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Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,246
Posted By St. Arbucks
Jim: How is the heat issue (or non-issue) on your...

Jim: How is the heat issue (or non-issue) on your new Tiger? I recall you made heat shields for your first T800.
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By St. Arbucks
If it is the Pre-2012 (pre-redesign) Wee, the...

If it is the Pre-2012 (pre-redesign) Wee, the seat from the taller Vee will fit and give some lift. Not sure how much. On mine, seemed like at least an inch, maybe more.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,625
Posted By St. Arbucks
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,625
Posted By St. Arbucks
In the freezer??

In the freezer??
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yeah, a lot to be said for motorcycle monogamy....

Yeah, a lot to be said for motorcycle monogamy. (Some of the guys on this site are pure adulterers!!)
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By St. Arbucks
That's awesome, man. Thanks for sharing.

That's awesome, man. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yes, flush-mount are the way to go. I broke so...

Yes, flush-mount are the way to go. I broke so many off mine. You will save in the long run.
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By St. Arbucks
No being too pleased with the Triumph heated...

No being too pleased with the Triumph heated grips on my Tiger (just don't get hot enough), I want to bounce an idea off you guys.

What if I bought the Symtec heating elements (run about 50...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yeah, the dealers seem to be low-balling you. Of...

Yeah, the dealers seem to be low-balling you. Of course, they need to make something in the deal, but you can do way better selling it yourself if you don't mind a little work.

Peruse the flea...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By St. Arbucks
Hey Mindbender: Probably know this, but in...

Hey Mindbender:

Probably know this, but in case you don't, there is a redesign out for the DL 1000 this year, with pretty good reviews. So I would expect used prices on prior year DL1000's to be...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 136,094
Posted By St. Arbucks
I'm 6' 0" and returned the 20" for the 18". Works...

I'm 6' 0" and returned the 20" for the 18". Works much better for me. Have a steady air stream above my head and on my arms (good for cooling) and still have room to adjust up or down.
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By St. Arbucks
I bought the twisted throttle unit. Worked fine...

I bought the twisted throttle unit. Worked fine until I added a Madstad windshield and had to get an extender for the GPS mount to clear the mounting hardware. Now it shakes like crazy and I'm gonna...
Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,136
Posted By St. Arbucks
I cheated and took my rear wheel to Woody's....

I cheated and took my rear wheel to Woody's. Great results.

$99 for the sealing, plus another 50 or so to straighten the wheel and tighten loose spokes.

Note; they would not do the front tire;...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,678
Views: 437,035
Posted By St. Arbucks
Easy now. You don't want to pique too soon!

Easy now. You don't want to pique too soon!
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 44,432
Posted By St. Arbucks
Hey, here you go. Again, maybe not a complete...

Hey, here you go. Again, maybe not a complete sample (obviously not) but worth considering.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840477

(Hope the link works. It's a thread out of...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 44,432
Posted By St. Arbucks
OK--I stand correct. I have read many posts...

OK--I stand correct. I have read many posts stating of seat pain (in my search for a remedy) but like all things on the Internet, it must not be a representative sample.

YSMV!
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 44,432
Posted By St. Arbucks
Hey DD: You probably know this from reading...

Hey DD: You probably know this from reading posts, but the XC's stock seat is notoriously painful for long distances. You'd be well advised to bring along an air hawk or other tush-cushioner device.
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By St. Arbucks
Me too. Rox risers. Just enough cable length to...

Me too. Rox risers. Just enough cable length to make it happen.

Good luck.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,128
Posted By St. Arbucks
Nailed it...

Loved this. Thanks, man. Best laugh I've had in a month, and yes, I'm with you.
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By St. Arbucks
Just an aside, but I have found the Triumph grips...

Just an aside, but I have found the Triumph grips to be not very hot. You are definitely ahead of the game to go aftermarket.
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yeah, this is my first winter in Pueblo. Been an...

Yeah, this is my first winter in Pueblo. Been an experience in whacky weather. They tell me that Spring is worse for winds. Hoping it clears up in time to get some decent riding in.

And where in...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By St. Arbucks
So Tripps, I guess the cover makes a difference?...

So Tripps, I guess the cover makes a difference? Mine was covered as well. I guess it becomes a sail.
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By St. Arbucks
Did Wind Blow My Tiger Over?

Here in South-Central Colorado (Pueblo), we had some moderate winds yesterday with occasional gusts. Nothing too severe, or so I thought. Bike (Tiger 800 XC) was left in my apartment parking lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 14,890
Posted By St. Arbucks
Talk to the D.A. First

Dealing with a hefty ticket in Virginia, I got to court way early and asked to speak with the District Attorney. He was gruff at first, but when I provided him with my clean driving, he chilled and...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,678
Views: 437,035
Posted By St. Arbucks
Thanks. I'm figuring that the bike needs about...

Thanks. I'm figuring that the bike needs about 300, leaving 250 or so for accessories. Not bad.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,678
Views: 437,035
Posted By St. Arbucks
Spare Wattage For Auxiliaries?

Does anyone know the spare wattage that will be available with the new V-1000? Lack of watts on the Wee (estimated to be 125) is what steered me to Triumph instead. I ride all year long and heated...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,439
Posted By St. Arbucks
Sorry I missed your post. Been away for a few...

Sorry I missed your post. Been away for a few days.


The total bill was 175. Woody's charged 99 to seal the wheel, and around 50 to true it up first. This was for my new bike (around 2K miles)...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,439
Posted By St. Arbucks
Parker: I hear you on the tubes. I have an 800XC...

Parker: I hear you on the tubes. I have an 800XC and explored a couple alternatives before deciding to give the rear wheel to Woodies (Denver) to seal. Now I can ride tubless on the rear.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,671
Posted By St. Arbucks
Question on Ride On (or any sealant). With tube...

Question on Ride On (or any sealant). With tube tires, how do you know you have a puncture if Ride On seals it up? I'd want to know if I'm riding on tires with a hole that has been filled with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,172
Posted By St. Arbucks
Leaving out of Pueblo, CO (that sounds great all...

Leaving out of Pueblo, CO (that sounds great all by itself!), take 96 West to Wetmore. Stay on 96 West up over the Wet Mountains towards Westcliffe, CO. As you crest the last hill past the Wet...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,578
Posted By St. Arbucks
Dealer Support

Given that you will be in a remote area of Colorado (I'm in Pueblo, myself - I don't recommend it) you should consider accessibility of dealer support.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By St. Arbucks
Wee and Tiger

There is a good, tho short, thread on Strom vs. Tiger, buried from about a week ago. My only comment on that one, and here, is that you will find a huge different in heat management between the Wee...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 468,278
Posted By St. Arbucks
10,900 before taxes. Apex Motorsports, in...

10,900 before taxes. Apex Motorsports, in Colorado Springs. Good people. Test rides OK. As for Steve Booth.
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,499
Posted By St. Arbucks
Don't Forget The Heat

When comparing the Wee-Strom with the Tiger 800, you have to consider the heat issue with the Tiger.

Which...I know many people will argue does not exist. Let's accept, for the moment, that it...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By St. Arbucks
Be sure to ask about oil consumption.

Be sure to ask about oil consumption.
Forum: Face plant 12-26-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,886
Posted By St. Arbucks
Hey man: Thanks for posting. And thanks for your...

Hey man: Thanks for posting. And thanks for your honesty.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By St. Arbucks
Josh: IF you are getting handlebar shake on the...

Josh: IF you are getting handlebar shake on the ST at 110 mph, you might get the bike checked out mechanically. Most ST's are fairly smooth up there.

On the other hand, if you like cruising...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,898
Posted By St. Arbucks
ST-1300 for Winder Riding!

Love my ST-1300 for winter riding. Lots of spare watts for heated gear, plus I finally have a use for that leg-cooking heat that it likes to throw out. Great 3-season bike!
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By St. Arbucks
Thanks, guys. Much appreciated.

Thanks, guys. Much appreciated.
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By St. Arbucks
HELP! Got Dirt Around Airfilter

I pulled my K&N air filter out of my ST-1300 after 12K miles, and found dirt (sand, grit) clustered at the base, under and outside the bottom sealing service of the filter. It's where the filter...
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