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Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
:huhYeah, very nice. But since there's absolutely...

:huhYeah, very nice. But since there's absolutely nothing wrong with the stepper motor, why clean it? It's the linkage that it pushes on that gets dirty and buggers with your idle speed. Doh!
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
I've done all those things with mine and it's...

I've done all those things with mine and it's still there, not bent or damaged in any way. That dealer salesman you spoke to is an idiot.
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 08:33 AM
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Views: 160,187
Posted By blacktiger
This could be quite normal. It bubbles because...

This could be quite normal. It bubbles because the coolant has got hot enough to expand beyond the confines of the radiator. It then pushes open the spring loaded seal in the radiator cap and the...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Yeah, your chips are our crisps. Our chips are...

Yeah, your chips are our crisps. Our chips are your fries. Great innit?

Those of us that still smoke (not me) get some strange looks when in your good country by saying "I'm just going out for a...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By blacktiger
Yep, that's just plain English right there.:lol3

Yep, that's just plain English right there.:lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Yes, my booted foot.

Yes, my booted foot.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 09:49 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Yeah, exactly. Where are you going to find a...

Yeah, exactly. Where are you going to find a piece of 2x4 out in the desert?:huh
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 09:47 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
That's the way I get on if the bike has its...

That's the way I get on if the bike has its topbox fitted or a pile of luggage on the rear. I can't swing my leg up that high otherwise.
The only other way would be to throw your boot up and onto...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 09:34 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
I usually sit on the ground behind the bike and...

I usually sit on the ground behind the bike and roll the wheel backwards onto my foot which lifts it to the correct height. And you can adjust the height by simply moving your foot.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
You have chicken strips? ...

You have chicken strips?
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/LAKES%20and%20YORK/IMG_0142-1.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:08 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Probably get 200mpg as well.:lol3

Probably get 200mpg as well.:lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:07 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Hate say it but ones person's "Hard in the...

Hate say it but ones person's "Hard in the twisties" is another person's easy cruise. Just sayin'.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 05:04 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Not really. Unless it's old fuel. Or, what did...

Not really. Unless it's old fuel. Or, what did you do to the stepper motor? Is that resetting correctly when you turn it off? i.e. fax noise?
Coolant at correct level after your rebuild?
Fuel pump...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By blacktiger
How you did that is beyond my understanding....

How you did that is beyond my understanding. How's that Liger rebuild coming on?
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By blacktiger
Not sure we can get Shinko and Fullbore this side...

Not sure we can get Shinko and Fullbore this side of the pond, more's the pity.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By blacktiger
That was my thinking, yes.

That was my thinking, yes.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 12:30 PM
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Views: 564,136
Posted By blacktiger
And a nice bimble home after we shed 7 of our...

And a nice bimble home after we shed 7 of our numbers. Barney's probably still trying to find his way out of that wood.:rofl
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
I think you meant to write "1200+Kilometres". No...

I think you meant to write "1200+Kilometres". No way can you 12K miles out of a K60. Well, not unless you ride very, very gently on very smooth roads. The best I've had is 7000 miles out of a rear...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 08:21 AM
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Views: 472,103
Posted By blacktiger
This is a better shot to show where they're...

This is a better shot to show where they're hanging.
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/LAKES%20and%20YORK/IMG_0122.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
I bought the SWmotech mounts and bolted the lamps...

I bought the SWmotech mounts and bolted the lamps under the brackets as opposed to on top like most others seem to do. That way it gives more separation to my relocated indicators. I can aslo mount...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 06:28 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Power them through the plug/socket under the tank...

Power them through the plug/socket under the tank for the Triumph accessory lamps which is switched. Blue wire for the switching side of a relay, purple wire for the power. Then wire them into the LH...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 564,136
Posted By blacktiger
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955ti...

http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/VULCAN%20VISIT%2019JUL14/IMG_5277.jpg (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/VULCAN%20VISIT%2019JUL14/IMG_5277.jpg.html)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-21-2014, 05:47 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
This... ...

This...
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/VULCAN%20VISIT%2019JUL14/IMG_0065.jpg (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/VULCAN%20VISIT%2019JUL14/IMG_0065.jpg.html)...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2,482
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Posted By blacktiger
Me in the middle. ...

Me in the middle.
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/VULCAN%20VISIT%2019JUL14/CrewofXM655VulcanCrew.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 04:11 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
I won't tell her that you do it on perpose.:lol3

I won't tell her that you do it on perpose.:lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 04:14 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
That's very true. But so were Renault and...

That's very true. But so were Renault and Peugoets of the day but the French patriotism kept them going.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 12:34 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Nothing wrong with the Bonnie engine. It might...

Nothing wrong with the Bonnie engine. It might surprise you. Certainly not that far behind the CB1100 and it'll have more character.
I'm biased so..................think Tiger. Great engine, good...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 12:17 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Blimey! That's a question. OK I'll answer with...

Blimey! That's a question. OK I'll answer with some questions.
Triple or twin?
Old can of worms or new with warranty?
Several thousand $$ in the bank or nice shiny new bike?

Really only you...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 472,103
Posted By blacktiger
And a lot of other people that find them...

And a lot of other people that find them uncomfortable, like I did. If the OE are good for you, fine, carry on.
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By blacktiger
The answer is to do what I did a few years ago...

The answer is to do what I did a few years ago and measure up the OE bars and then read through all the bar manufacturers' specifications and compare the measurements with the OE bars and buy the...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 472,103
Posted By blacktiger
I've said it on here a thousand times. I firmly...

I've said it on here a thousand times. I firmly believe that the standard bars are too straight for comfort and if you had decent bars with a better sweep you wouldn't need to "give your hand a...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By blacktiger
I don't believe that. The vast majority of the...

I don't believe that. The vast majority of the population don't have an ounce when buying stuff like cars, If we had, Rover wouldn't have been sold to BMW.
I think most just think the Tiger is the...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Quite, and certainly not 20W-50. If you're...

Quite, and certainly not 20W-50.
If you're that worried about hot climates you should use 10W-50 and leave 10W-40 for winter.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 46,375
Posted By blacktiger
Perhaps your bum does look big in those trousers....

Perhaps your bum does look big in those trousers. :eek1
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 01:51 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
No significant updates on any year. There was a...

No significant updates on any year. There was a redesign of the side stand switch in '13. No suspension upgrades. You have to do that yourself.



I've not heard anything about this on the 800s....
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 46,375
Posted By blacktiger
You've probably worked it out by now but you get...

You've probably worked it out by now but you get the Cyrilic spelling first, before the "dash", then the one we can read after.

Ohrid...........do take the walk up to King Samual's fortress. Good...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 46,375
Posted By blacktiger
Mike, I have a track log on Mapsource for a...

Mike,
I have a track log on Mapsource for a nice track that I found in Macedonia near Debar and runs down through some woods to Zdunje. I think it's the old road before they built an easier tarmac...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,541
Views: 160,187
Posted By blacktiger
No, exactly, I was saying grease around the pivot...

No, exactly, I was saying grease around the pivot shaft would keep the dust out of that. Not the roller.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 564,136
Posted By blacktiger
TR5C maybe?...

TR5C maybe? http://silodrome.com/1961-triumph-tr5c/

That's what McQueen rode in the ISDT and other stuff.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 564,136
Posted By blacktiger
Yeah, Sunbeam Tiger. They were quick cars in...

Yeah, Sunbeam Tiger. They were quick cars in their day.
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