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Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,670
Posted By spacekadet
needs some research!

I can't speak for anybody else, but the genuine and serious issue for me is commuting. I can't avoid riding in traffic for part of some trips. By traffic I mean walking speed or slower for hundreds...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,670
Posted By spacekadet
That was my impression too. The radiator does a...

That was my impression too. The radiator does a great job of keeping the engine temp stable, but the downside is that it dumps a lot of heat some other place.

I keep wondering if a shroud would...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By spacekadet
Choose your manufacturer (fantasy)

Suppose you had the option of watching football and drinking a fair amount of beer for a couple of hours with a senior design exec from a motorcycle company, which company would it be? He's going to...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By spacekadet
more info...

Thanks for suggestions and posts on this. Still thinking about options, but I went to a local trailer manufacturer to ask about it. I rode my bike there (XC800) so he could measure it up.
...
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By spacekadet
3x ADV bikes on a trailer?

Howdy, I'm about to take the plunge and buy a new trailer. It's main purpose will be lugging stuff other than bikes, but I do want to be able to do occasional trips with bikes. I'd like to be able to...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,009,633
Posted By spacekadet
I would say that inappropriate road-biased gear...

I would say that inappropriate road-biased gear ratios are more to blame than the clutch. However, it makes sense to do a clutch upgrade as a workaround, since it's impossible to fix the gear...
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5,816
Views: 814,628
Posted By spacekadet
Further to the discussion of taking big ADV bikes...

Further to the discussion of taking big ADV bikes to Indonesia - I've done it twice, and I agree it's not a good idea.

Only reason I took one on the second trip was because it was two-up...
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,873
Posted By spacekadet
Bike hire or buy in Philippines

There have been a couple of previous posts about bike hire in PI, but there seems to be only limited options around the resort areas (same as Indonesia, I suppose).

I'm interested in doing a...
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By spacekadet
oops, forgot to subscribe to thread :(

oops, forgot to subscribe to thread :(
Forum: Asia 03-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,327
Posted By spacekadet
Would like contact details please

Congratulations on getting a way across Myanmar. I tried to get started with that several times in the last 5 years and always got the brush-off.

I would like to include this as part of an...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,670
Posted By spacekadet
Engine management (good and bad)

One of the key purchase factors for me was that Tiger has cheep options for engine management system modification, with no limit on the the number of changes that can be made.

So that part is...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,670
Posted By spacekadet
Loose rear sensor, loose Odo

This is a problem in two parts:

1. Genuine luggage mount arm impacts swingarm and cuts rear speed sensor cable. I have lowered my bike 20 mm front and rear, which may have contributed to the...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,009,633
Posted By spacekadet
I have ROX on top of Triumph tall risers, on my...

I have ROX on top of Triumph tall risers, on my XC800. I think I have ROX 1.5 inch .. sorry I can't recall right now. They are not the 2" version.

I have the ROX risers angled back to reduce reach...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,670
Posted By spacekadet
Three failed plugs all at the same time? The...

Three failed plugs all at the same time? The chances of that are so remote that it is surely approaching "impossible", unless there's an underlying reason that hasn't been diagnosed yet.

Just...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By spacekadet
Compare your Heidenau Scout experience

Analysis of get-off - tyres Heidenau Scout K60 on Tiger XC800.

It's a low-speed corner, near my home, ridden hundreds of times on different bikes, many different tyres. Heavily off-camber after...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 69,632
Posted By spacekadet
Another one to add

This is a really useful thread - very interesting to compare bikes. Also frustrating that manufacturers just don't get it (and I say that as the owner of a Tiger XC800, which has the silliest ratio...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3,061
Views: 603,550
Posted By spacekadet
Triumph luggage mount crushes speed sensor cable?

On the second day of a recent month-long trip, I got an ABS warning and lost all distance measuring (odo, trip meters, computer). A few days later I found the rear speed sensor cable had been...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,670
Posted By spacekadet
I only discovered recently that there's no way...

I only discovered recently that there's no way mine can be adjusted with a screwdriver. I use a small ratcheting ring spanner, but even then it takes a lot of force, especially screwing it in.
Forum: Australia 08-01-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 118,845
Posted By spacekadet
Free! Steel shipping crate (Sydney)

I made a crate to ship my bike - it was only supposed to be one-way. However, airfreight didn't work out for the return, so the bike is now on its way back in the original crate.

Expected back...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,735
Views: 208,670
Posted By spacekadet
Tiger 800 - enough with squealing!

I've tried a few different sports cam options on my bike and the sound has always been the weak link. All I can hear is the infernal squeal - I suppose it must be cam gear?

I've lashed out and...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By spacekadet
Troy, thanks for those tips. You obviously take...

Troy, thanks for those tips. You obviously take it very seriously.

At the moment I am leaning towards WordPress. It has an app for Windows phone, so I can quite easily create and manage content on...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By spacekadet
Fair question! 21 inch front wheel and more...

Fair question! 21 inch front wheel and more compliant longer travel suspension mainly.

Anyway leaving some extra room in case my legs grow?
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By spacekadet
Trip logging / blogging / reporting

This may slightly tangential, but anyway...

I'm requesting advice about keeping a useful, public record of a trip. I know the popular path here is just to blog about it. I may end up doing that...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By spacekadet
Well I went ahead and did it and I'm quite...

Well I went ahead and did it and I'm quite pleased with the result. I can now get the bike on the stand easily, which is the way it should be.

It was my lucky day - I have a stack of 20 mm tube...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By spacekadet
Shorten centre stand - will I regret this?

Just about to take the plunge and snip 35 mm out of my centre stand on Tiger XC800. Since this is a fairly permanent solution, I'm open to advice about why I should not do it. Or things I should...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 162,922
Posted By spacekadet
I went down the same path. The tall screen was an...

I went down the same path. The tall screen was an improvement but still did not thrill me. I concluded that I'd have to keep searching. However, having ridden it a few more times now, I guess it's...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 162,922
Posted By spacekadet
Definitely would like to try some adjustable...

Definitely would like to try some adjustable deflectors next. That seems like an accessible way to try something different, without spending a heap more money. Apparenly 21 degrees is the magic...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By spacekadet
Yeh - spark plugs, who needs 'em?

Yeh - spark plugs, who needs 'em?
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 162,922
Posted By spacekadet
Adding to the body of knowledge

Here are my experiences in case they are helpful to anybody else.

Bike: 2012 Tiger XC, suspension lowered 20 mm, seat in low position
Me: 176 cm / 5'10, long torso short legs
Problem:...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By spacekadet
Happy days ... Mr Triumph has spoken

After a bit of agitating and some help from my dealer (TeamMoto, Blacktown, Sydney), Triumph has reassured me that all is well. They apparently have a tune for some EU countries that have E21,...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By spacekadet
Interesting thought! After the last trip, I got...

Interesting thought! After the last trip, I got rid of the GS650 and bought a DT230, which I was assuming would be my next adv mount. Same deal as KX - they could theoretically run on 70 RON. And...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By spacekadet
Compression versus octane

I'm currently in despair over the fact that I can't get a low-octane fuel mapping for my XC800. I'm looking around for bikes that may be suitable for a trip to Indonesia, where the standard fuel...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By spacekadet
At the risk of being my own biggest fan, I'm...

At the risk of being my own biggest fan, I'm posting another request for info. I've given up on the knock sensor idea. apparently the GS1200 sensor only accommodates fuel in the range 95-98 RON.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By spacekadet
subscribing (oops...)

darn .. always forget to select the subscription option :(
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By spacekadet
Is GS1200 only bike with knock sensor?

Current owner of Tiger XC800 and prepping for trip to Indonesia. The standard fuel octane there is 88 RON. I've been there on an F650 that is supposed to run on 91 RON and it pinged a lot. Some...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By spacekadet
Ooooh you better hope she's not reading this! ...

Ooooh you better hope she's not reading this!

Oh well, next big ride will be only mostly rough roads, shorts distances, fair bit of mud. very likely a few "unplanned dismounts". I suspect Mrs...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By spacekadet
Might be very effective if she didn't know if was...

Might be very effective if she didn't know if was there. Yep, that would wake her up for sure. Assume it has a remote control, of course, and I get to keep it?
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By spacekadet
Well that is more or less the situation. The top...

Well that is more or less the situation. The top box has a backrest fitted to it. But it worries me because there's nothing to stop her from falling sideways. It would be different if it was a big...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,962
Posted By spacekadet
Thanks for that. This is quite a good review...

Thanks for that. This is quite a good review (with a few translation issues!).

I'm interested about the comments for some tires lacking neutrality and something about tilting. I've noticed that...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By spacekadet
I suppose if she had her hands firmly in there...

I suppose if she had her hands firmly in there she'd wake up before falling off! She'd likely forget all about them when dismounting though.

Not a bad idea for folks like my missus - she gets...
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