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Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By ccrat
I do. I was an 800XC "early adopter", so there...

I do. I was an 800XC "early adopter", so there weren't any other options at the time. I ordered the factory panniers at the same time that I ordered my bike, and so far they've seen close to 30K...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Right, I was talking about a private party sale -...

Right, I was talking about a private party sale - though I didn't mention it specifically. Every vehicle I tagged here came from out-of-state and none were ever inspected in any way.

The...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Same in AZ. I just titled and registered a used...

Same in AZ. I just titled and registered a used vehicle here for 5 years for $61. No inspections either unless you live near one of the 2 major cities.
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
It's a bit of a clunky design IMHO. Either of...

It's a bit of a clunky design IMHO. Either of the others looks more easily adaptable to a variety of tasks. The SW-MoTech is designed to use expensive adapters for each purpose. I've been using...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
I have the SW-MoTech Alu-Rack.

I have the SW-MoTech Alu-Rack.
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Which rack?

Gentlemen, I already have a rack on my XC (it's been there 2 years) but I'm not really thrilled with it. I'm looking to change.

What can you tell me about either of these:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,473
Views: 392,334
Posted By ccrat
I very recently picked up this little one: ...

I very recently picked up this little one:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/08_xt250/xt250_austin_1280.jpg

Funny (to me at least) story about it:

I've had my eyes open for an XT250 for a...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,973
Posted By ccrat
My XC has been with me for 2 years and 21,000...

My XC has been with me for 2 years and 21,000 miles - all trouble-free. It has carried me through the desert and across the country.

I guess you can take that as a 'no'. :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
The burros are wild and live in the surrounding...

The burros are wild and live in the surrounding mountains. They head into town (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oatman,_Arizona) every morning to be fed by tourists, then leave town promptly at 5 PM. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
A few more: ...

A few more:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/amboy_crater_3.jpg
Amboy Crater, CA

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/goldfield_3.jpg
Goldfield, AZ
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
I've been back a bunch of times and I'm riding...

I've been back a bunch of times and I'm riding the Tiger there this summer. Here's a few pics:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_oatman_hwy_30.jpg
Route 66, west of Oatman, AZ

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
Great bikes, aren't they? You should see some of...

Great bikes, aren't they? You should see some of the places mine has been...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
cyclingtom.... ...

cyclingtom....

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/cyclingtom/miscellaneous/beachrideKevandWayne029.jpg

Are you copying me? :evil
...
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
I ordered mine yesterday, so I should have some...

I ordered mine yesterday, so I should have some feedback soon. Yes, I had to order bias for the the front.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-24-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
Beautiful. 81?

Beautiful. 81?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-24-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
I'm sorry, but that's classified. I can assure...

I'm sorry, but that's classified. I can assure you that I did not exceed the posted speed limit on that 10 mile open stretch of salt. :evil

I'll tell you what... it took an hour to get all the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_bon...

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_bonneville.jpg

Taking a break after setting the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats. :evil
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2011, 10:16 PM
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Views: 688,024
Posted By ccrat
http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_bon...

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_bonneville.jpg

Taking a break after setting the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats. :evil
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Bonneville Salt Flats

I took this about a month ago:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_bonneville.jpg

I guess I am the current holder of the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC land speed record at Bonneville.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,607
Posted By ccrat
I've been trying to get ahold of EPCO for weeks....

I've been trying to get ahold of EPCO for weeks. No response to calls or e-mails.
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
I wondered the same thing. I had the Arrow...

I wondered the same thing.

I had the Arrow exhaust (and off-road map) installed by the dealer prior to pick-up. I've never experienced any stalling issues, so I'm wondering if it's an issue with...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Holy crap! How'd you get one in 2007? :D

Holy crap! How'd you get one in 2007? :D
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
I haven't noticed it (5,500+ miles) but I'll pay...

I haven't noticed it (5,500+ miles) but I'll pay attention this week.
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
I flushed with distilled water prior to switching...

I flushed with distilled water prior to switching to Engine Ice (http://www.engineice.com/street_main.html). Maybe it was unnecessary, but I'm sure it didn't hurt.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-22-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By ccrat
Agreed. I'm cheap and the 76CSx has been a good...

Agreed. I'm cheap and the 76CSx has been a good unit.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-22-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By ccrat
I have used a very similar mount for my 76CSx on...

I have used a very similar mount for my 76CSx on two of my bikes. I put a couple of large (diameter, not thickness) o-rings across the GPS to deter vibration and everything is perfect. Nearly...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-19-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
There was one more dumb, impatient, wet guy. :evil

There was one more dumb, impatient, wet guy. :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
Yes sir, that is it - the end of Rt. 50 in...

Yes sir, that is it - the end of Rt. 50 in Sacramento, CA.



Soon, soon...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-17-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
So guys, should I post this in the DelMar TOR...

So guys, should I post this in the DelMar TOR thread? :evil

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/ca_route_50.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,489,546
Posted By ccrat
http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_ca_...

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_ca_route_66.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Simple, clean installation. Thanks for the...

Simple, clean installation. Thanks for the detailed pics.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
My Orange XC ABS has been perfect - 5,100 miles...

My Orange XC ABS has been perfect - 5,100 miles so far.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-04-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
The Tiger and I will be there pretty soon...

The Tiger and I will be there pretty soon...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
Well, I can't top Hack and Tom's Excellent...

Well, I can't top Hack and Tom's Excellent Adventure, but here's where I was this afternoon:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_route_68_01_small.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,489,546
Posted By ccrat
Here are a couple from earlier today: ...

Here are a couple from earlier today:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_route_68_01_small.jpg
http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_route_68_02_small.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,489,546
Posted By ccrat
Prior to adding the crash bars and skid plate: ...

Prior to adding the crash bars and skid plate:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_route_66_01_small.jpg
http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_route_66_02_small.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21,751
Views: 4,006,221
Posted By ccrat
Mine used a slide hammer to break the tack-weld.

Mine used a slide hammer to break the tack-weld.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
I'll see what I can do about a video. My camera...

I'll see what I can do about a video. My camera skills are very limited.

The Arrow sounds great without the baffle, which was tack-welded in BTW.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13,730
Views: 613,114
Posted By ccrat
My other bike is safe and sound, waiting for its...

My other bike is safe and sound, waiting for its turn to be ridden. I'm planning on riding the Tiger back this summer.
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