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Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Antiquar
I know the video, it was invaluable to me. The...

I know the video, it was invaluable to me. The Clymer manual is thorough and certainly a good reference, but I benefit enormously from actually seeing the procedure.

I paid $400 for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Antiquar
:rofl You'll be disappointed. The photos are...

:rofl You'll be disappointed. The photos are mostly of the bike, but I'll try to get another shot when rephasing the final drive.


Glad to hear the wheel spin is normal; this bike is so close to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Antiquar
Well, me and my very patient girlfriend did the...

Well, me and my very patient girlfriend did the job yesterday. It only took us 11 hours. I will post photos shortly.

There are two issues I'd like to get every one's feedback on.

First, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By Antiquar
:clap Justice. Except for the people that fire...

:clap Justice. Except for the people that fire crew was going to help...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,598
Posted By Antiquar
:clap So glad they were able to fix it for you...

:clap
So glad they were able to fix it for you before the weekend. Have a great ride!
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,871
Posted By Antiquar
I've been in this situation a couple times....

I've been in this situation a couple times. Playing it cool is always the right decision. I'm always bothered, though, by the thought that the driver doesn't realize they erred, but rather thinks...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Antiquar
It is alternated. Once you have the engine...

It is alternated. Once you have the engine rotated to TDC, find which piston's valves are loose. After you adjust those valves, rotate the engine another 360 degrees and the opposite cylinder will be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,598
Posted By Antiquar
No problem at all. It's a shame about the...

No problem at all. It's a shame about the stripped threads, but it should be easily repairable for a shop. Looking forward to actually going for a ride sometime!
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,609
Posted By Antiquar
IIRC LeoVince USA is out of business. Any...

IIRC LeoVince USA is out of business. Any remaining LV pipes will likely be marked up and a pain to find.

Though personally, the itch to <strike>burn money</strike> farkle has passed and I now...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 247,574
Posted By Antiquar
Thanks for the advice as always guys. The lost...

Thanks for the advice as always guys. The lost retaining bolt seems less urgent now that I haven't seen evidence of oil spouting from the hole as I feared. I'll still fix it ASAP though. This bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 247,574
Posted By Antiquar
Eek I rode my XT550 into work this morning. Usually...

I rode my XT550 into work this morning. Usually after dismounting the bike after a long ride I like to inspect it. I discovered that the screw that retains the decomp mechanism on the forward-right...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Antiquar
Interesting stuff! I'm going to chance it and...

Interesting stuff! I'm going to chance it and order the used M97 unit. Soon I'll be ordering a new clutch and will split the bike. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Antiquar
Question R1100 Transmission Failing

Hey all.

The transmission in my '96 R1100 is skipping in 3rd and showing metal slivers in the fluid. I know its on the way out. I have a line on a used M97 (40K miles) transmission. Would you guys...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Antiquar
I replaced the HES today--here's hoping this is...

I replaced the HES today--here's hoping this is the fix. The bike runs a bit differently--it seems snappier somehow. Of course that could be caused by slightly different ignition timing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,194
Posted By Antiquar
ACH is a great ride even AT the 55 speed limit....

ACH is a great ride even AT the 55 speed limit. Between the gravel and road debris and the weekend traffic, it's idiotic to push things on that road.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Antiquar
I just checked the spark plug wires in my dark...

I just checked the spark plug wires in my dark garage-I couldn't see any sparking on either wire. The battery connection seems clean and secure.

I just ordered a replacement HES from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,598
Posted By Antiquar
What exactly is the problem? Can you not position...

What exactly is the problem? Can you not position the bars in place? Or align the bolt? Or have clearance to wrench the bolt on?

I had to wrestle with that hose when I installed my AltRider bars....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Antiquar
Interesting. I'll try that tonight.

Interesting. I'll try that tonight.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Antiquar
My idle is high, around 1300. I just replaced the...

My idle is high, around 1300. I just replaced the plugs last month with Autolites (AP3923).
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Antiquar
R1100 Ignition Problem?

For the past two or three weeks my '96 R1100 has been experiencing some troubling problems. The bike has 88K miles.

First, the bike idles quite roughly when cold. It will stumble and need some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,598
Posted By Antiquar
This is good advice. Though I'd say that learning...

This is good advice. Though I'd say that learning on a dirt bike or old dual sport is also okay. But learning on a TIger 800, that's gonna be expensive. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,040
Posted By Antiquar
Me neither. I wear a pretty quiet helmet, a Shoei...

Me neither. I wear a pretty quiet helmet, a Shoei Qwest, and the wind noise without earplugs is just unbearable.
Honestly, a cheapo box of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013A0C0Y/ will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 247,574
Posted By Antiquar
Thank you, this is very helpful! I'm pretty...

Thank you, this is very helpful! I'm pretty green when it comes to tuning carbs--most my other bikes have been EFI.

I've been tuning it over the past couple weeks, but lost the scrap of paper I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 247,574
Posted By Antiquar
Speaking of ease of starting and idling, how many...

Speaking of ease of starting and idling, how many turns do you all have your pilot screw set to?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,598
Posted By Antiquar
The K&N KN-204 filter will fit your Tiger, but...

The K&N KN-204 filter will fit your Tiger, but you'll still have to get the Triumph filter off. You can use a strap filter wrench or a claw wrench from any auto store to get it off. Or, use a large...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,598
Posted By Antiquar
Check out MuddySump's excellent videos on...

Check out MuddySump's excellent videos on Tiger800 maintenance. http://www.muddysump.com/servicing/tiger-800/
Aside from a good set of sockets and hex drivers, you'll want a set of torque wrenches....
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,515
Posted By Antiquar
That's weird about your Speed3. My Tiger 800XC...

That's weird about your Speed3. My Tiger 800XC shifts exceptionally well.

My R1100R is clunk-city, but the tranny is dying so I won't hold that against it. Upshifts are pretty smooth, but...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,312
Posted By Antiquar
+1 The Triumph triple whines and whirrs are...

+1

The Triumph triple whines and whirrs are part of the "character" that we're supposed to love. I get nothing but compliments about my Tiger's sound. Hell, and that's even with an aftermarket CS...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,400
Views: 594,268
Posted By Antiquar
Front pads lasted me about 15k, replaced with...

Front pads lasted me about 15k, replaced with stock. Rear are just going out at 20k, replacing them with EBC organics.

The sintered pads have great performance, but beware. There are threads on...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 376,058
Posted By Antiquar
Thanks! You found some better photos than me. I...

Thanks! You found some better photos than me. I was able to mount it this morning. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 376,058
Posted By Antiquar
Question 1996 R1100R Tachometer/Clock

This may sound incredibly stupid, but does anyone happen to know how to mount the optional tach/clock? I have the brackets and mounting hardware specified on the parts fiche...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 376,058
Posted By Antiquar
You have a good memory! I peeked back there and...

You have a good memory! I peeked back there and there seem to be three connectors. I imagine the empty two are for the auxiliary instruments. Now I just hope they still work. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 376,058
Posted By Antiquar
Question 1996 R1100R Tachometer/Clock

I just acquired the optional tach/clock attachments for my '96 R1100R. Can someone point me to where in the wiring loom I actually connect these instruments? Of course the service manual offers no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,105
Posted By Antiquar
I ride 100 miles of LA/OC freeways every day for...

I ride 100 miles of LA/OC freeways every day for work, commuting between central LA (East Hollywood/Silver Lake) and Lake Forest. Freeways are generally safe but you have to know what to be wary of....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Antiquar
I just bought a 96 R1100R. I have the same sound....

I just bought a 96 R1100R. I have the same sound. I just did a transmission oil change, there were plenty of shavings at the drain magnet. Of course, I have no idea how long it's been since the PO...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 202,946
Posted By Antiquar
+1. I had bad foot peg vibration when my last...

+1. I had bad foot peg vibration when my last chain was at the end of its life. Alternating tight and loose spots. I renewed the chain and sprockets and the peg vibrations stopped.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,689
Posted By Antiquar
I've had to bump start my XT550 on a slight...

I've had to bump start my XT550 on a slight incline up Sunset Blvd on a summer day. The decomp cable snapped and I figured it would be easier to bump than jump on the kickstarter. Took me three...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,548
Posted By Antiquar
Feed it? You mean you don't just pour STA-BIL in...

Feed it? You mean you don't just pour STA-BIL in the horse after each season?
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,009
Posted By Antiquar
Congrats on the new bike! Welcome to the T800...

Congrats on the new bike! Welcome to the T800 club--it's a great bike.

Now, for some homework. You'd better read these threads:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782993...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 247,574
Posted By Antiquar
Great information. Thanks for the photos.

Great information. Thanks for the photos.
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