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Offline Steven clarkey

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GREAT BIKE
« on: June 21, 2019, 11:15:05 PM »
Good evening
My wife and I have just spent 12 days touring I'll not go into details about where we went.
But we covered 2461 miles
Riding through horrible torrential rain, blustery winds   and beautiful sun shine on our  Tiger 800 (17 plate xrx)
It was fully loaded with panniers and a  top box .I was sad enough to weight these before I put them on the bike and they weighed 33kg ,my wife added another 58kg and myself another 79kg
Total 163 kg or 26.7 stone give or take .
 I put the preload up by 4 clicks from standard and that was all I did. The bike performed faultlessly it never missed a beat ,it sat at 70 to 90 mph on the motorways ,the panniers and top box did not leak it didn't use any oil and I didn't even lube the chain ,the only thing I had to do was put fuel in it.
Did I make the right choice buying this bike 2 years ago ? Dam right I did   :046:



Offline Tigermainia

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Re: GREAT BIKE
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 08:57:44 AM »
2461 miles and didn't lube the chain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :431:
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Offline Steven clarkey

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Re: GREAT BIKE
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 09:19:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermainia [+]
2461 miles and didn't lube the chain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :431:
I know,  :192:  it wasn't untill we got back I realized I hadn't  checked the chain or the tyre pressures for the whole trip . But in my defense I did put fuel in whenever needed .
Rest assured she will be getting a whole day of pampering today   :001:

Offline Derchef1962

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Re: GREAT BIKE
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 07:30:27 PM »
33 kgs with panniers and top box...

Not even half full I guess

My OEM top box was 9 kgs empty
Life is too short to drink bad wine or to ride bad bikes.

Offline grunty-motor

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Re: GREAT BIKE
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 09:25:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
33 kgs with panniers and top box...

Not even half full I guess

My OEM top box was 9 kgs empty

never mind wifey at 58kg.............that is not even half full :164:

Offline Steven clarkey

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Re: GREAT BIKE
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 12:12:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
33 kgs with panniers and top box...

Not even half full I guess

My OEM top box was 9 kgs empty
Sorry the 33kg was just the inner bags and what was in them   :112: .never even considered the weight of the panniers and top box .

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Re: GREAT BIKE
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 06:47:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Steven clarkey [+]
Sorry the 33kg was just the inner bags and what was in them   :112: .never even considered the weight of the panniers and top box .
Ok... That is a different story. I found the standard shock with the old top box (the one that looks like a fridge) + 2 panniers + wifey (same weight as yours) was not up to the job at all, preload was maximum and the bike was on the road like a sailing boat.

Got rid of the top box, had a Wilbers shock fitted and now everything is fine.
Life is too short to drink bad wine or to ride bad bikes.

 


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