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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 248,538
Posted By ccrat
Thumb Bumot

My Bumot panniers saw lots of rain, sleet and some hail over the past week. Not a single leak.

These cases are first class.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 52,259
Posted By ccrat
Thumb Metzeler Karoo 3

I have been very pleased with the Metzeler Karoo 3 tires for dirt roads, trails, and general Mohave Desert riding. They have also been fine on the street, though until recently I hadn't really taken...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 248,538
Posted By ccrat
You'll love the Bumots. I'm very happy with...

You'll love the Bumots. I'm very happy with mine, and have the same setup - with the locking toolbox - that you pictured. Jason at ADV Motorrad (http://www.advmotorrad.com/) is great to deal with.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-17-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 52,259
Posted By ccrat
I am happy so far with Metzeler Karoo 3 tires. I...

I am happy so far with Metzeler Karoo 3 tires. I ride on paved roads, dirt roads, rocky trails, and just plain desert in the great Mohave.

The Karoos have been a big improvement over the stock...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 61,719
Posted By ccrat
Still working on 4/8/15.

Still working on 4/8/15.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-06-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,412
Posted By ccrat
Yes, I ordered my XC from GoAZ back in early...

Yes, I ordered my XC from GoAZ back in early 2011. I was able to work out a very good deal on the bike, and got them to price-match accessories that another dealer quoted cheaper. It just took a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 248,538
Posted By ccrat
Ordered. Thanks for the tip.

Ordered. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 248,538
Posted By ccrat
http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_bum...

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/tiger_bumot_1.jpg

I have the same panniers, but with the Bumot 25 liter top case.

I bought the following:



40 & 36 liter pannier set
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 824,543
Posted By ccrat
Thanks. Here are a couple from Oatman Highway...

Thanks. Here are a couple from Oatman Highway (old Route 66 in AZ) yesterday:

http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/w_oatman_hwy_1.jpg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 824,543
Posted By ccrat
It's the Kuryakyn Pet Palace...

It's the Kuryakyn Pet Palace (http://www.kuryakyn.com/products/3904/pet-palace) and I think it's first class. :thumb

Kuryakyn makes a lot of cruiser accessories, and everything of theirs I've...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 824,543
Posted By ccrat
http://www.ratriding.com/images/11_tiger/w_riding....

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

Another beautiful day in the Mohave!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-02-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-12-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-11-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
Posted By ccrat
I have the SW-MoTech Alu-Rack.

I have the SW-MoTech Alu-Rack.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,752
Views: 481,446
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: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-22-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,390
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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
Posted By ccrat
cyclingtom.... ...

cyclingtom....

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

Are you copying me? :evil
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
Posted By ccrat
Beautiful. 81?

Beautiful. 81?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-24-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-23-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,343
Views: 824,543
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-23-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-27-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
Posted By ccrat
Holy crap! How'd you get one in 2007? :D

Holy crap! How'd you get one in 2007? :D
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-24-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-23-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22,119
Views: 4,327,444
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
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, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,624
Views: 717,799
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
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