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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 01:43 PM
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Posted By MotoTex
That's an oblong rotary diesel, right? :D

That's an oblong rotary diesel, right? :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
The existing one is called a Powerlet in the US,...

The existing one is called a Powerlet in the US, and is the standard in the EU as opposed to our cigarette lighter socket.

You can find a plethora of adapters and such at the Powerlet...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-22-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,750
Posted By MotoTex
Other bike is a 2000 DRZ400E. Purchased new,...

Other bike is a 2000 DRZ400E. Purchased new, plated it a couple of years ago. Now at 15 years of riding with only oil changes, tires, and plastic make-over.

Then there is the 2004 KTM 950...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,755
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Posted By MotoTex
Nope, just another typical case of American blind...

Nope, just another typical case of American blind justice I guess. :rofl

Everybody sing along ...

you can get any thing you want at the ADV restaurant ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-20-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
Well, not one with pictures with arrows and a...

Well, not one with pictures with arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin' what each one was to be used as evidence against as. :lol3

But, I did reference another thread that has a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-20-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
Installed the tire and the extremely nifty...

Installed the tire and the extremely nifty right-angle valve stem last night.

It was still holding the same pressure this morning as it was when mounted, so I went ahead and rode it to work. Feels...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-18-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
My experience with HD tubes is that most of the...

My experience with HD tubes is that most of the things that will get through the tire will likely puncture an HD tube as easily as a regular one.

The only application where an HD tube might be of...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-18-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
Spokes are more rugged than cast wheels. That's...

Spokes are more rugged than cast wheels. That's the reason for them.

When you go spokes, most likely you will also be using tubes. BMW and a few others sell bikes with tubeless spoked rims. It...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
That idea might hold air, so to speak :D, if the...

That idea might hold air, so to speak :D, if the inside nut on the tube's valve stem were replaced with an o-ring to seal the one remaining hole for air to escape from.

With that in mind I might...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:48 PM
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Posted By MotoTex
+1 I too have ridden plugged tires for the...

+1

I too have ridden plugged tires for the remaining life of the tire countless times. Often for several thousand miles.

Rarely have I had any problems with a plugged tire, beyond an occasion...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-17-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
Here's the way I look at the prospect of a...

Here's the way I look at the prospect of a tubeless 21" front.

I KNOW just how easy it is to break a bead and repair a tube on this front wheel. Because of this I can take a leap and imagine that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-16-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
Thanks for the heads up on the divots. I'll have...

Thanks for the heads up on the divots. I'll have a couple of days to fill in those places in the bead at the weld. They are right at the point where I overlapped the tape, opposite the valve stem...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
Posted By MotoTex
GEt Plugged

As the majority of my flats have been the result of the back tire picking up some sharp piece of wire, or a screw, nail, etc. I am looking forward to the ease of plugging the tire, rather than...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-16-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 145,095
Posted By MotoTex
Nice. Enjoyed seeing this video bring life to the...

Nice. Enjoyed seeing this video bring life to the story we have followed here.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-09-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,059
Views: 744,600
Posted By MotoTex
They are so cute when they're napping ... :D

They are so cute when they're napping ... :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-06-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,059
Views: 744,600
Posted By MotoTex
I ran a few TKCs on the 950, and after reading...

I ran a few TKCs on the 950, and after reading all the soft sidewall warnings on ADV I never ran it lower than 28 or 30 psi. Never pinch flatted, though I did put a ding the rim once. The knobs make...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 228,257
Posted By MotoTex
Browneye, you started it ... :lol3 But...

Browneye, you started it ... :lol3

But (hopefully) before "WD-40 as chain lube" haters chime in ...

I once read a rather comprehensive study once where someone did a long-term test on a ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-03-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 228,257
Posted By MotoTex
For years I've looked at that bent end of the...

For years I've looked at that bent end of the tire tool thinking that some engineer had something in mind when they did that.

Upon having some difficulty with a recent flat trying to break the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-31-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 228,257
Posted By MotoTex
It always costs me the price of the tube I'm...

It always costs me the price of the tube I'm carrying, and about twenty minutes to swap it out wherever it went flat. (and removing the offending pointy object that caused it)

Total cost for...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-30-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 5,977
Views: 1,052,613
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 21,837
Views: 4,139,045
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: 21,837
Views: 4,139,045
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: 234
Views: 34,314
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: 3,103
Views: 633,080
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 5,977
Views: 1,052,613
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: 21,837
Views: 4,139,045
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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: 4,755
Views: 677,812
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
Replies: 3,059
Views: 744,600
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: 3,103
Views: 633,080
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: 5,977
Views: 1,052,613
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...
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