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Old 11-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks JD! Better to be safe than sorry, with the mileage I'm doing I'm getting through a rear tyre every year so the wheel has to come out anyway for that, it's just removing the lower shock mount and the 4 bevel box nuts to remove. Job done, easier than messing with a chain etc.

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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good luck in finding any bike that doesn't require some kind of maintenance and I'm not talking about just changing the oil.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thought the reason to have a drive shaft on a bike was little or no maintenance.
Sounds to me like a real PITA to pull it apart and grease it.
Thanks for making my mind up to buy the new 1200 Tiger.
Man its less then 15 minutes when the wheel is off to do the job less if you do not drink beer

Its Ok the Tiger is a good bike, little putty cat and underpowered but a good bike. Enjoy it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Man its less then 15 minutes when the wheel is off to do the job less if you do not drink beer

Its Ok the Tiger is a good bike, little putty cat and underpowered but a good bike. Enjoy it.
LOL. Whatever you say.

That's ok, the 1200 is a excellent bike. Bit like a land barge but all that extra lard goes a away once you get it moving.
(Just kidding here, I'm a huge fan of the 1200 Tiger)

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Tiger also has shaft drive...

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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My comment on the drive shaft maintenance wasn't meant to degrade the 1200 Tiger.
It was somewhat a surprise to me to already see a discussion on drive shaft maintence
bike hasn't been out that long.
Might consider the bigger Tiger next purchase, so I do like it a lot.
Apologise for any hurt feelings with my last couple posts.
It's fun sometimes to see how some people will get all tuned up and defensive with just a hint of humor about there favourite bike.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The shaft maintenance issue from my understanding is more about prevention than a cure of a problem.
Over the years it seems riders have come to the conclusion that greasing the shaft splines prevents wear.
I personally would rather do a little more than absolutely necessary to avoid issues later. I'm grateful to those riders who by their efforts have enhanced my riding experience and who have been so gracious as to share their experience with others.
And yes I am Very protective about my choice of bike!
But hey this is serious stuff:-)

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My comment on the drive shaft maintenance wasn't meant to degrade the 1200 Tiger.
It was somewhat a surprise to me to already see a discussion on drive shaft maintence
bike hasn't been out that long.
Might consider the bigger Tiger next purchase, so I do like it a lot.
Apologise for any hurt feelings with my last couple posts.
It's fun sometimes to see how some people will get all tuned up and defensive with just a hint of humor about there favourite bike.
CB I did not take any of your coment as degrading I just wanted to point out how easy it was to grease the spline on the Rocket I imagine it will be just as simple on the new tiger also. The fact is I have more horsepower on my Rocket then any on the planet and I have been greasing mine with molyKote since the first tire change. I have aquired another differential and drive shaft just in case mine fails but at over 60,000 miles its looking like the little maintenance of lubricating it whenever I change the tire is going to make it last. Granted with all the horse power I have I go thru a tire every 4200 miles and will look at greasing it every two tires now. but my point is very few pieces of equipment ever die of over lubrication

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The shaft maintenance issue from my understanding is more about prevention than a cure of a problem.
Over the years it seems riders have come to the conclusion that greasing the shaft splines prevents wear.
I personally would rather do a little more than absolutely necessary to avoid issues later. I'm grateful to those riders who by their efforts have enhanced my riding experience and who have been so gracious as to share their experience with others.
And yes I am Very protective about my choice of bike!
But hey this is serious stuff:-)

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Yes I agree I am protective about my choice and if I ever get something different I will most likely take the manual as minimum maintence required. I will still go the extra as I see fit. This is especailly true when one mods the bike and increases the horse power and torque way above oringinal OEM design specs.



This winter I will be repainting and modifying my other Rocket to 240 hp as she seems weak compared to the Millennium Falcon shown above.

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Love the supercharger!
I'm a fusspot and do jobs that don't need doing because I can.
I took most of the switches and electrical connectors apart and filled them with ACF50 grease to prevent water ingress, not a required job by any means but satisfying just the same.

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Love the supercharger!
I'm a fusspot and do jobs that don't need doing because I can.
I took most of the switches and electrical connectors apart and filled them with ACF50 grease to prevent water ingress, not a required job by any means but satisfying just the same.

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Yes Superchargers are nice but they only develop so much Horse power its the added internal goodies that sends her above 400 hp

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