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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Angry Wookie
If you are still thinking about a Corbin in...

If you are still thinking about a Corbin in another month or so I'll probably be selling mine.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Angry Wookie
Did you rent bikes and go out on your own or...

Did you rent bikes and go out on your own or through a tour company? That's a trip I'd like to do in the next few years.

Other bucket list trips include Deadhorse which I did last summer and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-21-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Angry Wookie
I worked for a motorcycle dealer in California...

I worked for a motorcycle dealer in California for a few years. As far as I ever saw that is just lawyer lingo. The only time aftermarket pipes were an issue was at some track days that would only...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,856
Posted By Angry Wookie
Bike: 1998 BMW R1100RT Miles: 1270 ...

Bike: 1998 BMW R1100RT

Miles: 1270

Trip: Going from Detroit to Denver. It was part of a cross country trip from Long Island where I picked up the bike, back to San Francisco where I lived at...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-10-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
So apparently Triumph really does read their...

So apparently Triumph really does read their customer satisfaction surveys.

Awhile back I posted about how Triumph wouldn't replace my front fender/mudguard under warranty even though the dealer...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-06-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,225
Posted By Angry Wookie
I had comfort issues with several different ear...

I had comfort issues with several different ear plugs. A few years ago I found these:
...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,099
Posted By Angry Wookie
I'm sure someone else here has an actual...

I'm sure someone else here has an actual checklist. I've just learned through trial and error. I'm not much of a mechanic so for tools I carry a basic kit, enough to pull a tire, adjust a chain,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-22-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,818
Posted By Angry Wookie
For me it's time. I spent most of my 20's...

For me it's time. I spent most of my 20's traveling around the world (not on a motorcycle) and now that I'm finally settled into a career I'm not ready to drop it all to wander again. I can take...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By Angry Wookie
I have a 1200 with the OEM crash bars but I think...

I have a 1200 with the OEM crash bars but I think they're the same size. I used these, which say they're for the 800 XC:

http://www.altrider.com/product/detail/pid/1013

They're easy to install...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-22-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
Did they raise up the passenger seat? It looks...

Did they raise up the passenger seat? It looks like it's sitting up a lot higher then stock.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-21-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,797
Posted By Angry Wookie
In the DC area I've used Triumph Manassas (soon...

In the DC area I've used Triumph Manassas (soon to be Motorcycles of Dulles). I was happy with the deal I got on my Tex and the staff is extremely helpful.
My only complaint has been the lack of...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Angry Wookie
There are a few B&B's in Wiseman (outside of...

There are a few B&B's in Wiseman (outside of Coldfoot) that can save you a few bucks on lodging. If you want to actually get out to the Arctic Ocean you'll need to set up a tour on the Arctic Ocean...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,442
Posted By Angry Wookie
Make sure your insurance policy covers Canada. ...

Make sure your insurance policy covers Canada. Have an up to date insurance and registration card. It seems to be a 50/50 chance they'll ask for it at the border. Call your credit card company and...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,877
Posted By Angry Wookie
This is what I had when I went up last summer ...

This is what I had when I went up last summer
http://www.rescue-essentials.com/motorcycle-operator-kit/

I know my stepfather had a bit more stuff including steri-strips, syringe for irrigating...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By Angry Wookie
It depends on the weather... 0-40 degrees -...

It depends on the weather...
0-40 degrees - smartwool and/or heated gear and jeans
40-85 degrees - Under Armour compression shorts and jeans
85 and above - Under Armour compression shorts and mesh...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
If you're talking about getting a regular TEX vs...

If you're talking about getting a regular TEX vs XC, I'm glad I went with the XC. I prefer the look of wire wheels and since I got it for the price of a regular TEX, it was an easy choice.
...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Angry Wookie
+1 I've used Federal for cross country shipping...

+1 I've used Federal for cross country shipping with a few different bikes. They weren't always the cheapest but they have been the easiest to work with, very flexible with pickup and delivery...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,458
Posted By Angry Wookie
From my experience I've found that you'll get...

From my experience I've found that you'll get more value by buying a slightly more expensive used bike with most or all the things you wanted already on it. Going the stripped down cheaper bike...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
Not serious off roading but with a TKC-80 front...

Not serious off roading but with a TKC-80 front and K-60 rear, even with the rain and mud I didn't have any problems taking my TEX XC up the Dalton to Prudhoe Bay last summer. The TEX has handled...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-14-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Angry Wookie
I've got the Touratech quick release clear...

I've got the Touratech quick release clear headlight guard. It has held up well over the 12,000 miles and a trip to Prudhoe Bay I've had it on. Aesthetically, it blends in nicely with the front of...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By Angry Wookie
I rode up to Prudhoe Bay from San Francisco then...

I rode up to Prudhoe Bay from San Francisco then back to DC in June. Whole trip was 30 days. According to my credit card bill it was right around $4,000 for that month. Which included new tires in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,575
Posted By Angry Wookie
98 R1100RT. Dunlop Roadsmart 2. 6,000 miles. ...

98 R1100RT. Dunlop Roadsmart 2. 6,000 miles.
14 Explorer XC. Heidenau K 60 Scout. 7,000 miles and still going. Probably another 4,000 left in them.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
Michelin Anakee 3 I had them on my bike...

Michelin Anakee 3

I had them on my bike before I switched to knobbies for a trip and I'll be going back to them once the current tires wear out.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-04-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 74,189
Posted By Angry Wookie
6'2" 32" inseam. Triumph Explorer XC. ...

6'2" 32" inseam. Triumph Explorer XC.


Currently my legs still feel a bit to bent when sitting and even with 2" Rox risers and the bars moved forward I have to lean over a lot when standing on...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
Thanks for the advice. I've e-mailed them and...

Thanks for the advice. I've e-mailed them and will call in a couple days if I don't get a response.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-29-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
I was so pissed I didn't think to ask why when...

I was so pissed I didn't think to ask why when the dealer told me it was denied. I have to go back next week when some other parts I need come in so I'll ask then.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
I'm not sure if I have unrealistic expectations...

I'm not sure if I have unrealistic expectations of corporate Triumph but here's the short version of my story:

I rode my Tex XC on a 10,000 mile trip up to Deadhorse in June (awesome trip). At...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Angry Wookie
I never had any issues mixing tires on my RT. If...

I never had any issues mixing tires on my RT. If you really want to keep matched tires, on that bike I had great experiences with Dunlop Roadsmart 2 tires in all sorts of weather and road conditions.
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By Angry Wookie
I went up to Deadhorse from San Francisco in...

I went up to Deadhorse from San Francisco in June. For the most part the roads were fine through BC and YT. Past Destruction Bay there were a lot of frost heaves to look out for. The road crews...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By Angry Wookie
Need a Honda MC Mechanic in the DC Area

I'm looking for a good Honda motorcycle mechanic in the general NOVA, DC, MD area. I'm in Silver Spring but don't have a problem loading the bike in my truck and driving a bit for the right...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,489
Posted By Angry Wookie
I wear Nonoise earplugs with Pro-Torx speakers in...

I wear Nonoise earplugs with Pro-Torx speakers in my helmet lining. The plugs do a great job of eliminating road and wind noise without diminishing the music sound quality. Plus the earplugs are...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,516
Posted By Angry Wookie
I've done I-80 coast to coast before both in...

I've done I-80 coast to coast before both in cages and on two wheels. Like others have said it gets you where you're going fast but it is mind numbingly boring. The cross winds through Wyoming,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
Cool, thanks for the info! Lowering the pegs and...

Cool, thanks for the info! Lowering the pegs and getting a new seat should solve my remaining ergo issues. :clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,635
Posted By Angry Wookie
Does anyone know of a foot peg lowering kit for...

Does anyone know of a foot peg lowering kit for the Explorer? I'm trying to drop at least an inch from stock but can't find anything specifically for this model. Thanks.
Forum: Americas 06-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By Angry Wookie
I've used Federal Transport to ship a bike from...

I've used Federal Transport to ship a bike from San Francisco to PA then last month another bike from DC to San Francisco. They were easy to work with both times and had the bike delivered on time. ...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By Angry Wookie
+1 on Adventure Cycleworks. Dan just put a new...

+1 on Adventure Cycleworks. Dan just put a new set of tires on my Explorer this morning. Nice guy, knows what he's doing and prices were reasonable.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By Angry Wookie
Congrats! I'm loving mine. The Rox risers are a...

Congrats! I'm loving mine. The Rox risers are a great addition. I'm 1,800 miles into a 10,000 mile trip and they are making a huge difference. $20 Altrider highway pegs are another great addition...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,551
Posted By Angry Wookie
I've toured all over the U.S. and parts of Canada...

I've toured all over the U.S. and parts of Canada without needing any extra gas cans. Unless you plan on being on remote backwoods trails gas shouldn't be an issue. I usually find a station and...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,682
Posted By Angry Wookie
If you can make the routing work try Hwy 36...

If you can make the routing work try Hwy 36 between Red Bluff and Fortuna. 140 miles of twisties. :clap
Forum: Americas 04-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,475
Posted By Angry Wookie
Last summer my stepfather and I did a 12 day trip...

Last summer my stepfather and I did a 12 day trip (last week of August/first week of September) from DC up and around Nova Scotia counter clockwise. I think we took 7 days to ride around the whole...
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