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Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Smopho
Thanks for the link and info, I will investigate...

Thanks for the link and info, I will investigate this one further too!
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Smopho
If they used one of those snap on electric...

If they used one of those snap on electric blowers like air mattresses come with, you could just reverse it and suck all the air out for a quick deflation and repack.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-16-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,059
Views: 744,396
Posted By Smopho
With a load on, that won't work too well without...

With a load on, that won't work too well without hurting yourself. A better way, especially with the bags on, is to put your back to the bike, squat with your butt near the seat, grab the luggage...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Smopho
Heimplanet air-tent - Anyone tried one yet

Anyone have any experience with this tent that uses inflatable beams versus poles for rigidity? Looks like it would be quick and easy to setup if you had a small pump with you. ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,736
Posted By Smopho
2013 Harley Road Glide is a nice complement to...

2013 Harley Road Glide is a nice complement to the Tiger. Though the Harley has way more tech on it, riding it is like flying a bi-plane compared to the Tiger which is a jet.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 95,522
Posted By Smopho
NICE winter cammo paint!

NICE winter cammo paint!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-27-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 95,522
Posted By Smopho
They had a 2015 at the show in Dallas TX this...

They had a 2015 at the show in Dallas TX this past weekend.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 29,143
Posted By Smopho
Looking like temps in the mid 30's and chance of...

Looking like temps in the mid 30's and chance of freezing rain or Snow Friday night and into Saturday. Not looking too good.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 632,745
Posted By Smopho
Same thing happened to me when I brought home my...

Same thing happened to me when I brought home my used but new to me 2012. But I did it while putting the bike on the centerstand after bringing it home for the first time.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Smopho
Your best bet is finding a local auto upholstery...

Your best bet is finding a local auto upholstery shop.
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Smopho
If you don't want to be doing it again in a few...

If you don't want to be doing it again in a few months, skip the fiberglass packing and get some fine or medium stainless steel wool. Instead of tape that will melt and allow the exhaust pressure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,944
Posted By Smopho
I've been riding Harleys (baggers) since the...

I've been riding Harleys (baggers) since the late 90's, but two years ago I also picked up a Triumph Tiger 800xc. I like the dichotomy between the Harley and Triumph, they each satisfy a different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,216
Posted By Smopho
Use a stab on the front brake to preload the fork...

Use a stab on the front brake to preload the fork then power, pull, and lift....works on my Tiger.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,679
Posted By Smopho
If you ride the three sisters roads in the TX...

If you ride the three sisters roads in the TX Hillcountry, check out the LoneStar motorcycle museum in Leakey TX and try their excellent meat pies in the Cafe too.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 632,745
Posted By Smopho
Harleys do have cush drive, but it is in the...

Harleys do have cush drive, but it is in the primary drive chain system on the motor's output shaft sprocket. Harley calls it the "compensator" and they are notorious for failing on pre-2013's with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,659
Posted By Smopho
If you find yourself grinning from ear to ear...

If you find yourself grinning from ear to ear when you hop on for a ride, then buy it regardless of what the badge on the tank says. Life is too short to let your's or someone else's preconceived...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By Smopho
It is not hard at all. I just did a 2013 Road...

It is not hard at all. I just did a 2013 Road Glide Ultra for a Buddy this weekend. He already had a gutted OEM pipe to put on.
5 minutes to remove the right front footboard
20 minutes to remove...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By Smopho
I'm in South Texas and ride in 100 plus temps...

I'm in South Texas and ride in 100 plus temps often. I've found a Shoei Neotec modular to be very comfortable. It has the best flow through venting across the top and down the back of my head of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,623
Posted By Smopho
All the factory instructions for the Triumph kit...

All the factory instructions for the Triumph kit installations are online.
Go here and plug in the kit part# http://www.triumphinstructions.com/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,273
Posted By Smopho
A Micro torch (butane) will quickly loosen red...

A Micro torch (butane) will quickly loosen red locktite on screws. Apply the tip of the torch flame to the screw head for 5-10 secondsl If they are really small, heat the tip of an old screwdriver...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,800
Posted By Smopho
Not mine, but found this in the Austin TX...

Not mine, but found this in the Austin TX Craiglist. A bunch of XJ650 Turbo stuff for sale. http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/4423079850.html
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,297
Posted By Smopho
Fuji has just leapfrogged everyone else with the...

Fuji has just leapfrogged everyone else with the XT-1. Aps-C sized sensor, reasonably priced lenses (unlike leica), and realworld low light performance tops in it's class. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,146
Posted By Smopho
Tell that art vs science thingy to this thing: ...

Tell that art vs science thingy to this thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VkLeC9EvUA
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 57,859
Posted By Smopho
Oil coolers make a difference, at least in Texas...

Oil coolers make a difference, at least in Texas they do. I had a 2005 Road Glide with a Stage 2 kit (Cams, 95" bore, efi tune, exhaust) that regulary hit oil tems of 230 hiway riding 95-105 ambient...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,245
Posted By Smopho
They're Hepco Becker bags that Buell OEM's. The...

They're Hepco Becker bags that Buell OEM's. The SWMotech quick detach mounts for the Tiger 800XC match the Hepco Becker bags and the SW Motech Quick Lock kit allows the bags to lock on or lock off...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,245
Posted By Smopho
Taller is not the answer, you need a vent at the...

Taller is not the answer, you need a vent at the bottom to relieve the low pressure behind the screen that causes the rolling turbulence off of the top lip. The off the shelf solution is the MadStad...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 40,847
Posted By Smopho
The ADHD generation misses out on so much.

The ADHD generation misses out on so much.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,910
Posted By Smopho
It's not a big jump in terms of handling the...

It's not a big jump in terms of handling the bike. But, there are more comfortable models for those over 6'. The Touring chassis bikes, especially the Road Glide works superb for taller folks, as...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,988
Posted By Smopho
True, there's a pretty good demand for FLTRi's. ...

True, there's a pretty good demand for FLTRi's. Traded my '03 RG for a 13 RG Ultra at list and got $12,500 trade value on the RG.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 216,268
Posted By Smopho
Austin TX from the hill in Butler Park: ...

Austin TX from the hill in Butler Park:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4089/5022265996_a414b39e7d_b.jpg

More Here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smopho/sets/72157625028219622/
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 52,328
Posted By Smopho
About 50 miles outside of Roswell New Mexico... ...

About 50 miles outside of Roswell New Mexico...

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/549517_10200424109701252_233698000_n.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Smopho
Look at the Harley Dyna Convertible. It's a...

Look at the Harley Dyna Convertible. It's a bagger cruiser with forward foodboards, but since it is built on the Dyna frame, you can just bolt on the Dyna mid control pegs, or the footboards from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By Smopho
Quit bragging and flip a coin :lol3 There is...

Quit bragging and flip a coin :lol3

There is no wrong answer.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Smopho
If you're in Ouray, you really need to take the...

If you're in Ouray, you really need to take the back road over Eloise pass to Silverton. 13000 plus feet and awesome views along the way.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 40,847
Posted By Smopho
Added Power info

Some info and pretty pictures about cam timing changes, airbox, and more on the 2014's vs the 2013's. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 662,083
Posted By Smopho
Much quicker turn in, more response to rider...

Much quicker turn in, more response to rider inputs, but a little more difficult (falls into tight corners) at slower speeds which I think is likely the tourpack. Leaned over in a corner, they both...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 662,083
Posted By Smopho
That motor also had a 95inch kit and SE203 cams...

That motor also had a 95inch kit and SE203 cams and a Power Commander. On the dyno it turned 92 ft lbs, 86hp, not great, but much better than the original 68hp stock. The 2005's did not have the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 21,115
Posted By Smopho
FYI, you can easily add the docking kit and make...

FYI, you can easily add the docking kit and make the tourpack removable. It also requires an antenna relocation kit, the HD site for parts has the specifics. An added benefit is with the Tourpack...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 662,083
Posted By Smopho
Out with the old: ...

Out with the old:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/221860_1681448111999_5944569_n.jpg


In with the new:
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,800
Posted By Smopho
There is one for sale in the Austin TX Craigslist...

There is one for sale in the Austin TX Craigslist right now if anyone is looking. It is not mine and I know nothing about it.
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