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Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
Those standard size people have tiny feet too. I...

Those standard size people have tiny feet too. I need a longer shift lever, especially since buying new boots.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
I'd agree that boiling fuel would likely cause...

I'd agree that boiling fuel would likely cause problems at just about any throttle position.

But, if (and I realize my example was just one incident) it's that hot under the tank, the intake air...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
Not claiming to have an answer, but I'm thinking...

Not claiming to have an answer, but I'm thinking that temps under the fuel tank get extremely hot. I was doing some very low speed stuff last week (93f) and stopped for a bit.

After the bike sat...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
Picked up my TEX in STL today, the head work is...

Picked up my TEX in STL today, the head work is completed and I'm surprised at how quiet the bike is. As a bonus, they pulled up some slack in the clutch hydraulic line so I have more free play at...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
Mines in St. Louis right now, head work scheduled...

Mines in St. Louis right now, head work scheduled for tomorrow. It was diagnosed 2-3 weeks back and the dealer didn't hesitate once they heard it.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By milq
I used Triumph's "contact us" form and asked...

I used Triumph's "contact us" form and asked about that for the Arrow exhaust. They responded with (basically) "no, the fuel management system can adjust for that".
Forum: Vendors 05-25-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,143
Posted By milq
Bump! Curious as well. TT's website says they...

Bump! Curious as well. TT's website says they have a honeycomb stiffener on the rack side.....so do they flap in the breeze when empty?
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
According to the results of google image search,...

According to the results of google image search, the Givi racks are NOT symmetrical. Far from it actually.
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
Yeah, it's extremely tough to get a dealer to...

Yeah, it's extremely tough to get a dealer to give you parts in order to perform your own warranty work. Partly because the manufacturers tell them not to.

I understand your dilemma, I've seen...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
I have stock cover and foam from a '10 if it's...

I have stock cover and foam from a '10 if it's the same.
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
Has anyone tried out the HMF exhaust yet? I...

Has anyone tried out the HMF exhaust yet? I searched the Tex forum with no luck. It's a bit longer than some but doesn't look too bad.
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
I haven't had time to go through the entire...

I haven't had time to go through the entire thread....but it seems like a lot of folks aren't impressed with the Triumph side cases.

This is the first bike I've owned that I've wanted...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
Yes, the main site is being upgraded right now....

Yes, the main site is being upgraded right now. If you click the forum link on construction page, the forums are up and running.
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5,463
Views: 940,551
Posted By milq
Just swapped my SM-T for a '13 Explorer. Hadn't...

Just swapped my SM-T for a '13 Explorer. Hadn't been thinking about it but rode to a dealer with a friend a few weeks back when he wanted to eyeball an 800.

Saw the 1200 in the flesh for the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
I think I can heat the abs and form it but not...

I think I can heat the abs and form it but not sure. Kydex holster material would absolutely work that way.
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
Here's mine, it also could stand some contouring...

Here's mine, it also could stand some contouring around the tire but it does a good job of keeping the shock clean.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/11/3ygytegy.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
That's what I did. Picked up a 2'x2' sheet of...

That's what I did. Picked up a 2'x2' sheet of black ABS at Menards for $12 and it works better than the store bought fiberglass one I had that cracked.

I'll try to remember pics tomorrow.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 03:44 PM
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Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
I'd leave it on for sure, as others have said the...

I'd leave it on for sure, as others have said the bike looks unfinished without it and you can't buy one for $200 anywhere.

Tell them you want the extra bolts and spacers that came with the kit...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
Nice stand burgerking, I'd like to get one but...

Nice stand burgerking, I'd like to get one but can't seem to find a distributor in the U.S.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
Even packed lightly, don't trust the zippers on...

Even packed lightly, don't trust the zippers on the factory bags!
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
IndyChizzle, are you looking for new, used? Price...

IndyChizzle, are you looking for new, used? Price range if used?

Superbikeshop in Evansville, IN has an unsold white one last time I was there (3 weeks), I think it was a 2012.

I have a 2010...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
The big KTM 990 SMT thread -- riders check in w/ photo!

Ugh. Was headed to Kentucky earlier today on mine and the zipper of the right bag let loose. Luckily I was only 15 miles from home. Not-so-luckily, I was also in too much of a time crunch to attempt...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
If you remove the flys you'll have to retune, no...

If you remove the flys you'll have to retune, no matter the end goal.
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
+1 plenty of pre-made tunes on the SMT forums....

+1 plenty of pre-made tunes on the SMT forums. Made big changes for my bike by adding a good air filter/airbox removal and removal of 2nd flys.
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
I have the Seat Concepts foam and cover on my...

I have the Seat Concepts foam and cover on my SM-T and it's definitely better than the stock seat. The slope is gone and everything is a bit wider, noticeably so when you put both feet down at a stop...
Forum: Vendors 06-27-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 253,081
Posted By milq
Now I own 2 Seat Concepts seats, the KLR sold me...

Now I own 2 Seat Concepts seats, the KLR sold me on one for my KTM. Definitely better than the stock foam and if its anything like the KLR unit it will get better yet after a bit of break in.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,110
Posted By milq
+1 I sent my 06 Speed Triple seat to Spencer and...

+1 I sent my 06 Speed Triple seat to Spencer and it's loads better now for under $100.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 16,909
Posted By milq
Glad to see you found Garden of the Gods, Iron...

Glad to see you found Garden of the Gods, Iron Furnace and such. Some great stuff to see all over the state for sure.

I have to admit that I learned something new that is in my own backyard...the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-14-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,197
Posted By milq
Not as far as I could tell, I was stuffing my...

Not as far as I could tell, I was stuffing my face with a Moonburger at 11:45. My first time there for the run but there were plenty of folks hanging around the whole time I was there.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-13-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
Posted By milq
There's some truth there for sure, but there is...

There's some truth there for sure, but there is also some great riding in the southernmost part of IL.

I'm most familiar with day 5 and 6 of your trip, I ride in Shawnee quite a bit and live in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,381
Posted By milq
Hey, I know that guy! Looks good, hope your...

Hey, I know that guy! Looks good, hope your holiday back here in FF has been fun.

JC
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 347,693
Posted By milq
Yep, I had a V-strom and I am not regretting the...

Yep, I had a V-strom and I am not regretting the change one little bit. The strom was not a bad bike at all but it didn't "move" me I guess. It was trouble free and comfort was OK but the SMT is sooo...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 253,081
Posted By milq
I just got mine installed for my 08 KLR and had...

I just got mine installed for my 08 KLR and had the same issue. I spoke with a friend who has done a bit of seat work and felt that the cover was a smidgen too big. We put a sheet of 1/4" soft foam...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,617
Posted By milq
Of course. :becca I just bought another...

Of course. :becca

I just bought another bike to fill the "longer distance/touring" gap as my KLR kills me on the long rides. Oh well, maybe I'll get a good trade value when Triumph finally makes...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,637
Posted By milq
In a similar boat

I've been looking for a road bike that I can take on gravel (only occasionally...klr does trail duty).

I test rode an Adv. and loved it for seating position and ergos. I have not ridden a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,091
Posted By milq
I don't live anywhere near the city, so please...

I don't live anywhere near the city, so please forgive any ignorance I may display...

I was up that way a few weeks back and stopped by a dealer in Villa Park, small place but felt like I was...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,124
Posted By milq
I can't answer for the SM-T (I just saw one today...

I can't answer for the SM-T (I just saw one today for the first time in person) but I have an 06 Speed Triple (sorry, not the Street) and it has been excellent to me. I have 19,xxx miles on it and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 585,694
Posted By milq
So true, damned hooligans. :wave

So true, damned hooligans. :wave
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,559
Posted By milq
I don't have one (yet) but am impressed with the...

I don't have one (yet) but am impressed with the VIO pov camera setup. I like that it comes with several mounts and all the cables you should need as well as taking some great footage.

Here's a...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,432
Posted By milq
I'll just speak up and say that this isn't...

I'll just speak up and say that this isn't entirely true...just mostly. I am an instructor at a community college and we push manual skills very hard, as you mentioned most shops around us are small...
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