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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-18-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,765
Views: 1,001,994
Posted By xaman
If that combo works well, I'm going to do...

If that combo works well, I'm going to do likewise. :clap
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By xaman
Man that review looks bad for Rokker, but it's...

Man that review looks bad for Rokker, but it's hard to reconcile with their claims of 11 second slide protection. I wonder...


Looking very much forward to your thoughts and impressions of...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-12-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 227,263
Posted By xaman
Yeah for sure. I don't recall the year, but it's...

Yeah for sure. I don't recall the year, but it's an oldie.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-11-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,176
Views: 227,263
Posted By xaman
While we wait... Got to see this one up...

While we wait...

Got to see this one up close last night at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/061d232c1ccf8e0849c122fe1d33a8e6.jpg
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-11-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
I looked underneath and saw a roller for the...

I looked underneath and saw a roller for the chain, but didn't see any tensioner... Should have taken better pictures, but I kept expecting to see the maker and then expected to be able to find a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
Saw this tonight at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show...

Saw this tonight at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin Tx:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/93ccf3908276acfa44fc828977ef8560.jpg


I kept lingering hoping to meet the...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By xaman
Saving pennies for a new Arai... And I've heard...

Saving pennies for a new Arai... And I've heard that more than once, that the signet runs large. I might be a medium now.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By xaman
Good info here. My Profile helmet has some age...

Good info here. My Profile helmet has some age and it's getting close to replacement time.

Sure wish someone made a dual sport, and a retro inspired helmet in long oval... But it looks like...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-06-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
Nice work on the fender :clap

Nice work on the fender :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 107,879
Views: 21,542,825
Posted By xaman
That's what I needed to know. Expect a call from...

That's what I needed to know. Expect a call from me this week :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 107,879
Views: 21,542,825
Posted By xaman
Looking seriously at at procycle 790 kit... ...

Looking seriously at at procycle 790 kit...

Wondering if the battery will need upgrading? Im hoping not because I'm on a customized DR with a small and very specific battery box hiding a shorai...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-04-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
I have long legs so I don't really notice it...

I have long legs so I don't really notice it until I put it on the side stand, and it's a substantial lean. So in other words, it must be taller :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,653
Views: 1,195,255
Posted By xaman
Lovely little bike! Bet it's a hoot to ride :clap

Lovely little bike! Bet it's a hoot to ride :clap
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 63,675
Posted By xaman
Looking for advice in choosing between the...

Looking for advice in choosing between the adventure or the cruiser model. I'm writing dual sport bikes DR 650 and a triumph scrambler. That would lead me to believe the adventure model would be...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-28-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
That's great :clap

That's great :clap
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By xaman
Bump for one more try :)

Bump for one more try :)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
That's a beautiful bike, well done :clap

That's a beautiful bike, well done :clap
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-18-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,765
Views: 1,001,994
Posted By xaman
Your bike looks great with TKCs. Get any head...

Your bike looks great with TKCs. Get any head shake at high speed? Interstate speeds around here flow at 80, if I can still flow with traffic I'm interested in trying the knobs...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By xaman
Thanks for the review. Thought I'd go...

Thanks for the review.

Thought I'd go ahead and bump this to see if there's any new users or reviews???
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By xaman
Wow man, thanks for taking time to post all of...

Wow man, thanks for taking time to post all of this!

I'm just glad to know how to take the spring off, thinking about powder coating it a different color :)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
I've had mine there twice and never rejetted. ...

I've had mine there twice and never rejetted. Rode a lot at 10-12k feet and never had any problems. It was noticeably down on power, but not drastic enough to change for just a few days.

My...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-12-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
That's a good looking seat for sure, glad you're...

That's a good looking seat for sure, glad you're happy with it.

Did you do the seat and suspension at exactly the same time? I'm amazed how much a good seat helped the harsh ride -- seems to take...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 429,833
Posted By xaman
Thanks, it's definitely my favorite ride. ...

Thanks, it's definitely my favorite ride.


There's not that much too it, and most of the work was actually done by inmate rob748:
CB450 tank
Custom fiberglass seat pan and battery box
Subframe...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 429,833
Posted By xaman
Finally got to ride today, after what seemed like...

Finally got to ride today, after what seemed like weeks of rain in east Texas. Snapped a couple pics:


http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/e8b186cb57207058b44646e0f8e51b1b.jpg
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-11-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
Very interested in a long ride report and some...

Very interested in a long ride report and some comparisons. Congrats!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-10-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
That looks great :clap

That looks great :clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By xaman
Congrats! :clap So is the Uly or the...

Congrats! :clap

So is the Uly or the Scrambler on the chopping block? Or do you get to keep them all?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
My friend bought one and says it's better than...

My friend bought one and says it's better than the stocker for sure.

I only rode on it for 20 minutes but I don't believe it's as comfy as my factory solo seat with rack.

Sure is a pretty...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
Carlo, that is an absolutely beautiful bike. Well...

Carlo, that is an absolutely beautiful bike. Well done!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
Congrats, that's a best case scenario for sure. ...

Congrats, that's a best case scenario for sure.

Are you getting a Tiger?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-14-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4,765
Views: 1,001,994
Posted By xaman
Here's mine from a 2up trip this week in the...

Here's mine from a 2up trip this week in the Texas Hill Country:

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/xamaneli/05CF7301-4DC3-4BA9-A586-1F2BCE9D2DBD.jpg
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-05-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
Nice looking bag :clap

Nice looking bag :clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
One more in the Scrambler plus DR650 club :clap

One more in the Scrambler plus DR650 club :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By xaman
I owned an XMoto for a while and just recently...

I owned an XMoto for a while and just recently rented an F700 for a few days in northern Patagonia. I didn't ride them back to back, but here's my take:

The XMoto "feels" way torquier and fun,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22,727
Views: 6,899,046
Posted By xaman
I posted this at TRat but haven't gotten much...

I posted this at TRat but haven't gotten much feedback, maybe someone here can help?


Has anyone seen any reviews or feedback about the free spirits increased suspension set-up? I can't find a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-19-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4,765
Views: 1,001,994
Posted By xaman
Do you guys know if the Happy-Trails SL racks are...

Do you guys know if the Happy-Trails SL racks are strong enough to secure a 1 gallon rotopax? I'm looking for soft bags and two up capability, with just an occasional need for extra range. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 107,879
Views: 21,542,825
Posted By xaman
+1 I've only done it once, but this is the...

+1

I've only done it once, but this is the way I did it and it worked fine.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 23,195
Posted By xaman
Honestly, the LED headlight bulb is as bright on...

Honestly, the LED headlight bulb is as bright on low as the stocker is on high (for visibility to cagers, I rarely ride at night on purpose). So that's another 10 watts, keeping you in the safe zone.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 23,195
Posted By xaman
I tried a 140 TKC80 on my stock rim, and wasn't...

I tried a 140 TKC80 on my stock rim, and wasn't pleased with the profile. The 70 May do better but I was getting some slip in tight turns. If it were me I'd stick with 120 or 130.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 23,195
Posted By xaman
If you change the headlight bulb to a LED ($40)...

If you change the headlight bulb to a LED ($40) you'll have plenty of aux power for your vest, grips and phone. There is a stator upgrade to get you another 50 if you want, but I don't think you'd...
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