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Still one of the best looking bikes out there.
If only they were EFI...
Other Triples / Re: Daysie's Diary
Last post by ghulst - Today at 08:44:35 AM
Hey Lee, how's Daisy doing these days? ;) 
Bikes for Sale / Re: Chilli Steamer 36K
Last post by ghulst - Today at 08:40:19 AM
Now there is a good question. Or perhaps Niall is still just riding around on it. ;) 
Well done Russ! She looks good out in the country. I personally like an adventure bike with battle scars. It makes you less scared to just send it and see. Which often ends up much better than carefully trying to navigate a rougher bit. 
Tiger 800's (2010 - 2020 Tigers) / Re: Talyn's Diary
Last post by ghulst - Today at 08:33:01 AM
I had a Leovince on mine and really enjoyed it. I never really tracked the fuel use on it, so ignorance is bliss I guess. ;)
It had a nice sound to it, but wasn't so loud that I did not dare to take it out on an early ride. 
Bikes for Sale / Re: FS 2001 Triumph Tiger 955i...
Last post by ghulst - Today at 08:30:41 AM
Oh, that's just making me jealous. ;)  I had to run about 400 yards to the car last Saturday and we had a combination of heavy rain and hail stones. I was wearing a thick jacket, but even my underwear was wet after that run...
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Chain rubbing block ideas ...
Last post by gcloys - November 27, 2023, 08:18:37 PM
Great info thanks!  I'm down in the Smokies and I'm still getting some riding in as it tops out about 60F.  I also curved mine a bit around the backside of the clamp with heat.  I had the same chattering noise, but it has quieted down now too.  I also had lower mileage, about 38mpg, but my last long ride I averaged about 40mpg. I chalked it up to my throttle hand, although I did turn down my idle closer to the recommended 1050rpm from about 1200rpm that I used when riding more technical dirt/gravel in the mountains. I'll keep this post up to date on wear and mileage.
Tiger Gallery / Re: Out & about
Last post by Madruss - November 27, 2023, 01:00:53 PM
Quote from: HockleyBoy on November 13, 2023, 04:13:28 PMNice, love the countryside you have around you.

Looks alot better after 100mm of rain over the last week
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: new member with two questi...
Last post by Madruss - November 27, 2023, 12:56:21 PM
That's fine, I have a '96 & a '92 :thumbsup
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Chain rubbing block ideas ...
Last post by ssevy - November 25, 2023, 05:24:52 PM
I purchased some 1/4" HPDE material used for boat decking, and it was quick work to cut it to the correct size. I drilled and tapped the aluminum clamp and used stainless screws to attach the HPDE, countersinking the holes and leaving enough thickness to keep the screws from tearing out.
Because of the size of the clamp, the long piece needs to be inserted from the front and spun into place, necessitating the attachment of the HPDE after the aluminum clamp has already been inserted.
I used blue Loctite on all three screws and aligned it by eye, centering the chain width-wise, and trying to keep the angle neutral from front to back.
I then did a test ride of about 275 miles, and while it initially made a loud buzzing sound as the chain wore down and created a groove in the plastic, it quieted down once the chain had established a bed in the HPDE.
It held up fine and would probably be serviceable as is, but the original factory block was curved and offered not only support to the chain, but also routed it closer to the upper rubbing block. With this flat block, my chain still seemed to have too much slack movement, so I modified the design and made up a second one using the other clamp I had on hand. Unfortunately, I can't road test this one until Spring, as the bike is now in storage for the winter.
Here are some photos to help clarify the written description:

The drilled block:

Tapping threads in the aluminum clamp. The locations are limited:

The drilled and tapped clamp:

Dry fitting before taking it apart for installation:

I did taper the leading edge to reduce the chance of tear out:

Installed on the bike:

Side view:

Sanding the new curved prototype:

Side profile:

Top view:

Side view attached to the clamp:

Once Spring returns, I will try this design and see if it provides additional chain support. One thing I did notice on the test ride was my mileage was about 36 mpg, versus the normal 40+ mpg, so I am wondering if the rubbing block friction was like having a brake hanging up, or hopefully it was just the low 40 degree F temperatures that day?

I will update once the new riding season opens up here in the Adirondacks.