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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BigMan73
Wiki are good for facts Forum are good for...

Wiki are good for facts
Forum are good for interactions and opinions
Both can and do co-exist
Forums can point to wiki pages, and wiki pages can point to forum threads
Abuse of forums to index...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By BigMan73
BTW, the wiki is being used, although I'd be...

BTW, the wiki is being used, although I'd be happy of course to see much more activity:
http://i.minus.com/ijh1m1uiAFn3k.png

Needless to say, this is 100% free, I made or will make $0 from this....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-27-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By BigMan73
Laugh KTM 1190 Wiki - looking for people to take to the next level

Hi all,
A year or so ago I was sure that the KTM 1190 ADV R is my next bike.
I went ahead and researched it from A to Z - and created a Wiki for it:

http://ktm1190adv.wikispaces.com/

It is a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-24-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
I don't have a 2014, but a 2015 XCx. But the...

I don't have a 2014, but a 2015 XCx.
But the MadStad windshield and brackets are fitted with no issues.
So I think they are the same.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Installed the RallyRaid 2 gallon rear gas tank. ...

Installed the RallyRaid 2 gallon rear gas tank.
I don't care now about gas anymore.
Just look at the odometer - if it passes 230 miles then I guess time to put some gas, but it would get to 250...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 84,065
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks! Subscribed

Thanks!
Subscribed
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
So I should tell my Tiger that she should start...

So I should tell my Tiger that she should start behaving like her sisters and stop drinking that much gas? :huh

MPG metrics are VERY subjective to the rider, bike setup & environment.
I must...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-30-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 84,065
Posted By BigMan73
Is there a 2015 event?

Is there a 2015 event?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
WTF? :eek1 :lol3 Is that real or photoshop? ...

WTF? :eek1 :lol3
Is that real or photoshop?
looks like a food processor from back to the future..!
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Pros and cons, man :lol3 The rally raid tank is...

Pros and cons, man :lol3
The rally raid tank is thus a small price in the bigger picture :lol3
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
You can't disagree with facts. And facts are that...

You can't disagree with facts. And facts are that we don't all have the same size.
Running 75 mph, on highway using cruise control, fully loaded with camping gear over 100+ miles got me 35mpg....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-29-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Wind resistance is a huge factor, no doubt. My...

Wind resistance is a huge factor, no doubt.
My upper body is creating enormous drag.

It is ok, I'm used to this.
Just saying that many ADV riders are big and/or tall and range with 5 gallons is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-29-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
6'5'', 235 lbs, and sporty riding style My MPG...

6'5'', 235 lbs, and sporty riding style
My MPG on the wee was 45-47.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
NOT Money aside the Rally Raid tank is a far...

NOT

Money aside the Rally Raid tank is a far better solution, especially if you ride solo. The fuel continuously feeds.
The 200 miles assumption is very optimistic.
At 35-40 MPG real riding...
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 50,495
Posted By BigMan73
I'm one of those who paid. If I may make a...

I'm one of those who paid.

If I may make a suggestion:
Use direct emails instead of the PM system. PM notifications not always get to the email system properly.

If you had a special email for...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks. I recon people that know how to weld...

Thanks.

I recon people that know how to weld and use and angle grinder don't need to buy that piece. They just make it themselves :D
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
There are three aspects here: Function, form and...

There are three aspects here: Function, form and price.

The functionality of the after market foot pegs is excellent - they are wider, have much more grip and are lower. Standing on them is safer,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
These red foot pegs are installed on my tiger,...

These red foot pegs are installed on my tiger, not some ad

They are lower than stock, not tiltable. The low boy and std position are two ways of hooking up the adapter, either from top or from...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
http://i.minus.com/iqhXTwqfWgAaO.JPG IMO...

http://i.minus.com/iqhXTwqfWgAaO.JPG

IMO these have better grip, EDIT: are adjustable as those pins have different lengths and can make different shapes, look better, and have a lighter design...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
If you are indeed a fat git I would get those...

If you are indeed a fat git I would get those $250 foot pegs cause they're much stronger... :smile6
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Nobody is forcing you to get them. The stock...

Nobody is forcing you to get them.

The stock foot pegs are functional, but I would be afraid to stand on them. Too small.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
I got the excellent Fastway Adventure foot pegs...

I got the excellent Fastway Adventure foot pegs and they have a 'Low Boy' position.
Highly recommended.
The only problem is the $250 price tag, but IMO it is worth it. A stable low platform which...
Forum: Vendors 05-12-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 50,495
Posted By BigMan73
I'm your best sales guy.. A friend with 2012...

I'm your best sales guy..
A friend with 2012 Tiger saw mine and wants one.
He'll take the standard one, no custom trigger line like me.
Please PM me the cost, I'll paypal tonight.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-10-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Browneye, that's really nice!

Browneye, that's really nice!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks. They're not bricks at all. When the...

Thanks.

They're not bricks at all. When the mount was not installed it had some flex, not too bad. But once installed it is pretty rigid.
I think, as you wrote, for their weight and intended...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Ok will do

Ok will do
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the heads up warning! You probably...

Thanks for the heads up warning!
You probably saved me the front fender.

Here's what I did today to my mount:
1. Measured and prepared the area to cut, leaving 1/8'' to provide some...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
:lol3 That's my gameplan..! The bike is...

:lol3

That's my gameplan..!

The bike is nearly perfect, I had to find something to complain about. :wink:
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
I have the Rally Raid rear tank installed The...

I have the Rally Raid rear tank installed
The light comes up at 160 miles. I can do 260 miles without any issue. 100 miles of warning light is annoying.

And why a button?! A simple menu item,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
The problem is that this value is hard coded. ...

The problem is that this value is hard coded.
And we each have different preferences and tollerances.
I'd like to see software thresholds for these values, editable by the rider.
Everything is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
Ok good to know.. but still .. 4.5l at 16-20...

Ok good to know.. but still ..
4.5l at 16-20 km per l, it means 72-90 km. IMO way too much.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
I noticed that too. The ECU is probably waiting...

I noticed that too.
The ECU is probably waiting for some readings to come in, in order to provide a reliable display of fuel lift, but I think the ECU software engineers were too conservative -...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
Just like that? You didn't farkle anything that...

Just like that?
You didn't farkle anything that may have caused that?
Did you check the fuses?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-05-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
OK, will do.

OK, will do.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-05-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks. Make perfect sense. I think I might...

Thanks. Make perfect sense.
I think I might then follow your solution.

The L beam is very rigid right now. I'm just a little worried that making it completely flat in the center might make it...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-05-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
I'm sorry, I don't follow you. You stroke the...

I'm sorry, I don't follow you.
You stroke the front fender, but you don't even have a front fender? :confused
What does "notched out the L bracket" mean? You took it out completely or you just...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
Thank. Yes, I saw your solution and went for a...

Thank.
Yes, I saw your solution and went for a similar one but with a lower profile 3/4'' L beam and no side braces.
Concern was raised about clearance.
Did you have any issues with your design?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-05-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
I checked, my L beam 3/4'' Theoretically, you...

I checked, my L beam 3/4''
Theoretically, you are right, the fender can move that up, but I think if with springs and fork oil you manage the get the wheel comoressed that high you might have much...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-04-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 788,215
Posted By BigMan73
I will check that. Good tip. Another think I...

I will check that. Good tip.
Another think I can do is 'shave' the vertical part of the mount above the fender to create a flat bar in the middle. It will reduce the ridgity of the mount, but I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-04-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 146,729
Posted By BigMan73
True but farkling is so much fun...

True but farkling is so much fun...
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