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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By St. Arbucks
I used one on my XC--it was a furry cover with...

I used one on my XC--it was a furry cover with the gel-filled insert. I removed the insert because it conducted heat too well; it roasted my butt in a most indelicate manner. I trashed the gel insert...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,243
Posted By St. Arbucks
The main thing that keeps me from buying another...

The main thing that keeps me from buying another Strom is the low available power for auxiliaries: heated gear, aux lights, and electronics. In all the upgrades and paint jobs, a few hundred more...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-18-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By St. Arbucks
Just avoid anything cotton. When it gets wet...

Just avoid anything cotton. When it gets wet (rain, snow, sweat) it loses thermal value and gets abrasive.

A good backpacker store would sell good stuff.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-04-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By St. Arbucks
Joe- I havefound the Tiger OEM heated grips to be...

Joe- I havefound the Tiger OEM heated grips to be a bit tepid. If you do a search,you will find some of similar opinion. I hear much better things about the Oxfords.

The Triumph grip feel like...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,430
Posted By St. Arbucks
V-Strom Brakes

Well, nobody has mentioned it, so I will.

The pre-redesigned V-strom brakes are horrible. They do not modulate well. Many riders (including me, when I had my 07 Wee) have opted for better calipers...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,269
Posted By St. Arbucks
Winter Riding With Wee Strom

USMC:

Something to consider, since you mentioned that you ride year round, is the relatively low spare wattage on the Strom. Having owned one, and being a year-round rider myself, I found that it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-14-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 17,065
Posted By St. Arbucks
Jim: How is the heat issue (or non-issue) on your...

Jim: How is the heat issue (or non-issue) on your new Tiger? I recall you made heat shields for your first T800.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By St. Arbucks
If it is the Pre-2012 (pre-redesign) Wee, the...

If it is the Pre-2012 (pre-redesign) Wee, the seat from the taller Vee will fit and give some lift. Not sure how much. On mine, seemed like at least an inch, maybe more.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,386
Posted By St. Arbucks
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,386
Posted By St. Arbucks
In the freezer??

In the freezer??
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,020
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yeah, a lot to be said for motorcycle monogamy....

Yeah, a lot to be said for motorcycle monogamy. (Some of the guys on this site are pure adulterers!!)
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By St. Arbucks
That's awesome, man. Thanks for sharing.

That's awesome, man. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,813
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yes, flush-mount are the way to go. I broke so...

Yes, flush-mount are the way to go. I broke so many off mine. You will save in the long run.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,459
Posted By St. Arbucks
No being too pleased with the Triumph heated...

No being too pleased with the Triumph heated grips on my Tiger (just don't get hot enough), I want to bounce an idea off you guys.

What if I bought the Symtec heating elements (run about 50...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,020
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yeah, the dealers seem to be low-balling you. Of...

Yeah, the dealers seem to be low-balling you. Of course, they need to make something in the deal, but you can do way better selling it yourself if you don't mind a little work.

Peruse the flea...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By St. Arbucks
Hey Mindbender: Probably know this, but in...

Hey Mindbender:

Probably know this, but in case you don't, there is a redesign out for the DL 1000 this year, with pretty good reviews. So I would expect used prices on prior year DL1000's to be...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 214,701
Posted By St. Arbucks
I'm 6' 0" and returned the 20" for the 18". Works...

I'm 6' 0" and returned the 20" for the 18". Works much better for me. Have a steady air stream above my head and on my arms (good for cooling) and still have room to adjust up or down.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By St. Arbucks
I bought the twisted throttle unit. Worked fine...

I bought the twisted throttle unit. Worked fine until I added a Madstad windshield and had to get an extender for the GPS mount to clear the mounting hardware. Now it shakes like crazy and I'm gonna...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,906
Posted By St. Arbucks
I cheated and took my rear wheel to Woody's....

I cheated and took my rear wheel to Woody's. Great results.

$99 for the sealing, plus another 50 or so to straighten the wheel and tighten loose spokes.

Note; they would not do the front tire;...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,834
Views: 800,514
Posted By St. Arbucks
Easy now. You don't want to pique too soon!

Easy now. You don't want to pique too soon!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 79,077
Posted By St. Arbucks
Hey, here you go. Again, maybe not a complete...

Hey, here you go. Again, maybe not a complete sample (obviously not) but worth considering.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840477

(Hope the link works. It's a thread out of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 79,077
Posted By St. Arbucks
OK--I stand correct. I have read many posts...

OK--I stand correct. I have read many posts stating of seat pain (in my search for a remedy) but like all things on the Internet, it must not be a representative sample.

YSMV!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 79,077
Posted By St. Arbucks
Hey DD: You probably know this from reading...

Hey DD: You probably know this from reading posts, but the XC's stock seat is notoriously painful for long distances. You'd be well advised to bring along an air hawk or other tush-cushioner device.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By St. Arbucks
Me too. Rox risers. Just enough cable length to...

Me too. Rox risers. Just enough cable length to make it happen.

Good luck.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-01-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,701
Posted By St. Arbucks
Nailed it...

Loved this. Thanks, man. Best laugh I've had in a month, and yes, I'm with you.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-16-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,459
Posted By St. Arbucks
Just an aside, but I have found the Triumph grips...

Just an aside, but I have found the Triumph grips to be not very hot. You are definitely ahead of the game to go aftermarket.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,430
Posted By St. Arbucks
Yeah, this is my first winter in Pueblo. Been an...

Yeah, this is my first winter in Pueblo. Been an experience in whacky weather. They tell me that Spring is worse for winds. Hoping it clears up in time to get some decent riding in.

And where in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,430
Posted By St. Arbucks
So Tripps, I guess the cover makes a difference?...

So Tripps, I guess the cover makes a difference? Mine was covered as well. I guess it becomes a sail.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,430
Posted By St. Arbucks
Did Wind Blow My Tiger Over?

Here in South-Central Colorado (Pueblo), we had some moderate winds yesterday with occasional gusts. Nothing too severe, or so I thought. Bike (Tiger 800 XC) was left in my apartment parking lot...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-12-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,661
Posted By St. Arbucks
Talk to the D.A. First

Dealing with a hefty ticket in Virginia, I got to court way early and asked to speak with the District Attorney. He was gruff at first, but when I provided him with my clean driving, he chilled and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,834
Views: 800,514
Posted By St. Arbucks
Thanks. I'm figuring that the bike needs about...

Thanks. I'm figuring that the bike needs about 300, leaving 250 or so for accessories. Not bad.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-11-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,834
Views: 800,514
Posted By St. Arbucks
Spare Wattage For Auxiliaries?

Does anyone know the spare wattage that will be available with the new V-1000? Lack of watts on the Wee (estimated to be 125) is what steered me to Triumph instead. I ride all year long and heated...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-05-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,183
Posted By St. Arbucks
Sorry I missed your post. Been away for a few...

Sorry I missed your post. Been away for a few days.


The total bill was 175. Woody's charged 99 to seal the wheel, and around 50 to true it up first. This was for my new bike (around 2K miles)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-01-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,183
Posted By St. Arbucks
Parker: I hear you on the tubes. I have an 800XC...

Parker: I hear you on the tubes. I have an 800XC and explored a couple alternatives before deciding to give the rear wheel to Woodies (Denver) to seal. Now I can ride tubless on the rear.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-02-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,502
Posted By St. Arbucks
Question on Ride On (or any sealant). With tube...

Question on Ride On (or any sealant). With tube tires, how do you know you have a puncture if Ride On seals it up? I'd want to know if I'm riding on tires with a hole that has been filled with a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,837
Posted By St. Arbucks
Leaving out of Pueblo, CO (that sounds great all...

Leaving out of Pueblo, CO (that sounds great all by itself!), take 96 West to Wetmore. Stay on 96 West up over the Wet Mountains towards Westcliffe, CO. As you crest the last hill past the Wet...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 35,647
Posted By St. Arbucks
Dealer Support

Given that you will be in a remote area of Colorado (I'm in Pueblo, myself - I don't recommend it) you should consider accessibility of dealer support.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By St. Arbucks
Wee and Tiger

There is a good, tho short, thread on Strom vs. Tiger, buried from about a week ago. My only comment on that one, and here, is that you will find a huge different in heat management between the Wee...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-15-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 784,061
Posted By St. Arbucks
10,900 before taxes. Apex Motorsports, in...

10,900 before taxes. Apex Motorsports, in Colorado Springs. Good people. Test rides OK. As for Steve Booth.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,761
Posted By St. Arbucks
Don't Forget The Heat

When comparing the Wee-Strom with the Tiger 800, you have to consider the heat issue with the Tiger.

Which...I know many people will argue does not exist. Let's accept, for the moment, that it...
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