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New Members / Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
« Last post by Paul2bikes on Today at 07:05:54 AM »
That poor bike has had no love for years, if ever. State of rear disc says caliper is seized, be surprised if fronts aren't also. First job is removing pads & clean all crud away, then push pistons out together using spacers so they all come out equally using brake pedal/lever. Get a caliper piston tool to finish off removing them. Once all pistons are out, disconnect calipers for bench work. Examine condition of pistons & bores to check what is re-useable. Hopefully caliper bodies will be ok. Enough for now.

Good luck go with you
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New Members / Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
« Last post by cconner1990 on Today at 03:52:51 AM »
 :172: Guess whoís buying new brake rotors, pads, and caliper rebuild kits for all three brakes. This guy.  Oh well, at least Iíll know the bike will stop when I need it to. Anyone have any recommendations for discs? Iím thinking EBC for the pads as Iíve always had good experience with them. I also managed to break the front master cylinder reservoir mount.  Iím not sure how, itís one bolt.

Iím not sure it shows in this photo but the rear disc was significantly cupped.


And the front pads were non existent.


Iíve done a light search through the how-tos and didnít see one so if anyone has a good walkthrough of rebuilding a caliper Iíd appreciate it.
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New Members / Re: Hello From East Yorkshire
« Last post by Fearny on Yesterday at 10:41:41 PM »
Welcome Grumps, might see you at squires sometime, ill look out for you :031:
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New Members / Re: Tiger rebuild in Indiana, USA
« Last post by cconner1990 on Yesterday at 08:16:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
That fuel pump thing is a known issue. I believe you're supposed to ensure that the fuel pump wires are retained in a certain way on reassembly so that they don't catch on the float, but cannot find my manual at the moment to make clearer. Sorry. Maybe someone else has the diagram?

I had read something about that so I ziptied them down just in case anyway. Good to know it wasnít a waste of a zip tie.
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New Members / Re: Greetings from Worcestershire
« Last post by RichyB on Yesterday at 07:28:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I will see how I get on with the new one first, when I get it,before fitting the lowering plates...  I too use the 'wooden block on the floor' trick at home for the centrestand - makes it so much easier!
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Tiger's Den - General Discussion / Re: New-ish 2012?
« Last post by ZuluTiger on Yesterday at 06:35:22 PM »
I recall comments that the SE got the nice bar and levers. And panniers as standard. Others can correct me.
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Tiger's Den - General Discussion / Re: New-ish 2012?
« Last post by varnerju on Yesterday at 06:28:09 PM »
I noticed from the photos that the handlebar was black, which I had always associated with the fat bar, and thought it would have been aftermarket. Same with the levers, they look different than my 2008, more contour billet looking, which similarly I figured would be aftermarket. But that was OEM on 2012 SEs? I did some searching online for comparison websites, but side by side for the detail they had, there were no differences.
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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Sprag Clutch?
« Last post by varnerju on Yesterday at 05:05:43 PM »
Still waiting to connect with Hermys parts department for their take on what parts I really need.

But wanted to report my proto-tool worked well and from what I can tell, the sprag is spragging! (Spins one way, locks up the other)

Proto tool, M6 bolts 51mm span. Had planned to use the head of the socket head, but didnít clear the center enough so had to use the thread side. Used in conjunction with Allen socket more like scissors than pushing both ends of a teeter-totter and it worked great.



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New Members / Re: Greetings from Worcestershire
« Last post by Paul2bikes on Yesterday at 04:59:09 PM »
Ayup RichyB  :401: tut forum  :031:

I lowered mine 25mm back & 18mm front, no probs with sidestand, the centrestand needs a pull but this old fart can do it. I run front wheel up a plank at home, make it easier.

I had all 3 models of Sprint also, the 955 was favourite for me. Knees & hips need more leg room now. Even lowered the pegs on the TS for comfort, should have done years ago.
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Tiger's Den - General Discussion / Re: New-ish 2012?
« Last post by ZuluTiger on Yesterday at 04:12:35 PM »
I began life with running projectors as dual lights using H4 (dual filament) bulbs. It was better but not great. I cannot see how Twinlight can fix this issue. I think your model also got fat bars and the associated riser, and maybe better levers?
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