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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-28-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 324
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
One of my concerns with studs is I am afraid I...

One of my concerns with studs is I am afraid I will become overconfident and go out riding when I really should take the car. I am not in my 20's any more. I realize just how long injuries take to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Oh, and don't take any of this as a...

Oh, and don't take any of this as a recommendation to go out and ride in the ice. It is a very bad idea. It is bad for the bike, it is bad for your body. I won't be responsible for you becoming...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Yes, occasional ice. This time of year, when it...

Yes, occasional ice. This time of year, when it is really cold, the ice is not too bad, plus usually some sand. Also, you are expecting it. Keep the bike as straight up as possible and no sudden...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-24-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
You should move a bit farther north. My 30 mile...

You should move a bit farther north. My 30 mile commute here in NH this morning got down to MINUS 14.3 'F. Not the coldest I have ever ridden, but I think that is the coldest ride to work yet. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 183,437
Posted By WhereIsBobL
The Gap

A while back there was a book, pretty good all in all. Things have changed a lot I am sure, but it was: Obsessions Die Hard: Motorcycling the Pan American Highway's Jungle Gap Paperback by Ed...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,416
Views: 183,437
Posted By WhereIsBobL
With Android you can press and hold and get some...

With Android you can press and hold and get some options such as open in new tab. At least with chrome. Not sure if this will solve your particular issue with it..
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Then there was the Trans Lab

We did ride the Trans Labrador Highway in 2000. Took the ferry from Newfoundland up to Goose Bay and rode down to Churchill Falls then to manic 5 and then home. Nice trip. Gonna have to try it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-18-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 497,300
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Where Are You

Oh Come On Guys. I just started viewing this thread and the lack of location info is killing me. Where is that Dalek ! ! ! !
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Oldies

I have taken Harleys to a bunch of weird places, took pic of some roads, but seldom with the bike in it. I was able to find a few through the years.

Back in 1990 I heard about a way to go...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Pms

Getting some serious Parked Motorcycle Syndrome. Everytime I think the roads will be clear enough, it snows again. I haven't been out in a couple weeks. The folks at work are worrying about me....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Not to mention 34 to 40 degree early mornings...

Not to mention 34 to 40 degree early mornings (dark) where the sky is clear. Road surface below freezing, warm moist air above. That's some scary stuff right there.

The last few days have been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,795
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Very true. Also, in my experience anyway,...

Very true. Also, in my experience anyway, certain people will seem to continue to have issues/altercations of the same kind. They will blame it on the "others" but often it is a mix of perception...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Just looked up T-9. That stuffs not cheap, is...

Just looked up T-9. That stuffs not cheap, is it...... Sounds pretty good though. I take it T-9 works well?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Yup, I set up a hose to the shower in the...

Yup, I set up a hose to the shower in the basement and run hot water to clean it off if it gets really bad. After every ride I check the forks, for the last thing I want to do is replace fork seals.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 16,474
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Coldest day

So far the coldest day this season was minus 5 when I left for work a couple days ago.

This morning I was going to head out for a nice long ride on my sunny day off, then saw the weird weather...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-14-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 291,237
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Heck, it was minus 5 degrees this morning when I...

Heck, it was minus 5 degrees this morning when I left for work. The ride home at 6pm had a few pucker spots as there was some precipition
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-02-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
This IS an issue with the Tiger. With the stock...

This IS an issue with the Tiger. With the stock screen it was horrible. I added the fender extender and it helped a lot. The Madstadt also helps some, but still, in many conditions sand comes...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-03-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21,844
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
Never said it was safer, just said I like it...

Never said it was safer, just said I like it more. Getting on the right side you have control, which is great as long as you don't screw up. 8^) I have slipped off the peg on the left side on...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Or try the horse mounting technique from the...

Or try the horse mounting technique from the right side. I never liked getting on the low side of the bike. I put my right foot on the peg, lean over the bike a bit, and can mount without adding...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21,844
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
I am on your side. One of the first things I...

I am on your side. One of the first things I look at in a new bike is range. It may not be a big factor, but it can be a deciding factor. That is how I ended up with an ST1300. Even with the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2013, 06:24 AM
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
You have the left adjuster block upside-down. ...

You have the left adjuster block upside-down. The back end is slanted. Probably does not really matter which way you put it in, but it will be visually different.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2012, 06:18 AM
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Views: 176,088
Posted By WhereIsBobL
[QUOTE=spacekadet;19288169]Fed up with not being...

[QUOTE=spacekadet;19288169]Fed up with not being able to hear a Kenworth driving next to me with the standard XC800 screen. So I removed it. ....................
The downside is that I now have...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21,844
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
'Never run an Ironbutt on this bike. No big...

'Never run an Ironbutt on this bike. No big trips either. Got it April 15th 2011. Thought getting a British bike on Tax Day was a bit Ironic actually. This is local mileage (New England). ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21,844
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
YUP. I was thinking I had gotten a small stone...

YUP. I was thinking I had gotten a small stone wedged in the seal lip, but maybe not. I plan on replacing seals as well as spacer the next chance I get. The seal does not seal all that well...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,483
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Thanks. I find it easy to get someone to tell...

Thanks. I find it easy to get someone to tell you how long their chain (or tires etc) last, but hard to find out what they consider "worn". A good example is the chain I just replaced at 22k...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-28-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,483
Posted By WhereIsBobL
How do you judge the chain to be worn? ...

How do you judge the chain to be worn? Measurements? Adjustability? Bad links?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21,844
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
The plastic from Soda Bottles works reasonably...

The plastic from Soda Bottles works reasonably well also. Worth every penny, especially in a state without a bottle bill.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Not sure where you live, but here in the US, our...

Not sure where you live, but here in the US, our new gas sucks big time. 6 weeks is not normally enough to make the gas go bad, but sometimes.......

Taking a different tack, rather than look at...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
You also missed the part of me not complaining. ...

You also missed the part of me not complaining. This is more of an experiment to see what happens. Could get the new tune on anytime or just put it on myself. Just too curious to do that just...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21,844
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
It's not a stalling issue, it's a stalling...

It's not a stalling issue, it's a stalling experiment. This has happened 3 times, each very weird. Each pretty much stopped on it's own, all in 16,000 miles. I could get the new tune on, or do...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-21-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21,844
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Posted By WhereIsBobL
Stalling Tiger

I have 16k miles on my XC and have had 3 instances of stalling. The first was after I checked the valves. Started stalling 20 or more miles into a ride, and stalled all the way home. I used...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 74,017
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Welllllll

I have done extensive tests over many miles......OK, I recorded my MPG and what grade gas I put in....... on quite a few vehicles (cars, trucks and bikes). Every once in a while I look at the data...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-28-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
On the old Happy Trails aluminum bags I have, I...

On the old Happy Trails aluminum bags I have, I used Contact Paper on the inside. The kind of sticky stuff that people put on shelves and such. I find this to be better than powder coat as it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-07-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Please note that I was replying to a post from...

Please note that I was replying to a post from ButtonPushingMonkey.

To clarify, start, as in hit the starter button. This is in reference to the post I responded to.

No, my tiger does not...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I have since read some of the posts between you...

I have since read some of the posts between you two. I will continue to read them out of morbid curiosity.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
The potential problem I can see with this is that...

The potential problem I can see with this is that some vehicles get really cranky if you start the bike with the throttle partly opened. Not sure about this bike, or how open the throttle would...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I have not been reading all the posts, so don't...

I have not been reading all the posts, so don't know if there is some reason you are being so sensitive and maybe there is a good reason for it, but I read the post. Well, I read what was copied...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-17-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
As for the TPMS screwup. That is happening to...

As for the TPMS screwup. That is happening to some. My dealer fixed it, with no knowledge of how. Mother Triumph told them to swap the instrument cluster. It worked after that. Then they...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-09-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
But remember, you are in New England. I don't...

But remember, you are in New England. I don't know about the rest of the world, but here, my mileage is always lowest during the winter months, improves slightly during the spring when it is warmer,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21,844
Views: 4,149,273
Posted By WhereIsBobL
I have to agree. I have put 6,000 miles on my...

I have to agree. I have put 6,000 miles on my XC since I got it April 15th. I bought the XC version because it fit me better (6' 1" 235#) and because of the somewhat longer suspension. I did...
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