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Forum: Beasts 04-18-2012, 06:40 AM
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Posted By ElNorto
Some of the best tuners have been able achieve...

Some of the best tuners have been able achieve volumetric efficiencies greater that 1 in a race bike, its not not easy to achieve and those motors wouldn't last very long in a street bike.
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
Those appear to be the trick. DON'T buy these...

Those appear to be the trick.
DON'T buy these blue ones. The plastic is soft and easily cut by tire irons. The white nylon version is much tougher.
...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
The port to the master cylinder is open when the...

The port to the master cylinder is open when the lever is out. Rather than force fluid in from the caliper you should have used something like a Mity Vac to suck fluid from the MC. When you do this...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
I would be reluctant to alter the baffle. With...

I would be reluctant to alter the baffle. With the DB killer out it is very loud and too loud for me.. With the DB killer in it is louder than stock but very tolerable. Drilling out the baffle may...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
I am familiar with these relays as Guzzi and BMW...

I am familiar with these relays as Guzzi and BMW have used them for years. Most have a wiring diagram on the case to indicate what terminal does what. May help to explain what Shady has done. The...
Forum: Beasts 02-29-2012, 12:26 PM
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Posted By ElNorto
Shady, I assume you cut the wire on one side of...

Shady, I assume you cut the wire on one side of the fuse and insert the normally closed momentary switch? Do you simply press the switch for a few seconds to disable ABS?
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
Lead shot is a good idea that I have used on a...

Lead shot is a good idea that I have used on a few bikes but it will be cheaper and safer if you just buy the loose shot.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
I'm not surprised a KLR would get a jump off the...

I'm not surprised a KLR would get a jump off the line. Lower 1st gear and lighter weight should give a couple of bike length advantage. I actually prefer my KLR for city riding for that reason. Any...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
It looks like it will allow you to sit back...

It looks like it will allow you to sit back further. Is this the case? I am thinking seriously about getting one.
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
I installed one last year with the original map....

I installed one last year with the original map. Its seemed slightly lean on cold start with the DB killer in place but OK when warmed up. I tried it without the DB killer for a few weeks and you...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
Ditto on that. The gel seat won't over compress...

Ditto on that. The gel seat won't over compress but the shape is still wrong. Maybe OK for a female.
The Corbin looks like it would work better for me, flatter and it appears it will allow more...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2011, 09:05 AM
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Posted By ElNorto
Thanks for the heads up. It appears to address...

Thanks for the heads up. It appears to address most of the issues I have with the stock seat. Its flatter and it looks like it allows you to sit back further. I'll be waiting for the Sargents version...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2011, 04:55 AM
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Posted By ElNorto
I am using the bobbins with a Harbor Freight...

I am using the bobbins with a Harbor Freight paddock stand. Works fine and I got it for 25 bucks with a coupon from one of the cycle magazines. I also got the paddle set to use without the bobbins...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
I have one. Its lighter for sure but I haven't...

I have one. Its lighter for sure but I haven't weighed it. You can get the weight at their website and compare. It still looks like new after 10K miles. With the db killer in the noise is very...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2011, 05:54 PM
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Posted By ElNorto
I bought the XC expecting to sell my '08 KLR as...

I bought the XC expecting to sell my '08 KLR as well as my Guzzi cruiser. The XC will do most anything the Guzzi will do on pavement and I don't miss it but the KLR is much easier to ride off road...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2011, 10:59 AM
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Posted By ElNorto
I was wondering if anyone has the torque spec for...

I was wondering if anyone has the torque spec for the steering head bearing? Mine has developed the thunk on hard braking.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2011, 10:55 AM
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Views: 5,988
Posted By ElNorto
I am currently doing my own comparison of the...

I am currently doing my own comparison of the Tiger XC and '08 KLR. On pavement the Tiger is tops, off pavement the KLR is easier to ride especially as the terrain gets rougher. Granted my KLR has a...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
Go to a hobby shop and pick up a piece of...

Go to a hobby shop and pick up a piece of appropriately sized brass tube. Sharpen the end to make a circle cutter and start cutting disks.I use a counter sink to sharpen the inside edge of the tube...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2011, 06:09 AM
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Posted By ElNorto
I am trying to build something similar. I can...

I am trying to build something similar. I can tell that seat will put you forward a bit because of the lip at the back. I am trying to build a flatter seat that can mate with the passenger section...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
I made a mud flap from plastic sheet used to...

I made a mud flap from plastic sheet used to protect hardwood floors from desk chairs. Then cut a piece of aluminum angle to support it and used a bolt that hangs vertically below the rear of the...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
Ditto here. I only have about 1200 miles on the...

Ditto here. I only have about 1200 miles on the XC but no oil burning and no (knock wood) stalling. I am in the camp that believes any stalling is related to the stepper motor. Software doesn't...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
Thumb Originally Posted by ElNorto I plan to get...

Originally Posted by ElNorto
I plan to get one of the G2 throttle tamers to take care of this. Not a big deal on the street but its way too abrupt off road with the amount of power the Tiger has....
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2011, 04:41 AM
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Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
The bike was recently serviced and has the latest...

The bike was recently serviced and has the latest tune and slack taken out of the cables. It is smoother but needs more range of motion at slower speeds. In normal riding (not drag racing) I only use...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
I plan to get one of the G2 throttle tamers to...

I plan to get one of the G2 throttle tamers to take care of this. Not a big deal on the street but its way too abrupt off road with the amount of power the Tiger has.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
The gel seats come in standard and low height....

The gel seats come in standard and low height. The shape of the standard height model is the same as the stock seat. The difference is its firmer. I have mine set high in the front and low in the...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
I did 200 road miles yesterday on the gel seat...

I did 200 road miles yesterday on the gel seat and it was a great improvement. Still not cross country capable for me but much better. Now I will modify my stock seat. BTW on my second tank of gas I...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
Great news! I ordered one a couple of days ago....

Great news! I ordered one a couple of days ago. Hope to have it by the weekend.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21,350
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Posted By ElNorto
$6.75 will get you a Honda Filter which is made...

$6.75 will get you a Honda Filter which is made by the same company that makes the Triumph filter. The reference to K&N was just to show part is the same for both bikes.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
The oil filters are the same as a Goldwing. I...

The oil filters are the same as a Goldwing. I wish I had known that before spending 15 bucks at the local Triumph stealer (not the one I bought my bike from) for a filter and crush washer. I had just...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
Th problem I have with the seat is there is no...

Th problem I have with the seat is there is no room. The seat designers at Triumph must be eunuchs. I'll take a hard flat seat over a soft dished one any day. I do have mine with the front high and...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
I'll second that. I doubt the gel seat will help...

I'll second that. I doubt the gel seat will help unless the shape is different. My plan is build my own using info found here:

http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
I got the standard ones. Vibration?? All my other...

I got the standard ones. Vibration?? All my other bikes are push rod twins save one. They vibrate. The Tiger has none. FWIW I was told the latest maps were downloaded before I left the dealer. No...
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
I just got my XC a few days ago and had no...

I just got my XC a few days ago and had no problems installing the 2" Rox Risers. After reading some of the earlier reports I thought I was going to have cut some ties but mine went on with some...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
If there is a silver lining to waiting 5 months...

If there is a silver lining to waiting 5 months for your ride its most of the accessories you have been thinking about are finally starting to arrive.
Leo Vince now has a couple more alternatives...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21,350
Views: 3,770,993
Posted By ElNorto
The cartridges in the Goldwing forks (right fork...

The cartridges in the Goldwing forks (right fork leg) look just like the ones in the picture. Compression and rebound in the large diameter section. The damper rod in the Goldwing left leg does not...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2011, 09:20 AM
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Views: 1,423,031
Posted By ElNorto
Stainless is more brittle than plated steel. I...

Stainless is more brittle than plated steel. I have broken a half dozen stainless spokes, never a plated one that was properly tensioned. Too bad for the cheesy plating but Guzzi never has figured...
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