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Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,339
Posted By KingOfFleece
Did you have your 12000 check completed? Or, you...

Did you have your 12000 check completed? Or, you can do the 24000 early. Your forks will need fill/flush for sure. Brakes, too. Bonnies are pretty much bulletproof. It'll be something minor more...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-19-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By KingOfFleece
As a former professional SCUBA instructor I've...

As a former professional SCUBA instructor I've seen first hand what GOOD Med Evac Insurance will do for a serious medical mishap. If you are that guy it's worth more than it's weight in gold.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,339
Posted By KingOfFleece
Throw a British Custom Pred pipe on there and be...

Throw a British Custom Pred pipe on there and be amazed how fantastic the twin can sound. Just perfect tone and just right volume. When my wife takes the bike to work I listen to that glorious...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,404
Posted By KingOfFleece
PIAA kits (and several others) are simple plug...

PIAA kits (and several others) are simple plug and play. No electrical knowledge needed at all. Simple to run the harness to the battery by removing the side panels, which takes all of 1 minute. ...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,176
Posted By KingOfFleece
Right. After reading all the replys I've decided...

Right. After reading all the replys I've decided to sell all my Triumph bikes and never buy another one. as I re-read all my adventure books on travels around the world I found that there was never...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By KingOfFleece
Correct. same on my 2007 America. A bit of lube...

Correct. same on my 2007 America. A bit of lube down by the front wheel needed and it's all good.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,339
Posted By KingOfFleece
I'll bet we've sold over 150 Bonnies to date. ...

I'll bet we've sold over 150 Bonnies to date. They are remarkably reliable. A Zetner diode every now and again and maybe a head gasket every blue moon. Owners love them-they never get traded in. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By KingOfFleece
My 2010 mag wheel Bonnie does not have the...

My 2010 mag wheel Bonnie does not have the electronic speedo/odo set up.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By KingOfFleece
HELD or Lee Parks-I agree. As for the strap on...

HELD or Lee Parks-I agree. As for the strap on the DeerTours-I never feel it.
HELD makes a shorty glove. I love all my HELD gloves but only use the waterproof ones now. Nothing is like the Lee...
Forum: Vendors 12-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,040
Posted By KingOfFleece
I don't blame you. We lived on the snowmobile...

I don't blame you. We lived on the snowmobile show circuit in another life.
BTW-I have and use your product-it's great kit.
KoF
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By KingOfFleece
Those of us in the business will tell you that...

Those of us in the business will tell you that it's as described above. There are VERY few places to get stuff manufactured and the number of US factories for gear is even less.

I need to charge...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By KingOfFleece
We took in the 1800cc version of that bike-I...

We took in the 1800cc version of that bike-I forget the name. When I rode it to check it out I was amazed at how well it handled. great motor, too. Butt ugly pipes, though.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By KingOfFleece
Not being a smart@@s here. Ask somebody who has...

Not being a smart@@s here. Ask somebody who has slid down the road. You'll have your answer right quick.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,136
Posted By KingOfFleece
If the bikes are the same it's easier to pack...

If the bikes are the same it's easier to pack spare parts. Something to consider.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By KingOfFleece
You'll pay for good work-you should-and it should...

You'll pay for good work-you should-and it should be worth it. Hamlin has done well over 50 Tigers and has one as his personal bike. I've assisted in his shop twice on 1050 shop rebuilds. His...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By KingOfFleece
You need to send your 1050 forks to Jim Hamlin at...

You need to send your 1050 forks to Jim Hamlin at Hamlin Cycles LLC in Bethel, CT. Master Triumph tech and does hundreds of Tiger suspension set ups for riders all over. You'll need the RaceTech...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By KingOfFleece
Try BMS-Bill Mayer Saddles. Seth Laam also does...

Try BMS-Bill Mayer Saddles. Seth Laam also does great work.
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By KingOfFleece
I have plenty of customers who use the Bead Rider...

I have plenty of customers who use the Bead Rider with their seats-stock or custom. They place my waterproof seat covers under the beads in summer and over in winter when the air gets too cold as it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,385
Posted By KingOfFleece
There's a new dealer in Bethel, CT (next to...

There's a new dealer in Bethel, CT (next to Danbury) and the guys that run the shop know their stuff inside and out.
Hamlin Cycles, LLC
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,440
Posted By KingOfFleece
They really show their stuff in the hills. The...

They really show their stuff in the hills. The R3T can pass when almost everybody else can't. Out here one can get stuck behind several trucks with absolutely no place to pass for 10's of miles.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By KingOfFleece
That's the same trick for sealing tile in showers...

That's the same trick for sealing tile in showers on the trim where the wall meets the floor!
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,055
Posted By KingOfFleece
That's a start for a test but it cannot replicate...

That's a start for a test but it cannot replicate the effects of speed and the increased water pressure or the weight of the rider on the waterproof surface-such as sitting or kneeling, which puts a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,856
Posted By KingOfFleece
I have both 1050 and Street 3. tiger all the...

I have both 1050 and Street 3. tiger all the way.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,339
Posted By KingOfFleece
See what's going on with that bike. I've been on...

See what's going on with that bike. I've been on dozens of new Bonnies and none have heat issues.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,087
Posted By KingOfFleece
Bill Mayer (Rocky) for me too. No issues at all.

Bill Mayer (Rocky) for me too. No issues at all.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By KingOfFleece
Mine was smooth as can be with stock gearing at...

Mine was smooth as can be with stock gearing at 80 per.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By KingOfFleece
ALL bikes in that price range have "iffy"...

ALL bikes in that price range have "iffy" suspension. All of them.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By KingOfFleece
I put 14000 miles on and America in one season. ...

I put 14000 miles on and America in one season. It was a wonderful bike. Light(ish), quick, and very smooth. Easy to do all basic maintenance and handles much better than one may think.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,287
Posted By KingOfFleece
I started using heated gear two years ago after...

I started using heated gear two years ago after the umpteenth time getting caught in rain/snow mix in WV in the fall.
After over 40 years on a motorcycle I can't believe I waited so long to do it. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By KingOfFleece
I'm in the seat business and have every Tiger...

I'm in the seat business and have every Tiger seat ever made, I think, as the 1050 is my go-to machine.
The seat Rocky made for my is fantastic. He's at Bill Mayer Saddles. That said, Seth Laam...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,404
Posted By KingOfFleece
I'm not "that guy" but I'll differ a bit from my...

I'm not "that guy" but I'll differ a bit from my UK friend. A set of good AUX lights and my Tiger is great at night. No complicated fix-I use PIAA LED's and it's all good.

At first service...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,339
Posted By KingOfFleece
No. That's not it.

No. That's not it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,785
Posted By KingOfFleece
He's asking questions-that's a good start. He's...

He's asking questions-that's a good start. He's in too hot-that will bite him if he keeps it up.
So, the guy wants to learn? Find a good instructor or school. To be quick is a process that's...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By KingOfFleece
We use both. The PIAA product works quite well...

We use both. The PIAA product works quite well and has a nice price point vs performance. They are not as bright as the Glenda lights which can be too much for some-believe it or not. This depends...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,339
Posted By KingOfFleece
Stay tuned for new Bonnie news 2015 MY.

Stay tuned for new Bonnie news 2015 MY.
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,025
Posted By KingOfFleece
Socks were the very first product designed by me...

Socks were the very first product designed by me at King of Fleece LLC. We made them for snowmobilers and skiers and learned a TON over 5 years. I use a lightweight Alpaca wool sock and find it's...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,379
Posted By KingOfFleece
Membrane gear needs the DWR renewed on a regular...

Membrane gear needs the DWR renewed on a regular basis. How regular depends on how much you use it.
This is not new news. REI and most OEM's have a section on how to do this. Nik-Wax works well...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,379
Posted By KingOfFleece
Coat your Gore-Tex boots with NikWax 2-3 times a...

Coat your Gore-Tex boots with NikWax 2-3 times a year. Leather will wet-out just like fabric does when the DWR wears off.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By KingOfFleece
+++1

+++1
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,220
Posted By KingOfFleece
I had the first year FXR Superglide and rode the...

I had the first year FXR Superglide and rode the heck out of it all over the eastern US and the Maritime Provinces.
Of all the Harleys' I've owned that is the one I wish I'd kept. It was a very...
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