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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 11:55 AM
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Views: 651,114
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Check these guys out. They're a bit pricey, but...

Check these guys out. They're a bit pricey, but the best I've found for our Tigers. http://www.advdesigns.com/highwaypegs1.html
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 651,114
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I usually just slide back onto the rear seat, but...

I usually just slide back onto the rear seat, but then I've got a 36" inseam which makes it a bit easier... :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
I don't do any serious riding off road like I...

I don't do any serious riding off road like I used to. Most of my dirt riding is now done in fields, pasture ground, and a bit of timber riding. By the way, the skid plate on these bikes really suck...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-12-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Go or call into the Triumph dealer of your choice...

Go or call into the Triumph dealer of your choice & give them your VIN #. They will take it from there.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-10-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
I took my bolt & one from a riding buddy of mine...

I took my bolt & one from a riding buddy of mine to my dealer yesterday to get them replaced. They were out of the bolts but told me they would call me next week when they come in.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Big Jon
Cool2 Kind of a silly question really. 3 years ago I...

Kind of a silly question really. 3 years ago I ordered a new TEX after having planned on buying a new 800XC. I paid much more than an extra $1,500. I would venture to guess that every single new...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-08-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Directly quoting the 1st paragraph from Triumph...

Directly quoting the 1st paragraph from Triumph for the replacement of the side stand pivot bolt...

"Triumph Motorcycles has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-05-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
My letter for the side stand bolt came today...

My letter for the side stand bolt came today also. I've checked the bolt several times since I first heard of it on the T-E site. It still looks perfect.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
I remember seeing it or one like it on the T-E...

I remember seeing it or one like it on the T-E forum when the guy built the tank. If memory serves me, he redid the tank himself. Not really to my tastes, but he did do a fairly nice job on the it.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Wow FLC, you must do some serious long rides with...

Wow FLC, you must do some serious long rides with your TEX. :D An extra fuel pod & a rebuilt tank. I'm curious though, how much more top heavy is she to move around by hand with the extra fuel that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,917
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb He's busy posting pics of his beautiful new Tiger...

He's busy posting pics of his beautiful new Tiger everywhere else. I'm sure he'll show up here soon enough. He's more excited than a little boy in a toy store!:D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 621,241
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Simply beautiful. Congrats on the new Tiger!...

Simply beautiful. Congrats on the new Tiger! :thumb
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
The Shinko 705s I just put on were the easiest...

The Shinko 705s I just put on were the easiest tubeless bike tires to air up that I've ever installed. The beads on both tires were completely out against the lip of the wheels. I could have aired...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 35,549
Posted By Big Jon
Did both beads seat fully?

Did both beads seat fully?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,959
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Congratulations! She looks really nice. :thumb

Congratulations! She looks really nice. :thumb
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Thanks Mortech. I was in the tire business for...

Thanks Mortech. I was in the tire business for quite a few years, and besides that I'm a cheap old fart. :D I hate paying someone to do what I can do for myself and this way if a wheel gets nicked up...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Congrats on the new TEX, dunc. If I were getting...

Congrats on the new TEX, dunc. If I were getting a new one today, red would be my first choice. The pics I've seen are gorgeous!:clap
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb New Shoes

New pair of Shinkos for my TEX.

http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s670/jonluhansen/2012%20Triumph%20Tiger%20Explorer/PC262132_zps38b9ca21.jpg...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Cool...

Cool...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-13-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,917
Posted By Big Jon
Pretty sure it's a Gen II KLR fender.

Pretty sure it's a Gen II KLR fender.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-01-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 621,241
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb If $250 bothers you, take a look @ what I put on...

If $250 bothers you, take a look @ what I put on my TEX. Lowers the pegs by 2" & are longer & wider than OEM. Perfect for my 6'4" frame & size 14 riding boots... :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,917
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Now that was fun browneye!:clap

Now that was fun browneye!:clap
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-23-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,968
Views: 718,920
Posted By Big Jon
Cool2 I love the SE! :clap

I love the SE! :clap
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,917
Posted By Big Jon
It is...:D

It is...:D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-18-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,917
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I've been using Ride-On for years. It's the best...

I've been using Ride-On for years. It's the best product available. I just received 2 more bottles day before yesterday to put in a new set of tires for my TEX. :D After working in the tire business...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-16-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 72,170
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Hey Too Tall. It's good to see you posting here....

Hey Too Tall. It's good to see you posting here. I see you moved on from the KLR to an 800. Have you tried just gearing down a tooth on the front sprocket? A buddy of mine did that to his 800XC and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-13-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 72,170
Posted By Big Jon
The "restricted" is for HP in some European...

The "restricted" is for HP in some European countries. According to my Triumph salesman, those models are not sold in the US. By the way, none of this info has been circulated to any of the North...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,751
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Yes. Mine are the OEM Triumph grips, but there...

Yes. Mine are the OEM Triumph grips, but there are many good ones available. Hot Grips, Symtec, etc. Do a Google search. Aerostitch also makes a heated tape that goes between your grip and the handle...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 62,859
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb A buddy of mine just brought one home today....

A buddy of mine just brought one home today. Traded in a trashed 08 KLR for $10K + sales tax. I just got off of it about 30 minutes ago. It's a really nice ride. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Distance is no problem for some folks.

Although my Triumph dealer is only 27 miles from our home, it amazes me how many people purchase bikes, parts & accessories from this little privately owned shop in the middle of Iowa's cornfields....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 651,114
Posted By Big Jon
Hope you get it figured out. If your screen keeps...

Hope you get it figured out. If your screen keeps getting dimmer it sounds like a new one may be needed. I would be surprised if that fixes your CC problem though...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,637
Views: 651,114
Posted By Big Jon
Hopefully this is something as simple as the rear...

Hopefully this is something as simple as the rear brake switch being out of adjustment. If not, it's time to check out a different dealership & get it fixed. Check your adjustment first...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb :D I guess I should shown a shot from the bottom...

:D I guess I should shown a shot from the bottom ground, looking up! :lol3
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5,600
Views: 1,009,313
Posted By Big Jon
Here's a shot from a couple of weeks ago in the...

Here's a shot from a couple of weeks ago in the Loess Hills of western Iowa. :D

http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s670/jonluhansen/P9102120_zps2af08282.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Here ya go dukhnt. :D...

Here ya go dukhnt. :D http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,9621.msg119463.html#msg119463
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I got the Deluxe. The Megas must be new. I would...

I got the Deluxe. The Megas must be new. I would have bought them if they had been available...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb I put a set of these on my TEX....

I put a set of these on my TEX. http://www.knlcycle.com/ I'm also 6'4" with 35" inseam. They're about 1" lower, 3/4" wider, & the price is right. The guy runs his business out of his home & is a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-20-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Scorpions are another great choice. They're...

Scorpions are another great choice. They're fairly quiet with the baffle left in.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,968
Views: 718,920
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb Haymaker. Those times with your son are the times...

Haymaker. Those times with your son are the times he'll remember the rest of his life. They're also life lessons you'll be able to look back on when you're old and understand why he's such a good...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,917
Posted By Big Jon
Thumb One of the guys on the T-E Explorer forum has a...

One of the guys on the T-E Explorer forum has a set on his TEX. They sure seem to be well made & priced right. http://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,2825.msg106411.html#msg106411
If the OEM...
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