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Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6,334
Views: 2,497,360
Posted By turboICE
Actually the snobbery has been relatively tame in...

Actually the snobbery has been relatively tame in this thread.

I assume it was one of the "bungies make you look like a noob" or "you look like a noob when you use bungies" comments that got you...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,363
Posted By turboICE
Insurance was State Farm state is NJ. As I said...

Insurance was State Farm state is NJ. As I said in NJ I bought a totaled car back from insurance (was USAA) don't think it was a state issue, something about state farm in this case wouldn't let me...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,363
Posted By turboICE
First it is not just the left peg at risk. ...

First it is not just the left peg at risk.

Second yes it can be the only damage and be totaled. A minor low side slide in gravel resulted in my XC being totaled by the insurance company when the...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 525,632
Posted By turboICE
Not exactly - (1) the canister does not release...

Not exactly - (1) the canister does not release vapors into the environment, they are drawn into the intake to be burned during combustion, reducing their harm from raw hydrocarbons to exhaust (2)...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,363
Posted By turboICE
The stepper motor controls idle by creating an...

The stepper motor controls idle by creating an effective idle stop on the butterflies. It makes perfect sense that the TPS would change as the stepper motor is recalibrating on shut down.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
That had to be an *incredibly hard* hit. Mine...

That had to be an *incredibly hard* hit. Mine suffered two very jarring hits going through some down trail rock gardens and survived as well as any plate I have ever had with no separation (but big...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
The ABS works very well and I think most that...

The ABS works very well and I think most that have given it a chance on loose descents have been surprised by how unintrusive and usable it was. On wet asphalt it is flawless. It maybe the best...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,943
Posted By turboICE
I didn't know Schuberth pioneered it. I agree the...

I didn't know Schuberth pioneered it. I agree the drop down visor and its mechanism are not ideal. I rarely use it as I wear sunglasses and only use if the sun is direct in my eyes. I know others use...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Christ, because it isn't for you doesn't mean it...

Christ, because it isn't for you doesn't mean it isn't for others. Some of us do think it is a big issue.

The difference in down time on the trail between a flat rear with and without a tube is...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,943
Posted By turboICE
Must admit I am confused. Did people buy this...

Must admit I am confused. Did people buy this helmet solely for its slide down sun visor? There are a lot of reasons to buy this helmet but definitely not if that was any type of priority. There has...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
I can't believe they didn't put the tubeless rear...

I can't believe they didn't put the tubeless rear on the 2013 800 XC. That is two major complaints with the 800 that Triumph addressed on the Explorer but they decided not to correct on the 800....
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6,334
Views: 2,497,360
Posted By turboICE
Don't forget they make a four leg version now,...

Don't forget they make a four leg version now, though it may be worse since it looks like the legs couldn't handle any leaning or weight shifting, you would have to sit even more balanced and still...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
There is an outlet near handlebar on the left. It...

There is an outlet near handlebar on the left. It is not a standard 12V automotive outlet, see Powerlet's website (http://www.powerlet.com/) for your options.
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Their estimate for repairs which included...

Their estimate for repairs which included replacing the entire frame was more than the value, insurance totaled it. I would have bought it back salvage but don't have experience enough to know how...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
It is a concern for the Tiger. 1200s were on the...

It is a concern for the Tiger. 1200s were on the ride where mine was damaged and they said the width of the front area prevents their pillion peg brackets from being a primary impact or hanging...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
As I documented earlier in this thread, for me it...

As I documented earlier in this thread, for me it became a huge concern. First minor low side slide in gravel resulted in my XC being totaled by the insurance company when the passenger peg mount was...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,363
Posted By turboICE
Triumph team didn't feel the Triumph engine guard...

Triumph team didn't feel the Triumph engine guard was sufficient? Looks like they used someone else's. That is a message that should be taken seriously by Triumph in their accessory design.
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 178,358
Posted By turboICE
Overloading would crack in or above the weld not...

Overloading would crack in or above the weld not below it. Weight would apply leverage back and down, not forward and up.

Don't let your insurance see it they will total it. A minor low side slide...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,363
Posted By turboICE
6th should be an overdrive it should be for...

6th should be an overdrive it should be for maintaining highway speeds on an adventure bike intended for touring dual sport. The engine produces plenty of power to run 65 - 80 mph at 1k less rpm than...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,363
Posted By turboICE
The gearing is too close across all gears it is...

The gearing is too close across all gears it is geared like a sports bike. Spread them all out starting with a shorter first and taller sixth. I wouldn't even mind if it had been a 5 speed instead...
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
I may have considered this, however the bracket...

I may have considered this, however the bracket is not joined to the frame with a butt weld it is a fillet weld with the bracket going into the frame and the frame acting as a welding socket and I am...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Well several people highlighted the design flaw...

Well several people highlighted the design flaw of the pillion pegs and the risk of damage to the frame.

I unfortunately got to experience the poor engineering first hand in a 25 mph slide on a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-02-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,170
Posted By turboICE
My first full fledged DS ride on the Tiger XC. It...

My first full fledged DS ride on the Tiger XC. It was a blast despite all the damage I did to the Tiger.

Had a great 3 hour ride out from NJ. Even had a couple storms to fully test how waterproof...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
If a road bike for 2 up touring is your primary...

If a road bike for 2 up touring is your primary decision point between these two adventure bikes (because Triumph has better road bikes for 2 up touring than the Tigers), I think the XC is going to...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,334
Views: 2,497,360
Posted By turboICE
With that style tent many had shown them on the...

With that style tent many had shown them on the right side - and the primary objection was pulling the bike over and attach it to the left side instead....



I think it is less likely to pull...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,334
Views: 2,497,360
Posted By turboICE
That is how I read the last two posts....

That is how I read the last two posts....
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 551,363
Posted By turboICE
Fuel injection regulates, well fuel... throttle...

Fuel injection regulates, well fuel... throttle butterflies regulate air... fuel injection doesn't eliminate the need to regulate air nor to sync butterflies in multiple throttle bodies.
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Klim is great gear, but hardly generic it has...

Klim is great gear, but hardly generic it has more branding than BMW and Triumph combined - there is no angle someone can view you from and not see at least two name logos.
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Keep in mind he has posted a picture of the...

Keep in mind he has posted a picture of the dampened rox risers, not the standard ones which have much less mass (and also can be mounted outside).
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Why not just disconnect and remove the solenoid...

Why not just disconnect and remove the solenoid completely? There is no diagnostics on it. Any signal to activate the solenoid just goes to a broken circuit.
Forum: Beasts 02-22-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Maybe I am missing something here but I always...

Maybe I am missing something here but I always figured since we know our height and inseam readily that subtracting the two is a pretty good estimate of seated torso/head height. Yeah I know some...
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
The canister is sizable and would not be easily...

The canister is sizable and would not be easily relocated. They are on all US bikes though only needed to meet CA regulations - pull it and plug it.
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 213,433
Posted By turboICE
6' 240# My issue is almost entirely my gut,...

6' 240#

My issue is almost entirely my gut, my chest would probably fit in an L comfortably, but my stomach necessitated at least an XL. Which fits satisfactorily except for the arms.

My dress...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Front paddock stand for the XC

Anyone using a front paddock stand on the XC? Seems that none of the ones I can find are tall enough.
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Short taglines added by mobile apps.

I find it curious that anyone would be bothered by a single tag line added by a mobile app on a forum where anytime someone posts 4 pictures, the pictures need to included in quotes at least six more...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,943
Posted By turboICE
Isn't the L / XL the crossover between the two...

Isn't the L / XL the crossover between the two different C3 shells? The XL liner would and should be thicker than the L liner in that case and the XL liner wouldn't fit properly in the L shell in any...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
Same. Got my replacement today and am very...

Same. Got my replacement today and am very disappointed. It was my first and now my last purchase from AltRider. This hacked up part is not close to what I was intending to purchase, I wanted the...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
The US Tiger 800s are 50 state legal - the sole...

The US Tiger 800s are 50 state legal - the sole reason they all have carbon cansisters is solely to meet CA requirements not Federal.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,943
Posted By turboICE
Since the shell is identical for XL and XXL the...

Since the shell is identical for XL and XXL the only thing he was telling you - you should have bought an XXL...

I agree with the sentiment that if it is the right size only buy (or in this case...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,064
Posted By turboICE
I agree with both responses re: the manual...

I agree with both responses re: the manual canisters. I have never called out anything like this before but the markup was extreme for the two that are available retail from agri. I am sure he has...
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