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Chassis & Suspension / Re: wilbers install
« Last post by Timbox2 on Today at 04:14:51 PM »
Awesome.  Thanks for the pics.  The first two were pretty much exactly what I was thinking but, like you, I was worried the reservoir near the exhaust might be a problem.  The reality is that will be a mostly set and forget adjustment so out-of-the-way is fine for the reservoir.

Think it was Chris C who pointed out to me it may get a bit Hot and Bothered next to the can
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: wilbers install
« Last post by abruzzi on Today at 04:55:04 AM »
Awesome.  Thanks for the pics.  The first two were pretty much exactly what I was thinking but, like you, I was worried the reservoir near the exhaust might be a problem.  The reality is that will be a mostly set and forget adjustment so out-of-the-way is fine for the reservoir.
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: wilbers install
« Last post by Timbox2 on Today at 04:21:39 AM »
On my Ally wheel Tiger, here: This was Wilbers suggestion but in the end I thought the reservoir was a bit close to exhaust, so I moved it under the seat in 3rd photo





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Chassis & Suspension / wilbers install
« Last post by abruzzi on Today at 12:55:06 AM »
Just curious for those that installed a wilbers shock on their 955, if your included them, where did you mount the remote preload and where did you mount the reservoir?

Looking at it, and the bike, it seems like preload adjuster would probably mount to one of the bars on the rear, left side peg hangar.  The reservoir is mounting is less clear.  I bought some rubber pieces to make it easier to mount, but I'm still curious where others mounted it:



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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Fork Springs?
« Last post by CaptureTheBeer on December 13, 2017, 02:26:35 AM »
Thanks for info
But..... they're already boxed up and back on the bike :icon_biggrin:.

Oh well, I've put the 10wt in with a 107mm air gap, I'll just have to ride out and see.  The old oil was looking a bit of a sorry greyish colour (not opaque though) and visibly different oil levels (should have measured  :BangHead:). So at the very least I've baselined the system and can make adjustments from there.

I also cleaned and greased the front hub and speedo while I had the front off. 

Cheers Dan
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Fork Springs?
« Last post by Timbox2 on December 12, 2017, 02:41:06 PM »
Both my 955 Tigers had  fork spring upgrades by previous owners so Ive never actually seen an OE spring, where it might get complicated is with Oil level and possibly weight as most after market springs will have a different height/weight compared to OE.  OE Fork oil height is 107mm, Wilbers as example 130mm, but same 10cwt, though some have tried 15cwt or a mix (12.5)
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Fork Springs?
« Last post by CaptureTheBeer on December 12, 2017, 05:18:06 AM »
Oh yeah,

Also using Penrite Fork Oil 10W as it's almost a perfect match for the specified Kayaba G10S 37.0 vs 37.2 cSt @ 40°C. 

Full synthetic and easily obtained from my local car shop. ~$23AUD per litre.

Cheers Dan
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Chassis & Suspension / Fork Springs?
« Last post by CaptureTheBeer on December 12, 2017, 04:04:21 AM »
G'day all,

Since I'm waiting for a new reg/rec to arrive I decided to take the opportunity to change the fork oil and grease the front hub as I've got no idea when it was last done (the bike came with no history).  Anyway I dropped the guts out of the right fork and found what looked to be a progressive rate spring, I thought the '03 Girly had a straight rate spring :^_^

While there is some parallax error in the photo, one end is coiled considerably tighter than the other.  Is this the stock item or aftermarket?

The spacer looked pretty standard 36mm OD stainless pipe 186mm long.

Cheers Dan
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ECU and Fuel Injection / Re: High revs when starting
« Last post by VABird on December 12, 2017, 02:17:24 AM »
I'd think that as long as it stays running smoothly, the sooner that it drops the RPM, the better!
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Triumph Birmingham
« Last post by Bixxer Bob on December 11, 2017, 09:01:34 PM »
I've seen a worrying trend toward putting bikes in with cars at multi-franchise dealers.  It started with Marshalls Honda in Peterborough.  I wanted plugs and a gasket for my Black bird and the staff genuinely had no clue what I was on about.  They were baffled by the fact that I was doing the work myself.  More recently I visited Lings at Lowestoft (Lings Triumph in Watton, just down the road, are very good mostly) and once again, the bikes are in the car showroom so I think the trend is toward that sort of sales pitch.  After all, they cost more than a lot of cars now..... :icon_mrgreen:
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