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Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45,311
Views: 8,857,541
Posted By AtlantaDR
No Vibes

I have not felt vibes as a result of the 280 kit. The PO who had the work done told me that he chose the 280 over the alternative 290 because of concerns expressed about vibes from the 290. Others...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45,311
Views: 8,857,541
Posted By AtlantaDR
Big Bore

There is a noticeable performance gain with the 280 kit. I have ridden a stock one back-to-back, and you can feel the difference for sure. Having always had 650 singles, I was hesitant to go to a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 45,311
Views: 8,857,541
Posted By AtlantaDR
Loving my WR250R

http://2wheelrob.smugmug.com/WR250R/i-ZFmkffR/0/L/photo%201-L.jpg

Renazco Seat
Thumper Racing 280 big bore kit
FMF Q4 Silencer with Powerbomb Header
FMF Fuel Programmer
K&N Air Filter
All...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Corbin Tall

I had a Corbin custom-made for me. They made it 1 1/2 inches taller and it is amazing.
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Enjyed the XC

I had the use of an XC for 5 days last week in California. Spent about 3 hours one afternoon doing fire roads and some single track. The fire roads were rocky, rutted and had some good ups and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By AtlantaDR
Thanks

Thanks for the ride suggestions
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-05-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By AtlantaDR
Leaving LA on April 8th

Will miss it by 4 days. We will be in Dallas on Wednesday the 10th. That would have been great.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-04-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By AtlantaDR
Texas Day Ride

My wife and I are moving to Atlanta from Los Angeles. We will have our bikes on a trailer behind the moving truck, and would like to do a couple of half-day rides. We will be coming across I-20 and...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Buffeting

I had the same issue at high speeds. Added the spacers and it helped a little. A couple of weeks ago I added a Laminar Lip. Best possible solution for me. Solved the high speed buffeting and I...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By AtlantaDR
Good Ideas

Thanks NitroRoo & Trucking Thumper. We were leaning south, so your ideas are helpful.
Forum: Americas 04-02-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By AtlantaDR
Los Angeles to Atlanta

My wife and I are moving from LA to ATL next week. We have a rental truck and are pulling the bikes on our Kendon trailer. I have a Triumph Explorer 1200 and she has a V-Strom 650. Since we have 8...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By AtlantaDR
1. Can't disagree about the casters. Did you...

1. Can't disagree about the casters. Did you find good replacement ones and where did you find them?
2. Works perfectly with my 2-wheel drive Chevy truck, but can see that it might not work as well...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By AtlantaDR
Kendon Dual Stand-Up Trailer

Last week I sold my 2005 Kendon Motorcycle Trailer because I was moving from Los Angeles to Atlanta and did not have the right vehicle to tow the bikes, and no time to ride them. So, my plan was to...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By AtlantaDR
Tiger Explorer 1200

I added a Laminar Lip to my Explorer 1200 and it works well. I still get some wing from the sides because of the windshield design, but I can run up to about 80 mph or so with my face shield up with...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,031
Posted By AtlantaDR
Been Where You Are

I have had a lot of bikes, including more recently an FJR and a C-14. The transition from the Concours 1400 to the Explorer 1200 was a great move. The riding position, the terrific motor, the...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Wind Noise

Yes there is a lot of wind noise for someone my height, especially at higher speeds. I have the Cee Bailley's 23" and it is extremelyu quiet if I lean forward and down a couple of inches. When I...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Saddle Sore 1000

Voluhzia, Great pics from your SS-1000. Would be interested in how comfortable the bike was for 1000 miles. Stock seat was OK? Windshield? Reach to the handle bars?
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
GIVI Boxes

BTW, this pic was taken while I was at the Corbin factory. There was another rider there who had these GIVI boxes on his bike that he let me try on my Explorer. I have just been using the E-55 and...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Corbin Seat Pic.

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv335/2wheelrob/corbin_zpsdf7c86cf.jpg

Here is the one picture that I have, and it is not great.

I am in Atlanta and the TEX is in Los Angeles, so I will...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Corbin "Tall" Seat

Posted this on the Explorer Forum, but thought this thread could use a bump up, so posting here too.

A couple of months ago I scheduled a "ride-in" to the Corbin Factory in Hollister, CA. My...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,706
Posted By AtlantaDR
Explorer and Wee

We have a 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and a 2011 Wee. They are both great bikes. The DL-650 is my daily commuter and my wife rides it on the weekends and on our adventures. The Explorer is...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,580
Posted By AtlantaDR
Explorer in the Mix?

With 5000 miles on my Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200, I am loving it. Looked at the Tenere and the GS before I bought. Never thought I would own anything other than the remarkably dependable Japanese...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By AtlantaDR
FJR Rocks

Totally different bikes, but I loved my 2007 FJR. Strong, smooth, handles great, electric adjustable windshield, shaft drive, ABS, You should be able to buy a 2007 with 28K miles, for about $6500....
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By AtlantaDR
Love Both

The DL-1000 is one of the best values on the market. I have had two of them, and 2 DL-650's. After 4000 miles on the Explorer, there really is no comparison. The Explorer does everything better,...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By AtlantaDR
Sounds low to me

I do a lot of 80mph plus, mixed with some slower speeds when sharing lanes. I check every tank and I rarely get below 50. Mine is a 2011 with 10K mikes, but this was true of my 2008 also.
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
GIVI E-41's on the TEX

http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv335/2wheelrob/DSCN0813.jpg

Just received my GIVI quick release mounts. They installed extremely easy, and with the quick release feature they come off easily...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Can't judge it by just sitting on it...

I am sure that you can get some sense of a bike by sitting on it, but if I had just done that, I never would have purchased the TEX. Once this bike is under way, it is so sweet. The way it makes...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Throttle

After 3,000 miles I can honestly say I love the way the throttle works on the Explorer. After 30 years of riding with.the traditional resistance of a cable pull, it did take a few hundred miles to...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 40,711
Posted By AtlantaDR
Back to Back

I have a 2011 DL-650A and a 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200. Today was the first time I rode them back to back. I know it is not fair to compare these two bikes...but I will anyway.

I have...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Multiple Launch Programs?

While I like what was included in my launch version, I would have preferred panniers, heated seat and grips as described.
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Worth it?

I liked the fact that they were all OEM parts and appear well-made.

The engine guards look adequate

The skid plate is aluminum and looks strong

Touring windscreen works well, although I...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Launch Model

Adjustable touring screen
Adventure fog light (HID)
Engine protection bars
Hand guards
Aluminium sump guard/skid plate
Tire pressure monitoring system
Rubber tank pad
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Fell In Love Today

Like most guys, my interest in a new relationship started with her good looks. When I saw the Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 at the Long Beach Bike Show earlier this year, I liked how she looked. ...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Comparison Observations

Observations based on the other bikes I own, or have have owned, in the past few years. Note: My experience may not be anything like yours...just my experience.

My Stats; 6' 2", 35" inseam, 52...
Forum: Beasts 06-10-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Explorer California

Picked up my Graphite Launch Edition here in the Los Angeles area. Mounted my GIVI top case while I wait for some luggage choices. Love the engine, the smooth tranny and the light handling. Have...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 929,132
Posted By AtlantaDR
Picked it up today

Picked up my Graphite Explorer 1200. Dealer had already installed OEM hand guards, engine guards, skid plate and HID lights. Only had a chance to put about 50 miles on it today, and it was awesome....
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,627
Posted By AtlantaDR
No More New Bikes

I have owned a bunch of bikes in the past eight years, including 3 Goldwings. Although everyone approaches this differently, my strategy has been to carefully shop for a used, low mileage bike that...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-18-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 13,031
Posted By AtlantaDR
Atlanta to Kentucky

I live in Atlanta and would be willing to help transport this bike from the Atlanta area to Kentucky. (or hand it off to someone along the way) I have a trailer, and am off of work from now till...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,977
Views: 645,309
Posted By AtlantaDR
Tall Corbin

A few years ago I ordered a Corbin for my 2006 DR650. I have a long inseam, so I asked them to make it 2 inches taller than stock. What I got was the absolute best of both worlds...it was Corbin...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 99,848
Views: 19,152,338
Posted By AtlantaDR
I ordered my Corbin 2 inches taller and it was...

I ordered my Corbin 2 inches taller and it was awesome. It had the firmness of a Corbin, with a couple inches of extra foam that made it perfect. Did several 600 mile days on it.
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