ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: MotoTex
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By MotoTex
I had a lot of fun on the DR350, and I miss the 6...

I had a lot of fun on the DR350, and I miss the 6 speed tranny. But the starting ritual was brutal for me. I'd be stalled halfway up a mile long hill-climb and have to restart it hot. It was like...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By MotoTex
For the sake of pot stirring ... The F800...

For the sake of pot stirring ...

The F800 does bend frame, once the bolt is bent far enough it pulls the frame tabs together. There are pics of this on ADV and this is why the F800 went off my...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
Those who are "ham-fisted" are easily identified....

Those who are "ham-fisted" are easily identified. :deal

They are the ones who have knocked this device into the tank. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,842
Posted By MotoTex
Read above, in this thread you posted, where I...

Read above, in this thread you posted, where I wrote about how their fork spring recommendation is on the stiff side, by about two spring sizes in my case. Maybe that will help in your decision. What...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,654
Posted By MotoTex
I like to live dangerously. :eek1 Generally...

I like to live dangerously. :eek1

Generally the CS cover is removed from my bikes at the first opportunity. It seems better to be able to see that things are in order and the cover seems to...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
"Tiger, on the skids!" or "Are those skidmarks in my shorts?"

Yeah, whatever. A well engineered skid plate for the Tiger will not transfer energy to soft metals, whether they be the aluminum case or the soft steel brackets and bolts.

On dirt bikes the hit...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,654
Posted By MotoTex
I've been getting the buzzzz lately, mostly on...

I've been getting the buzzzz lately, mostly on the left peg, and did remember reading about this adjustment. Glad it came up in a current thread as this keeps me from having to search for the info....
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
Thanks again for sharing this, and to confirm...

Thanks again for sharing this, and to confirm what I had speculated about the mounting points.

Your experience does counter all the, "well MINE is tough because ..." arguments that have been put...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
You might take a gander at CaribouCases...

You might take a gander at CaribouCases (http://cariboucases.com/What-Fits-My-Bike/Triumph-Tiger-800-XC/), as they are in the same price range, include a lot of nice features (integrated key locks...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
Mixing is fine on a modern motorcycle. I looked...

Mixing is fine on a modern motorcycle. I looked into this for the same reasons. Been running mixed for about 10K miles through two rears and one front. Shinko and Full Bore tires.

No problems at...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,126
Posted By MotoTex
I've read of a couple of Tiger owners using...

I've read of a couple of Tiger owners using raising links. IIRC BajaDad was one. Is Haymaker the other?

Another IIRC, it seems like one of the drawbacks when raising was in the geometry. Raising...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 669,283
Posted By MotoTex
Mom's pic is a keeper. Put that one on the wall.

Mom's pic is a keeper. Put that one on the wall.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
Just another thought - so freaking much energy is...

Just another thought - so freaking much energy is released maintaining the appearance of headers, as is time, which could be used elsewhere. Some people may not feel a strong desire to maintain a...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
Browneye isn't interested in the facts of what...

Browneye isn't interested in the facts of what octane does to fuel, nor why hi-octane isn't appropriate for lower compression engines. :deal (It's "PREMIUM" and his bike deserves it)

But I'll...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 695,653
Posted By MotoTex
You sure know how to kill a thread Robb. :rofl ...

You sure know how to kill a thread Robb. :rofl

Well, actually, Honda killed the thread ... for now.

Keeping fingers crossed for something more inspiring in the future. :freaky
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
All I got was a Bow-tie and a Fez. :cry Hey,...

All I got was a Bow-tie and a Fez. :cry

Hey, at least Bow-ties are cool. :evil
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,884
Posted By MotoTex
Same here. Those darn bugs will defy the advanced...

Same here. Those darn bugs will defy the advanced aerodynamics of a Madstad just to nail you. :D

Otherwise, it often seems slightly quieter with the helmet's shield open.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,884
Posted By MotoTex
With my XC I ran the stock screen for over 14K...

With my XC I ran the stock screen for over 14K miles. Initially it was both loud and turbulent. Shortly after purchase I installed a clip-on extension I had laying around and the extra four inches of...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
Considering it IS a Triumph, you might also want...

Considering it IS a Triumph, you might also want to closely inspect the Stepper Motor looking to see if the words "LUCAS P.O.D." (Prince of Darkness) is stamped, molded, or printed on it anywhere. :D
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
The nation of Texas sold most of our mountains to...

The nation of Texas sold most of our mountains to the U.S. for guns and ammo in the early 1800's. Well before we knew about their potential for motorcycles, winter sports and other recreational...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 669,283
Posted By MotoTex
"Don't knock it 'till you try it," says the...

"Don't knock it 'till you try it," says the pusher-man. :D

The 705 and its Full Bore cousin are my regular fix for now. They hook up surprisingly well. I have Shinko front, FB rear on the Tiger.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,884
Posted By MotoTex
I get something like that a little if I rake the...

I get something like that a little if I rake the screen back for a better sight line over the top, though it is not bad enough to classify as paint-shaker, it is worse than I get when the screen is...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
Then I'm guessing there is no hope for me doing...

Then I'm guessing there is no hope for me doing any better. :freaky

TARDIS is from a SciFi show, Doctor Who. (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) It is a Time/Space travel device. Having such...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
I can't seem to get more than about 8K out of any...

I can't seem to get more than about 8K out of any rear tire and would be interested to know what the secret is. :ear (am prepared to accept that I might not like riding that way and thus must keep...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
Nice fab, and it addressed key questions about...

Nice fab, and it addressed key questions about how the ECU will respond.

Are you planning to make a remote adjuster that works like the "Flex Jet" does for the fuel screw on carb bikes?
...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
It can still be used to break stubborn beads. :D

It can still be used to break stubborn beads. :D
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
But you do turn off the key each time, right? ...

But you do turn off the key each time, right?

The problems I had read about were folks doing stops with only cycling the kill switch, never the key. Maybe the reason for this was to keep the ABS...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
Yeah, that's what I read when I bought the bike. ...

Yeah, that's what I read when I bought the bike.

I've never used the Emergency Kill Switch to turn off the Tiger. In fact, I remember reading in a forum somewhere while researching the bike how...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
Maybe we should call it the "Idle Roller" issue,...

Maybe we should call it the "Idle Roller" issue, instead of the Stepper Motor issue.

There is no issue with the Stepper Motor, and this makes for a lot of confusion for many who misunderstand the...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
To put it another way, Tighten the...

To put it another way,



Tighten the axle. This sets the shoulder against the bearing and tightens the entire axle-bearing-disc interface to the right place in reference to the opposite fork...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
In the mean time you might employ air-cleaner...

In the mean time you might employ air-cleaner foam in the area to shield the roller from the accumulation of dust. It might work swimmingly, and would be a lot less hassle than fabbing a mechanical...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
One of those planes should at least have a Tiger...

One of those planes should at least have a Tiger paint scheme to be pertinent to this thread.

Of the two, I think that only the Maule could be "dialed in for the dirt," ... after getting the...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
Thanks. I guess that confirms my theory. :deal It...

Thanks. I guess that confirms my theory. :deal It was only a matter of time.

It really doesn't matter how good one of these accessories look. Realistically, these parts are merely a "rock guard,"...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
Eyes up is the key. You have to have a reference...

Eyes up is the key. You have to have a reference point to measure "balanced" against and the horizon really can't be beat as one. Just make sure it is in the field of vision and the force is with...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
From Blacktiger's survey, it would be XCX for me....

From Blacktiger's survey, it would be XCX for me.

Question for Klinquist, was your Tiger wearing protection?
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,002
Posted By MotoTex
For cross country I'll second the Caribou Cases....

For cross country I'll second the Caribou Cases. They are waterproof, rugged, key lockable, well integrated to the mounts, easy to install, and have a great price point compared to many others.
...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
It seems that ABS and steep downhills has been...

It seems that ABS and steep downhills has been the primary issue for using ABS on dirt. That is the scenario where most of the legacy ABS caused frightful times for riders. They were unable to stop...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,884
Posted By MotoTex
Found a good deal on a used Madstad Explorer 20"...

Found a good deal on a used Madstad Explorer 20" locally.

It was an older one and it has the three height adjustment holes in the bracket that TAMPAJIM described earlier.

I have to run it at...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
In writing "It has taught me better rear brake...

In writing "It has taught me better rear brake control by providing feedback near lockup" this pulsing is the effect that I learn better technique from.

I don't consider "emergency braking" as...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,842
Posted By MotoTex
I've certainly blown through a turn like you...

I've certainly blown through a turn like you describe, but haven't been able to blame the ABS for it. I was just coming in too hot and didn't want to chance a bigger lean angle while trying to...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014