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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Head scratcher Post
« Last post by blacktiger on Today at 04:14:02 PM »
And if you haven't,  it'll be cold, dark and chucking it down before you find out :icon_lol:

Yep!
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Head scratcher Post
« Last post by Bixxer Bob on January 14, 2021, 09:24:21 PM »
And if you haven't,  it'll be cold, dark and chucking it down before you find out :icon_lol:
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: E10
« Last post by blacktiger on January 14, 2021, 03:34:28 PM »
Ethanol makes Girly fuel tanks expand. That was one reason I parted with mine because over the years the tank was getting harder and harder to refit. It had run out of mounting point slot years ago.
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Head scratcher Post
« Last post by blacktiger on January 14, 2021, 03:15:40 PM »
My story is that back in May 2017, 20 miles into the ride home after completing the Welsh National (navigation) Rally (WNR), the bike (my current Tiger800XC) cut out approaching a junction. I pushed it to the side of the road and took things apart. I found that it had blown the ignition fuse. Popped a new one in and rode home. I thought it might have been a one off but in September, it did it again whilst turning round in my drive. So I parked it up in the garage for winter.
Now, for various reasons (approaching knee replacement op, Mum dropping dead, Knee op postponed because Mum died 1 month before, 3 months holiday down under, Knee op finally taking place in July 2019, 6 month recovery before wanting to ride just to be sure thing had healed) I didn't touch the bike until Jan2020. So, on finally taking the bike apart, everything looked OK except for the wiring I put on for the Aux flood lights. Although I couldn't actually see anything wrong, it looked ropy. So I ripped all that out and rewired it with an IQ275 system. All is working great. Bike MOT'd and taxed for March 1st 2020 and is riding well. Then after about 3 breakfast runs with the TOMCC we got locked down!
Trouble is, I still don't actually know if I've fixed the ignition fuse problem........ :icon_scratch: 
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Head scratcher Post
« Last post by ghulst on January 14, 2021, 02:59:09 PM »
I used to own a ZZR600 (Please don't laugh, it was a few years ago)

 :qgreenjumpers'

Sorry, couldn't help myself. A friend of mine owned one. It was a pretty nice bike and more comfortable than you would think.


Took me months to figure that one out and a cable tie fixed the problem quicker than it's taken me to type this post.

 :icon_eek:

Well done though.  :eusa_clap
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Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: Head scratcher Post
« Last post by Lee337 on January 14, 2021, 02:41:42 PM »
I used to own a ZZR600 (Please don't laugh, it was a few years ago) that suffered intermittent electrical problems. Every now & then, after a long ride, the lights would flicker. Not always and to be honest, I only really noticed it at night, as you would.

despite my best efforts to trace it, the problem remained. I would even put the bike in the garage with the lights turned on, rev the bike, jiggle wires around, spent hours with a multi-meter & still couldn't find it.

It wasn't until I was replacing the exhaust, I noticed a small spot of melted plastic on the headers. Turned out that when the exhausts warmed up and I was riding hard, the wind pressure was pushing a wire against the hot exhaust, melting the plastic covering and causing a short. Of course, as soon as I slowed down, the wire would move away from the exhaust, no more short and as the plastic cooled, no amount of wire jiggling could cause it to short. it's also why it never happened on short slow rides.

Took me months to figure that one out and a cable tie fixed the problem quicker than it's taken me to type this post.

 :icon_eek:


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Tiger Gallery / Re: Ode to a Steamer.... [steamer pictures thread]
« Last post by Geoff W on January 11, 2021, 05:33:49 PM »
I like the seat on the Steamer. I visited a ghost town up that way a good many years ago, I think the name was Bodie, very interesting place to see. Great scenery in Northern California.
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Ride Reports / Re: Glencoe
« Last post by Sin_Tiger on January 06, 2021, 09:03:38 PM »
Not the first thought that springs to my mind when I wake up but worth the effort, good for you  :thumbsup
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Chassis & Suspension / Re: STOCK SHOCK HATERS BEWARE!: Lowering the stock shock
« Last post by Bixxer Bob on November 25, 2020, 09:05:50 PM »
Good, glad its working.  And thanks for the weeding BTW  :occasion14
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ECU and Fuel Injection / Re: ECU check
« Last post by Bixxer Bob on November 25, 2020, 09:04:16 PM »
Cool! Glad you're sorted!
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