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Tiger Gallery / Re: The Roadie Show (1050 Tiger Gallery)
« Last post by Timbox2 on May 28, 2017, 05:35:39 PM »
Sorry, can't see your bike, someone appears to have parked a spaceship in front of it........
:icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol: Has warp drive too :icon_biggrin:
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Tiger Gallery / Re: The Roadie Show (1050 Tiger Gallery)
« Last post by London_Phil on May 28, 2017, 05:33:01 PM »
Sorry, can't see your bike, someone appears to have parked a spaceship in front of it........
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Tiger Gallery / Re: The Roadie Show (1050 Tiger Gallery)
« Last post by Sin_Tiger on May 28, 2017, 05:24:23 PM »
Looks very similar to the Zard I had, looks even better with the SSS  :icon_cool:
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Roadies / Re: Hot start Issue
« Last post by tankerman on May 28, 2017, 03:27:30 PM »
Also happens on the Yamaha VMax, of which I have had several and still have one. Recommended cure is heavy duty battery lead and the obligatory Odyssey battery, and a solder fix on a wiring splice near the fuse box for the more adventurous amongst us.
It seems that like most things, everything is built down to the cheapest spec that will do the job (assuming ideal conditions) rather than spec it properly.
Then use the owners and the various forums to sort the problems! :bad 
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Roadies / Hot start Issue
« Last post by Timbox2 on May 28, 2017, 01:15:41 PM »
Thought Id put something about this here as although my Tiger Sport ISNT affected by this, or isnt yet, I had a similar issue on the BM K1300GT.
This issue gets a fair bit of banter about on the 1050 forum and similar to the BM it's a strange one as not everyone gets the problem, but those that do report that it happens only on Hot ambient temperature days, and if there is any pattern it seems to affect the 2013-2015 Tiger Sports more than any other model.

Scenario is, bike starts fine from cold, go for a run engine nice and warm then stop briefly, for say petrol. On trying to restart Bike it then doesnt turn over, or turns very slowly and wont start, just like a knackered battery.  Leave bike for 20 minutes and its then fine again. BMW issued a Technical update for the K bikes which involved replacing some of the wiring from battery to solenoid and starter, which actually didnt fix it, what did fix it was fitting a Hawker Odyssey battery or similar higher powered battery.

Some of the guys on the 1050 forum have fitted new batteries, new starters, and I think even some have tried a complete sprag clutch upgrade, all to have the problem still occur.

Heres the thing. I was in Cheltenham Triumph this week picking up my new Engine Bars and just thought I'd quiz the Service Manager to see if he knew of the issue. Oh yes he says. So, whats the fix I ask? Ummm, there isnt one really he says,  apart from trying to fit a higher powered battery, a ha, see above with BMW.

He reckons the issue is the starter but changing it wont work and that its down to High Resistance caused by overheating of the starter itself. Interesting, and maybe applies to the K bikes, but I aint gonna tell em as they dont deserve it, eh Chris :icon_lol:
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Tiger Gallery / Re: The Roadie Show (1050 Tiger Gallery)
« Last post by Timbox2 on May 28, 2017, 12:46:25 PM »
Latest pic of the TS with a couple of new additions( Scorpion Can and engine bars)

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Electrickery / Re: Battery ah rating
« Last post by Misterplant on May 27, 2017, 11:02:50 AM »
I am as always confused,lol.now that you point it out,it makes perfect sense,thanks timbox. 
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Girlie Charging Woes / Re: Electrical Gremlins
« Last post by VABird on May 27, 2017, 02:41:32 AM »
As BB says sounds like battery, but also just check the main fuse and holder  (On side of battery), and both multi plugs from the Reg/Rec.


Battery load tested good, main fuse looks fine too. A bit of corrosion in the connector from the RR to stator, but not that much.will continue testing when I get back from my trip.
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Electrickery / Re: Battery ah rating
« Last post by Timbox2 on May 26, 2017, 08:42:54 PM »
You may be getting confused with battery type markings. The battery type is a YTX14-BS, but its a 12.6Ah. But you can get a YTX14H-BS which is a higher output one 240amps Vs 200amps CCA, (Cold Cranking Amps). 
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Electrickery / Battery ah rating
« Last post by Misterplant on May 26, 2017, 05:04:25 PM »
A quick check on busters and m&p both list a 12v12ah battery for my tigger-an 04 wire wheel model,the Haynes manual says the same.
The battery I'm taking out is a 14ah and several other suppliers list a 14ah as correct..I'm assuming if I stick to a 14ah I'm getting better cranking power,any other benefits or disadvantages?
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