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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-17-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,088
Posted By Kraftsman 73
My opinion, big deal. Suzuki puts on some...

My opinion, big deal.
Suzuki puts on some normal adventure equipment such as crash bars, hand guards and knobbies. But when it comes to rider protection, zip. Sloping seat that puts you into the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-09-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Headlight relays for my 2005 955i Tiger

I've been making improvements to my new to me 2005 Triumph 955i Tiger. Palmer Products windscreen and new sprockets and chain have been installed. Changed from the stock 18/46 to a 19/43. Feels...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-17-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,914
Posted By Kraftsman 73
955i Tiger Luggage

I I am in the process of transforming my new to me -05 955 Tiger into a bike for riding to parts known and unknown including Alaska.
Looking for luggage options. Bike has the factory Triumph saddle...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 48,306
Posted By Kraftsman 73
The bridge is four lanes wide, two north, two...

The bridge is four lanes wide, two north, two south. Outside lanes are paved, inside lanes has the grating. This was done to reduce the weight of the bridge deck.
While never ridden my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 524,771
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Camera question

First, I want to tell you how much I am enjoying your ride report and all the great photos. I have a 955i Triumph Tiger I am hoping to ride up to Alaska next year. Your report is a great source of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-14-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Many thanks and good news

Thank you all for your response.
Just to let you know, I have a Lucifer Orange 2005 Tiger sitting in my garage as I type. So far I am enjoying the bike. I have new sprockets, chain, front tire,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Usb triumph bike kkl diagnostic cable needed

Gathering info needed to take care of all the little gremlins (trolls?) associated with my 2005 Triumph 955i Tiger. I am in need of a16 pin OSB II cable with the FTDI chipset to allow the TuneECU...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Thanks for the help

Thanks for the help.
I place an order for a new chain along with a 19t and 43t sprockets. Shame Triumph didn't space out the gear ratios considering they designed the bike with a six speed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Better highway cruising needed

There is a new to me 2005 Triumph 955i Tiger sitting the garage. Yeah!!
But, as many are aware, Triumph did not do a good job spec'ing the ratios in the transmission. One gets into 6th was too...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-06-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5,851
Views: 1,504,060
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Pannier question

Nice picture.
Which brand of panniers are mounted to your 955i?
Just joined the ranks of 955i owners :D so I am looking for farkles that will improve my bike to make it a better adventure bike and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Thanks for the feedback

Great to hear of a product that lives up to its claims. :deal
I'm on the road next Saturday to look at a used 955 Triumph Tiger. If I like the bike after the test ride, I hand over a wad of cash...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-30-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Anyone have experience with the Shorai batteried??

When I attended the Motorcycle show back in February, was introduced to the new batteries produced by Shorai
http://www.shoraipower.com/default.aspx
Anyone have any experience with these...
Forum: Racing 07-27-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 34,190
Posted By Kraftsman 73
I remember the SL350

Friend of mine used to ice race a '70 SL350 in the sidehack/chain class. Raced in the open class against Harleys, Triumphs, BSAs and other big iron. Generally won every race. Became a state AMA...
Forum: Racing 07-27-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By Kraftsman 73
What was the distance?

Is this event set up the same way as the Texas or Miami Mile?
Really an impressive run. Hearing the engine wind up is music to the ears.
One factor that would have created more speed aside from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-16-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Help needed from the good people of ADV regarding a Triumph 955 Tiger

Greetings Everyone,
Between passing another birthday and the passing of a co-worker due to pancreatic cancer, I reminded of the shortness of our time on Earth. Fellow rider mentioned a ride that is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 55,051
Posted By Kraftsman 73
My thoughts regarding the new Fury: Big Deal ...

My thoughts regarding the new Fury:
Big Deal
Just another Harley clone. Other than offering an engine with counter-balancers, this is another cruiser/chopper bike that is not needed.
Seat looks...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Big Thanks, but one more question

Thanks for the link Stu!!
I removed the two connectors with the striped wires and wired and soldered the two connectors together.
Do I still need to attach the remaining wire to the wires from the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Help with my KLR 650. Need to bypass the starting circuit wiring

Greetings to everyone,I have been away from th forum for a while. Finally putting the finishing touches on my KLR 650. What I need to know is how to bypass the clutch lever starting circuit. I...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Heated vests

Greetings All,
Looking for recommendations for heated vests. I currently own a Gerbing jacket liner, gloves, socks, and Union Ridge pants. Reason for the vest is for use on my Kawasaki KLR650. I...
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 40,791
Posted By Kraftsman 73
400w vs. 300w ??

Hi Gang,
Sadly due to severe back problems this year I did not take either bike out of the garage. That said, gearing up for next year's riding season. I have in my possession the 400w stater and...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,745,933
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Hi Lost Boy, Tell me about your hard panniers. ...

Hi Lost Boy,
Tell me about your hard panniers. What make and model.
Also what kind of bike do you ride for your adventures?
Great picture.
Regards,
Kraftsman 73
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,164
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Since this exhaust thread has come alive again, I...

Since this exhaust thread has come alive again, I have another question for the Gurus. I have a Staintune exhaust pipe installed on the KLR. Will the Big Gun header pipe mate with my Staintune?...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-22-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 41,624
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Does the Garmin 2610 have the ability to imput an...

Does the Garmin 2610 have the ability to imput an address directly into the GPS via the touch screen? Say during a trip you want to visit family. Can you imput the address into unit and the GPS...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,745,933
Posted By Kraftsman 73
First BRAVO :clap :clap :clap on a great cooking...

First BRAVO :clap :clap :clap on a great cooking grill setup. What did you use for the enclosure sides? Did you use stainless steel for the actual grill supports? Are the three sides hinged or are...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 2,745,933
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Hey Brokenwing, I noted on your setup the twin...

Hey Brokenwing,
I noted on your setup the twin gas tanks mounted on top of right pannier. What brand? Who sells the gas tanks?
Many Thanks,
The Ailing Kraftsman 73 from Indiana
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Hey Gang, After reading this thread I started...

Hey Gang, After reading this thread I started wondering where I can purchase spline broaches. To tell you the truth, while I have used keyway and square broaches, I have never used a spline broach. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,543
Posted By Kraftsman 73
This is a good thread. Good reading. ...

This is a good thread. Good reading.
http://www.promotobillet.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=46_50&products_id=48&osCsid=b50c8e76d7c99e4d9ea83770650d0a7b
I believe this is the Spark Arrestor...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By Kraftsman 73
For your consideration

You may wish to look at this website for ideas.
http://www.bushtec.com/
Bushtec uses a heim joint on their trailers and the hitches.
Good Luck,
Kraftsman 73
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Actually you might be lucky to have the tank bag...

Actually you might be lucky to have the tank bag if she is anything like my SO. :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

Try and find one of those old tank bags made for Beemers that are about 2 feet tall.
Kraftsman...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,183
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Our local Ace Hardware has a nice selection of...

Our local Ace Hardware has a nice selection of grade 12.9 metric bolts. I have not done the drilling, just have replaced the bolts. I did read of drilling out the upper frame/subframe to accept a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,660
Posted By Kraftsman 73
A sad day indeed

Hi WageSlave,
Yes, I agree, it is a sad day indeed when you are facing a major repair job your 640.
Here is what I can offer you. Let me know what kind and size of measuring tools you need. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Thanks for the info. I did see the bike listed in...

Thanks for the info. I did see the bike listed in the For Sale section on this forum. As much as I would like to have this bike, lack of $$$$$$$$$$$ is preventing me from owning this unique machine....
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Problem fixed

Here is picture of new CS sprocket with new machined spacers.
Bolted new sprocket onto bike today. New drive train looks good.
I intend to contact the folks at www.KLR650.com...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Problems and cures with new CS Sprocket

Since my back problems are starting to subside, I have returned to my KLR 650. I ordered new drivetrain components from KLR650.com.
http://klr650.com/ChainandSprocketdeal.htm
When I mounted the...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Kraftsman 73
An answer to your second question

Hi MWadv,
I see that you just joined last month.
Welcome to the club!!!
To answer your last question:
Mod = Moderator
This forum has several moderators that help moniter all that is happening on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Rally Bike Did Not Sell

Not certain if this is the best forum for this info. An ADV rider posted a 2004 2 wheel drive Yamaha Rally bike for sale on flea bay. I watched the auction and bidding did not meet reserve....
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Ingersol Rand!!!

While my personal impact gun is a Blue-Point, which is made for Snap-On, I have used the IR guns at work. Really an impressive impact!! They even sound powerful compared to my Blue-Point.
One...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By Kraftsman 73
This Forum is Great!!

Posted this request on the 12th, received a reply today. Offer accepted. So easy:clap :clap
Thanks to all.
My back continues to improve.
Really need to get the KLR up and running (gas up to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Upcoming modification

Hi all, made some more progress last night but had to take a step back. Installed new sprockets and chain. This is the combo kit I purchased thru www.klr650.com (http://www.klr650.com)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Kraftsman 73
Further pimping suggestions

Static straps, curb feeler, and a Flying Naked Lady on the fender:evil. Forget spinners, that is so new school. Go with wide whites, very classic old school. Just like our KLRs.

Kraftsman 73 ...
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