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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Tonk
1 Day in SLC... Where to Ride??

Where's a guy from Maine go with a 1 day rental in Salt Lake City? I'll be in town on April 7th and have rented a Tiger 1050. Hoping to see some nice backroads, mountains and anything else you guys...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-03-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By Tonk
Thanks for all the great info. All interesting...

Thanks for all the great info. All interesting stuff. I was leaning towards the DR plan, thinking it'd make for a more enjoyable trip.... But, recent house problems has led to financial issues that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-03-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By Tonk
Sounds similar to a problem I was having. I'm no...

Sounds similar to a problem I was having. I'm no mechanic but I took a hose and sprayed the area around the stepper motor. Then hit the starter while giving it some throttle. Runs rough for a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By Tonk
I've been watching videos, lots of videos. ...

I've been watching videos, lots of videos. There's a lot of really good info on the trip and some excellent RRs. I'm leaning towards the DR but it seems like the Tiger would be a ton of fun (for...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By Tonk
Tiger vs the TAT??

A friend and I are planning a trip on the TAT in the fall of 2016. We've been planning on doing the trip on DR650's. He already has a nice 650 and I'm currently riding a 2012 800XC. I'd have to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,185
Views: 770,625
Posted By Tonk
I'm pretty much a dummy when it comes to changing...

I'm pretty much a dummy when it comes to changing tires and have had no problems spooning the E07 Dakar's onto my Tiger. Put 2 on and had one off (rear only) and no issues. The tires had been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,666
Posted By Tonk
Great pic's John! Those came out really...

Great pic's John! Those came out really nice:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,666
Posted By Tonk
3,393 miles in 69 hours and 3 minutes in the...

3,393 miles in 69 hours and 3 minutes in the saddle. The Tiger is lying to me, saying it averaged 50.9 MPG throughout the trip. Seemed like I was at the pump a lot more than that but the bike ran...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,666
Posted By Tonk
TLH Highlights

http://rb14.smugmug.com/photos/i-j3Tsjxv/0/XL/i-j3Tsjxv-XL.jpg
Manic 5 Dam

http://rb14.smugmug.com/photos/i-Zk8Xpkn/0/XL/i-Zk8Xpkn-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,666
Posted By Tonk
Its been a great few days of riding. Great...

Its been a great few days of riding. Great weather (so far :) and we're meeting a lot of great people. We're heading out to dinner with Andrew in a few. We met him today in Relais Gabriel and have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 47,624
Views: 2,923,136
Posted By Tonk
Great pic's Lambo!!! Let's get rolling!!!!! ...

Great pic's Lambo!!! Let's get rolling!!!!!
:clap:clap:clap:clap:freaky
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 72,114
Posted By Tonk
Just telling it how it happened and where they...

Just telling it how it happened and where they found the problem to be. Tiger doesn't start, linkage lubed and tested, Tiger starts and runs (idles). Im no mechanic and can't explain the finer...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 72,114
Posted By Tonk
I'm thinking this is probably one of the best...

I'm thinking this is probably one of the best places to read about this stuff. Lots of good info in various threads. You can also try Triumphrat.

They did use a dry lube and they recommended...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 72,114
Posted By Tonk
Talking Guess it would make sense to assume it is the...

Guess it would make sense to assume it is the linkage on top of the stepper motor. Pretty sure it is. I'll try to remember all the info they talked about but they were mostly trying to get it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 72,114
Posted By Tonk
I've been doing the WD-40 thing and occasionally...

I've been doing the WD-40 thing and occasionally the garden hose for the past 3,000 miles. This wasn't the stepper, this was the linkage between the throttle bodies. I understand the whole...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 72,114
Posted By Tonk
Regular maintenance, like an oil change, filters...

Regular maintenance, like an oil change, filters are OK but when the bike does this in the lot of a dealership, after a 12k check (tank off, stepper cleaned, linkages lubed) there's a problem. Not...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 72,114
Posted By Tonk
Unpopular post warning..... I'll start by...

Unpopular post warning.....
I'll start by saying that I really enjoy the Tiger and think its a great bike, when it starts and runs. As for buying another, I don't think so.
2 year old, $12,000...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Tonk
Thanks for all the info. Looks like I'll grab...

Thanks for all the info. Looks like I'll grab them and if they look good/ dates check, I think I'll wear the TKC out on a Trans Lab trip in September. Tubes installed and we're good to go:D
...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Tonk
When are new tire too old??

I was offered a rear TKC and a rear K60 from a friend. Both have never been mounted or used but are probably 3-4 years old. I haven't seen either yet but I'm guessing both look brand new (no signs...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,446
Posted By Tonk
:rofl:evil:huh:clap:cry:rofl:D

:rofl:evil:huh:clap:cry:rofl:D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Tonk
There are tons. Was up there yesterday and...

There are tons. Was up there yesterday and there's more than you count. For a scenic ride check out the sunrise trail. Nothing technical but a nice ride. Info on sunrisetrail.org. You are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,725
Posted By Tonk
Huge thanks to Wade for setting up and leading...

Huge thanks to Wade for setting up and leading and amazing ride!!!! I've tried to make the ride in the past and thrilled I finally made it. I won't miss another:D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,725
Posted By Tonk
In for 2 & 3!!!!!!!! :clap

In for 2 & 3!!!!!!!!
:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,725
Posted By Tonk
Things are looking good for legs 2 & 3. I could...

Things are looking good for legs 2 & 3. I could be talked into the 1st if you guys promise to go easy on me :huh
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tonk
Too bad on the rates…. I had high hope for this...

Too bad on the rates…. I had high hope for this service:huh
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Tonk
I can't use it personally but it's super nice of...

I can't use it personally but it's super nice of your to offer them to us. Thx:D
Forum: Americas 03-26-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tonk
Yeah, it's been pretty nasty lately. I've had...

Yeah, it's been pretty nasty lately. I've had the bike out a few times but nothing substantial so far. Springs gotta be on its way!!!
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,869
Posted By Tonk
For those interested, I'm headed to the TLH...

For those interested, I'm headed to the TLH starting September 2. :clap:clap

Let me know if you'll be in the area!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,320
Posted By Tonk
I can't say I've ever ridden to LA but if I were...

I can't say I've ever ridden to LA but if I were concerned about my bike, I'd 2nd the in the room thing. Bring a small tarp, park it in the room on the tarp and use the "Do not disturb sign". Keep...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tonk
Lookin' good.... Let us know how they work out. ...

Lookin' good.... Let us know how they work out. Best of luck at the rally!:D
Forum: Americas 02-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tonk
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/y2eze4u6.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/y2eze4u6.jpg

These crazy bastards did it during ski season. It got a little nippy going thru the pass!!!
Forum: Americas 02-05-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Tonk
Let me know if/when you pass thru southern Maine…...

Let me know if/when you pass thru southern Maine… I'll buy you a beer!!!

Safe travels!!!
Forum: Americas 02-03-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,869
Posted By Tonk
Sent to FB…… Try me there!:clap

Sent to FB…… Try me there!:clap
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,746
Posted By Tonk
I just bought a pair of the Klim Fusion gloves. ...

I just bought a pair of the Klim Fusion gloves. Haven't used them yet on the bike but I think they're going to work great. They are much thicker than any moto gloves I have but they're much warmer....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tonk
Thanks for the info Uralberger. I'm a few hours...

Thanks for the info Uralberger. I'm a few hours from the boarder but will be up that way some time this summer. I'll have to try and time a delivery with my return trip:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tonk
Just got an email from MX1canada saying they now...

Just got an email from MX1canada saying they now have the E07's in stock. I was surprised to see they're running $174.95 per rear now. My memory isn't so good but I'm pretty sure I bought one last...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tonk
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/vebaqune.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/vebaqune.jpg
Full frontal! IRC
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tonk
I've never ridden the TKC'S but I did 3 days in...

I've never ridden the TKC'S but I did 3 days in heavy rain on the way back from Quebec and had no problems at all. 70-75mph fully loaded and they were great. The guy I was with was on TKC's and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tonk
I've read the same but I've also heard (seen...

I've read the same but I've also heard (seen 800GS blow one apart) that got a rock stuck under the fender. I've had it on some nasty trails and no problems with contact so far. Maybe I'm asking for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,819
Posted By Tonk
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/28/jagypyva.jpghtt...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/28/jagypyva.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/28/a3yhega8.jpg
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