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Forum: Beasts 07-02-2013, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 06-03-2013, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 05-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 05-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 05-02-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 08-06-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 142,771
Posted By Wheres_Bob
[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: Beasts 06-19-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
'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: Beasts 06-18-2012, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Orange Crush 04-29-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,181
Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Orange Crush 04-28-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,181
Posted By Wheres_Bob
How do you judge the chain to be worn? ...

How do you judge the chain to be worn? Measurements? Adjustability? Bad links?
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2012, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 02-08-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 12-22-2011, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 12-22-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 12-21-2011, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 12-15-2011, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 08-28-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 08-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 08-06-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 08-06-2011, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 08-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 06-17-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 06-09-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21,241
Views: 3,731,689
Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 06-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 05-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
[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: Beasts 05-17-2011, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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, 07:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,771
Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 04-21-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 04-08-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 04-07-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 04-04-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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: Beasts 04-02-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
$800????

Please tell me you are kidding about the $800 price. That's like BMW pricing, only worse......
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21,241
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,740
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
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...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2010, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
Funny how these things work. I just took a pic...

Funny how these things work. I just took a pic of the big Harris Center entrance sign on Friday, in anticipation of using it for the NH TAG but did not end up using it.

Bob L
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-13-2010, 06:15 AM
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
That was not me. I got the Wok tag at 7:20 or...

That was not me. I got the Wok tag at 7:20 or so and found wifi at the coffee shop, or town hall or whatever and was trying to post at 7:30. It took me a moment to realize that the wok tag had...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7,740
Views: 469,957
Posted By Wheres_Bob
Bruce was busy today in New Hampshire. I was...

Bruce was busy today in New Hampshire.

I was going to get this on the way home today, but was running late, had to get home so me and my GF could go out to dinner with her dad. Missed her by 15...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,331
Views: 266,360
Posted By Wheres_Bob
New Tag

Here's the new tag. It's down a very good dirt road. There is a whole network of excellent dirt roads around here. Not sure if this school was named after the singer or not, you decide. :rofl...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4,331
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Posted By Wheres_Bob
Old Tag

Old Tag
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7,740
Views: 469,957
Posted By Wheres_Bob
Damn, missed it by 15 minutes again.......

Damn, missed it by 15 minutes again.......
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