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Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Yamahehahoohaw

I'm on my second 1300V-4. I bought an RSTD new in '05 and took two trips on that one, but sold it after 13,000 miles. Finances :(

It was on that bike that I learned there is no comparison for...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Highway pegs

Pizza man,

I have the same crash bars, what do you have on their for highway pegs? Can you send me a link? Your bike looks great, the first tiger I ever rode was a black '01. I was hooked.
Forum: Beasts 06-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Hatley Rocket
O'reilly's

I bought my replacement from an O'Reilly's. I have a n '01 955i, and I needed one with a 1.1 bar or something pressure rating. I heard people having troubles with getting the wrong pressure,...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tiger stand

My '01 tiger is in my shed yet, buried in snow, I have no point of reference, and I can't picture where those bolts are.

If you can clean out the threads, you could drill them out one size larger,...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
You got it

Pjammer,

You hit the nail on the head. I think these are the pegs, or something similar at least, just bolted to the thunder bike bars. It was the previous owners setup, it worked for him. I...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Missing my tiger

Last winter my tiger looked like this:

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/Hatleyrocket/Motorcycles/a965679363cf5cf8a857f89041626e49_zps7dd243c1.jpg

Now it's just filthy sitting in my shed...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Hobbes?

Is it Hobbes? As in Calvin & ?

Der, I posted this then clicked on the link. I ended up ordering a set in lime green. We will see how well they match the roulette.

T
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Back rests

Raider one,

If'n your not happy with the stock seat another option is to get a Corbin with the backrest. I got one for around $200 off eBay/cL, which is a far bit cheaper than the price from...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I agree with link for the most part. I had an...

I agree with link for the most part. I had an '03 vstrom new, and put about 5,500 miles on it, before trading it in. I liked it, it was plenty powerful, not the smoothest bike on gearchanging. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Oops

So I guess I fox newsed the tigers weights. Didn't realize I was comparing wet to dry. Those were the only published weights I had found. I thought it was odd that the tiger 800XC only weighed 3...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Need help cortech super mini strap mount tank bag

Ok,

Tiger 955i 475 pounds, 800 473 pounds, TEX 570 pounds. The 1200 weight approximately 20% more as the 955i. Not that I want to argue about it. The tiger explorer is not the bike for me, I...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Thanks DC!

I was wondering what I had done or done wrong on putting it back together to cause it. About three heat cycles sounds about right, to the point I noticed it was off. At leat now I know it's not...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Size matters

It's more visible in person, but the tiger looked 7/8 size compared to the tenere. It looked almost diminutive next to it. I was really suprised as i thought the tiger was quite a big bike. I...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tiger time

Finally,

I got my tiger put together and out of the basement. I couldn't just push it up the stairs like the c70 passport I had down there, so I thought I would use the engines power to "ride" it...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Even longer preload spacer?

Mustang,

Should I go with an even longer spacer, your serious then? I figured they were already pretty long. I don't want to affect the suspensions ability to use full stroke with jamming in...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
'01 fork setup

Roadinator,

Your swingarm and shock are dirty, FYI.

I took my front forks apart, I wanted to change the oil to a heavier weight, and add pre-load spacers to stiffen up the front end. When I...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tank bags

River,

Which wolfman tank bag do you have? I was looking for a cortech super mini strap mount bag, but I can't find one in black anymore. Anyone else have any tank bag suggestions?

Thanks
...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,431,951
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Nice tiger

I really Like the color. What made you decide to go with a newer bike, and is there something you preferred about the 800 over the 800XC? Are you going to get luggage for it? Hope it serves you...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 1,631,699
Posted By Hatley Rocket
How do you like the muffin top bags?

How do you like your muffin-top bags? How did you mount them to the SW-Motech racks?

T
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,431,951
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Pannier questions...

Ming,

Those bags look great! How many more pictures can you take of them and post? Did you get equal size bags(both 7" or 9")? What is there total width on the bike and what capacity do they...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Metal fuel fittings

You can order them from team triumph in Janesville, WI.

http://www.rideteamtriumph.com/images/TTFKD-1.jpg

http://www.rideteamtriumph.com/tiger.htm

I think that's what your looking for.

T
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,431,951
Posted By Hatley Rocket
[QUOTE=victor441;20752682]red works well for the...

[QUOTE=victor441;20752682]red works well for the fuel and temp gauges and green for the speedo, white is best for the tach....also installed green LED's for the neutral and turn indicators and they...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Standing up

I got back home from the work week to find this at the front door. A little bit later and I had it ready to install.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,173
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Rad cap

The local O'reiley's that I went to to purchase a cap, looked up the stock cap for a Nissan 300Z, and found that that car also requires a 1.1 bar cap, being its a higher performing vehicle. I'm...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Tips sensor, and other questions

So, I was doing a bit more reading on the tiger 955i, and I noticed that '01's had some issues with throttle position sensors. How common is this? I have my tiger down to the bones in the basement...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,647
Posted By Hatley Rocket
FishrcutB8, I think if you like your SV1000,...

FishrcutB8,

I think if you like your SV1000, you'll love a DL1000. If your already intoxicated by Suzuki's v-twin, the natural progression would be to move that motor into a different chassis,...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Three questions for three cylinders

Drunk,

I do have open joists in my basement, and I could lag some bolts into and make up a gantry lift of sorts. I guess I am just kind of chicken to do that with such a big bike. I did it with...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Full bores

I got an email from Chapparal Motorsports indicating that my fullbore radials had been shipped! I've got the tiger in the basement now(no mean feat) and its awaiting its new shoes. Now I need to...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
full bore

Bob,

Where did you get your full bores from? I saw some pictures of them on a tiger, your right they are just like the shinko. I have spoke wheels with tubes, I can mount tubeless tires on tube...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I got it

I got it yesterday. Looking at the tires, it only has 7309 miles, and the tires are original, I'm thinking even though the tread looks good, they are probably beyond their useful service life as far...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,785
Views: 1,431,951
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Finally

I can finally throw my hat into the ring! I just picked up this '01 from a guy in Minneapolis yesterday. Now if it will only warm up.
...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
talk to me

Acody,

Don't make me talk to myself! It's been a year to the day since you got your tiger. I should be getting a new to me roulette green '01 this weekend, if plans work out. Can you give me a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12,882
Views: 1,231,255
Posted By Hatley Rocket
When I did the forks on my '01 concours, I ...

When I did the forks on my '01 concours, I believe the trick was to get some 5/8" threaded rod, like 24" or so long, with double nuts jammed against each other on each end. The 5/8" nut will give...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
I agree

$6500 is what I figure after I'm done with it. I'm getting it for $4275, I figure a bit over 2K more after I'm done. Depending on what I all do: skid plate, probably needs new tires, various...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
'01 Tiger......Finally

So,

Two years ago, I looked at getting a Tiger 955i pretty hard. I ended up choking and i bought a Yamaha Venture instead later that year. I kept the KLR, and still enjoy the Venture too. I...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,528
Posted By Hatley Rocket
[QUOTE=Seavoyage;18051019]The Tiger lost it's...

[QUOTE=Seavoyage;18051019]The Tiger lost it's 9.3" (230mm)/7.9"(200mm) long travel suspension after 2001. 2002 forks reduced to 180mm, and 2005-2006 were 170mm just like the 1050. All were 43mm...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,843
Posted By Hatley Rocket
Pictures of tiger

It does look great! Do you have any Pictures of the rear end? How wide is it with your GIVI setup?

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12,882
Views: 1,231,255
Posted By Hatley Rocket
uni filter

Hey,

I just got a uni-filter. Do I really have to use thier filter oil for it? I have a can of PJ1 that I used on the stocker, that I would like to continue using. I don't need to futz with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Hatley Rocket
tuskeegee

From what I understand, the tusks are easier to fit because of their extra joint allows for better fitment and more adjustment. Someone could chime in who has them on the stockers, but I think they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Hatley Rocket
The problem is solved - thanks to all

I went inside and put my big boy pants on, got out the hacksaw and some emery cloth and got to work. The brake side went on fine. The bars are a bit shorter than stock, I tried to move the clutch...
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