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Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By Seventy One
+1 I did watch the video and just out of...

+1

I did watch the video and just out of curiosity I ran a thin piece of paper around my visor to check for leaks. There weren't any. IME it's just a noisy helmet.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,141
Posted By Seventy One
Thanks, I'll give it a shot. I had just two...

Thanks, I'll give it a shot. I had just two options before; Sell it or start wearing contacts again.

I still don't think a helmet of this price and reputation should fog my glasses though.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,141
Posted By Seventy One
Sorry 'bout the late reply. Yep, I have it...

Sorry 'bout the late reply.

Yep, I have it and it's installed. The helmet actually shipped with it. I've used 'em before and they've always worked great. In this case however, it isn't the face...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,212
Posted By Seventy One
Yep and in the April '13 issue of Cycle World all...

Yep and in the April '13 issue of Cycle World all those bikes lost to the KLR650 in a shoot out.


ETA. They used a 990 Baja instead of the 1190. Didn't change a thing though. The KLR beat that...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,141
Posted By Seventy One
Show us your most overpriced, over-engineered, useless piece of Equipment.

Shoei Neotec modular helmet.

http://www.compacc.com/images/product/600/42743_9.jpg

This thing is utterly worthless and I absolutely regret buying it. This was a $584 mistake. It's much louder...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
I'd be worried about your sliders getting all...

I'd be worried about your sliders getting all nicked up from gravel. I don't think your neoprene seal covers are gonna do the trick.
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 31,924
Posted By Seventy One
Just stick some extra buttons on it. People love...

Just stick some extra buttons on it. People love buttons. Oh yeah, and modes. Gotta have modes! Modes is the Awesome! Gotta have more modes and button than the next guy.

It's like chrome except...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 31,924
Posted By Seventy One
They improved it? I see they improved the...

They improved it?

I see they improved the gas milage but I don't see what else got improved. Feel free to point out where they made the bike better for my use.

This is like the guy who...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 31,924
Posted By Seventy One
The disclaimer at the end of the video is a riot!...

The disclaimer at the end of the video is a riot! :rofl

I wonder they added a wider kickstand to it. I notice it didn't fall over when Bear got off it.
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 31,924
Posted By Seventy One
They 'fixed' a bunch of stuff that really wasn't...

They 'fixed' a bunch of stuff that really wasn't broken. I don't need a rain mode.... or any other mode for that matter. I've somehow managed to bust out 28,000 miles with just one mode. Every inch...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 592,528
Posted By Seventy One
GIVI OBK58A Monokey Trekker Outback Top Case 58...

GIVI OBK58A Monokey Trekker Outback Top Case 58 Ltr 21.85" x 17.9" x 12.7"

Pelican im 2600 measures 21.20" x 16.00" x 8.30"

I don't have one but it looks like a nice case that could hold a...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
Good question. Here they are for $11/ pair. :rofl...

Good question. Here they are for $11/ pair. :rofl

http://shop.the2wheels.com/14x-LED-Turn-Signals-x-2-Short-Stalk-Black-Body-008-1-1pair.htm
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,164
Posted By Seventy One
I wasn't aware that any real skid plates existed...

I wasn't aware that any real skid plates existed for the bike. They all bolt to the oil pan/crank case.

I bought the Triumph sump guard because it looked the coolest. I sure wouldn't wanna hit...
Forum: Beasts 10-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
If you wanna go to a rally and make all your...

If you wanna go to a rally and make all your buddies with 250's, 400's and 650's wait around for ya, the 800XC is the best bike for the job.
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By Seventy One
The newer models have a black frame. IIRC the...

The newer models have a black frame. IIRC the black finish was a bit more durable. As far as I know, that's about the only difference.

I haven't any idea what the bike is worth. I would not pay...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 31,924
Posted By Seventy One
Who is my buddy? I wasn't aware that I had any...

Who is my buddy? I wasn't aware that I had any buddies online. People are certainly free to parrot anything I say though. I'm cool with that. I don't have five posts combined on all the other Triumph...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,249
Posted By Seventy One
It does have a loud...

It does have a loud SSSSCCCCCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE though.
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,249
Posted By Seventy One
I can tell you guys have never meet my Harley...

I can tell you guys have never meet my Harley friends. They don't like the sound of my bike and neither do I. One of 'em told me it sounds like a car with a loose alternator belt. To a degree he's...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,249
Posted By Seventy One
I tolerate the gear whine. I'd much rather not...

I tolerate the gear whine. I'd much rather not have it though. It's like having a hot girlfriend who wears way too much make-up. My friends have all asked me about that "annoying whine" so I'm not...
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 31,924
Posted By Seventy One
Ever watch a $584 Shoei fall off your mirror and...

Ever watch a $584 Shoei fall off your mirror and bounce across a gas station?

I don't like hanging it from the passenger pegs 'cause those are usually muddy. I don't like hanging it from the...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 47,990
Posted By Seventy One
I drove two hours past my local Yamaha dealer to...

I drove two hours past my local Yamaha dealer to buy an 800XC because I wanted to own a British motorcycle.
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 31,924
Posted By Seventy One
None of wants are on that list. I'd start by...

None of wants are on that list.

I'd start by requesting;

1. Removable passenger pegs/replaceable rear subframe.
2. A steering lock that works and isn't so fragile. I can literally turn my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 101,335
Views: 19,656,829
Posted By Seventy One
The start button fell out of my DR today,...

The start button fell out of my DR today, literally. I reassembled the parts I found, but have apparently lost a small piece of metal that sits down inside the button itself.

Does anyone happen...
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 65,146
Posted By Seventy One
Sno-seal works well. Don't forget the heat gun....

Sno-seal works well. Don't forget the heat gun. Be careful with the heat.

I switched to Redwing Boot oil since I use it on my work boots and have been getting very good results. They key is to get...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
I just tore it apart, again, and for whatever...

I just tore it apart, again, and for whatever reason, it all went together properly and works fine. I'm not sure what caused the poor fit originally though. I know the pistons were fully retracted....
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
I just did the rear brakes on my Tiger and took...

I just did the rear brakes on my Tiger and took it for a short (approximately 8 mile) test ride. When I got back the rear rotor was too hot to touch.

After it cooled down a bit, I pulled the pads...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
Have a look at this thread....

Have a look at this thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=707819&highlight=800xc+panniers

I did mine pretty cheaply. I bought used Wolfman racks for $220 (no longer available),...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
Thanks but I've already watched it.

Thanks but I've already watched it.
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
Valve service issue.

I've done this job before but don't recall having this much trouble with it. Is there some trick to installing the cams?

I've just shimmed my valves and am currently having difficulty with the...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
Looks like you need a Pre-Uni-Filter Filter for...

Looks like you need a Pre-Uni-Filter Filter for your Uni-Filter air filter. According to the people at ADVrider, dirty filters don't trap dirt and will allow dirty air to enter the engine.

I'd...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 668,319
Posted By Seventy One
No. It's time to re-set it. My laptop keeps...

No. It's time to re-set it. My laptop keeps dropping the USB connection to the bike. I've even grounded it to the battery without success.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
How so? Is it not the filters job to...

How so?

Is it not the filters job to collect and trap dirt?
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 668,319
Posted By Seventy One
20k today. ...

20k today.

http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss335/1911Kimber/MISC/007re-sized.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
I live, commute, ride and tour on gravel roads...

I live, commute, ride and tour on gravel roads and have never had a filter plug.

A dirty air filter is a filter that is working and doing it's job.

The Uni-Filter is still a waste of time...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
I fail to see how it could possibly save any...

I fail to see how it could possibly save any time. The tank has to come off every 6,000 miles anyway. When you re-install the tank, put a fresh air filter in it. That's it. It only takes 20-30...
Forum: Beasts 06-29-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
This is why I haven't bought one yet and do not...

This is why I haven't bought one yet and do not ever plan on it.
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21,691
Views: 3,946,087
Posted By Seventy One
Anyone need a few bucks? I'm looking for a pair...

Anyone need a few bucks? I'm looking for a pair of foot pegs.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=989599
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 592,528
Posted By Seventy One
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 592,528
Posted By Seventy One
Does anyone make better passenger pegs for the...

Does anyone make better passenger pegs for the XC?

My girlfriend hates the pegs on the bike because when we're riding off-road, her feet frequently slip off the pegs. Naturally this forces her to...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,468
Posted By Seventy One
My first bike was a DR650 and my second bike was...

My first bike was a DR650 and my second bike was an 800XC.

For all the reasons previously mentioned, I do NOT recommend the XC as a first bike.

I strongly recommend either a used DR650 or KLR...
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