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Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 03:33 AM
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Posted By GarrettRB
I have two Sena SMH5-FM bluetooth headsets. For a...

I have two Sena SMH5-FM bluetooth headsets. For a multi day trip I need to charge them somehow. Do you think I can plug them into the bike's battery and let them charge overnight? I'm afraid of...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
My VIN is in the affected range but the two...

My VIN is in the affected range but the two dealers I've talked to here say the recall was canceled because it wasn't necessary. This is in the US. It sounds like European countries are still doing...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Has there ever been a case of the head noise...

Has there ever been a case of the head noise issue causing a problem? All I've heard is speculation that it might cause a problem.
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I have the Anakee 3's. So far they are good but...

I have the Anakee 3's. So far they are good but they have a loud whine on the center of the tread. I used to not wear earplugs while commuting because the speeds were only about 30-50mph on back...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
What do you mean by plastic shavings? What would...

What do you mean by plastic shavings? What would be made of plastic inside an engine?
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By GarrettRB
I have the same problem when I have a passenger....

I have the same problem when I have a passenger. The kickstand needs to be up before she gets on. I weigh 140. I would like the rear suspension stiffer when I have a passenger and cargo.
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 03:48 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I had to do this after my 10k maintenance and it...

I had to do this after my 10k maintenance and it fixed mutt cruise control.
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Thumb Exactly. All the people who are riding around...

Exactly. All the people who are riding around having fun aren't going to bother with a forum full of people bitching and moaning about their bike. The TEX is awesome!
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
If anyone wants a rear power outlet, this guy is...

If anyone wants a rear power outlet, this guy is liquidating them for $12 off, free shipping.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201067446441?item=201067446441&viewitem=&vxp=mtr
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 05:29 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
How are those highway pegs? What kind are they?...

How are those highway pegs? What kind are they? I'd like to get a set and mount them on my OEM crash bars.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,881
Posted By GarrettRB
When I go on a long trip I have side bags, a...

When I go on a long trip I have side bags, a tarp, a sleeping bag and other camping gear strapped to my bike. I look like a traveling hobo. The most I've ever gotten from a cop was a quick flash of...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2014, 05:07 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I agree. Some people complain the suspension is...

I agree. Some people complain the suspension is too soft, others complain it's too hard. :huh I don't think even they know what they want? The suspension is perfectly fine for me.
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
This happens with mine but I never thought much...

This happens with mine but I never thought much of it. It's a big engine that produces a lot of heat. When sitting still in traffic on a hot day the engine temp gauge almost tops out. As long as I'm...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 04:59 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I have that same bag. It fits perfectly.

I have that same bag. It fits perfectly.
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By GarrettRB
I think there are a few people on the...

I think there are a few people on the tiger-explorer.com forums with 40k miles.
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Get the Rox risers with the hole on the bottom...

Get the Rox risers with the hole on the bottom piece that you can put an allen wrench through. I bought a pair off ebay that didn't have the hole. It limits the angle I can adjust the risers because...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By GarrettRB
Whatever the pin is that prevents the controls...

Whatever the pin is that prevents the controls from rotating. I don't have a problem with where they are now but if I were to rotate the bars, I would want to rotate the controls too.
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 05:02 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Can you cut the pin off so you can rotate it...

Can you cut the pin off so you can rotate it however you like?
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 07:15 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I think it's great for long days of slab. I can...

I think it's great for long days of slab. I can load it up with all the camping gear I need, get on the highway and set the cruise control with no issues. If some idiot starts coming into my lane,...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
It looks like you were sliding with some speed to...

It looks like you were sliding with some speed to grind up those engine guards. What's that plastic piece on your shaft? It looks like it saved your drive shaft from getting messed up.
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
You must make use of the traction control and ABS...

You must make use of the traction control and ABS in the snow. How did those work out?
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 11:07 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I'm not sure if they were loose or tight, but the...

I'm not sure if they were loose or tight, but the dealer said they all needed adjustment. He also did the special triumph cam gear adjustment which adjusts the timing of the cams.
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Has anyone had the 10k maintenance done WITHOUT...

Has anyone had the 10k maintenance done WITHOUT the head replacement? I had mine done without it and it's much quieter. That leads me to believe a lot of the noise people are hearing is normal valve...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Are there any mechanical changes or improvements?...

Are there any mechanical changes or improvements? From what I've heard it doesn't sound like any. Not that the bike needs to be any more awesome than it is. :D
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2013, 08:39 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
What do you guys carry for tools on a long trip?...

What do you guys carry for tools on a long trip? For most trips I've been taking some allens and a 17mm hex bit for the front wheel. I've heard stories of some shops not being able to take off the...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By GarrettRB
The rod is 72 inches. It won't lift it completely...

The rod is 72 inches. It won't lift it completely vertical, but it doesn't need to. It lifts it enough that I can push it up the rest of the way. When a TEX falls over it's horizontal so the rear...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By GarrettRB
A portable jack for picking up a bike.

I got a deal on a snow jack and decided to try it out on my bike. It makes picking up my loaded Explorer easy. It can also be rigged up as a come-along to pull the bike around if needed. The jack...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I believe if you shut the bike off by leaving it...

I believe if you shut the bike off by leaving it in gear and lowering the kickstand, the settings will stay.
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 03:15 AM
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Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
It's good to see a tex getting dirty. Do you shut...

It's good to see a tex getting dirty. Do you shut off the traction control and ABS when going offroad?
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Watch out for speeding tickets. A radar detector...

Watch out for speeding tickets. A radar detector is a good accessory. :evil
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
He didn't say how much but he did say they needed...

He didn't say how much but he did say they needed to be adjusted. It was the 10k maintenance so they also did the special cam adjustment too.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I didn't have my head replaced, I had the regular...

I didn't have my head replaced, I had the regular 10k maintenance and that made my engine much quieter.
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
I put mine on the center stand, then put a bunch...

I put mine on the center stand, then put a bunch of weight on the rear rack to lift the front up and a stool under the plastic skid plate.
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
Has anyone put a Jesse top box on their TEX yet?...

Has anyone put a Jesse top box on their TEX yet? How was the installation? Does it make a good backrest for the passenger?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 498,723
Posted By GarrettRB
I took this in Nova Scotia a few weeks ago. The...

I took this in Nova Scotia a few weeks ago. The rider in the photo is fellow inmate everready.

http://i.imgur.com/rbygMgc.jpg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-06-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,523
Views: 576,546
Posted By GarrettRB
They didn't offer to replace it? What's the...

They didn't offer to replace it? What's the warranty on the spot?
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By GarrettRB
I think this was near the "5 Island" area on the...

I think this was near the "5 Island" area on the north shore:
http://i.imgur.com/lRXFRrW.jpg

More boats:
http://i.imgur.com/HR3dn7E.jpg

Chocolate River Motel and Campground (New Brunswick)....
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By GarrettRB
Nova Scotia photos and trip report

I finished a 3400 mile trip to Nova Scotia recently. NS has incredible scenery and incredibly friendly people! Since there have been dozens of ride reports for NS already, I'll dispense with the...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5,179
Views: 851,457
Posted By GarrettRB
That's an interesting feature. Is there any other...

That's an interesting feature. Is there any other reason someone would need to do this?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-02-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3,523
Views: 576,546
Posted By GarrettRB
I took my Gen3 spot on a 3400 mile trip the last...

I took my Gen3 spot on a 3400 mile trip the last two weeks. It's worked great. My family had a live feed of my progress. I'm sure that helped calm my mother down while I road my scary motorcycle...
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