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Just installed the Tutoro Auto oiler on my 18 800XRx LSH.
LOOKS AWESOME!!
No electric, no vacuum just motion sensor activated cut-off valve with a needle valve flow control - has a nice feature utilizing red dots to indicate the shut off point which I plan to use (at least when parked in my garage.)
Bit of a challenge to find the best mounting spot/position came up with the cavity left side above and behind the swing arm axle.
Mounted inboard of the upward pointing tangs also set inboard of a 1 neoprene wrapped P clamp around the bottom horizontal of the site-space. Did not use any of the mounting adaptors supplied.
I removed the top and rear-bottom chain guards for the tubing. 2 heavy & 1 medium tyraps, long on the swing arm and another on the suspension end. A few more tyraps to keep the tubing well clear of the chain yet give it a nice slack at the pivot.  :031:



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Tiger 800 - General Discussion / Re: Increase in service cost
« Last post by UncleGary on Today at 12:25:48 AM »
I have experienced both sides of this discussion. I have been a field service guy who worked in a flat rate situation. I am also a guy who pays for mechanical services that I can't accomplish. The main problem is "flat rate" pricing. I was able to bill 16 to 20 hours in an 8 hour day if the jobs were easy. The issue is that flat rates are based on the dumbest most inexperienced mechanic that ever walked the earth. If you paid the actual hours x shop rate your bill would almost certainly be lower.

I guess the bottom line for me is, if you have a good independent mechanic who bills actual hours, treat them well. OK, I'll hush up now. 
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New Members / Re: Norfolk newbie
« Last post by PapaTom on Yesterday at 11:58:10 PM »
I bet you are.

Enjoy

 :031:
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Tiger 800 - General Discussion / Re: Increase in service cost
« Last post by Tiggerton on Yesterday at 11:22:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by nobsta [+]
Called to book the the new tiger in for 6k service. Nearly double what my previous Tiger was. Previous Tiger 6k cost under 200. New Tiger 6k been told 399 if nothing needs doing. Been told that Triumph have increased the labour time needed to service the bike. Nothing to do with latest model!! I feel an email coming on to customer service and may be a change of bike! 400 for a bloody oil change! Wtf. Called a different dealer and they said the same thing. KTM maybe on the cards!!  :023:

John Bloor Donated 570,000 to the Conservative party in 2018 and the Tiger Xrt went up in price by 300 shortly before I bought mine. I guess we are all contributors indirectly.

Regards
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General Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Changed Starter, Now Very High Idle
« Last post by chuckxc on Yesterday at 10:58:51 PM »
Good to hear you fixed it.
Easy mistake to do, I've done it myself. You really have to push all three  down hard, but evenly, to get the throttle bodies to seat. I found that applying a very thin coat of silicon lubricant to the inlets makes the re-assembly easier.
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New Members / Re: Norfolk newbie
« Last post by Silverstripes on Yesterday at 10:05:45 PM »
Hello and  :401:

I will be in Norfolk in June on my XRT helping with Safety on the Ladies Tour of Britain. Grand depart in Beccles.
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Tiger 800 - General Discussion / Re: I know I ride slowly but . . .
« Last post by Andrew Sharp on Yesterday at 09:21:49 PM »
Stop using the headlight to keep your bacon sarnie warm. :112:
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Tiger 800 - General Discussion / Re: I know I ride slowly but . . .
« Last post by fac191 on Yesterday at 09:13:09 PM »
Ride faster
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Tiger 800 - General Discussion / Re: Increase in service cost
« Last post by Wight Biker on Yesterday at 08:51:35 PM »
Guess MuddySump is going to be even busier. I'd better book him now for next years service.
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Tiger 800 - General Discussion / Re: I know I ride slowly but . . .
« Last post by ColinXCX on Yesterday at 08:34:52 PM »
That will be those flies trying to overtake, but cutting in to early and crashing into the back of the screen. :001:
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