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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-23-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,224
Posted By akaDigger
I rode the bike from San Clemente out to Borrego...

I rode the bike from San Clemente out to Borrego Springs and looped back to Ramona for a test drive. The bike seems sorted now. I don't have any idea what caused the tensioner to fail.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,224
Posted By akaDigger
So, I rode the bike all the way to San Clemente....

So, I rode the bike all the way to San Clemente. Got in last evening. I changed the oil this morning and the noise on startup lessened but did not go entirely away. I rode up to Newport Triumph and...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
The La Siesta was an easy walk to Centro. Ate at...

The La Siesta was an easy walk to Centro. Ate at a decent restaurant near there. While I had hoped for a downtown location, the others seemed happy to have the ocean view. A good compromise I think. ...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
Hey Vic, $850 oceanfront. I've stayed in much...

Hey Vic, $850 oceanfront. I've stayed in much worse. The group is happy with it. I was surprised with the location. I was expecting Centro Historico.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
need Hotel recommendation in Mazatlan please.

need Hotel recommendation in Mazatlan please.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,224
Posted By akaDigger
Thank you for the Invitation. I have...

Thank you for the Invitation. I have accommodation and shop near the beach in San Clemente at my riding buddy's home. If anything comes to mind other than a simple oil change, be sure to let me know....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,224
Posted By akaDigger
If that were a FB post, I'd click...

If that were a FB post, I'd click "like".
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,224
Posted By akaDigger
I'm leading a group and don't want miss the...

I'm leading a group and don't want miss the Friday ferry. I too have a filter. Thanks for the offer.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,224
Posted By akaDigger
The oil was fresh when I left home about 3000...

The oil was fresh when I left home about 3000 miles ago. Thing is, it's been doing the noise for most of that time. I was planning to change oil in SoCal next Tuesday, about another 1500 miles.

I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,886
Views: 246,224
Posted By akaDigger
rattling, timing chain?

My 800XC has developed a rattling noise. Commonly only on a hot restart. It does most certainly seem to be coming from the timing chain. Sometimes it stops in a few seconds, sometimes ten or so. ...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
Allende adauna

To be more clear, one need not ride into Allende as the aduauna is out of town to the south. Travelling south on 57, one can simply bypass the city and find oneself in the same location without...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
When crossing the border at Piedras Negras one...

When crossing the border at Piedras Negras one would be advised to simply ride to Allende and complete all paperwork there? I'm in Fredericksburg, TX tonight and maybe tomorrow. Will be going to...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By akaDigger
Did this route in about four hours. ...

Did this route in about four hours.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/Mexico%20January%202015/Metztitlan-Tlachinol.png...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By akaDigger
Read this...

Read this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047161)
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By akaDigger
READ THIS...

READ THIS (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047582)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,916
Views: 729,437
Posted By akaDigger
Mount for Zumo 590LM

Here is my custom bent mounting hardware for my new Zumo 590LM and it's Touratech locking cradle. It was bent from .500" x .085" stainless tubing. ...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By akaDigger
We thought you had been lost in Chihuahua last...

We thought you had been lost in Chihuahua last year when your RR went cold. Good to see you're still making the rounds.

Ride from La Paz to Loreto on day one. Make that your long day.

25 miles...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-17-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,523
Posted By akaDigger
I had a frank discussion with the owner of my...

I had a frank discussion with the owner of my local ex-Triumph shop today. The ONLY reason he discontinued his relationship with Triumph was because it was a money loser. Triumphs terms are not as...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By akaDigger
Is there another ebay.au...

Is there another ebay.au...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By akaDigger
The Uni Pre Filter #420-0870 is not listed on...

The Uni Pre Filter #420-0870 is not listed on Ebay in the US.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,700
Posted By akaDigger
I have both the Givi 307 and 308 for my 2012 XC....

I have both the Givi 307 and 308 for my 2012 XC. Both are great! I had the 308 on first and it was fine with my Zumo 550 mounted off to the left. When I mounted my new Zumo 590LM centered on the bar...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-12-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By akaDigger
I paid $42 US which included shipping from...

I paid $42 US which included shipping from Touratech. In hindsight, I should have ordered over the phone instead of making the online order. I could have instructed them to NOT send me another 5#...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By akaDigger
Try an Alaska Sheepskin before spending hundreds...

Try an Alaska Sheepskin before spending hundreds on another seat. Link to vendor section. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66886) Find "DEADSHEEP" discount code. I tried other seats, very...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
Vic, there is always another side. This account...

Vic, there is always another side. This account of the Zocalo occupation is another view (http://www.teachersolidarity.com/blog/mexican-teachers-in-new-occupation) The website is not the Mexican...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
Protesters took over the toll gates at the Rio...

Protesters took over the toll gates at the Rio Tonto bridge north of Tuxtepec in Oaxaca on a Sunday in January. Those wishing to cross were compelled to pay them the toll. Upon deciphering their...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By akaDigger
Tiger 800 Air Filters

Any options besides:
Stock Triumph
K&N #TB-8011
BMC #LV-FM632-04
Uni Pre Filter #420-0870
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By akaDigger
Year: 2012 Type: 800XC Purchase Date:...

Year: 2012
Type: 800XC
Purchase Date: October '13
Total Miles: 29,400

Six oil changes and six sets of tires. Valve adjustment required at 24k. Chain is still in spec, rear sprocket looks ok,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 45,326
Posted By akaDigger
I'm now in for the ride. Going back to the first...

I'm now in for the ride. Going back to the first post, "the hook", I'd say the word inspirational about sums it up.:clap
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
I took me four days to get to Loreto from Tecate....

I took me four days to get to Loreto from Tecate. But I enjoyed the ride. I had ten days to ride and Loreto is as far as I got. If you woke up in Tecate this morning you do have a couple of hours...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
I really like their 1942. I guess this reserve is...

I really like their 1942. I guess this reserve is to celebrate 70 years in business. For the money, I'll take the bootleg bacanora Tom Matthews scares up in Banámichi.
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,316
Posted By akaDigger
Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the report very...

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the report very much.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-28-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,523
Posted By akaDigger
The Triumph dealer where I purchased all four...

The Triumph dealer where I purchased all four Triumphs I have owned was a tier 4 dealer. He was one of the very first dealers in the US, putting four brand new triumphs on his floor in 1996. Last...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28,502
Views: 2,481,969
Posted By akaDigger
Since we are into routing and maps today. And...

Since we are into routing and maps today. And since I love maps as much as or more than the next guy. I would throw a few out there I pulled from my GPS after my trip last month. The Eastern Sierra...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,260
Posted By akaDigger
Don't look for this bike on eBay. It was just...

Don't look for this bike on eBay. It was just sold to an inmate who saw it here.
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,898
Posted By akaDigger
I checked my old passport and found five E,...

I checked my old passport and found five E, entrada stamps and one S, salida stamp. Four of the five trips were by air to CZM for diving. The one S stamp was from a land crossing where I asked for...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By akaDigger
Short answer, no. Even if you see a forecast you...

Short answer, no. Even if you see a forecast you think you can live with, don't expect it to hold for more than one day out.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,260
Posted By akaDigger
This baby is going to auction on eBay starting...

This baby is going to auction on eBay starting this weekend. Watch it go or bid yourself.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By akaDigger
Our Tigers' cam bearing are of the "Plain"...

Our Tigers' cam bearing are of the "Plain" type.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By akaDigger
No, I won't. Thanks for the link and education...

No, I won't. Thanks for the link and education opportunity.

My ignorance of proper terminology comes from working for 40 years in an industry where devices with what are obviously "plain...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-18-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By akaDigger
Have it your way. When YOUR bearings wear out,...

Have it your way. When YOUR bearings wear out, you will need this.
Just ask for cam bearings.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/Capture-1.png...
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