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Forum: Beasts Today, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 500,068
Posted By MotoTex
That is a fine looking plate, and in and of...

That is a fine looking plate, and in and of itself the plate looks plenty rugged.

Let me inquire, it bolts to the alloy cases, right? Presumably using the sacrificial OEM mount or something...
Forum: Beasts Today, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
When I first got the bike I had the same idea....

When I first got the bike I had the same idea. for years I had read the horror stories of earlier versions of ABS on Adventure bikes not allowing the rider to come to a stop when going downhill on...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
Your are right about the tank size, but, having a...

Your are right about the tank size, but, having a premium shock as OEM means just a spring change will let most riders "dial it in" to their liking once the sag is right for their weight....
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
It would be nice to see something like this done,...

It would be nice to see something like this done, and I am unaware of anyone who has. The ABS and the necessarily long brake line required seems to have been a deterrent to those who have considered...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 169,894
Posted By MotoTex
Well, to be fair, he wasn't specific about WHERE...

Well, to be fair, he wasn't specific about WHERE the information was missing from. :D
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
Ooh, ooh, ooh, keep us posted with any new...

Ooh, ooh, ooh, keep us posted with any new developments. :evil
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
I own a 950 Adventure which I put 30K miles on...

I own a 950 Adventure which I put 30K miles on over a couple of years. I did modify the fork valving to make it a little more plush (it was already very nice), but there were adjusters on the forks...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
I just want a lower 1st for easier roll-on...

I just want a lower 1st for easier roll-on wheelies! :D

(getting into places I have no purpose has never been a problem :lol3)
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
To be completely honest, it kinda was conceived...

To be completely honest, it kinda was conceived as such. I don't think Triumph has enough off-roaders in their engineering department, else those few nags that keep it out of the mind as an ADV bike,...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
I've only done it once in 14K miles. It seems...

I've only done it once in 14K miles. It seems that after the factory lube is removed and minimal/dry lube applied there is little problem afterwards.

If it ever needs attention again I'll likely...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
I have always loved that video. :D A role model...

I have always loved that video. :D A role model for us all! :freaky
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
The post was meant as sarcasm. :D It is...

The post was meant as sarcasm. :D

It is exactly as you describe.

The Madstad does an impressive job not just because it is bigger, but because of the design that allows airflow on the front...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
Excellent point. I see many riders...

Excellent point.

I see many riders duck-walking and who leave the feet hanging when they are going slow. This contributes to the feeling of instability. Get the feet on the pegs as soon as the...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
I have a 34" inseam and keep the seat in the high...

I have a 34" inseam and keep the seat in the high position. I will probably purchase the Seat Concepts Tall seat to get it a little higher.

The only time center of gravity is an issue for me is...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
That's another weird part. I WAS wearing...

That's another weird part. I WAS wearing earplugs. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
Nah, it is just that I can actually hear the...

Nah, it is just that I can actually hear the engine now. :D
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
There are some strange things going on with my...

There are some strange things going on with my bike.

On the ride to work this morning I was hearing a hum going up and down as I rode. It seemed to follow the tach as I was going through the...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
How much off-road riding have you done? When...

How much off-road riding have you done?

When the surface beneath the tire is changing rapidly, stutter bumps, drops, rocks, ruts etc., or, the bike is getting airborne and needs a smooth landing,...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,932
Posted By MotoTex
Getting the sag right is always the first step to...

Getting the sag right is always the first step to establish a baseline to measure against. Then you may find the valving needs some tweaking to make it just right.
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,932
Posted By MotoTex
I had an RT shop do the work as they installed...

I had an RT shop do the work as they installed valves at that time too. I don't remember being told, but presume it was the same weight and level as stock.

At the time I thought it would be...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,932
Posted By MotoTex
I am currently running the .70 in the forks and...

I am currently running the .70 in the forks and getting 25% sag. The .77 is "optimal" per their calculator, based on the parameters you gave.

For me, the .80 was closest spring available to the...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,932
Posted By MotoTex
Now months later, I gave a call to RaceTech and...

Now months later, I gave a call to RaceTech and had a chat with a tech about the fork springs. The guy was surprised and interested to know how far off their calculator was.

After sharing how...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
240 Oh, and I gave a call to RaceTech and...

240

Oh, and I gave a call to RaceTech and had a chat about the fork springs. The guy was surprised and interested to know how far off their calculator was.

After sharing how the .8 got me 20%...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By MotoTex
The forks are sprung from the factory for a ~170...

The forks are sprung from the factory for a ~170 lb rider.

I'm 6'1" and about 240 and here's a thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932600) on what I did.

The only way to KNOW if...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
Racetech spring chart...

Racetech spring chart (http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/2/Triumph/Tiger%20800XC/2012-13) shows the stock rate on the XC is 9.8 kg/mm.

EDIT: Their calculator was spot on for the Shock spring. It...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 588,129
Posted By MotoTex
I think those are U.S. Army, retired.

I think those are U.S. Army, retired.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 120,723
Posted By MotoTex
Countdown to (Mecury264) response, including...

Countdown to (Mecury264) response, including quotes of each time BD has indicated more information would be forthcoming soon ...
(not necessarily how-to or pics, just the statement that something...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
When tooling down the road, checking the play in...

When tooling down the road, checking the play in a cable-operated clutch lever is just something I do periodically out of habit and boredom.

I'll reach out with the fingers and make sure I can...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 500,068
Posted By MotoTex
I'm not sure what it is that you are trying to...

I'm not sure what it is that you are trying to say. :norton

Could you repeat yourself, once more, again, too, also? :D
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 588,129
Posted By MotoTex
That ain't the "short" bus ... :D

That ain't the "short" bus ... :D
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 500,068
Posted By MotoTex
Grab in a place you can keep the arm straight and...

Grab in a place you can keep the arm straight and use the leg and shoulder for all the lifting through the arm.

It can be a pretty good fight if the arm is bent and is being used to lift or pull...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 500,068
Posted By MotoTex
Everybody's butt is calibrated differently, so...

Everybody's butt is calibrated differently, so what works for one won't work for all.

Fer instance, I rode ~4000 miles in ten days on an SC fitted KTM950 a few years ago and was glad I had it....
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
fikxt

fikxt
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 120,723
Posted By MotoTex
Whatever. BD made repeated promises to "get...

Whatever.

BD made repeated promises to "get back later with all the details" and never really makes it back with the details.

Folks are rightly calling him out for that. I gave up waiting.
...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
Well translated. :clap

Well translated. :clap
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 588,129
Posted By MotoTex
When it comes to farlking a KLR, you are the...

When it comes to farlking a KLR, you are the MASTER. :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
Better to have too much slack in the chain than...

Better to have too much slack in the chain than not enough. When a chain wears it doesn't "stretch." What happens is that the rollers wear out allowing overlap that eats up the sprockets when they no...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,793
Views: 534,555
Posted By MotoTex
The Tiger suspension isn't exactly right for most...

The Tiger suspension isn't exactly right for most riders. Springs are often soft and valving is harsh to compensate.

Still, I had not heard of any contact on full compression, though raising the...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,581
Views: 169,894
Posted By MotoTex
Many cooling system designs have high spots that...

Many cooling system designs have high spots that can trap air. It won't "get out" on its own. Usually there will be a bleed screw or some elaborate procedure. On my KTM950 the front wheel must be...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21,168
Views: 3,713,505
Posted By MotoTex
Makes me wonder what explains the disparity in...

Makes me wonder what explains the disparity in mileage on the K60. It is almost like there are two different compounds, or perhaps two factories, one making a lasting tire and one making an average...
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