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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 246,323
Posted By skipn
I have a set just like them with the tool box...

I have a set just like them with the tool box coming in 2 more days. Last set he had in stock until his next shipment arrives later this month.

Glad they look the right size for what I want. ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,702
Posted By skipn
Somebody in England went to tea break and forgot to put all the parts in the box.

My 800 problem:
Dealer finally got the only '15 800 XRx out of the warehouse this morning for me to watch them get into service. I'd been waiting for over a week.

Things went well until the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-16-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,789
Posted By skipn
Since a measure of a man's intelligence is by how...

Since a measure of a man's intelligence is by how much he agrees with you, I'd say you appear to be a prettty smart man.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,789
Posted By skipn
Been a while since this thread had some action so...

Been a while since this thread had some action so I'll jump in since I expect to pick up a new XRx in a couple of days.

Being a former FJR1300 (4 of them) owner and a current Tenere owner, I have...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By skipn
Thanks for the info. I've wired several to bikes...

Thanks for the info. I've wired several to bikes with factory grip connection and without, so no problem there in doing this one. I was just concerned with fitting the throttle tube and performance...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By skipn
Grip heater question: I just did a deal on...

Grip heater question:

I just did a deal on the 2015 XRX, which is still in the crate. I tried searching the threads for opinions of how good the Triumph grip heaters are.

I've installed and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-04-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By skipn
Same here. Including tire disposal. Most...

Same here. Including tire disposal. Most dealers around won't do tires unless you buy from them for big bucks. He's an indy shop, and I always throw a few dollars more his way than charged--you...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-04-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,470
Posted By skipn
I rode the '14 xcx last month and finally laid...

I rode the '14 xcx last month and finally laid hands on a '15 xrx-- gotta have a '15 xrx!

I figure it will be my last new bike, and have decided to sell my '12 DL650 ADV and keep riding my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By skipn
I second mcmann. I own both.

I second mcmann. I own both.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,267
Posted By skipn
I think their evil twin lurks at "Big's" near...

I think their evil twin lurks at "Big's" near Mid-Rivers Mall in St. Louis, MO. Sounds like deja'vu all over again. I did buy the DL650, but never again.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-10-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 832,966
Posted By skipn
Howdy

I'm up in NE Missouri and moved from an FJR1300 to the Tenere and 650 VStrom, so I will be doing more riding in south Missouri and Arkansas than the long distances out west and east.

Just ran into...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,256
Posted By skipn
A deal breaker for a lot of riders is does one...

A deal breaker for a lot of riders is does one want to deal with chain drive or shaft drive?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-19-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,114
Posted By skipn
It could be these are SW Motech racks-- I'm not...

It could be these are SW Motech racks-- I'm not that familiar with them. I did mount Givi E21s with adapters to them for a while before I went back to the metal Suzuki boxes.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,114
Posted By skipn
Will 2012+V Strom 650 ADV side cases fit on the Tiger 800?

I'm considering buying a '14 or '15 Tiger 800 in the spring. I have a '12 Wee ADV which has factory hard cases (Trax, I guess) on factory mounts (Givi?).

Seeing the exhaust is on the same side...
Forum: Hacks 05-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
***SOLD***2010 Ural T For Sale-- NE Missouri

SOLD: 2010 Ural with 12,200 Km (7580 Miles), excellent condition mechanically and cosmetically. Russell Daylong seat, new in box sidecar windshield, and extra parts like filters, alternator, shop and...
Forum: Hacks 04-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
It's a 2010 T, 11,000k with some extras. Had to...

It's a 2010 T, 11,000k with some extras. Had to go to Oklahoma to get it.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/zzzzip/IMG_0048_zps3428fa12.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 04-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
Found one.

Found one.
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
Thanks, but after factoring in the cost of travel...

Thanks, but after factoring in the cost of travel both ways, it is out of my budget.
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
I was a day late on that one-- he has a buyer...

I was a day late on that one-- he has a buyer pending, but thanks for the post.
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
Changed miles to 500. Still looking.

Changed miles to 500.

Still looking.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
Thanks, I'll have a look.

Thanks, I'll have a look.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 842,834
Posted By skipn
Found 2007 or newer Ural & sidecar

I'm looking for a 2007 or newer rig, 1 or 2WD in good condition, within 500 miles of Hannibal, Missouri which is about 100 miles north of St. Louis on the river. I'm willing to spend up to $7,000...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By skipn
Does anyone know if the new Gen II DL650 V Strom...

Does anyone know if the new Gen II DL650 V Strom or the Yamaha Super Tenere are being used? If so, with what hack?
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By skipn
To answer my own question: I finally got around...

To answer my own question: I finally got around to replacing the brake light switch on the master cylinder to the front brake. It fixed the problem.

Thanks for the help from all.
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 611,877
Posted By skipn
1977 R75/7 for sale***SOLD***

I placed my R75/7 for sale in ADV's flea market.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900054

Thanks.

EDIT: SOLD
Forum: Airheads 05-28-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By skipn
Looks like a good idea. Unfortunately, this is...

Looks like a good idea. Unfortunately, this is not the setup on my bike.

Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By skipn
Just stupid, I guess. But then they looked like...

Just stupid, I guess. But then they looked like they had 28,000 miles of use on them, so since I was doing a bunch of other stuff..........
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By skipn
Wonder if there might be air in the line/switch? ...

Wonder if there might be air in the line/switch? Might explain why I had to pull the lever 2 or 3 times before it would work.

I had a Corvette once that never leaked brake fluid, but kept...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,095
Posted By skipn
Has my brake light switch gone bad?

1977 R75/7

I noticed a couple of weeks ago I either had no brake light, or a brake light that would come on a couple of seconds after I squeeze the front brake lever. Sometime I had to squeeze it...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,371
Posted By skipn
He did a good job on my gauges, and has answered...

He did a good job on my gauges, and has answered several questions about other stuff for me without complaint. Too bad we live half a continent away--- I'd be picking his brain more than I do.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 611,877
Posted By skipn
Exhaust pipe hanger

I need a used right side exhaust pipe hanger clamp (not muffler clamp) for a '77 R75/7 to complete my refit to stock.

Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 611,877
Posted By skipn
I just need the left switch setup and harness. ...

I just need the left switch setup and harness.

PM sent
Thanks
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 611,877
Posted By skipn
Sending a PM.

Sending a PM.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 33,307
Posted By skipn
Don't know anything about working on airheads, so...

Don't know anything about working on airheads, so I have a lot in common with tractors.
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 33,307
Posted By skipn
Whoa.... you guys on this forum scare me. ...

Whoa.... you guys on this forum scare me.

When friends ask me about my old airhead I keep working on, I tell them it's more like working on tractors (which they know about, and I don't know squat...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By skipn
Phillips 12v 60/55 watt

Phillips 12v 60/55 watt
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By skipn
I will do that. It is an H4. Also, I tested it...

I will do that. It is an H4. Also, I tested it to make sure it wasn't the problem.

I tested the switch's green leads to the hi/lo, and horn and get power, and if I jumper to the wires to the...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By skipn
FWIW-- I managed to get the switch back together,...

FWIW-- I managed to get the switch back together, and all the mechanisms feel good maybe better than before. Ran a lot of cleaner through it. That's the good news.

Bad news is it still has the...
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 611,877
Posted By skipn
PM'd you.

PM'd you.
Forum: Airheads 04-18-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 611,877
Posted By skipn
Sorry, I had a brain fart..... it IS yellow as...

Sorry, I had a brain fart..... it IS yellow as shown. The right is red. I'll edit my post. Thanks, buddy.
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