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Why can't Triumph introduce the new clocks on the Tiger range to the S3 range for 2007? The one lack on the '05/'06 S3 was that of a decent fuel gauge, which has now been reported added to the instrument panel on the new '07 Tiger!

If I were Triumph, I'd change the specs a little though:

1. Ditch the bar graph for the temperature gauge and give a direct Centigrade/Fahrenheit read-out

2. Add a fuel gauge. Not Bar graph but in percentage terms.

3. Add a digital gear indicator

While I'm at it, I'd also add:

4. A chipped ignition key as standard;

5. Fully adjustable front forks (and not the partial arrangement presently offered);

6. User-Adjusting collar on the rear shock. Better quality shock as well!

7. Radial Brake Lever (as is standard on the 675), with less lever travel;

8. A better seat with more forward support;

9. Rear-view mirrors that work!

10. Hydraulic clutch lever.

11. Gear-shift lever with no positive stop in 6th (as per my BMW -- much easier to tell that you are in top! -- what is the technical term for this?)

Can any one add (or argue against) my wish-list?
 

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All those and an 'R' version with Ohlins suspenders, Marchesini or PFM roundy roundy things and Brembo anchors. Maybe an Arrow or Zard stubby stuck on as stock also, but I doubt the cans due to emissions and noise.

[ This message was edited by: Avi8or on 2006-12-10 10:30 ]
 

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I never understood what people have against the bar graph temp gauge. It gives a good visual indication at a glance. Don't fool yourself that a digital readout is all that accurate, the sensors used in most OE systems are not that good. A lot of automobile temp gauges are designed to go to the exact same needle position over a wide range of temperatures because the manufactures got tired of dealing with customers who complained if it started reading an RCH higher or lower.

A fuel gauge and gear indicator would be nice. There is already a level sensor so adding a readout should be virtually free. The gear shift that flops up in sixth would eliminate most of the need of a gear indicator. I don't know what you call that either.

I agree with a better seat & rear shock. However, the rear preload is adjustable albeit with tools. The newer mirrors do work .

I disagree with a hydraulic clutch, the stock one feels fine and is cheaper, simpler and lighter.

The ignition keys with security chips seem to be pretty problematic on some vehicles. A friend of mine has had Chevy buy back two suburbans because they won't start and they can't fix them. My 350Z refuses to start sometimes, I have to get my spare key and then it works. Since anyone can just pick up a bike and throw it in a truck I don't see that adding much security.
 

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Another thumbs down on the chipped igniton key. Not only are they problamatic, (Ford Focus' are notorious for refusing to work) they cost a fortune to replace if you lose one. And like Doc said, who uses a key to steal a bike anyway?

A digital gear indicator would be nice, but you can buy that as an add on.

There is a German company selling a hydraulic clutch conversion kit if you really must have one, but I don't see any advantage to it.

A fuel gauge is superfluous in my opinion. That's what trip meters are for.

Analog gauge cluster! Please! Something like on the Thruxton would be nice, with a real temperature gauge and possibly an oil pressure gauge.

I'd LOVE this as my speedometer:
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They also make a tach, but it only goes to 8000 RPM, and neither would work with the Speed Triple electronics...

[ This message was edited by: crashmasterd on 2006-12-10 12:20 ]
 

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On 2006-12-10 08:46, teologie wrote:
Why can't Triumph introduce the new clocks on the Tiger range to the S3 range for 2007? The one lack on the '05/'06 S3 was that of a decent fuel gauge, which has now been reported added to the instrument panel on the new '07 Tiger!

If I were Triumph, I'd change the specs a little though:

1. Ditch the bar graph for the temperature gauge and give a direct Centigrade/Fahrenheit read-out,,

that would be kinda cool, wouldn't mind knowing what was really going on

2. Add a fuel gauge. Not Bar graph but in percentage terms.

percentage would be nice as well,

3. Add a digital gear indicator
gears, you mean it's got gears? i just figured it was supposed to go rattttatattaaaaatttatatatatatatatattatatat. all the time.... really you don't know what gear your in????

While I'm at it, I'd also add:

4. A chipped ignition key as standard;
errrr no way, foget that, somethin else to go wrong, it's a naked bike, don't add what it don't need

5. Fully adjustable front forks (and not the partial arrangement presently offered);
eh, they work fine for me, if your gonna upgrade, just go with a set of ohlins

6. User-Adjusting collar on the rear shock. Better quality shock as well!
never had a problem, but maybe it could be better, (but i've never experienced better)
7. Radial Brake Lever (as is standard on the 675), with less lever travel;
yes yes yes yes,,, do i hear slaybells ringing,, next to a set of brembo's???

8. A better seat with more forward support;

lol, i'm just the opposite, i keep falling off the back for some reason

9. Rear-view mirrors that work! mine work great, they're the 07 mirrors,, you should have seen the 05 mirrors,, great view of your shoulders

10. Hydraulic clutch lever. can't fix a hydraulic clutch lever on the road, but i have a spare cable, i think i have more feel with cable

11. Gear-shift lever with no positive stop in 6th (as per my BMW -- much easier to tell that you are in top! -- what is the technical term for this?)
what the hell are you talking about,, gears, what the freak are those?

Can any one add (or argue against) my wish-list?


yeah, i demand a lolly-pop holder,, i'm tired of having to stick it to the front of my visor.
 

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On 2006-12-10 12:18, crashmasterd wrote:
Another thumbs down on the chipped igniton key. Not only are they problamatic, (Ford Focus' are notorious for refusing to work) they cost a fortune to replace if you lose one. And like Doc said, who uses a key to steal a bike anyway?
+1. Ducati replacement keys are around $2500 according to my duc riding friends who keep their spares in a safety deposit box.
 

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If it were a Honda there would be no problem with the chipped key -- I know... I own a Fireblade. Works perfect EVERY time!
 
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