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  1. Tiger novice

    Tiger novice New Member

    May 22, 2019
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    Hi, I just picked up a 2007 Tiger 1050 to add to ‘97 T’bird sport. Really like it but one issue has raised itself. At motorway speed with throttle held steady, the speed slowly drifts down and so I have to give it a bit of throttle to get back to original speed which creates a bit of a surge and then it happens again and so on. It just means that smooth cruising isn’t poss. I am a newbie and not fluent in bike mechanics so would love any guidance please. Thx!

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  2. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

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    You may have an air leak at the throttle bodies or perhaps your fuel pump is bogged down slightly clogged new filter maybe.
     
  3. Tiger novice

    Tiger novice New Member

    May 22, 2019
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    Thanks for speedy reply! Will investigate.
     
  4. Tiger novice

    Tiger novice New Member

    May 22, 2019
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    dealer suggesting a remap..might that help as well? I wish i knew more than the little i do....
     
  5. Johnjo

    Johnjo Well-Known Member
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    Might be worth trying an adaption cycle before you pay for a remap.

    Start the bike without touching the throttle. Wait until the fan kicks in, then time 12 minutes. All without touching the throttle. Turn the engine off and then ride as normal.

    Can't do any harm at all.
     
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  6. In my own world

    In my own world Well-Known Member

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    I did the adaption cycle when i first got my 1050 as the throttle felt a bit on and off when accelerating out of a corner. Worked a treat. I have no throttle snatch now and it runs smoother than before. Not sure how it works but it does.
     
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  7. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Hello Tiger novice and welcome to the forum :)

    Yes try the Adaption Cycle first then if that doesn’t improve things tell the dealer that seeing as they suggest a remap if it doesn’t improve the you want a full refund.
    Why would you buy something that doesn’t work, they’re supposed to be the experts.
     
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  8. In my own world

    In my own world Well-Known Member

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    As Tiglet said. If the selling dealer has said mapping will help, i would expect that for free. As the bike has not been running correctly since you wheeled it out of the showroom.
    To me, the adaption cycle should sort the throttle action out for you. In a total of under 15 minutes, you should have a perfectly running Tiger. Good luck
     
  9. In my own world

    In my own world Well-Known Member

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    Has there been a good outcome to this yet?
     
  10. Johnjo

    Johnjo Well-Known Member
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    OP hasn't been on the site since May 27th. Would be nice to hear if there's a solution to his problem.

    Perhaps he's been kidnapped by a gang of nympho's who have him tied up and he can't get to a keyboard. :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  11. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    I volunteer to attempt a rescue if this is the case. I won’t succeed, but I’ll do my best :p
     
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  12. bob1

    bob1 Well-Known Member
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    I wish:)
     
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