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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 09:59 AM
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Posted By MapMaster
+1 on ECU tuning check and throttle body balance...

+1 on ECU tuning check and throttle body balance check.
And maybe try a tank or two of gas treated with SeaFoam or other fuel injector cleaner additive of choice. (I don't have a whole lot of...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By MapMaster
Don't know what your daily mileage desire is, but...

Don't know what your daily mileage desire is, but one other campground covered in my report is about 25 or 40 miles east of Lab City. It served well for the night after Manic 5. Churchill would have...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks, Be careful if you make the trip,...

Thanks,
Be careful if you make the trip, you'll likely be bothered by lots of annoyingly great landscape views constantly getting in the way of your lens. It can be pretty annoying. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 33,155
Posted By MapMaster
Those are not mutually exclusive potentialities...

Those are not mutually exclusive potentialities in those circumstances. :lol3
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By MapMaster
Manic 5, 211 km north of Baie Comeau. Check...

Manic 5, 211 km north of Baie Comeau.

Check out the end of this post from my ride report.
Look three posts later for the signage at the junction just south of the dam that leads to the parking...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-19-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22,074
Views: 4,307,249
Posted By MapMaster
:jack:jack:jack Yeah, sure. (says he...

:jack:jack:jack

Yeah, sure.
(says he who looked at arrows on wheel and tire while both were on the bench and still managed to flop the tire around when I moved them to the floor for more...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
Flimsy justifications dealerships like to tell. ...

Flimsy justifications dealerships like to tell.
I've got no problem with a shop charging extra for the service if they're not getting any markup from the sale. But in this age when a lot of brick...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
Visiting Rider Wearhouse ? :evil

Visiting Rider Wearhouse ? :evil
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22,074
Views: 4,307,249
Posted By MapMaster
I've never installed a wheel backwards. I...

I've never installed a wheel backwards.

I have mounted a tire backwards.

It's easier to flip a wheel around.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By MapMaster
That presumes an overnight in Goose Bay or PHS...

That presumes an overnight in Goose Bay or PHS :evil
No offense intended to the fine metropolises that they are, but there's not a whole lot to either place to make them compelling stopping points....
Forum: Americas 05-16-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By MapMaster
Just north of the Cartwright Road junction is a...

Just north of the Cartwright Road junction is a rest area next to the Paradise river. I pitched my tent there for a night. I had no issues, but a concern that occurred to me later is that bears may...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By MapMaster
Your gas mileage sucks. :lol3 On a 2013 Tiger...

Your gas mileage sucks. :lol3
On a 2013 Tiger 800XC, doing about 50 mph on the Goose Bay - Port Hope stretch, I did get significantly better mileage (55mpg) than normal pavement pace. With almost a...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-12-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,579
Posted By MapMaster
I've been coming to W. Lebanon, NH the weekend...

I've been coming to W. Lebanon, NH the weekend after Labor Day for the last 15 years for a small VFR rally called We Don't Give A Hoot.
This year it would be no problem to hang around a few days...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By MapMaster
I did the entire route to and from Newfoundland...

I did the entire route to and from Newfoundland last August/Sept.
The paving of the last gravel stretch from Churchill to HVGB had just started when I did the return leg, so I'm not surprised that...
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By MapMaster
Here are good twisty pavement routes to seek out,...

Here are good twisty pavement routes to seek out, string them together and loop around with however much time you have:
- All numbers are PA state routes unless otherwise noted

South Central...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
And in July and August as well. :deal On...

And in July and August as well. :deal

On my y2k trip I was southbound end of July/early Aug. I met a San Diego based rider going north, at the Casier/Alcan Hwy Jct.
He had sent his heated...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,514
Views: 211,225
Posted By MapMaster
True that there was low interference in the area...

True that there was low interference in the area when they selected the site, but that was long before cell phone coverage was so ubiquitous.
Once chosen, regulations were put into effect to limit...
Forum: Americas 05-03-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
July 1 is my nominal launch date, though I may...

July 1 is my nominal launch date, though I may slide it to the 2nd as a nod to nostalgia.
Return slated for Sept 15 :D

Sprockets, chain, and starting set of tires, ordered or to be ordered...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,606
Sticky: Note to self:
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Posted By MapMaster
I follow that and agree, same principle as a...

I follow that and agree, same principle as a pulley, each 'leg' of the strap is only carrying half of the total force.

"Halves the load" would be more accurate than "doubles the strength" but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7,613
Views: 2,630,868
Posted By MapMaster
'Taste like ass' made me laugh! Though I...

'Taste like ass' made me laugh!

Though I have to wonder, how do you know? :lol3

fwiw, it was motocopter's response that prompted my 'dissing employee's observation.

But I wasn't taking...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,514
Views: 211,225
Posted By MapMaster
I won't be looking that closely. :eek1 ...

I won't be looking that closely. :eek1

Congrats on paying off the mortgage.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,613
Views: 2,630,868
Posted By MapMaster
Welllllll, real picture, or photoshop? :dunno I...

Welllllll, real picture, or photoshop? :dunno
I haven't seen that style sign and the insert tag for # of billions sold for a looong time. But that may be only because I don't get out much. :lol3...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
I'm not knocking them, but three days on a KLR...

I'm not knocking them, but three days on a KLR was 1 too many for me.
A wee-strom would have been my current mount if the 800XC Tiger hadn't come along.
Forum: Americas 04-24-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
I did the trip in 2000 with my '96 VFR. The...

I did the trip in 2000 with my '96 VFR.
The bike can do it - but in a few years parts availability will be even more of an issue than now, so a more recently-in-production/better supported bike may...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
Also, check out the wrenching forum here for...

Also, check out the wrenching forum here for maintenance info.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
Check out MotionPro chain tools - any on-line...

Check out MotionPro chain tools - any on-line parts outfit - RonAyers Chaparral, Bike Bandit etc. the description will tell you if it's only a chain breaker or also a breaker/riveting tool. Get the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
Removing the swing-arm would only be necessary if...

Removing the swing-arm would only be necessary if you wanted to remove a chain to clean it and then reuse the same chain. And that only if you didn't want to cut a link and replace it with a master...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
Beg/Borrow/Steal or break down and buy :evil the...

Beg/Borrow/Steal or break down and buy :evil the Honda service manual for your VFR AND their Common Service Manual.

Read through the pertinent sections while lounging in an easy chair drinking a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,514
Views: 211,225
Posted By MapMaster
World's End SP for me. First trip of the...

World's End SP for me.

First trip of the season.
:ricky:ricky:ricky
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
Some suggestions on gear. Not m/c specific,...

Some suggestions on gear.

Not m/c specific, but Red Wing has several models of stout work boots that would be fine on a cruiser and the two pair of waterproof ones that I've had were/are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
Finest First Post Ever! Welcome to the...

Finest First Post Ever!


Welcome to the asylum - now get me a beer and a sammich :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,514
Views: 211,225
Posted By MapMaster
11:30 for a late lunch? And I thought I worked...

11:30 for a late lunch? And I thought I worked odd hours. :D

That'll work, see you there
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,514
Views: 211,225
Posted By MapMaster
Where and when did you have in mind?

Where and when did you have in mind?
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
I'm running with 450ml in each leg. Belray 5w ...

I'm running with 450ml in each leg.
Belray 5w
With .9kg aftermarket springs (racetech I think) and am quite happy (running around 220# with gear)

So 5W should be fine for you as well, the one...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,613
Views: 2,630,868
Posted By MapMaster
Looks like a London Cab to me. Definitely in...

Looks like a London Cab to me.
Definitely in the land of drive on the left - note the traffic circle sign (not art) :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
First, try to get better confirmation on what...

First, try to get better confirmation on what temp should kick the fan on.
224 might be the norm, but if so, there can still be some variation/tolerance that could just be putting you above, but...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22,074
Views: 4,307,249
Posted By MapMaster
:nod I was not tempted to try the side stand -...

:nod I was not tempted to try the side stand - too unstable for my tastes.

And after rolling to a stop with a deflated rear over a bit of distance, the bead was pretty easy to break with the tire...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 55,676
Posted By MapMaster
I'll be the out of shape old phart rolling along...

I'll be the out of shape old phart rolling along with a PA inspection sticker on the fork and a license renewal sticker on the plate, mentally composing incredibly witty bon mots to post in my report...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 599,003
Posted By MapMaster
Lots of stuff is still available, and the...

Lots of stuff is still available, and the aftermarket can cover other areas, but water pumps are no longer available for 4th gens (and I believe not for 3rd gen either). Two summers ago, no radiators...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22,074
Views: 4,307,249
Posted By MapMaster
I like the Full Bores. The front's a piece...

I like the Full Bores.

The front's a piece of cake.

The rear is more difficult to pop the bead and spoon a new tire on but not impossible. At home I use a short 2x4 on the tire and lever it...
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