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Forum: Equipment 12-02-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By bob highsmith
work out?

noticed your post on this..did the damper work out for you?
thinking of one for a bike myself, if you would give us an update on how the
thing did for you.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By bob highsmith
tiger 800 steering damper

my wife and I both rider tiger 800's..were out today and she hit a patch of wet leaves at a fiar speed on a testing 2 lane... put her into a pretty good steering wobble..not a "tankslapper", but...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By bob highsmith
thanks for replies...looks like trax panniers are...

thanks for replies...looks like trax panniers are in my future...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-26-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By bob highsmith
triumph dealer?

is there a dealership for triumph in or about
el dorado springs, missouri? Triumph web sit einsdicates,
but can find no web or contact with them???
triumph needs to update its site for dealers I...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By bob highsmith
trax panniers

see some discussion on various panniers, but nothing too specific on the trax brand.for thouse who actually own and use these panniers, any comments..
would you do it again? if not, what would you...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,074
Posted By bob highsmith
darien

over the years have tried a variety of things...for just plain old ease of use in most situations
I rely upon an aerostich darien jacket without liner...when warm and not wearing I just strap it on...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,532
Posted By bob highsmith
got my tiger

well, pickup up my tiger 800 tuesday...
for the standard...I may do a bit
of dirt trail riding and sich,
but I am probably never going
to see dakar or the baja 1000.
for an old man I am pretty...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,780
Posted By bob highsmith
Tiger 800 reliability?

Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,532
Posted By bob highsmith
battered bearded bastards?

ok, probably not a good name for it..but maybe could use a line on this forum for the people who qualify for the Sr. citizen discount...remember the Triumph Bonneville TT special when it was the...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,532
Posted By bob highsmith
thanks

thanks for all the good advice. I will be heading to the triumph shop to test a tiger 800 ABS standard...
anybody had one of these tigers long enough to give a long-term report on...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,532
Posted By bob highsmith
my inseam is a mere 30 inches...alas my waist is...

my inseam is a mere 30 inches...alas my waist is a good deal more these days...
when I got my first motorcyle I believe my waiwt was 26 and my inseam 30...;
inseam is same, waist is an embarassment.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,532
Posted By bob highsmith
that's why I feel my age!...my last really good...

that's why I feel my age!...my last really good crash was in Texas...near vernon..banged up my ankle...
before that I went rubber up near hungry horse, montana and boy that did hurt...I rode a...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,532
Posted By bob highsmith
old man's dual sport?

been riding since I was 13-14 years old...Nortons, yamahas, hondas, bmw's and harleys all in my history...
62 now...and beginning to feel it...
own 2 harleys that I enjoy; a very muscular 113 cubic...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By bob highsmith
R12GS on transam trail?

anybody done western 1/2 of the trans am trail
( www.transamtrail.com (http://www.transamtrail.com)) on a R12GS? recommend it
or a thinner light bike for the utah arroyos and the
oregon woods...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By bob highsmith
bike for western transam trail?

some of us looking at doing the western transam trail (colorado to
oregon coast) in the spring...a couple of the guys have the
big R1200GS bikes...but I am hearing not a good choice
for sections...
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