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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,265
Posted By ARiderX
I would like bmw to try a modern day...

I would like bmw to try a modern day interpretation of the R80GS. Including matching engine size (800-900cc). It weighed 186kg (410 pounds). So the bike most of us would buy or want is possible.
...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,525
Posted By ARiderX
Saw one of those on the highway today. After...

Saw one of those on the highway today. After reading about it here, it really stood out. Rainy day, and the guy looked super comfy honestly... Sometimes I wonder why we keep making ourselves...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 1,670,911
Posted By ARiderX
After my first 1000 ish km on my 800 XC, today it...

After my first 1000 ish km on my 800 XC, today it is this:

http://www.motoplanete.com/triumph/zoom-700px/Triumph-865-Speedmaster-2014-700px.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By ARiderX
Very true. One of my policies is "never buy new"....

Very true. One of my policies is "never buy new". There's too much insane value out there. Motorcycles are objects that are bought on a whim/impulse, and are highly personal. When the time comes to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 251,984
Posted By ARiderX
Glowing quality reviews in here, good...

Glowing quality reviews in here, good information! And I don't doubt how good this bike is. Universal praise both from real "skin in the game" owners and all the motorcycle outlets... That's all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By ARiderX
R1200GS design solution - thoughts...

Edit: I meant to write "design evolution" ... got autocorrected somehow...

Just writing down some thoughts on a rainy saturday afternoon....

So what do we think of the design evolution of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-25-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
First service done! At 850 miles instead of 500,...

First service done! At 850 miles instead of 500, but no harm done.

I really dig every bit of this bike. It's a "spot on" kinda bike. While being at the dealers I saw the 1200 again. And it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,265
Posted By ARiderX
I get what you're saying... But why get upset...

I get what you're saying... But why get upset about it? Just don't buy it? Scrambler has evolved from an actual off road bike (a la Steve McQueen) into more of a fashion/style denomination...

In...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,526
Posted By ARiderX
Makes sense? You're also two years further down...

Makes sense? You're also two years further down the road. I don't know a thing about harley depreciation curves (but I know Harley goes by different rules in some alternate universe). But a 1,5k...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
As advertised then. :thumbup A few...

As advertised then. :thumbup

A few observations. I put in some cheap foam earbuds and highway riding was already a lot improved. Waiting for my custom fit earbuds though... Still a lot of a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
Who knows... I bought it second hand, and it...

Who knows... I bought it second hand, and it think it has been desert raced. Definitely not a stock exhaust (they hear me coming five blocks away I think, some crappy FMF thing). Maps, no idea. I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 1,670,911
Posted By ARiderX
Get one, that bike rocks! :ricky:super:super

Get one, that bike rocks! :ricky:super:super
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 450,878
Posted By ARiderX
After reading this last page, I have a newfound...

After reading this last page, I have a newfound appreciation for good ol' analog suspension, the one on my tiger :D Sure, you need to twist some knobs, sometimes...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 1,670,911
Posted By ARiderX
because I'm enjoying my tiger XCx so much, and...

because I'm enjoying my tiger XCx so much, and love the great job Triumph has done, today also one of these:

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/2011_Thunderbird_Storm_.jpg

Already...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,621
Posted By ARiderX
Which wolfman tank bag is that? Seems like just...

Which wolfman tank bag is that? Seems like just the right size for me (papers, toll tickets, small camera and such...)

What's the benefit of the ones using the filler cap for attachment? Just...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 1,670,911
Posted By ARiderX
Browsing some bikes today, I just had a flash...

Browsing some bikes today, I just had a flash back from browsing through a v-twin magazine being really young, and seeing a beautiful HD. I knew nothing about bikes, I just remember that these type...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-20-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
I've got a first datapoint from a little app I'm...

I've got a first datapoint from a little app I'm using (Road Trip LE for iOS)

Started only at +-500 km, and now 250km later. Comsumption is at 5,47L/100km

And I'm ok with that. Coming from a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-19-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
You can easily see the pin sliding out for the...

You can easily see the pin sliding out for the lock, it's on the top just on the side of the cylinder lock (and not down somewhere as other bikes I have owned).

So it's isn't hard to find the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 311,940
Posted By ARiderX
Why would you need acceleration tests on these...

Why would you need acceleration tests on these small-bore cruisers? Not bitching, just an honest question. Would you not expect them to be all about equal, or not a defining factor for these type of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 32,172
Posted By ARiderX
If you're jonesing for a triumph triple, then get...

If you're jonesing for a triumph triple, then get a triumph triple :evil Nothing like the real deal. It is definitely a great motorcycle, from a distance to close up. Plenty of impressive little...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By ARiderX
On it, thx for the lead Will do

On it, thx for the lead


Will do
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-18-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By ARiderX
Thx for the replies, guys. Rode it back...

Thx for the replies, guys.

Rode it back yesterday, about 280 km's from where it was at a dealers workshop.

Basically they checked the valves, and they were pretty in much within spec. (bike...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,692
Views: 1,014,692
Posted By ARiderX
You were doing great! :clap Until this one :eek1...

You were doing great! :clap Until this one :eek1 :lol3

Am I the only one who doesn't really think this one is beautiful? (I know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder etc etc...).

I get it,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 1,072,630
Posted By ARiderX
I was facing a similar choice just recently...

I was facing a similar choice just recently (second hand, good deals could be had on both at the time, for low mileage specimens)

I tested the TEX, and was torn. I put my impressions down in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-16-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By ARiderX
Repair thread - bringing back my KTM 990 Adventure S

Hi,

Never started a thread before. But I have a few particular questions that will otherwise be lost in bigger topics. Hope you don't mind. Reason I never started this thread is because of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
Now for some "findings" Was running the bike...

Now for some "findings"

Was running the bike at night the other day. There is so much light being spread over a wide cone/beam! Really good stuff. There is actually a lot of light up to 80 degrees...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
Indeed, not normal and you shouldn't accept it....

Indeed, not normal and you shouldn't accept it. Go back to your dealer, or a dealer that's willing to pick up and defend your case against triumph HQ.

Triumph has a good track record for customer...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-16-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
Cool! I learned something again :D Thx for the...

Cool! I learned something again :D Thx for the explanation. :freaky I'm taking it up to 7k rpm in the first three gears (for no other reason than this engine being intoxicating!)

It really pulls...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
I think I'm messing up the break-in thing....

I think I'm messing up the break-in thing. Usually I do all right but I had a long ride to bring the bike closer to where I live from where I bought it, so that's a lot of highway km's. And it's too...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
hmm... not a walk in the park I see. I don't...

hmm... not a walk in the park I see. I don't particularly like them, but don't hate it either. So I won't mess with it.



:clap :clap :freaky Go Triumph :D Good to hear. Attention to detail is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
Oh one more thing :lol3 This ^^^^ A detail...

Oh one more thing :lol3 This ^^^^

A detail that swayed me, without even wanting to know anything else about the bike. It's rare to see a motorcycle equipped with proper parts like this, right of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By ARiderX
+1, a great mix of an fj 09 and the GS (if you...

+1, a great mix of an fj 09 and the GS (if you don't mind downsizing a bit) It won't touch a versys for highway comfort, but for everything else it's great.

Over here it is more expensive than an...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
I experience the same as what was described...

I experience the same as what was described earlier in this thread: total noise fest while sitting, and when raising my head 50cm's or so: silence (it isn't of course, but relative to the noise, it...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 124,656
Posted By ARiderX
Correct. The gearing IS close, but it works...

Correct. The gearing IS close, but it works great. So that's a job well done, triumph! In combination with the kind of engine it is, and how easily it takes off from a start, it is a great...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,621
Posted By ARiderX
they are awesome. Do it all-kinda bike ...

they are awesome. Do it all-kinda bike


yep, in the meantime i'm strapping a 40L givi-soft bag on the back, so no hurry. They're great and low tech to use, and cost 40 euros :D . and they strap...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,309
Posted By ARiderX
Unrelated. I was referring to the...

Unrelated. I was referring to the harley-cult-fashion-marketing-cognitive-dissosance shopping culture...

But whatever...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,621
Posted By ARiderX
How tall are you? I have a lot of wind blast too,...

How tall are you? I have a lot of wind blast too, but don't like the look of those barn door madstads. Have you considered a laminar lip? At least you could take that off if you're only b-roading....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,309
Posted By ARiderX
I really don't for a number of reasons... :cry

I really don't for a number of reasons... :cry
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-12-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,309
Posted By ARiderX
I kinda get that... if you're competing with...

I kinda get that... if you're competing with other brands. But it seems like competing with other brands on price levels should be done at HQ/strategy level and not by a local dealer someplace.
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-11-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,309
Posted By ARiderX
On an off-topic note. I never understood why...

On an off-topic note. I never understood why there is the need for the "suggested" part in everything car/bike price-related. Why would the mothership "suggest" a price? Just "set" a price and be...
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