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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21,088
Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
Yeah that's messed up then, I'd try and get...

Yeah that's messed up then, I'd try and get Triumph's out of warranty support. Seems obvious that the vinyl used on one of those two tones is substandard/defective, sun or no sun. Bummer it...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
Have you owned this bike/seat from new, or was it...

Have you owned this bike/seat from new, or was it second hand? If new, was it a showroom model?

I've seen/heard of similar vinyl deterioration when products like Armorall have been used.... even...
Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,977
Posted By Snapper
I used to have my bike serviced by a BMW master...

I used to have my bike serviced by a BMW master tech that eventually gave up wrenching and joined one of the insurance companies (I believe Progessive) as a motorcycle adjuster. Ran into him a...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Snapper
Winter layers

I've been riding winters for decades and don't like layering too much, gets to be a PITA to suit up. For me:

Feet - remove my boot insoles for winter and just use a heavyweight pair of socks...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21,088
Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
Triumph Tiger 800

LOL... You can actually hear now - that's your "problem." (And mine is an obvious inability to detect sarcasm :))

The humming sounds like electrical feedback into your audio system - I get the...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By Snapper
Wet crotch in a Roadcrafter

I'm seriously thinking about velcro'ing a bandana-sized waterproof "loin cloth" to the waistband of my 2 pc. pants that I could partially sit on to protect my crotch. I actually have some scrap...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,411
Posted By Snapper
Sounds like you're a customer that "lost" his...

Sounds like you're a customer that "lost" his lifetime warranty to the "new Gerbings." Interesting to hear that you wanted to pay for the repair and they still blew you off.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Snapper
You might consider a full 1 or 2 piece...

You might consider a full 1 or 2 piece Roadcrafter suit then, that's really where you get the advantage of the 10 sec on/off. Great all around traveling and commuting suit, and my winter suit of...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Snapper
I'm going back to Metzler as well... Not happy...

I'm going back to Metzler as well... Not happy with the A3s - rears were great, but the front wore out much faster and triangulated badly and there's a few other reports of the same from other...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21,088
Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
Don't know... dealer repaired it and I forgot to...

Don't know... dealer repaired it and I forgot to ask. You know if the piece is steel? IIRC our drain plugs are magnetic right? Had my 30K service done at the same time, so I assume the dealer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,362
Posted By Snapper
I've been using a RD for over a decade -...

I've been using a RD for over a decade - currently an 8500 cabled to sound isolating earbuds, with an MP3 mixed in - I don't leave home without it.

Yes, RD's are pretty useless against...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21,088
Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
Thanks guys, makes me feel a lot more comfortable...

Thanks guys, makes me feel a lot more comfortable there is a suitable work-around, and I won't be totally stranded, or face a burnt clutch. Not sure why I couldn't find this solution at the time,...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,328
Posted By Snapper
I warranted THIS...

I warranted THIS (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6765517777_e204226506.jpg) front A2 (100/90-19) with Michelin at 2.5k miles, through the procedure Keiji outlined. I too change my own tires,...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,328
Posted By Snapper
Michelin Pilot Road 4 Tires Review

Same for me.... My front A3 wore out on the sides and triangulated (scary handling) at ~5k, while the rear is still fine at 7.5k and looks like it will make to 8.5k - Tiger 800 roadie. Previously...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21,088
Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
Triumph Tiger 800

I'd like to ask you, and anyone else that has had this problem, if this method is the way to consistently and confidently get the bike to downshift, to at least be able to limp somewhere on two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,535
Posted By Snapper
Always for me too.. Etymotics with triple...

Always for me too..

Etymotics with triple flange in-ear. Most important is piping in sound from radar detector, next is the earplug-like wind noise protection, and lastly while that's all in...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Snapper
+ 2. Electric jacket liner (with arms) and...

+ 2. Electric jacket liner (with arms) and HippoHands or Equiv. handlebar mitts are must haves with heat grips as a very nice luxury.

I've been riding winters for decades in CT and have...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21,088
Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
+1 Jerry, thanks for sharing. My first pin just...

+1 Jerry, thanks for sharing. My first pin just gave out @ 29k. T seems to have had 2 in 34k, what's the mileage on your bike?
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,599
Posted By Snapper
Michelin Anakee 3 Tires: How many miles did you get on a rear tire?

Here's mine rear at 7.5k on a Tiger 800 roadie - mine's wearing very evenly (I'm primarily a backroad "pace" rider), those triangular markings in the grooves are a great idea and really let you gauge...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Snapper
My rear is currently at 7.5k and I think will...

My rear is currently at 7.5k and I think will probably be good for another 1k of so.. about the longest I've ever gotten (Triumph Tiger 800 roadie). Not happy with the front A3 though - hit the side...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,977
Posted By Snapper
Sounds about right to me. They were nearly...

Sounds about right to me. They were nearly hunted to extinction and then the population just about doubles every 20 years. Invest in more hard armor.

http://i.onfinite.com/cZpgmx6rd.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,973
Posted By Snapper
Best ADV deer strike :D ...

Best ADV deer strike :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2344321&postcount=31
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,973
Posted By Snapper
That's ok actually... as in, "Hmmmmm, it's kinda...

That's ok actually... as in, "Hmmmmm, it's kinda windy today - can't smell anything, can't hear anything, and everything is moving around.... think I better just bed down and hide."

OK... safe...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21,088
Views: 3,699,120
Posted By Snapper
Triumph Tiger 800

haha - my buddies VFR while on a trip:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7737390606_6fb865ab73_z.jpg

and a few my lifetime riding stickers... knock-on-wood, not on the Tiger ;)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,973
Posted By Snapper
Don't think there's any best way to deal with...

Don't think there's any best way to deal with deer and certainly no "always" best way. Read a great post from someone that effectively said, "saw the deer running out of the woods at me, did some...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Snapper
I had one on R1100S - didn't do much for me. On...

I had one on R1100S - didn't do much for me. On a Tiger 800 now, the stock screen was terrible.... a Madstad completely changed it. If you can afford it, that's what I'd get.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Snapper
I use a Cycle Hill, which is the NoMar economy...

I use a Cycle Hill, which is the NoMar economy model and Marc Parnes Balancer - works great.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Snapper
I also had good memories of the original...

I also had good memories of the original Tourances, but spent quite some time on Michelins since. Really liked the Anakee 2s but unhappy with my first set of Anakee 3s. Fronts lasting much shorter...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 168,205
Posted By Snapper
Yeah, I remember when that disappeared... just...

Yeah, I remember when that disappeared... just checking if someone might have picked up a copy from their service tech or something.
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 168,205
Posted By Snapper
Thanks.... anyone else aware of a recall/TSB on...

Thanks.... anyone else aware of a recall/TSB on this part? Anyone have a link or PDF? A quick search here and on the UK site didn't turn anything up :(.

Shop opened her and confirmed it's the...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 168,205
Posted By Snapper
It's an '11. Yeah, I figure the part is cheap -...

It's an '11. Yeah, I figure the part is cheap - it's all labor..... and I was telling some friends how stone reliable this bike was :(.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 168,205
Posted By Snapper
Crap, my T800 roadie shifter just gave up the...

Crap, my T800 roadie shifter just gave up the ghost at 28.5k - same symptoms, up shifts OK, downshifts mostly miss. Fortunately close to home and I was able to limp back in 2nd and 3rd gears. Posts...
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,099
Posted By Snapper
Two-up KLR VS Deer

Oh that sucks.... hate those blasted forest rats. Had a small bambi and mother about 10' away from me at the roadside (about 3:30pm, an hour ago), luckily they doubled back towards the woods instead...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,426
Posted By Snapper
I'm confused on which Tourances you are getting...

I'm confused on which Tourances you are getting what mileage and where the tire is wearing (rear tire wearing out on the sides?).... what did you find the best most evenly wearing tire: originals,...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,796
Posted By Snapper
Do the Gerbing dealers even know the new policy? ...

Do the Gerbing dealers even know the new policy?

Gerbing has a booth at Americade, and yesterday, all the promotional give-away catalogs had the old (good) policy....what do you tell the people...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Snapper
Another vote for the Top Peak Morph pumps, one...

Another vote for the Top Peak Morph pumps, one lives under my seat. Whatever manual pump you get, make sure one side of the pump is supported by the ground - makes a big difference when you need...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,796
Posted By Snapper
+1, well said Navy Chief

+1, well said Navy Chief
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,796
Posted By Snapper
Tex, I have to commend you for listening to your...

Tex, I have to commend you for listening to your customer base. As I mentioned earlier, I'm not concerned about my warranty as I have well received my money's worth from my Gerbing products, but I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,570
Posted By Snapper
Yup, and right handers are much more likely to...

Yup, and right handers are much more likely to have sand/gravel in them than left handers. For one, road crown (or banking) tends to "bowl" rain water runoff and the sand it carries, while left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,570
Posted By Snapper
Lane position through a corner

I like riding the outside tire track through corners... where I ride there's too much surprise debris/gravel in the center of the lane for outside/inside/outside racing lines; best line of sight...
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