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Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By ADVwannabe
I'm on my second 'Bird. Uprated front...

I'm on my second 'Bird.

Uprated front springs, fireblade shock, 4mm shim on top of the shock, it is still a bit of a barge, but a lot better than stock.

VFR bars, custom seat and a few other...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,000
Posted By ADVwannabe
I'm unsure as to how the new Crosstourer goes in...

I'm unsure as to how the new Crosstourer goes in the rough stuff but I have two friends here in Oz that love theirs as tall light tourers that can do unmade roads.

They rave about the comfort and...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By ADVwannabe
Congrats! They are not as flash or as light as...

Congrats! They are not as flash or as light as the new girls but they get the job done with style
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,761
Posted By ADVwannabe
Hey Triple Chad, As already suggested,...

Hey Triple Chad,

As already suggested, mustang pegs and folding gear lever tip. My front end is not great, but 12wt oil and extra washers to get the sag right make it bearable for me (100kg). Rear...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,989
Posted By ADVwannabe
What about triplechad? Nice pickup mate and...

What about triplechad?

Nice pickup mate and you have chosen the best colour.

The bike has some good mods already, but if you are planning t get it dirty may I suggest some mustang pegs and a...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,292
Posted By ADVwannabe
Yep, the 1200 ADV weighs 260 wet but with 10...

Yep, the 1200 ADV weighs 260 wet but with 10 litres more juice.

Frustrated.

Why can't Yamaha and Triumph come up with a bike that's 230 kegs wet?

A radiator and water pump don't weigh 30 kegs
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By ADVwannabe
I have little aluminiun extenders on my mirror...

I have little aluminiun extenders on my mirror stalks that push them out 80mm each side.

I'm a reasonably large gent so the extenders help me to see what's behind and reduce the buffitis.

But...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,989
Posted By ADVwannabe
Ed ( steamer) and I bolted some K60s on to ours...

Ed ( steamer) and I bolted some K60s on to ours Tiggers and headed down the the WSBK races at Phillip Island from Canberra, taking in as much gravel as we could find. I'm sure the new XCs are better...
Forum: Australia 02-08-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,889
Posted By ADVwannabe
Kinda like the RSV styling in the fairing,...

Kinda like the RSV styling in the fairing, hopefully it won't weigh too much.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,989
Posted By ADVwannabe
Wot the guy above said. Never thought I'd see the...

Wot the guy above said. Never thought I'd see the day Mudhen!

I talked a guy into buying a '97 steamere recently, your adventures were part of the inspiration.

if you have plan, let us know...
Forum: Australia 02-03-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By ADVwannabe
Cheers for the advice and tips folks. If I'm...

Cheers for the advice and tips folks. If I'm interpreting the answers correctly apart from one or two water crossings and one climb/descent the track is doable on Tiggers.

See you at the island or...
Forum: Australia 02-02-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By ADVwannabe
Hey I know you! Want to include the other road...

Hey I know you! Want to include the other road you were thinking of?
Forum: Australia 02-01-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By ADVwannabe
The Davies track on Fat Arsed adventure bikes

A mate and I are heading down to the Supers in Feb, starting in Canberra. We will both be on old Tiggers, his is an 885, mine is a 955.

We'd like to ride the Davies Track and some other...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-27-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,292
Posted By ADVwannabe
Damn! No wisdom to offer Mick, but I knew how...

Damn! No wisdom to offer Mick, but I knew how much you've been anticipating this project. Good luck 'negotiating' with SRK.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,769
Posted By ADVwannabe
I have one in my Tiger 955 for the last couple of...

I have one in my Tiger 955 for the last couple of weeks. Excellent cranking, which is good for nervous Triumph owners. The spectre of sprag clutch failure still looms...

I like the extra set of...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,558
Posted By ADVwannabe
Ladies and gentlemen, I currently own a 955...

Ladies and gentlemen,

I currently own a 955 Tiger which gets used for bitumen and gravel road touring and quite a bit of two up work, a job it seems perfect for.

I also enjoy doing the odd...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 12,419
Posted By ADVwannabe
Vale Davo indeed, a good friend and a great...

Vale Davo indeed, a good friend and a great influence.

I have a coupleof 2000k+ days on an old K75RT and an FJ1200

A couple of 1800k days on a Tiger 955.

And last year just to prove that...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,523
Posted By ADVwannabe
Take a mosey over at Tigertriple.com If you...

Take a mosey over at Tigertriple.com

If you are going to run an lot of electrical farkles you need a new MOSFET regulator, Stator and a wiring mod to bypass all the potential high resistance...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,559
Posted By ADVwannabe
Yep, mine did that too on my '02 Tigger. Got...

Yep, mine did that too on my '02 Tigger.

Got the collar welded up and rode for another 500ks before removing the shock again to have it rebuilt.

Hagon admit no liability and insist it failed...
Forum: Australia 12-27-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,851
Posted By ADVwannabe
I spoke to Tony once regarding a trip I was...

I spoke to Tony once regarding a trip I was planning on my 955 Tiger. He let me know how dumb he thought that was. I was pissed off initially but quickly realised he was being honest, calling it how...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By ADVwannabe
Laugh Thank you, breathtaking shots. It is a...

Thank you, breathtaking shots.

It is a matter of some confusion that many of us live across the ditch from you unzudders, but ride all over the world and never visit you. ( I'm sure it's no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-15-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,240
Posted By ADVwannabe
Great stuff Baza! Fantastic roads around there...

Great stuff Baza! Fantastic roads around there and I love your selection of ADV bike. I had the use of an XS650 custom (?) which was my gravel raod sled when I was living in Karratha. They go all...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,553
Posted By ADVwannabe
The twins are made in Thailand, the rest of the...

The twins are made in Thailand, the rest of the range in the UK. Kinda ironic when you think about Triumph history.

However like many mnaufactorers Triumph source all sorts of bits from around...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,553
Posted By ADVwannabe
I was nervous about buying my first Triumph (...

I was nervous about buying my first Triumph ( 2002 955 Tiger) so I asked around a number of independent bike shops in Australia and did some other research. What I got back.

Early 300 series...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 22,710
Posted By ADVwannabe
Yep, but I'm waiting for a non- Sir Al gushing...

Yep, but I'm waiting for a non- Sir Al gushing review....

The waiting is killing me
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,989
Posted By ADVwannabe
We'd have expected nothing less in Tassie! ...

We'd have expected nothing less in Tassie!

Nice work
Forum: Australia 12-08-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,079
Posted By ADVwannabe
Hey Old bloke, sorry about long time no response....

Hey Old bloke, sorry about long time no response. Two weeks before we were due to go, I had a health concern that I'm still working on, so no trip this year.

Hopefully we can reschedule. There...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,989
Posted By ADVwannabe
That roadie is a beautiful thing Stang, nice work!

That roadie is a beautiful thing Stang, nice work!
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,989
Posted By ADVwannabe
Nice work Liddell! Now go and get that thing...

Nice work Liddell! Now go and get that thing muddy!
Forum: Australia 06-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,079
Posted By ADVwannabe
On Sunday ( I think) there was your perty...

On Sunday ( I think) there was your perty Steamer, my snot green girlie and a silver girlie as well.

Hey old bloke, have you set off yet? I'm taking mine into the center in August. Anything you...
Forum: Australia 06-17-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,079
Posted By ADVwannabe
On Sunday ( I think) there was your perty...

On Sunday ( I think) there was your perty Steamer, my snot green girlie and a silver girlie as well.

Hey old bloke, have you set off yet? I'm taking mine into the center in August. Anything you...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,079
Posted By ADVwannabe
Hi Curry, Sorry it's so long to reply but...

Hi Curry,

Sorry it's so long to reply but I'm only an occasional user.

I bought brass overflow tank fittings for my Tigger at the local pirtec shop for about $4 each.

If you don't already...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-23-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 61,749
Posted By ADVwannabe
Brilliant stuff mate, if they won't build it for...

Brilliant stuff mate, if they won't build it for us...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By ADVwannabe
That's exactly what a couple of mates and I...

That's exactly what a couple of mates and I thought when we tried one riding around Carnarvon in Western Australia few years ago: a good comfortable "All roads" bike.

I note with interest that...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,493
Posted By ADVwannabe
Those 'old' Thunderbirds look like the basis for...

Those 'old' Thunderbirds look like the basis for a great all rounder and the engines last forever.
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,503
Posted By ADVwannabe
You already know what it is like to live with...

You already know what it is like to live with Triumph dealer networks and servicing and if you can live with that there is no barrier to 1050 ownership.

How much gravel are you going to do? More...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,989
Posted By ADVwannabe
Good to see you're getting every last K out of...

Good to see you're getting every last K out of those tyres Cam!
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,626
Posted By ADVwannabe
It's a feel thing for me Gustav, I'm prepared to...

It's a feel thing for me Gustav, I'm prepared to concede they may be a great tire, I just don't like the way they feel. They don't give a linear ammount of turn in for a given input, explainable by...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,626
Posted By ADVwannabe
I hope they change the profile of the Anakees as...

I hope they change the profile of the Anakees as well as the compound. I went away from the Anakee 1s on my Tiger, despite good grip levels and endurance.

My problem was 'feel'. I enjoy punting...
Forum: Australia 03-21-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,530
Posted By ADVwannabe
Dirty bikes look gnarlier anyhoo.... How do...

Dirty bikes look gnarlier anyhoo....

How do people go using in Karchers and the like with water restrictions?
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