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Forum: Beasts 11-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,826
Posted By texastengu
Blue Highway

I've still got the Blue Meanie ( '06 955i Tiger). The wife and I road it up to the 2008 Inaugural Moto GP in Indianapolis. A week ago I had the 12,000 mile service done on it.
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,976
Posted By texastengu
Just a big softy...

I've ridden The Blue Meanie a few times on dirt roads, some in Bastrop State Park and the surrounding area and out Llano way between it and Johnson City. My brother in law who I road with had a...
Forum: Beasts 06-15-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By texastengu
Vroom Vroom Vroom

Changed the battery and no problemo the light didn't come on! Thanks for the replies! The Blue Meanie is energized.:clap
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By texastengu
Changing my battery/06' 955I Tiger

Hey now I'm just changing by 06' Tiger battery and remember a post several years ago about the "warning/information light" on the dash coming on when disconnecting the battery but then going off...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By texastengu
Spirits in my Tigers Tank? (No Halloween Content)

In the last two days every gas station here in Austin has slapped the
"Can contain at least 10% Ethanol"
sticker on the pumps.
Any harmful effects on the 2006 Triumph Tiger Blue Meanie?
If I...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 1,479,010
Posted By texastengu
Crash course

Got the Thunderbike bars on in less than an hour. The two long replacement bolts are for the oil side of the crank case. They look sweet and feel like they'll do the job when and if needed.
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 1,479,010
Posted By texastengu
Help!!!

I got my Thunderbike crash bars yesterday at work.
The box has a square hole in the side (where I suppose it was inspected by customs?).
Inside is the LHS and RHS bars and one baggie with two...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By texastengu
Heatin' the little lady's leg up

Hey all
Going up to the MotoGP next month in Indianapolis and was thinking about my wife sitting on the back.
I was wondering about putting some heat shield wrap on the pipe.
Any thoughts?
We...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By texastengu
Pump It Up

Yeah! Now we're getting somewhere!:clap
Thank's for the info.
Jim
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By texastengu
Thanks for the reply. Ya learn something new...

Thanks for the reply.
Ya learn something new each day.
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By texastengu
Stampede?

My brother in law has a BMW Dakar, a 650 thumper.
He sez today "A fellah put his Dakar on a dynotune and he's only getting 37.4 hp at the 'wheel'. He said he heard that KLR 650's only get 32 hp at...
Forum: Racing 05-15-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,417
Posted By texastengu
Motospam

I saw that movie.
"The Doctor, The Black Knight, and The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog".
Forum: Racing 05-14-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 75,098
Posted By texastengu
New Post on the "Official" Dakar homepage 05/13

13-05-2008 - Argentina and Chile: from an ocean to another


On the occasion of the official presentation that was held late in the afternoon at the Théâtre Marigny in Paris, Patrice Clerc,...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 1,479,010
Posted By texastengu
Orange you gonna let me ride it?

Good score!
Tha's a onna spicy meat-a-ball!
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,872
Posted By texastengu
Hit the Road Jack

The old jazz tune sez "Trying to make it real, COMPARED TO WHAT"?
What it is? Why do folks say "blah, blah GS, blah blah Tiger".
What it looks like, what it's made for is secondary to the ride.
I...
Forum: Racing 05-03-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 75,098
Posted By texastengu
Ride through the ashes? Volcano erutps in Chile

Hope the Dakar route planners didn't get hit with this.

Looks like the 2009 Race is heating up.
Forum: Racing 04-30-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 75,098
Posted By texastengu
New Photo's on Dakar Home Page

Noticed some new photos on the "official" Dakar web site.
Interesting Jesus photo. Made me think of a Tom Waits song:D
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By texastengu
Shock Value

Thinking about the trip up the Brickyard MotoGP in September I went out and checked under the seat of my 06' Tiger and looked at the shock for the first time (I've only put 3,000 miles on her-yet!)....
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 1,479,010
Posted By texastengu
Deco's favorite

Let's make some Turkey Jerkey!:lol3
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,803
Posted By texastengu
16 shells from a Thirty-Ought Six

I've read this thread and lernt alot about Tigers I didn't know.
No eyelashes on my 06', and I guess because this engine case is the same as the 1050 "Tiger" it doesn't have the three bolts on it...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 75,098
Posted By texastengu
Dad can I have the keys to Dakar

I noticed a new entry on the "official" Dakar website. And a few photos.
Forum: Racing 04-14-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By texastengu
The Hokey Pokey

Nothing new here.
Year b4 last their video feed crapped out in the last race of the season.
That is the year when Niki won. I went out to Laguna Seca that season.
Was looking forward to that...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By texastengu
A Little Elbow Grease

No that's a good photo!:rofl
Forum: Racing 04-10-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By texastengu
Cojones

This is on Youtube. The title sez it all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGuV2GipQ8I
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By texastengu
La Grange

http://www.bmoaonline.com/

Our local RAT is making a run down from Austin.
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By texastengu
Davevv, Davevv Crockett, king of the wild Uly

I've eaten at that cafe b4.:D
Are you coming down to New Ulm?
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By texastengu
Crawling from the Wreckage

I loved that amp. She used to sing when our band played
"Mr. Skin" by Spirit. Beer bottles used to break on that solo!
I miss that old amp. But I like my Jim Kelley better. She's sweeter than...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By texastengu
Santa Monica (Everclear)

I'd testify to that. in 1973 I was on I10 just east of Santa Monica, California and in an accident did an end over three sixty ending up on the westbound lanes on I10. My Ampeg VT 22...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By texastengu
Prefabricatin'

BTW Stretch, after seeing some of the riggin' you've done on the forums,
what have you done for a platform for your dry bags?
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By texastengu
My achin' Back

What I figured also.
BTW on the Triumphrat website a week ago there was a thread about
top case safety.
This is the post that started it off.

Top Box safety


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Forum: Beasts 04-05-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,814
Posted By texastengu
Beast of Burden

So....I've been reading the Poor Circulation
http://www.poor-circulation.net/
blogs and wondered would it be better to have hard top cases (in Geoff's case (no pun intended) two!) or use a "dry"...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By texastengu
Running on empty

Thinking about it, what about gas milage. Does mid or premium help?
What about speed? If gas is $3.30 a gallon now, who knows what it will be in September.
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By texastengu
Just a Fuel for you baby

Six months out til the Brickyard Moto GP, and was thinking of what I'd need to do on the trip.
Todays question is gasoline.
I have run premium in the Tiger since day one.
With the price of gas...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By texastengu
Keep it Greasy(so it goes down easy)F.Z.

Thanks to all for the advice. I will continue to lube.
Now on to the next question.
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,107
Posted By texastengu
Oil Can Harry

Six months out til the Brickyard Moto GP, and was thinking of what I'd need to do on the trip.
Todays question is lubing the chain.
1085 miles.
I've never done this many in one
haul.
My missus...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,881
Posted By texastengu
Good for some things.....

My son's 02' Hardbody 4X4 is a serious piece of work.
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,825
Posted By texastengu
Mellow Yellow

Sweet! I mean! Way to go. Way!
Forum: Racing 02-23-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By texastengu
Brickyard or Bust

Got tickets to the Indy GP last October. Got a room. Am riding the Triumph Tiger up from Austin, Texas Barn Burner. Looking forward to the race. Seeing you all there will be the icing on the cake.
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,585
Posted By texastengu
Have Gun, Will Travel

Like Gatlin' I've got the Blue Bolt. I may be older but I ain't slower.
My 06' will crush just about anything on the road. And I can venture off road thank you very much. I got my Tiger because it...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,832
Views: 1,479,010
Posted By texastengu
Dang! And I hate to floss....

Dang! And I hate to floss....
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