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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2020, 10:50:06 PM »
On board with the pad wear & tear. Had to replace the pads on the 18 XCx at 7,500 miles. Stop & go city traffic + heat does that to you.
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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2020, 11:12:22 PM »
I hear what you're saying about heat and the wear of pads but I am comparing to my Trophy and Concours. Both big bikes, both ridden the same (hard), both lots of hard stops and the pads lasted much longer on both. The one I thought would have been the worst of the 3 bikes was the Concours but it isn't close to the abuse of the Tiger!
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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2020, 11:31:19 PM »
Eeeek!

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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2020, 11:32:52 PM »
Do the others have Brembo?  Also, I hear that the "riding mode" makes a difference with the brake wear & tear abuse levels... I myself ride almost exclusively on Rain mode... I expect heavier ABS engagement and distribution between front & rear. I use the rear in isolation as well as the front + rear combos a lot (ret@rded NJ drivers  :232: on their phones all the time)
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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2020, 11:36:57 PM »
lol, are you sure you're not on So. Cal. freeways and roads, Icy? Seems every other driver is stuck to their phone! :138:
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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2020, 12:36:39 AM »
How did this go from an update to a tire discussion. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE UPDATE! :230:

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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2020, 01:05:32 AM »
LOL...I was waiting for someone to ask!

Regarding the update, can you check with your dealer? My bike is running really nice since the update :169: I only discovered it because I was having the battery swapped and my service guy looked and saw it available.
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Re: Tiger Update
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2020, 04:42:46 PM »
Good to know about the update, I'll have to ask my dealer about this. 

Regarding brake pads, I replaced my pads at 22k miles, but only because I wanted something with a little more feel.  I went with SBS and like them.  Original pads still had a ways to go.  I don't think this bike is any worse or better on tires or pads than other bikes I've owned, such as my previous FJR, a fairly heavy, fast bike.
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