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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Carmichael....................
« Last post by Mustang on February 16, 2018, 08:27:08 PM »
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Carmichael....................
« Last post by Mustang on February 16, 2018, 08:21:38 PM »
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Royal Enfield Himalayan
« Last post by NKL on February 16, 2018, 01:06:02 PM »
Wouldn't call best part of 200kg lightweight and at less than 25hp I imagine it struggles to pull itself along let alone a rider and luggage.
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Ride Reports / Re: '93 Tiger does an IBA SS1600
« Last post by threepot on February 15, 2018, 03:13:00 PM »
Agree with ST. We probably do achieve better mpg in the UK? I averaged 57mpg on my 2k trip from South Wales up to Scotland for the 2014 meet.
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Girlie Charging Woes / Re: Yay electrical problems...
« Last post by CaptureTheBeer on February 14, 2018, 10:02:37 AM »
Cheers for that.

Two days of running the bike to and from work has had mixed results in charging rate; occasionally at 12.6v, sometimes 13.3v and mostly 14.4v. Odd.

Bike starts fine.

It could be a dodgy connection somewhere.

I'll be away from the bike for the next 6 weeks or so, but when I get back I'll shorten all the leads and see how it handles the change.

Cheers Dan
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Ride Reports / Re: '93 Tiger does an IBA SS1600
« Last post by Sin_Tiger on February 14, 2018, 09:45:33 AM »
Yes pity about the plate. They just look so right stock and off course in Caspian  :thumbsup

Having done a couple of 1k km days on a pretty stock Steamer I can believe doing that, I did get a bit better fuel consumption but I've noticed it's even better in the UK, I can only assume it's a factor of the temperature and humidity, though I don't run at the same speeds here either, so not cut and dried.
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Ride Reports / Re: '93 Tiger does an IBA SS1600
« Last post by 93TigerBill-2016 on February 14, 2018, 05:33:05 AM »
The ODO reading should have a "1" in front of it, and it's a pity the 'plate doesn't say '93'!
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Ride Reports / '93 Tiger does an IBA SS1600
« Last post by 93TigerBill-2016 on February 14, 2018, 05:19:33 AM »
Hi,
I have a mad mate who is a determined IBA rider, and is an IBR finisher.
The IBA has a 'Piston Diversity' challenge whereby the rider must ride a single, twin, triple, four and six-cylinder each for an SS1600 k (that's 1600 km in 24 hours) in a short space of time.
This was the 'triple' ride.  I've de-farkled the 'bike, and it's now a 'Garage Queen', only allowed out for Rallies etc (a number of Concours wins already!).

I've been hors de combat since my 'roo strike at 110kph last April, just getting back into riding as of now.
It needed  the cobwebs blown out anyway!

Here's the Ride Report:
http://forum.ironbutt.org/index.php?threads/easy-tiger-piston-diversity-ss1600k-triple.1996/
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Girlie Charging Woes / Re: Yay electrical problems...
« Last post by Timbox2 on February 13, 2018, 07:02:49 AM »
Found this website ref testing stators, one of the best plain english explanations/ instructions Ive  seen, not sure what the amp rating of the Girly stator is but it should give you some idea

http://www.cycleelectricinc.com/Diegnosing%20Alternators.htm

PS: Ignore the fact the site seems to be for Hardly Movingsons :icon_biggrin:
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Girlie Charging Woes / Re: Yay electrical problems...
« Last post by CaptureTheBeer on February 12, 2018, 10:29:00 PM »
Cheers Timbox2

I previously had the Sasquatch mod running off the two old reg rec units and when they were working was getting a constant 14.5v at idle.

The Compufire connects directly to the battery posts like the Sasquatch mod, albeit with an inline 40 amp fuse on the positive lead.  However in stock form the Compufire had about a meter of cable on both positive and negative leads so I'm probably inducing some voltage drop there.  I'm just reticent to cut the cable down until I've proven the Compufire is working properly, just in case it needs to be replaced under warranty.

I'll take it for a ride to work today (~35km) each way and see how it performs.  Then look at cutting  or swapping in the old stator.

Dan
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