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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-04-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,609
Posted By Spode
I'm gonna try to make it this time!

I'm gonna try to make it this time!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-23-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Spode
Dammit, I need to log into adv more often, I keep...

Dammit, I need to log into adv more often, I keep missing these!
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Spode
You wanna see another method of seating a bead? ...

You wanna see another method of seating a bead? :wink: Hold my beer and watch this:

http://youtu.be/TzbgyRrQybQ

Note: I don't recommend this, and the guy uses a bit too much starting fluid for...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Spode
Your tire bead is not seated. It may take a lot...

Your tire bead is not seated. It may take a lot of air pressure to seat the bead, pump that thing up to 60-80 psi and it'll pop right in.
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By Spode
No wax, polish, or glaze is going to protect your...

No wax, polish, or glaze is going to protect your paint against rock chips.
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,308
Posted By Spode
I would remove the fork tubes and check them...

I would remove the fork tubes and check them properly. Sorry.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Spode
I just installed a Tsubaki 530 O-ring chain from...

I just installed a Tsubaki 530 O-ring chain from Motorcycle Superstore. It was $113 before shipping.

Your Tiger takes a 114 link 530 chain.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Spode
That's weird. RK is a good brand, and the lube...

That's weird. RK is a good brand, and the lube sounds good. Maybe you just got a bad link or two? I have no idea how that nut could have got loose though, that's kind of scary.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By Spode
A chain that does that usually is going bad. I...

A chain that does that usually is going bad. I just replaced the chain yesterday on my 06 Tiger (coincidentally) and it was doing that loose/tight/loose thing. 3k miles is not a lot for a chain,...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,943
Posted By Spode
There's a lot of plastic, cowling, and underbelly...

There's a lot of plastic, cowling, and underbelly to remove on a gixxer, add in a few quarts of synth bike oil and yeah, that's not unreasonable. For a dealer.
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,741
Posted By Spode
I wonder how many people actually tried that...

I wonder how many people actually tried that before realizing it was published on 4/1.
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,130
Posted By Spode
Googling for Creeper Stool returned exactly what...

Googling for Creeper Stool returned exactly what you're looking for.


http://img.alibaba.com/photo/212874534/Steel_Creeper_Stool.jpg
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,146
Posted By Spode
Just pin it and ride up. Go big or go home. Geez.

Just pin it and ride up. Go big or go home. Geez.
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,248
Posted By Spode
Wow, find something else to worry about.

Wow, find something else to worry about.
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,917
Posted By Spode
Good thing you got it out. I once found a...

Good thing you got it out.

I once found a 1/2 wrench laying inside a valve cover on a 327 Chevy, it had been there for years. Also found a couple of red shop rags inside another engine, laying on...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By Spode
Don't wrap that bike up too tight in a plastic...

Don't wrap that bike up too tight in a plastic tarp. It's gonna trap moisture and condensation on warmer days and you'll end up with all your hardware rusted. Make sure you leave openings at the...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Spode
Cover half the radiator with a piece of...

Cover half the radiator with a piece of cardboard. Don't go running pure water.
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Spode
It's a KLR, they run best on whatever's on sale...

It's a KLR, they run best on whatever's on sale at Walmart.
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Spode
I'll check those sources, thanks guys. ...

I'll check those sources, thanks guys. Technically it's "winter" here, but it was 84 today :) Winter in south Texas usually means 50 degrees and some rain, and I still ride it most days.
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Spode
So no Tiger owners have bike covers or can tell...

So no Tiger owners have bike covers or can tell me what size might fit? OK.
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Spode
2006 955i Tiger cover?

With the coming winter weather and my garage full of project bikes, my 2006 Tiger is going to have to live outside for a while.

I'm in the market for a decent cover but the ads/vendors are sort of...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,452
Posted By Spode
Compression test will tell you what you need to...

Compression test will tell you what you need to know.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-20-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Spode
Ah man, can't make it, working the early shift...

Ah man, can't make it, working the early shift this week, have to be up at 1:30am so 7pm is pretty much my bedtime :( Too bad, I was hoping to meet flug.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,450
Posted By Spode
Well, maybe I was exaggerating, but I wasn't sure...

Well, maybe I was exaggerating, but I wasn't sure if the OP realized the spring pressure would make it harder to turn. If he has a bent valve, of course that'll make it hard to turn sometimes too.
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,450
Posted By Spode
If you haven't removed the valvesprings, there's...

If you haven't removed the valvesprings, there's no way in hell you're gonna just grab the cam and rotate it 360 degrees. Unless you're the incredible hulk.
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By Spode
No, seafoam's just alcohol, and useless. ATF...

No, seafoam's just alcohol, and useless. ATF would work, as would Kroil, PB, etc. There's no penetrating oil in that seafoam crap.
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By Spode
Drench that cylinder with PB Blaster and let it...

Drench that cylinder with PB Blaster and let it sit for a day or two. It's gonna need at least a hone and new rings, but likely an oversize piston/ring set and overbore.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-01-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Spode
Dang it, I hadn't logged in in a while and missed...

Dang it, I hadn't logged in in a while and missed out on beers at Dan's. :cry
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Spode
That's usually the symbol for emergency flashers.

That's usually the symbol for emergency flashers.
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Spode
The purple $40 HVLP gun from Harbor Freight is...

The purple $40 HVLP gun from Harbor Freight is not bad at all, especially if you're not going to be painting often.
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By Spode
They shouldn't move more than 1/2 inch or so....

They shouldn't move more than 1/2 inch or so. There's a bracket near the front lower edge of the cases that fits into a slot/bracket on the subframe (I think, bike not near me right now) this limits...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2010, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,774
Posted By Spode
In electrical shop class in high school, we built...

In electrical shop class in high school, we built a bicycle dyno thing. It consisted of a stand that was welded up from rebar, with a car alternator or generator driven by the rear hub via a belt I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Spode
Why the hell not? :thumb

Why the hell not? :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By Spode
Look for a clean used KDX200. Best bike to learn...

Look for a clean used KDX200. Best bike to learn on, full sized but very forgiving. The DRZ400 is another good choice.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By Spode
Yes, the 85cc 2stroke racebikes are too small for...

Yes, the 85cc 2stroke racebikes are too small for you, but it's still too much bike for a beginner, if that makes sense. Before he moved into the 125 class, my son's KX85, race prepped (ported, pipe,...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,572
Posted By Spode
I just did >4K miles on my Tiger and I couldn't...

I just did >4K miles on my Tiger and I couldn't have lived without:

1. Throttle lock/cruise/whatever - a must have.
2. Seat pad. I use a beadrider seat cover. Swear by it.
3. Camelbak/hydration...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,429,346
Posted By Spode
A few more pics from my recent trip from...

A few more pics from my recent trip from TX-NM-CO-UT-WY-ID and back:

http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt346/napjerk/Summer%20trip%202010/100_0781.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,429,346
Posted By Spode
Yeah, it's the Triumph branded bag, dunno who...

Yeah, it's the Triumph branded bag, dunno who makes it, got it with the bike from the previous owner. I can look at it and see if there's any other marks on it besides Triumph.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Spode
Yellowstone? WY not?

OK, this isn't going to be some in-depth report, but last month I went on a little solo ride up the Rockies, from San Antonio to Las Cruces, NM then north through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,429,346
Posted By Spode
Grand Tetons, a week into the trip: ...

Grand Tetons, a week into the trip:

http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt346/napjerk/Mobile%20Uploads/07182010276.jpg
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