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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
I looked up "tangent" in an online dictionary and...

I looked up "tangent" in an online dictionary and it had a link back to this thread. :lol3
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,105
Posted By MotoTex
Its not so much the tubes that are the problem as...

Its not so much the tubes that are the problem as it is all the holes in the spoked wheel the air may escape through.

I plan to use the 3M Extreme Sealing tape on the front at the next tire change...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,105
Posted By MotoTex
The most important aspect of the safety bead to...

The most important aspect of the safety bead to me is convenience. It helps keep the bead in place when pressure is lost. Without it you may need a large (not CO2 cartridge) high volume air source to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 731,083
Posted By MotoTex
Did you fully compress the forks to verify...

Did you fully compress the forks to verify clearance between the top of the fender and the bottom of the bracket?

Using the stated fork travel for the model you have, use a tape measure to check...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 194,735
Posted By MotoTex
Keep in mind they're not mega-corp. Just a mom...

Keep in mind they're not mega-corp. Just a mom and pop shop making a unique product for a small market.

They are reasonable, and they are human. I'd suggest a phone call over email once you have...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,536
Posted By MotoTex
Saw this pic of a Rally Raid frame-attached skid...

Saw this pic of a Rally Raid frame-attached skid plate they make for this ADV conversion kit.


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu281/ktmmitch111/Honda%20CB500X/IMG_3205_zpshpkciv1o.jpeg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By MotoTex
I'd like to see one of those carpet-fiber artists...

I'd like to see one of those carpet-fiber artists make something that guards the forks and routes the brake cables over the tire, but not much else.

Something with as much mud clearance under the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 660,384
Posted By MotoTex
It was a tongue in cheek reference to when the...

It was a tongue in cheek reference to when the rim spins in the flat tire while riding out. Without a rim lock it "can" shred the tube.

I've done this on the KTM950Adv at least once. :D
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21,987
Views: 4,272,820
Posted By MotoTex
Yeah, as you were approaching it I'm saying to...

Yeah, as you were approaching it I'm saying to myself, Go to the left, go to the left, never to the downhill side ...

and then ... there you go to the right and execute a barrel roll. :rofl
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 194,735
Posted By MotoTex
My observation with the Madstad in the rain is...

My observation with the Madstad in the rain is that the drops just sit on my face shield. Don't even wiggle, much less blow off. Even if I move my head to the left or right of the screen.

I can...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21,987
Views: 4,272,820
Posted By MotoTex
Ditto Also Too no change in noise...

Ditto
Also
Too

no change in noise level.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-28-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 194,735
Posted By MotoTex
That, or perhaps find someone in Basque country...

That, or perhaps find someone in Basque country who cuts Plexi and have them tailor it to Madstad's spec, or your own. :evil
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-28-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 194,735
Posted By MotoTex
The best starting point might be the one you get...

The best starting point might be the one you get when using the angle indicator built into the instruction manual. Hold it against the screen and adjust the screen angle bringing the printed vertical...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 660,384
Posted By MotoTex
The technique still warms the tire, which does...

The technique still warms the tire, which does make the levering off the rim easier,

but, in my experience, without the rim lock it can shred the tube fairly thoroughly. :lol3 (at the very least...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,721
Posted By MotoTex
I was thinking about the waterproof aspect today...

I was thinking about the waterproof aspect today and it reminded me about NeverWet (http://www.neverwet.com/), a two-part spray application they sell at Home Depot and elsewhere. It creates a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 194,735
Posted By MotoTex
I have a Touratech clip-on that came with a bike...

I have a Touratech clip-on that came with a bike purchase years ago. It was helpful on the Tiger to reduce the buffeting. Until I got the Madstad, which eliminated it completely.

Its height was...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,105
Posted By MotoTex
You can send the wheel to a builder, like Woody's...

You can send the wheel to a builder, like Woody's Wheel Works, and have the rim replaced with one that has safety beads.

But doing this is likely overkill for most riders. You still might find...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 660,384
Posted By MotoTex
The Holan set are another I've had my eye on that...

The Holan set are another I've had my eye on that use that frame attach point. Now, just want to see one of these manufacturers add in the lower cage and skid plate to their line.

...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,139
Views: 660,384
Posted By MotoTex
This is a step in the right direction. Look...

This is a step in the right direction. Look forward to seeing the completed work.

In a perfect world I'd like to see a frame inside the plate that ties in at solid rear points like this does, then...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,536
Posted By MotoTex
Other is the correct choice. The Tiger 800 Skid...

Other is the correct choice. The Tiger 800 Skid Plate that hasn't been built yet.

None of the listed are "skid" plates. They are rock guards. Pick the one that is most fashionable and bolt it on....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 194,735
Posted By MotoTex
I'm 6'1", so pretty close in height. No...

I'm 6'1", so pretty close in height. No turbulence for me.

Here's how I approached setting it up.

First and foremost, understand that getting the wind under the screen and flowing in parallel...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,105
Posted By MotoTex
Did he run tube-less, or "Tubliss...

Did he run tube-less, or "Tubliss (http://tubliss.com)" which is the off-road racing setup that replaces the tube with a high-pressure gizmo that holds the bead on the rim.

If he was actually...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-23-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,105
Posted By MotoTex
Yeah, I've had a front flat on a dirt bike at...

Yeah, I've had a front flat on a dirt bike at trail riding speeds and the tire jumped right off the rim. Even with a tube in there.

Let's just say that things get very uncontrollable very quickly...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By MotoTex
Other considerations; When I tried to use my...

Other considerations;

When I tried to use my phone that way it was challenging (hazardous) looking that far down each time I wanted to check things out.

Phone screens may be smaller and less...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-23-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,105
Posted By MotoTex
RonPogi, Did you address the absence of a...

RonPogi,

Did you address the absence of a safety bead on the front rim in any way?

Or, are you just hoping for the best should you lose pressure up front at highway speeds?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,105
Posted By MotoTex
Did the conversion with 3M Extreme Sealing Tape...

Did the conversion with 3M Extreme Sealing Tape for less than $50. (and have enough tape left to do another wheel or two)

I have about 1000 miles on it now and no problems at all. Details were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
I thought it was decided ... Rotary Diesel

I thought it was decided ...

Rotary Diesel
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By MotoTex
My $0.02 worth ... Buy the least expensive...

My $0.02 worth ...

Buy the least expensive rubber tube. (avoid vinyl as it cannot be patched)

A lot of folks put stock in the Heavy Duty tubes, but the only thing they protect from are small...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 731,083
Posted By MotoTex
Eventually, I hope the manufacturers will design...

Eventually, I hope the manufacturers will design a switching power supply onto the circuit board of the LED replacement lamps instead of stepping down the voltage with a resistor. That would...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 731,083
Posted By MotoTex
Likewise. Installed mine last Sunday. Easy-peasy...

Likewise. Installed mine last Sunday. Easy-peasy to order from Oz.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-01-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
There's been a harsh reality? :huh I hate it...

There's been a harsh reality? :huh

I hate it when that happens. :puke1
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-31-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,721
Posted By MotoTex
For a while I tried running them between the tank...

For a while I tried running them between the tank and the seat. But eventually found the arrangement in the photo worked better for me. Easier to remove the bag quickly because I don't have to take...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
Thanks for the technical distinction. I...

Thanks for the technical distinction. I understand your perspective better now.

To me, anything that selects the next gear for you and not give you a choice is automatic. If given the choice to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
Somewhere back in this thread there was a link to...

Somewhere back in this thread there was a link to Honda's Q&A page for DCT and the buttons on the handlebar for shifting were described. I believe that others who have ridden the DCT in other...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-31-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,721
Posted By MotoTex
The Givi Tanklok are possibly the best value in...

The Givi Tanklok are possibly the best value in the tank-ring-mounted designs.

I'm curious if the mounting on the bag is adjustable, the way it is on some of the SW-Motec Bags Connection rigs? ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-31-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,721
Posted By MotoTex
Yeah, the straps aren't real pretty, but they...

Yeah, the straps aren't real pretty, but they work well, don't get in the way, and are easy to unbuckle, leaving only a plastic buckle zip-tied to the frame.

I didn't buy the bike to win beauty...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
Eliminating the opportunity to stall is just...

Eliminating the opportunity to stall is just using a different type of clutch. In this case it is a Dual Clutch and electrically shifted tranny.

I didn't consider the Briggs and Stratton mini bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
No harm meant, just taking an easy shot. :lol3 ...

No harm meant, just taking an easy shot. :lol3

Though, honestly, the weight penalty might easily be worth the benefit if it does the job well.

I remember transitioning dirt skills from the DRZ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
You have made it abundantly, redundantly clear...

You have made it abundantly, redundantly clear that you can't imagine. :deal

This may be what makes it such a challenge for you to simply accept another opinion without going on and on and on,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 1,309,176
Posted By MotoTex
I could easily see "True Adventure" being the...

I could easily see "True Adventure" being the genre, and "Africa Twin" being the big bike, some other such moniker being bestowed upon a middle weight single, etc. to complete a three or four bike...
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