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#1
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: Steamer Newbie
Last post by gcloys - Today at 05:05:38 PM
Quote from: ghulst on June 27, 2022, 01:49:21 PMWelcome to the party! (Even though I am kind of late to post this...)

If there is enough interest, we can create a wiki thread or even wiki page where we can gather all that information.

Oh, and do post your progress here as well as to the FB group. For people looking for steamer info, this is much easier to find than in FB groups. Which hopefully helps creating a more active steamer community again.

I'm posting everywhere I can.  Already too much lost info with the index here broken, Mustang passing, waning interest by public and factory alike.  I love the fact that the new 900 Tiger is almost exactly the same specs as the 1st gen. 900 Tiger except not as much suspension travel and tuned slightly different with a suite of electronic machines that go "bing"
#2
Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: I know, it's a Honda
Last post by ssevy - June 27, 2022, 08:35:50 PM
My buddy's V-strom 650 was also a Golden Retriever type of bike - excellent way to describe it!


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#3
Up and Coming / Re: Wales, here I come
Last post by ssevy - June 27, 2022, 08:33:46 PM
Sounds like a grand ride! I'm off on my first long trip of the season next week. Hope the weather is friendlier than it was for you!


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#4
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: New to the form
Last post by ssevy - June 27, 2022, 06:22:01 PM
It sounds like your float needles aren't seating properly. The seats themselves can get worn, and the needles will show a ring on the tapered point where they seat when they are getting worn.
Fresh fuel smell can also be the gas cap venting or dumping fuel down the overflow hose.
Mikunis aren't as easy to rebuild as Keihins, but they are rebuildable. If you've had them apart once to replace the jets, you know how fragile the needle and float setup is, but I'll still recommend caution when taking them apart.
#5
Up and Coming / Re: Wales, here I come
Last post by Lee337 - June 27, 2022, 04:39:28 PM
Well, I'm just about recovered. I left home, heading for North Wales on Thursday after packing the bike with my newly obtained Triumph pannier inner bags. Clothes in one, spare gloves & shoes in the iother, while the top box carried all those bits & pieces that you usually pack just in case. That included a flask of water, another flask of hot water, a travel mug and a small pot of instant coffee. A first aid kit, some cable ties, a side stand puck, waterproof winter glocves and my disclock.

My first stop for fuel was around 120 miles in to the journey. I thought I'd better top the tank before hitting the M6 motorway as I suspected fuel prices were going to be the usual rip off. Well, I stopped at services for coffee & cake at Keele services and as suspected, the price of E10 petrol was 205.9p per litre. Was a bit pissed off as the garage I stopped at before getting on to the motorway was 206.9, and garages continually state they're not profitering.  :icon_scratch:

Any way, I got to my overnight stop, just over teh Wales border in good time and parked up for the night.

Day 2 saw me riding around the foothills of Snowden before heading off to Bangor to meet my parents for lunch (they were on holiday). A good lunch in a really friendly pub, then it was off again to overnight stop 2, in a place called Valley around 5 miles from Holyhead.

AQnother day when Tallulah operformed faultlessly and a second day where the weather was pretty good. Yes it rained (it's Wales) and yes, it was windy (it's Wales), but a good days riding.

Day 3 was a somewhat different day. First stop was in Morrisons Holyhead for breakfast & coffee with a handful of other riders. Nothing of note really happened until we left for RSPB South Stack on the tip of Holy Island. Just as we were leaving, one bike failed to start, a Moto Guzzi Norge, which being italian, decided that the torrential downpour last night, was a good enough excuse to not work. After around an hour trying to trace the fault, eventually the start button was bypassed and the bike started. Not that the starter button was the fault as was discovered later.

So off to South Stack with a tank full of Wales' finest at 194.9p per litre, where we waited... Sunset was 21:50 but as we had to get 97 bikes away to arrive at Segness before sunrise the following morning, a distance of 257 miles (413 km), the first group left around 21:25. Leading the ride was the organiser on his Moto Guzzi Norge, yes the one that had been hastily repaired earlier that day. 1 mile in to the ride we pulled over - there was a Moto Guzzi Norge that was suddenly no longer able to lead us anywhere. There had been a catastrophic failure of electrickery andf the bike ground to a halt. It seems that by bypassing the start switch, we'd not fixed it. From what I can gather, and I haven't had the full story yet, the bike wouldn't start because of the charging cirduit wasn't working. As he rode along the main road out of Holyhead, the lights failed,the engine management light came on and pretty much everything else reliant on electric went off.

A quick change to the lead bike & we set off again. Around 20 minutes in to the ride the heavens opened but luckily it had stopped raining within 15 - 20 minutes & the rest of the ride was dry, if a little cold. We had three fuel stops, Flint, Uttoxeter and Lincoln where we stopped for around 30 minutes each time Tallulah filled up with fuel at Uttoxeter, I filled up with coffee at all the stops.

Of the 97 bikes that set off, 95 arrived in Skegness at around 04:15 on Sunday morning. Two bikes didn't make it, the Moto Guzzi who was eventually rescued by the RAC at 10:36 on Sunday, yes 13 hours later, the other was a bike drop at Uttoxeter. Battered & bruised, the rider decided to go home instead of carrying on.

At Skegness after a group photo overlooking the sea, it was off to a community hall for tea/coffee & a bacon roll all donated by local businesses for which we were asked to donate £1.50 towards Macmillan. After a 50 minute rest, oit was back on Tallulah and the final 40 mile ride home.

Tallulah performed as she should, no hint of misbehaving. Even the panniers & topbox stayed dry - actually there was one smapp issue, the front left indicator stopped working. A quick look at the first stop and it turned out to be the bullet connector had come loose. 2 minutes later she was all fixed.

We raised over £11,000 and there's still money comming in. As for Tallulah, it's the first time I've ridden her any real distance over a couple fo days. I rode her 160 miles home when I first got her & have had a couple of hundred mile days, but never any overnight stops, so I think I may have to plan in a few more at some point.

Tallulah is now resting in the garage, not washed, just unpacked with the panniers & topbox removed. As I'm going away for a few days while I have time off work, she's also had her chain put around her rear wheel & has been covered up. She had the last word though, she showed her displeasure at being left behind when I brushed past her to put a lock on Tabitha, I caught my leg on her footpeg and even through the cover and my trousers, the Tiger attacked & took a chunk out of my leg. :bug_eye  :nono

Naughty Tiger   :icon_twisted:
#6
Speaking Of Bikes... / Re: I know, it's a Honda
Last post by ghulst - June 27, 2022, 02:12:53 PM
I think it's a great bike if you are looking for a golden retriever of a bike... They are loyal, not fast, but enthusiastic. I guess if you were a TransAlp rider, this would make a sensible choice. ;)
#7
Steamers (1993-1998 Tigers) / Re: New to the form
Last post by ghulst - June 27, 2022, 02:00:01 PM
Because this post had a very clear technical question, I decided to move it here, so more people might see it and hopefully help out. I have never done the carbs on my Tiger myself, but perhaps there are others that can help.
#8
Girly Talk (1999 - 2006 Tigers) / Re: Tallulah's Diary
Last post by ghulst - June 27, 2022, 01:57:54 PM
Bags with "Triumph" on them are just worth their weight in gold. So much nicer to transport your stuff in. I know, as I purchased some for my 800 right before I sold it to a friend. Yes, I am one smart cookie. ;)
#9
Up and Coming / Re: Wales, here I come
Last post by ghulst - June 27, 2022, 01:55:04 PM
Still, clean it. It will look much nicer and you'll be happier to get ready to ride. ;) Or at least, that's what I do. Then after the ride, it takes me ages to clean the bike again. You don't want to see the GS right now... ;)
#10
General Discussions / Re: Daily smile thread
Last post by ghulst - June 27, 2022, 01:53:30 PM
A boy read a restaurant sign that advertised fat-free French fries. 

"Sounds great," said the health-conscious boy. He ordered some. 

He watched as the cook pulled a basket of fries from the fryer. The potatoes were dripping with oil when the cook put them into the container. 

"Wait a minute," the boy said. "Those don't look fat-free." 

"Sure they are," the cook said. "We charge only for the potatoes. The fat is free."