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Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 30,214
Posted By ghoulish
On my second 805 rear. First one ran 10,100...

On my second 805 rear. First one ran 10,100 miles. This go round I matched with the 804 front (21") to see how it fares. 804 is far more confident on pavement than the IRC was. I have found the foot...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By ghoulish
I didn't even hear his pipes until he was right...

I didn't even hear his pipes until he was right next to me... You can't hear them coming from behind a big truck!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By ghoulish
And for the record, just in case you did not...

And for the record, just in case you did not notice. If it we not for your over the head ape hangers, we would have clipped bars and your left saddlebag slapped my boot... you didn't even look back,...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-07-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By ghoulish
Hey you, Yes you!

You there in Denton this evening, on your Harley with the giant apes. You had no helmet, no sleeves and shorts on! You almost ended both of us with your high speed traffic weaving and lane splitting....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,802
Posted By ghoulish
Glad the ATIR is working! The process was...

Glad the ATIR is working! The process was frustrating but I am relieved it finally worked. Your patience with us is greatly appreciated!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-06-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By ghoulish
If you have an ABS model it will throw an ABS...

If you have an ABS model it will throw an ABS code. Front wheel speed sensor is calibrated to a 21" wheel. I have tried to run the tune (customers bike) for a roadie in the XC to accommodate for a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-06-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,992
Posted By ghoulish
Hey Depthfinder, You were riding up near my place...

Hey Depthfinder, You were riding up near my place (Gainesville!) There are lots of dirt roads and quite a few good tight trails in the area. Just past Oklahoma border off of Brown springs road is a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-06-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 10,650
Posted By ghoulish
Maximus, I am the lead technician at RPM. I still...

Maximus, I am the lead technician at RPM. I still ride hard off road but the bike is also my primary transportation and daily driver; need to protect it from me! :evil I have a my whole life of XC...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-06-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 10,650
Posted By ghoulish
This looks FANTASTIC!! A little bummed I will...

This looks FANTASTIC!! A little bummed I will most likely have to miss the fun, unless I can get my Tiger built up and protected for this terrain in time. Doesn't mean I won't still take the risk of...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 30,214
Posted By ghoulish
Yes, I do typically get high mileage on tires. I...

Yes, I do typically get high mileage on tires. I never ride with a passenger or with an excessive load strapped to the bike. I check my tire pressures at least once a week and I do ride very...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 30,214
Posted By ghoulish
The TKC wears like a typical knobby on road due...

The TKC wears like a typical knobby on road due to its softer carcass (peaked and scalloped knobbs.) This E805 wears like a typical street tire, comparable to the Scorpion Trail but handles the loose...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 30,214
Posted By ghoulish
I only have experience of the TKC80 on my old...

I only have experience of the TKC80 on my old KLR. Suspension and braking system play a large factor in tire performance as well. The TKC, on the KLR, had a tendency to slip under hard braking and...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 30,214
Posted By ghoulish
And for the record, my statistics: Rider: 5'...

And for the record, my statistics:
Rider: 5' 10". 160 pounds.
Bike: Trumph Tiger 800 XC.
Triumph top case, no pillion (ever!)
Average ride speed 85 mph. Average daily distance traveled- 125...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 30,214
Posted By ghoulish
I'm at approximately 9,500 miles on my E805;...

I'm at approximately 9,500 miles on my E805; running it on a Tiger 800 XC.
I run 85% highway straight line, hit the twisty back roads when I can but spend most of my leisure riding in the dirt...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By ghoulish
2014 800 XC purchased: June 0f 2014 Total...

2014 800 XC
purchased: June 0f 2014
Total miles: 20,000+ miles (I hit 20k sometime last weekend.)

Three sets of tires (60/40 street knobbies.)
All services performed at time.
Chain and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 788,477
Posted By ghoulish
336915 At work with it's friend, the Mighty...

336915

At work with it's friend, the Mighty KLR!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,893
Posted By ghoulish
I was running the 20" adventure screen. I don't...

I was running the 20" adventure screen. I don't like to look through the wind screen and could not get the Madstad screen to sit low or close enough to the bike; goofy looks were killing me also. The...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-01-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By ghoulish
It will bolt up but, I believe the fender fixings...

It will bolt up but, I believe the fender fixings are slightly different and the front end of your bike may sit a bit high. The XC forks are about 1.5" longer than that of the roadie. You might...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-25-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,290
Posted By ghoulish
The TEX is a fantastic motorcycle, but is more...

The TEX is a fantastic motorcycle, but is more bike than I needed. The 800 XC is perfect for my riding habits. I was heavily considering the KTM 1190 ADV-R but price was a bit out of range. I commute...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,093
Posted By ghoulish
Update: Approx. 4500 miles so far! Rear tire...

Update:
Approx. 4500 miles so far! Rear tire (e805) is starting to square off a bit but not too terribly so. I will say that if run about 90% highway on these tires with about 50% tread life...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-22-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 241,021
Posted By ghoulish
A possible cause for the overheat/ boiling issue...

A possible cause for the overheat/ boiling issue described earlier in this thread: A tiger 800 that had come to my shop, had a similar issue. Turned out that one of the cylinder liners had a very...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-16-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,453
Posted By ghoulish
The Tiger 800 share the same camshaft drive...

The Tiger 800 share the same camshaft drive sprockets as the Daytona 675, the difference being in the timing marks. I have had too many DIY valve lash services come into my shop only to find the cam...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 46,325
Posted By ghoulish
I would also recommend the Shinko E805 (new...

I would also recommend the Shinko E805 (new release) for the rear!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-15-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 46,325
Posted By ghoulish
I put the TR8 on about two weeks ago with 1300...

I put the TR8 on about two weeks ago with 1300 miles (mainly highway) so far, 200 miles off road. Very pleased so far. Any thing under 30 psi and they feel heavy (flat tire sensation) in the corners....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 788,477
Posted By ghoulish
Front tire shot all the mud off within 20 yards...

Front tire shot all the mud off within 20 yards of exiting the mud-hole and tracked true through the slimy stuff. The rear did spin but also stayed true and never failed to give good motive force to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 788,477
Posted By ghoulish
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/supermoto15...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/supermoto150/20141110_1451212.jpghttp://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/supermoto150/20141110_144649.jpghttp://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b377/supermoto150/20141...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,093
Posted By ghoulish
Just returned from about 50 miles of HEAVY off...

Just returned from about 50 miles of HEAVY off road and gravel road riding. Trail ridden was composed of rutted wet sand, large rocks, deep black mud and cow pies! The trails were tight steep and in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,908
Views: 719,357
Posted By ghoulish
Leave both lines open. One is the fuel tank vent...

Leave both lines open. One is the fuel tank vent and the other the spill over from the fuel cap. They can be filtered but not necessary. Be sure and cut a split, about 1/4 inch, in the bottom of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-09-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,093
Posted By ghoulish
I am lead technician for a Triumph/ Euro-bike...

I am lead technician for a Triumph/ Euro-bike dealer, I mounted them myself! The side walls are comparable to the Anakee 2 or the E705; fairly soft. Could be installed by tire levers with minimal......
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-08-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 788,477
Posted By ghoulish
Mine napping in the garage. I never think to take...

Mine napping in the garage. I never think to take ride pics, need to change that habbit!329583
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,093
Posted By ghoulish
The 805 was $100 and the TR8 $48! I ran the first...

The 805 was $100 and the TR8 $48! I ran the first 240 miles in heavy rain
with the pressure too low at 27 psi. They felt stable but a little pushy
in corners due to low pressure. Running 32 rear...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,093
Posted By ghoulish
Shinko E805 Big Block adventure tire

Looks like there are not too many reviews on this tire, so I'll post up my thoughts as I kill the miles. I am running the combo of the E805 on rear (150/70-17) and IRC TR8 Battle rally up front...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 771,545
Posted By ghoulish
Sgifford, I am north of Denton and also crazy...

Sgifford, I am north of Denton and also crazy enough to ride my Tiger 800 in similar fashion/ conditions as I used to my dirt bikes! I'll go do some "look at this maniac on the street bike" with you!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-08-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 187,970
Posted By ghoulish
I've got the Madstad 18" ADV screen. Works great...

I've got the Madstad 18" ADV screen. Works great but I can't stand using it! terrible wind drag, and fuel mileage familiar to my old tiger 1050 at any speed over 50 mph, even in the lowest position...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-22-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By ghoulish
I ride a 2004 Tiger 955i. Corbin seat, forks...

I ride a 2004 Tiger 955i. Corbin seat, forks lowered 15mm in the clamps with Sonic springs (heavy rate) and 15w fork oil. I have the rear shock "centered" on the rebound and spring fully preloaded. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By ghoulish
In helmet audio?

Looking for suggestions or feedback on which method of audio, for those of you that listen to music while riding, others are using. I need volume! I listen to my music dangerously loud. I like...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By ghoulish
Did you by chance unplug the throttle position...

Did you by chance unplug the throttle position sensors? If I recall correctly, there are two of them. One on the actual throttle shaft and another just above it on the secondary throttle shaft. These...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By ghoulish
HAHA! Breast?!

HAHA! Breast?!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 649,101
Posted By ghoulish
The dual clutch (automatic) transmission, in the...

The dual clutch (automatic) transmission, in the VFR, works great. Especially in manual shift mode! Smooth as can be! I would be a little skeptical as to whether I would want to try and manage that...
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