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Forum: Beasts 09-21-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By 97Octane
Im curious what you think in regards to how 'off'...

Im curious what you think in regards to how 'off' or racked the wheel needs to be in order to create my high speed wobble?

1mm 3mm? Whats an acceptable tolerance from your perspective using the...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By 97Octane
That makes sense... I will measure this evening...

That makes sense... I will measure this evening and see how 'off' it is.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By 97Octane
08 Triumph Tiger (Rear Wheel Alignment)

I have an 08 Tiger.

Since I have had 2 new rear tires spooned on from a shop, and I mounted the wheel back on myself.
I paid particular attention to ensuring that both sides were exactly...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,219
Posted By 97Octane
I will try the embedded option here: ...

I will try the embedded option here:

http://woodlandsporsche.com/dragon/dragon_files/image008.jpg

http://woodlandsporsche.com/dragon/dragon_files/image010.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,219
Posted By 97Octane
Here's a link to my rig and setup pictures. ...

Here's a link to my rig and setup pictures.

TraX gear, skidplate, crashbars etc...

http://www.woodlandsporsche.com/dragon/dragon.htm
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,897
Posted By 97Octane
Whoa! Billy here. Glad to see you made it...

Whoa!

Billy here. Glad to see you made it back safely. Anytime your in Houston again, your more than welcome to stop by. You will always have a second home here.

You ever get your bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By 97Octane
Pictures please :evil

Pictures please :evil
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,794
Views: 1,441,467
Posted By 97Octane
Me and the wifey.... ...

Me and the wifey....



http://woodlandsporsche.com/dragon/dragon_files/image036.jpg

http://woodlandsporsche.com/dragon/dragon_files/image032.jpg
...
Forum: Vendors 06-29-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By 97Octane
Wow Zach... sorry to hear of about how difficult...

Wow Zach... sorry to hear of about how difficult it is to be you, but pimping Energy drinks MLM style and having the audacity throw on your Plaid sports coat, slick back your hair with a greasy black...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 74,931
Posted By 97Octane
I understand the hindsight 20/20 bit... but I am...

I understand the hindsight 20/20 bit... but I am still curious. I have met them... they are a pretty hardy, resilient, and adventurous couple that obviously doesnt have a significant level of fear...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 74,931
Posted By 97Octane
Ben & Jen, Hey... its Billy here. ...

Ben & Jen,

Hey... its Billy here.

So in hindsight, do you guys feel that coming back to the U.S. was an overaction to the flu scare? Knowing what you know now, would you have made the same...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,142
Posted By 97Octane
Tough call... however, the black boxes will cost...

Tough call... however, the black boxes will cost you just a bit more. I used the rationale that I am fairly hard on my boxes, as I do regulary tour with them. I just figured that if I pay extra for...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,142
Posted By 97Octane
I wouldnt say I am stuck with the quick release,...

I wouldnt say I am stuck with the quick release, as I have not researched alternatives. I would also say that the issues I do have with the design do not give me enough agnst to try and figure that...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,142
Posted By 97Octane
Yes, they are mounted to the SW Motech racks...

Yes, they are mounted to the SW Motech racks (quick release).

I have no information on what the fitting would be presumably with a lowered exhaust. Currently, as stock fitting, they do not...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,142
Posted By 97Octane
Thanks mate!

Thanks mate!
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,142
Posted By 97Octane
Those are Dunlop 616's. They stick like a...

Those are Dunlop 616's.

They stick like a politician does to a lie, and handle much better *to me* than the stockers. I also have a set of Scorpion Syncs in my garage I will spoon on after I...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,142
Posted By 97Octane
MOVED my post from another thread: (This one is...

MOVED my post from another thread: (This one is more appropiate :evil )

Here are some pics of bike with my TraX panniers + topbox. Compliments of Killboy et al at Deals Gap last week.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
Posted By 97Octane
I have a friend who uses this one... and raves...

I have a friend who uses this one... and raves about it.

http://www.myblueant.com/interphone_helmet_kit.htm

http://www.myblueant.com/BAasset/product/interphone/interphone_helmet_box.gif

...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By 97Octane
Here are some pics of bike with my TraX panniers...

Here are some pics of bike with my TraX panniers + topbox. Compliments of Killboy et al at Deals Gap last week. Not as fugly as a strom, but gives you an idear anyway :rofl
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 46,430
Posted By 97Octane
Need a Job? - Website work available

Just tryign to tap the Advrider crowd here for talent. I am looking for a Flash based web designer to build a single website to showcase a home that will coming up for sale in the Woodlands. It will...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 74,931
Posted By 97Octane
Howdy Ben! :wave Glad to see you...

Howdy Ben!

:wave

Glad to see you guys made it safely (somewhat) to Monterrey!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,124
Posted By 97Octane
Rugged durability, John Deer like feel :wink: ,...

Rugged durability, John Deer like feel :wink: , more suitable for 2UP touring, availability for dual sport tires.

The GS had character thats difficult to describe. The 08 Triumph Tiger is a LOT...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,124
Posted By 97Octane
Yup... My con rod bearing decided to take...

Yup...

My con rod bearing decided to take a shit on my 1150 GS... so, I bought a 2008 Triumph Tiger.

Its a nice bike and all, but I do regret not spending the extra cash and getting a GS...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 74,931
Posted By 97Octane
Thats what makes their journey so intriguing and...

Thats what makes their journey so intriguing and inspirational.

Most of us here get into the neverending debate over which bike is better for the trip, BMW GS's, Kay - Tee - Em's, KLR's, Africa...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 74,931
Posted By 97Octane
Ben.... Billy here. You should...

Ben....


Billy here.

You should really make a post here about what all you have packed. You will really blow these guys' mind.

*Including the Houseplant you take on board.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By 97Octane
My transmission gave way at 44K miles.... the...

My transmission gave way at 44K miles.... the engine failed with a connecting rod bearing failure at 54K miles. Recently sold the bike and bought one with a warranty. :cry
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,098
Posted By 97Octane
TraX Luggage, SW Motech Quick Release

I made a video review of this system. (Previously posted in Beasts section).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIFrJo4IEew

I updated annotations to the video.

In retrospect, I do regret the...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,274
Posted By 97Octane
This is bad??? :huh

This is bad??? :huh
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,246
Posted By 97Octane
I dont know about any of the other rack/rail...

I dont know about any of the other rack/rail systems.

I will likely replace the Quick Disconnects with a more secure bolt and just have to deal/cope with having to have a wrench and socket to...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,246
Posted By 97Octane
The only problems I have with the setup, is that...

The only problems I have with the setup, is that the design of the SW Motech Rack system, is FAR TOO EASY TO STEAL.

The locks securing the lids are adaquate, (Cheesy, but adaquate) however the...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,246
Posted By 97Octane
I bought them from Twisted Throttle. The...

I bought them from Twisted Throttle.

The tops of the boxes are painted Aluminum. (Black)

The boxes are avail. in Power Coated Black as well.

Boxes are around $300 each. I have not bought...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,251
Posted By 97Octane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIFrJo4IEew ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIFrJo4IEew

Heres my submission. I just stared a thread as well on this review of them.
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,246
Posted By 97Octane
TraX Luggage - A Review (Triumph Tiger)

I made this video this evening. A review of the TraX side boxes on my 08' Tiger 1050.

45l left 37 right

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIFrJo4IEew


Feedback? (I know the audio is shit......
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,570
Posted By 97Octane
I just got my TraX boxes in. I ordered...

I just got my TraX boxes in.

I ordered them last week, they delivered them this week.

Very good quality boxes! Im impressed.
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By 97Octane
These two gentleman can tell you all you need to...

These two gentleman can tell you all you need to know and worry about when looking to buy used Tigers. (They may have one available)

http://www.rd.com/images/rdmag/people/27650SiegfriedRoy.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,634
Posted By 97Octane
http://www.xenonrider.com/products/h7_xenon_hid_ki...

http://www.xenonrider.com/products/h7_xenon_hid_kits.shtml

This one (single lamp) ... free shipping as well.
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,634
Posted By 97Octane
I never had the tree top issue... I...

I never had the tree top issue...

I reported the Batman searchlight signal projected onto the road ahead. (Pause the video at 8 seconds into the video... look at the Stock Setup... look at the...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,634
Posted By 97Octane
Heres my headlight comparison between an HID...

Heres my headlight comparison between an HID retrofit and Stock headlight on the 2008 1050 Tiger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV-63dvTLuQ


*The video doesnt show everything. My...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 87,142
Posted By 97Octane
http://www.yourvillageidiot.com/eicons/ani/racist....

http://www.yourvillageidiot.com/eicons/ani/racist.gif
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,634
Posted By 97Octane
Are you saying that I'm wrong and off base...

Are you saying that I'm wrong and off base because you think the V-Strom is good looking?

:freaky Hook me up with your dealer... I want to try those drugs. :rofl
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