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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,115
Posted By cwadej
Most top boxes are just too big for my liking. My...

Most top boxes are just too big for my liking. My bike came with the factory box. Too big and placed too far back. It looks odd hanging way out there. I have a Givi Trekker 46 as my top box on a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By cwadej
Service is pricey, no doubt about that. I found a...

Service is pricey, no doubt about that. I found a dealer that I think is fair, and has treated me very well, starting with a repair estimate for a minor hit when it was only 2 weeks old.
They've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36,565
Views: 9,552,979
Posted By cwadej
That rain was damn cold! Wife an I leaving after...

That rain was damn cold! Wife an I leaving after a week in the area. About froze to death in Madisonville.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,023
Posted By cwadej
Another for SeatConcepts.com Their products...

Another for SeatConcepts.com

Their products and awesome, and the company rocks! I'm on my 3rd seat from them.

Len, if you're reading this, you have a customer for life.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,843
Views: 700,536
Posted By cwadej
probably not. Mine are bent from being rear ended...

probably not. Mine are bent from being rear ended yesterday. By a woman who was stopped at the light behind me. :kboom
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,843
Views: 700,536
Posted By cwadej
tiger Handlebar

I have an 800xc. I'd prefer the bars about 1" narrower. Has anyone put on an aftermarket handle bar?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,525
Posted By cwadej
those signs are like a Siren song. I can't resist...

those signs are like a Siren song. I can't resist them, no matter how much I try. I often end up turning around, but I still went.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 221,503
Posted By cwadej
Ridersneeds_store onEbay has the Trekkers...

Ridersneeds_store onEbay has the Trekkers cheaper. $576 shipped for the set
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 44,114
Posted By cwadej
Thumb Got my light installed yesterday. Holy crap...

Got my light installed yesterday. Holy crap that's bright!!


thanks pilot3!:clap
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,136
Posted By cwadej
What racks did you find that are symmetrical? ...

What racks did you find that are symmetrical?

I've decided to just cut my Givi's to be symmetrical after i get the new can on it.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,136
Posted By cwadej
Good question. The guy on T Rat runs stock...

Good question.

The guy on T Rat runs stock mapping, with better results than arrow.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By cwadej
Does Seat Concepts make one for the Super Ten? ...

Does Seat Concepts make one for the Super Ten?

I love their seats, and reccommend the people highly.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,848
Posted By cwadej
Wont they all, since the plate mounts to the...

Wont they all, since the plate mounts to the sump. I havent seen a sump guard that ties into the bars for the Tiger
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 389,646
Posted By cwadej
I know that made sense to you, but not to me....

I know that made sense to you, but not to me. Can you explain it differently? are you saying hot and cold temps of the tire should be 10% different?

IE, cold temp is 80*F, hot should be 88*F ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,472
Posted By cwadej
Show me someone who got a ticket for no front...

Show me someone who got a ticket for no front plate on a vehicle not registered in TX.

I'm calling BS on this one.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-06-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,707
Posted By cwadej
Reving the dead. I'll be doing this next...

Reving the dead.

I'll be doing this next week.

Here's my plan of attack.

Wheel cleaned with MPK, then isopropyl alcohol. MPK leaves a residue, alcohol removes it.

2 wraps of tape over...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-04-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By cwadej
Which Tiger has eccentric adjuster? My 800...

Which Tiger has eccentric adjuster?

My 800 doesnt.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,136
Posted By cwadej
Supposedly the GPR run on factory map as well. A...

Supposedly the GPR run on factory map as well. A guy on Triumph Rat has the Deeptone on his. I'm leaning that way due to width. I'll be able to pull my racks in to keep a narrow ass.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By cwadej
DoD uses MSF courses. Contact the base safety...

DoD uses MSF courses. Contact the base safety office about the course. If it's a large base, it may be hosted by the command.

PPE requirements will vary greatly by service and base, so again, the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21,923
Views: 4,187,663
Posted By cwadej
No personal feedback on the factory bags. I...

No personal feedback on the factory bags.

I am due to get the HT racks any day now. I plan to get a GPR can as it's the narrowest over all width i can find. Then I'm going to cut the HT racks to...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 44,114
Posted By cwadej
well shit. missed it by a few days. ...

well shit. missed it by a few days.

hopefully i wont miss the next one.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 234,960
Posted By cwadej
If I'd seen this thread before buying my '13 XC...

If I'd seen this thread before buying my '13 XC last week, I might have kept the Strom.

Fingers crossed and notes taken so I'm not as befuddled as others have been.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 221,503
Posted By cwadej
are the racks symetrical? same distance from bike...

are the racks symetrical? same distance from bike center?

How did you attach the cases to the racks? pics if possible

thanks
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 221,503
Posted By cwadej
Maybe this was already coverd and I missed it....

Maybe this was already coverd and I missed it. Hope so.
Are there any symetrical racks? I'll be using Pelicans off my Strom. I'm pretty anal and I think a 2" difference would annoy the hell out of...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,843
Views: 700,536
Posted By cwadej
Call them. They are great people and will...

Call them. They are great people and will resolve your issues.

As for the coverings, that's exactly as it is in the picture on the website.
Forum: Hacks 06-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,023
Posted By cwadej
I've got a Velorex on mine. No problems at all,...

I've got a Velorex on mine. No problems at all, carrying kids, wife, friends, etc.... I do have a different axle and a 12" trailer tire though.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-04-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,469
Posted By cwadej
I got a 562 from Hahnda for my '04. It came with...

I got a 562 from Hahnda for my '04. It came with the DMC subframe. I couldn't be happier. It quickly replaced my Strom as my daily driver. Lots of looks and comments on it. I posted a build thread...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,339
Posted By cwadej
While the hack is my daily driver, I still jump...

While the hack is my daily driver, I still jump on my Strom when I want to go a little faster and lean.

Both are way more fun than I deserve.
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,687
Posted By cwadej
I've got an '04 KLR with a Velorex 562. I cut the...

I've got an '04 KLR with a Velorex 562. I cut the car's windshied to 8". I can cruise at 70 all day long, until that head wind!, then 60 is good.

I guess I get better mileage somehow, as I...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,152
Posted By cwadej
We ad one on my wife's FZ1 / Terreplane ri that...

We ad one on my wife's FZ1 / Terreplane ri that Neptune03 built. Worked great. I wish I ad one on my KLR / Velorex. Dont need it, but would like it.
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,706
Posted By cwadej
It's been a while, with a bit of sorting out. ...

It's been a while, with a bit of sorting out.

Since we last saw it, I've added a seat from Nothern tool which hinges in the front for access to the trunk. Cut the windshield down to 7" and...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,476
Posted By cwadej
Maybe you want a KLR? Shown here with a Velorex...

Maybe you want a KLR? Shown here with a Velorex 562.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/Monte_Christo/IMG_0725.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By cwadej
bad clutch?

1995 Jeep Cherokee, straight 6, 187,000 miles. New clutch about 15K miles ago.

A few days ago I was driving fine, coming to a stop, push in clutch, it doesnt disengage from engine the tranny,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,155
Posted By cwadej
you forgot to tell him, again, that he'll need to...

you forgot to tell him, again, that he'll need to rebuild the engine in another 3000 miles.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,155
Posted By cwadej
I'm glad my '04 hasnt read your memo, or been to...

I'm glad my '04 hasnt read your memo, or been to your house. I got it at 7500 miles. opened for the Doo, no problems. Oil screen wasnt clogged, or even close to it.

but I must be mistaken...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,177
Posted By cwadej
Worst thing ever invented. Only an idiot would...

Worst thing ever invented. Only an idiot would but that thing.




As would I if it got cold here. Rarely freezes, nothing really cold, so no real need. More of a need to get an extra...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,207
Posted By cwadej
Nope, unlike a burning OC, the CS sprays arent...

Nope, unlike a burning OC, the CS sprays arent crystals. The spray dissipates fairly quickly ~5 minutes. Other than washing to remove a staini, no decon needed.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5,300
Views: 1,371,657
Posted By cwadej
I've never noticed my chain getting anywhere near...

I've never noticed my chain getting anywhere near that box. No evidence of it either.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,638
Posted By cwadej
Just because you can do something, doesn't mean...

Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,879
Posted By cwadej
I didnt read it all, so sorry if it was covered. ...

I didnt read it all, so sorry if it was covered.

She will need the BRC. The good thing is that she can take it on base for free, just as if she were a service member. When I get home tonight I'll...
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