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Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21,373
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Posted By Vzuke
Brake fluid change.

After replacing my worn rear pads (16,500 miles/2011 Roadie) I changed the brake fluid. What I do is suck out the old fluid from the master cylinder reservoir with a Might Vac, wipe it out, fill with...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Replaced the rear pads today.

I may have overreacted. I still had grooves in the pads!

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/a199a4e2-fd20-4df8-be0b-42cafc343a90_zps994c90e3.jpg

Brake works a lot smoother now that...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
What is the rotor run out for the Tiger?

Replacing my shock gave me a close look at the rear caliper and brakes. My outboard pad is almost gone at 16,500 miles. While the inboard pad looks to be about 50% gone.

I don't really feel...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Hyperpro info

PM sent
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Shock adjustment.

This is for the new Hyperpro shock. They put a beefy spring on it when I ordered it. Currently the adjustment collar is at the top of the shock . I just need to figure out how many threads or turns...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21,373
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Posted By Vzuke
Shock adjustment.

I was out today tweaking the shock.
I ran out of adjustment on the knob (I need to go on a diet).

So it looks like I need to remove the shock, take some measurements, turn the knob back out and...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Hyperpro info

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/12a4abbf-f37d-4753-94ea-ccf948a74794_zps6530fe4f.jpg

blacktiger

At the time of my internet search the Hyperpro was a bargain compared to the...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
New Shock for the Roadie Tiger.

Finally got around to installing the HyperPro shock. I was dreading it but it wasn't that bad. You just had to have an assortment of tools.

To remove the links - 16mm & 17mm
Shock lower - T55...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Response to Stealth fender...

jpr

I had the same type of mirrors on my supermoto so I am used to them. The supermoto has CRG mirrors and the Tiger has Bike Master. BIG difference in price (Bike Master less). They both seem...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Stealth Roadie Fender.

I finally got around to spraying my front Roadie fender with black mat PlastiDip.

It was pretty easy to work with. Actually goes on like spray paint. I put about 4 light coats on it for coverage....
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
Super Moto

BigBlockBarry
It's funny that you mentioned the heat gun, I did the same thing with mine. Well with my wife's. Since I lowered it I don't get to ride it much. "I look like circus bear." It's a 250cc...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
Might as well show off the other side.

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/271c0e98-9bab-4614-afa2-3f287576e1aa_zpsbb7f9279.jpg

Stock exhaust with 140.
http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/IMG_0992_zps5e25865b.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
Rubbing?

BigBlockBarry,

Did you have any problems with the 120 front tire rubbing the forks?

I went with Warp 9 wheels and tires, they recommended a 110 tire up front because a 120 would rub.

I also...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Vzuke
Me Thirds!

On the bike cutting out when you stand on the pegs.
Removed side stand switch for the fix.
Not sure why they made them so sensitive.'
Have it kick in about halfway.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24,159
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Posted By Vzuke
Wheeling had a stainless steel model

Did a little more digging.

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/large_2bdjgheatshield_zpsa61f0857.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Vzuke
Pipe guard

For the person looking for a pipe guard I found one at Wheeling Cycle Supply for my wife's bike. I ordered a Yoshimura for her bike and it didn't come with anything. This one was a little pricey but...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Stealth Roadie Fender.

Poweranger as soon as this winter finally decides it's over, I'll spray it.
More wintry mix headed our way again.
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Speaking of Suspension...

My first mod to the Triumph this year, I beaked my Roadie. Sorry for the cramped picture, it was really cold outside.
Phase two of the beak: I'm going to Plasti dip the front fender a mat black....
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
WantToRideMoar - Reference broken windshield bracket.

I remember seeing here that someone else had the same problem. He cut off the remaining plastic rod. Drilled out the end pieces to accept a length of all thread. I believed he used some nuts with...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Gas filter trend?

I was going to do some preventative maintenance on my 07 Chevy Colorado. So I went down to the local auto parts store and the guy behind the counter told me that I didn't have an external fuel...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Roadie Beak install parts list.

Okay I couldn't wait. I did some more research.

Found a website where a guy posted some pics of the install.
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,5222.0.html

The PDF for the Triumph...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
To all those Roadie people that got their beak on....

Are these all the parts I need to do a factory beak graft?

Can I use some of the snub nose hardware?

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/beakgraft_zps845f764e.jpg

Winter months...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
No melt down.

I'm pretty sure you can run the stock set up with the Yoshi since it is mounted lower. Probably for that reason.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21,373
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Posted By Vzuke
Wrench display.

I believe the displayed wrench shows which owners do their own maintenance.

It's a symbol of pride. Embrace the wrench.

Long live the wrenchers!:thumb:thumb:thumb



But if I had an...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
High Mileage Maintenance.

Thank you JACANRUN, now I don't feel as guilty about my valve checking interval.

Now I can't compete with your mileage (2011 Tiger - 16,000 miles) but I was feeling guilty that I didn't do the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Vzuke
S.O.S (Suzuki Outta Service) I think I lunched my gear box. UPDATE!

It is a mystery to me also. I could understand the fork breaking at a shift but I was just cruising along when it let go. I guess I was lucky that the tranny didn't lock up when it broke. My wife...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Vzuke
S.O.S (Suzuki Outta Service) I think I lunched my gear box. UPDATE!

Okay, I finally got a chance to look at the engine. After draining the crank case and finding no metal bits (I even filtered the oil, I hope my wife didn't need those panty hose) I pulled the right...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Windshield height. Question before I drill.

I was curious as to how far the windshield dropped with the drill mod.

Here are some pictures with the Triumph adjustable bracket and stock windshield installed.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Vzuke
S.O.S (Suzuki Outta Service) I think I lunched my gear box.

I need the help of all the DRZ Guru's!

Background: 2008 DRZ400SM, 20,000 miles. I would say it has had a pampered life other than hauling my 240lb butt around. No wheelies, no clutchless shifts....
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
110 Front tire.

I did a quick measurement with a sophisticated measuring device (couple pieces of cardboard) and came up with these measurements.

Of course some tires may vary this is the Pirelli Diablo - 110/70...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
ATLKLR Tire Reply

Yes, Warp Nine rims. I went straight to Warp Nine and bought the tires (Pirelli Diablos) with the rims.

Moto Tires:
110 tire up front 17 X 3.50 rim
140 tire for rear 17 X 4.25 rim

The forks...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
Cool mirror mounts.

More details please.

Oh and the most important question, Can you see anything behind you in the mirrors?

I had some wide bars on my DT250 Yamaha back in the 70's and I mounted the mirrors just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
Possible clutch switch problem

Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check the clutch switch since I installed some adjustable Zeta 4 finger levers on the bike. They must not be activating the switch. I'll try and keep all the safety...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
CRF250L Super Moto nears completion.

I'm almost finished with the wife's bike. Next is some rework of the rear tail light and turn signals. Install the speedometer adjustment device (44 tooth rear sprocket). Also install the fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
Yoshi Rub

Sharkfan22,

How much rubbing are we talking here? What size tire are you running?

I'm waiting on a Yoshimura exhaust to solve a problem with the tire rubbing on my wife's lowered, supermoto'd,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10,003
Views: 1,783,357
Posted By Vzuke
Latest update to the wife's Super Moto

The missus requested a shorter shift lever for her munchkin boot. I ordered a stock CRF150 shift lever (24700-KPT-305). I think it was an R model but just match the part number. $21 Bonus: folding...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
rrr70 Question

I have the XC and ROX risers on my Roadie.
Cables and brake line good.

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/DSCN0141.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Vzuke
To THRASHED

I just hooked up the Zeta hand guard LEDs as running lights.

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/IMG_1653_zps866ecd21.jpg

I didn't think they would be bright enough in daylight for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 24,159
Views: 4,127,723
Posted By Vzuke
Got a birthday present for my 08 DRZ.

Just hit the 20,000 mile mark also.

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/DSCN0425_zpsdd1c579f.jpg

http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g374/Vzuke/DSCN0423_zpsfcba32e0.jpg

Also...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21,373
Views: 3,774,742
Posted By Vzuke
Risers risers.

I have XC risers on a roadie with the 2" Rox risers.
The clutch cable is taunt at full lock but it doesn't effect the operation.
I put some door edge molding on the gas tank bracket so the cable...
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