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Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,304
Posted By mikeysduck
Question Can some one tell me if the service wrench icon...

Can some one tell me if the service wrench icon comes on for the first service? My new used Tiger had 2200 Mi. The PO claimed the dealer performed the first service. He did not provide any...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
I posted this on the F800 forum F800GT VS...

I posted this on the F800 forum

F800GT VS Tiger 800
I've had the Tiger roadie for two days and 250 Miles... These are my impressions. I hope someone
finds them useful.

Looks - GT Wins....
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
I sat on a new VFR a few weeks back. It felt...

I sat on a new VFR a few weeks back. It felt cramped with relatively low bars.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,304
Posted By mikeysduck
I still have the FJR. I just let a BMW F800GT go....

I still have the FJR. I just let a BMW F800GT go. The GT was a bit closer to the FJR. I just put my first 50 Mi on the Tiger. It was around 90F when I left. Heat may be an issue when it warms up. I'm...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,304
Posted By mikeysduck
I swallowed the hook. Today I picked up a new to...

I swallowed the hook. Today I picked up a new to me, 2014 roadie ABS with 2200 mi. I have no visions of off roading anything this big. It's strictly a street bike for me.

My first Triumph. I hope...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
Bought a F800GT ESA this past April or May. I put...

Bought a F800GT ESA this past April or May. I put 2K on it. Taking a 180 mile one way overnight ride made me realize I needed to put $1K in to ergonomic changes, for my knees and lower back. The BMW...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
OK went for a 2014 Triumph Tiger roadie. Maybe a...

OK went for a 2014 Triumph Tiger roadie. Maybe a DL will be in my future. Looks like a great bike.
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
Nanohiccup Thanks for the photo. Re...

Nanohiccup Thanks for the photo.

Re pricing: Costco has a program that eliminates the freight and prep charges. They also offered to take $600 off MSRP. In addition you can apperantly get a...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
Can someone post a photo of the stock heated grip...

Can someone post a photo of the stock heated grip controller?

The Suzuki USA page photo appears to show the center stand on the Adventure model. It is not part of the package.

From the Suzuki...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
The Jesse's look good on there. What is the...

The Jesse's look good on there. What is the installed width? I'll guess somewhere close to 40 inches.

Can someone post the width of the stock Adventure bags?
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 81,553
Posted By mikeysduck
Just saw my first one in person, on the floor of...

Just saw my first one in person, on the floor of a local dealer. How cool is that! I might need one.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
I’m enjoying this S10 vs DL-1000 ABS comparison....

I’m enjoying this S10 vs DL-1000 ABS comparison. I want to replace my FJR 1300 and F800GT with one bike. It’s one less thing to mess with, and more space in the garage. This is a street bike for me....
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
I want a minimum fuel range of 200 for...

I want a minimum fuel range of 200 for convenience. Where I live it makes sense. Minimum round trip to a store is 30 Mi. If I go to my bank 70 mi. I have no desire to stop at a filling station every...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
I feel better about the MPG. Thanks for the...

I feel better about the MPG. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 447,233
Posted By mikeysduck
Recently purchased a BMW F800GT. Fine Ride. I...

Recently purchased a BMW F800GT. Fine Ride. I have a friend / buyer that want's the new Beemer. I rotate rides often looking for the best fit for me. I was leaning towards a Triumph Tiger 800 roadie....
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,083
Posted By mikeysduck
Nice thread. I like to view the ODO's in parking...

Nice thread. I like to view the ODO's in parking lots too. When digital ODO's started popping up, it took the joy out of that.

I'm trading bikes so often, since retiring, I don't rack up many...
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 47,998
Posted By mikeysduck
Pissed I got boned by NBCSP. I couldn't stream the...

I got boned by NBCSP. I couldn't stream the 250's 2nd moto. Now I have to wait for YouTube. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 19,577
Posted By mikeysduck
I'm pretty sure they would rather have your $5K,...

I'm pretty sure they would rather have your $5K, than put you up for any nights.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,984
Posted By mikeysduck
I had a 2006 ST3. It was a great ride. Handling...

I had a 2006 ST3. It was a great ride. Handling was super fine, and it had motor!
ENJOY
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
Very well put Krakatoa. I have 1,300 miles on it....

Very well put Krakatoa. I have 1,300 miles on it. I want to love it. I'm trying. Really.

High-Lites
*gear box
*brakes
*top end pull
*light & flickable in the corners
*belt drive

Low points...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By mikeysduck
Thanks for the tips. I'll look into these...

Thanks for the tips. I'll look into these adhesives.
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By mikeysduck
Adhesive for ABS and metal

Recommendations? I need to find the proper adhesive.

I have a new BMW F800GT. The body work is plastic. I’m guessing the plastic is ABS. I want to bond metal to the inside of the upper faring,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
I covered the air box in silencing rubberized...

I covered the air box in silencing rubberized foam / foil mat. It defiantly took the edge off the intake honk. A huge improvement for my ears.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
I just went on a 5 mile loop around the block. I...

I just went on a 5 mile loop around the block. I left my ear plugs at home. I couldn't hear squat about intake honk. I liked it even better than yesterday.
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
Took my test ride today. It's a white, 2013,...

Took my test ride today. It's a white, 2013, ESA..., 2400 mi, bags and it is parked in my garage. I guess I'll stop perv-ing over Triumph Tigers, for now.

I took a 10 or 15 mi test ride. The...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,304
Posted By mikeysduck
So, you zipped down around Harlingen /...

So, you zipped down around Harlingen / Brownsville? Never been there. That's looks like it's off the beaten path.
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,304
Posted By mikeysduck
Thanks for the feed back. I'm smiling.

Thanks for the feed back. I'm smiling.
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,304
Posted By mikeysduck
Looking for Answers

The Tiger 800 is on my current short list. I’ll only ride it on the street, but I’m leaning towards the XC. I much prefer the looks, and the suspension seems like a huge bonus. If the ride is see /...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 72,947
Posted By mikeysduck
Nice thread…Your making me think about...

Nice thread…Your making me think about resurrecting old iron.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 89,590
Posted By mikeysduck
Is there a faring pocket, for small items? ...

Is there a faring pocket, for small items?

The F800GT appears to be a great bike for around town, two lane weekends, and the occasional long trip.
I like my NC700X a lot. The NC works great, but...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By mikeysduck
I'll check it out. Thanks

I'll check it out.
Thanks
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,992
Posted By mikeysduck
+1 on Ace Hardware. Lowe's has some stuff too. ...

+1 on Ace Hardware.
Lowe's has some stuff too.
Cycle Gear pre-packaged variety sets that are an OK deal, when there on sale. I can not comment on the quality.
I also go to the local dealer and buy...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By mikeysduck
Solar Panel Minor Modification Questions

I've emailed these questions to the manufacture, no reply.

Q: Will placing the styra-foam behind the panel cause any overheating / cooling issues with the solar panel?

Q: Can I use silicone...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,985
Posted By mikeysduck
I keep checking this thread to see what finally...

I keep checking this thread to see what finally broke it out…
I'll keep checking.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By mikeysduck
I have the same, or similar issue with a 2003...

I have the same, or similar issue with a 2003 Chevy motorhome. All the pumps, I've found in Calif. fill the tank to about 25% then squeeze and click. By the time I fill it both hands are about to...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By mikeysduck
You can hit a local Moto Recycler and cut off the...

You can hit a local Moto Recycler and cut off the matching male and female connectors. I prefer Honda, because my local dealer stocks both male and female spade terminals that snap right in to the...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By mikeysduck
It works! I rewired the offending fixture from...

It works! I rewired the offending fixture from scratch, with new wire.

The only thing I found was 2mm mark on one black wire. The insulation appeared to be intact. In this same section of wire...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By mikeysduck
Yes, I am not an electrician. The GFI is 6...

Yes, I am not an electrician.

The GFI is 6 Months old. Apparently this change did not correct the issue.

When I power one, on the surface, identical fixture at a time. One fixture never trips...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By mikeysduck
There are some good suggestions here. I had never...

There are some good suggestions here. I had never heard of "leaking " electricity.

I found this on Google and got a rudimentary education.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,579
Posted By mikeysduck
I think a fork seal is leaking. It probably...

I think a fork seal is leaking. It probably swelled the brake pads...That's why it wont roll.

Glad you are able to have a sense of humor.

If you part her out, that clutch lever looks like new.
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