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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,328
Posted By WhereIsBobL
My bike does this as well. I came to a similar...

My bike does this as well. I came to a similar conclusion. I suppose as time goes on, things will wear/stretch enough to click into the next spot on the knurl and it will go away. Does not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,679
Posted By WhereIsBobL
A bunch from Thailand. Heck, there are whole...

A bunch from Thailand. Heck, there are whole websites devoted to Thailand's use of English.

My kinda place....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5,024
Views: 748,721
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Oh, a wise guy eh :lol3 It's when riding...

Oh, a wise guy eh :lol3

It's when riding that it is an issue. Sand gets into the area, then when you next insert a key some of that sand gets into the lock.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4,792
Views: 302,071
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Black Ice

A pretty crappy ride in this morning. Far too much black ice for my taste. Well, at least the afternoon will be nice. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
Posted By WhereIsBobL
What is the hand signal for Black Ice?

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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5,024
Views: 748,721
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Good choice. I used a rubber tip from a cane. ...

Good choice. I used a rubber tip from a cane. Probably should have used black, but I only had white.

Too bad there was not an easy way to cover the ignition key area, as it collects sand that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-07-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
Posted By WhereIsBobL
Did a few days commuting this week and went for a...

Did a few days commuting this week and went for a good ride yesterday on my day off. Getting too warm, too much chance of melting and freezing.

I think you guys down there got more snow this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-28-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 272,107
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, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 272,107
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,451
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 520,572
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, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,451
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 88,525
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 20,027
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, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,792
Views: 302,071
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-02-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-03-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,089
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-19-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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, 05:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,617
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-21-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 76,499
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-28-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22,064
Views: 4,306,632
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...
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