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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,003
Posted By windblown101
FWIW - There is a thread on the issue. ...

FWIW - There is a thread on the issue.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1070209
Not a sure-fired solution perhaps but the op says they cured it with a clutch adjustment.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,003
Posted By windblown101
FWIW - There is a thread on the issue. Not a...

FWIW - There is a thread on the issue. Not a sure-fired solution perhaps but the op says they cured it with a clutch adjustment.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1070209
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,003
Posted By windblown101
"Off road mode" a 2015? I was under the...

"Off road mode" a 2015? I was under the impression they did away with the stepper on the new bikes.

May sound stupid but when you say lock up the rear tire you have the clutch pulled in, Yes?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By windblown101
Just sounds easier. We're an inclusive society...

Just sounds easier. We're an inclusive society now. We knock down barriers, not build them!

Gyroscopes to keep the bike upright are coming and likely will quickly become a mandatory safety...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 858,389
Posted By windblown101
Bwahahaha. Nice one! :) Yes, I'm going...

Bwahahaha. Nice one! :)

Yes, I'm going through old posts...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-01-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32,489
Views: 2,000,030
Posted By windblown101
Well done! I was going to run down there this...

Well done! I was going to run down there this morning to take a peek as I had never taken that spur trail and was curious... ;)

My dog is feeling poorly so I opted to stick close to home till I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,702
Posted By windblown101
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 858,389
Posted By windblown101
Nice set-up!

Nice set-up!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,702
Posted By windblown101
Nope, I don't have one. I've never owned a BMW. ...

Nope, I don't have one. I've never owned a BMW. As I understand it the certs are from ODO readings taken off the bikes during dealer service and the application has to be filled out and submitted by...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 858,389
Posted By windblown101
Yep, Reddish Knob on the border of VA & WV. ...

Yep, Reddish Knob on the border of VA & WV.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reddish_Knob
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-30-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By windblown101
That gas tank is like a work of art! I wonder...

That gas tank is like a work of art! I wonder what that baby will set a fella back. I know my SM-T tank gave me sticker shock and it ain't near as pretty.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,702
Posted By windblown101
BMW does the same thing, but the increments are a...

BMW does the same thing, but the increments are a wee bit different... I think every 100,000 miles ridden gets you a cert. ;)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 216,346
Posted By windblown101
Found the same, though I've also ridden naked...

Found the same, though I've also ridden naked bikes, and "fly screen" equipped bikes at high speeds quite a bit so my expectations and requirements are pretty limited. The only area I found the stock...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By windblown101
+1 Almost without fail I have found any new...

+1

Almost without fail I have found any new symptom that occurs after I've been digging into anything mechanical is a direct result of having messed up or missed something in the process of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32,489
Views: 2,000,030
Posted By windblown101
Isn't that part of weekly maintenance? :hide

Isn't that part of weekly maintenance?

:hide
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 858,389
Posted By windblown101
As much as I'd be tempted to do the same in your...

As much as I'd be tempted to do the same in your situation (would love to have a set of spare wheels) I'd toss those hubs. Too many unknowns for me. Much of the aluminum on that bike vaporized in the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 58,986
Posted By windblown101
I have a Mitas MC60 for the rear on the shelf I'm...

I have a Mitas MC60 for the rear on the shelf I'm going to try when I finish off the TKC80 that's on the rear now. It looks like it will be a decent compromise between on and off pavement. I want to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 858,389
Posted By windblown101
Loving the mat finish on my new to me '13. A bit...

Loving the mat finish on my new to me '13. A bit of mud from forest roads blends right in. :)
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,239
Posted By windblown101
Funny, no one I know including non-riders says 95...

Funny, no one I know including non-riders says 95 degrees is a great day to ride. Doable? Sure, but not optimal.

I just kind of figured the folks that prefer 40 degrees and below over a little...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,644
Posted By windblown101
I've come almost full circle. I used to ride in...

I've come almost full circle. I used to ride in cut-offs, tennis shoes, and a smile. Didn't take too many oops to slowly migrate to ATGATT. Now I'm ATGMTT.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,470
Posted By windblown101
Not many stickers on my vehicles. CRF250X -...

Not many stickers on my vehicles.

CRF250X - None
525 EXC - None
Concours C10 - None
800XC - None
990 SM-T - None

FZ1 - I have a "Rt 129" sticker on the tail.
R6 track bike - has some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 181,504
Posted By windblown101
I'm still the king then. :clap I think I...

I'm still the king then. :clap

I think I placed a tag within about 3" of a previous one. :lol3
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 692,285
Posted By windblown101
That will work but the battery isn't dead. Most...

That will work but the battery isn't dead. Most modern street bikes won't bump start with a dead battery. Not enough juice to fire up the ECU, work the immobilizer, run the fuel pump, and provide...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-25-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 58,986
Posted By windblown101
Well at least you were smart enough to catch some...

Well at least you were smart enough to catch some vids first. The first few times I changed tubed tires I was running about 50% success of not pinching the tube in the process.:cry

Then I watched...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-25-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 58,986
Posted By windblown101
Ok it's late and not that it matters but...

Ok it's late and not that it matters but curiosity is killing me. :lol3

Why is the narrow end of the cone on the balance shaft backwards in the pic?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,239
Posted By windblown101
Truth. My sister moved to Savannah GA a few years...

Truth. My sister moved to Savannah GA a few years back. She loves it but when the summer heat comes in a big way she says the streets empty and everyone hides out insides their houses or the bar......
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,239
Posted By windblown101
I prefer sweating to shivering. 40 degrees is...

I prefer sweating to shivering. 40 degrees is about as low as I go and still call a boring commute even vaguely enjoyable. 90's with high humidity when the air feels like you're standing in front of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By windblown101
Close call! Thanks to everyone for the...

Close call!

Thanks to everyone for the additional input. I'll likely spend the rest of the summer riding the suspension as is and come up with a plan to make some changes once the road to my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,680
Views: 181,504
Posted By windblown101
Finally! Someone re-tagged a spot I did...

Finally!

Someone re-tagged a spot I did previouslyl rather than the other way around. :)

Nice spot to do a little stealth exploring too... ;)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-24-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,867
Posted By windblown101
Dead mouse? Ive dug mice out of more than one...

Dead mouse? Ive dug mice out of more than one bike.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,387
Posted By windblown101
Several factors conspired to slow me down over...

Several factors conspired to slow me down over time

An accumulating list of personal "Oh Shyt" moments to reflect upon.
Seeing the aftermath of a lot of other riders, some quite talented, when...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 692,285
Posted By windblown101
Solid advice IMHO and goes for anything one opts...

Solid advice IMHO and goes for anything one opts to carry, which often depends on where you are, where you're going, and overall attitude on the subject.

Here in the east I'm never too far from...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32,489
Views: 2,000,030
Posted By windblown101
Being a 2nd shift working night owl, and having...

Being a 2nd shift working night owl, and having Mondays off, and wanting to start getting a feel for the new to me ride, I decided to make a late day evening run down Veco240 & Long Run Rd yesterday....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-21-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By windblown101
Your impressions of it after 500 miles or so will...

Your impressions of it after 500 miles or so will be interesting. Like others, I believe you have the closed loop/open loop scenario backwards. Every time I've tried to correct low rpm/cruise...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By windblown101
The reason Triumph doesn't ship the promo items...

The reason Triumph doesn't ship the promo items with the bikes is because the promo items for a given bike won't be included if the bike sells outside the promo period, and many do. Triumph would...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,876
Posted By windblown101
As mentioned - Excessive wear comes from improper...

As mentioned - Excessive wear comes from improper inflation or a mechanical issue. I'd be tempted to include selecting the wrong tire for the use or load on the bike in that category as well. All...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,054
Views: 513,189
Posted By windblown101
So much whining on both sides of the fence. This...

So much whining on both sides of the fence. This thread delivers. :lol3

But wait... no one has mentioned all the extra pollution cyclists create by forcing traffic to slow to a crawl and then...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-20-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By windblown101
If there is one (and only one) that looks like...

If there is one (and only one) that looks like that for each cylinder my guess would be its due to a designed slight difference o n intake valve timing to increase charge velocity. Perhaps the dirty...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By windblown101
Ah! I had missed that. I thought they were both...

Ah! I had missed that. I thought they were both 45mm should have read the specs a wee bit more carefully. That scratches a swap to WP off the option list. I'm not interested in the WP units enough to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-19-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By windblown101
I actually considered buying new very hard before...

I actually considered buying new very hard before pulling the trigger. I wanted a fully adjustable suspension, however I did not want the FBW throttle.

I ended up buying a '13 with only 1767...
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