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Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 172,258
Posted By BaddAndy
My 800 does the same. Only bike I ever owned that...

My 800 does the same. Only bike I ever owned that used oil. Never had a car or truck use oil either, new or used.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 591,430
Posted By BaddAndy
My daily driver all cleaned up after I did the 6,...

My daily driver all cleaned up after I did the 6, 12, and 18,000 A,B,C checks at 19,000 miles. I'm not changing 100,000 mile coolant nor brake fluids at this time.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21,205
Views: 3,723,796
Posted By BaddAndy
Oh BTW, I left off the airbox snorkle as I don't...

Oh BTW, I left off the airbox snorkle as I don't ride thru 3 foot rivers. It made it easier to put a prefilter/screen setup on the airbox inlet.
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,451
Posted By BaddAndy
I'm done! Still need to wash it and the ride to...

I'm done! Still need to wash it and the ride to work tomorrow will be the post-TB sync ride. The bike so far does feel a little easier to spin up and less suseptable to pinging since valve adjust. Oh...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21,205
Views: 3,723,796
Posted By BaddAndy
Wow, that was fun, NOT! I just completed a...

Wow, that was fun, NOT!
I just completed a full service, valves, sync, oil/air filter/oil changes, new tires, wheel truing. Wash will be done after the race is over.

These took 3 days during...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 537,240
Posted By BaddAndy
Autozone carries the spark plugs in store. Pep...

Autozone carries the spark plugs in store. Pep boys carries Puralator oil filters in store under the Speedtriple 675 PN (tad larger than OEM).
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
Exactly, the XC center stand is located almost...

Exactly, the XC center stand is located almost right at the CG point which makes it harder to get it on and off the stand, but sure makes it easier to change either tire by adding or removing a few...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,451
Posted By BaddAndy
Finally! IJW, your last post is exactly what...

Finally!
IJW, your last post is exactly what the problem was on my desktop (2nd computer that I tried to use).
Yesterday, after spending hours trying to get the computer to recognize the drivers DT...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,451
Posted By BaddAndy
We tried circumventing Windows, no worky. My XP...

We tried circumventing Windows, no worky. My XP is Media edition. DT never did a patch for it.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,451
Posted By BaddAndy
Update- My laptop wouldn't recognize the ECU...

Update- My laptop wouldn't recognize the ECU reader hardware. Had DT go inside my computer to try and figure it out and no-go. So I then tried installing on my desktop which hasn't been used in...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,451
Posted By BaddAndy
I bought my XC-800 used at 5,000 miles. Bike uses...

I bought my XC-800 used at 5,000 miles. Bike uses 1 qt of oil every 5,000 miles and knocks WOT in high gear accelerating. 50 mpg at 70 mph on daily commute. I'm now doing major service at 18,000...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By BaddAndy
Don't all XC-800s? But yes, that's why no smoke.

Don't all XC-800s? But yes, that's why no smoke.
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By BaddAndy
Mine uses a quart every 5,000 miles since I...

Mine uses a quart every 5,000 miles since I bought it at 5,000 miles. Now at 18,000. You can smell it out the pipe, but no smoke. 1st vehicle I've ever had that burned oil.
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
I weld that good. One pass may look perfect,...

I weld that good. One pass may look perfect, another pass may look like sh$%.
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 172,258
Posted By BaddAndy
My bike burns lots of oil. Bought at 5,000 miles,...

My bike burns lots of oil. Bought at 5,000 miles, now at 12,000 mile mark. I think PO babied it too much. You can smell it out the exhaust, but I still love it. What's weird is it still purrs, hauls...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,560
Posted By BaddAndy
Ditto for me, but it took less that 150.

Ditto for me, but it took less that 150.
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 21,182
Posted By BaddAndy
That's what mine looks like with 8,000 70mph...

That's what mine looks like with 8,000 70mph street miles on it.
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
I modified my old Bandit's seat that way. Took...

I modified my old Bandit's seat that way. Took off the stock foam, placed a gel pad on the pan, placed the foam back on top of it, then cut down the foam to made a more level pocket for my butt. It...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,033
Posted By BaddAndy
That's the only XC they had this year at the IMS

That's the only XC they had this year at the IMS
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 591,430
Posted By BaddAndy
You might see me riding to/from work tomorrow if...

You might see me riding to/from work tomorrow if the weather holds. Graham to Everett, 405/I-5 on a Orange XC.
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
It's posted a few pages back, ADVRider?

It's posted a few pages back, ADVRider?
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
Yup, what Baja Dad said. I set it on the low f...

Yup, what Baja Dad said.
I set it on the low f & r last night and sitting on it feels like it might just be perfect.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
OMG, this Tall, Seat Concepts replacement foam...

OMG, this Tall, Seat Concepts replacement foam and cover rocks! I only rode 50 miles to the bike show and 50 back home, but this seat is what these bikes need. Where the stock one made me feel like I...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
I sure hope so cause I just ordered one in...

I sure hope so cause I just ordered one in carbon. I hope this fixes the one last negative issue I have with this bike. My ass hurts just thinking about how bad the stock seat is. I used the coupon...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,274
Posted By BaddAndy
What I like about these are that I can feel the...

What I like about these are that I can feel the grip heater below 30 degrees better than my old and the one time ridden KLIM Summits, and these gloves are as warm overall as they are too.
Stasher1,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,976
Posted By BaddAndy
Awesome report.:clap I love reading and seeing...

Awesome report.:clap I love reading and seeing pics of these old trips. I traded these long bike adventures like yours for 17 years of 2 week trips all over the world every month as a govt. paid...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,274
Posted By BaddAndy
I will say these are sized on par with other...

I will say these are sized on par with other makers glove, a tad small. With elephant ears and heated grips, my hands were as warm as my old snowmobile gloves, 30 degree/foggy morn at 70mph for 1.5...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,274
Posted By BaddAndy
Got my XLs today. Fit and quality seems damn good...

Got my XLs today. Fit and quality seems damn good considering the price. They actually arrived Saturday, but no one home to sign for them. Looks like 30 degrees and fog for tomorrows commute/glove...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,274
Posted By BaddAndy
That's all mine siad, but it showed up...

That's all mine siad, but it showed up unexpectedly and no one to sign for it. ARG!
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,274
Posted By BaddAndy
My new job is a 70 mile one way commute. When the...

My new job is a 70 mile one way commute. When the weather allows me to take the bike, it can be an under 30 degree start during the winter. I was tired of my fingertips freezing even with heated...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
One of mine October, the other September. My...

One of mine October, the other September. My girls are also war-babies. Desert Storm and Somalia. Wedding was also a shot-gun wedding, Desert Shield.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,647
Posted By BaddAndy
Oh the memories. I spent 3 freezing months for...

Oh the memories. I spent 3 freezing months for Jet Engine mechanic tech school there from Nov 79 to Jan 80. I remember me and my roommate getting kicked out of the theater one night for snoring after...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By BaddAndy
Great pics, thanks

Great pics, thanks
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
This morning I put 3 gals in after 160 miles....

This morning I put 3 gals in after 160 miles. 50+mpg!. Ususally my commute home is longer and the low light comes on at 190 miles and I put in 3.8 gal. These are all at 70mph mostly freeway.
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
Stock bulbs. Low beam is so bright that I can...

Stock bulbs. Low beam is so bright that I can ride with my lightly tinted half-visor at night for low-speed ant-fogging.
I agree, riding w/highbeams blinds drivers, all they see are a bright light,...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4,074
Views: 504,285
Posted By BaddAndy
OK? Maybe my lights aren't stock as I got the...

OK? Maybe my lights aren't stock as I got the bike slightly used, but my lights are the most awesome stock lights I've ever had on a bike, much less any other vehicle I've had.
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 591,430
Posted By BaddAndy
Yes, by hand though, sewing machine left in the...

Yes, by hand though, sewing machine left in the divorce. I've made all kinds of things for my Jeep, grab handles, pouches, etc.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 591,430
Posted By BaddAndy
I made them. ...

I made them.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Andy971200/Triumph/Strap006_zpsbbf3b243.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/Andy971200/media/Triumph/Strap006_zpsbbf3b243.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 591,430
Posted By BaddAndy
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Andy971200/...

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Andy971200/Laborday%202013/Loadcampout13005_zpsa0b9637b.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 1,445,502
Posted By BaddAndy
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Andy971200/...

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Andy971200/Triumph/Tigerhat_zps5404131d.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/Andy971200/media/Triumph/Tigerhat_zps5404131d.jpg.html)
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