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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-02-2015, 05:49 AM
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Views: 782,890
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Ha! Shouldn't post with a tired brain my...

Ha! Shouldn't post with a tired brain my apologies. Your post looked like a question that I've heard before (one fella didn't realize you could get racks and boxes separately)


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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-01-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5,115
Views: 782,890
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Yup, Givi Luggage Rack. They make a tubular rack...

Yup, Givi Luggage Rack. They make a tubular rack you can buy separately (sans cases) for the Tigers. It's what I got as it seems, to me, to be weaker than the bits it's mounted to but still stout...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,325
Posted By IronJackWhitton
TKC 80 mounted backwards

I'm torn between a Heidenau front or a TKC front. The option to flip a TKC with its more aggressive tread means similar mileage to the Heidi with perhaps better off road traction.

I really like my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-23-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,542
Posted By IronJackWhitton
A couple of little tips to try before sinking $$...

A couple of little tips to try before sinking $$ into an aftermarket seat:

1) Ikea Sheepskin. $30 bucks and makes a world of difference. Strap it to the seat with a bit of paracord (or if you're...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Getting ready to take my tiger to Deadhorse, and...

Getting ready to take my tiger to Deadhorse, and just got back from a 2300 km mixed-surface road trip from northern Alberta to northern Washington and back, exploring the best bits of Alberta's...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Mobile 1 of Castrol, to spec, is available at...

Mobile 1 of Castrol, to spec, is available at most Canuck Wal Marts but it's $16/litre. But, it's easy to get!

The trouble around here with Amsol and other "race" oils is availability -- you can...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Funny I was just in Spokane this morning on my...

Funny I was just in Spokane this morning on my tiger. I stopped into the triumph dealership in Spokane Valley and the sales guy said they couldn't keep the new tigers in stock but they did have a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,115
Views: 782,890
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

That's true! Lots of folks though don't have a welder but have a pal or brother in law who owed them a favour, but maybe not a full hour-fabrication favour :P the weld on purchasable option fits for...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5,115
Views: 782,890
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Good summary. I agree I think the wider ones...

Good summary.

I agree I think the wider ones are safer.

A more economical option would be something like this:
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-10-2015, 10:30 AM
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Views: 782,890
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Nice work Browneye. I'm also fond of fabricating...

Nice work Browneye. I'm also fond of fabricating bits and pieces out of aluminum. I can't wait to save the $$ for a spool gun so I can weld with it too!


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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-28-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Support vehicles for adventures are normally a...

Support vehicles for adventures are normally a land cruiser or, in very wealthy circles, a Unimog.

Never seen one be a John Deer Excavator! Perhaps you'll have started a new trend for next years...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
I'm off to northern Washington in May for work --...

I'm off to northern Washington in May for work -- California is only a slight detour so maybe I'll take you up on that :D

As per the collet, yup it's tight. Triple checked it and made my own tool...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Thanks Clawdog. Did that, and it's definitely...

Thanks Clawdog. Did that, and it's definitely vibrations coming in at 3700 regardless of clutch position so I've ruled out a clutch problem.



Rechecked TB's the other day, all are reading the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Ha! That's the ticket, I'll make my whole morning...

Ha! That's the ticket, I'll make my whole morning commute in 1st gear :P
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Thanks Vegas. I checked them but I am going to...

Thanks Vegas. I checked them but I am going to look again. I may even remove them entirely to see if it makes a difference as I've heard/read that can have an impact.




Good idea Jim. I'll...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Tiger 800 problems; for reference only please

Hey folks,

I've put this up on another forum but figured I'd try here too.

I'm still chasing this damn vibration issue that I posted about previously (like last fall -- not much winter riding...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Frame measurements are a bit different on the XC...

Frame measurements are a bit different on the XC as well.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,113
Posted By IronJackWhitton
You will like the XC. Maintenence isn't really an...

You will like the XC. Maintenence isn't really an issue especially stateside as there are so many places you can get parts shipped from (it's a bit more slim pickins' up here in Canada).

The XC...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
I have Windows 7 bootcamp-installed onto my Mac,...

I have Windows 7 bootcamp-installed onto my Mac, and Dealertool works fine.

This is cheaper than buying an additional VMware software solution, but that'd work too. You only need a copy of Windows...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-07-2014, 05:07 PM
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Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
After re-reading that thread, I realize my...

After re-reading that thread, I realize my instructions are not as clear as they could be! I should re-do it with a proper writeup. I'm glad they helped all the same!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 159,347
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Great read cycles. You could pay for a new bike...

Great read cycles. You could pay for a new bike by writing a book!

Sad to hear about BMWs dragging of feet. I've hear many stories of the excellent support from BMW corporate. It doesn't matter...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
First I've heard of that -- normally, the gauge...

First I've heard of that -- normally, the gauge and its sensors seem to account for the range left. It takes a bit of time to calibrate after filling up (a few seconds at speed) but it's always been...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
About 15k miles; I did my own service at about...

About 15k miles; I did my own service at about 12k and balanced the throttle bodies, new plugs, etc.

The only service manual piece I didn't do, now that I'm thinking of it, was replace the chain...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2014, 08:29 AM
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Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Definitely an improvement for me, but there's...

Definitely an improvement for me, but there's still a bit of a buzz.

I put the chain at the tighter end of the spec sheet, so I'm going to loosen it a bit closer to the 30mms and see if that...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 10:35 PM
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Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Sprockets are OK, chain was super loose though --...

Sprockets are OK, chain was super loose though -- about 55mm of play (spec calls for 20 or 30 mm)

I tightened it up and checked the bolt/collet black tiger mentioned; I think it too was loose but...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Brilliant! I'll check that as soon as I get home....

Brilliant! I'll check that as soon as I get home. Thanks Blacktiger!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 265,553
Posted By IronJackWhitton
New problem for diagnoses from the Tiger Experts!...

New problem for diagnoses from the Tiger Experts!

I tried asking on another forum but no joy yet, I was hoping this group could help me out.

I have a vibration in my pegs. It's slight, but...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Fixed. 12k miles = 20k kms, and mine...

Fixed.


12k miles = 20k kms, and mine needed shims, on the exhaust side.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,741
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
7.48 mm diameter. The tech would have to be an...

7.48 mm diameter. The tech would have to be an imbecile to use any other size as the shims under the buckets fit into a little depression on the valve head. You should be fine as several marques use...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,741
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Can you explain why this is? I'm not doubting you...

Can you explain why this is? I'm not doubting you at all, I'm just still learning about this stuff and would like to hear the 'why' of it all!

Cheers
Craig
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-13-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Maybe a stupid suggestion as you may have already...

Maybe a stupid suggestion as you may have already looked but there is a fair bit of adjustment in the clutch cable on the side of the engine case.

I just tuned mine in, made a huge difference in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Always regular. I don't know enough about octane...

Always regular. I don't know enough about octane levels and such and my wallet likes the cheap stuff better :D I did run a tank of premium but no discernible difference in performance so I never did...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Tiger shims are 7.48 mm diameter which is pretty...

Tiger shims are 7.48 mm diameter which is pretty standard. Hotcams sell a kit, and many other brands use the same diameter.

I did mine at about 12k miles and found that all of my exhaust valves...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Hour and a half? That's nuts. It can't take that...

Hour and a half? That's nuts. It can't take that long to remove them.

No way you can take them off yourself?


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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 214,179
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Blue shark, how tall are you? I'm 6'2 and the...

Blue shark, how tall are you? I'm 6'2 and the touring screen just doesn't do the job. Madstad in the near future though I did modify my torching screen with 2 inch risers (inspired by another Inmate...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,741
Posted By IronJackWhitton
To be clear, my comments both on the Engineering...

To be clear, my comments both on the Engineering and the trademark (okay Kildareman, patent, you got me!) were tongue in cheek! I meant merely to illicit a laugh or two but I'll leave the comedy to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,395,692
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Same problem here with my wife. Very distracting...

Same problem here with my wife. Very distracting and potentially dangerous in emergency stops (I have not had to do one but practiced a few times with her on for the experience)


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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,741
Posted By IronJackWhitton
Tiger Tales - Dialling in the 800XC for the dirt

ProfessorKX -- I know, bang up job by the way. I was referring to the attitude of british engineers. I've spent my life around British cars (triumphs and more recently jaguars) as my family tends to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,741
Posted By IronJackWhitton
That's a bold assumption of logic there. This is...

That's a bold assumption of logic there. This is a british motorcycle after all ;)



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