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Old 3rd August 2020, 08:35   #76
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Yes better to have a long discussion with him because the 3rd service is the major 20k kms one - the one to burn a hole in your pocket But considering you've hit half of that - might have to pick and choose the "service categories"

Shaman Triumph were offering discounted AMCs till last month, hope you availed of it.
I was just scrolling through the older posts and I realised I should update you on this. Firstly, thanks for the above inputs - very useful.

1. I did get the discounted AMC as you suggested. Includes one minor service, one major service and two general checkups.

2. What was done a few weeks ago (at ~10k) was just a general checkup, under the AMC. I think he will do a proper service around Nov / Dec (24 month anniversary) - I might just consciously delay it to Feb or so maybe if I feel the bike has too few kms under its belt. I will speak with him closer then (based on the mileage) whether it should be a minor or major service. Either way it will be covered in the AMC but I still want the timing to be appropriate. My sense from past discussions is that they stay true to time / mileage whichever is earlier.
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Old 9th August 2020, 19:02   #77
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The Western Ghats in Maharashtra are absolutely glorious in the rains. Even more so if you find out where to go off the beaten path.

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The bike hit 13000 kms this week and just out of its 2 year major service. Riding like a dream - no issues so far whatsoever and very happy with the work carried out by Shaman Mumbai. Since I have an AMC with Shaman and have currently parked myself at Pune, it also gave me the excuse to ride down to Mumbai and get the bike serviced at Shaman Mumbai. I have put about 3000 kms in the last 3 months, which is not too shabby considering I have no required commuting per se.

In other news, I also ditched the stock windscreen for this shorter sportier one from Powerbronze UK (59 GBP off the internet, shipped to London).

I am much happier with this design both aesthetically as well as functionally. I used to find the stock screen a tad too high, specially when riding in rain when the screen gets all mucky. I much prefer this more compact design - I think at the various setting levels, it will provide as much wind protection as can be needed. If not, on a long highway tour in dry season, I can always switch to stock.

The screen is very good quality with excellent fit and finish and was installed seamlessly on the Tiger since its custom made to this model. Pics of the bike with the stock screen are in the last few posts. The observant (which is pretty much everyone on a site like this) will notice that if you benchmark to the two vertical black plastic bits on which the screen slides up and down, the stock screen even on its lowest setting rises much higher than the adjustment bar. This screen on the other hand even at mid setting stops just a smidgeon above the adjustment bar. On the highest setting it'll rise another inch or so to give that extra wind buffeting. To be honest, that's all the buffeting you need but if you are riding really slowly on bad roads or even offroading and occasionally NOT standing while offroading, this shorter screen is much nicer and convenient.

Here are some pics - apologies didn't click it in a nicer setting, its at my parking lot in Pune.
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In other news, I also ditched the stock windscreen for this shorter sportier one from Powerbronze UK (59 GBP off the internet, shipped to London).
Looks damn neat and slick. Would've looked even killer if the 'side screens' were black too! I've been looking around for similar designed screens for my XRx too - does this come in clear glass too? Clear for better visibilty when seated

From my personal experience - The XRx stock high touring screen is too rattly for my liking and no amount of spring adjustment can eliminate that slight "whooshy - whuuuuuu" sound that has now become part of the bike's soundtrack The worst part is that the adjuster, when kept at the highest setting, keeps shifting down when you hit a bad patch of road. As you rightly mentioned, the wind buffeting is manageable at cruising speeds - but the rattle is inevitable.

There are few Tiger owners in mumbai who have done custom windscreen out of acrylic. Been toying with that option as well.
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Looks damn neat and slick. Would've looked even killer if the 'side screens' were black too! I've been looking around for similar designed screens for my XRx too - does this come in clear glass too? Clear for better visibilty when seated
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Hey. Thanks buddy. Google search for this on power bronze UK site. It comes in 20 odd Colors including clear glass. In this size I actually donít think visibility is an issue. The site has light tint, clear, dark tint and various other colours too. Many Colors listed as out of stock are stated to be available within 7-10 days so please do check that even if it states out of stock.

I am quite happy with the finish so far. For the side glasses I can always put a sunfilm on them if this becomes my default.

On the rattling bit some guys have put some bush sort of solution that takes away the rattle significantly. Now that you mention it, I donít think the power bronze screen rattles at all but I will pay specific attention this aspect on my next long ride.
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Hey. Thanks buddy. Google search for this on power bronze UK site. It comes in 20 odd Colors including clear glass. In this size I actually donít think visibility is an issue. The site has light tint, clear, dark tint and various other colours too. Many Colors listed as out of stock are stated to be available within 7-10 days so please do check that even if it states out of stock.

On the rattling bit some guys have put some bush sort of solution that takes away the rattle significantly. Now that you mention it, I donít think the power bronze screen rattles at all but I will pay specific attention this aspect on my next long ride.
Checked the site and it's out of stock currently. Guess will be stocked in a week or so. Have to figure someone to get it down here - if I end up buying.

For the rattling, yes there's a nut+bush fix, which even service suggested. Have to get down to doing it and see if it fixes the issue for the time being. Planning a longish ride in December (*fingers crossed*) so will do it before that.
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Family moved back from Pune to Mumbai today AM. Both the Tiger and the 3 GT are stellar house shifting companions. Rode with the side panniers loaded on after a really long time.

I loaded the Tiger up and left early AM while my wife returned with kid, maid, and the fully loaded GT.
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