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Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,904
Posted By Snapper
Michelin Anakee 3 Tires: How many miles did you get on a rear tire?

Here's mine rear at 7.5k on a Tiger 800 roadie - mine's wearing very evenly (I'm primarily a backroad "pace" rider), those triangular markings in the grooves are a great idea and really let you gauge...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Snapper
My rear is currently at 7.5k and I think will...

My rear is currently at 7.5k and I think will probably be good for another 1k of so.. about the longest I've ever gotten (Triumph Tiger 800 roadie). Not happy with the front A3 though - hit the side...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,633
Posted By Snapper
Sounds about right to me. They were nearly...

Sounds about right to me. They were nearly hunted to extinction and then the population just about doubles every 20 years. Invest in more hard armor.

http://i.onfinite.com/cZpgmx6rd.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,360
Posted By Snapper
Best ADV deer strike :D ...

Best ADV deer strike :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2344321&postcount=31
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,360
Posted By Snapper
That's ok actually... as in, "Hmmmmm, it's kinda...

That's ok actually... as in, "Hmmmmm, it's kinda windy today - can't smell anything, can't hear anything, and everything is moving around.... think I better just bed down and hide."

OK... safe...
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20,830
Views: 3,622,949
Posted By Snapper
Triumph Tiger 800

haha - my buddies VFR while on a trip:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7737390606_6fb865ab73_z.jpg

and a few my lifetime riding stickers... knock-on-wood, not on the Tiger ;)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,360
Posted By Snapper
Don't think there's any best way to deal with...

Don't think there's any best way to deal with deer and certainly no "always" best way. Read a great post from someone that effectively said, "saw the deer running out of the woods at me, did some...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Snapper
I had one on R1100S - didn't do much for me. On...

I had one on R1100S - didn't do much for me. On a Tiger 800 now, the stock screen was terrible.... a Madstad completely changed it. If you can afford it, that's what I'd get.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Snapper
I use a Cycle Hill, which is the NoMar economy...

I use a Cycle Hill, which is the NoMar economy model and Marc Parnes Balancer - works great.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Snapper
I also had good memories of the original...

I also had good memories of the original Tourances, but spent quite some time on Michelins since. Really liked the Anakee 2s but unhappy with my first set of Anakee 3s. Fronts lasting much shorter...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 157,527
Posted By Snapper
Yeah, I remember when that disappeared... just...

Yeah, I remember when that disappeared... just checking if someone might have picked up a copy from their service tech or something.
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 157,527
Posted By Snapper
Thanks.... anyone else aware of a recall/TSB on...

Thanks.... anyone else aware of a recall/TSB on this part? Anyone have a link or PDF? A quick search here and on the UK site didn't turn anything up :(.

Shop opened her and confirmed it's the...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 157,527
Posted By Snapper
It's an '11. Yeah, I figure the part is cheap -...

It's an '11. Yeah, I figure the part is cheap - it's all labor..... and I was telling some friends how stone reliable this bike was :(.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 157,527
Posted By Snapper
Crap, my T800 roadie shifter just gave up the...

Crap, my T800 roadie shifter just gave up the ghost at 28.5k - same symptoms, up shifts OK, downshifts mostly miss. Fortunately close to home and I was able to limp back in 2nd and 3rd gears. Posts...
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Snapper
Two-up KLR VS Deer

Oh that sucks.... hate those blasted forest rats. Had a small bambi and mother about 10' away from me at the roadside (about 3:30pm, an hour ago), luckily they doubled back towards the woods instead...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,731
Posted By Snapper
I'm confused on which Tourances you are getting...

I'm confused on which Tourances you are getting what mileage and where the tire is wearing (rear tire wearing out on the sides?).... what did you find the best most evenly wearing tire: originals,...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,286
Posted By Snapper
Do the Gerbing dealers even know the new policy? ...

Do the Gerbing dealers even know the new policy?

Gerbing has a booth at Americade, and yesterday, all the promotional give-away catalogs had the old (good) policy....what do you tell the people...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By Snapper
Another vote for the Top Peak Morph pumps, one...

Another vote for the Top Peak Morph pumps, one lives under my seat. Whatever manual pump you get, make sure one side of the pump is supported by the ground - makes a big difference when you need...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,286
Posted By Snapper
+1, well said Navy Chief

+1, well said Navy Chief
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,286
Posted By Snapper
Tex, I have to commend you for listening to your...

Tex, I have to commend you for listening to your customer base. As I mentioned earlier, I'm not concerned about my warranty as I have well received my money's worth from my Gerbing products, but I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By Snapper
Yup, and right handers are much more likely to...

Yup, and right handers are much more likely to have sand/gravel in them than left handers. For one, road crown (or banking) tends to "bowl" rain water runoff and the sand it carries, while left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By Snapper
Lane position through a corner

I like riding the outside tire track through corners... where I ride there's too much surprise debris/gravel in the center of the lane for outside/inside/outside racing lines; best line of sight...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,286
Posted By Snapper
I'm happy to default to your knowledge of the...

I'm happy to default to your knowledge of the deal - I will admit to not following the details of these corporate failures. The underlying point, however, remains the same and why the chapter 11...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,286
Posted By Snapper
Gerbings will no longer honor their "lifetime" warranty......

Well said, I feel the same way....





No comparison - a corporate transaction that keeps the trademark name is buying the EQUITY of a company and that includes assets and liabilities. I own...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Snapper
Perhaps you should post some pix of your current...

Perhaps you should post some pix of your current set up. I don't have a DL650 but I have a Madstad on a Tiger 800 and it's the calmest, quietest ride I've ever experienced (with the stock screen...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Snapper
help which bike

I had an BMW 1150GS and was seriously contemplating their 800s and test road three of them (GS, ST, and naked street version). Ended up buying a Tiger 800 Roadie (Madstad screen is a must)..... 27k...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,286
Posted By Snapper
I agree with most of what you said - I accept the...

I agree with most of what you said - I accept the risk of a company under-estimating its warranty liabilities and going out of business. I was in fact incredulous of Gerbing's lifetime warranty, for...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,286
Posted By Snapper
Gerbings will no longer honor their "lifetime" warranty......

I think it's acceptable if a company goes bankrupt, is released of its obligations, and the name disappears. But to carry forward what is effectively the same name, and profit from the goodwill...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Snapper
Battery powered air pump for air mattress

The most efficient, small, and lightweight high-volume/low-pressure "pumps" I've seen and used are stuff sack/air bag "pumps.". They're just nylon stuff sacks or bags with a connecting valve - just...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Snapper
Car wheels are easier since the hubs/brakes etc...

Car wheels are easier since the hubs/brakes etc stay with the car. With motorcycle wheels, would you swap over the brake disks, bearings, sprockets every time (double-sided swing arm), or duplicate...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By Snapper
Need a Down Bag-for honest 35 degree weather- pack small

I guess its a bit late for the OP, but I'm also getting into the LW/ULW backpacking thing and recently field tested a great piece of gear - a Kifaru Woobie Express...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,447
Posted By Snapper
Camp cookware cleanup when water is limited

GSI pot scraper (eat remnants) + paper towels (for grease) + Dr Bronners Peppermint Magic Soap (for everything except toothpaste) + mini travel sprayer bottle for rinse - works great for moto...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20,830
Views: 3,622,949
Posted By Snapper
My 1150 GS, at least 100lbs more, was a lot...

My 1150 GS, at least 100lbs more, was a lot easier to get up on the center stand. I found the trick on the T800 was to square your body/shoulders forward, in line with the bike, grab the frame near...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Snapper
I got lucky on a 2 gal/125 psi Black & Decker...

I got lucky on a 2 gal/125 psi Black & Decker tank compressor on a $35 clearance sale - works like a charm. Also quite happy with the Marcparnes balancer on paint cans. Agree with lube being one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,720
Posted By Snapper
http://i.onfinite.com/01ThPqYkd.jpg

http://i.onfinite.com/01ThPqYkd.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,360
Posted By Snapper
Dealing with deer

I've hit seven, three of them while riding bikes. It's a lottery - best bet is to know the odds well. All my strikes were in during fall rut season, and dusk, dawn, and night time, as predicted by...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,793
Posted By Snapper
Heat grips and Hippohands (or any other handlebar...

Heat grips and Hippohands (or any other handlebar mitt manuf) are the most luxurious and least PITA (constant plugging, unplugging).
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Snapper
Thanks for running that website Chris - I found...

Thanks for running that website Chris - I found it very informative and truthful. We have (had) another boat in common (Java) and you nailed its major problem.... something you never read about in...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Snapper
I'm also looking for good alcohol stove...

I'm also looking for good alcohol stove windscreen and will follow this thread. Think I might do the easy DIY route of 3 rectangular panels with duct tape hinges but I read some suggest aluminum...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Snapper
Not sure what year you might have paddled, but...

Not sure what year you might have paddled, but they've greatly lengthened the stern in '11 and again for '14 which is said to greatly reduce the boat's yaw. I'm coming from a 16 foot, 23" beam...
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