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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,497
Posted By ongrade
Wind protection makes a big difference, but the...

Wind protection makes a big difference, but the one thing that will make interstate riding safer is a bike that can comfortably run faster than traffic. I commute into SF regularly and I NEVER ride...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
And yet I've put 15k on mine in a year and the...

And yet I've put 15k on mine in a year and the three issues it did have were promptly fixed by Triumph.
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Before you go back make a call to Triumph North...

Before you go back make a call to Triumph North America's customer service 800 number and voice your displeasure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,098
Posted By ongrade
As a personal rule I stick to the 15 mph...

As a personal rule I stick to the 15 mph difference and stop splitting around 45-50 mph, but regularly see guys flying through at 30-40 mph difference. Things happen to quickly at those speeds to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,098
Posted By ongrade
Seriously, since I was a sheriff in CA and we...

Seriously, since I was a sheriff in CA and we were taught that if you get in an accident while violating traffic law YOU ARE at fault I'll stand by what I said. That section you referenced just means...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,098
Posted By ongrade
Except that the vehicle code here explicitly...

Except that the vehicle code here explicitly applies to LEO. If a LEO gets in an accident and has violated the vehicle code he will be found at fault. Doesn't matter if they are responding to a call...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Tech Note 145, it's not a TSB or recall. If your...

Tech Note 145, it's not a TSB or recall. If your dealer is being difficult about it call Triumph North America's customer service 800 number. I did right in front of the service writer and then put...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Try Marin Speedshop in San Rafael. They did mine,...

Try Marin Speedshop in San Rafael. They did mine, I was the first last summer and they resisted at first until the regional manager from Triumph told them to fix it. After that they got on it, parts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,810
Posted By ongrade
But we are entitled, the law here says so.

But we are entitled, the law here says so.
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Brake pedal has an adjustment behind the guard,...

Brake pedal has an adjustment behind the guard, make sure you get the brake switch adjusted also or you'll wonder why your cruise doesn't work.

DAMHIK
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Earlier years are fine after the warranty fix....

Earlier years are fine after the warranty fix. I've put 10k on mine since the fix and it runs perfect.
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By ongrade
As far as pricing goes, it doesn't sound bad for...

As far as pricing goes, it doesn't sound bad for your part of the country. I paid $12000 OTD in Ca for a demo with the crash bars, skid plate and side cases. It had 1500 miles on it. As far as the...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Madstad, I can ride with a ball cap(not my...

Madstad,

I can ride with a ball cap(not my normal practice, but a one time experiment) at 65 mph and just get a nice smooth air flow that keeps me cool. Also the side deflectors from Powerbronze...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Yeah, I'd go with about half that amount for sag....

Yeah, I'd go with about half that amount for sag. Bike has 190 mm front travel and 194 mm rear, should be set up at about 30-35% for sag. Here's Racetech's recommendations. I split the difference...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,667
Posted By ongrade
Yep, and most of them posted in this thread. ...

Yep, and most of them posted in this thread.
Bunch of fucking morons
The backhoe pulled onto the WRONG side of the road unexpectedly.
I'm sure none of you fucking fucks ever pass a slow vehicle...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
If it comes on once for a few seconds then goes...

If it comes on once for a few seconds then goes out the cruise control is functioning correctly. If it still will not set you have some other issue. If one of the brake light switches is closed(brake...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,824
Posted By ongrade
For any of the "it's too big it's too heavy get...

For any of the "it's too big it's too heavy get the 800" crowd I'll take my Explorer anywhere you'll go on the 800 any time. The weight disappears as soon as the bike moves and the 1200 has a much...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Takes a little patience, but get something to use...

Takes a little patience, but get something to use as an indicator and find the spots that are out of true. The trick is figuring out which way the wheel needs to get pulled. Once you've located the...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Because your looking on Fleabay. The standard...

Because your looking on Fleabay. The standard powerlet fit my rear socket location just fine.
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
It's a standard powerlet outlet. You can get them...

It's a standard powerlet outlet. You can get them anywhere for $20
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,537
Posted By ongrade
16.5k on 3 different bikes last year

16.5k on 3 different bikes last year
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
The suspension whiners don't know how to set it...

The suspension whiners don't know how to set it up. Set the sag and rear rebound correctly and it's respectable. I've noticed that the complaints mostly come from riders in a certain country. Mine is...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
It's all in the wrist. If I maintain a steady...

It's all in the wrist. If I maintain a steady cruise around 70-72 mph I'm around 50 mpg. At my more normal 80-85 and steady cruise I'm around 40 mpg. Headwinds and aggressive riding through traffic...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
When the TC and engine lights are on you can pull...

When the TC and engine lights are on you can pull up the codes by holding the up and select buttons on the left switch cluster and turning the key to the on position. Most likely the temperature...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,616
Posted By ongrade
In the US we have to sign the repair order and we...

In the US we have to sign the repair order and we get a copy. Go to the UK Explorer forum. It will come up under Google search for Triumph Explorer forums. They have the Triumph UK customer service...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By ongrade
Didn't even look at the Honda when I was buying....

Didn't even look at the Honda when I was buying. I did test ride a GS-LC and GSA. Both nice bikes but I went with the Explorer XC. It's got all that the BMWs have plus cruise control, better...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Have you set up your suspension sag properly? ...

Have you set up your suspension sag properly?

http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Sag

I set mine closer to street than dirt, but between the two using the percentages of overall travel not the...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Dunlop Trailmax, fantastic on pavement, no weird...

Dunlop Trailmax, fantastic on pavement, no weird behavior on tar snakes or grooved pavement, decent on wet pavement or gravel. Wear is much better than OEM, the profile is different, I can run my...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
I did 4000 miles in 9 days this summer. CA to...

I did 4000 miles in 9 days this summer. CA to Montana and back lots of time on the slab. Couple of 600 mile days mostly 350-400. The only discomfort I had was a slight pressure point under my thighs...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
No, redesigned head is standard now. TPS should...

No, redesigned head is standard now. TPS should be okay also as T redesigned that also and released it in October.
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,117
Posted By ongrade
So my TPS went bad on mine. Died last Thursday...

So my TPS went bad on mine. Died last Thursday night pulling away from the house. Took it to the dealer Friday and the shitheel at TNA that the dealer talked to didn't want to replace the TPS even...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,117
Posted By ongrade
According to the Alabama Lemon law any motor...

According to the Alabama Lemon law any motor vehicle under 10,500 GVW including street motorcycles qualifies if it is out of service for 30 days or more in the first year of ownership for any...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,117
Posted By ongrade
Sounds like the Lemon law should apply, I'd give...

Sounds like the Lemon law should apply, I'd give them a couple days to get it back to you or file and get a new bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,335
Posted By ongrade
Travis is still requiring the construction worker...

Travis is still requiring the construction worker vest as of a month ago.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,117
Posted By ongrade
Sickening? If a design flaw is sickening then the...

Sickening? If a design flaw is sickening then the roads should be covered with puke and guts from owners of every brand motorcycle. They all have issues with various models, the difference is the way...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,583
Posted By ongrade
I have the TEX XC, had an 800 XC and traded it in...

I have the TEX XC, had an 800 XC and traded it in for the 1200 in June. Put 8k miles on it since June. Went to Yellowstone and back, the heat is no worse than any other bike and the triple will flat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 353,302
Posted By ongrade
Know how we know your gay? :fpalm

Know how we know your gay?

:fpalm
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
I use a couple ratchet straps to the rafters to...

I use a couple ratchet straps to the rafters to hold the front up. But if you don't have an available warm body or a hell of a luggage load you're screwed on the roadside with a flat.
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
No photo sharing account so since this site...

No photo sharing account so since this site doesn't let you upload pics....
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 967,092
Posted By ongrade
Got those for mine, they work great. Really...

Got those for mine, they work great. Really unobtrusive also, most people don't even notice them until I mention them.
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