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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
the FJRs have been running IBR quite well the...

the FJRs have been running IBR quite well the last couple years. Perfect motor , but need a 6th gear!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-30-2015, 07:46 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Steve rides the world

Folks,

Check out : http://www.steveridestheworld.com/ Dena and I ran into this nice fellow at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in AZ yesterday. He's putting on serious miles on a Tiger 800XC. ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-23-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
They have been close to beating the GS 800 for a...

They have been close to beating the GS 800 for a couple years, just a few bikes off last year. It's kind of a one trick pony at Triumph these days in TX though. The dealerships are increasingly...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-23-2015, 02:15 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I'd also like to say that while wrenching on the...

I'd also like to say that while wrenching on the bikes can be therapeutic any and all therapeutic-ness vanishes as soon as I have to reinstall a fuel plate on an 1150gs.[/QUOTE]


Humm, fuel...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Don't be in a hurry, you are probably earlier...

Don't be in a hurry, you are probably earlier than some of the guys here :-) SOG has some infamously unwashed hardware as I recall. I think he just adds a new skin over the top to avoid the bath :-)...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I spent 15 years early in my career as a...

I spent 15 years early in my career as a particulate scientist. I have misophobia now I guess, since every bike I buy to ride off road is too clean and I need to buy another to keep it from getting...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
probably why they have not broke like pretzels...

probably why they have not broke like pretzels :-) Saved yourself some hassle, time and aggravation for sure.

Did you guys know triumph has a lower warranty rate than any other European...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
most likely it was on an as needed basis, but the...

most likely it was on an as needed basis, but the dealer I worked for called folks. I cannot remember the details. Probably has to do with a batch or batches of untraceable material, a poor design...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2015, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
recall

go get the recall done . You will get 4 new stalks. I believe 2013 and 800's. I bought a used low mile 2012 and all 4 snapped within a week due to a few high speed wind blasts :-)
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-22-2015, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Gatesville to Hutto

Heck my bike was mud free from the ride home yesterday where I encountered about 3" of rain in 20 minutes :-) Seriously, not a spec of mud after riding around off road for the weekend, and trying to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-21-2015, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Thank you Ghost

Thanks Ghost for hosting a great weekend and finding that many nice people to meet at one time.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-21-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
A lot of other brands do that too... try putting...

A lot of other brands do that too... try putting on the 2013 BMW R1200GS radiator guards on a 2014. Talk about some folks caught off guard :-) As I recall, Black dog skid plates needed some work to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-21-2015, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I worked at a high qualityTriumph dealership and...

I worked at a high qualityTriumph dealership and believe in maintaining a motorcycle like an airplane as your life depends on it. Take it for what it's worth...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-21-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I've been told you should not even go look at the...

I've been told you should not even go look at the valves until about 20K by at least two different Triumph shops. Perhaps if you rode it really hard you may need to look sooner.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-21-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Do they have Steel Reserve beer down there? It...

Do they have Steel Reserve beer down there? It might be worth the adventure after all.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-19-2015, 05:50 AM
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Views: 1,283
Posted By Boulder Ed
A nice side trip is out to the end of the road...

A nice side trip is out to the end of the road where the Shafer trail in canyonlands drops off. Really stunning photo opportunities near sunset of if some clouds are around. Its the start of the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-19-2015, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I'm sure someone will wave back with the ADV...

I'm sure someone will wave back with the ADV salute :-) Hopefully you have a dual sport bike in tow... the car will at least keep you dry and get you to a lot of niice places still.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-18-2015, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
yall are awful quiet. I'll be there sipping on a...

yall are awful quiet. I'll be there sipping on a soft drink tomorrow around noonish...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2015, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Interesting information. I will keep it in mind...

Interesting information. I will keep it in mind for any around us who have bone fractures. It seems to take longer the older we get; that much is certain.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-18-2015, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I wonder it the villages JD visits have a bunch...

I wonder it the villages JD visits have a bunch of little mexican-irish hooligans running around, perhaps riding a 50 year old step through Honda motorcycle they found and resurrected in honor of a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-18-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I see, well I'm south and wont make it that way...

I see, well I'm south and wont make it that way till tomorrow on my way to Ghosts. But maybe some other time! enjoy the ride
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-18-2015, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Where ya'll live?

Where ya'll live?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-18-2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Toast and Float

Any update or plans attached to this event?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-17-2015, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Now that's a somewhat politically incorrect...

Now that's a somewhat politically incorrect statement. However, I did not know there was another group. But I have not checked further to the SE of here yet. And of course I'd try to join them...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-17-2015, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Just had the rear main done on my wife's R1200R...

Just had the rear main done on my wife's R1200R and clutch was still fine. Just had oil coming out the weep hole and noticed it. PITA no matter what.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-17-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
a fine choice indeed!

a fine choice indeed!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-17-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Time to call Cuzn Bob? 512-424-9146 He slam...

Time to call Cuzn Bob? 512-424-9146 He slam dunks rear main seals. Hopefully you did not ride it leaking oil as 180-200cc does not leave much room for loss.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-17-2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Yessir. Toast and Float ETA on 6/19 is...

Yessir. Toast and Float ETA on 6/19 is 12:00-1:00 p.m. Will be coming up from Austin area on a gutless wonder 650 single if anyone wants to ride along.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2015, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Guys, all I am saying is use your best judgement...

Guys, all I am saying is use your best judgement as to what works for you, and conditions, and that IF you can drop speed down 10-15 % most of these excursions damaging body and bike tend to go away....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-16-2015, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
My GSA is water cooled too when it rains. To...

My GSA is water cooled too when it rains. To quote a famous slow old guy: "We are not smart people, we are motorcyclists. We are legend". (Also we lurk up north when you are ready to ride, and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-16-2015, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Hola Paco, es que la pistola en la mano? No...

Hola Paco, es que la pistola en la mano? No señor, es una pistola de agua le prometo! Bullshito Paco. Me dan la moto JD.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Completely disagree. It's a combination of...

Completely disagree. It's a combination of predominately acquired skills and then luck. That's why all the bike rags spend time on "safe riding" columns because so many of us including the long...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
[QUOTE=browneye;27010036]Uhm yeah...we don't buy...

[QUOTE=browneye;27010036]Uhm yeah...we don't buy state of the art super light and powerful bikes to ride them slow. At least I don't.
We all live with inherent risk when we take off on our rides. ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2015, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Slowing the heck down normally solves 90% of...

Slowing the heck down normally solves 90% of these types of things, but nobody wants to admit that or actually do it :-) Especially when getting through soft stuff or sand, speed can be a great...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-15-2015, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I need to go there sometime just because we are...

I need to go there sometime just because we are close. And, I am slow enough that I can lead the parade.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-15-2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I think it is gonna rain again

Looks like more water coming. Ghost, are we still on for this weekends dustless camping and riding? It might be a perfect time to ride. If its on, I'll be sure to bring my Iverson rack on the XRL...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-14-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
And give up all that goes with the Boulder Ed...

And give up all that goes with the Boulder Ed brand, developed over time , with patience, work and a good deal of ignorant politically incorrect statements? You gotta be kidding.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-14-2015, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
I'd agree about the 650. Reliable, even more so...

I'd agree about the 650. Reliable, even more so than a KLR, but similarly inspiring especially on a long trip. I never saw a broken vstrom on my trip to AK but plenty of broken KLRs, despite the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-14-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
No, I like all bikes. She said she just liked the...

No, I like all bikes. She said she just liked the tranny was what I heard. :-)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-13-2015, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Boulder Ed
Well all I can say is the Canadian health system...

Well all I can say is the Canadian health system treated me very well and at no cost for an overnighter about 10 years ago due to going delirious from massive numbers of mosquito bikes. I spent the...
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