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Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,003
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Pillow found

I ended up buying this one from Mountain Equipment Co-OP. I've used it a few times. Really happy with it. It's high enough for side sleeping. If you want it softer, just put less air in it.
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,709
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Mitas Tires

I had the E-09 on the back of my Triumph Tiger. I really liked the tire but it burned out in 6000 km. I now have the E-07 on the back and love the tire. It has 6000 km on it and still has about 60%...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,187
Posted By E-town dirt dude
I had a set of K60's on my Tiger 800XC. The front...

I had a set of K60's on my Tiger 800XC. The front howled on the highway and the rear had crappy traction in the dirt. I now have the Mitas E07 on the back and the TKC on the front. It is a great...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 72,416
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Big Agnes Tent

It won't fit your bike but it is free standing and will fit 3-4 of your buddies. It's cheaper and about 4 lbs lighter. Not quite as tall but the free standing part is more important to me than a bit...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,461
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Mitas E-07. Have 5000 km on mine, 2/3 tread left....

Mitas E-07. Have 5000 km on mine, 2/3 tread left. Good onroad and offroad.
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 193,867
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Ooof...those are porky bastids.

Ooof...those are porky bastids.
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 193,867
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Triumph Cases Weight

Has anyone weighed the Triumph hard cases? I would be interested in how much they weigh compared to a set of soft luggage.

Cheers :freaky
Forum: Canada 02-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,313
Posted By E-town dirt dude
The campsite looks tempting. Are the bikes able...

The campsite looks tempting. Are the bikes able to reach the beach or do you have to hike in?
Forum: Canada 02-13-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,313
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Some excellent suggestions everyone. Thanks :D

Some excellent suggestions everyone. Thanks :D
Forum: Canada 02-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,313
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Rides in the Kootenays

I will be doing a trip this year to the Kootenays. We will be setting up base camp in Kaslo and doing day rides from there. We will be a mixed group of riders with everything from KLR's to GS1200'S. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By E-town dirt dude
I bought a set about a year and a half ago. I'm...

I bought a set about a year and a half ago. I'm not impressed with the durability. A couple of the front buttons came off. The crotch in the pants leak and the jacket has some serious fraying from...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 53,000
Posted By E-town dirt dude
The Rosewood Cafe in Kaslo. I recommend the prime...

The Rosewood Cafe in Kaslo. I recommend the prime rib with yorkshire pudding. Mooooo......yum!!!! :D
...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,893
Posted By E-town dirt dude
I agree...the 0-60 numbers are off. 0-60 is...

I agree...the 0-60 numbers are off. 0-60 is about 3.7 seconds. Check out this video

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php?topic=471.0
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,488,232
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Tiger under the rainbow

Here's a shot taken at the tail end of a thunderstorm in Fairmont, BC

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/HLife2/IMG_1293_zpsd05bd44a.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,997,308
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Lubricate cables????

Checking my Triumph manual. It says to check and adjust the clutch cables etc but no mention of lubing them? Do they have the teflon treated cables that don't need lube?
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 685,119
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Playing in the canola

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/HLife2/P1010200_zps72a0c13b.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/HLife2/media/P1010200_zps72a0c13b.jpg.html)
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 612,477
Posted By E-town dirt dude
I have the auxilliary port connected on the side...

I have the auxilliary port connected on the side of the bike. I never use it..I guess I could use that.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 612,477
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Wiring a power port to a top box

I'll be installing a Pelican case as a top box. I want to install a 12 volt accessory plug on the inside of the box. Are there any recommendations as to how to power it from the fuse block?

I'm...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 206,968
Posted By E-town dirt dude
I had the same thing happen to my on my...

I had the same thing happen to my on my 2011...shortly after the shifter spring failed.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Excellent...thank you.

Excellent...thank you.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Can you post a pic of it on your bike? ...

Can you post a pic of it on your bike?

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Pelican Top Box

I'm thinking of the Pelican Storm im2600 for a top box. Does anyone have pics of one mounted on a Tiger 800 XC? Also if anyone has mounted one..did you notice a difference in handling because of...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,690
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Well said...rider of Lime Ricky...

Well said...rider of Lime Ricky :clap:freaky.....PS...you still need to get your ass out here for a ride :)
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 206,968
Posted By E-town dirt dude
I checked the VIN...It's in the VIN range. Do you...

I checked the VIN...It's in the VIN range. Do you have a service bulletin number for it?
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 206,968
Posted By E-town dirt dude
This just happened to me. I was having difficulty...

This just happened to me. I was having difficulty shifting down. The shift lever seemed to drop a bit. Now I can only shift to first and second gear. It won't shift any higher than that.
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Why not just use a solar powered battery pack? ...

Why not just use a solar powered battery pack?

This one is 16000 ma/h. Should be enough to charge your phone 10-15 times. It will charge up from the sun or if you hook it up to your bike, while...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Rob...it's a double edged sword for you...your...

Rob...it's a double edged sword for you...your front shock never needs rebuilding due to the amount of time the front tire is pointed towards the sky...subsequently putting more weight on the rear...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,252
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Or...for a bit less money than the KTM you could...

Or...for a bit less money than the KTM you could look at a Triumph Tiger 800XC or BMW F800GS. Both are offroad capable but have very different feels to them.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,631
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Come ride in Canada...leave your gun at home....

Come ride in Canada...leave your gun at home. Just bring pepper spray for the bears :D
Forum: Canada 12-31-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,228
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Shift work sucks. I"m working on the Saturday but...

Shift work sucks. I"m working on the Saturday but should be able to make it for the Friday
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,858
Posted By E-town dirt dude
How cold are you riding in? Most electronic...

How cold are you riding in? Most electronic equipment will do just fine in cold conditions. It's the batteries that will suffer. Keep camera batteries in your pockets and they will be okay. And...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,401
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Here you go...$35-$45.00. They work well. Cut...

Here you go...$35-$45.00. They work well. Cut down about 75% of the windnoise of full ear plugs. They are moulded to your ear and don't fall out easily.

http://earfuze.com/
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 62,909
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Laugh Perhaps I should have elaborated more. It shows...

Perhaps I should have elaborated more. It shows what the bike is capable of ...with a good rider..and an unlimited budget to fix shit that breaks while filming it. And thanks for pointing out that...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 62,909
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Off road capable

For anyone questioning the offroad capability of the 800XC...with the right rider...it's amazing what it can do.
This has been posted before but the Icon "Portland to Dakar" video ...as cheezy at...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 685,119
Posted By E-town dirt dude
What size Givi case is on the back? Is it the 33...

What size Givi case is on the back? Is it the 33 liter?
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,520
Posted By E-town dirt dude
You are better off picking yourself up a portable...

You are better off picking yourself up a portable battery pack. There are a ton of them on ebay. Here is one that has a solar charger included:
...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,765
Posted By E-town dirt dude
+1 on the exped downmat. I've used mine for 4 yrs...

+1 on the exped downmat. I've used mine for 4 yrs now. It insulates well..is super comfy and doesn't leak yet. Takes a few minutes of human effort to pump it up though.
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,997,308
Posted By E-town dirt dude
C'mon...don't be shy...share with all of us :D

C'mon...don't be shy...share with all of us :D
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,997,308
Posted By E-town dirt dude
Tank protection film

Has anyone ordered the Triumph protection film for the 800? If so, do you still have the instructions or printed template? I bought some 3m film and would like to see what shapes Triumph are using...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 62,909
Posted By E-town dirt dude
I've got 18000 km on my XC now. I've ridden a...

I've got 18000 km on my XC now. I've ridden a good mix of asphalt commuting/twisties/offroad gravel, mud and sand. I absolutely love the bike. Its so capable in so many areas. It's been very...
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