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Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 201,834
Posted By jwdub
I carry everything I need in Giant Loop Mojave...

I carry everything I need in Giant Loop Mojave bags. They include a tool bag in which I carry the Husaberg tools as well as an old BMW tool roll. The bags are very stout and hug the bike so that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,018
Posted By jwdub
Seems to me that if enough people made a stink...

Seems to me that if enough people made a stink about the lack of dealers strategically located throughout a state potentially affecting overall sales, perhaps they'd take notice. I for one, was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 769,572
Posted By jwdub
I use a Seat Concepts tall seat, bar risers and...

I use a Seat Concepts tall seat, bar risers and removed the rubber inserts from the pegs. I'm 6'2" with a 32" inseam. It gives me at least 22" from peg to seat distance. I find it very...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-19-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12,321
Views: 1,717,371
Posted By jwdub
Chuck in Indiana --- Correction. Both the Deep...

Chuck in Indiana --- Correction. Both the Deep Forest and the Broken Arrow are annual events. Because of scheduling conflicts, the Deep Forest dates were changed for several years to the 3rd...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-16-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
You're right, I forgot about Thailand.

You're right, I forgot about Thailand.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-16-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
I'm guessing that all Triumphs shipped to the US...

I'm guessing that all Triumphs shipped to the US come through eastern ports and wouldn't be affected by the west coast Longshore strike -- correct?
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 769,572
Posted By jwdub
dankechpel -- Kinda strange that your list of...

dankechpel -- Kinda strange that your list of motorcycles matches ones I have except my Ducati is an older MTS.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12,321
Views: 1,717,371
Posted By jwdub
Tiger 800 XRX 77mpg Hwy/58 city -- we'll see what...

Tiger 800 XRX 77mpg Hwy/58 city -- we'll see what the real world mpg is before long. If it got 50+ mpg Hwy --- even that would be really good.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,575
Views: 317,985
Posted By jwdub
RE: SW Motech belly pan Quote: "...the...

RE: SW Motech belly pan
Quote: "...the mounting points look to be on the rear half of the pan..."

Looking at the pdf for the installation instructions, it's a 3 point mount for the bracket --...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-15-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12,321
Views: 1,717,371
Posted By jwdub
FWIW, I have a 2010 Stelvio. Unlike the 09's...

FWIW, I have a 2010 Stelvio. Unlike the 09's the 2010 and 2011 US came with ABS standard as well as different cam profiles. It's my understanding that the 09's came with Griso cams. Mine's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 951,411
Posted By jwdub
Seat Concepts gives an ADVRIDER discount check...

Seat Concepts gives an ADVRIDER discount check the vendors section -- about enough to take care of the shipping. I've got one on my FE450 too -- makes it livable.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,575
Views: 317,985
Posted By jwdub
Your welcome, but all of the credit goes to Cary...

Your welcome, but all of the credit goes to Cary for giving us a real world evaluation in varied terrain and circumstances on her trip.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,575
Views: 317,985
Posted By jwdub
Check out Cary's 3k trip to Mexico right after...

Check out Cary's 3k trip to Mexico right after buying one of the very first FJ-09's in Cali.

https://caryandjohn.wordpress.com/category/2015-yamaha-fj-09/ for a real world travel log (blog) and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,590
Posted By jwdub
Thanks for the update: Good news on the kick...

Thanks for the update: Good news on the kick starter and the larger tank from IMS. I am surprised that at this late date they haven't finalized the oil tank though. I thought the first shipments...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 951,411
Posted By jwdub
Thanks for the confirmation on the service...

Thanks for the confirmation on the service manuals, guys.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-04-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
Rsl_shot Where did you buy your bike and which...

Rsl_shot
Where did you buy your bike and which model?

I looked at the one xcx in the old AZ Sperbike store.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 951,411
Posted By jwdub
OK, I'm ready to install the new water pump outer...

OK, I'm ready to install the new water pump outer seal, water pump backing plate and rotor. Any thoughts on a thin film of grease on the OD of the seal and the shaft? I presume the water pump...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 35,069
Posted By jwdub
Even if the Terra were to run over on the left...

Even if the Terra were to run over on the left side of BMP, realistically, how much time is spent at maximum throttle openings --- for me it's almost never and then it's very brief.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,975
Posted By jwdub
bmac, I'm sure it was in the high position...

bmac, I'm sure it was in the high position because I had them take the seat off to verify. However, I'm nearly 70 so you may be more flexible!
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,975
Posted By jwdub
Since most of us don't follow a usual...

Since most of us don't follow a usual proportional model, it might be helpful to indicate inseam length as well as height. If you have short legs and a long torso, the FJ-09 might work. I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 35,069
Posted By jwdub
Good info on the AF-XIED settings. I left my...

Good info on the AF-XIED settings. I left my Terra in WA when I came down to AZ for the winter -- I had the AF-XIED set at 7.5 and it was still exhibiting fueling issues. I also did the Pod Mod...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 951,411
Posted By jwdub
RE: Water Pump Seal -- When I removed the outer...

RE: Water Pump Seal -- When I removed the outer seal yesterday I found that the PO had used an inner pump seal (installed correctly) and the seal was cocked a bit due to interference with the 3...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 951,411
Posted By jwdub
About a month ago, I left for a ride thinking I'd...

About a month ago, I left for a ride thinking I'd topped the tank off after my last ride a month or so prior. My fuel light came on about 10 miles out but I was so sure I'd filled it up, I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-01-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
It looks WARM in the sun --- as long as there's...

It looks WARM in the sun --- as long as there's no wind and you're parked:rofl

"...does one leg do the compression damping and the other do the rebound?" Yes. One tri lobed ajuster is white,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-31-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
No whining is good to know. I really like the...

No whining is good to know. I really like the crystal white too. Just like the one I saw at the dealer on Thusday. Congrats on your new bike --- hope you had some heated gear for your ride!
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,940
Views: 1,843,437
Posted By jwdub
Well you might not be that old yet, but I am:rofl

Well you might not be that old yet, but I am:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,130
Posted By jwdub
I figured I might get some push back. Although...

I figured I might get some push back. Although I do have a bit of experience -- 54 years. These are some of my current bikes I have to compare:

Husaberg FE450, XR400R, XR250R, DRZ400S, DR650,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,130
Posted By jwdub
"in my experience" ----- Not...

"in my experience" ----- Not yours:1drink
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-31-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,495
Posted By jwdub
"They never made a 2010 Ulysses." Just check...

"They never made a 2010 Ulysses." Just check KBB for the 2010 models.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,130
Posted By jwdub
On topic, I've been disappointed in mine. It's...

On topic, I've been disappointed in mine. It's only about 15# lighter than a DRZ, which is a much better DS in my experience.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 769,572
Posted By jwdub
RE SW Motech center stand --- They work great on...

RE SW Motech center stand --- They work great on the Terra -- However, it was designed for it. On the Strada, with it's smaller wheel diameter, it's a pain to lift on the stand. As a matter of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8,940
Views: 1,843,437
Posted By jwdub
:gerg

:gerg
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8,940
Views: 1,843,437
Posted By jwdub
EWBARGER FWIW, you don't say what type of riding...

EWBARGER FWIW, you don't say what type of riding you do, but I rebuilt my XR's forks last season and removed (I think) 6 of 12 compression discs from the stack on each fork leg. It drastically...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By jwdub
I sure don't see any problem in installing the...

I sure don't see any problem in installing the ecu and the exhaust and then riding it to the dealer. It may not run up to it's potential though until the reset is done. I installed the racing ecu...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By jwdub
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,153
Posted By jwdub
I have an 09 XT and think it's an excellent...

I have an 09 XT and think it's an excellent touring bike that can do dirt/gravel roads too. I like the torque and the tall gearing that allows one to leave it in 3rd gear and rip the twisties.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-30-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
Thanks for the link on the rider programmable...

Thanks for the link on the rider programmable mode (s). I'd been on the Triumph site about a month ago but don't remember any of what's there now. :gerg
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-29-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
I found this one that shows the display with...

I found this one that shows the display with modes and functions being scrolled through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56m0FrHJNRA
But I haven't found one showing selection while riding as yet...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-29-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 96,824
Posted By jwdub
I was able to check out the new XCx today - the...

I was able to check out the new XCx today - the pearl (metal flake) white, is very attractive -- overall a very nice bike.

A question for those who already have had theirs for a bit. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 769,572
Posted By jwdub
Getting the air filter cover out is just a matter...

Getting the air filter cover out is just a matter of forcing the clutch cable away from the lower corner. It's a bit of a PITA but doable.
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