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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-30-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,560
Posted By dftuttle
+1 on the Touratech crash bars. Dropped mine in a...

+1 on the Touratech crash bars. Dropped mine in a parking lot once. Scratched the powder coat on the bars but the tank & the engine case were unharmed.
+1 on the TOR pipe & engine map too. That...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,222
Posted By dftuttle
Lash adjuster and valve train noise

The other benefit that everybody is missing is the fact that hydraulic lash adjusters are quite.
I help my buddy with a turbo Miata powered roadster and we locked out the hyd adjusters. The thing...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,064
Posted By dftuttle
Ballistic Battery

I replaced the battery on my Tiger with one a couple months ago. 2/3 the size of the stocker & starts it just fine. It's lighter too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,884
Posted By dftuttle
Tiger vs. Wee

That's where I was about 6 months ago; Tiger, Wee or a R1150GS. I found a nice '04 Tiger 955i on Craigslist for $5000 with 18k miles.
As far as reliability goes so far, been great. I commute on it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-07-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,865
Views: 1,516,100
Posted By dftuttle
First ride of the New Year

Had a nice, warm day last Monday. Photo is from old highway 99, aka The Ridge Route, north of Castaic.
Put about 100 miles on the Girl after installing Gold Valve Emulators & stiffer fork springs....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,104
Posted By dftuttle
Clutch use

Your transmission life will vary when not using the clutch, depending on the manufacturer's design more than anything else, IMO. My XL600 will let you "bang shift" it all day long with no problem,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14,046
Views: 1,483,508
Posted By dftuttle
I had a similar issue with my '87 XL600. It would...

I had a similar issue with my '87 XL600. It would usually start 1st or 2nd kick in the am & when I would try to come home from work in the afternoon, once in a while, I would have to kick it for half...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By dftuttle
New CDI

I bought a new one from Bike Bandit when mine died about a year ago. Had it in 3 days time.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-25-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,154
Posted By dftuttle
New to having a Beast

Having just upgrading from a OLD XL600 to a Triumph Tiger(Girlie), I don't think it really matters if you use all of the capabilities all the time. I use this to commute on so far (3 weeks), but I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-08-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5,865
Views: 1,516,100
Posted By dftuttle
New for me!

I rescued this from Craigslist yesterday. It had been on there for 3 weeks & I figured that was long enough. 18k miles, recently serviced. Only visable scratch is on top of the tank, but I think I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By dftuttle
Am I missing something???

Hi All,
I'm a noob around here & I just today bought a 2004 Girlie. Lucky me!:clap
While the guy was showing me around the bike, he took off the seat & I saw there seem to be a hose missing from...
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