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Old 11-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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'96 Tiger Main Jets and Fuel Consumption

What are the standard jets for a 1996 Tiger - Mikunni carbs?

Mine has had the right hand air box opened up, dynojets, K&N air filter and Renegade silencers.

It goes well on the standard gearing but the fuel consumption is far too high. (37 mpg motorway cruising, 35 mpg A roads, 29 mpg being caned)

I'm in the process of repacking the noisy exhausts to quieten them down but I may have to close off the right hand air intake again and return the jetting back to standard - although I'll probably have to have them slightly richer to allow for exhausts and K&N.

It currently has 130 main jets with the centre needle one notch higher.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try http://www.worldoftriumph.com/sectio...FSbMtAodRG0A5Q
My 96 Tiger only about 35mpg Not as good as my Super3..have had over 60! Have cleaned carbs etc but may change o rings next,see if that improves? Why are they called 'steamers'? I have noticed a little steam from left exhaust on occassion,dont seem to be losing water,or noticed oil contamination? Hope its not signs of haed gskt failure

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just as a reference, my '98 Steamer with Keihin carbs has never done better than 43mpg (US), and more typically runs around 38mpg (again, US). Looks like you're in the UK? Are you using Imperial gallons here? If so, you're not that far off for fuel consumption.

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If only! You're right I am in the UK and 43 mpg US equates to 51 mpg UK.

I would regard 43 mpg UK as acceptable and 51 mpg UK as very good going. There are 4.54 litres to an imperial gallon and 3.78 to a US gallon.

I've been busy at work but should have the exhaust system back together in the next few days and wil be able to see if rebuilding that had any effect. Then it'll be a trip to a dyno to see what the fuel/air ratio is like.
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They are called Steamers because they have a tendancy to boil over when stood in traffic on a hot day! The injection model next is called a Girly because the tiger stripes on the fairing look like big eyelashes ....
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They are called Steamers because they have a tendancy to boil over when stood in traffic on a hot day! The injection model next is called a Girly because the tiger stripes on the fairing look like big eyelashes ....

No their not !

The origins of the two nicknames comes from 1999-2000 on the Yahoo Tiger group when the first Girly Tigers came out, general banter between members resulted in owners of the newer Tigers slating the older heavier bikes as being mechanical and agricultural hence driven by STEAM and owners of the older bikes stated that only real men rode Steamers and anyone with the newer bike hence must be a girl !
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strange how the same nicknames have different origins,
I'm right, you are wrong!
We've been calling them steamers since they boiled over when new, in 1994....and its "they're" not "their"
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strange how the same nicknames have different origins,
I'm right, you are wrong!
We've been calling them steamers since they boiled over when new, in 1994....and its "they're" not "their"
When did they ever boiled over, I've been riding T300's for 13 years on and off and have many friends with 900's and 1200's and never heard of one boiling over.
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