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Forum: Latin America 02-07-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,328
Posted By Kowalski
Me any my girlfriend have been in the area you...

Me any my girlfriend have been in the area you described in that time frame . We were in Zipolite just outside Puerto Angel for the last 2 weeks of January and did not see any ADV guys. We rode the...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By Kowalski
good to see Hmmm, Mulege huh, I kinda...

good to see

Hmmm, Mulege huh, I kinda remember meeting some guy who looked really like you there last year, he rode a black GS800 and smoked a cigar. I believe he had a girl in tow.......... ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-24-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 255,796
Posted By Kowalski
Mine is also a 2011 with 60k on it so I don`t...

Mine is also a 2011 with 60k on it so I don`t think I have a chance of a warranty claim and I`m sure my dealer would not go into bat for me, but on the plus side the previous owner had an extended...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 255,796
Posted By Kowalski
Hey Steve, where about in Mexico are you? I am...

Hey Steve, where about in Mexico are you? I am just outside Puerto Angel in Oaxaca. Managed to fix my cooling problem by replacing the cap and also found my fan was eating into the radiator, the...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28,914
Views: 2,552,852
Posted By Kowalski
So is there a way to get around this. Does the...

So is there a way to get around this. Does the toll road around Acapulco miss the traffic?
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28,914
Views: 2,552,852
Posted By Kowalski
The problem with big cities is my Tiger has some...

The problem with big cities is my Tiger has some cooling issues and boils over. I hear the traffic in aca is a bit nutty.
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28,914
Views: 2,552,852
Posted By Kowalski
mex 200 guerrero michiocan

Me and my girlfriend are currently in San Cristobal and are planning on heading back north in about 2 weeks. We would like to do the coastal route through guerrero and michiocan. Has anyone done this...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-06-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Thanks Stevedo, I really don`t want to dig into...

Thanks Stevedo, I really don`t want to dig into the cooling system while on the road in case I find something that I can`t replace. I top the coolant up every second day but have not come across any...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
oops forgot the pic

oops forgot the pic
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Hey guys sorry for the lack of updates but the...

Hey guys sorry for the lack of updates but the powers that be moved the damn thread again. So made it to Oaxaca no problem and spent xmas and new years there. Hit the mezcal on new years and paid the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-24-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
The fan is running all the time in town which is...

The fan is running all the time in town which is why the dealer is pointing at a bad thermostat. On the open road it is fine. The cap is letting it boil off so I`m losing coolant too. Some suggested...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-23-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 255,796
Posted By Kowalski
I seem to remember reading somewhere that you...

I seem to remember reading somewhere that you can`t do that with the Tiger as there is a sensor that won`t let the injectors work properly if it doesn't reach temp. Anyone?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
So got the bike fixed in Puebla, was a sheared...

So got the bike fixed in Puebla, was a sheared off pin on the selector shaft which the dealer had in stock!!!!

Now the thermostat has gone bad..... no parts available. More cervezes!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 255,796
Posted By Kowalski
Nah, the shitty service op was in relation to...

Nah, the shitty service op was in relation to being charged $350 to import a $3 spring into Mexico by the main Triumph dealer in Aguascalientes. This still pisses me off. So I dropped the bike off at...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Yeah will do! Hows the weather in Toronto?

Yeah will do! Hows the weather in Toronto?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-16-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Funny guy. Yeah I still love my Trumpet too, just...

Funny guy. Yeah I still love my Trumpet too, just wondering if you can throw me the $350 to express a part though? Now waiting on a selector shaft too, that's a few weeks away.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,924
Views: 255,796
Posted By Kowalski
gear shift problem 3000 miles from home

So I`m getting that sinking feeling that my shifter pin has sheared off. My girlfriend rear ended me on an unmarked topes (Mexican speedbump) when I braked hard to slow down. She hit under the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-12-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Much appreciated thank you! I have sent the part...

Much appreciated thank you! I have sent the part from the dealer in Arizona to Puebla as I am hoping to intercept it there as I hobble south. I guess I am being way optimistic that it will make it by...
Forum: Latin America 12-12-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By Kowalski
Absolutely you can get the TVIP in Tecate right...

Absolutely you can get the TVIP in Tecate right at the border. Its the easiest place by far and way easier than doing it at the ferry. We did that route last month so if you need info on anything let...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Thanks guys, I`ve calmed down somewhat now and...

Thanks guys, I`ve calmed down somewhat now and all I really wanted to do is warn others of what the main Triumph dealer in Mexico is up to. I apologize for knocking Triumph in general, it was just a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
My local dealer replaced the spring as a recall...

My local dealer replaced the spring as a recall at 45k. The bike has only 55k on it so hence not carrying spare effin spring. And there are no fish tacos in Guadalajara, its not in Baja :asshat:asshat
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-10-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Thanks John for at least one enlightening post. I...

Thanks John for at least one enlightening post. I did not know that that was the issue and if it was explained to me I might not have been so shocked at the cost. BTW not many US dealers will ship to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-10-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Wow some pretty nasty replies. All I was trying...

Wow some pretty nasty replies. All I was trying to say was if you are travelling out this way or any other more isolated places, these are the sort of things you may have to deal with. I love Mexico...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,436
Posted By Kowalski
Beware Triumph owners in Mexico

So I am currently touring Mexico and central America on my Tiger 800XC.

On arriving in Guadalajara I have broken what I believe to be the gear selector return spring. I can still ride the bike...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,900
Posted By Kowalski
Just stumbled on to this thread. I am currently...

Just stumbled on to this thread. I am currently travelling in Mexico and have had the same problem since getting to San Francisco. I replaced the battery there and all was good until southern Baja...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,983
Posted By Kowalski
Me and my girl rider will be heading down that...

Me and my girl rider will be heading down that way this Saturday Nov 1st. We are leaving from Victoria BC and heading down via San Fran to Baja. We are in no rush as we have 4 months to get down...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 37,962
Posted By Kowalski
So many kind words Trevor-you forgot to mention...

So many kind words Trevor-you forgot to mention how much better my damn Tiger is compared to that rattle box Beemer of yours.... and hey what about the part where you nearly puked yer guts up after...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 37,962
Posted By Kowalski
Ok, i gotta ask this as i got to know both of you...

Ok, i gotta ask this as i got to know both of you pretty well in baja, which one is the pea and which the carrot?
:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,397
Posted By Kowalski
Question Do-able?

I would like to start out by saying thanks for making these ride reports. I know they must take a lot of time to put out. The ups and downs you have had certainly make it memorable lol.
My question...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Kowalski
Hi, This is Mike, the one who supplied KLR no....

Hi,
This is Mike, the one who supplied KLR no. 2.All i want to say is having met Chris and to see how he got back on his feet when most of us would have just packed it in and gone home is nothing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By Kowalski
Triumph tiger 800xc sprockets

My 2012 xc has 33000km`s on the original chain and sprockets. I want to change them out asap as i am heading to Alaska in June (another 10k).
The Sprocket Center does not have any 50t rears in stock...
Forum: Alaska 02-24-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 26,872
Posted By Kowalski
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