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Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Antiquar
:tb

:tb
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 456,178
Posted By Antiquar
I wonder about mileage discrepancies, too. Riding...

I wonder about mileage discrepancies, too. Riding style will surely impact the wear rate of a tire, but I think a large part is that we all have different ideas about when a tire is worn out. Some...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,781
Posted By Antiquar
The nuts are of a locking type and should be...

The nuts are of a locking type and should be replaced when you renew the rear sprocket, according to the service manual. That said, I neglected to order new nuts when I renewed my sprocket and reused...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By Antiquar
What do you mean by, "slipped out of 2nd"? That...

What do you mean by, "slipped out of 2nd"? That the clutch slipped under acceleration in 2nd gear? Or the bike popped into neutral or 1st?

The former would be a worn clutch, slave cylinder fault,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-19-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Antiquar
New?

You should be able to order them from BikeBandit or your dealer. You may have to order the entire wheel assembly according to the parts fiche, though. :\
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Antiquar
+1 Both of my Triumphs have been noisy as well,...

+1 Both of my Triumphs have been noisy as well, my Thruxton and now my Tiger. Ticking, whistles, whirrs are all normal.

OP, if you want to feel better about your Tiger's noises go ride an old BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,431
Posted By Antiquar
No need, I'll just flagellate myself in penance....

No need, I'll just flagellate myself in penance. Or I could just reread the last 3 pages of this thread. Same effect.

And here I just wanted to show everyone a video of dumbasses driving...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By Antiquar
Maybe it's too late, but I have to recommend...

Maybe it's too late, but I have to recommend MuddySump's excellent series of videos for Tiger 800 servicing. They will be especially helpful for a greenhorn wrench.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 456,178
Posted By Antiquar
My neutral light is also lazy. I don't know if...

My neutral light is also lazy. I don't know if it's normal but I'm not concerned about it.



If you mean the large hex plug then yes, that's your RH cam chain tensioner. You can try tightening...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 456,178
Posted By Antiquar
I have a 1996 R1100R that has the same pod tach....

I have a 1996 R1100R that has the same pod tach. You should be able to find the lead for the tach and clock under the tank, mounted atop the computers. If you remove the front tank shroud you should...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By Antiquar
And get some self fusing silicone tape to repair...

And get some self fusing silicone tape to repair the wiring harness you had to cut. It will be good as new.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 730,424
Posted By Antiquar
That's a beefy setup! Looking good.

That's a beefy setup! Looking good.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 48,800
Posted By Antiquar
Please, please do. My Tiger doesn't know how to...

Please, please do. My Tiger doesn't know how to bathe. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,595
Posted By Antiquar
I had similar symptoms on my R1100 that turned...

I had similar symptoms on my R1100 that turned out to be a bad Hall Effect Sensor. HES failure is less likely on the R1150 series but still is possible. It would account for timing and ignition...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,666
Posted By Antiquar
Oh interesting. I had not noticed that.

Oh interesting. I had not noticed that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Antiquar
I do find myself riding a bit more aggressively...

I do find myself riding a bit more aggressively with Neubauten blasting in my helmet. :evil

I always ride with the volume low enough to hear my engine and other traffic, though. And no calls...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Antiquar
:rofl I actually saw a guy texting while...

:rofl

I actually saw a guy texting while riding in metro LA. I had to do a double take!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,431
Posted By Antiquar
Putting diesel in a gas engine is a classic move....

Putting diesel in a gas engine is a classic move. There are many symptoms of the car-as-appliance syndrome. Another favorite: I know a driver who drove on a flat tire for weeks! Her TPMS warnings...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,431
Posted By Antiquar
Distracted Drivers

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/terrifying-video-shows-just-how-distracted-teens-can-be-1693889379

AAA has apparently conducted a study on distracted driving. Check out this footage of oblivious teens...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,666
Posted By Antiquar
I have a very similar commute, in terms of both...

I have a very similar commute, in terms of both distance and general hellishness.

I commute from Hollywood, from the 101 through Downtown, onto the 5 and down to Lake Forest, CA. It's just over 50...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,827,837
Posted By Antiquar
:clap Thanks for the thoughtful responses. ...

:clap
Thanks for the thoughtful responses.

I have sat on a Stelvio and do like the seating position, and it isn't much higher than my Tiger. My local dealer unfortunately does not have a Norge in...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12,910
Views: 1,827,837
Posted By Antiquar
How many of you folks can compare a Norge with a...

How many of you folks can compare a Norge with a Stelvio?

I want a Guzzi for my next bike.
I love the Griso but No ABS = No Buy from me.

I'll be riding this as a commuter and 2 up tourer (I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 417,484
Posted By Antiquar
ACH can get quite busy but if you go late on a...

ACH can get quite busy but if you go late on a Sunday or during a weekday it's not bad. Maybe I'm rationalizing because it's such a nice road.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 456,178
Posted By Antiquar
Well you have the proper freeplay. I'd say keep...

Well you have the proper freeplay. I'd say keep running it until you start slipping in 5th--you'll notice it slipping under acceleration. 27k miles is a very short life for one of these clutches....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-19-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,850
Posted By Antiquar
I live in Los Angeles. There are a three or four...

I live in Los Angeles. There are a three or four dealers within 50 miles of me, but my favorite is Pro Italia in Glendale. They're something of a boutique shop, specializing in Euro cycles.

I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,772
Posted By Antiquar
They're not mutually exclusive groups.

They're not mutually exclusive groups.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Antiquar
I think you're complicating your plan. All you'll...

I think you're complicating your plan. All you'll need is a mic anywhere within a half mile of your Speedy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Antiquar
Absolutely. I think me and the GF might do a ride...

Absolutely. I think me and the GF might do a ride up to Portland in the next few months. Just need to figure out the route and the time.

And to actually contribute to the topic of this thread,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Antiquar
Yep, just shy of 30K. And it's 100 miles a day....

Yep, just shy of 30K. And it's 100 miles a day. :D
Poor bike. At least it's tasted dirt a few times.

Lately though I've been soaking up the miles on my oilhead.

It's high time for a trip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By Antiquar
Some of our bikes still run tubes--my Tiger...

Some of our bikes still run tubes--my Tiger 800XC, for example. I run it on the highway quite a bit, but I don't think you'd call it a dirt bike. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 456,178
Posted By Antiquar
I get around 40 for highway riding.

I get around 40 for highway riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,335
Posted By Antiquar
+1 I wrestled with an intermittent dying...

+1

I wrestled with an intermittent dying bike for months. Turns out there was a hairline crack in the fuel system fuse. The faulty fuse looked fine at first.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 289,034
Posted By Antiquar
No, the boot is on there. The leak we saw was...

No, the boot is on there. The leak we saw was actually air from the crankcase vent blowing onto the boot. Reattaching the vent to airbox fixed that right up.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 289,034
Posted By Antiquar
Big improvement! WRT my own issues, I...

Big improvement!


WRT my own issues, I replaced the primary jets today. The primary circuit is running much better! No more pops and certainly more power.

However, the secondary still does...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-03-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Antiquar
Year: 2014 Type: 800XC Purchase Date:...

Year: 2014
Type: 800XC
Purchase Date: December '13
Total Miles: 25-26k

No issues so far :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 289,034
Posted By Antiquar
:thumb Nice video. Los Angeles looks lovely...

:thumb

Nice video. Los Angeles looks lovely in the rain. And it has the fringe benefit of washing away the sun baked filth that is characteristic of this city.

The only thing that gives me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 289,034
Posted By Antiquar
Absolutely. Especially that hope-crushing feeling...

Absolutely. Especially that hope-crushing feeling that swells inside you when you realize that, despite the fact that the problem you've just solved fits the symptoms, there is a deeper pathology.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 289,034
Posted By Antiquar
It's definitely coming from the gas cap, I've...

It's definitely coming from the gas cap, I've already got a replacement on order. We swapped gas caps--that improved my bike's performance, but still running lean.

The valve interior to the cap...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,242
Views: 289,034
Posted By Antiquar
Nice video Matt! Thanks for the advice guys....

Nice video Matt!

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm going to tear into it in the next few weeks. I have a 6 Sigma kit with some different jets I can try, too.

Another question. Is it possible on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,715
Posted By Antiquar
:thumb I think a K75 is going to be my next...

:thumb
I think a K75 is going to be my next bike. Those bikes seem just right.
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