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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-01-2015, 07:51 AM
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Posted By ongrade
Love mine, 17k miles in 1.5 years and only two...

Love mine, 17k miles in 1.5 years and only two issues(head replaced under warranty and this is not a 2014 problem. ECM replaced as a recall) neither of which left me stranded. As far as parts I've...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
It's not required for the dealer to do the head...

It's not required for the dealer to do the head to sell the bike. But Triumph has told the dealers if the owner wants it done to do it. I'd just make that a condition of the purchase if it hasn't...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
I was a Vet A enduro rider. I've taken the TEX on...

I was a Vet A enduro rider. I've taken the TEX on some tight single track but it's work to throw that much bike around trees and switchbacks. Stick with the Husky for serious off-road. The TEX is a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By ongrade
I was going to let him continue to fight the...

I was going to let him continue to fight the tubes.....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By ongrade
Get a rear hoop from an explorer, lace to your...

Get a rear hoop from an explorer, lace to your hub. Now your tubeless
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,317
Posted By ongrade
Wind protection makes a big difference, but the...

Wind protection makes a big difference, but the one thing that will make interstate riding safer is a bike that can comfortably run faster than traffic. I commute into SF regularly and I NEVER ride...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-01-2014, 04:25 PM
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Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
And yet I've put 15k on mine in a year and the...

And yet I've put 15k on mine in a year and the three issues it did have were promptly fixed by Triumph.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-29-2014, 11:52 AM
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Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Before you go back make a call to Triumph North...

Before you go back make a call to Triumph North America's customer service 800 number and voice your displeasure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,689
Posted By ongrade
As a personal rule I stick to the 15 mph...

As a personal rule I stick to the 15 mph difference and stop splitting around 45-50 mph, but regularly see guys flying through at 30-40 mph difference. Things happen to quickly at those speeds to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,689
Posted By ongrade
Seriously, since I was a sheriff in CA and we...

Seriously, since I was a sheriff in CA and we were taught that if you get in an accident while violating traffic law YOU ARE at fault I'll stand by what I said. That section you referenced just means...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,689
Posted By ongrade
Except that the vehicle code here explicitly...

Except that the vehicle code here explicitly applies to LEO. If a LEO gets in an accident and has violated the vehicle code he will be found at fault. Doesn't matter if they are responding to a call...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Tech Note 145, it's not a TSB or recall. If your...

Tech Note 145, it's not a TSB or recall. If your dealer is being difficult about it call Triumph North America's customer service 800 number. I did right in front of the service writer and then put...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Try Marin Speedshop in San Rafael. They did mine,...

Try Marin Speedshop in San Rafael. They did mine, I was the first last summer and they resisted at first until the regional manager from Triumph told them to fix it. After that they got on it, parts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 29,575
Posted By ongrade
But we are entitled, the law here says so.

But we are entitled, the law here says so.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-14-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Brake pedal has an adjustment behind the guard,...

Brake pedal has an adjustment behind the guard, make sure you get the brake switch adjusted also or you'll wonder why your cruise doesn't work.

DAMHIK
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-12-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Earlier years are fine after the warranty fix....

Earlier years are fine after the warranty fix. I've put 10k on mine since the fix and it runs perfect.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By ongrade
As far as pricing goes, it doesn't sound bad for...

As far as pricing goes, it doesn't sound bad for your part of the country. I paid $12000 OTD in Ca for a demo with the crash bars, skid plate and side cases. It had 1500 miles on it. As far as the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Madstad, I can ride with a ball cap(not my...

Madstad,

I can ride with a ball cap(not my normal practice, but a one time experiment) at 65 mph and just get a nice smooth air flow that keeps me cool. Also the side deflectors from Powerbronze...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Yeah, I'd go with about half that amount for sag....

Yeah, I'd go with about half that amount for sag. Bike has 190 mm front travel and 194 mm rear, should be set up at about 30-35% for sag. Here's Racetech's recommendations. I split the difference...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,854
Posted By ongrade
Yep, and most of them posted in this thread. ...

Yep, and most of them posted in this thread.
Bunch of fucking morons
The backhoe pulled onto the WRONG side of the road unexpectedly.
I'm sure none of you fucking fucks ever pass a slow vehicle...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
If it comes on once for a few seconds then goes...

If it comes on once for a few seconds then goes out the cruise control is functioning correctly. If it still will not set you have some other issue. If one of the brake light switches is closed(brake...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,202
Posted By ongrade
For any of the "it's too big it's too heavy get...

For any of the "it's too big it's too heavy get the 800" crowd I'll take my Explorer anywhere you'll go on the 800 any time. The weight disappears as soon as the bike moves and the 1200 has a much...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Takes a little patience, but get something to use...

Takes a little patience, but get something to use as an indicator and find the spots that are out of true. The trick is figuring out which way the wheel needs to get pulled. Once you've located the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Because your looking on Fleabay. The standard...

Because your looking on Fleabay. The standard powerlet fit my rear socket location just fine.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
It's a standard powerlet outlet. You can get them...

It's a standard powerlet outlet. You can get them anywhere for $20
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,055
Posted By ongrade
16.5k on 3 different bikes last year

16.5k on 3 different bikes last year
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
The suspension whiners don't know how to set it...

The suspension whiners don't know how to set it up. Set the sag and rear rebound correctly and it's respectable. I've noticed that the complaints mostly come from riders in a certain country. Mine is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
It's all in the wrist. If I maintain a steady...

It's all in the wrist. If I maintain a steady cruise around 70-72 mph I'm around 50 mpg. At my more normal 80-85 and steady cruise I'm around 40 mpg. Headwinds and aggressive riding through traffic...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-26-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
When the TC and engine lights are on you can pull...

When the TC and engine lights are on you can pull up the codes by holding the up and select buttons on the left switch cluster and turning the key to the on position. Most likely the temperature...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,040
Posted By ongrade
In the US we have to sign the repair order and we...

In the US we have to sign the repair order and we get a copy. Go to the UK Explorer forum. It will come up under Google search for Triumph Explorer forums. They have the Triumph UK customer service...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,475
Posted By ongrade
Didn't even look at the Honda when I was buying....

Didn't even look at the Honda when I was buying. I did test ride a GS-LC and GSA. Both nice bikes but I went with the Explorer XC. It's got all that the BMWs have plus cruise control, better...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Have you set up your suspension sag properly? ...

Have you set up your suspension sag properly?

http://www.racetech.com/page/title/Sag

I set mine closer to street than dirt, but between the two using the percentages of overall travel not the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
Dunlop Trailmax, fantastic on pavement, no weird...

Dunlop Trailmax, fantastic on pavement, no weird behavior on tar snakes or grooved pavement, decent on wet pavement or gravel. Wear is much better than OEM, the profile is different, I can run my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
I did 4000 miles in 9 days this summer. CA to...

I did 4000 miles in 9 days this summer. CA to Montana and back lots of time on the slab. Couple of 600 mile days mostly 350-400. The only discomfort I had was a slight pressure point under my thighs...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,095,507
Posted By ongrade
No, redesigned head is standard now. TPS should...

No, redesigned head is standard now. TPS should be okay also as T redesigned that also and released it in October.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,697
Posted By ongrade
So my TPS went bad on mine. Died last Thursday...

So my TPS went bad on mine. Died last Thursday night pulling away from the house. Took it to the dealer Friday and the shitheel at TNA that the dealer talked to didn't want to replace the TPS even...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,697
Posted By ongrade
According to the Alabama Lemon law any motor...

According to the Alabama Lemon law any motor vehicle under 10,500 GVW including street motorcycles qualifies if it is out of service for 30 days or more in the first year of ownership for any...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,697
Posted By ongrade
Sounds like the Lemon law should apply, I'd give...

Sounds like the Lemon law should apply, I'd give them a couple days to get it back to you or file and get a new bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,912
Posted By ongrade
Travis is still requiring the construction worker...

Travis is still requiring the construction worker vest as of a month ago.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,697
Posted By ongrade
Sickening? If a design flaw is sickening then the...

Sickening? If a design flaw is sickening then the roads should be covered with puke and guts from owners of every brand motorcycle. They all have issues with various models, the difference is the way...
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