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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-18-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By Blueshark
Petrol stats

I did some quick research at Fuelly.com:

Versys 650 (60 vehicles reporting): 48 MPG median
Tiger 800 Roadie (69 reporting): 43 MPG median
Tiger 800XC (46 reporting): 44 MPG median

Anyways,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-17-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By Blueshark
I did the Versys 650 to Tiger 800 roadie trade-up...

I did the Versys 650 to Tiger 800 roadie trade-up last April. Everything's better, way better, and the mirrors don't vibrate either. It's got a few more parts on it than the V though, and some of...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 210,625
Posted By Blueshark
Haven't heard of boiling over as a common issue. ...

Haven't heard of boiling over as a common issue. What does the dealer do about it (other than replace the coolant)? Does the pump work? The fan? Cap hold pressure? Hoses not pinched? Fluid...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 177,527
Posted By Blueshark
You stated more clearly what I posted in #1221. ...

You stated more clearly what I posted in #1221. I would think that would work well, as long as the washer was wide enough to distribute the stress.
Forum: Vendors 10-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 177,527
Posted By Blueshark
Idea

Check into sailmaker battens, e.g. http://www.rbsbattens.com/sail-makers-tools/

in lieu of those aluminum strips.

You may like these instead.
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 311,227
Posted By Blueshark
I think it's great that you are being recognized...

I think it's great that you are being recognized as a LiFePO4, AGM, etc Motorcycle battery authority. What would be incredibly useful to everyone is for you to write up a FAQ and edit the first...
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 177,527
Posted By Blueshark
The problem with a spacer would be that the...

The problem with a spacer would be that the length would vary with each installation. A simple wide washer and another nut on the backside seems like it would be an easy fix. (But I'm not an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 640,069
Posted By Blueshark
I think I see a lusty thrusterfish in that...

I think I see a lusty thrusterfish in that pool.:lol3
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 177,527
Posted By Blueshark
Looking for a Reckless for a Tiger 800 as well as...

Looking for a Reckless for a Tiger 800 as well as suggestion for a compatible top luggage rack (ie Altrider, etc). Good job, guys!
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 311,227
Posted By Blueshark
If it's by design, one possible reason would be...

If it's by design, one possible reason would be to not put that load on a cold engine, allowing it to warm up without having to do that work right away.

Just a wild-@ss guess.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,226
Posted By Blueshark
I use VMWare Fusion on a Mac and run a simple...

I use VMWare Fusion on a Mac and run a simple Windows 7 VM whose only purpose is for DealerTool and TuneECU. Make sure you tell the VM that the USB cable belongs to it and not the Mac, then it works...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,479
Posted By Blueshark
Firmware update v2.6.3 available

"The inReach SE/Explorer Firmware Updates provide inReach satellite communicators with new features and capabilities.

Firmware 2.6.3
New Features

New Extended Tracking setting for greatly...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 311,227
Posted By Blueshark
I use a timer such as: ...

I use a timer such as: http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-31200-TimerMax-Grounded-1-Outlet/dp/B0020ML744/ to do a 20 minute daily top off of my AGM battery on a Battery Tender Jr. Within 20 minutes the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 210,625
Posted By Blueshark
Not necessarily. The cap holds the pressure in...

Not necessarily. The cap holds the pressure in the cooling system at up to 1.1 bar (1.1 bar = 15.9541512 pounds per square inch). Once it reaches that pressure, the cap seal lifts and the hot...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 210,625
Posted By Blueshark
If the hoses aren't reversed as BT advises, then...

If the hoses aren't reversed as BT advises, then my guess would be the radiator cap should be replaced. Let us know what you find.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 43,132
Posted By Blueshark
Crazy Weather

Reports of birds dropping out of the sky. Hotter than a dog with two dicks.

But the ocean sure is nice. Body surf!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,226
Posted By Blueshark
Just a thought - more energy released for the...

Just a thought - more energy released for the same volume of fuel injected into the engine with regular gas vs high octane. As has been said, higher octane requires additives whose volume replaces...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,768
Posted By Blueshark
No one mentioned the TT color catalogs, the US...

No one mentioned the TT color catalogs, the US 2014-15 one being 1,859 pages. Go to a motorcycle show and they have stacks of them, free, to all. That must cost them some serious coin.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-11-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 163,601
Posted By Blueshark
IJW - I'm 5-11, 170 lbs with ATTGATT on.

IJW - I'm 5-11, 170 lbs with ATTGATT on.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 163,601
Posted By Blueshark
I also have the larger Triumph touring windshield...

I also have the larger Triumph touring windshield (came as a freebie in 2014 with the 2013 model purchase). The first adjustment was tilted most of the way back, and the buffeting was terrible. The...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 100,075
Posted By Blueshark
I have a minor concern about the elastic cord at...

I have a minor concern about the elastic cord at the back of the neck that tightens up the collar. It's sewn deep into the jacket. When the elastic in the cord starts to break up, it's going to...
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,751
Posted By Blueshark
Thanks for the feedback! These are on my...

Thanks for the feedback! These are on my Christmas list for my Tiger 800. :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,371
Posted By Blueshark
Looks like a great setup for lane splitting in...

Looks like a great setup for lane splitting in California.:eek1
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 137,253
Posted By Blueshark
How about Locktite in plumbing applications? I...

How about Locktite in plumbing applications? I don't see it in the big box stores' plumbing aisles, just usually PFTE tape (which is now chinese crap quality). I know there are some Locktite...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 100,075
Posted By Blueshark
Please elaborate. Are you wearing them out?...

Please elaborate. Are you wearing them out? Selling the old one every quarter or half year and buying another? Appreciate the info and trying to understand the full context.
Forum: Vendors 08-28-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 163,358
Posted By Blueshark
That's a nice deal. I just bought So Cal/No Cal...

That's a nice deal. I just bought So Cal/No Cal maps. Very nice.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,226
Posted By Blueshark
Tiger TSB's

Is there any site where Tiger 800/800XC Tech Service Bulletins (TSB's) are posted?
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,751
Posted By Blueshark
Have these been delivered to customers? What's...

Have these been delivered to customers? What's been the experience?

My eyeball concerns would be wear of the metal rack against the back side of the bag (assuming there's a bit of movement), and...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,345
Posted By Blueshark
Klim Latitude version: ...

Klim Latitude version:
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy283/YachtRocked/Screenshot2014-08-21201137.png
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,023,226
Posted By Blueshark
Hope you can post up a ride report here for us...

Hope you can post up a ride report here for us non-Facebook inmates. Your bike looks ready!
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,345
Posted By Blueshark
Not mentioned in previous posts is that the...

Not mentioned in previous posts is that the RoadID info is available to emergency personnel by calling the 24/7 800# on the bracelet, so no computer is needed. (Increasingly, places are getting...
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 163,358
Posted By Blueshark
Did Amazon squeeze out Butler Maps? They only...

Did Amazon squeeze out Butler Maps? They only have one vendor, Butte Maps, that sells on Amazon, and not the full BM inventory is there. Just wondered....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,479
Posted By Blueshark
I did not find a reference to that service on the...

I did not find a reference to that service on the forum (via search on "email"). Can you find it and paste the URL in here? I did see this one which basically says (at least in the US) that if you...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,479
Posted By Blueshark
OK, SMS msg to cell worked, as did reply back. ...

OK, SMS msg to cell worked, as did reply back. Email (which is what I thought you were talking about) reply did not work unless I either went to Mapshare to reply or used the direct...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,479
Posted By Blueshark
I tried that, it doesn't work unless you go thru...

I tried that, it doesn't work unless you go thru MapShare. That's because the reply-to address is no.reply@delorme.com . Seems like it used to work, so perhaps this is a more recent change.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,371
Posted By Blueshark
SC Tall seat, 5-11 height, previous post:...

SC Tall seat, 5-11 height, previous post: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24750100&postcount=3922

Still working for me, happy to not be sitting in a banana seat.

It's good to have a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,371
Posted By Blueshark
I'm glad you mentioned that, because I noticed...

I'm glad you mentioned that, because I noticed that too!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,371
Posted By Blueshark
Seat Concepts seat

I sent mine in, both rider and pillion seats, for SC install of the Tiger Tall. Im 5-11, 33 inseam, and riding it in the high position, which just flatfoots it with Sidi Adv rain boots on. The seat...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 100,075
Posted By Blueshark
Authoritative Klim Care Instructions: ...

Authoritative Klim Care Instructions: http://www.klim.com/Customer-Care/Care-Instructions/ :deal
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,796
Posted By Blueshark
I like the Rodney Yee reference. I can relate: ...

I like the Rodney Yee reference. I can relate: http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/columns/intelligencer/12023/
:evil
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