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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By dduelin
Of course you can reuse them and hopefully it...

Of course you can reuse them and hopefully it remained stuck on the bolt or the sump. I mostly just flip the washer over and reuse them many times. I meant it will become a mess if the drain bolt was...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-25-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By dduelin
You can save the money on the fuel line...

You can save the money on the fuel line extensions. I recently did my first 6,000 mile service including a throttle body balance. I left the tank on the forward rubber mounts and just pulled it back...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-25-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By dduelin
Sure, you could do that and live with the grimy...

Sure, you could do that and live with the grimy filthy mess for 6,000 miles because it's going to leak, seep, or weep until you replace the sealing washer or you could drain the oil into a clean...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-24-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By dduelin
The drain bolt definitely has a sealing washer.

The drain bolt definitely has a sealing washer.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-24-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,302
Posted By dduelin
Lots of owners run the 110/80R-19. If you want a...

Lots of owners run the 110/80R-19. If you want a radial it's what you have to do. I replaced the 100/90-19 OEM tire at 475 miles with a 110/80R-19. Now at 8000 miles I just put on a set of Michelin...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 51,861
Posted By dduelin
With the 21" front you are stuck with limited...

With the 21" front you are stuck with limited choice in a street touring tire. I don't think anyone makes a radial front in that size and narrow bias ply tires are just inferior to smaller diameter...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,608
Posted By dduelin
Keep it light......Today I was at my...

Keep it light......Today I was at my Honda/Triumph dealer getting tires mounted and I overheard a rep for an aftermarket extended warranty company deny a claim for a transmission repair on a Goldwing...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,383
Posted By dduelin
It's odd the ergos give you such problems with...

It's odd the ergos give you such problems with that kind of mileage. By all accounts people ride Wees long and far in relative comfort. I pretty much though you were a poser that didn't ride enough...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 56,383
Posted By dduelin
How many miles do you ride each week?

How many miles do you ride each week?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 137,225
Posted By dduelin
Major service with valve check every 12,000. I...

Major service with valve check every 12,000. I think they got the Tiger mixed up with the Yamaha triple's 26K interval.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 137,225
Posted By dduelin
Oops, got the colors reversed. The The 2011...

Oops, got the colors reversed. The

The 2011 on the left, 2015 on the right.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 137,225
Posted By dduelin
The selectable ride modes have value based on...

The selectable ride modes have value based on riders objective views but subjective measures of performance ought to tease out black and white engine and engine management improvements over first gen...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,887
Posted By dduelin
Shaft driven bikes generally turn the rear wheel...

Shaft driven bikes generally turn the rear wheel with a ring gear attached to the rear hub and a pinion gear on the end of the shaft which is perpendicular to the plane of the wheel. When power is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 383,608
Posted By dduelin
For a fraction cartridge emulators work well in...

For a fraction cartridge emulators work well in the budget forks of the NC700. Like others have said compression damping is the major problem with that fork. I put Cogent Dynamic drop-ins in my NC700...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 149,955
Posted By dduelin
DS bikes on the US include ADV bikes, they are...

DS bikes on the US include ADV bikes, they are broken out of street bikes.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 149,955
Posted By dduelin
Someone pee in your grown-in-the-USA Wheaties...

Someone pee in your grown-in-the-USA Wheaties this morning?

While overall US sales of all motorcycles were up in 2014 the segments that led the most were off-road and dual sport bikes. There is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By dduelin
The big twin turns so slowly it never develops...

The big twin turns so slowly it never develops the internal frictional losses a higher revving twin does. If gas is hp a big Harley twin uses little and develops hp in equal measure. :)
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 201,311
Posted By dduelin
There is 3" + of adjustment in the brackets. ...

There is 3" + of adjustment in the brackets. Sized appropriately there ought to be adjustment left up and down for changing conditions.

I've ridden in 92 degree F so far. I drop mine down all...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By dduelin
They have never been one to follow convention...

They have never been one to follow convention that's for certain.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By dduelin
Touche. You seem smart enough to know in this...

Touche.
You seem smart enough to know in this context a BMW 650 is an 800 otherwise you wouldn't have used a 798cc model for comparison.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By dduelin
I can't help it if you don't understand what a...

I can't help it if you don't understand what a relevant comparison is when comparing fuel economy......which after all is the point of this thread.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By dduelin
BMW has produced a number of variants of the 800...

BMW has produced a number of variants of the 800 Rotax twin in the last decade producing about 75 to 85 hp in different states of tune. I think you need to look newer models in comparison. There is a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By dduelin
Honestly evaluate your skills and how you will...

Honestly evaluate your skills and how you will use the bike. Both can competently handle light off road riding but if your touring is close to 100% paved some of the XC features can be disadvantages...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By dduelin
The BMW 800cc twin in the late model F650 and 800...

The BMW 800cc twin in the late model F650 and 800 variants puts out nearly as much hp and more torque than the Tiger motor and gets much better mpg. It's not as smooth and vibrates more but never say...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By dduelin
S100 is my cleaner of choice. The Tiger engine is...

S100 is my cleaner of choice. The Tiger engine is full of nooks and crannies, where I don't get it dried off the S100 dries without water spotting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By dduelin
I had a close call where 17 merges into 10/95...

I had a close call where 17 merges into 10/95 junction. Wrong way driver next to the concrete wall, I passed her right side to right side between her and the wall. She was killed instantly a few...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,887
Posted By dduelin
Preload the shifter, quick movement roll off-on...

Preload the shifter, quick movement roll off-on of throttle, aside from first gear the use of clutch is optional. If you use the clutch, no more than 1/3 to 1/2 of lever travel is required. When you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,887
Posted By dduelin
It is your technique that gives you that...

It is your technique that gives you that impression. Done right on modern motorcycle it's as quick and effortless as a chain or belt drive bike.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 137,225
Posted By dduelin
You'd think coming off a Wee you'd appreciate a...

You'd think coming off a Wee you'd appreciate a cheap solution.

Put a piece of tape over it. You'll need two pieces....the high beam light at night is too bright as well.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By dduelin
Congratulations on the new bike. I chose black so...

Congratulations on the new bike. I chose black so I like your choice!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,880
Posted By dduelin
Yes, I agree with the last sentence. I've got two...

Yes, I agree with the last sentence. I've got two grown kids that gave me all the evidence I need to believe that "running low on fuel is bad for the fuel pump" is bunk.

I bought them used Honda...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,416
Posted By dduelin
Yes...and ignore the instrumentation readouts....

Yes...and ignore the instrumentation readouts. Mine are routinely off by 2 mpg or more. The only way to calculate accurate mpg is using the formula of distance / volume of fuel burned which...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-05-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22,111
Views: 4,319,757
Posted By dduelin
That part of the world is my favorite place to...

That part of the world is my favorite place to ride. I've made three trips to the Seneca Rocks area for the VA, WV, MD, and PA roads around there. I can't wait to get my Tiger up there.

That was...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-05-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By dduelin
Sargent seats do not "break in" and the foam...

Sargent seats do not "break in" and the foam remains firm long into the future just as it is today. I have a Sargent seat with over 140,000 miles on it. Last summer I was at an event where a rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,375
Posted By dduelin
Fun thread to read through. I agree with many of...

Fun thread to read through. I agree with many of the suggestions put forward.

In my life there has been one emotional mountain top experience I relate to this thread. In 1972 I was a high school...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,227
Posted By dduelin
It's not just Harley riders, the ABS vs non ABS...

It's not just Harley riders, the ABS vs non ABS debates are in every brand forum.

The stereotype I had to LOL about is the big a$$ truck part. In the big truck with the decals and trailer hitch...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-04-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 201,311
Posted By dduelin
Saturday I left pre-dawn and rode the Tiger to a...

Saturday I left pre-dawn and rode the Tiger to a memorial service for a rider some 300 miles away. The morning was unseasonably cool for North Florida with temps in the 50s. We are in love bug season...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,221,445
Posted By dduelin
Somehow I can't shake the feeling you'd spring...

Somehow I can't shake the feeling you'd spring for the $10 one if it was your money.
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,221,445
Posted By dduelin
$10 ...

$10

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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-03-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By dduelin
The 2015 has a larger radiator than the...

The 2015 has a larger radiator than the 2011-2014s. I'm not sure the new shroud parts will interchange.
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