650, came with the the plate that could be used for the back of the Pelican style cases.

Caribou makes something that will work, but it is pricy...

https://cariboucases.com/Do-It-Yourself-Kits/Caribou-DIY-Side-Case-Mount-Kit-for-SW-Motech-EVO-Luggage-Racks-Standard-Kit.html


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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #26 on: 21 June, 2021, 08:44:27 AM
Ouch  :005:
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #27 on: 21 June, 2021, 09:43:10 AM
 :401: never seen those pelicans fitted to a bike before, look really strong but are they heavy compared to a set of SW Motech  :187:
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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #28 on: 21 June, 2021, 04:07:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
:401: never seen those pelicans fitted to a bike before, look really strong but are they heavy compared to a set of SW Motech  :187:
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Pelican 1520 Case
- capacity: 25 ltr
- weight: 8.29 lbs, 3.76 kg
- cost: $125 US each

SW-Motech Aero ABS
- capacity: 25 ltr
- weight: 4 lbs, 1.8 kg
- cost: $225 US each

SW-Motech Trax Evo Alu
- capacity: 37 ltr (smallest SWM available in alu)
- weight: 10.3 lbs, 4.62 kg
- cost: $400 US each

The aluminum cases are too big for my use.  Should I need more space I'll use a horseshoe soft bag.

It would be nice to be able to remove the Pelicans, without having to take half of the rack with them. 

It may be more cost effective to use removable case liners, and just leave the cases attached to the bike.  SW-Motech does make a lock that replaces one of the camlock fasteners for the rack, to keep them secure.


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Re: Hello from the US!
Reply #29 on: 24 June, 2021, 06:05:31 PM
Well, I finally had a chance to go through the bike, with a bit more attention...

Mileage:  45,687

Physical condition: One small scuff on the front fairing edge, no other scrapes or scratches.

1. Replaced the broken clutch cable (easy peasy).
2. Replaced the broken front turn signals with LEDs.
3. Checked chain slack, within 40-45mm.
4. Replaced any missing bolts I came across (3).  Checked tightening on any others.
5. Fixed loose rear GIVI mount, damaged camlock.
6. Checked oil, not showing on dipstick, added 250ml of 20/50 full synthetic, oil changed planned for this weekend (temp is 90-100F here)
7. Checked coolant, none in overflow tank, topped to max mark with 50/50.
8. Check tire pressures:
    - Front at 25psi, filled to 36
    - Rear at 35psi, filled to 42
9. Checked front brake fluid, at low mark, topped off to just below max.  Front pads still have life in them.
10. Checked rear brake fluid, at max mark and clear, no change needed.  Rear pads still have life in them.
11. Suspension, set front and rear to factory solo rider configuration.  I'll work from there as a benchmark.
      Front preload set to: 3
      Front rebound and compression set to: 1
      Rear preload set to: 16
      Rear rebound damping set to: 1
12. Checked the tires, factory sizes, Dunlop Roadsmart IIIs, wear bars not showing, but I will probably replace them next season.

I know the bike sat unused for at least 12-months, the PO was in/out of the hospital with a serious illness, not covid related.

The headlight is not the worse I have had, but can use improvement.  The high beam, as it is now, is all but useless.  Something to work on...

Not sure if I care for the tiny footpegs and shifter, and the seating position has my knees bent more than I'm used to.  I'll need more riding time...

Overall impressionI like it....  It runs smooth, shifts up/down much better since topping up the oil (although neutral is still elusive when at a stop (I'll see how the oil change affects that), seems light and nimble (especially after setting the tire pressures), brakes smoothly, throttle response is also smooth, handles well around town, when riding you do not notice the weight of the bike.


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