Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 885i
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Stoke on Trent UK
Tiger questions from the hard of thinking.
I bought an 885i Tiger about a month ago and i love it. But, as usual i want to try to make it better for as little money as possible.
Now then, when i put the front brake on it dives like a U boat in depth charging season, i reckon that buying the Hyperpro progessive spring kit will sort that out (about £116 for the kit from ebay), yes?
What about the rear shock? Is the Tiger 955i shock the same as the '99 Tiger 885i? If so is it the same until the 1050 came out, or does it change at a certain year?
Is the rear subframe the same on the 885i and the 955i to enable me to fit the pannier frames and panniers from a 955i?
I'm not sure about the spoked rims and front wheel size (i prefer 17" rims), ive heard its possible to fit cast wheels from the Triumph range to the Tiger, which ones fit and how much work needs to be done to make them fit properly?
I've seen some pictures of 885i/955i Tigers with screens that are quite a lot taller than mine, can anyone point me in the direction where one of these tall screens can be bought?
Where is the battery? Yes, i know i could probably find it eventually, but knowing where it is, and what tools are needed to get at it, is always a bonus in the cold. The bike is turning over a little slowly and i want to get a good charge on it just in case they are prone to starter clutch failures. Are they prone to starter clutch problems?
When is the bike supposed to stop? If the bike is ticking over in neutral and i put the sidestand down should it stop the engine? Sometimes mine does and sometimes it doesnt, sometimes it doesnt stop the engine untill i flick it back up, which is annoying. I suppose the answer here would be to bypass the sidestand switch? Does anyone know where the plug for the switch wire is located? I know on a Blade it is under the seat.
Well, thats about it for now, if i think of any more i'll post up.