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Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,092
Posted By frytown
I have run a Leo Vince on my former 800 roadie,...

I have run a Leo Vince on my former 800 roadie, and now my XC. But I always end up taking it off after a couple days. I swear I can feel the little bit of weight loss, which is great, but the endless...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By frytown
6.5 gallons Black, Dark Grey, White. If...

6.5 gallons

Black, Dark Grey, White.

If it's a plastic tank, my guess is colors would dye up poorly. Would you paint or dye the plastic?
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By frytown
Really, no need to reinvent the wheel. Caribou...

Really, no need to reinvent the wheel. Caribou has you covered. Absolutely bomb proof mount and stoopid easy to remove the box.


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9667058615_c933865171_z.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
I think the Madstad expense should be put in...

I think the Madstad expense should be put in perspective.

I had a Tiger 1050 before my 800's and I ended up spending about 750 bucks until I got a screen that worked for me. The first two were...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
Why didn't you use the bent steel bracket that...

Why didn't you use the bent steel bracket that Madstad provides?

While the screen shakes a little with it, it's pretty stout. Much stronger than the cast 'aluminum' piece.
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
So I'm going to head out on a limb and suggest...

So I'm going to head out on a limb and suggest something about the bounce issue (though, seems like the times I diverge from the status quo around this site, I get some flack from some ass-hat or...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5,687
Views: 1,378,628
Posted By frytown
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9667058615_c933...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/9667058615_c933865171.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22954610@N02/9667058615/)

Two tigers.
Out with the old, in with the new. Guess which one is the new one....
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
I'd heard a little about the bounce and...

I'd heard a little about the bounce and battlewings and, I guess, just presumed it was an isolated case specific to that tire.

The bike I rode home on yesterday is shoed with Scorpion Trails - the...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
Roadie >>> XC

So I've had my Roadie for about 20 months and 15k. Loved everything about the bike - the motor (of course), the fit, the handling, the reliability, the fact that it's made in England, had custom...
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
Have you tried it with the side wings installed...

Have you tried it with the side wings installed and compared?

I notice a pretty big difference between having them an not - both ways are far better than stock.

Without = zero buffeting but...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
Thanks TDV for supplying a reasonable reply...

Thanks TDV for supplying a reasonable reply amidst the self appointed expert BS.

All these folks and their knowledge make me realize why the general non-riding public think motorcycle riders are...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
I just don't get why folks jump to so many...

I just don't get why folks jump to so many conclusions around this subject in this forum. Relative anonymity?

Whether stock, or LV, my Tiger is nowhere near as loud as a gawdawful Harley, nor...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
Dudes, you guys sure are hair-trigger with your...

Dudes, you guys sure are hair-trigger with your assumptions.

You don't know me, my bike, where I ride, or anything else about my particular situation. You don't have my commute, nor face the...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
Thanks for the insights, gents. Several years ago...

Thanks for the insights, gents. Several years ago I rode a Bonnie, and this was a mod some folks did to their stock pipes that opened up the grumble. At the time I simply cut out the smaller end pipe...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
Drilling out exhaust baffles

Anyone take a long drill bit to the baffle that's about 12" down from the stock exhaust opening?

I'd originally found the stock exhaust a bit too quiet, especially when trying to stay noticeable...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By frytown
Here you go Been thinking about orienting it...

Here you go
Been thinking about orienting it length-wise instead of how it comes, just to make it slimmer.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/9082632568_5cbccd95f1.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By frytown
I have the Caribou with the 1550 (almost the same...

I have the Caribou with the 1550 (almost the same dimensions as the im2600 +/- an inch) and I've noticed no measurable handling differences with or without.
I ride with rowdy crosswinds both ways...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
Indeed, helmet makes a huge difference, always. ...

Indeed, helmet makes a huge difference, always.

Madstad + RF1000 = tranquility
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,540
Posted By frytown
I was going to stay out of this one, but the...

I was going to stay out of this one, but the ongoing debate's got the better of me.
Here's my take as a former Tiger 1050 owner, now T800 owner.

The 1050 is pretty fierce. If not arm-pulling...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
I went to the Madstad a couple months ago - after...

I went to the Madstad a couple months ago - after trying a number of alternatives. It took a little messing with, in small increments to dial it in, and depending on the temp/weather it needs to be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,936
Posted By frytown
Second on the Street Triple. Just spent a 300 mi...

Second on the Street Triple. Just spent a 300 mi day ripping around the mountains of Northern Colorado on a friend's bike. Hands down, the most fun bike I've ever ridden. I can't really explain why....
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
Interesting Cug, I just had mine in a few weeks...

Interesting Cug,
I just had mine in a few weeks ago for the 12K service and it came back buttery smooth. Smoother than new.
They put tune #020650 and, thankfully, built a little play back into the...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By frytown
It's possible I'm not bottoming them out but,...

It's possible I'm not bottoming them out but, whatever the case, they ramp up and feel bottomed out on pretty small road 'features' - which we have a lot of here in the East Bay (our roads are...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By frytown
I'm sorta in the same boat, I'd guess, as the OP...

I'm sorta in the same boat, I'd guess, as the OP here. I think the Roadie is a fantastic bike, chose it over the XC because I mostly ride road (60 mi commute on shitty fwy daily). Now, my only gripe...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By frytown
The only thing you'd maybe want to consider down...

The only thing you'd maybe want to consider down the road if you end up off pavement more is a suspension upgrade. The stock forks, especially, are a bit crude for off road. Hell, they're overwhelmed...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
Figured I'd update from my previous post: ...

Figured I'd update from my previous post:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8475505260_18b4b139c3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22954610@N02/8475505260/)
tigeratwork...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
Here it is with the PowerBronze. Not in the...

Here it is with the PowerBronze.
Not in the pic, but added recently are the 1050 handguards (which I like better than Barkbusters).
Also, not in the pic are the screen adjuster parts. They're on...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 111,001
Posted By frytown
To spacekadet: I'm the guy who posted the...

To spacekadet:

I'm the guy who posted the earlier pic of the MRA Vario (that met with aesthetic criticism).

I found that, while it worked well, it was very conditionally dependent. Side-winds,...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 125,046
Posted By frytown
Dude, Super sorry to have misread your post....

Dude,

Super sorry to have misread your post. I was clearly smoking dust. Somehow I read it and thought you'd pulled the valve cover. Wow. Gotta get my reading comprehension skills back in line if...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 125,046
Posted By frytown
Not sure why no one has heeded my earlier post,...

Not sure why no one has heeded my earlier post, but you should check the delrin timing chain positioner. If it's out of whack, it'll make your top end sound like it's toast. I think it can be easiest...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 125,046
Posted By frytown
I'd posted about my issue in the regular 800...

I'd posted about my issue in the regular 800 forum but here's the link to the end result:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18958464#post18958464

For anyone who might have the engine...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,558
Posted By frytown
Running hard on a dyno is a fair bit different...

Running hard on a dyno is a fair bit different than running under load on the road, I'd imagine?

Little of the forces, wind, weight, inertia, etc. would stress the engine. Different, perhaps, than...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,787
Posted By frytown
Not sure if this is relevant here, but my T800...

Not sure if this is relevant here, but my T800 (Roadie) was smooth and essentially perfect the first 700 miles. Then, I took it back for the initial check up and they tightened the throttle cable -...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By frytown
http://2x2cycles.com/products/bicycle-rack/

http://2x2cycles.com/products/bicycle-rack/
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By frytown
I second the theory in Bluesman's post. Similar...

I second the theory in Bluesman's post. Similar thing used to happen with my Tiger 1050 and I never really sorted it out before trading for the 800. My buddy's 1050 was doing this non-start thing...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,318
Posted By frytown
To those that have experienced the pulling to the...

To those that have experienced the pulling to the right:

Are you all sure it's not simply uneven tire wear? Fronts always wear more on the right than the left so, perhaps, after time, start...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,710
Posted By frytown
I've got the Caribou 36L and it's fantastic. Easy...

I've got the Caribou 36L and it's fantastic. Easy to remove, durable, secure, light and waterproof. Piece of cake to install and the mounting parts are pretty well executed. You really can't go wrong...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By frytown
I too live in the bay area and use my T800...

I too live in the bay area and use my T800 (roadie) for commuting and occasional weekend blasting. It's a phenomenal commuter, and fun on the roads behind my house (Redwood Road). Can't think of a...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,288
Posted By frytown
Oh yeah, one more thing. Your voltage may read...

Oh yeah, one more thing. Your voltage may read fine when there's a bad connection somewhere, but the problem will be the loss of amps in trying to turn the flywheel. So your volt meter may be...
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,288
Posted By frytown
Mine (2008) used to do this occasionally, but I...

Mine (2008) used to do this occasionally, but I never figured it out by the time I traded it for the T800:evil.

My buddy, however, who also has a 1050 (2008) has had a lot of problems with the...
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