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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:25 AM
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Posted By Big Jon
I've read your story now about 5 or 6 different...

I've read your story now about 5 or 6 different places on 3 different forums. I'm really sorry to hear that you've had so much trouble with your new TEX. I do find it odd after reading about the very...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,097
Views: 508,157
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb LOOKS Great also! :D

LOOKS Great also! :D
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Can't wait for your trip to start. Stay safe!...

Can't wait for your trip to start. Stay safe! :ricky
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,339
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I've had my Explorer for a little over 2 years...

I've had my Explorer for a little over 2 years now. I'm 61 years young and about your size @ 6'4" & 245 lbs. When I decided it was time to get a new bike I looked at and rode an 800 Roadie and an...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Looks OK to me.

Looks OK to me.
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb That would be an excellent question to ask...

That would be an excellent question to ask someone who has actually had his tranny worked on. I asked the shop foreman @ our dealership that same question & he wasn't sure. He said they've not had...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb If I recall there have been a couple of fixes...

If I recall there have been a couple of fixes with a new detent. (Not sure what that is...) http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,8492.msg106507.html#msg106507

Others have said theirs was...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
If you look on the Explorer site you'll find that...

If you look on the Explorer site you'll find that several there have complained about clunky shifting as well, especially in the lower 3 gears. Then you've got literally dozens will say it's the...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
+1 on that. Not only would I not purchase one or...

+1 on that. Not only would I not purchase one or recommend one to someone if the head in the effected VIN range had not been replaced, but I would not be comfortable selling mine to someone if it...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,143
Posted By Big Jon
My suggestions would be to: 1. Figure out...

My suggestions would be to:

1. Figure out what types of riding you really want to do.

2. Figure out if you can only afford 1 bike or 2 bikes.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Shinko 705

Shinko 705
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By Big Jon
All of them that I've seen are painted gloss...

All of them that I've seen are painted gloss black. I repainted mine with a matt clear coat and then sanded, primed, and repainted my OEM bars with gloss black topped off with the same matt clear...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,097
Views: 508,157
Posted By Big Jon
Didn't check if they have them in the right size,...

Didn't check if they have them in the right size, 140/70-17 may be the largest size, but Mefo Stone Masters are the best I've found. I ran them on my KLR and they were a fabulous tire. They tend to...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 07:11 AM
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Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Eek Might want to take a look @ this... :deal ...

Might want to take a look @ this... :deal
http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,8622.msg111451.html#msg111451
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
It's a dual purpose bike. It's supposed to be...

It's a dual purpose bike. It's supposed to be made to go off the beaten path. I can't believe Triumph turned it down...:huh
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 05:31 AM
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Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Great looking pair of bikes!

Great looking pair of bikes!
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 10:05 AM
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Views: 593,438
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb That definitely has the WOW factor... :D

That definitely has the WOW factor... :D
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Just glad you're OK.

Just glad you're OK.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:18 AM
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Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I had forgotten this, but Ongrade is correct. The...

I had forgotten this, but Ongrade is correct. The original TSB #474 was for the tappet bucket or Cam Bucket noise. This was retracted and the Triumph Tech Head note #145 was issued to dealerships...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21,231
Views: 3,729,377
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb The Heidi's are not normally 'less expensive'...

The Heidi's are not normally 'less expensive' tires, May I ask what the K60 cost you? (They are a fantastic tire...)
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Fasttrack & slipknot have it right. My dealer is...

Fasttrack & slipknot have it right. My dealer is still replacing heads for those that want it done. It was never a recall, but an SB. If you want it done, the dealer is supposed to do it. I'm not...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21,231
Views: 3,729,377
Posted By Big Jon
Shinko 705's

Shinko 705's
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Question One simple question. Why would you NOT get it...

One simple question. Why would you NOT get it done? :lurk
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2014, 02:15 PM
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Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Now she's a keeper! :eek1

Now she's a keeper! :eek1
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 593,438
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Sounds good. I will be up & riding again by then....

Sounds good. I will be up & riding again by then. I haven't been on mine since the 1st of April due to a shoulder surgery and some complications that set in from that, but Doc says I can get back on...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 593,438
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Give me a call sometime you're heading over to...

Give me a call sometime you're heading over to Baxter's. If I'm free I'll ride down to meet you. :beer
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Big Jon
Hey atkinsr. Check back on your original post....

Hey atkinsr. Check back on your original post. slipknot replied with some info for you about that light bar...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 593,438
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I saw that SE @ Baxters 2 weeks ago. I wish I...

I saw that SE @ Baxters 2 weeks ago. I wish I could afford 2 Tigers in the stable, because if I could, it would be sitting beside my 2012 black TEX that I bought from Randy 2 years ago.

That is...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 07:45 AM
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Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Very nice! :clap

Very nice! :clap
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 03:31 PM
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Views: 508,157
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I saw your post on the TEX thread, but I'm not...

I saw your post on the TEX thread, but I'm not positive about the bars. As far as I know the TEX standard & XC bars are the same. A buddy of mine has an XC & mine is the straight Explorer & they...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21,231
Views: 3,729,377
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb A bit of soapy water. Something like Dawn or...

A bit of soapy water. Something like Dawn or Dial. It usually doesn't take much around the inside of the puppy.
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 593,438
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Don't you wish you had a bikini screen now? :lol3

Don't you wish you had a bikini screen now? :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21,231
Views: 3,729,377
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Have you ever tried Grip Puppys? Simple to...

Have you ever tried Grip Puppys? Simple to install, provide the extra size for large hands, and help eliminate vibes.
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb She looks GREAT!

She looks GREAT!
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb We're not talking about a sore thumb are we? :lol3

We're not talking about a sore thumb are we? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Most bang for the buck

Moose Expedition. :D

http://www.mooseracing.com/products/?categoryId=3278&product
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,061
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Rear shock flap

This is the first time I've seen the Acerbis. Nice looking guard. This was my solution for my TEX. I've made several for friends of mine including one for an 800XC. It does require drilling, but I'll...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Cool2 Not to my knowledge.

Not to my knowledge.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb K&L makes one that is 1 1/2" lower if I recall....

K&L makes one that is 1 1/2" lower if I recall. www.knlcycle.com (http://www.knlcycle.com)
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5,328
Views: 883,564
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I totally agree. The head issue was addressed,...

I totally agree. The head issue was addressed, with not only a new head installed for anyone who even thought they had a problem, but an extra year's engine warranty was also given with the new head....
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