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Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,572
Views: 168,024
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: 4,026
Views: 495,271
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: 4,026
Views: 495,271
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: 40
Views: 3,819
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: 40
Views: 3,819
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: 4,026
Views: 495,271
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: 4,026
Views: 495,271
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: 4,026
Views: 495,271
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: 4,026
Views: 495,271
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: 4,026
Views: 495,271
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 439
Views: 68,066
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: 21,074
Views: 3,696,812
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: 1,572
Views: 168,024
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: 439
Views: 68,066
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: 439
Views: 68,066
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: 1,519
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Triumph Bonneville scrambler :clap

Triumph Bonneville scrambler :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21,074
Views: 3,696,812
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: 21,074
Views: 3,696,812
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 1,413
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: 439
Views: 68,066
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: 1,572
Views: 168,024
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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: 794
Views: 140,595
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...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Mounted mine on T800 opposite muffler, under Givi...

Mounted mine on T800 opposite muffler, under Givi pannier rack. Looks good. Took a while to find the best mounting solution- a "p" clamp on the business end, a large zip tie clamp on the rear.

I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I had the f650GS for two years here in Florida....

I had the f650GS for two years here in Florida. It got a little warm but not really excessive. Just move your feet out a little on the pegs in the summer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By TAMPAJIM
You would have thought that BMW would have...

You would have thought that BMW would have boosted the GS800's electrical output to match the Tiger 800's 550 watts when they redesigned the system for the meltdown problem.
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 140,595
Posted By TAMPAJIM
You are just riding faster!! :D If anything you...

You are just riding faster!! :D
If anything you now have less air resistance. Which is more aerodynamic- a smooth curved windshield of your lumpy arms and torso?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,082
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Madstad recomendation

I no longer have a BMW (Triumph convert) but I did run the Madstad screen on my 658 GS for two years.
Personally I don't think you could find a better touring screen for the F800GS at any price....
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,026
Views: 495,271
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Just pop the plastic shield off and ride with the...

Just pop the plastic shield off and ride with the black plate. Makes a dandy fly shield
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5,285
Views: 871,544
Posted By TAMPAJIM
Red Mountain is the BMW, Guzzi and Triumph dealer...

Red Mountain is the BMW, Guzzi and Triumph dealer in Birmingham, near the Barber museum. They just started carrying the Triumph line.
I should think they would be working hard to create a good...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,285
Views: 871,544
Posted By TAMPAJIM
I agree. If your dealer has not kept his...

I agree. If your dealer has not kept his technicians current with Triumph training than it would make sense for Triumph to be reluctant to pay for such a involved and expensive procedure.

If you...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 140,595
Posted By TAMPAJIM
The winglets make a big difference over 60 mph or...

The winglets make a big difference over 60 mph or when it's cold.

They effectively extend the screen down and deflect the air flow that rides up along the tank and would otherwise hit the rider...
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