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Girlie Charging Woes / Re: Installation of the new SH847 Reg./Rec
« Last post by Tiger-G on September 22, 2018, 07:51:44 PM »
Well.... the fun didn't last !! With only 500 miles on the clock since fitting the new rectifier, the stator decided to pack in  :icon_sad:

I got a new one from Rick's Motorsport UK distributor, and all is well again  :icon_biggrin:
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Tiger Gallery / Re: Steamer build "Shere Khan"
« Last post by bowyer2002 on September 19, 2018, 03:22:18 PM »
How does it run with the new pipes & removal of the stock air box?
What re-jetting did you have to do for your combination?
Like the spare fuel cans too.
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Will the front end from an 07 fit on a 2000 Girly
« Last post by Chris Canning on September 15, 2018, 06:13:37 PM »
If you trawl through this site all the complaints are about the mag wheel Tiger forks.

Will they fit? I’d be surprised if they didn’t

Is there any advantage? They will certainly be stiffer but so are the earlier wire wheel 955’s
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: Will the front end from an 07 fit on a 2000 Girly
« Last post by Timbox2 on September 15, 2018, 02:44:34 PM »
Almost certain they will fit, but what they do to the handling/geometry Im not sure, think the later forks have less travel and will steepen the head angle, which might be a good thing but not sure. Bottom yokes are all the same 99 to 07, only the top yoke as youve found is a bit different
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Chassis & Suspension / Will the front end from an 07 fit on a 2000 Girly
« Last post by ebertf on September 15, 2018, 12:05:38 PM »
I have the top triple tree from an 07. I can get the bottom and tubes for a good price. Can I install them on a 2000 885I?
Will the 07 neck fit the 2000? Is there an advantage to doing this? I noticed the down tubes are larger. Also the risers are taller than the 2000.. I purchased the top triple tree for the ignition switch. Just thinking  :icon_scratch: :icon_scratch:
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Ride Reports / Leitrim's Payback
« Last post by Moorso on September 12, 2018, 08:46:02 AM »
It seems that it is becoming harder to get diaries to align, especially having a young child, so a weekend away exploring Leitrim and Sligo's interior was grabbed with both hands. The roads were.....interesting....shall we say!!

Blog here: http://alternate-road.blogspot.com/2018/08/leitrims-payback.html

Spark Photographic Journal here: http://alternate-road.blogspot.com/2018/08/into-lakelands.html

Hope you enjoy!
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Ride Reports / Re: '93 Tiger does an IBA SS1600
« Last post by 93TigerBill-2016 on August 29, 2018, 11:04:11 PM »
Ssevy,

Not my ride, just my 'bike, but I have done an SS1600 km on the Tiger some years ago.

Of course, one doesn't just jump on and ride 'silly' distances without setting up the 'bike, and conditioning oneself to these longer saddle times.
Bike: adjusting footpeg heights (thanks Mustang), seat covers (sheepskin and/or Airhawk), throttle lock, electronics (GPS, two-way radio, 'phone connections), etc.;
Self: working up to longer distances, maximising fuel range (i.e. fewer non-essential stops), avoiding caffeine & alcohol beforehand, and then getting used to recognising fatigue, and what to do about it (be it a coffee break, or a 20/30 minute 'power nap' - or pull the pin on the ride!).

As I couldn't get the fuel consumption down low enough on the Tiger, I acquired another 'bike for LD use, and have since  done an SS2000 km ride in 24 hours - that's my limit, couldn't do it now 'tho!

Bill
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Ride Reports / Re: '93 Tiger does an IBA SS1600
« Last post by ssevy on August 29, 2018, 01:58:31 AM »
I did 819 miles (1318 km) coming home from Indiana a few weeks ago. It was over 19 hours in the saddle altogether, and most of it was running the slab at 75-85 MPH.
My mental focus was fine because of frequent caffeine intake, but my ass and knees felt like someone had dislocated both of my legs and pulled them through my backside :icon_redface:
It took me about four days to recover, and the bursitis in both shoulders and carpal tunnel in both wrists was the worst it has ever been. Longest ride for me ever, and while it is nice to know that I can ride a long distance if I need to, I really don't want to ever do it again.

My hat's off to you for 1600 km. That is crazy mileage!

I will say that I think the whole iron butt thing is just another expression of OCD behavior. It is sure easy to get locked into a destination or goal and miss the forest for that single tree! At least it can be for me :icon_wink:
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Hi  :icon_biggrin:

I was having electrical problems with my 2006 '955, with a duff battery after only 2 years of having it fitted. Checking the voltages out, I was only getting about 13 volts throughout the rev range.

I bought a Shindengen SH847 rectifier in the hope it would solve all my problems. I fitted it through the Triumph "link lead" through the bike's original wiring. I had an improvement in voltage, getting about 13.8 volts throughout the rev range.

However, I really wanted to up in the 14 volts, so I did the "Sasquatch Mod" wiring the rectifier directly through the battery via some 10AWG wire and a maxi fuse and holder. My voltage is now a steady 14.3V throughout the rev range. I was expecting / hoping for a bit more, but maybe that's down to having the original stator in ??

So I've gone from 13V to 14.3V. I'm happy with the Sasquatch Mod, so a big thanks everyone on this thread. I couldn't have done it without reading all the info on how and why to do it - cheers  :icon_salut:
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Girlie Charging Woes / Re: Installation of the new SH847 Reg./Rec
« Last post by Tiger-G on August 28, 2018, 04:29:37 PM »
Another quick update:

I finally got round to doing the "Sasquatch Fix" with the rectifier wired directly to the battery. I used 10AWG wire and a 30volt maxi fuse and holder.


So at the start of all this without any modifications I was getting 12.5V on tickover, and about 13V throughout the rev range.

Then with a new SH847 rectifier on the bike I was getting 12.9V on tickover, and about 13.8V throughout the rev range.

And with the SH847 and "Sasquatch Fix" I am getting 13.1V on tickover, and a constant 14.3V throughout the rev range.

So an expensive way to gain 1.3 volts, but hopefully worth it   :icon_wink:


Thanks for your help everyone  :icon_salut:
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