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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
I've never been able to achieve the high MPG...

I've never been able to achieve the high MPG numbers that some people report, at least not consistently. I'm usually in the 42-44 MPG range, though I have seen ~52 MPG at elevation. FWIW, I check...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-15-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
I got an Amazon gift card a little while ago...

I got an Amazon gift card a little while ago myself. I had a Wolfman tank bag already, and it serves its purpose well enough, but I don't really like the small size, and weird shape due to the tank....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,115
Posted By some call me...tim
The site defaults to the carbon exhaust. If you...

The site defaults to the carbon exhaust. If you go to the options drop down, you'll see the stainless for $340.

One other detail that I forgot to mention about the Scorpion that people were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,258
Posted By some call me...tim
Yeah, the bike has its shortcomings (what bike...

Yeah, the bike has its shortcomings (what bike doesn't?), but the immobilizer isn't one that I've heard anyone talk about. I think I read something in the early days of the Tiger where someone was...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,857
Posted By some call me...tim
I had my seat modified by Spencer at...

I had my seat modified by Spencer at greatdaytoride (http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php) and have been very pleased with the results. He put in firmer foam as well as flattening the the dish....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
I've always wondered about the logic of the...

I've always wondered about the logic of the original "WP" designation. A case of marketing without foresight?

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,412
Posted By some call me...tim
My only first hand experience with an HOA was...

My only first hand experience with an HOA was when I rented out a condo in a complex. I'd had various run-ins with them--not directly, but they'd call the manager at the slightest perceived...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-26-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
For the 1200, that may be the case, but for the...

For the 1200, that may be the case, but for the 800, the major difference does seem to be the gas tank. A couple other bits here and there like wider pegs and handguards, and the option to add...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
To be fair, even KTM owners find things not up to...

To be fair, even KTM owners find things not up to their expectations in the stock form. Suspension seems to be the common complaint of almost all bikes. And since getting the "right" suspension...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 08-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 632,690
Posted By some call me...tim
I have this footprint enlarger...

I have this footprint enlarger (http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_83_84&product_id=241), and it's worked fine so far. I don't know if it's much different than the...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By some call me...tim
Triumph of Seattle...

Triumph of Seattle (http://www.triumphofseattle.com/) (aka Lynnwood Cycle Barn) has impressed me with their selection and their prices. They don't list anything on their website, but when I've been...
Forum: Racing 08-09-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,057
Views: 446,048
Posted By some call me...tim
Even so, it doesn't look like Jorge is all the...

Even so, it doesn't look like Jorge is all the comfortable around the ladies. :lol3

http://i.imgur.com/7kHhAry.jpg

(Sorry for the giant pic)
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,712
Posted By some call me...tim
Whether it's TT or SW Motech that stands behind...

Whether it's TT or SW Motech that stands behind the product, I tend to agree with OP. If a part is defective, it should be replaced. Ideally, at the expense of the manufacturer, but at the very...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-28-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,701
Posted By some call me...tim
Not to mention, there have been studies that show...

Not to mention, there have been studies that show people performing better at driving after partaking small amounts--but of course, there isn't much desire to publish those statistics. That's not to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
The salesman is an idiot. How the hell else does...

The salesman is an idiot. How the hell else does he expect someone to get on the bike? The white-guy kung fu one legged hop kick? Salesmen at my dealership explicitly tell people that the "left...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
The only changes AFAIK have been the color...

The only changes AFAIK have been the color options. I believe that 2012 is the only year you could get it in orange with the black frame, so you're looking at something of a collector's item. :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-03-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,908
Posted By some call me...tim
+1 Though less dramatic than the Gorge of the...

+1 Though less dramatic than the Gorge of the eastern portion of the Columbia, the ride along Hwy 4 is very pleasant, not to mention WAY less windy.

Also, if you check out Crater Lake, be sure...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,224
Posted By some call me...tim
I will likely add a lanyard soon, but I wasn't...

I will likely add a lanyard soon, but I wasn't too concerned about dropping the camera. Actually the little wrist lanyard that came with the camera caused more close calls than anything. Since the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
I'm probably less experienced than most guys on...

I'm probably less experienced than most guys on this forum when it comes to tire changes, but I have a few under my belt. I've done it twice on the Tiger and both times were a huge pain in the ass. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,224
Posted By some call me...tim
Before a road trip last year, I was futzing with...

Before a road trip last year, I was futzing with all my gear to get it packed and ready. I have a Wolfman tank bag with the map window on top. I've never actually used a map window to reference...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,543
Posted By some call me...tim
http://i.imgur.com/pzTDW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pzTDW.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,512
Posted By some call me...tim
The one time I'd gotten into a bind and had to...

The one time I'd gotten into a bind and had to call them, I was on a 2 track FS road. Fortunately, my incident happened while going up (bike was stuck in neutral), and I was able to coast/push my...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,465
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Views: 330,969
Posted By some call me...tim
When cleaning parts, remember that time when you...

When cleaning parts, remember that time when you tried washing a spoon and ended up soaked. The same principle applies to parts that have a contour, only brake cleaner is much more pressurized, and...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 17,583
Posted By some call me...tim
I don't often remember my dreams, and I don't...

I don't often remember my dreams, and I don't often dream of motorcycle racing, but somehow I remember having dream last night that Marc crashed out of this one, with a highside. If that happens,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,952
Posted By some call me...tim
Could be bad gas...how long had it sat before you...

Could be bad gas...how long had it sat before you took ownership? It could also be that the carbs need some cleaning. I'd run some seafoam through to see if that helps before getting into the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 34,185
Posted By some call me...tim
Unreal indeed....

Unreal indeed. (http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/megawoosh.asp) :deal
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 256,353
Posted By some call me...tim
Fuckin' sick, Craig! I think the Tiger looks a...

Fuckin' sick, Craig! I think the Tiger looks a little weird without a windshield in it's natural state, but it looks great with your new headlight--downright mean, actually. That safari tank, in...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By some call me...tim
I rode this road last year, and it was some...

I rode this road last year, and it was some fantastic scenery and though the road is narrow and twisty, a lot of it was in pretty bad repair, so definitely kept speeds in check.

My personal...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-28-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,115
Posted By some call me...tim
I was debating what kind of slip on to get, and...

I was debating what kind of slip on to get, and after testimony of others for build quality and being a stand-up company, I decided on the Scorpion. I've been very happy with it so far, I like the...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,064
Posted By some call me...tim
I know it's only anecdotal, but I don't have...

I know it's only anecdotal, but I don't have confidence in Klim, not their "lower end" stuff at least. My friend got a pair of Dakar over-the-boot pants last year, and they were coming apart after a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,719
Posted By some call me...tim
I know for me, left turns are more daunting...

I know for me, left turns are more daunting because if I happen to go wide, there's often a scary looking ditch/cliff/fence/forest/etc. right beyond the pavement. Adding to that, in an effort to...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 20,858
Posted By some call me...tim
Not to mention, they come out around dusk, not 2...

Not to mention, they come out around dusk, not 2 PM. But even so, bugs of any type weren't out in any appreciable numbers the whole week I spent in the area. I think the only thing buzzing around...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,251
Posted By some call me...tim
I had issues with my old little weenie air...

I had issues with my old little weenie air compressor trying to seat a bead. Tried first at a gas station using their tire filling pump, but it was no better, then went across the street to the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By some call me...tim
You'll get varying opinions, but outside of their...

You'll get varying opinions, but outside of their "stuntah" attire, Icon has been some pretty good looking stuff, IMO. The Elsinore boots in brown are pretty rockin'. http://icon1000.com/collection/
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By some call me...tim
I've been happy with my Full Bores, and would buy...

I've been happy with my Full Bores, and would buy another set. I'd gotten them from Chaparral Racing before, but it looks like they don't carry the off road models anymore. Anyone know where else...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-29-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 76,086
Posted By some call me...tim
My story isn't creepy, but somewhat scary...

My story isn't creepy, but somewhat scary involving wildlife, but not to the same tune as cougars or bears. In my late teens, my parents convinced me to go to one final summer camp, more adventurous...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By some call me...tim
Glad to hear that Spencer is doing OK still,...

Glad to hear that Spencer is doing OK still, reading about the lack of response is strange because he was super quick to respond when I contacted him before. I had my Tiger 800's seat redone by him...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-13-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,454
Posted By some call me...tim
Yeah, thanks for the assessment of the options. ...

Yeah, thanks for the assessment of the options. I don't have anything against LV, it just seems to be far and away the majority of what people are getting and I was wondering if there was any reason...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,138,359
Posted By some call me...tim
KBB isn't a great source for motorcycle values,...

KBB isn't a great source for motorcycle values, NADA is better. They give a 2012 XC ABS a low retail value of $6970, and an average retail $9170. Motorcycle Consumer News, which uses NADA for their...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 677,454
Posted By some call me...tim
Yeah, I'm well aware of the minimal (if any)...

Yeah, I'm well aware of the minimal (if any) performance gains to be had from the slip on. It's been a back burner mod for me because others have a lot more practicality. But I'm pretty well...
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