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Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Cool...

Cool...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,002,362
Posted By Big Jon
Pretty sure it's a Gen II KLR fender.

Pretty sure it's a Gen II KLR fender.
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,057
Views: 601,512
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb If $250 bothers you, take a look @ what I put on...

If $250 bothers you, take a look @ what I put on my TEX. Lowers the pegs by 2" & are longer & wider than OEM. Perfect for my 6'4" frame & size 14 riding boots... :D
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Now that was fun browneye!:clap

Now that was fun browneye!:clap
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 686,545
Posted By Big Jon
Cool2 I love the SE! :clap

I love the SE! :clap
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Big Jon
It is...:D

It is...:D
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,002,362
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I've been using Ride-On for years. It's the best...

I've been using Ride-On for years. It's the best product available. I just received 2 more bottles day before yesterday to put in a new set of tires for my TEX. :D After working in the tire business...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 47,337
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Hey Too Tall. It's good to see you posting here....

Hey Too Tall. It's good to see you posting here. I see you moved on from the KLR to an 800. Have you tried just gearing down a tooth on the front sprocket? A buddy of mine did that to his 800XC and...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 47,337
Posted By Big Jon
The "restricted" is for HP in some European...

The "restricted" is for HP in some European countries. According to my Triumph salesman, those models are not sold in the US. By the way, none of this info has been circulated to any of the North...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,634
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Yes. Mine are the OEM Triumph grips, but there...

Yes. Mine are the OEM Triumph grips, but there are many good ones available. Hot Grips, Symtec, etc. Do a Google search. Aerostitch also makes a heated tape that goes between your grip and the handle...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,718
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb A buddy of mine just brought one home today....

A buddy of mine just brought one home today. Traded in a trashed 08 KLR for $10K + sales tax. I just got off of it about 30 minutes ago. It's a really nice ride. :D
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Distance is no problem for some folks.

Although my Triumph dealer is only 27 miles from our home, it amazes me how many people purchase bikes, parts & accessories from this little privately owned shop in the middle of Iowa's cornfields....
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 614,300
Posted By Big Jon
Hope you get it figured out. If your screen keeps...

Hope you get it figured out. If your screen keeps getting dimmer it sounds like a new one may be needed. I would be surprised if that fixes your CC problem though...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 614,300
Posted By Big Jon
Hopefully this is something as simple as the rear...

Hopefully this is something as simple as the rear brake switch being out of adjustment. If not, it's time to check out a different dealership & get it fixed. Check your adjustment first...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 10:51 AM
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Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb :D I guess I should shown a shot from the bottom...

:D I guess I should shown a shot from the bottom ground, looking up! :lol3
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
Here's a shot from a couple of weeks ago in the...

Here's a shot from a couple of weeks ago in the Loess Hills of western Iowa. :D

http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s670/jonluhansen/P9102120_zps2af08282.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,327
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Here ya go dukhnt. :D...

Here ya go dukhnt. :D http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,9621.msg119463.html#msg119463
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I got the Deluxe. The Megas must be new. I would...

I got the Deluxe. The Megas must be new. I would have bought them if they had been available...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I put a set of these on my TEX....

I put a set of these on my TEX. http://www.knlcycle.com/ I'm also 6'4" with 35" inseam. They're about 1" lower, 3/4" wider, & the price is right. The guy runs his business out of his home & is a...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Scorpions are another great choice. They're...

Scorpions are another great choice. They're fairly quiet with the baffle left in.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 686,545
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Haymaker. Those times with your son are the times...

Haymaker. Those times with your son are the times he'll remember the rest of his life. They're also life lessons you'll be able to look back on when you're old and understand why he's such a good...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,002,362
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb One of the guys on the T-E Explorer forum has a...

One of the guys on the T-E Explorer forum has a set on his TEX. They sure seem to be well made & priced right. http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,2825.msg106411.html#msg106411
If the OEM...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
I had a V47 Givi on my KLR and now have a Givi...

I had a V47 Givi on my KLR and now have a Givi E55 Maxia case on my TEX and used the universal mount #E250 on both bikes. I believe Givi has replaced the E250 with an E251 model. They allow you to...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2014, 04:51 PM
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Views: 686,545
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 07:25 AM
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Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
I've read your story now about 5 or 6 different...

I've read your story now about 5 or 6 different places on 3 different forums. I'm really sorry to hear that you've had so much trouble with your new TEX. I do find it odd after reading about the very...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 614,300
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb LOOKS Great also! :D

LOOKS Great also! :D
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 04:46 AM
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Views: 4,002,362
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Can't wait for your trip to start. Stay safe!...

Can't wait for your trip to start. Stay safe! :ricky
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,026
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I've had my Explorer for a little over 2 years...

I've had my Explorer for a little over 2 years now. I'm 61 years young and about your size @ 6'4" & 245 lbs. When I decided it was time to get a new bike I looked at and rode an 800 Roadie and an...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Looks OK to me.

Looks OK to me.
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 12:40 PM
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Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb That would be an excellent question to ask...

That would be an excellent question to ask someone who has actually had his tranny worked on. I asked the shop foreman @ our dealership that same question & he wasn't sure. He said they've not had...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb If I recall there have been a couple of fixes...

If I recall there have been a couple of fixes with a new detent. (Not sure what that is...) http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,8492.msg106507.html#msg106507

Others have said theirs was...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
If you look on the Explorer site you'll find that...

If you look on the Explorer site you'll find that several there have complained about clunky shifting as well, especially in the lower 3 gears. Then you've got literally dozens will say it's the...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
+1 on that. Not only would I not purchase one or...

+1 on that. Not only would I not purchase one or recommend one to someone if the head in the effected VIN range had not been replaced, but I would not be comfortable selling mine to someone if it...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,848
Posted By Big Jon
My suggestions would be to: 1. Figure out...

My suggestions would be to:

1. Figure out what types of riding you really want to do.

2. Figure out if you can only afford 1 bike or 2 bikes.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Shinko 705

Shinko 705
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By Big Jon
All of them that I've seen are painted gloss...

All of them that I've seen are painted gloss black. I repainted mine with a matt clear coat and then sanded, primed, and repainted my OEM bars with gloss black topped off with the same matt clear...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,469
Views: 614,300
Posted By Big Jon
Didn't check if they have them in the right size,...

Didn't check if they have them in the right size, 140/70-17 may be the largest size, but Mefo Stone Masters are the best I've found. I ran them on my KLR and they were a fabulous tire. They tend to...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
Eek Might want to take a look @ this... :deal ...

Might want to take a look @ this... :deal
http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,8622.msg111451.html#msg111451
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
It's a dual purpose bike. It's supposed to be...

It's a dual purpose bike. It's supposed to be made to go off the beaten path. I can't believe Triumph turned it down...:huh
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5,528
Views: 982,994
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Great looking pair of bikes!

Great looking pair of bikes!
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