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Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,021
Posted By Caymen8
I'm really enjoying your report! This is a great...

I'm really enjoying your report! This is a great perspective on Africa that not many get to see. :clap

A buddy of mine just joined the Peace Corp and leaves for two years in Uganda at the end of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 921,322
Posted By Caymen8
Hey Ed! I'd be happy to put you and Tam up...

Hey Ed!

I'd be happy to put you and Tam up if you roll through the Denver area.
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 86,872
Posted By Caymen8
I only have one comment: :eek2

I only have one comment:

:eek2
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,682
Posted By Caymen8
Wow! A motorcycle trip with sons. Definitely in...

Wow! A motorcycle trip with sons. Definitely in the running for best Mom ever! :clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,722
Posted By Caymen8
Random, I read one post where the rider found...

Random, I read one post where the rider found that it was his mirror placement causing the turbulence, and another who said it was his handguards.

On my bike, the Madstad works best with the side...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 86,872
Posted By Caymen8
Congratulations on your engagement! The ring is...

Congratulations on your engagement! The ring is beautiful. You will certainly have a better than average story about how you got engaged!

Love your report. Keep up the good work.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By Caymen8
Mileage

2015 XCx. I've got about 1,500 miles on mine now. Averaging 50 mpg. I've found that if I do much cruising over 70, the mileage suffers. One trip I did had a lot of freeway riding at 85+ miles per...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-04-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
I also went from a KLR to the XCx. I haven't had...

I also went from a KLR to the XCx. I haven't had any problems at all adjusting to the Tiger. Off road you do need to slip the clutch a little more than on the KLR, but overall I like the Tiger...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-28-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
Great lookin' bike, Panhndl! :thumb

Great lookin' bike, Panhndl! :thumb
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,722
Posted By Caymen8
Great! We'll be expecting a full report soon!...

Great! We'll be expecting a full report soon! :deal
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
Hmmm. In Colorado, 85 is regular and 87 is...

Hmmm. In Colorado, 85 is regular and 87 is midrange. It may have something to do with the altitude. In any case, I last filled up with 85 rated regular to see what happens.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,722
Posted By Caymen8
How good is the off road bracket at reducing flex...

How good is the off road bracket at reducing flex in the mounting setup? I didn't buy the off road bracket initially, but I notice quite a bit of flexing over bumps and on dirt roads. Not a lot, but...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
Mileage

I'll chime in with some mileage stats. I've got just over 1,000 miles on the bike now. My worst fill up was 46 mpg and my best was 55 mpg. The mileage definitely goes down with extended high speeds....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 200,722
Posted By Caymen8
Stock vs. Puig vs. Madstad Review

Here is my windshield saga. I am 5' 11, but have a short 30" inseam and long torso so I probably sit like someone who is 6' 1". With the stock screen, I got fairly smooth air hitting me at neck to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,772
Posted By Caymen8
Before I bought my 2015 XCx, I rode a 2014 model...

Before I bought my 2015 XCx, I rode a 2014 model (and a BMW 800GS and a BMW 1200GS). The 2014 Tiger was what convinced me that Triumph was definitely the way to go.

I bought the 2015 because of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-11-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Caymen8
My 2015 XCx speedometer reads about 2 mph high...

My 2015 XCx speedometer reads about 2 mph high around town and about 3 mph high on the freeway, according to my GPS.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 44,691
Posted By Caymen8
Wow!

Great ride report! I absolutely love the photography. I never even knew about HDR before, but I am definitely going to try it out.

Lots of great humor, too. A very enjoyable RR to read. I live in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
No problem with heat

This is my first Tiger, but I don't notice any bothersome heat from the engine. Certainly nothing like the heat coming of the engine of my Road Glide. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 90,568
Posted By Caymen8
Nice!

Just finished reading this through all in one stretch. Well done! It's a shame you missed out on some of the Colorado section. I live in Colorado and we really do have some fabulous trails. However,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By Caymen8
Thanks!

Thanks for all of the ideas!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Caymen8
Not as lucky

I'm not as lucky as Tampajim. My dealer charges $600 bucks for setup and paperwork. I was able to get him to drop that by $200, but since I was buying the only XCx he had, he wasn't willing to deal...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-11-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By Caymen8
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll need to wait...

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll need to wait until after my heated grips are installed (the dealer is doing that as part of the purchase agreement). They may have to use one of the extra fuse...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-10-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,758
Posted By Caymen8
GPS Wiring for Triumph Tiger XCx

I've got a new Tiger XCx and I wired my Zumo 550 directly to the battery. I'd like to wire it to a switched power source, but I'm not sure what would be best for this bike. Any suggestions?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-07-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By Caymen8
Service does seem very high!

I just bought an XCx and the dealer had a prepaid maintenance plan he wanted to sell. It covers all of the standard maintenance for 3 years or 60,000 miles (whichever comes first). They claimed the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-06-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
That's certainly less expensive than a new...

That's certainly less expensive than a new windscreen! I'll be curious to see if that works for you.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-06-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
Picked Up My XCx!

The roads dried up yesterday and I had 60 degree weather to pick up my new 2015 Tiger XCx. I took it out for a couple of hours on both paved and unpaved roads and I am really impressed! Awesome...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-04-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
New Bike

I went with white. I originally thought I wanted black, but the white shows MUCH better in person than in photos. Very cool pearl effect.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-04-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,687
Posted By Caymen8
Damn Snow!

I just bought a '15 XCx, but can't pick it up today because it is snowing and the roads are icy. :huh

Hopefully I can get it tomorrow when it's supposed to get up to 60. I'll post photos as soon...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 23,824
Posted By Caymen8
Cry Nice Report!

I'm enjoying your ride report! It's nice to see that the Tiger XC can handle two up riding on the freeway. I just bought a 2015 XCx (I'd pick it up today but it's snowing here in Denver :cry). I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,606,828
Posted By Caymen8
Business Opportunity?

"It just won't stop raining in the south of France."

Maybe there is a business opportunity for you. Local governments might pay you to drive to their drought stricken areas in order to bring much...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 591,346
Posted By Caymen8
Wow!

Hey Paul! Just got caught up on your report by reading it on my lunch hour every day for a couple of months. What a fantastic story!

I love your photography and love your narrative as well....
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 40,464
Posted By Caymen8
Wow!

Thanks for the ride report! That is some of the most amazing photography I have ever seen. Not just in a ride report - anywhere! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 921,322
Posted By Caymen8
Vehicle Overload?

Holy crap! Are you overloading your bike with that gigantic set of brass balls you are carrying around?
:eek2

Fantastic ride report! This has more adventure than an Indiana Jones movie. Keep up...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 44,824
Posted By Caymen8
Thanks!

What a fun report! Loved both the photos and commentary. Thanks so much for sharing your trip! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 145,801
Posted By Caymen8
Wow!

Holy crap - almost every photo in that last group is front page material! :clap
Fantastic report. It has outstanding photos and I love the commentary.
Looking at all of the wide open spaces you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,287,876
Posted By Caymen8
Best of luck to you John. I appreciate you...

Best of luck to you John. I appreciate you posting your situation as a reminder to all of us that mistakes can, and do, happen to the very best.

I've really enjoyed your report and hope that you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,606,828
Posted By Caymen8
Very Funny

"I know nothing about architecture, but I love the names of the types of Greek columns: Doric, Ionic, Mixolydian, Pentatonic..."

Very funny, Gene. You have amused the musicians among us.:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 145,801
Posted By Caymen8
Great Report!

Really enjoying your ride report. Entertaining riding and terrific photos. Keep up the good work! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,667
Posted By Caymen8
Beautiful!

Nice ride report! I've had that trip on my list for several years now, but something always seems to get in the way. I'll definitely have to bump it up in priority now!
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,249
Posted By Caymen8
Really enjoying your report! I like your videos....

Really enjoying your report! I like your videos. They are long enough to get a great feel for what you are trying to show, but short enough not to overload my clinically short attention span. Great...
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