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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 219,416
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I paid $540 and that included oil, filter,...

I paid $540 and that included oil, filter, airfilter, plugs and all the assorted checks and adjustments as per the Triumph schedule. Did not need any brake pads or valve adjustment. Time was five...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-09-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I agree with what Gerb said but pull the spark...

I agree with what Gerb said but pull the spark plugs, put in a teaspoon of oil in each cylinder and work the pistons (without the plugs back in) to get some oil in the rings.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-06-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 72,778
Posted By TAMPAJIM
You're doing a hellava job Brownie!

You're doing a hellava job Brownie!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-06-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 72,778
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Not sure the above is reverent. For starters the...

Not sure the above is reverent. For starters the triumph has dual headlamps.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-05-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I use 87 E10 but I do insist on a "Top Tier"...

I use 87 E10 but I do insist on a "Top Tier" brand because of the guaranteed level of additives. Chevron is my preference because their Techron is so well regarded.

My dealer also recommended...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-02-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Maybe. there's a reason fuel map updates are...

Maybe.
there's a reason fuel map updates are recommended. If the fuel system computer is not sophisticated enough to compensate, the motor will run lean (and hotter) and the exhaust valves may...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-02-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I have both the Scram and the Tiger 800 also and...

I have both the Scram and the Tiger 800 also and the above analysis is dead on.

For just riding around in good weather, I prefer the Scrambler despite the lack of power but trips its got to be...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,084,046
Posted By TAMPAJIM
There is an option to switch between US or GB...

There is an option to switch between US or GB gallons on the Setup menu.

My dealer forgot to reset mine after a software update causing me lots of confusion. :eek1
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,084,046
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I get a very consistent 49-51 mpg (US). Mostly...

I get a very consistent 49-51 mpg (US). Mostly country paved roads, 50-60 mph. rarely flog it but do keep it lively, and have a 17 tooth sprocket on front.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,633
Posted By TAMPAJIM
If replacing a relatively cheap component like...

If replacing a relatively cheap component like the rectifier was the solution then why didn't BMW do that instead of going to the expense of designing, tooling and manufacturing a new flywheel?
Did...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
It looks really great Terry but what about...

It looks really great Terry but what about ongoing maintenance. Won't it oxidize a lot faster with the protective coating stripped off? Do you wax it?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 652,078
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I've seen a few reports of bad starters and R/R's...

I've seen a few reports of bad starters and R/R's but none on the stators.

If fact, the starter on my original T800 went out at 40,000 miles but Triumph covered it even out of warranty.

The...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-01-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Good point about the vinyl. Throw an old...

Good point about the vinyl. Throw an old sheepskin over it and flat black the red plastic gas can thing.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I dig the look. Throwback to the 50/60's...

I dig the look. Throwback to the 50/60's adventure bikes which is what the
scrambler is all about. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,919
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I agree with Snowy, even though he hates us old...

I agree with Snowy, even though he hates us old people. :muutt
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Triumph Explorer 1200's and the BMW wethead GS...

Triumph Explorer 1200's and the BMW wethead GS have Cruise


Prior to 2015, you going to be limited to a 1200 cc or higher. The new Tiger 800's will probably prod others namely BMW F800's
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Doesn't feel any weaker to me but I'm not an...

Doesn't feel any weaker to me but I'm not an aggressive rider. I really can't detect any difference in acceleration and it does reduce RPMs by 200 at cruising speeds. It still passes cars with gusto....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I went the 17t route last spring and very happy...

I went the 17t route last spring and very happy for all of the reasons stated above. Can't tell any difference in performance.

Probably not the way to go though if you are running chunky tires off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,919
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I used to be a big BMW fan. Got a F658 GS...

I used to be a big BMW fan.

Got a F658 GS six months after they were introduced in the USA. I enjoyed riding it but it was a constant source of aggravating problems. Damn thing stranded me twice...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-26-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Rear wheel swap

Just nailed the rear tire on my new Scram with only 900 miles on it..
Sunday afternoon, nothing open so I had to have it towed, stored and delivered to the dealer Monday AM. Big$$$$

I'm jinxed,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-25-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I went up one tooth on the front sprocket....

I went up one tooth on the front sprocket. Reduced RPM by 200 and makes for a much better road bike when running over 60 mph with no noticeable decline in engine response.

But my T800 is a roadie...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Thanks I'll check them out.

Thanks I'll check them out.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
How about a link as to where to order the KNL...

How about a link as to where to order the KNL pegs?

I googled it and the only source did not work.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I was given a Scrambler as a loaner while they...

I was given a Scrambler as a loaner while they swapped the heads on my Explorer and loved it. Didn't want to give it back.
Wound up trading my Bonnie for a silver and red one with the Arrow...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I went up a tooth of my ABS Roadie and no change...

I went up a tooth of my ABS Roadie and no change in the speedo according to the GPS. Did drop off 200 RPM with no detectable change in performance though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Rotate the hand guards down a hair.

Rotate the hand guards down a hair.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Triumph Scrambler Very easy to ride,...

Triumph Scrambler

Very easy to ride, extremely reliable, easy and inexpensive to maintain,
only downside is it doesn't have ABS
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Could you post a link????

Could you post a link????
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22,229
Views: 6,631,668
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I need to quit reading this thread. All the...

I need to quit reading this thread.

All the great Scrambler pictures have put a real busy Bee in my bonnet to trade in my beloved Bonneville SE on one.

If they come out with a good color for...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,084,046
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I've never ran anything other than regular (87)...

I've never ran anything other than regular (87) E10 for 10,000 miles and my headers are all a uniform light golden color. Stock exhaust
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,084,046
Posted By TAMPAJIM
BMW did a minor redesign 2 years ago. Fairing,...

BMW did a minor redesign 2 years ago. Fairing, switches, some suspension stuff, etc. Nothing big but just enough to get the original buyers thinking they needed to trade.

I would like Triumph to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,084,046
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I'm thinking something to compete with the BMW...

I'm thinking something to compete with the BMW F800 GSA. Big tank, premium shocks etc.

It is time for a freshing up of the T800 though. It's been what 4 years ?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,084,046
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I agree. That kind of damage looks like something...

I agree. That kind of damage looks like something one might expect in 10 to 15 years of sun exposer.

Either you used some chemicals of Triumph used some bad vinyl.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 219,416
Posted By TAMPAJIM
The person who bought my first T800 had the exact...

The person who bought my first T800 had the exact same problem at 40,000 miles. Triumph did a free parts replacement but she had to pay the labor.

Sounds like it may be a known problem
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-20-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 652,078
Posted By TAMPAJIM
If your go-cruise starts slipping, clean the...

If your go-cruise starts slipping, clean the handlebar grip with alcohol and rough the inside surfaces of the go cruise up a little with cource sandpaper.
Or a fingernail file or what ever you have...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 652,078
Posted By TAMPAJIM
+1 for the go cruise lever type lock. I have used...

+1 for the go cruise lever type lock. I have used Kaoko and throttlemister locks in the past but the lever type is much easier to use and did he mention much less expensive?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,531
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I personally think the T800 has a heat problem in...

I personally think the T800 has a heat problem in Summer weather.

Many don't seem to mind it, particularly if they live in a more temperate climate. I don't mind it until he ambulant temperature...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,531
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I'm way past retirement (71). Got a Tiger 800...

I'm way past retirement (71). Got a Tiger 800 roadie when they came out. Loved it, so naturally I traded for the Explorer when introduced thinking it would be even better. It was but the size and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 652,078
Posted By TAMPAJIM
There are some variables to consider when lifting...

There are some variables to consider when lifting a bike up assuming the design in OK.

Tires - it's easier to lift a bike with fat off-road tires than street tires (the bike is already up a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 652,078
Posted By TAMPAJIM
No, I have 1+" of air on mine. Roadie stand...

No, I have 1+" of air on mine.

Roadie stand on a XC?

Big chunky off road tires?

Problem with rear suspension?
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