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Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 282,905
Posted By IL8APEX
Do you really think that skipping that first bike...

Do you really think that skipping that first bike washing after blitzing down a dirt road wasn't the actual beginning of the Wee's woes? And I thought you had stopped lying to yourself...

-Tom
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,759
Posted By IL8APEX
Jade- You may just have been riding the bike...

Jade-

You may just have been riding the bike too much like your GS.

The little Triumph triples need some RPMs to do their thing. If you were lugging along like on your GS perhaps you were...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 195,207
Posted By IL8APEX
I'll give a big thumbs up to the Powerbronze USA...

I'll give a big thumbs up to the Powerbronze USA folks... Their stuff is all imported from Blighty, and the quality of the screen they provided me for my Daytona 675 was top notch.

I considered...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-22-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 195,207
Posted By IL8APEX
MadStad Screen - New Version!

For all of you who might think the MadStad Engineering windscreen a bit too dowdy for their flashy Tiger 800...

I used to be one of you. I just didn't care for the plain looks of the MadStad...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,650
Posted By IL8APEX
I have an '11 Avalanche, haul my sport bikes all...

I have an '11 Avalanche, haul my sport bikes all the time.

My Tiger 800 is a bit longer, so instead of running it straight down the middle I went corner to corner in the bed. Gave me more peace...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By IL8APEX
I had my mind made up that I was going to pull...

I had my mind made up that I was going to pull the trigger on these. Then I saw the prices. $600 just for racks?!

That shut me up real quick. Now I'm back to shopping for materials to build my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-15-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 661,029
Posted By IL8APEX
Sure is. That's more reliable. This is from...

Sure is. That's more reliable.

This is from the TriumphRAT forums: http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa321/cunestu/DSC00283.jpg

(Please GOD let this be the image, my firewall at work won't...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By IL8APEX
Crickets. -T

Crickets.

-T
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-14-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 661,029
Posted By IL8APEX
Gleaned from the interwebs: 2006-09 Daytona...

Gleaned from the interwebs:

2006-09 Daytona 1st gear: 2.615 (34/13)
2010-12 Daytona 1st gear: 2.313 (37/16))
2007-12 Street Triple 1st gear: 2.615 (34/13)
2011-12 Tiger 800 1ts gear: 2.313...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 4,275,485
Posted By IL8APEX
I will admit, I wonder why they omitted an...

I will admit, I wonder why they omitted an ambient temperature display. The sensor is part of the FI system, why not just throw a number up on the screen?

-T
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By IL8APEX
Chain Gun- Once you find a trailer the...

Chain Gun-

Once you find a trailer the journey has only begun! Outfitting it with whatever else you need is fun. I've got a 12' v-nose with room for 3 streetbikes, cabinets, wall to wall...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By IL8APEX
Hey, when it's that effective do we really care...

Hey, when it's that effective do we really care how cheap it was?

Nice work!

-Tom
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,747
Posted By IL8APEX
^^^ Eeeeeexcellent. Parts ren't too bad: I...

^^^ Eeeeeexcellent.

Parts ren't too bad: I already have the heated grips, so the switch, mount, and screws are less than $40.

-Tom
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-08-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 661,029
Posted By IL8APEX
The Daytona first gear was changed (made taller)...

The Daytona first gear was changed (made taller) from the '06-'08 models to the '09-current models. If someone wishes to dig into it I'd bet $0.25 that they'd find the current Street Triple first...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-08-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,747
Posted By IL8APEX
OEM Fog Switch

I keep looking at the cool LED illuminated Triumph switch for my heated grips and lamenting that I didn't also get the fog lights. I'm waiting to install a set of LED fogs and would like to hook it...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By IL8APEX
I just discovered these last night... I also...

I just discovered these last night... I also have a Leo, and like the idea of the balanced system (so I can throw a rotopax inside the left hand rack).

I'll be tuned into the responses on this...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 4,275,485
Posted By IL8APEX
NICE! Please keep updating, this is the kind of...

NICE! Please keep updating, this is the kind of fix that I can get on board with.

-Tom
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,747
Posted By IL8APEX
Pump the brakes there, big fella! Ordered an...

Pump the brakes there, big fella!

Ordered an Otterbox of eBay today... Will post pics next week when it arrives.

-T
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By IL8APEX
I stopped by the dealer today to check out the...

I stopped by the dealer today to check out the Explorer... but no joy. If you were to swap out it would require the screen, bracket, winglets, indicators... basically a bunch of really expensive...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,747
Posted By IL8APEX
I'm digging the waterproof outlet... I just...

I'm digging the waterproof outlet...

I just mounted the Triumph accessory CNC Machined GPS mount this morning, even though I don't have a GPS unit to mount to it. Looking for a suitable...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By IL8APEX
I was looking at the MadStad today, got to do...

I was looking at the MadStad today, got to do something about the noise coming off my Tiger's stock screen!

Then I started looking at the options available for the Tiger Explorer 1200. Nice. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-28-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,068
Posted By IL8APEX
The Showa forks on the Tiger are pretty much...

The Showa forks on the Tiger are pretty much perfect for things like touring and dirt roads. They may even be fine for fire roads if the pace is relaxed. But they are not sprung or damped for...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-26-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 238,828
Posted By IL8APEX
Very similar, although Chinese made and no...

Very similar, although Chinese made and no lifetime warranty.

Lots of sizes / styles available at http://www.mcmelectronics.com/browse/Weatherproof/0000001435.

-Tom
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-26-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 238,828
Posted By IL8APEX
OK, Damn... I just opened up the boxes...

OK, Damn...

I just opened up the boxes from UPS, and I can't believe what I have before me.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x145/il8apex/IMAG1496.jpg

For a total of approximately $120 I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-25-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By IL8APEX
Just an uninformed opinion, but I would think the...

Just an uninformed opinion, but I would think the secondary clamps would be downstream. Primary (first) at the head, Secondary at the junction with the muffler?

-Tom
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-24-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 4,275,485
Posted By IL8APEX
Eh? Position of the Handlebar Risers

After almost two weeks of ownership now I've been bothered by two things about this bike: The aerodynamics around the screen and the ergonomics while standing.

The wind blast off the stock screen...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-24-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By IL8APEX
Although the engines share an architectural...

Although the engines share an architectural philosophy I'm not sure they will actually interchange parts.

I know R&G makes covers for both... I would start by comparing part numbers for their...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-23-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 238,828
Posted By IL8APEX
Why not, I just picked up a couple of these as...

Why not, I just picked up a couple of these as well. ^^^

I'm hoping the 11 lbs is a shipping weight, in a box. We'll see. A quick internet search netted a coupon for another 10% off, which...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-22-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 661,029
Posted By IL8APEX
Yeah, I know that's probably where I'll end up. ...

Yeah, I know that's probably where I'll end up. I've just spent a ton of money on accessories already and want to cool it until Springtime!

-Tom
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-22-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 661,029
Posted By IL8APEX
I took my XC on a couple of two tracks last...

I took my XC on a couple of two tracks last weekend, and was alarmed at how quickly the bike blew through the stroke on the front end. Problem is, I REALLY like the road manners of this motorcycle...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-22-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 75,941
Posted By IL8APEX
I'm only 10 days into ownership, and I have to...

I'm only 10 days into ownership, and I have to say this is a fantastic motorcycle.

I ride a lot of dirt trails / USFS roads on small bore dirtbikes, SuperMoto on my 450, and roadracing on my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-22-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 238,828
Posted By IL8APEX
Great info in this thread guys... Keep it up! ...

Great info in this thread guys... Keep it up!

I'm looking for pictures of the Touratech Stainless rack. Anyone have it?

Scratch that, found it!
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-21-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 4,275,485
Posted By IL8APEX
...Speaking of Squirt... -T

...Speaking of Squirt...

-T
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 4,275,485
Posted By IL8APEX
Finally...

I'm in!

Picked up my new leftover '11 XC w/ ABS today at Motorworks Chicago. Special thanks to Chris (sales manager) and Derek (parts and accessories) for making everything flow so smoothly....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21,992
Views: 4,275,485
Posted By IL8APEX
Bored of white... I haven't even picked up my...

Bored of white... I haven't even picked up my White XC yet and I'm already scheming to paint it! I'm thinking of the Ducati Race Titanium Matte for the tank and fender and Chevy engine block Orange...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-27-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By IL8APEX
FWIW I've had numerous Daytona 675s, and they all...

FWIW I've had numerous Daytona 675s, and they all have the same problem... Best thing is to remove the bolts, add fresh blue locktite, and re-torque. It must have something to do with the...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By IL8APEX
I know a guy who has a fancy Orange floor Jack...

I know a guy who has a fancy Orange floor Jack you can use. We can weight the rear end with his pregnant wife while the front gets inspected.

There has got to be a strategy for this, since so...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 63,122
Posted By IL8APEX
'Em are Cleco pins. They're basically a...

'Em are Cleco pins. They're basically a temporary rivet. The plunger is spring loaded so that when you squeeze the pin with a special set of pliars you can insert them into a hole. Let go, and the...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By IL8APEX
There, fixed it. -T

There, fixed it.

-T
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By IL8APEX
Hardy har har... :rofl FWIW, I am used to...

Hardy har har... :rofl

FWIW, I am used to a set of Ultimate Ears 5eb's with a custom fit gasket from the Ear Plug Store. Unbelievable sound from the separate drivers and great dampening from...
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