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Tiger Chat For owners and riders of Hinckley Tigers: 800, 800XC, 885i, 900, 955i, 1050i, 1200


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Old 10-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Nothing major today - changed the front wheel bearings
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:43 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Picked up a nail in my new rear tire. Lots of fun trying to stop when the rear end is flailing about. 60 to 0 in record time.....
Spent a few hours waiting for a tow and into the shop for a new tube. Cheaper than a new tire. I'm gonna have to learn to change a tube myself.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Picked up a nail in my new rear tire. Lots of fun trying to stop when the rear end is flailing about. 60 to 0 in record time.....
Spent a few hours waiting for a tow and into the shop for a new tube. Cheaper than a new tire. I'm gonna have to learn to change a tube myself.
When you mount a tire use zip ties, waaay easier and it is nearly impossible to pinch a tube that way...also get a gallon of tire mounting lube from Napa Auto, that helps a lot too.
(I did not invent the zip tie method, learned it over at advrider...am completely sold on the method and have the zeal of the newly converted )



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Old 10-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #84 (permalink)
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That looks like it might be a bit difficult on the side of the road.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #85 (permalink)
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That looks like it might be a bit difficult on the side of the road.
not really, you only need to carry six zip ties along with your tire irons. I used a tire mounting fixture I made in the picture but it is not essential, just makes the job a lot easier at home...it would definitely be a good idea to mount a few tires at home before you try it on the road though

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #86 (permalink)
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New main stand

I've waited nearly a year for a main stand to come up for sale (on flea bay) to replace the messed up on my cat. Eventually one came up and it was reasonably local so I could collect and save on delivery.

Was supposed to be brand new unused but the guy had cross threaded one of the shouldered bolts on the RH mounting bracket. Other than that it was brand new/mint condition. Not a scratch and obviously not fitted fitted. Seller said it wouldn't fit with his after market zorst.

LH mounting plate that was completely knackered, usual loose shoulder bolts which affected the main stand.

New LH mounting bracket fitted stand lubricated and fitted - 20 minutes. Luckily RH bracket was absolutely fine. Good job or otherwise I'd be knackered as well.

Got genuine fitting instructions, will scan and copy to forum - might be of use to someone.

Oh and my new battery conditioner has worked a treat as well and with winter coming, everything should be fine.

Nextjob - chain clean

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Had to tighten up those useless sump bolts again,

But did also manage to carry out a brake fluid change also,
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:07 AM   #88 (permalink)
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dropped the rear by installing the link off an early blackbird,raised forks an 1/2 inch,so far so good
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Stood back and gawped at it....ive only had the bike since saturday so im still in the honeymoon phase
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:31 AM   #90 (permalink)
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dropped the rear by installing the link off an early blackbird,raised forks an 1/2 inch,so far so good
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