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Forum: The Garage 12-07-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Meles meles
Triumph Spitfire MkII with the 1147cc. ...

Triumph Spitfire MkII with the 1147cc.

Rebuilt several Spitfire engines myself but never documented them that well. Great video.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 157,897
Posted By Meles meles
Went through that a few weeks ago. Get new ones...

Went through that a few weeks ago. Get new ones from the dealer or order from Bike Bandit.
http://www.bikebandit.com/search?q=3066616
BB will take 2 weeks from order to have it on your doorstep in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3,692
Views: 811,345
Posted By Meles meles
Another 'Mile 13' photo on US 163 ...

Another 'Mile 13' photo on US 163

http://melesmeles.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVRider/i-qbnQ9Jz/0/XL/DSC_0704-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 244,756
Posted By Meles meles
http://melesmeles.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVRider...

http://melesmeles.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVRider/i-3W94cG5/0/XL/DSC_0309-XL.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,901
Views: 467,107
Posted By Meles meles
Don't forget the silver side-stand! Bugged me...

Don't forget the silver side-stand! Bugged me that that didn't match the frame too so I did that, the grab handles, fog light shields and some other misc parts when I had mine powder coated. Photos...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Have the same setup, works well. The 4 sticky...

Have the same setup, works well. The 4 sticky pads can also go on the bottom of the Givi case, so you'll have more flat area when you're not using the case and maybe less likely to get lost. Just a...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Maybe this one in the panniers thread: ...

Maybe this one in the panniers thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21199242&postcount=352

Looking to do something similar with the same Givi Racks for a Roto-Pax.
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 512,697
Posted By Meles meles
That was my video, post # 1401. It's still on...

That was my video, post # 1401.
It's still on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtMbbQeDm8s
Forum: Vendors 12-29-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 30,470
Posted By Meles meles
Nice setup. Please add me to the list for the...

Nice setup. Please add me to the list for the next order.
Can send PayPal payment when ever you want.
Thanks
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 558,313
Posted By Meles meles
Yep, 33L Givi Trekker on an AltRider rack.

Yep, 33L Givi Trekker on an AltRider rack.
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 558,313
Posted By Meles meles
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/11/4u5ysane.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/11/4u5ysane.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 512,697
Posted By Meles meles
Chain slap

Crappy hand-held video but skip to the last 5 secs and you can see the center stand is fairly stable while the chain is slapping all over the place. This was before the center stand spring upgrade...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Can't say either bag bothered me when up on the...

Can't say either bag bothered me when up on the pegs but riding Potash Road/Shafer Trail is about as off-road as I go. Your points are all valid, particularly about trying to access things packed in...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Don't believe everything you read in the owner's...

Don't believe everything you read in the owner's manual. There is also a caption #6 for "Gear Change Lights" in the diagram of the instrument panel layout. Most likely bad editing from the manual for...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Had no problems with the Giant Loop Great Basin...

Had no problems with the Giant Loop Great Basin in Utah last year but I also added a piece of the Aerostich 'heat tile' to the inside corner of right side. I have the Arrow exhaust which has a...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Yes, I have that rack and it can be made to fit. ...

Yes, I have that rack and it can be made to fit.

I measured 175mm rear and 195mm front for the hole spacing on the handles. In this position the holes exactly line up with the holes in the plastic...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Here's one more pic that shows the Giant Loop bag...

Here's one more pic that shows the Giant Loop bag better from the exhaust side. The grab handles prevent it being mounted any further back.
...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Yes, the Triumph tank bag is pretty high. It...

Yes, the Triumph tank bag is pretty high. It doesn't bother me when I'm riding and I like to keep my SLR in there. One of the tank straps did work loose, which then requires unloading all luggage to...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Received that heat shield free with my Giant Loop...

Received that heat shield free with my Giant Loop Great Basin. It wasn't needed on my Tiger 800, the shield on the Arrow exhaust worked just fine. I like the Great Basin a lot but that heat shield...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
I tried to order one of those in August last year...

I tried to order one of those in August last year from Pure-Triumph and they said it was No Longer Available. Ended up making my own. I just wanted something for a GB sticker.

Google the part #...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6,058
Views: 2,619,272
Posted By Meles meles
Classic! Land-Rover parts everywhere.:clap

Classic! Land-Rover parts everywhere.:clap
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,045
Posted By Meles meles
This chain hoist and I-beam trolley worked really...

This chain hoist and I-beam trolley worked really well for pulling the motor from a British Sportscar. I needed the 2-Ton trolley since the I-Beam in my garage is fairly wide, but there are 1,2, 3...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Can't say exactly as I had a bunch of car parts...

Can't say exactly as I had a bunch of car parts done at the same time, but for the 9 pieces from the bike, roughly $100 for blasting and powder coating.
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
AltRider rack and yes the Givi hardware came from...

AltRider rack and yes the Givi hardware came from the same vendor.
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Black powdercoating on 800XC

Had some parts powder-coated satin black: Grab handles, side stand, light guards, and adjustable screen brackets. Like the way it looks now.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,335
Posted By Meles meles
Yep, Shafer Trail Road. Nearby is Potash Road and...

Yep, Shafer Trail Road. Nearby is Potash Road and the White Rim Trail.

Here's another view of Shafer Road. Could have spent weeks riding around there.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
R1200GS vs. Tiger 800 XC. One is heavy, ugly...

R1200GS vs. Tiger 800 XC.
One is heavy, ugly and sounds like a tractor, the other is lighter and looks and sounds awesome? Seriously, I'm not the best person to ask for an objective comparison. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,586,496
Posted By Meles meles
This one turned out ok: ...

This one turned out ok:

http://melesmeles.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVRider/i-3W94cG5/0/L/DSC0309-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Yes, seemed fine to me. Can't say I noticed too...

Yes, seemed fine to me. Can't say I noticed too much difference over the old one although the idle has gone up slightly, but only really noticeable when plugged into TuneECU. Never stalled on me with...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Thanks. No, I didn't notice the bag at all while...

Thanks. No, I didn't notice the bag at all while riding. It's nice and narrow too.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
http://melesmeles.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVRider...

http://melesmeles.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVRider/i-NvV5fZS/0/L/Tiger800XC-L.jpg

Stock 2012 XC, changed tires out for Heidenau Scout K60s. Fitted Triumph accessories: Tankbag, engine bars, fog...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
I averaged 48.5 mpg over the 2000+ miles (US...

I averaged 48.5 mpg over the 2000+ miles (US gallons).

Quite a lot of riding at altitude (Loveland, Independence, Cottonwood etc). On I-70 we'd ride 70-80 mph but not too much interstate this...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Rode the Tiger over 2000 miles last week around...

Rode the Tiger over 2000 miles last week around Colorado, Utah and Arizona. No problems whatsoever. My previous touring bikes have been a F650GS Dakar, Sprint ST 955i, and R1200GS. IMHO the Tiger has...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Yes, have one sitting in my basement that I...

Yes, have one sitting in my basement that I swapped out for the Arrow after 800 miles. What's a reasonable price? PM me.
Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 87,653
Posted By Meles meles
Nice writeup, thanks for posting. Just...

Nice writeup, thanks for posting.

Just wondering, can't tell from the photo, do you recall if the spacers supplied were different lengths front and rear?

I put together a homemade luggage plate...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Look great. Do you know the weight for the Jesse...

Look great. Do you know the weight for the Jesse racks and empty panniers?
Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Isn't all the dirt in the airbox is on the intake...

Isn't all the dirt in the airbox is on the intake side, before the air filter? Flip that filter over and it sits over the half of the airbox with the snorkel, towards the bottom right in the second...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
It's part of the gear indicator, simply a gear...

It's part of the gear indicator, simply a gear icon. Kinda like the units to the right of the other readouts, so represents 1st gear, 2nd gear etc.

Threw me on my Daytona for a while. Looked like...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Mine's a 2012 Orange XC ABS, black frame, bought...

Mine's a 2012 Orange XC ABS, black frame, bought in US, and 10th digit = "C".
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,625,272
Posted By Meles meles
Picked this up today: 2012 Tiger 800 XC ABS ...

Picked this up today:

2012 Tiger 800 XC ABS

http://melesmeles.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVRider/i-LsKLkCT/0/XL/IMG0499-XL.jpg
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