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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Today, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By K1W1
If the dealer is delivering the bike it is their...

If the dealer is delivering the bike it is their problem. If they damage it warranty comes into play.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Today, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By K1W1
I've been putting bikes on trailers and...

I've been putting bikes on trailers and compressing the forks for 30+ years and never once had an issue with the forks. An hour and a half with them compressed to get to your place ain't going to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Today, 05:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By K1W1
When asked the "What is your best price?"...

When asked the "What is your best price?" question I would look the customer in the eye and tell them that my best price was $10,000 on top of list because that gave me the greatest commission....
Forum: Equipment Today, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By K1W1
Thanks I will keep an eye on that thread. Mine...

Thanks I will keep an eye on that thread. Mine will be going on a Tiger 800 when the time is due.
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:31 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 76,255
Posted By K1W1
Got an email from Sena Support today. ...

Got an email from Sena Support today.
Apparently the reason why it has taken 6 days to reply to an email is that the advent of the riding season in the USA has swamped their tech support system.
...
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By K1W1
Any indication of wear yet? I'm thinking they...

Any indication of wear yet? I'm thinking they might be my next tyre but they are fairly new so user experiences are few and far between at the moment.
Forum: Equipment Today, 01:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By K1W1
Its called a map for those young enough not to...

Its called a map for those young enough not to have heard the term. :D:D:D
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By K1W1
They have two bags the 3E and the 3S. Their web...

They have two bags the 3E and the 3S. Their web site specically says that the 3S is suitable fir a KLR. It is the smaller of the two bags.
They say that the map pocket is waterproof but if you want...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 201,876
Posted By K1W1
Interesting comment that the Ducati is made in...

Interesting comment that the Ducati is made in Thailand. I thought that there were people arguing that European and North American models were made in Italy.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 201,876
Posted By K1W1
I'm struggling to see the big knobby front tyre...

I'm struggling to see the big knobby front tyre in that picture. Can you please point it out to us older riders with failing eyesight. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By K1W1
Enduristan Sandstorm 3S tank bag.

Enduristan Sandstorm 3S tank bag.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,244
Posted By K1W1
I got the impression that the 7500 service is oil...

I got the impression that the 7500 service is oil and filter and check over only and the the valves and belts are done every 15,000 km/24 months.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 76,255
Posted By K1W1
My S20 has the dreaded cover coming apart from...

My S20 has the dreaded cover coming apart from the base issue but I have two contrasting support stories. The unit is still well under the 2 year warranty and has until now performed flawlessly.

I...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By K1W1
They tend to be a little painful in the ankle...

They tend to be a little painful in the ankle area when walking for the first few wears (my were and the dealer told me it was normal and it would go away soon and it did). No issues at all on the...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By K1W1
Are you sure that the settings on the Drift are...

Are you sure that the settings on the Drift are correct? I have seen other similar comparisons to this but never such a stark contrast in WB. The Drift footage does not look like other Drift footage...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By K1W1
thats fine but I assume that you will still be...

thats fine but I assume that you will still be wanting to take the laptop AC adapter to allow you to charge the device directly from a wall socket if available.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By K1W1
What you want is an inverter (it will invert the...

What you want is an inverter (it will invert the 12V DC to 230V AC).
There are no issues with power of the inverter the issue is what you connect to the inverter and how much power it draws.
There...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21,927
Views: 4,189,335
Posted By K1W1
Can't think of a gas station I have been to in...

Can't think of a gas station I have been to in Australia in the last ten years that was not self serve.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By K1W1
Anybody who uses RAM mounts to mount a camera on...

Anybody who uses RAM mounts to mount a camera on a motorcycle should get on of these.

http://www.rammount.com/images/gallery/RAP-B-404U/RAP-B-404U.jpg

RAM part number RAP-B-404U

They are...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,937
Posted By K1W1
To paraphrase the well known photography maxim....

To paraphrase the well known photography maxim. The right tool for the job is the tool you have with you when the job needs doing.

I'd never willingly try to perform major bike surgery with a...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By K1W1
Fuji X100 is everything there except waterproof.

Fuji X100 is everything there except waterproof.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-23-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 201,876
Posted By K1W1
That's right they are going to water cooling and...

That's right they are going to water cooling and a rumoured 900-1000cc engine but they are doing that because of the Euro regs not because of Ducati and there has been no suggestion I have seen so...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12,585
Views: 1,759,780
Posted By K1W1
Assuming that the bike was being ridden at the...

Assuming that the bike was being ridden at the time of the failure it is logical to guess that it fell over whilst moving forward. In that case the Insurance company here in Australia will have...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-22-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 201,876
Posted By K1W1
Triumph will ignore the Ducati Scrambler just...

Triumph will ignore the Ducati Scrambler just like Harley effectively ignore the Japanese cruiser clones.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By K1W1
Wait till you have a few miles on it and you get...

Wait till you have a few miles on it and you get the feel for that triple engine.

I doubt that the SW Motech would work with the Madstad but There is always the handle bars to mount things on.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,937
Posted By K1W1
Plus whatever for tank bag and plus whatever for...

Plus whatever for tank bag and plus whatever for not carrying it in a pocket to avoid potential additional injury in an off.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 201,876
Posted By K1W1
+1 The Ducati Scambler is a 2015 bike. It will...

+1
The Ducati Scambler is a 2015 bike. It will be reliable, offer decent fuel economy, have a reasonable seat, the brakes will work in the rain and the suspension will be better than just adequate....
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,154
Posted By K1W1
Depends on what I am doing and what mood I am in...

Depends on what I am doing and what mood I am in and how much gear I feel like carrying.

Nikon DSLR and lenses if action is involved
...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,082
Posted By K1W1
Ground Effect (from New Zealand) mesh bike shorts...

Ground Effect (from New Zealand) mesh bike shorts for me. Support, padding and breathability, no sweating.
Marino wool T shirt and Patagonia Capiline light weight pull over under my jacket in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By K1W1
SW Motech make a bracket for GPS that mounts to...

SW Motech make a bracket for GPS that mounts to the windscreen brace and the arm goes between the screen and the instruments to position the GPS above the speedo. It uses RAM mounts so you may be...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By K1W1
I doubt that using ear buds would make any...

I doubt that using ear buds would make any difference at all to battery life they are still just speakers.
Ear buds will of course make getting your helmet on and off a more complicated procedure...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-21-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 201,876
Posted By K1W1
Get hold of a book called Across America by...

Get hold of a book called Across America by Motorcycle by C.K. Shepard. It is available electronically either on iBooks or free if you look around.
A 1919 trip from New York to LA on a 4 cylinder...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By K1W1
I have used both Givi and SW Motech as well and I...

I have used both Givi and SW Motech as well and I also prefer SW Motech.
I currently have a SW Motech "Alu" rack with the Givi quick lock plate onto which I mount a Givi V46 top box. When I am not...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 60,815
Posted By K1W1
Thanks. The answers are pretty much as I expected...

Thanks. The answers are pretty much as I expected although I'm surprised you are still using LR4. LR5.x seems much more stable and offers some improved processing. I subscribe to the 10 second per...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-19-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,491
Posted By K1W1
I don't have a problem with the rain cover...

I don't have a problem with the rain cover arrangement. It secures on the SW Motech bags with a sping loaded clip like on the hem of many fleece jackets. Mine has never come loose, flown off or let...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By K1W1
If it is a single drive it's chnaces of failure...

If it is a single drive it's chnaces of failure are exactly the same as the chances of a hard drive failing inside your Mac. If you want to keep the files safe you need to have the in at least two...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By K1W1
YouTube. I have no interest in retaining hours...

YouTube.
I have no interest in retaining hours of crap footage or gigabytes of data files that I am never going to use again. When the project is edited and it is uploaded the base files all go to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By K1W1
Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver makes two different...

Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver makes two different three way harnesses. One as all three outlets switched and the other has two switched and one permanently live. Make sure that you get the one that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 60,815
Posted By K1W1
I have to say that IMO this thread consistently...

I have to say that IMO this thread consistently has the best quality photography I have seen on this site for a long time. Your use of DOF is spot on in every situation and your eye for a subject and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,491
Posted By K1W1
Could you find a bag that fitted the Tigers tank...

Could you find a bag that fitted the Tigers tank shape better?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7646/16826044096_7291db34e3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rCRSGy)
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