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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I went up a tooth of my ABS Roadie and no change...

I went up a tooth of my ABS Roadie and no change in the speedo according to the GPS. Did drop off 200 RPM with no detectable change in performance though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Rotate the hand guards down a hair.

Rotate the hand guards down a hair.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Triumph Scrambler Very easy to ride,...

Triumph Scrambler

Very easy to ride, extremely reliable, easy and inexpensive to maintain,
only downside is it doesn't have ABS
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21,476
Views: 6,221,227
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Could you post a link????

Could you post a link????
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21,476
Views: 6,221,227
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I need to quit reading this thread. All the...

I need to quit reading this thread.

All the great Scrambler pictures have put a real busy Bee in my bonnet to trade in my beloved Bonneville SE on one.

If they come out with a good color for...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,799,234
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I've never ran anything other than regular (87)...

I've never ran anything other than regular (87) E10 for 10,000 miles and my headers are all a uniform light golden color. Stock exhaust
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,799,234
Posted By TAMPAJIM
BMW did a minor redesign 2 years ago. Fairing,...

BMW did a minor redesign 2 years ago. Fairing, switches, some suspension stuff, etc. Nothing big but just enough to get the original buyers thinking they needed to trade.

I would like Triumph to...
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,799,234
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I'm thinking something to compete with the BMW...

I'm thinking something to compete with the BMW F800 GSA. Big tank, premium shocks etc.

It is time for a freshing up of the T800 though. It's been what 4 years ?
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,799,234
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I agree. That kind of damage looks like something...

I agree. That kind of damage looks like something one might expect in 10 to 15 years of sun exposer.

Either you used some chemicals of Triumph used some bad vinyl.
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 183,243
Posted By TAMPAJIM
The person who bought my first T800 had the exact...

The person who bought my first T800 had the exact same problem at 40,000 miles. Triumph did a free parts replacement but she had to pay the labor.

Sounds like it may be a known problem
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 536,867
Posted By TAMPAJIM
If your go-cruise starts slipping, clean the...

If your go-cruise starts slipping, clean the handlebar grip with alcohol and rough the inside surfaces of the go cruise up a little with cource sandpaper.
Or a fingernail file or what ever you have...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 536,867
Posted By TAMPAJIM
+1 for the go cruise lever type lock. I have used...

+1 for the go cruise lever type lock. I have used Kaoko and throttlemister locks in the past but the lever type is much easier to use and did he mention much less expensive?
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,539
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I personally think the T800 has a heat problem in...

I personally think the T800 has a heat problem in Summer weather.

Many don't seem to mind it, particularly if they live in a more temperate climate. I don't mind it until he ambulant temperature...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,539
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I'm way past retirement (71). Got a Tiger 800...

I'm way past retirement (71). Got a Tiger 800 roadie when they came out. Loved it, so naturally I traded for the Explorer when introduced thinking it would be even better. It was but the size and...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 536,867
Posted By TAMPAJIM
There are some variables to consider when lifting...

There are some variables to consider when lifting a bike up assuming the design in OK.

Tires - it's easier to lift a bike with fat off-road tires than street tires (the bike is already up a...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 536,867
Posted By TAMPAJIM
No, I have 1+" of air on mine. Roadie stand...

No, I have 1+" of air on mine.

Roadie stand on a XC?

Big chunky off road tires?

Problem with rear suspension?
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 536,867
Posted By TAMPAJIM
You guys made me curious so I went out and...

You guys made me curious so I went out and measured my roadie.. Standard tire is 1 3/8" off the ground (rear) The tire has 8k miles so the gap is probably near 1 1/4" with a new tire. Probably much...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 536,867
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Damn near impossible. My first T800 was lowered...

Damn near impossible. My first T800 was lowered by the new owner and far as I know nobody has been able to get it up and more than a few have tried. You may also need a shorter side stand.

Like...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4,241
Views: 536,867
Posted By TAMPAJIM
The center stand issue got sorted way back- a...

The center stand issue got sorted way back- a spring replacement as I recall.

Just make sure you get the correct one for your bike- (roadie or XC.) and it can't be lowered

They are hard to use...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Poweranger sorry but I am clueless when it comes...

Poweranger sorry but I am clueless when it comes to technical stuff like posting pictures. My wife usually does it for me but she is out of town for the week.


But you brackets are way different...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Poweranger, glad everything has worked out OK. ...

Poweranger, glad everything has worked out OK.

But your brackets defiantly do not look like the ones I have (which have the adjustment knobs and were mounted by madstad at their shop 7 months...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Power ranger, your brackets are definitely...

Power ranger, your brackets are definitely different than the one I got 7 months ago. Mine don't have that triangle cutout and they have slots at the top to allow for a tilt adjustment. You should...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Power ranger, from your photo, it looks to me...

Power ranger, from your photo, it looks to me that you have the shield set too low relative to the base plate. You need a couple of inches of the black showing to scoop up air to get the laminar...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,706
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Sorry the ride is over, really enjoyed the trip...

Sorry the ride is over, really enjoyed the trip but real downer your doggie passed.

As to the empty house, a new paint scheme and new furniture of your choosing would seem to be in order.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,799,234
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I did get so old I could not swing my leg over. ...

I did get so old I could not swing my leg over.

Now I mount it like a horse- left foot on peg, up and over the saddle. :D
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 183,243
Posted By TAMPAJIM
My first 800 started doing that at 34,000 miles...

My first 800 started doing that at 34,000 miles (out of warranty) .The dealer could not pin down the problem and finally replaced the starter free under warranty but I had to pay the labor .

It...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,706
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I just don't seem to be able to get that...

I just don't seem to be able to get that spotwalla thing to work right-every time I touch it goes to blank blue screen. Must be doing something wrong.

No problems with the old school Spot site...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,706
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Congratulations on reaching the first corner of...

Congratulations on reaching the first corner of your ride! Coast to coast in bad weather is quite a feat. :clap

Heat. Here in the South we usually switch to mesh gear when the temps get up to 80f....
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Triumph Bonneville scrambler :clap

Triumph Bonneville scrambler :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,799,234
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I agree with the "top tier" part, I use Chevron...

I agree with the "top tier" part, I use Chevron but my research has convinced me that higher octane than specified can be detrimental over the long haul and a waste of money overall.
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21,404
Views: 3,799,234
Posted By TAMPAJIM
centerstand problems

I carry a 7" square of 3/4" plywood. tapered on one side in the bottom of my tail bag. I roll the rear tire up on it and it's much easier to raise the bike up on the stand even when loaded.
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I don't get any reflection with the light gray...

I don't get any reflection with the light gray tint either.


But then I don't hardly ever ride after the Sun goes down. :D
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Triumph Scrambler ! :clap Very easy to ride,...

Triumph Scrambler ! :clap

Very easy to ride, simple maintenance, reliable and a ton of fun.

I have more confidence riding My Bonneville off road than my tiger 800.
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,706
Posted By TAMPAJIM
subscribed. You always do a super job on your...

subscribed. You always do a super job on your travel narratives Leslie :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,665
Views: 183,243
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Despite what Mr. Dirt says, the T800 is a hot...

Despite what Mr. Dirt says, the T800 is a hot bike when the ambulant temperatures gets above 85f. I made some shields that work well but the basic design on the bike could be better....
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Little permanent black marker along the bottom...

Little permanent black marker along the bottom edge should do it.

Not a problem with the light gray tint.
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
That paint trim job is just beyond cool. :super ...

That paint trim job is just beyond cool. :super

I'm going to copy you and hoping my local vinyl shop can match the blue that's on my bike. If not I'll start looking for a touch-up rattle can that...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
yOy, I do believe I've found someone with a...

yOy, I do believe I've found someone with a messier garage than mine! :1drink
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
My initial response was "yes" but I went out and...

My initial response was "yes" but I went out and looked at it . It's not just a simple 3/4" strip, it's cut out of a sheet of metal (stainless???) and then drilled and bent. You might need some...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 149,878
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I am 6' with the 20" screen. I also have a 18"...

I am 6' with the 20" screen. I also have a 18" slim for use in warm weather. Both work great at about chin level, keep the wind off my face and I look over the top of the screen. You don't want to...
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