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Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Steamer with bad habbits
Last post by Beernard - May 22, 2024, 10:10:45 AM
Nice work, Titus. You are hitting winners!
Re the shock and your two-up use. I replaced my original shock with a Wilbers with rebound adjustment and a remote preload adjustment. I am very happy with the fast preload adjustment between pillion and non-pillion rides. Works for me!
Regards, Bern.
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Steamer with bad habbits
Last post by Titus - May 21, 2024, 11:49:15 AM
Thank you Phil, forgot about the shock pdf.
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Steamer with bad habbits
Last post by London_Phil - May 21, 2024, 10:06:49 AM
I rebuilt my shock. I realised it had a lot of free movement from lack of oil. I followed advice on this forum from member "Sasquatch" I bought the seals and stops then used Dexron III ATF and a charge of air, not nitrogen in the reservoir. The amount of gas is soo small there is no real possibility of explosion, however if you can get it done with nitrogen, that's the way to go. . I sent you the shock service pdf.
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Steamer with bad habbits
Last post by Titus - May 20, 2024, 09:32:13 PM
Put some more miles on the steamer, runs great getting good mileage.

Some issues, bike sat a lot so gremlins are still here, noticed oil under rear shock, can't figure out if it's the shock or a warmed up grease leak as I recently pumped grease in the swingarm bushings. Puddles appeared right after that.

Is the shock rezzy supposed to be filled with nitrogen? What psi?

Any of you guys had to rebuild or replace shocks?

Bike is mostly ridden two up, found a "TEN" adjustment under shock, is that for tension? Clockwise to make stiffer?

4300 rpm at 100km/h does that look like original gearing? 6th of course

Otherwise, amazing machine, pulls like a diesel, soft as a couch!!!

Also made a small donation for all the support and priceless info I got here! Thank you everyone!
Tiger 800's (2010 - 2020 Tigers) / Re: Talyn's Diary
Last post by 93TigerBill-2016 - May 19, 2024, 12:59:36 AM
Now that does look much better, and even better that it all works!
Tiger 800's (2010 - 2020 Tigers) / Re: Talyn's Diary
Last post by Lee337 - May 18, 2024, 02:15:03 PM
Day 2. The next day was cold, wet and I really didn't feel like going out, so I didn't.  :m

Day 3. I'd downloaded a wiring diagram for the spot lights. I didn think about leaving them as I'd only ever used them once and it was foggy, but I like things to work as they should. I knew the earth was good as I had the Sat nav temporarily attached to the same point on the frame. There are two +ve wires for the spots, one to a permanent live through a relay and one to a switched live, so the spots only come on when the ignition is on. For now, I twisted the two wires together & touched them against the battery +ve.  Nothing although I could hear the relay clicking. Checked the fuse & that was ok. Sit back, have a coffee & think.  :icon_neutral:

Right, attach the permanent live to the battery and use a length of wire with a small crocodile clamp either end. Attach one end to the switched live and one to the power hub. Switch spots on and it worked. Despite the wiring diagram (from Givi) saying you can bypass the switched live by connecting both to +ve, it didn't seem to work that way.

Right, attach permanent live direct to battery with a ring connector and the switched live to the power hub. Switch ignition on and wait for 8 seconds. Sat nav comes on (remembered to ensure phone didn't blast music out of the Sat nav speaker) switched on spots, they worked, so did the Sat nav.

The dash cam didn't, F***.   :BangHead

Checked fuses on the live wires coming from the power hub, three of the five had blown  :^_^  – took me a while to figure this one out. I'd left some wires exposed & while connecting up the spots, they must have brushed against the frame. At least I know the fuses did their job.

I had no spare fuses & I needed some more connectors as I'd decided to move things around a bit. A quick trip to Halfords & this time I connected everything up, including the USB/volt meter I'd bought a few days before to charge my phone while riding.

Once everything was connected & before I tidied up the wiring. I cautiously switched the ignition on, waited the now familiar 8 seconds for the power hub to illuminate its little blue led and checked Sat nav, spots, usb and dash cam. Everything worked, it just needed tidying up, which was the point of the whole 3 day adventure, even if any competent person would have finished the job in a couple of hours, I was feeling quite pleased with myself.  :icon_cool:

So using all the remaining zip ties I had left, everything was tidied up, cables tucked away, luggage rack put back on, engine started, watched the volts go from 12.4v up to 14v, switched everything on & watched the volts drop to 13.2v.

Success.  :wings

Except while typing this up, I forgot to insulate the connectors.  :icon_eek:  Oh well, as soon as I've drunk my coffee, it's back out to the garage again.
WooHoo!  Let There Be Light!!
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Steamer with bad habbits
Last post by Titus - May 17, 2024, 08:29:38 PM
Behold !
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Steamer with bad habbits
Last post by Titus - May 17, 2024, 08:28:16 PM
I also had yuasa not a problem with it for 3 years then sold the bike. Seems a little old fashioned with the acid pouring and general looks of it.
Manual states 14 Ah, will use that, will weight some options and figure it out, current batt is fine but don't know anything about it since it came with the bike, cranked a lot when had problems so is still fine, just thought that I should get a new one for when the weather gets nice and we can ride more, VFR used to start fine in the morning and after a long ride died on me like half an hour after stopping, really weird as charging was perfect on her, happened two times and ditched the battery immediately. Lesson learned, starting before a ride doesn't mean you will have juice all day. Was a Varta that did that btw.
Good to see the original Clock - and there is a 'parasitic' drain from it - the only thing on the 'bike that does so.  I disconnect the Battery completely these days.  [Hmm - maybe a 'bike alarm does?]

Re: Battery - I have Yuasa batteries that last many years, the Motobatt's only last 12 mths. Luckily the KLR and the T400 Tig have the same size battery, so can swap between them.