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Offline 1200TigXCa

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Oil filters same for Gen 3?
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:48:55 PM »
Hi All,

Hoping to get some clarification... in looking for oil filters for 2019 Tiger 1200XCa, I'm not finding Wix or K&N listed specifically, but do find them for the previous Gen 2's (-2017's). Can anyone confirm that they have used either Wix 51358XP, or K&N 204-1 on Tiger 1200's 2018-2020 models? Or if those are not the correct ones, which ones are?

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Re: Oil filters same for Gen 3?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 07:38:19 PM »
The 204-1 will fit. I use them on my 2018. :018:

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Re: Oil filters same for Gen 3?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 09:31:42 PM »
Thanks Hawk, appreciate the info.

Any chance you've replaced your air filter? Looking for how to properly remove the tank.

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Re: Oil filters same for Gen 3?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 12:29:41 AM »
changed it out at 15000. i don't go off road with this beast so i thought 10000 was too soon. when i did it, the filter was not that dirty. the gen 3 is easy to drain and pull the tank. just a lot of plastic to remove. i do recommend that if you have upper crash bars, remove to make it easier. pull the drain hose on the left side of the tank, unplug it and drain. unbolt the tank front and rear and photo the hoses and connectors, makes it easier to reinstall. if you have a problem message me and i'll send you a step by step.

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Re: Oil filters same for Gen 3?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 02:59:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hawk281 [+]
…...changed it out at 15000. i don't go off road with this beast so i thought 10000 was too soon.
Yes, surely so? Sometimes I wonder just how manufacturers come up with these service intervals on various components. The air filter replacement interval on my 1995 Triumph Daytona is 24,000 miles (40,000Km) and we are back to 10,000 (16,000Km) miles 25 years later? Are they particularly small on the Tiger, I've never seen one? On the plus side the valve clearance schedule is good on the Tiger and was positive point for me when deciding to purchase. Not the best in the industry but pretty good. At least it is nearly half as often as my old bike.

Valve Clearance check (2018) Tiger 1200 - 20K and 40K
Valve Clearance check (1995) Daytona 1200 6K then 18K, 30K, 42K.
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Re: Oil filters same for Gen 3?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 04:43:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by 1200TigXCa [+]
Thanks Hawk, appreciate the info.

Any chance you've replaced your air filter? Looking for how to properly remove the tank.
Removing the tank is a *!@!* pain in the backside. I thoroughly recommend Marks excellent service manual for doing stuff like this. It was made for Gen 1 or 2 but I believe everything is pretty well applicable to the later models. He's a sponsor (or something) on this forum. Look on or near the bottom of the home page

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Re: Oil filters same for Gen 3?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 05:19:24 PM »
There can be other factors for an air filter change. For example, if you ride through a cloud of Mayflies or in areas or at times when/where there are lots of flying bugs, they can clog up air filter pretty quickly.

A friend bought a used GS that had been shipped to Africa (and then back again) for an excursion. He asked the dealer if the bike had been serviced and the dealer said, "Oh yes, everything has been done, and all filters have been changed." Sometime later, he pulled the air filter and discovered that it was full of bugs which he immediately identified as South African bugs because he is a native of South Africa.
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