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Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,944,389
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I was at the IMS in Phoenix and they also had the...

I was at the IMS in Phoenix and they also had the yellow Baja Dad bike on display fresh off the Alcan 5000. Looked pretty cool and it was really tall. Wasn't able to tell how the steering damper...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I still can't figure out how to replace the...

I still can't figure out how to replace the rubber plug at the bottom of the alternator side engine case. The hole is a couple mm's in diameter and am sure that was leaking also as it was caked in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Quick question. Someone posted that the Doo seal...

Quick question. Someone posted that the Doo seal keeps oil out of the alternator side of the motor. So my question is, is there not supposed to be any oil on the alternator side of the motor? I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Does anybody know about the little rubber plug on...

Does anybody know about the little rubber plug on the stator cover at the bottom? I think that may have been one of the oil leaks. It didn't run when I got it so I couldn't run it and look for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I have a green 2000 tank for sale if anyone is...

I have a green 2000 tank for sale if anyone is interested. Going to take pictures to post in FM. I think $150 + shipping is a fair price. Please let me know if its not. It is in surprisingly good...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,809
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I had a great time. A bit overwhelmed on my big...

I had a great time. A bit overwhelmed on my big Tiger 800XC. Ditched the B1 route in search of an easier route on the advice of some campers that are probably still laughing. Ended up on the A2...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,944,389
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Well I have been away from here for quite a...

Well I have been away from here for quite a while. School and work. I was at IMS today in Phoenix and saw the new XCX and the yellow Baja Dad bike. That thing is bad ass!! The I asked the Triumph...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Just the threaded hole is buggered up. The rest...

Just the threaded hole is buggered up. The rest of the head is good. Taking to school tomorrow to remove valves to mic and check runnout. Going to get instructors opinion whether its salvageable....
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Well I got the head and cylinder off. For an...

Well I got the head and cylinder off. For an engine that was run off road without the airbox connected, it looks pretty dang good. Just needs to be honed and reringed.

The head on the other...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Any guys here local to Phoenix area? I just...

Any guys here local to Phoenix area? I just talked to Mike at Eagle Mike and mentioned he had heard about a tech day this weekend in Phoenix area and Watt Man might be there. Any info would be...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Saw this at the Bear's Tooth Pizza Theater in...

Saw this at the Bear's Tooth Pizza Theater in Anchorage and it was great.
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,944,389
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Norty do you get a wobble around 80-85mph. I ran...

Norty do you get a wobble around 80-85mph. I ran the TKC 80s for a long ride in Alaska and then went back to the Scorps. I just put them on again and thought I didn't torque something down when I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
So a 150 on a 4.25 rim clear the chain and...

So a 150 on a 4.25 rim clear the chain and swingarm on a gen I?
Forum: Alaska 10-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Before leaving Anchorage, I was told by the UPS...

Before leaving Anchorage, I was told by the UPS store clerk that you can ship firearms from UPS hub to UPS hub without a background check on your own firearm when you pick it up. When trip is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Ok, so after putting El Tigre II back on TKCs I...

Ok, so after putting El Tigre II back on TKCs I have a set of Pirelli Scorpion Trails in 90/90-21 and 150/70-17. The basket case, ie money pit, KLR I just bought has mismatched tires. Has anyone...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,809
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I'll be attempting B route on El Tigre II. We'll...

I'll be attempting B route on El Tigre II. We'll see how that goes. The side cases are coming off before hand though. I should be able to make a day ride with the top case only.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,464
Views: 1,495,895
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Ok, I am back in the KLR world. I bought a GEN I...

Ok, I am back in the KLR world. I bought a GEN I that has massive engine issues. The PO sheared the upper subframe bolts, probably jumped it and everything shifted back causing the airbox to come...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,944,389
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
It is required for all motorcycles to have the...

It is required for all motorcycles to have the headlight on when sold as a new unit. After that it is perfectly legal to turn it off during the daytime. A lot of cops install headlight switches as...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,118
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I am glad you chimed in Slobinski. My gear...

I am glad you chimed in Slobinski. My gear position indicator starting going out at about 1500 miles and finally got it replaced. Also got throttle bodies resynched and oil pan gasket. The great...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,476
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I have just purchased a 2014 Street Triple R for...

I have just purchased a 2014 Street Triple R for short sport touring and track days and just plain old fun. I have an 800XC for long trips and dirt and commuting. The only luggage I could find for...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 667,849
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Breaking the bead is not the issue. I have motion...

Breaking the bead is not the issue. I have motion pro bead breakers. Its just getting the last bit of tire on during install. Granted I did my 955 rear in the spring in Alaska so it wasn't very...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 667,849
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I loved my E07 on my Girlie, there is no way in...

I loved my E07 on my Girlie, there is no way in hell I could change a tube on the trail. Are the new regular e07s any softer than the old e07 Dakar?
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Entered and fingers crossed.

Entered and fingers crossed.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,809
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Registered for Saturday event. Looks like a...

Registered for Saturday event. Looks like a great time.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 276,318
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
When one fails to take due care in what they are...

When one fails to take due care in what they are doing it does in fact become negligent. So lets call it like it really is: negligent vehicular homicide. This is especially true when the driver's...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 667,849
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Air Guitar, What tires do you have and...

Air Guitar,

What tires do you have and your tiger. Look like a good all around tire. I loved the Mitas E07 Dakar, but there is no way in hell I would be able to replace a tube on the trail...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,118
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I see it down there right behind the crash bar...

I see it down there right behind the crash bar mount. I believe the charcoal canister mount uses that bolt also.
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,118
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Blacktiger, Is the bolt you are talking...

Blacktiger,

Is the bolt you are talking about below the counter shaft cover behind the shifter? Is the head of the bolt on the other side of the motor next the oil sight glass? I want to...
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Overland Expo was put on my to do list as soon as...

Overland Expo was put on my to do list as soon as I heard of it last Spring. Going to get out and do some of the AZBDR on weekends before ya'll get here. I got space in the garage for your bikes...
Forum: Vendors 09-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,003
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
My only riding experience with the 990 and Mitas...

My only riding experience with the 990 and Mitas is with a guy on the Dempster who claims to have ridden the same tire from VA. It was an E09. That is what I am thinking on the Tiger, but worry...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,118
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Slobinski, I have the same problem. It...

Slobinski,

I have the same problem. It started out as intermittent neutral light and gear position sensor. It popped the code a week ago and now sometimes doesn't show any gear change. ...
Forum: Alaska 09-17-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Extend your riding season!

The wife and I have settled into our new digs on the northwest side of Phoenix. We have a two car or 6 motorcycle garage. If anyone needs a winter of storage first come first served. Since this is...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,944,389
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I plan on running my Tiger anywhere TKCs will...

I plan on running my Tiger anywhere TKCs will take me with my Pelicans. I just know that if I plant my foot, plant it as far out as I can then the case won't catch my leg, more than likely.

...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 181,072
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
You have a pretty decent light for 120 bucks and...

You have a pretty decent light for 120 bucks and other than the dude with the cracked lense, I wouldn't worry about the finish fading. The price point is a factor and I would rather they save money...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 181,072
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Well I finally rode in the dark with these lights...

Well I finally rode in the dark with these lights and they are honking bright. I little more scatter than I prefer, but still very bright.

My only question is are there lenses that are more...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 264,999
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I just picked up a 2014 ST R. Looking at the...

I just picked up a 2014 ST R. Looking at the Ventura Bike Rack system. Has anyone installed it on their 13 or 14? If so did it require any drilling?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I would love to ride but have a BRC class to...

I would love to ride but have a BRC class to shadow in the am along with no kobbies on the Tiger yet. Hopefully i will get the stock tires worn out soon.
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,944,389
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I agreed to the time to remove the Altrider...

I agreed to the time to remove the Altrider stuff, it was the Triumph sump guard installed at point of purchase I argued. I could remove the bars myself, but in 100 degree garage it is worth it for...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,944,389
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I thought about that, but don't have the original...

I thought about that, but don't have the original bolts. There are a couple altrider bolts on there. Going to call Triumph customer service. How many Tigers out there don't have some sort of crash...
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