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Re: New Tiger 1200xcx
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2018, 10:34:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by neilacwilson [+]
In fairness, the issue is not the keyless ignition system per se but rather that the auxiliary locks on the tank/seat are not integrated as yet. I understand this required a full redesign of the fuel tank (gen 2 carry over) as there was insufficient internal space with the current air box design, so was dropped for cost reasons in this iteration.
Just what we need. Keyless electrical devices to access the fuel tank and battery (which is under the seat).  :005:
« Last Edit: December 30, 2018, 11:02:48 PM by CaptainTrips »
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Re: New Tiger 1200xcx
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2018, 10:57:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by neilacwilson [+]


In fairness, the issue is not the keyless ignition system per se but rather that the auxiliary locks on the tank/seat are not integrated as yet. I understand this required a full redesign of the fuel tank (gen 2 carry over) as there was insufficient internal space with the current air box design, so was dropped for cost reasons in this iteration.

Maybe true but for me the keyless feature is a folly and not required - too complex in a world of things that can go wrong and will go wrong when you just don't need it 
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Re: New Tiger 1200xcx
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2018, 11:25:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by sirsidneyrd [+]
Maybe true but for me the keyless feature is a folly and not required - too complex in a world of things that can go wrong and will go wrong when you just don't need it
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Re: New Tiger 1200xcx
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2018, 12:39:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by sirsidneyrd [+]
Maybe true but for me the keyless feature is a folly and not required - too complex in a world of things that can go wrong and will go wrong when you just don't need it

This is my view. I just just don’t see the benefit of it but can imagine lots of scenarios when it might go wrong! Incidentally, the dealer (who actually rides a TEX on regular wild camping trips) 100% agreed.

Otherwise the bike is undoubtedly a big step forward...
« Last Edit: December 31, 2018, 12:45:32 AM by Coops!! »

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Re: New Tiger 1200xcx
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 09:49:51 AM »
I bought an "end of line" Gen 2 as the T1200 was introduced.  Apart from the value for money bit (Gen2 at knock down price) one of the "key" factors (sorry  :008:) was not wanting a keyless ignition for all the reasons stated.  I would happily have a T1200 were it not for that and the quick shifter - can't see the need for quick shift on a road bike - getting home a 10th of a second earlier doesn't really count in my book - I get more satisfaction from getting it right myself.

PS I've done the "left the key in the seat lock trick" on 2 week old Gen 2 - only I left mine in overnight in an hotel car park................ooops. At least the bike was physically locked to a railing
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