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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 06:52 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Agreed. I was told by someone far wiser than me...

Agreed. I was told by someone far wiser than me that "a happy valve is a slappy valve" meaning that the ticking sound is a positive. If there's no slap things are too tight in there.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 06:43 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I have an '06 with 36k miles on it. I bought it...

I have an '06 with 36k miles on it. I bought it from the original owner when it had around 22k miles. I had to replace the CDI at around 24k. No engine related issues at all though. I haven't...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-21-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I learned the same lesson. Using the stock brake...

I learned the same lesson. Using the stock brake line with these just isn't an option. I went a little shorter than you and installed a 40" line and it worked nicely. It left enough slack to remove...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-21-2015, 07:08 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Finally finished my tinkering and took a short...

Finally finished my tinkering and took a short ride with my new Hagons tonight. My god what a difference! I fell like I'm glued to the road through the the corners now. Some much nicer than the nine...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-19-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks for the tips folks. I'll get them mounted...

Thanks for the tips folks. I'll get them mounted without the steel tube after work and report back.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2015, 07:41 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Shock upgrade

I finally bit the bullet and bought some Hagons. I have a potentially stupid question about the installation. When I removed the stock shocks I noted there is a steal tube inside the rubber bushing...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
You need to ask for them specifically. I just put...

You need to ask for them specifically. I just put mine on a few weeks ago and they're amazing. Much bigger difference than I expected.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 06:36 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Based on a number of positive reviews I this...

Based on a number of positive reviews I this forum I picked up a DX a couple of years ago. I'm 6'2" and couldn't find any position where it didn't cause a lot of turbulence on the helmet. The...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 08:42 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks! I'll look into that this weekend.

Thanks! I'll look into that this weekend.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Rear brake line

Anyone know what the length is for the extended brake line included with the TTP Up and Over bracket? I went with the cheaper version that claimed the stock cable was long enough. They weren't...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 10:48 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Shock upgrade

I'm considering a shock upgrade this year and came across a Hagon series of trials shocks for the Scrambler. They offer some extended lengths up to 420 mm. Anyone have experience with these? They...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-07-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Beauty!

That looks fantastic! Where did you pick up the side car? I've been dreaming of adding one since I got the bike 4 years ago.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-04-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
That looks great! :clap How about a sound...

That looks great! :clap How about a sound clip/video?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-21-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I also ride a 2006 (but in the faster blue/white...

I also ride a 2006 (but in the faster blue/white colour combo :evil). I have the AI removed but the airbox is still in place. I'm currently running the TORS pipes and get an average of 6.75 L/100...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-15-2014, 04:53 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I tried a vacuum bleed with a pump I bought in...

I tried a vacuum bleed with a pump I bought in the winter. No success as it wasn't sealing. After burning the better part of a day just putting the rear shell on and messing with the brake I got...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Bluhduh I kind of wondered if that was the case because...

I kind of wondered if that was the case because it seemed like strange design to me, but I don't much experience with that kind of thing. I ended up getting it lined up partly by over torquing it a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Any pro tips for reconnecting banjo bolts? I...

Any pro tips for reconnecting banjo bolts? I just installed a free spirits rear caliper relocator and now I'm trying to attach the brake line to the caliper. I can't seem to get the banjo bolt in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-09-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks for telling me what I want hear!

Thanks for telling me what I want hear!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-09-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Making some additions to the Scram in prep for a...

Making some additions to the Scram in prep for a trip up the James Bay Road at the end of the month. I got to installing the rear caliper relocation bracket and ended up pulling the caliper off for a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-28-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
The controls won't fall apart on you, but you...

The controls won't fall apart on you, but you won't be able to adjust them either. There a pins in the controls that set into holes an the bars to stop them from rotating. At least that's the setup...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 04:39 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks for the tips everybody. Seems like there...

Thanks for the tips everybody. Seems like there are more options than I ever realized. Part of me knows I should really learn to do this in my own but the other part really can't be bothered.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-24-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Agreed. I love the look of that seat.

Agreed. I love the look of that seat.
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Any recommendations on where to get tires changed...

Any recommendations on where to get tires changed in Ottawa?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-03-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
+1. I had the exact same problem the year I...

+1. I had the exact same problem the year I bought mine with about 20,000 miles on it. Ended up burned the chrome off one exhaust because the fuel was passing through the cylinder but burning in the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
They're the only tires I've had so take that into...

They're the only tires I've had so take that into consideration, but I've been really happy with my Metzeler Tourance set. Smooth, quiet and grippy on the road and seemed decent in my limited dirt...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-27-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Love it! I've been dreaming about a sidecar for...

Love it! I've been dreaming about a sidecar for almost since I got my scram. Step 1 - acquire sidecar
Step 2 - acquire white scarf and leather helmet
Step 3 - put step 2 items on dog
Step 4 -...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-25-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
There should be a hose on that T. It's a breather...

There should be a hose on that T. It's a breather line similar to the one on the fuel tank. Mine runs downward and ends between the foot pegs. No idea about the electrical though. I have the same...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Thanks, I'll give it another go I the next couple...

Thanks, I'll give it another go I the next couple of days. Did you use the quick splicer that came with the kit? I used on my first try but it seemed to mash the wires.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
That settles it. Sold the wrong part. Mine is...

That settles it. Sold the wrong part. Mine is just a little over 9". Back to the drawing board.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Hmmm, that makes some sense. I bought it from an...

Hmmm, that makes some sense. I bought it from an inmate and don't have the part number. Any chance you could measure from the mounting bolt to the ground with the stand down and report back so I can...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Just came in from admiring my work. I tried...

Just came in from admiring my work. I tried rocking it a bit and nothin. Both tires planted firmly. I'm running the stock shocks still. Maybe the Tourances have a higher profile than some? I find...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Little help?

So I spent the morning riding with my lady, which was great. Once we got home I let the bike cool off and decided to add some Fawkes I've had lying around a bit. I got the triumph center stand...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2014, 06:40 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Hmmmm. Looking at my stats from last season I...

Hmmmm. Looking at my stats from last season I averaged just under 36 mpg or 6.6L/100 km. Maybe rejecting would help me but carb workings are beyond my understanding. I bought the bike used and the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Well, shit. I only get in the mid 30s. I guess...

Well, shit. I only get in the mid 30s. I guess the carb models aren't as efficient.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2014, 05:07 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Great point. British Customs is located in LA and...

Great point. British Customs is located in LA and they have a great reputation for being helpful. Maybe lay the story of the trip and they'll be gentle on the $$$.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Wow, that's an unfortunate chain of events. Hope...

Wow, that's an unfortunate chain of events. Hope you get it sorted in Little Rock. Thanks for the details and happy trails!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
So what's causing the issue with the up and over?...

So what's causing the issue with the up and over? I have one ready to install so now I'm wondering if I should bother.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2014, 11:39 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
I bought my '06 used at about 20k and it's now...

I bought my '06 used at about 20k and it's now about 32k. The CDI unit failed the first spring I had it. Replaced it with a half-price aftermarket unit. No issues at all apart from that.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23,230
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Pissed Yes, relying on online reviews can be pretty...

Yes, relying on online reviews can be pretty painful. That TEC bracket does look pretty crappy. Seems like there are some Triumph stands floating around here so I think I'll pursue those.

I was...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By ChuBrocka
Centre stand

I've been thinking a center stand might finish off my winter shopping spree nicely. I see three options out there:
- Triumph ($240)
- Norman Hyde ($200)
- TEC Bike Parts ($100)

Cheaper is...
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