So, inevitably, the bike is going to need some love, oil, pads, tyres, and many tubes to make it around this big land. The question is can I fix it on the side of a road, in the middle of no where.
to answer this a few things were needed..
With the help of the internet, I have gathered all the tools I need to do basic road side servicing on the bike.
- Spanner Set
- 12v Air Pump
- Tyre Levers
- Gorilla Duct Tape
- Zippy Ties
- Spare Bulbs
- Spare Fuses
- Socket (Sizes 8, 9, 10, 13, 21, 17 Hex)
- Spare Tubes / Tube repair kit
By far the best Youtube Channel for Tiger 800 services is MuddySump. His videos are easy to follow and details everything you need to complete the work. What a great world we live in where people take the time to upload great videos like this to help others. Thumbs Up!
In the basement of my work, I set out to, at a minimum, be able to change the tyres, replace and patch tubes and replace the brake pads.
Tiger now has new tyres (continental trail attack 2), new tubes (one patched) and new pads!. Apart from Major engine and suspension issues, I should be able to get her rolling along… unless I run out of fuel that is.