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Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,600
Posted By Smopho
Turbo Seca 650 for sale in Dallas

One for sale in Dallas TX Craigslist. I know nothing about it having just stumbled upon the listing - http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/mcy/4982673156.html
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,528
Posted By Smopho
I've had my suspicions that it is carburator...

I've had my suspicions that it is carburator icing on humid days building up in the venturi throat and then breaking loose and being ingested by the motor.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-03-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,295
Views: 803,758
Posted By Smopho
Nice! Which front tires are you running on those...

Nice! Which front tires are you running on those bikes?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 195,240
Posted By Smopho
Yes you will make a mess with a grinder, it will...

Yes you will make a mess with a grinder, it will melt and not cut the plastic. The way to cut it is with a jig saw or sawszall with a fine toothed metal cutting blade. You also tape both sides of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 195,240
Posted By Smopho
No noticeable difference versus the stock shield...

No noticeable difference versus the stock shield for MPGs. Considering there is far less head buffetting, that means less turbulence and a turbulent flow has has more drag than a less turbulent...
Forum: Vendors 04-26-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 41,140
Posted By Smopho
Try turning off the "Sidetone" opiton in the...

Try turning off the "Sidetone" opiton in the config.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,755
Posted By Smopho
How do Formas work for you if you typically use a...

How do Formas work for you if you typically use a WIDE size in a regular shoe or boot? Are they sized tight across the width?
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By Smopho
That's the ticket! Gonna make me one of these!!!

That's the ticket! Gonna make me one of these!!!
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 51,731
Posted By Smopho
You can read and research all you want.....but if...

You can read and research all you want.....but if you want an answer of what works for you then go out and rent a Harley for a day or a weekend. Many dealers rent to licensed riders and that is the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 195,240
Posted By Smopho
I get zero turbulence on my Tiger 800XC with Tall...

I get zero turbulence on my Tiger 800XC with Tall Madstad shield. Even at 70-80mph it is smooth. There's some pictures here that show how I have mine set up - ...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By Smopho
I have a mini version that covers the neck,...

I have a mini version that covers the neck, shoulders, and upper chest. It works well, but no better than a dry fit wicking tshirt that you wet down every 30-45 minutes. Mine requires manual...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 831
Posted By Smopho
There is a chain of outdoor stores called REI...

There is a chain of outdoor stores called REI that rents gear. They may be able to help you out. I am not sure if all locations rent stuff, but my store in Austin TX does. We are a college campus...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Smopho
Powder coat takes up clearances because of its'...

Powder coat takes up clearances because of its' thickness, as does the plating on the bolts. Did you protect the threads when you coated the frame? If not, chase them with a tap to clean the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,028
Posted By Smopho
FYI, the same "shock" air pump that HD sells for...

FYI, the same "shock" air pump that HD sells for adjusting the rear shocks can be bought at your local bicycle shop for about 2/3's the price Harley sells it for. DON'T use an air compressor! The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,028
Posted By Smopho
I rented one for a weekend to try them out. ...

I rented one for a weekend to try them out. While the fairing is a big improvement over the old one (I had a 2005 RG and now own a 2013), it is still not as good as a Madstad shield on the old style...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Smopho
Thanks for the link and info, I will investigate...

Thanks for the link and info, I will investigate this one further too!
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Smopho
If they used one of those snap on electric...

If they used one of those snap on electric blowers like air mattresses come with, you could just reverse it and suck all the air out for a quick deflation and repack.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-16-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,295
Views: 803,758
Posted By Smopho
With a load on, that won't work too well without...

With a load on, that won't work too well without hurting yourself. A better way, especially with the bags on, is to put your back to the bike, squat with your butt near the seat, grab the luggage...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Smopho
Heimplanet air-tent - Anyone tried one yet

Anyone have any experience with this tent that uses inflatable beams versus poles for rigidity? Looks like it would be quick and easy to setup if you had a small pump with you. ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,290
Posted By Smopho
2013 Harley Road Glide is a nice complement to...

2013 Harley Road Glide is a nice complement to the Tiger. Though the Harley has way more tech on it, riding it is like flying a bi-plane compared to the Tiger which is a jet.
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 128,925
Posted By Smopho
NICE winter cammo paint!

NICE winter cammo paint!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-27-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 128,925
Posted By Smopho
They had a 2015 at the show in Dallas TX this...

They had a 2015 at the show in Dallas TX this past weekend.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 30,221
Posted By Smopho
Looking like temps in the mid 30's and chance of...

Looking like temps in the mid 30's and chance of freezing rain or Snow Friday night and into Saturday. Not looking too good.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-29-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 661,044
Posted By Smopho
Same thing happened to me when I brought home my...

Same thing happened to me when I brought home my used but new to me 2012. But I did it while putting the bike on the centerstand after bringing it home for the first time.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Smopho
Your best bet is finding a local auto upholstery...

Your best bet is finding a local auto upholstery shop.
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Smopho
If you don't want to be doing it again in a few...

If you don't want to be doing it again in a few months, skip the fiberglass packing and get some fine or medium stainless steel wool. Instead of tape that will melt and allow the exhaust pressure...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smopho
I've been riding Harleys (baggers) since the...

I've been riding Harleys (baggers) since the late 90's, but two years ago I also picked up a Triumph Tiger 800xc. I like the dichotomy between the Harley and Triumph, they each satisfy a different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,574
Posted By Smopho
Use a stab on the front brake to preload the fork...

Use a stab on the front brake to preload the fork then power, pull, and lift....works on my Tiger.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,831
Posted By Smopho
If you ride the three sisters roads in the TX...

If you ride the three sisters roads in the TX Hillcountry, check out the LoneStar motorcycle museum in Leakey TX and try their excellent meat pies in the Cafe too.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-20-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 661,044
Posted By Smopho
Harleys do have cush drive, but it is in the...

Harleys do have cush drive, but it is in the primary drive chain system on the motor's output shaft sprocket. Harley calls it the "compensator" and they are notorious for failing on pre-2013's with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,061
Posted By Smopho
If you find yourself grinning from ear to ear...

If you find yourself grinning from ear to ear when you hop on for a ride, then buy it regardless of what the badge on the tank says. Life is too short to let your's or someone else's preconceived...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By Smopho
It is not hard at all. I just did a 2013 Road...

It is not hard at all. I just did a 2013 Road Glide Ultra for a Buddy this weekend. He already had a gutted OEM pipe to put on.
5 minutes to remove the right front footboard
20 minutes to remove...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Smopho
I'm in South Texas and ride in 100 plus temps...

I'm in South Texas and ride in 100 plus temps often. I've found a Shoei Neotec modular to be very comfortable. It has the best flow through venting across the top and down the back of my head of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Smopho
All the factory instructions for the Triumph kit...

All the factory instructions for the Triumph kit installations are online.
Go here and plug in the kit part# http://www.triumphinstructions.com/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By Smopho
A Micro torch (butane) will quickly loosen red...

A Micro torch (butane) will quickly loosen red locktite on screws. Apply the tip of the torch flame to the screw head for 5-10 secondsl If they are really small, heat the tip of an old screwdriver...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,600
Posted By Smopho
Not mine, but found this in the Austin TX...

Not mine, but found this in the Austin TX Craiglist. A bunch of XJ650 Turbo stuff for sale. http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/4423079850.html
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,802
Posted By Smopho
Fuji has just leapfrogged everyone else with the...

Fuji has just leapfrogged everyone else with the XT-1. Aps-C sized sensor, reasonably priced lenses (unlike leica), and realworld low light performance tops in it's class. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,477
Posted By Smopho
Tell that art vs science thingy to this thing: ...

Tell that art vs science thingy to this thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VkLeC9EvUA
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 63,769
Posted By Smopho
Oil coolers make a difference, at least in Texas...

Oil coolers make a difference, at least in Texas they do. I had a 2005 Road Glide with a Stage 2 kit (Cams, 95" bore, efi tune, exhaust) that regulary hit oil tems of 230 hiway riding 95-105 ambient...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-17-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,659
Posted By Smopho
They're Hepco Becker bags that Buell OEM's. The...

They're Hepco Becker bags that Buell OEM's. The SWMotech quick detach mounts for the Tiger 800XC match the Hepco Becker bags and the SW Motech Quick Lock kit allows the bags to lock on or lock off...
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