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Messages - markjanemhan

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*Originally Posted by Piler [+]
would the short sports screen direct wind to chest and be overall quieter?
Yes.  I'm 6'2" - I've got the short Powerbronze screen, and I find almost no buffeting on my helmet, and the wind blast is on my chest.

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Tiger Sport 660 Main Chat / Re: Gas Mileage
« on: Yesterday at 03:30 am »
*Originally Posted by mustangpilot [+]
Shell V-power has no ethanol here
Didn't used to in Vancouver either, but annoyingly they changed that recently, and now the only ethanol-free I can get is Chevron 94 octane. Obviously limits availability.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Damage to L front brake line
« on: Jul 01, 2022, 07.29 pm »
Thanks for making the group aware of this issue.  I just checked mine, and sure enough, it has been hitting the fender and marked it.  Fortunately, no damage to the brake line, although it is slightly marked.  I have put a protective sheath on the brake line, and a thin strip of self adhesive rubber tape on the fender, to prevent the brake line from touching it.   

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: chain cleaning & lubrication
« on: Jun 25, 2022, 02.05 am »
*Originally Posted by PaulyC [+]
if you wanna go cheap.  Clean with WD40
Or if you wanna go even cheaper, buy yourself a container of kerosene from the hardware store. Works great!

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*Originally Posted by Shandy [+]
Hi Mark, how did you discover what part you needed exactly?
Hey Adam - I went with info from a Facebook post of a Trident 660 owner who had just installed the 17T JT sprocket.  I also saw a post on another forum.  Hope you manage to get hold of one ok, I know they're in really short supply.  I got mine from Amazon in Canada, and since then they've been unavailable here.

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I'm surprised at complaints of jerkiness at low speed.  It's something I just don't experience with my TS660, in fact it's by far the smoothest engine fueling-wise that I've had in my last 5 bikes (Buell XB12R, Yamaha MT09, Aprilia Shiver, KTM 790 Duke and now TS660.)  I actively tried to make it happen yesterday by riding at a consistent 50 kph (30 mph) in 3rd gear, and no flat spot\jerkiness at all.  I did find with my ultra-jumpy KTM that chain adjustment was critical to reducing the jerkiness - so I wonder if those experiencing this have excessively loose chains?  Just a thought. Maybe some of our bikes have updated firmware?  No idea, other than it's a complete non-issue with my bike, but I understand the frustration it causes - all my previous bikes bugged the crap out of me!

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: chain cleaning & lubrication
« on: May 12, 2022, 02.56 am »
*Originally Posted by PaulyC [+]
what are you guys using for chain lube?
I use Motul C2 Road Chain Lube.  Good product, just use sparingly to avoid  fling.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Switching Off Service Light
« on: May 09, 2022, 11.45 pm »
*Originally Posted by JSX [+]
Thanks markjanemhan for the info. I got the BAFX reader and TuneECU and used it yesterday to reset the service light after changing my oil and filter, no trip to the dealer!
Awesome, glad it worked out for you!  Knowing what dealership shop rates are like, it probably paid for itself in one usage!

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*Originally Posted by gsimmons [+]
Man... 17t out of stock at Amazon.ca and fortnine.ca too.   I even tried the dealer today and they also can't find any stock.  I guess I'll wait and do it when I can get the part!
I contacted JT Sprockets directly the other day, and got a reply from Bike Alert, which I think is their distribution arm.  They said that they are out of stock, but they are on order.  Couldn't give a delivery date yet.  So at least it looks like there will be some in production, hopefully soon.  I want to buy another, to have ready for when it comes time to replace my chain\sprockets. Yes, I do intend keeping this bike for a long time!

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Tiger Sport 660 Main Chat / Re: New bike arrived
« on: May 08, 2022, 04.37 pm »
*Originally Posted by jwmasters [+]
Just picked up my new red tiger 660 on Saturday....wow....I think I'm falling in love...first 102 kms .....can hardly wait for break in period to be over.....will try and get more kms on today.
Welcome to the TS660 elite, "red" division! 

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