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Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By CarlS
JOe, thanks for the great pics. There is some...

JOe, thanks for the great pics. There is some lovely eye candy there. :clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,882
Posted By CarlS
Thank you, PYG RYDER.

Thank you, PYG RYDER.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-14-2012, 01:01 PM
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Posted By CarlS
I would like to be added to the list. I edited my...

I would like to be added to the list. I edited my name in.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-14-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 42,479
Posted By CarlS
I, too, just found this thread. Thank you, MIke,...

I, too, just found this thread. Thank you, MIke, for the posts, stories and photos. As a fellow vet, they triggered a lot of memories.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-17-2012, 06:37 PM
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Views: 688,882
Posted By CarlS
Thanks for the link, Mark. It is an interesting...

Thanks for the link, Mark. It is an interesting read.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-16-2012, 08:29 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Good post!

Good post!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-16-2012, 07:35 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Congratualtions. Enjoy that XC.

Congratualtions. Enjoy that XC.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2012, 06:28 PM
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Views: 688,882
Posted By CarlS
Very nice - pratical and inexpensive. Thanks for...

Very nice - pratical and inexpensive. Thanks for sharing.




I like that and will copy it. Thanks.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-08-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22,298
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Posted By CarlS
Future ten, welcome. Take a test ride and you...

Future ten, welcome. Take a test ride and you will be hooked.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-08-2011, 05:43 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Congratulations! My XC is similarly equipped...

Congratulations! My XC is similarly equipped without the soft bags and tank bag. I think you will really enjoy it.

I have not had any problems in the wet with my Battlewings - and I have...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 12-07-2011, 05:11 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Dry sugar sand is a real challenge on any bike. I...

Dry sugar sand is a real challenge on any bike. I have droped my XC twice in sugar sand. I found that doipping the air pressure to 22psi front and rear makes a huge difference. No bike does well in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-30-2011, 10:01 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Great informative and detailed post, Av_Mech. ...

Great informative and detailed post, Av_Mech. Thank you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By CarlS
I am going to try to make this ride. Thank you...

I am going to try to make this ride. Thank you for the announcement.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2011, 01:13 PM
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Posted By CarlS
Congratulations and welcome to the world of...

Congratulations and welcome to the world of Triumphs. The XC is also my first DS bike - but not my first Triumph by any manes. Ride safe and enjoy.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-24-2011, 08:51 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Looks good.

Looks good.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-23-2011, 02:22 PM
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Posted By CarlS
Congratulations! Enjoy. The stalling issue has...

Congratulations! Enjoy. The stalling issue has apparently been resolved.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-23-2011, 09:38 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Thanks much. They will be my next purchase.

Thanks much. They will be my next purchase.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-23-2011, 07:48 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Congratulations. I think you will love it. ...

Congratulations. I think you will love it.



I can tell you that, at least in GB, Triumphs do not have a headlight off/on switch. The early new model Bonnevilles did have the switch, but no...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-20-2011, 04:05 AM
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Posted By CarlS
Too small for these old eyes.

Too small for these old eyes.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2011, 01:04 PM
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Posted By CarlS
Nice ride. Those look like some great roads to...

Nice ride. Those look like some great roads to explore.





It certainly can. I would rather be too rich than too lean. Lean = heat.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-19-2011, 05:50 AM
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Posted By CarlS
It also may have changed the stepper motor...

It also may have changed the stepper motor outputs.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2011, 02:52 PM
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Posted By CarlS
I understand. Sounds good to me.

I understand. Sounds good to me.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2011, 01:58 PM
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Posted By CarlS
I, too, tried the Sidi Discovery; I agree, too...

I, too, tried the Sidi Discovery; I agree, too hot. I have also used US military jungle boots. These are fine for off road; but I am not wild about having a get off on pavement with the nylon...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22,298
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Posted By CarlS
I have never tried the TCX air boot. I have...

I have never tried the TCX air boot. I have tried other brands of "breathable" boots. They are just too hot for 95 F + weather.



You should update; it is a recall. I did not have a stalling...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,396,358
Posted By CarlS
In the summer, I don't worry about my boots and...

In the summer, I don't worry about my boots and feet getting wet. They will dry in about 30 minutes of riding after the rain quits. So I do not wear waterproof boots in the summer. Now the winter...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2011, 05:26 PM
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Posted By CarlS
In a word, yes.

In a word, yes.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-08-2011, 04:04 AM
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Posted By CarlS
I did not have the stalling issue; but I do have...

I did not have the stalling issue; but I do have the upgraded map installed. Riding my XC and enjoying life! :D
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-03-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,396,358
Posted By CarlS
I prefer the Triumph optional skid plate plus a...

I prefer the Triumph optional skid plate plus a filter guard.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-02-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,882
Posted By CarlS
I have the Triumph engine guards and I dropped my...

I have the Triumph engine guards and I dropped my XC in the rocks while stopped. No damage anywhere.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-31-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22,298
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Posted By CarlS
I wonder what the stats are for North American...

I wonder what the stats are for North American sales.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-31-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 688,882
Posted By CarlS
Danny, thank you for that great ride report and...

Danny, thank you for that great ride report and superb photography.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-31-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,396,358
Posted By CarlS
I have the optional Triumph guard on my XC. It...

I have the optional Triumph guard on my XC. It looks good and is fairly rugged. It partially covers the oil filter; but I can still change the filter without removing the guard. While, of course, it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By CarlS
Thank you for caring, red bud.

Thank you for caring, red bud.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By CarlS
I test rode the rode version at Daytona and that...

I test rode the rode version at Daytona and that was my mistake. My bride insisted that I get the XC (she knew me well). She was an avid rider also and she like the traditional spoked wheels of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By CarlS
Thanks much. It is indeed some cool country and...

Thanks much. It is indeed some cool country and I am eager to get back. I have a lot to relearn about off road riding.



Thanks, Randy, It was a wonderful trip.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-29-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,396,358
Posted By CarlS
Congratulations, Tommy. You are going to love...

Congratulations, Tommy. You are going to love it.




I have not had the stalling issue and I had the Arrow exhaust and the tune from the get go. However, I did received the upgraded flash...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By CarlS
I am glad you enjoyed the ride report and it is...

I am glad you enjoyed the ride report and it is good to hear that you are getting back into riding. I have been riding most of my life; but sonce the early 70's, all I have owned were street bikes....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By CarlS
I don't know what road it was; but it was lovely....

I don't know what road it was; but it was lovely. Thank you,



Thank you much.



Thank you. And yes it was satisfying to get the bike back up. I m ready to do some more. I will be back up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By CarlS
Nantaha National Forest

I am new to adventure riding - at least adventure riding as we know it today. The last adventure riding I did was on a 1966 Triumph TR6R back in the mid and late 60's. Now I have a Tiger 800XC which...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-11-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22,298
Views: 4,396,358
Posted By CarlS
I don't think I would go that far. While I agree...

I don't think I would go that far. While I agree with you that riding at low rpm is not the cause of the Tiger 800 issues, it is not unheard off for this type of riding to cause problems. For...
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