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Offline mym

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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 08:59:01 PM »
Rainex plastic,  every morning before riding to work for me.

From the comments about visors, I guess  i'm going to have to put up with water on my visor

What bulbs do people suggest for the headlights, i'd prefer a whiter light than my current bulbs have

Thanks!

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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 09:03:33 PM »
Once a week unless the visor is dirty, when I reapply after cleaning.

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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 09:34:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by mym [+]
Rainex plastic,  every morning before riding to work for me.

From the comments about visors, I guess  i'm going to have to put up with water on my visor

What bulbs do people suggest for the headlights, i'd prefer a whiter light than my current bulbs have

Thanks!



I put a pair of these in, considerably better than oem, quick, easy, and not too pricey....you can get them cheaper if you check around

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OSRAM-Night-Breaker-Laser-Next-Generation-150-H4-Car-Headlight-Bulbs-Twin/273387010382?hash=item3fa722b94e:g:ZCUAAOSwVnFbZEcQ:rk:9:pf:0



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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 10:32:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by walt [+]


I put a pair of these in, considerably better than oem, quick, easy, and not too pricey....you can get them cheaper if you check around


Most of the claims about bulbs like that are just unsubstantiated marketing hype. The fact is the bulbs still have the same output power as the OEM bubs and the reflectors and lens in the headlight housing are unchanged and it is the reflectors and lens that are as important as the bulbs themselves in producing the beam of light. The manufacturers change the colour rating of the bulb slightly which gives purchasers a visual impression that the bulbs are better simply because they can see a difference. There may be some small quantifiable improvements but nothing like the claims made by the manufacturers which if you read the fine print always relate to the "minimum requirements".

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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2019, 01:53:43 AM »
My visor is grey after every ride at the moment. Pinlock, kitchen roll and a bit of water!
See bike, smile, ride, repeat.

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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2019, 10:22:37 AM »
My  2017 handbook says 20 litres and I get between 63 and 67 mpg.
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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2019, 11:49:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bulldogfour [+]
My  2017 handbook says 20 litres and I get between 63 and 67 mpg.

My 2018 Tiger 800 XRT has a tank of at least 4 imperial gallons, and I do at least 65 miles per gallon.
That means I have a range of 260 miles (4 x 65).
Why the hell do we mix metric and imperial?

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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2019, 12:15:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bulldogfour [+]
My  2017 handbook says 20 litres and I get between 63 and 67 mpg.

Misprint.  Only ever been 19 Litres.  Triumph website also shows 19L
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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 12:38:55 PM »


I use Rain X, good stuff, if it rains just turn your head to the left or right and visor is clear of raindrops

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Re: Couple of general riding questions
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2019, 12:53:05 PM »
I (sadly) kept pretty copious notes when filling up my, now sold, 2016 XR. The most fuel I ever managed to put in was 18.05 litres, after a 222 mile trip. The best mpg I got was 65.09 mpg, the worst 47.8 mpg and the average consumption over 24K miles was 54.74 mpg. (All UK gallons).

 


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