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Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By spacekadet
Cry ha ha, that's tough :( I'm lucky that way,...

ha ha, that's tough :(

I'm lucky that way, I'm a regulation "L".
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By spacekadet
I haven't spent enough time in it to give a...

I haven't spent enough time in it to give a serious recommendation, but so far I like it. I was down to a decision between Nolan 104 and Shark Evo, both around the same money.

There were a couple...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By spacekadet
Shark EVO v. BMW System helmet (observation)

Just bought a new Shark EVO 3 helmet, since my trusty BMW System 2 helmet is now nearly 10 years old and "VOID" is stating to show through on the compliance sticker. Both are split-face style...
Forum: Asia 04-22-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,741
Posted By spacekadet
Great answer homebrewer, that's exactly what I...

Great answer homebrewer, that's exactly what I wanted, thanks for sharing.

Did the rental guy arrange the racks for you?

How much side tracking did you do away from the direct route?
Forum: Asia 04-22-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,741
Posted By spacekadet
oops, forgot to subscribe...

oops, forgot to subscribe...
Forum: Asia 04-22-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,741
Posted By spacekadet
Suggestions re one-way rental

Howdy,

I'm looking for recommendations for any companies in Vietnam that offer one-way rental (either HCM - Hanoi, or the other way around).

Dozens of rental web sites, I'm just trying to...
Forum: OZ Vendors 04-05-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By spacekadet
Accommodation offer (free)

Howdy,

(I guess this is bordering on a commercial posting, but no money will change hands, so we'll see how it fares)

I'm considering making my farm at Elands (NSW) available for rider...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-05-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By spacekadet
Hi there, I'm late to this party so my...

Hi there,

I'm late to this party so my information might be too late to be any help.

I wanted to suggest that you contact Sheen Kua, who did a trip from France to Indo in 2009. He continued on...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-05-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,472
Posted By spacekadet
HI there, I'm a bit handicapped when it...

HI there,

I'm a bit handicapped when it comes to testing any "mainstream" app because I only have an Android phone as a backup, with a miserly pay for data plan.

My main phone is Windows,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By spacekadet
Thanks for that link John. It looks like the...

Thanks for that link John. It looks like the silencer and battery are the only two items that (a) weigh a fair bit and (b) could be easily replaced by lighter items.

The tank is the heaviest of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-08-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 22,111
Views: 4,319,023
Posted By spacekadet
[QUOTE Of course, such a bike may have little...

[QUOTE Of course, such a bike may have little value EXCEPT racing (or just going really really fast all the time....).....not that there's anything wrong with that.....[/QUOTE]

Hey John, while a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By spacekadet
KLE serious diets?

Howdy,

I'm curious about how much weight can be stripped out of a KLE500 (for real ... not speculation).

I know there's a boutique rally racer shop in the US that makes their own frame, just...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 253,884
Posted By spacekadet
needs some research!

I can't speak for anybody else, but the genuine and serious issue for me is commuting. I can't avoid riding in traffic for part of some trips. By traffic I mean walking speed or slower for hundreds...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 253,884
Posted By spacekadet
That was my impression too. The radiator does a...

That was my impression too. The radiator does a great job of keeping the engine temp stable, but the downside is that it dumps a lot of heat some other place.

I keep wondering if a shroud would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By spacekadet
Choose your manufacturer (fantasy)

Suppose you had the option of watching football and drinking a fair amount of beer for a couple of hours with a senior design exec from a motorcycle company, which company would it be? He's going to...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By spacekadet
more info...

Thanks for suggestions and posts on this. Still thinking about options, but I went to a local trailer manufacturer to ask about it. I rode my bike there (XC800) so he could measure it up.
...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,023
Posted By spacekadet
3x ADV bikes on a trailer?

Howdy, I'm about to take the plunge and buy a new trailer. It's main purpose will be lugging stuff other than bikes, but I do want to be able to do occasional trips with bikes. I'd like to be able to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22,111
Views: 4,319,023
Posted By spacekadet
I would say that inappropriate road-biased gear...

I would say that inappropriate road-biased gear ratios are more to blame than the clutch. However, it makes sense to do a clutch upgrade as a workaround, since it's impossible to fix the gear...
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 853,055
Posted By spacekadet
Further to the discussion of taking big ADV bikes...

Further to the discussion of taking big ADV bikes to Indonesia - I've done it twice, and I agree it's not a good idea.

Only reason I took one on the second trip was because it was two-up...
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,466
Posted By spacekadet
Bike hire or buy in Philippines

There have been a couple of previous posts about bike hire in PI, but there seems to be only limited options around the resort areas (same as Indonesia, I suppose).

I'm interested in doing a...
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By spacekadet
oops, forgot to subscribe to thread :(

oops, forgot to subscribe to thread :(
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By spacekadet
Would like contact details please

Congratulations on getting a way across Myanmar. I tried to get started with that several times in the last 5 years and always got the brush-off.

I would like to include this as part of an...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 253,884
Posted By spacekadet
Engine management (good and bad)

One of the key purchase factors for me was that Tiger has cheep options for engine management system modification, with no limit on the the number of changes that can be made.

So that part is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 253,884
Posted By spacekadet
Loose rear sensor, loose Odo

This is a problem in two parts:

1. Genuine luggage mount arm impacts swingarm and cuts rear speed sensor cable. I have lowered my bike 20 mm front and rear, which may have contributed to the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-22-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 22,111
Views: 4,319,023
Posted By spacekadet
I have ROX on top of Triumph tall risers, on my...

I have ROX on top of Triumph tall risers, on my XC800. I think I have ROX 1.5 inch .. sorry I can't recall right now. They are not the 2" version.

I have the ROX risers angled back to reduce reach...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-21-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 253,884
Posted By spacekadet
Three failed plugs all at the same time? The...

Three failed plugs all at the same time? The chances of that are so remote that it is surely approaching "impossible", unless there's an underlying reason that hasn't been diagnosed yet.

Just...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By spacekadet
Compare your Heidenau Scout experience

Analysis of get-off - tyres Heidenau Scout K60 on Tiger XC800.

It's a low-speed corner, near my home, ridden hundreds of times on different bikes, many different tyres. Heavily off-camber after...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 74,960
Posted By spacekadet
Another one to add

This is a really useful thread - very interesting to compare bikes. Also frustrating that manufacturers just don't get it (and I say that as the owner of a Tiger XC800, which has the silliest ratio...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-03-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3,165
Views: 670,766
Posted By spacekadet
Triumph luggage mount crushes speed sensor cable?

On the second day of a recent month-long trip, I got an ABS warning and lost all distance measuring (odo, trip meters, computer). A few days later I found the rear speed sensor cable had been...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 253,884
Posted By spacekadet
I only discovered recently that there's no way...

I only discovered recently that there's no way mine can be adjusted with a screwdriver. I use a small ratcheting ring spanner, but even then it takes a lot of force, especially screwing it in.
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 131,848
Posted By spacekadet
Free! Steel shipping crate (Sydney)

I made a crate to ship my bike - it was only supposed to be one-way. However, airfreight didn't work out for the return, so the bike is now on its way back in the original crate.

Expected back...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 253,884
Posted By spacekadet
Tiger 800 - enough with squealing!

I've tried a few different sports cam options on my bike and the sound has always been the weak link. All I can hear is the infernal squeal - I suppose it must be cam gear?

I've lashed out and...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By spacekadet
Troy, thanks for those tips. You obviously take...

Troy, thanks for those tips. You obviously take it very seriously.

At the moment I am leaning towards WordPress. It has an app for Windows phone, so I can quite easily create and manage content on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By spacekadet
Fair question! 21 inch front wheel and more...

Fair question! 21 inch front wheel and more compliant longer travel suspension mainly.

Anyway leaving some extra room in case my legs grow?
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By spacekadet
Trip logging / blogging / reporting

This may slightly tangential, but anyway...

I'm requesting advice about keeping a useful, public record of a trip. I know the popular path here is just to blog about it. I may end up doing that...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By spacekadet
Well I went ahead and did it and I'm quite...

Well I went ahead and did it and I'm quite pleased with the result. I can now get the bike on the stand easily, which is the way it should be.

It was my lucky day - I have a stack of 20 mm tube...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By spacekadet
Shorten centre stand - will I regret this?

Just about to take the plunge and snip 35 mm out of my centre stand on Tiger XC800. Since this is a fairly permanent solution, I'm open to advice about why I should not do it. Or things I should...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 201,169
Posted By spacekadet
I went down the same path. The tall screen was an...

I went down the same path. The tall screen was an improvement but still did not thrill me. I concluded that I'd have to keep searching. However, having ridden it a few more times now, I guess it's...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-13-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 201,169
Posted By spacekadet
Definitely would like to try some adjustable...

Definitely would like to try some adjustable deflectors next. That seems like an accessible way to try something different, without spending a heap more money. Apparenly 21 degrees is the magic...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By spacekadet
Yeh - spark plugs, who needs 'em?

Yeh - spark plugs, who needs 'em?
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