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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Red Sand
I guess I'm in the minority here because I'll...

I guess I'm in the minority here because I'll never consider a 500 pound motorcycle to be "off road enjoyable."

Maybe my opinion is because I have really lousy off road riding skills - but I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-17-2015, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Red Sand
Don't forget me - I'm ready for a ride also!

Don't forget me - I'm ready for a ride also!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Red Sand
After fiddling with my chain for about 45 minutes...

After fiddling with my chain for about 45 minutes today, I am the chain tension adjustment expert!

Had a phenomenal ride today!

Will be tossing on the 2-into-1 exhaust soon - maybe June

...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-25-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22,731
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Posted By Red Sand
I like them both but I have the Matt Pacific Blue...

I like them both but I have the Matt Pacific Blue and I never get tired of looking at it
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-23-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22,731
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Posted By Red Sand
The result of three marketing schemes, all aiming...

The result of three marketing schemes, all aiming to sell machines involving gutless, wimpy motorcycles with various pseudo off road motifs tacked on for bling




But seriously, I'd really...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-31-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I have a 2014 Scrambler I'm on the verge of...

I have a 2014 Scrambler

I'm on the verge of tossing on my 2-into-1 exhaust

While I'm at it, I'm also considering removing the air injectors and oxygen sensors and of course I'll need a new...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
. . . it's been done . . . I have no idea...

. . . it's been done . . .

I have no idea how much fiddling will be required to install it properly

My TEC bike parts 2-1 low mount exhaust is still in the box

I'm not sure if I need to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-02-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
One of my 2015 goals is to install my exhaust...

One of my 2015 goals is to install my exhaust system

I believe it was recommended to use the map for the Arrow exhaust

My question: will I possibly ruin anything if I run the Scrambler with...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-25-2014, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Red Sand
Weather is awesome today Family is visiting ...

Weather is awesome today

Family is visiting

We have several helmets

I just installed my high back rest (giving my machine a dork factor of 10/10)

I'm giving (brief, slow) rides to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31,060
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Posted By Red Sand
Dang - you're right - I didn't know that. ...

Dang - you're right - I didn't know that.




Now there's no objection, zero, none to driving out of state to purchase.

Sad but I reckon that's just the way it's got to be here in the ATL.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-13-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22,731
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Posted By Red Sand
I removed my bash plate and doubt I'll ever toss...

I removed my bash plate and doubt I'll ever toss it back on

Like some other items on this motorcycle, this "bash plate" is more of a trinket someone slapped on to give the appearance of "off road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-13-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 31,060
Views: 2,463,069
Posted By Red Sand
Yeah, I was not very happy about both Freedom...

Yeah, I was not very happy about both Freedom Powersports being bought out because now if I want another Triumph I'll have to go to Conyers - drive 58 miles? Um . . . no.

I've just bought my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I got tired of those seat grommets (?) falling...

I got tired of those seat grommets (?) falling out so I glued mine in



http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m157/ShermanPeabody/15_Jul_2012/scrambler-seatfix01_zps756f9934.jpg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Great ride today As is obvious, I still...

Great ride today

As is obvious, I still haven't taken time to install the new exhaust . . . call me lazy . . .
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-07-2014, 05:33 AM
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Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Thumb The weather here in NE Georgia is spectacular...

The weather here in NE Georgia is spectacular today so I was working on my Scrambler yesterday and after I put it back together this morning I'm taking it out for a ride.

I guess anyone could...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,053
Posted By Red Sand
I probably should have been clearer, sorry, I...

I probably should have been clearer, sorry, I wondered if anyone wanted to join me on a road trip on Sunday, 30-Nov-2014

My off road machine isn't functional right now

Thanks
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,053
Posted By Red Sand
Does anyone wanna ride Sunday? Weather is...

Does anyone wanna ride Sunday?

Weather is supposed to be as good as it gets this time of year
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 11,053
Posted By Red Sand
On Friday, 28-Nov-2014, I was going to do a...

On Friday, 28-Nov-2014, I was going to do a Canyon Run, first to Little River Canyon then up the road to Cloudland Canyon --> MAP...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I can't believe how "universally acceptable" this...

I can't believe how "universally acceptable" this motorcycle is. I noticed that riding home from the dealer when I bought it.

I've had people in trucks, cars, on sport bikes, cruisers,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-28-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Red Sand
Never heard it explained like that before

Never heard it explained like that before
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-20-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Red Sand
In this photo they're described as "pop marks" ....

In this photo they're described as "pop marks" . . .
http://www.telecable.es/personales/vacas/triumph/chainadjuster.jpg
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Adjusting the chain . . . The two pings at...

Adjusting the chain . . .

The two pings at the end of the swingarm, one is 4mm from the end of the swingarm (on center), and the other is 5.5mm from the end of the swingarm.

Am I supposed to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Your Scrambler is gorgeous I removed my...

Your Scrambler is gorgeous

I removed my front fender but kept the bracket between the forks (?) because I thought that was to help strengthen the forks

Was I guessing wrong - the fork brace is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-06-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Ya, and mine runs out of gas every week POS...

Ya, and mine runs out of gas every week

POS motorcycle
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48,793
Views: 10,117,700
Posted By Red Sand
I sold my WR yesterday Just wanted to say...

I sold my WR yesterday

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone here who has contributed by posting helpful information in this incredibly lengthy, popular, and very worthwhile thread

This...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-05-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I have $500 to spend at the Triumph store (an...

I have $500 to spend at the Triumph store (an incentive that came with my Triumph 2014 purchase)

I've already got an aftermarket exhaust

Does anyone have a recommendation for any "must have"...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 82,199
Posted By Red Sand
I'm sure it would be a hoot to ride but honestly,...

I'm sure it would be a hoot to ride but honestly, I think it's ugly
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I should have said $50: LINK...

I should have said $50:

LINK (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-10W-40-Full-Synthetic-Motorcycle-Oil-1qt/16767829)

LINK (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fram-Motorcycle-Filter-PH6017A/16879145)

...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-27-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Getting ready to do my first oil change (570...

Getting ready to do my first oil change (570 miles on it). I was very surprised to find that Walmart sells oil and filters for this machine. Happy about it because I can do the oil change for less...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
They quoted me $150.70 if I do the oil & oil...

They quoted me $150.70 if I do the oil & oil filter change - if they do everything they're supposed to, I think that's reasonable

Or maybe that's just because I've owned two new BMW's and I was...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-24-2014, 07:46 PM
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Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Does anyone have an idea - ball park - how much...

Does anyone have an idea - ball park - how much the first service should cost?

Thank you
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-23-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I thought the dealer connected the motorcycle to...

I thought the dealer connected the motorcycle to a computer and checked the EFI and other stuff.

Also, is it true the first 500 mile computer check from the dealer is required to maintain the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-22-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
First 500 Mile Checkup Should the dealer...

First 500 Mile Checkup


Should the dealer allow me to minimize the cost of the first 500 mile checkup if I'd prefer to do the oil change, tire and chain maintenance myself?

What else is really...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I've put ~300 miles on mine and I've owned...

I've put ~300 miles on mine and I've owned several motorcycles, but never anything like this motorcycle

Yes, it's heavy
Yes, it's slow

Heavy has advantages when racking up lots of miles - the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Rode mine to work today I truly love my job...

Rode mine to work today

I truly love my job but knowing the machine is in the parking lot somehow makes my day just that much better

Had to adjust the chain before I left - easy
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 48,793
Views: 10,117,700
Posted By Red Sand
Would anyone want to guess if the WR250R would...

Would anyone want to guess if the WR250R would sell easier if the stock tank was installed?

I have the IMS 4.7 tank on mine and I've received little interest in my sale - wondering if I should...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Page 35 of my manual indicates: Last...

Page 35 of my manual indicates:



Last night I returned home from Sears with a lift (it was on sale) and yesterday afternoon I ordered the Haynes manual.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
I've also searched for a similar thread but...

I've also searched for a similar thread but couldn't find one

The similar thread I use for my WR250R has been incredibly useful

Really great idea - someone should make one
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-12-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
Which gasoline? Owners manual says 87...

Which gasoline?

Owners manual says 87 octane is okay
My dealer suggested 91 octane
I've been compromising and using 89 octane

In case it matters, my machine only has about 450 miles on it...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22,731
Views: 6,907,057
Posted By Red Sand
According to the TECBIKEPARTS website, their...

According to the TECBIKEPARTS website, their 2-into-1 exhaust system can be fitted for Scramblers but with some modification (LINK (http://www.tecbikeparts.com/Triumph_parts_page5_6F4Y.html))

How...
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