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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Today, 01:53 PM
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Posted By MotoTex
You might consider the Holan crash bars...

You might consider the Holan crash bars (https://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=87). They seem to be better engineered for both energy transfer and mounting points...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 08:29 PM
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Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
Conveniently for me my hands also have about half...

Conveniently for me my hands also have about half the rearward sweep. :D These bars were part a solution to a numb hands issue I had on several bikes.

I held my hands out in front of me, about...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
ProTaper Contour...

ProTaper Contour (http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/contour) Pastrana FMZ bend are another choice.

They gave more rise and different sweep I found more comfortable.

They come in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5,415
Views: 963,121
Posted By MotoTex
The air filter isn't all that hard to get to,...

The air filter isn't all that hard to get to, though there is some disassembly required. There is also an aftermarket foam Pre-filter that replaces the snorkel under the seat and eliminates the need...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-08-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
I've read of folks using ratchet straps to...

I've read of folks using ratchet straps to compress the forks fully to check clearance.

Another option is to pull the fork springs and raise the wheel up to where it stops.

If some of the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-08-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
Mine are the older 3-LED driving lights he...

Mine are the older 3-LED driving lights he originally sold. Excellent lights. Made a noticeable difference in both day and night visibility. (both kinds of visibility) The new versions are the 4-LED...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-07-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
I have a pair of ADVMonster lights that are...

I have a pair of ADVMonster lights that are great, but I like the look of the brackets on the one's BlackTiger has. I've broken the brackets on the ADVMonster lights a couple of times riding the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-07-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
Well, you can find my Tiger suspension thread on...

Well, you can find my Tiger suspension thread on here somewhere.

Once I got the springs dialed in on the Triumph it is pretty good. Still do think the KTM is better in that regard, and the new...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-07-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
FWIW, I have a very nicely set up '04 KTM 950 I...

FWIW, I have a very nicely set up '04 KTM 950 I put 30K miles on over the first two years of ownership that hasn't been started since I bought the Tiger nearly two years ago.

Just sayin' :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-07-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 33,013
Posted By MotoTex
I've run the TKC on the KTM 950, and after...

I've run the TKC on the KTM 950, and after reading all the stories about pinch flats realized every one of them was running low pressure. With the softer sidewall it is more flexible, which to me...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,694
Posted By MotoTex
This may be some kind of twisted factory...

This may be some kind of twisted factory incentive program, broken bone package. I broke my Tibia Plateau two weeks after purchase. Not sure what the incentive is, but it looks like you won the same...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
+1 on the value in Cycra hand guards. Mine...

+1 on the value in Cycra hand guards.

Mine are installed on ProTaper Contour bars, but you should be able to bolt them to the stock threaded insert, or, remove it and use the Cycra hardware.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5,415
Views: 963,121
Posted By MotoTex
Anyone else just scrolling through this bloated...

Anyone else just scrolling through this bloated thread only to look at the photos (which have gotten better of late) until something more promising about the True Adventure models appear?

If so,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
I think Givi makes a tank ring tank bag. The...

I think Givi makes a tank ring tank bag.

The missus has one of the old style Bags Connection ones and loves it. Hers is a small one that easily doubles as a purse for her. Been on two bikes now.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
You and I do agree on the washing regimen. :freaky

You and I do agree on the washing regimen. :freaky
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
Some people have more time and money than I do...

Some people have more time and money than I do for this sort of thing. Though, granted, the only harm in doing this would be to the wallet and possibly to the riding schedule if you put off riding...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
I wouldn't have either, off the cuff. But having...

I wouldn't have either, off the cuff. But having read reports over the years of riders doing oil testing finding premium oil often lasts quite a bit longer than the OEM interval, and then...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
Ran T6 for a while on the KTM 950. Got about half...

Ran T6 for a while on the KTM 950. Got about half the mileage of Amsoil before shifting would tell me it was time for an oil change.

Cost came out about equal with half the change interval (3-4K...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-04-2014, 09:03 AM
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Views: 721,916
Posted By MotoTex
+1 It is nice to know for sure my bike is in...

+1
It is nice to know for sure my bike is in the clear.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-29-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,694
Posted By MotoTex
I believe folks have found that to be the chain...

I believe folks have found that to be the chain slapping the plastic protector against the swingarm.

Some have put a thin layer of peel-n-stick foam between the plastic and the swingarm to solve...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5,415
Views: 963,121
Posted By MotoTex
I had a lot of fun on the DR350, and I miss the 6...

I had a lot of fun on the DR350, and I miss the 6 speed tranny. But the starting ritual was brutal for me. I'd be stalled halfway up a mile long hill-climb and have to restart it hot. It was like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,415
Views: 963,121
Posted By MotoTex
For the sake of pot stirring ... The F800...

For the sake of pot stirring ...

The F800 does bend frame, once the bolt is bent far enough it pulls the frame tabs together. There are pics of this on ADV and this is why the F800 went off my...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,694
Posted By MotoTex
Those who are "ham-fisted" are easily identified....

Those who are "ham-fisted" are easily identified. :deal

They are the ones who have knocked this device into the tank. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,531
Posted By MotoTex
Read above, in this thread you posted, where I...

Read above, in this thread you posted, where I wrote about how their fork spring recommendation is on the stiff side, by about two spring sizes in my case. Maybe that will help in your decision. What...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 02:40 PM
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Views: 220,176
Posted By MotoTex
I like to live dangerously. :eek1 Generally...

I like to live dangerously. :eek1

Generally the CS cover is removed from my bikes at the first opportunity. It seems better to be able to see that things are in order and the cover seems to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
"Tiger, on the skids!" or "Are those skidmarks in my shorts?"

Yeah, whatever. A well engineered skid plate for the Tiger will not transfer energy to soft metals, whether they be the aluminum case or the soft steel brackets and bolts.

On dirt bikes the hit...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 09:14 AM
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Views: 220,176
Posted By MotoTex
I've been getting the buzzzz lately, mostly on...

I've been getting the buzzzz lately, mostly on the left peg, and did remember reading about this adjustment. Glad it came up in a current thread as this keeps me from having to search for the info....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
Thanks again for sharing this, and to confirm...

Thanks again for sharing this, and to confirm what I had speculated about the mounting points.

Your experience does counter all the, "well MINE is tough because ..." arguments that have been put...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
You might take a gander at CaribouCases...

You might take a gander at CaribouCases (http://cariboucases.com/What-Fits-My-Bike/Triumph-Tiger-800-XC/), as they are in the same price range, include a lot of nice features (integrated key locks...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,694
Posted By MotoTex
Mixing is fine on a modern motorcycle. I looked...

Mixing is fine on a modern motorcycle. I looked into this for the same reasons. Been running mixed for about 10K miles through two rears and one front. Shinko and Full Bore tires.

No problems at...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,683
Views: 655,363
Posted By MotoTex
I've read of a couple of Tiger owners using...

I've read of a couple of Tiger owners using raising links. IIRC BajaDad was one. Is Haymaker the other?

Another IIRC, it seems like one of the drawbacks when raising was in the geometry. Raising...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 721,916
Posted By MotoTex
Mom's pic is a keeper. Put that one on the wall.

Mom's pic is a keeper. Put that one on the wall.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
Just another thought - so freaking much energy is...

Just another thought - so freaking much energy is released maintaining the appearance of headers, as is time, which could be used elsewhere. Some people may not feel a strong desire to maintain a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
Browneye isn't interested in the facts of what...

Browneye isn't interested in the facts of what octane does to fuel, nor why hi-octane isn't appropriate for lower compression engines. :deal (It's "PREMIUM" and his bike deserves it)

But I'll...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,415
Views: 963,121
Posted By MotoTex
You sure know how to kill a thread Robb. :rofl ...

You sure know how to kill a thread Robb. :rofl

Well, actually, Honda killed the thread ... for now.

Keeping fingers crossed for something more inspiring in the future. :freaky
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
All I got was a Bow-tie and a Fez. :cry Hey,...

All I got was a Bow-tie and a Fez. :cry

Hey, at least Bow-ties are cool. :evil
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 169,437
Posted By MotoTex
Same here. Those darn bugs will defy the advanced...

Same here. Those darn bugs will defy the advanced aerodynamics of a Madstad just to nail you. :D

Otherwise, it often seems slightly quieter with the helmet's shield open.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 169,437
Posted By MotoTex
With my XC I ran the stock screen for over 14K...

With my XC I ran the stock screen for over 14K miles. Initially it was both loud and turbulent. Shortly after purchase I installed a clip-on extension I had laying around and the extra four inches of...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 622,694
Posted By MotoTex
Considering it IS a Triumph, you might also want...

Considering it IS a Triumph, you might also want to closely inspect the Stepper Motor looking to see if the words "LUCAS P.O.D." (Prince of Darkness) is stamped, molded, or printed on it anywhere. :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,090,384
Posted By MotoTex
The nation of Texas sold most of our mountains to...

The nation of Texas sold most of our mountains to the U.S. for guns and ammo in the early 1800's. Well before we knew about their potential for motorcycles, winter sports and other recreational...
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