ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 57
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: WhereIsBobL
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 13,536
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Not to mention 34 to 40 degree early mornings...

Not to mention 34 to 40 degree early mornings (dark) where the sky is clear. Road surface below freezing, warm moist air above. That's some scary stuff right there.

The last few days have been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 66,154
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Very true. Also, in my experience anyway,...

Very true. Also, in my experience anyway, certain people will seem to continue to have issues/altercations of the same kind. They will blame it on the "others" but often it is a mix of perception...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 13,536
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Just looked up T-9. That stuffs not cheap, is...

Just looked up T-9. That stuffs not cheap, is it...... Sounds pretty good though. I take it T-9 works well?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 13,536
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Yup, I set up a hose to the shower in the...

Yup, I set up a hose to the shower in the basement and run hot water to clean it off if it gets really bad. After every ride I check the forks, for the last thing I want to do is replace fork seals.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 13,536
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Coldest day

So far the coldest day this season was minus 5 when I left for work a couple days ago.

This morning I was going to head out for a nice long ride on my sunny day off, then saw the weird weather...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-14-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 287,464
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Heck, it was minus 5 degrees this morning when I...

Heck, it was minus 5 degrees this morning when I left for work. The ride home at 6pm had a few pucker spots as there was some precipition
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-02-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
This IS an issue with the Tiger. With the stock...

This IS an issue with the Tiger. With the stock screen it was horrible. I added the fender extender and it helped a lot. The Madstadt also helps some, but still, in many conditions sand comes...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-03-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Never said it was safer, just said I like it...

Never said it was safer, just said I like it more. Getting on the right side you have control, which is great as long as you don't screw up. 8^) I have slipped off the peg on the left side on...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Or try the horse mounting technique from the...

Or try the horse mounting technique from the right side. I never liked getting on the low side of the bike. I put my right foot on the peg, lean over the bike a bit, and can mount without adding...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I am on your side. One of the first things I...

I am on your side. One of the first things I look at in a new bike is range. It may not be a big factor, but it can be a deciding factor. That is how I ended up with an ST1300. Even with the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
You have the left adjuster block upside-down. ...

You have the left adjuster block upside-down. The back end is slanted. Probably does not really matter which way you put it in, but it will be visually different.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 169,615
Posted By WhereIsBobL
[QUOTE=spacekadet;19288169]Fed up with not being...

[QUOTE=spacekadet;19288169]Fed up with not being able to hear a Kenworth driving next to me with the standard XC800 screen. So I removed it. ....................
The downside is that I now have...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
'Never run an Ironbutt on this bike. No big...

'Never run an Ironbutt on this bike. No big trips either. Got it April 15th 2011. Thought getting a British bike on Tax Day was a bit Ironic actually. This is local mileage (New England). ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
YUP. I was thinking I had gotten a small stone...

YUP. I was thinking I had gotten a small stone wedged in the seal lip, but maybe not. I plan on replacing seals as well as spacer the next chance I get. The seal does not seal all that well...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,443
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Thanks. I find it easy to get someone to tell...

Thanks. I find it easy to get someone to tell you how long their chain (or tires etc) last, but hard to find out what they consider "worn". A good example is the chain I just replaced at 22k...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,443
Posted By WhereIsBobL
How do you judge the chain to be worn? ...

How do you judge the chain to be worn? Measurements? Adjustability? Bad links?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
The plastic from Soda Bottles works reasonably...

The plastic from Soda Bottles works reasonably well also. Worth every penny, especially in a state without a bottle bill.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Not sure where you live, but here in the US, our...

Not sure where you live, but here in the US, our new gas sucks big time. 6 weeks is not normally enough to make the gas go bad, but sometimes.......

Taking a different tack, rather than look at...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
You also missed the part of me not complaining. ...

You also missed the part of me not complaining. This is more of an experiment to see what happens. Could get the new tune on anytime or just put it on myself. Just too curious to do that just...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
It's not a stalling issue, it's a stalling...

It's not a stalling issue, it's a stalling experiment. This has happened 3 times, each very weird. Each pretty much stopped on it's own, all in 16,000 miles. I could get the new tune on, or do...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-21-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Stalling Tiger

I have 16k miles on my XC and have had 3 instances of stalling. The first was after I checked the valves. Started stalling 20 or more miles into a ride, and stalled all the way home. I used...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 72,702
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Welllllll

I have done extensive tests over many miles......OK, I recorded my MPG and what grade gas I put in....... on quite a few vehicles (cars, trucks and bikes). Every once in a while I look at the data...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-28-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
On the old Happy Trails aluminum bags I have, I...

On the old Happy Trails aluminum bags I have, I used Contact Paper on the inside. The kind of sticky stuff that people put on shelves and such. I find this to be better than powder coat as it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-07-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Please note that I was replying to a post from...

Please note that I was replying to a post from ButtonPushingMonkey.

To clarify, start, as in hit the starter button. This is in reference to the post I responded to.

No, my tiger does not...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I have since read some of the posts between you...

I have since read some of the posts between you two. I will continue to read them out of morbid curiosity.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
The potential problem I can see with this is that...

The potential problem I can see with this is that some vehicles get really cranky if you start the bike with the throttle partly opened. Not sure about this bike, or how open the throttle would...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I have not been reading all the posts, so don't...

I have not been reading all the posts, so don't know if there is some reason you are being so sensitive and maybe there is a good reason for it, but I read the post. Well, I read what was copied...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-17-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
As for the TPMS screwup. That is happening to...

As for the TPMS screwup. That is happening to some. My dealer fixed it, with no knowledge of how. Mother Triumph told them to swap the instrument cluster. It worked after that. Then they...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-09-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
But remember, you are in New England. I don't...

But remember, you are in New England. I don't know about the rest of the world, but here, my mileage is always lowest during the winter months, improves slightly during the spring when it is warmer,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I have to agree. I have put 6,000 miles on my...

I have to agree. I have put 6,000 miles on my XC since I got it April 15th. I bought the XC version because it fit me better (6' 1" 235#) and because of the somewhat longer suspension. I did...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-17-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
[QUOTE=av_mech;15903834] I challenge all of...

[QUOTE=av_mech;15903834]
I challenge all of you, pro abs and anti abs to do some testing and take some measurements. 65 mph to zero on a gravel road. Take measurements and report your results. I'd...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-17-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I did mine the other day. I was surprised how...

I did mine the other day. I was surprised how quick and easy it is. The only thing I would change, and I will if I ever have to take it off is changing the two TorX screws to hex head, as you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-21-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,944
Posted By WhereIsBobL
The last time you renewed your license, did you...

The last time you renewed your license, did you check to see if it had a motorcycle endorsement? I have known people that just renewed their license, and the DMV hit a wrong key and they lost their...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
More BMW repairs means more money in thier shop. ...

More BMW repairs means more money in thier shop. It's OK, because it means the shops are more likely to stay in business so we can buy more Triumphs. :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
For me, it is not the MPG but the range that...

For me, it is not the MPG but the range that matters most. And for that I have definitely chosen one bike over another. Here in the cold north, spare electric capacity is also important. Those...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-07-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
One of the videos floating around has a T800XC...

One of the videos floating around has a T800XC riding with a GS800 or whatever they are called. I don't remember if they mentioned the actual mileage, but they commented that the Triumph was good,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-04-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Great writeup with plenty of qualifiers so we...

Great writeup with plenty of qualifiers so we know why you feel the way you do. Thanks. As for the fuel injection noises, are you sure it is not the ABS (is your's ABS?)?

For the sidestand, I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-02-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
$800????

Please tell me you are kidding about the $800 price. That's like BMW pricing, only worse......
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21,832
Views: 4,091,797
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Some do complain

I would not say "no one". I had a R1100R (same design) which I dumped mildly on the street due to a stupid issue with the ignition system which I will not get into here. Since I did not have the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 505,791
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Evil Clown, what about Baiku's Covered Bridge...

Evil Clown, what about Baiku's Covered Bridge Problem. Or is that just a metaphor for something we can't talk about on a family web site? :rofl

Was not getting the Harris Center as a stock...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 57

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014