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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Seventy One
Congrats! I like the Triumph center stand and...

Congrats! I like the Triumph center stand and heated grips. I'm sure a whole bunch of people will chime in to tell me I'm wrong though. Lol.

I bought my '13 in January of '13 and it was among...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 202,851
Posted By Seventy One
Has anyone here used the Givi Trekkers?...

Has anyone here used the Givi Trekkers? http://giviusa.com/givi-products/cases/trekker-series

I've been using Wolfman Expeditions but with the girlfriend now coming along with me I'd like to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-27-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 653,375
Posted By Seventy One
So these bars are disposable, one-time-use...

So these bars are disposable, one-time-use things? That's what I should reasonably expect?

I guess my disappointment stems from the fact that they folded up like a cheap card table on a walking...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,205
Posted By Seventy One
I was told by someone at Twisted Throttle that...

I was told by someone at Twisted Throttle that they added this disclaimer to their site after my incident. As much as I'd like to, I can't post the PM here. I just checked though and I still have...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,205
Posted By Seventy One
You know what? I agree 100%. After adding...

You know what? I agree 100%.

After adding up what I have in mine, I was pretty close to a much more versatile and far better looking, GIVI Trekker. Looking back on it now, I sure feel pretty...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,633
Posted By Seventy One
^^^ This mirrors my experience perfectly. The...

^^^ This mirrors my experience perfectly. The fading and color change is rather depressing on a $600 jacket. Why is Aerostich stuff so prone to this?

I dislike the magnetic collar snaps/hold...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
I did some traveling with my girlfriend this...

I did some traveling with my girlfriend this summer. She's about 115 lbs. and I'm close to 200. We had no space issues and I never felt as if the bike was either under-powered or overloaded in...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
What's the GVWR of the GSW and Tenere? Those...

What's the GVWR of the GSW and Tenere? Those bikes are a lot closer to 600 lbs IIRC. I highly doubt they can carry more than the Tiger.

I know the '13 Tiger XC is 997 lbs. Subtract it's advertised...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By Seventy One
Wolfman Expeditions on used Wolfman racks. 38-42...

Wolfman Expeditions on used Wolfman racks. 38-42 liters.
Pelican im2600 Storm Case. 35 liters.

I absolutely love this set up.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,633
Posted By Seventy One
I've owned 3 jackets so far. A Castle, a Tour...

I've owned 3 jackets so far. A Castle, a Tour Master Intake 3 mesh jacket in Hi-vis and a tan Aerostich Darien.

The Castle fit the best, was cheapest and the warmest but wasn't water proof. Very...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Seventy One
This one of my cams at 12,000 miles but both were...

This one of my cams at 12,000 miles but both were similar. They had some light smudges on a few of the bearings but nothing on the lobes. It was a bit more than I expected to see. Nothing that I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By Seventy One
It'll be fun to see if the '15 XCx can keep up to...

It'll be fun to see if the '15 XCx can keep up to a DR650 offroad. :lol3
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 653,375
Posted By Seventy One
I sure didn't expect 'em to fold up like a card...

I sure didn't expect 'em to fold up like a card table.

You're right, they don't cover anything important.

That's why I use the DR650 now instead of crash bars.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 64,141
Posted By Seventy One
Congratulations. You know how to read.

Congratulations. You know how to read.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-18-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 653,375
Posted By Seventy One
Mine passed their first test but failed their...

Mine passed their first test but failed their second. The first was a zero MPH tip over and the second was at walking speed.

I'm gonna go without crash bars from now on and just replace whatever...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 653,375
Posted By Seventy One
I tipped my Tiger over last summer and flattened...

I tipped my Tiger over last summer and flattened the stock crash bars and gouged the heck out of the clutch cover.

In my experience the factory "dresser" bars are an appearance item only.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-17-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By Seventy One
In 28k miles I've experienced a high of 62 and a...

In 28k miles I've experienced a high of 62 and a low of 38. Virtually every single tank has been between 48 and 52 though. Oddly, it seems to picks up a couple MPG when girlfriend is riding pillion. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 64,141
Posted By Seventy One
The guy has been calling me a liar. The least he...

The guy has been calling me a liar. The least he can do is trailer his sporty up here and meet the people I know, and experience the things I've experienced.

He sure isn't gonna believe anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 64,141
Posted By Seventy One
Yep, just as I suspected, a RUB/ WHORE. :deal ...

Yep, just as I suspected, a RUB/ WHORE. :deal

Why don't you TRAILER that Hog.... I mean Sportster, up here sometime and introduce yourself to the local culture? :lol3 It might do you some good to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-16-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By Seventy One
I agree. How's that old saying go? "If a bike has...

I agree. How's that old saying go? "If a bike has 30 different suspension settings, 29 of 'em are wrong."

Ironically if I were to buy one though it'd probably be an XCx because of the strong...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 64,141
Posted By Seventy One
You need to spend a little time in south eastern...

You need to spend a little time in south eastern Minnesota. People will give you shit about your lid. Maybe they don't do that to guys on Harley though. I know a guy on DR650 and Triumph Tigers who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 64,141
Posted By Seventy One
As my friend likes to say, "I like the Green Bay...

As my friend likes to say, "I like the Green Bay Packers...it's the fans I can't stand".

For a lot of reasons I'd like to own a 1200. Air cooled, belt drive, no valve adjustments, etc. I'm always...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
Which ever model you get, you're gonna love the...

Which ever model you get, you're gonna love the Tiger. :deal

I've done 500 mile days two-up with my girlfriend. No complaints at all.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By Seventy One
I have the stainless steel Touratech one on my...

I have the stainless steel Touratech one on my Khaki green '13 XC.

It's nice. Of course for $130 it ought to be. I bought it primarily as an aesthetic upgrade but since then I've creamed several...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
Nice! I'm gonna quote this so everyone can read...

Nice! I'm gonna quote this so everyone can read it. :deal

BTW, please be careful with the bandwidth! There's almost twenty four million posts here. You might break it!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
I've said it before but I'll say it again. If...

I've said it before but I'll say it again. If want to make your riding buddies with the 250's, 400's and 650's spend half the day standing around, waiting for you to finally catch up to them, the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
I'm not surprised by Triumphs statement. Many...

I'm not surprised by Triumphs statement. Many people on this site struggle to know the difference between 'dual sport' and 'adventure touring'. Half the threads on this site are of people turning...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-11-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Seventy One
Funny story. A couple years ago my friend tried...

Funny story. A couple years ago my friend tried telling me his new 2011 H-D Fatboy weighed 1,100 lbs. I explained to his that was his GVWR. I then had to explain that this number was the total amount...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-10-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Seventy One
Good question. I think people assume a larger...

Good question. I think people assume a larger bike means more space for gear. The luggage I use on my Tiger is taken directly off my DR650.

I remember a thread here a few years ago about someone...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-09-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
Posted By Seventy One
I haven't ridden a TEX but I have never wanted a...

I haven't ridden a TEX but I have never wanted a better tourer than the 800XC.

I'm 5'11 and 200 lbs. while my girlfriend is 115 lbs. and 4'11. In the 9,000+ miles we did two-up this summer,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-08-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,087,213
Posted By Seventy One
+1. Maybe he bought the bike and maybe he didn't....

+1. Maybe he bought the bike and maybe he didn't.

I kind of doubt he bought luggage for it though. He'd rather stay in a nice warm hotel. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Seventy One
I've had a couple bad experiences with the...

I've had a couple bad experiences with the Twisted Throttle mounts.

The lock is designed to jettison the case if you overload it. Seriously. According to Twisted Throttle this so that the lock...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Seventy One
All the Tiger stuff here is still a mess. ...

All the Tiger stuff here is still a mess.


If I want Tiger info I just go to Tiger800 or TriumphRat.net. They even categorize it into different sections like "General maintenance", "Suspension",...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-01-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By Seventy One
I don't see what's so great about it. What was...

I don't see what's so great about it. What was improved?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
If owners would just grab a garden hose and rinse...

If owners would just grab a garden hose and rinse their bikes off once in a while this whole stepper motor (non) issue would go away.

It's really not that hard to do.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
XC and DR650

I still have both but the DR650 doesn't bust out 10,000 miles/year anymore. Now it's lucky to be ridden 1,000 to 2,000 miles annually. The brakes, suspension and huge alternator being the biggest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 64,141
Posted By Seventy One
Back in June of 2010 I was restoring a 1982 Honda...

Back in June of 2010 I was restoring a 1982 Honda 200 Big Red three wheeler.

My Dad bought it brand new when I was a kid. He later sold it and I assumed it was gone forever.

Fast forward to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 64,141
Posted By Seventy One
Someone asked for my opinion. They got it. I see...

Someone asked for my opinion. They got it. I see you did too. That was unintentional. Sorry about the butthurt.

BTW, since when is asking a motorcycle shop to change a very common sized tire...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,690
Posted By Seventy One
My take on jackets is this: They're all pretty...

My take on jackets is this: They're all pretty good. I base this on the fact that I seen a guy cream a deer at 60+ mph, slide down the road and tumble through the ditch. The shoulder seam on his...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 73,898
Posted By Seventy One
So the new models are that much better?

So the new models are that much better?
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