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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-20-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By GarrettRB
Ah, the metadata makes it too easy. :D

Ah, the metadata makes it too easy. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-18-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 386,399
Posted By GarrettRB
I know where this is, but I'm not sure where to...

I know where this is, but I'm not sure where to get a photo of it... Was this taken from the South West?
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I have Barkbusters with the Storm guards. They've...

I have Barkbusters with the Storm guards. They've taken a few low speed (almost a standstill really) falls with no problem. Sometimes they get pushed out of the way and have to be readjusted. They...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I go to a dealer in Swansea, MA that's been...

I go to a dealer in Swansea, MA that's been decent. That's southern NE though.
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Same here. I did a 700 mile trip two up with...

Same here. I did a 700 mile trip two up with camping gear and turning the rear preload up all the way felt fine. I never touched the front.
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Oh boy, this can of worms again. The "discussion"...

Oh boy, this can of worms again. The "discussion" about how important this tech bulletin is has created a 3000 post thread on the tiger-explorer.com forums. Personally I think most people are...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I have the Anakee 3. I find the center tread...

I have the Anakee 3. I find the center tread really loud over 40mph. I used to not wear earplugs on my commute to work because the speeds were low enough I didn't get much wind noise. Now with the...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Does anyone know what the exact problem is? What...

Does anyone know what the exact problem is? What parts were replaced? I've heard valve seats, engine head, cam buckets, valve guides, valves, valve cover, cam chain tensioner and other things. Does...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
So many Tex's in one place. Was this an Explorer...

So many Tex's in one place. Was this an Explorer gathering, or does everyone down there have a Tex because they all know how awesome it is. :D
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Looking at this photo, 20 degrees is about half...

Looking at this photo, 20 degrees is about half open. I don't see any reason to brake with the throttle that far open.

http://i.imgur.com/VmPWQ6t.png
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
It's in the manual. I agree it's a dumb safety...

It's in the manual. I agree it's a dumb safety feature that could cause more problems than it solves. With that said, I've never noticed it. I ride the rear brake sometimes while slipping the...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I have two Sena SMH5-FM bluetooth headsets. For a...

I have two Sena SMH5-FM bluetooth headsets. For a multi day trip I need to charge them somehow. Do you think I can plug them into the bike's battery and let them charge overnight? I'm afraid of...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
My VIN is in the affected range but the two...

My VIN is in the affected range but the two dealers I've talked to here say the recall was canceled because it wasn't necessary. This is in the US. It sounds like European countries are still doing...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Has there ever been a case of the head noise...

Has there ever been a case of the head noise issue causing a problem? All I've heard is speculation that it might cause a problem.
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I have the Anakee 3's. So far they are good but...

I have the Anakee 3's. So far they are good but they have a loud whine on the center of the tread. I used to not wear earplugs while commuting because the speeds were only about 30-50mph on back...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
What do you mean by plastic shavings? What would...

What do you mean by plastic shavings? What would be made of plastic inside an engine?
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I have the same problem when I have a passenger....

I have the same problem when I have a passenger. The kickstand needs to be up before she gets on. I weigh 140. I would like the rear suspension stiffer when I have a passenger and cargo.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I had to do this after my 10k maintenance and it...

I had to do this after my 10k maintenance and it fixed mutt cruise control.
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Thumb Exactly. All the people who are riding around...

Exactly. All the people who are riding around having fun aren't going to bother with a forum full of people bitching and moaning about their bike. The TEX is awesome!
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
If anyone wants a rear power outlet, this guy is...

If anyone wants a rear power outlet, this guy is liquidating them for $12 off, free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201067446441?item=201067446441&viewitem=&vxp=mtr
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
How are those highway pegs? What kind are they?...

How are those highway pegs? What kind are they? I'd like to get a set and mount them on my OEM crash bars.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,596
Posted By GarrettRB
When I go on a long trip I have side bags, a...

When I go on a long trip I have side bags, a tarp, a sleeping bag and other camping gear strapped to my bike. I look like a traveling hobo. The most I've ever gotten from a cop was a quick flash of...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I agree. Some people complain the suspension is...

I agree. Some people complain the suspension is too soft, others complain it's too hard. :huh I don't think even they know what they want? The suspension is perfectly fine for me.
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
This happens with mine but I never thought much...

This happens with mine but I never thought much of it. It's a big engine that produces a lot of heat. When sitting still in traffic on a hot day the engine temp gauge almost tops out. As long as I'm...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I have that same bag. It fits perfectly.

I have that same bag. It fits perfectly.
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I think there are a few people on the...

I think there are a few people on the tiger-explorer.com forums with 40k miles.
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Get the Rox risers with the hole on the bottom...

Get the Rox risers with the hole on the bottom piece that you can put an allen wrench through. I bought a pair off ebay that didn't have the hole. It limits the angle I can adjust the risers because...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Whatever the pin is that prevents the controls...

Whatever the pin is that prevents the controls from rotating. I don't have a problem with where they are now but if I were to rotate the bars, I would want to rotate the controls too.
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Can you cut the pin off so you can rotate it...

Can you cut the pin off so you can rotate it however you like?
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I think it's great for long days of slab. I can...

I think it's great for long days of slab. I can load it up with all the camping gear I need, get on the highway and set the cruise control with no issues. If some idiot starts coming into my lane,...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
It looks like you were sliding with some speed to...

It looks like you were sliding with some speed to grind up those engine guards. What's that plastic piece on your shaft? It looks like it saved your drive shaft from getting messed up.
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
You must make use of the traction control and ABS...

You must make use of the traction control and ABS in the snow. How did those work out?
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I'm not sure if they were loose or tight, but the...

I'm not sure if they were loose or tight, but the dealer said they all needed adjustment. He also did the special triumph cam gear adjustment which adjusts the timing of the cams.
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Has anyone had the 10k maintenance done WITHOUT...

Has anyone had the 10k maintenance done WITHOUT the head replacement? I had mine done without it and it's much quieter. That leads me to believe a lot of the noise people are hearing is normal valve...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
Are there any mechanical changes or improvements?...

Are there any mechanical changes or improvements? From what I've heard it doesn't sound like any. Not that the bike needs to be any more awesome than it is. :D
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
What do you guys carry for tools on a long trip?...

What do you guys carry for tools on a long trip? For most trips I've been taking some allens and a 17mm hex bit for the front wheel. I've heard stories of some shops not being able to take off the...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By GarrettRB
The rod is 72 inches. It won't lift it completely...

The rod is 72 inches. It won't lift it completely vertical, but it doesn't need to. It lifts it enough that I can push it up the rest of the way. When a TEX falls over it's horizontal so the rear...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By GarrettRB
A portable jack for picking up a bike.

I got a deal on a snow jack and decided to try it out on my bike. It makes picking up my loaded Explorer easy. It can also be rigged up as a come-along to pull the bike around if needed. The jack...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
I believe if you shut the bike off by leaving it...

I believe if you shut the bike off by leaving it in gear and lowering the kickstand, the settings will stay.
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5,488
Views: 961,480
Posted By GarrettRB
It's good to see a tex getting dirty. Do you shut...

It's good to see a tex getting dirty. Do you shut off the traction control and ABS when going offroad?
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