ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts > The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-19-2012, 08:18 AM   #13141
WhereIsBobL
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Southern NH
Oddometer: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Dirt View Post
Damn Bob, that's a lot of miles in a short amount of time. Did you ride iron butts all year or what?
'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). Last year was my worst years mileage wise in 25 years. Only did 21,000 miles on bikes. Need to fix that.

There are others that have done more than me, but I don't think I've seen any that live in cold climates (maybe I'm wrong).
WhereIsBobL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:29 AM   #13142
Mercury264
Once you go Triple...
 
Mercury264's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Masshole
Oddometer: 22,170


Nice pics.

Come on England
__________________
'12 Tiger 800XC
'07 TE510
'02 Sprint ST
'99 XR650L
'99 Speed Triple
Mercury264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #13143
Birdy68
Scared, but wants to
 
Birdy68's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Bad Zurzach, Switzerland
Oddometer: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacktiger View Post
Is there any reason that the "Pass" button cannot be used for that mod?
Not unless you want to NOT have a "pass" button!

I use my "pass" button for what it is ~ so there was never the thought to use it.

Besides, having two buttons allows you to (for example) keep trip 2 showing 'miles to empty' and trip 1 on 'current miles' ~ this way you simply tap the button and toggle between 'miles to go' and 'current trip'.
If you only have one button then you have to scroll through all the information before you go back to 'current trip'.

Just my observation of how I use this set-up the most.
__________________
Birdy68
-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-
Leave the pork pies for now - get the sausage rolls while they're hot!
Birdy68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:51 AM   #13144
UtahFox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
UtahFox's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Salt Lake City
Oddometer: 446
I like what you've done with the brake lines Birdy, I may tackle that one. I've also been toying with the idea of bringing the bike over there and your pics are really enticing :) Curious, what suit are you wearing? Other than color, it looks just like my Triumph suit.
UtahFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:05 AM   #13145
Mr_Chris
Get away, evil car!
 
Mr_Chris's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Oddometer: 295
Good job on the brake lines Birdy. Did you do it yourself? I would like to pay a shop to split up my front.

I would also get that front line off the master cylinder to get away from the barkbusters in case a fall pushed the bar into the line, which is my only other worry.

As it stands now, I have installed my barkbusters a bit "too high" so the bar is over top of the stock brake line... this position seems to make it more likely to go upwards -- and miss the line. But it's a bit too high to be perfect.

Anyhow would appreciate your thoughts on the cost to get brake lines done that way and if you think the master cylinder is a weak spot.

Chris
__________________
Lusting for: Currently Sated with the new XCx
Current: 2012 Berg FE570, 2010 Street Triple R (wifey), 2015 Tiger 800 XCx -- O YEA!
Sold: 1975 CT90, 2008 XVS650, 2007 Rocket III Classic, 2010 Rocket III Roadster, 2011 800 XC
Mr_Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 01:57 PM   #13146
internalcombust
Yes its dirty, thanks.
 
internalcombust's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Middle TN.
Oddometer: 1,586
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stein67 View Post
Regarding chain maintenance, especially cleaning, I've been pretty lax. Considering I do about 50% of my riding on gravel roads and it gets filthy, I need to address this.

What does everyone do?

I've heard some people scrub chains down in a pan of kerosene and then re-lube but I was concerned about trapped kerosene actually doing more harm than good as a solvent.

Just brush it off and spray it with a good chain lube and call it good? It's been 1000 miles and I'm feeling guilty.
I just spray some wd-40 or break free or whatever is handy on a rag and wipe the chain down, then hit it with a brush and re-lube it. Done.
__________________
2012 Tiger 800XC
04 DRZ400S
79 GL1000 basket case
internalcombust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #13147
bluesman
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Hoegaarden, Belgium
Oddometer: 3,342
Any Tiger owner by any chance got tailbag like this? SW Motech/Bags Connection Cargobag?

bluesman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #13148
Bueller
Cashin?
 
Bueller's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Hide Away Hills, Ohio
Oddometer: 17,276
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kawidad View Post
I think that'll be a +3.
I'm calling Sargent and demanding commission
__________________
"Bueller, you're an island of sense in a sea of bullshit" - swimmer

"bueller, you ARE an island of reason in a sea of bullshit" - quasigentrified
Bueller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #13149
fxrjon
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Oddometer: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Birdy68 View Post

What bars are those?
fxrjon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #13150
bross
Where we riding to?
 
bross's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Osoyoos, BC
Oddometer: 4,549
On day three of a four day trip. So far my mileage has been: 49, 48, 54 US mpg. That's calculating not what the trip computer is saying.

Today (54mpg) was a slower ride through the mountains, averaged 50-55mph all day. Previous days included a few short sprints on the interstate where we'd be cruising 70-75mph.

I'm more than happy with that kind of mileage.
bross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #13151
fbj913
I ride
 
fbj913's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: KC MO
Oddometer: 2,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by internalcombust View Post
I just spray some wd-40 or break free or whatever is handy on a rag and wipe the chain down, then hit it with a brush and re-lube it. Done.
Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers. It happens all too often. Also if you use a chain cleaner they are said to be O-ring safe. I'm not sure if this really makes a difference but I believe in it. Same chain cleaners are a really great way to break up the chain oil from off the case where it collects.
fbj913 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #13152
ABHooligan
The Flying Mythos
 
ABHooligan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Chattanooga
Oddometer: 1,160
If not a rag, I use newspaper. It doesn't last long, but does a pretty good job. I could lose fingers, but the earth could also split open and swallow me up, so....
__________________
"I tried to move my mind there and nowhere else and imagine a single detail that, if I didn't see it that weekend, I never would... The world is easily lost."
James Dickey
ABHooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #13153
Mercury264
Once you go Triple...
 
Mercury264's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Masshole
Oddometer: 22,170
This works a treat (and keeps your fingers away from the chain)

__________________
'12 Tiger 800XC
'07 TE510
'02 Sprint ST
'99 XR650L
'99 Speed Triple
Mercury264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 11:25 PM   #13154
Birdy68
Scared, but wants to
 
Birdy68's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Bad Zurzach, Switzerland
Oddometer: 90
First and foremost ~ thanks for your compliments and feedbacks ~ greatly appreciated.

Quote:
Originally Posted by UtahFox View Post
...Curious, what suit are you wearing? Other than color, it looks just like my Triumph suit.
Actually - that's not me
It's Michael Kutschke, he's the redactor for the Swiss 'TOEFF' Magazine. He join the Dunlop Adventure Event and was responsible for taking pictures, interviewing the riders etc.





As for the riding suit.... You can see from the pictures above that it is an 'IXS' garment, but which model I don't honestly know!
But I WAS wearing the Triumph Adventure Jacket - nice and airy.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Chris View Post
Did you do it yourself? I would like to pay a shop to split up my front.

I would also get that front line off the master cylinder to get away from the barkbusters in case a fall pushed the bar into the line, which is my only other worry.

Anyhow would appreciate your thoughts on the cost to get brake lines done that way and if you think the master cylinder is a weak spot.

Chris
Yeah I commissioned my dealer ~ Moto91 from Hoeri, Switzerland ~ to do the job. Simply because we Swiss then have to have this modification entered into the bikes papers - tested and approved.
Price.... I haven't received the bill yet ! ! ! (and I'm worrying ;-) Actually we said it would be around 1'000 Swiss Francs, but I'm sure it'll be more than that.

Yeah the Brake Reservoir is NOT what I want. I have seen the Rizoma have a new model available ~ NEXT ~ and I'm going to get one of them in RED.
Then position it after the hand guards.





Quote:
Originally Posted by fxrjon View Post
What bars are those?
They are NOT from Triumph ~ they are from LSL - Fatbat "Tourer" XB3.



More images here.


Hope that helps.
__________________
Birdy68
-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-
Leave the pork pies for now - get the sausage rolls while they're hot!
Birdy68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 03:30 AM   #13155
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,774
Quote:
Originally Posted by fbj913 View Post
Please do not use a rag on a chain! This is a great way to lose fingers.
I'm hoping he's not doing it with it in gear and the engine running.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2011 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 40000 miles and counting.
2013 black Tiger800XC, The other British Land Rover. 500 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015