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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-26-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Posted By blk-betty
Agreed. I have a '14 690 and just bought a '15...

Agreed. I have a '14 690 and just bought a '15 Tiger XRX 2 weeks ago. Doubt the wife would be happy/comfortable on the back of the 690 for anything more than 30 minutes.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By blk-betty
Agreed on the fun factor but seat height on the...

Agreed on the fun factor but seat height on the KTMs may be a bit high.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By blk-betty
All good points re Tiger vs FJ09. Before...

All good points re Tiger vs FJ09.

Before I bought the Tiger I was really interested in the FJ, unitl I saw it in person. Styling was not to my liking and the build quality did not look to be...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-24-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By blk-betty
Triumph Tiger 800 XRX Just picked up a 2015...

Triumph Tiger 800 XRX

Just picked up a 2015 2 weeks ago.

I'm 5'7" with 29" inseam and can flat foot with seat in low position but prefer and ride it in the standard position. Put a set of Rox...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-15-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,548
Posted By blk-betty
Picked mine up Saturday afternoon. Had a boring...

Picked mine up Saturday afternoon. Had a boring straight shot 2 hour ride home on back roads (trying to stay off the interstate for the intitial break-in period). Ambient temps were 93-98F and I...
Forum: Vendors 06-14-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 366,876
Posted By blk-betty
Me as well, paid one day later on March 14! ...

Me as well, paid one day later on March 14!

Sold the Harley 2 weeks ago and bought a 2015 Tiger 800 XRX yesterday so my 80L' s will do double duty between the Triumph and a 2014 690.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-13-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By blk-betty
I believe there is a difference between the XR...

I believe there is a difference between the XR and XRX / XC and XCX seats....XR and XC same seats, XRX and XCX same seats but XR and XRX seats are different but interchangeable
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-08-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,721
Posted By blk-betty
Looking to move to a 2015 XRX soon and have...

Looking to move to a 2015 XRX soon and have always been happy with Corbin seats on previous bikes.

I'll wait and see how I like the OEM seat on the XRX before looking at aftermark options but...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By blk-betty
All good points. I have used that website...

All good points.

I have used that website and in the past and was manking some comparisons last night.

Fortunatley both bikes are paid off. I had 3 in the garage at one time and that was...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-05-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks...wasn't aware of this bike, looks...

Thanks...wasn't aware of this bike, looks promising.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-04-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By blk-betty
Tiger 800 XRX.....what's the competition.

Looking to go in another direction and like what little I know about the Triumph Tiger 800 XRX, there are a few refinements for the 2015s.

I had a Tiger 1050 for about a year and loved the engine...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-28-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 22,131
Posted By blk-betty
Pretty hip looking to me with the little peanut...

Pretty hip looking to me with the little peanut tank and fat tires.

Put a different seat on it and a sissy bar. Advantages new bike but low tech, very relaible, easy to self maintain, dealers...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-24-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Not going to aurge the merits of loud pipes but...

Not going to aurge the merits of loud pipes but changing stock HD pipes/mufflers along with an open intake increases HP. Actual numbers increased may not be as high as for the other brands but...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Meh, maybe all the HD basing is doing some good...

Meh, maybe all the HD basing is doing some good and guys are finally realizing they really are pieces of shit.

Sometimes we reap what we sow.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Sadly I have to agree with the entitlement...

Sadly I have to agree with the entitlement attitude.

Several years ago after 3 days of constant aggravation being held up by slow riders whilst riding my HD through western NC I posed a request...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-07-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,282
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the answers.

Thanks for the answers.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-07-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,282
Posted By blk-betty
Sorry for your close encounter but honest...

Sorry for your close encounter but honest question....if the cop saw the lady in the SUV and he was running radar she either didn't trigger high enough to give chase or she wasn't speeding. In either...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-01-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Your point would be valid if ADV was a HD forum....

Your point would be valid if ADV was a HD forum. Most of us HD owners who participate here are aware of and acknowledge the stereotypical HD rider/owner, however you can be assured we don't fit that...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-01-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Understood and from reading your posts I don't...

Understood and from reading your posts I don't get the impresssion you frequent Tech forums and routinely post about what you feel are shortcomings of Apple products.

It's the irony of mocking...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-01-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
I'm not complaining at all, anyone is free to...

I'm not complaining at all, anyone is free to invest in whatever they want. The point of investing is to make money and one wouldn't under normal circumstances invest in a company that they don't...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-31-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Guess we differ in that if I don't like a product...

Guess we differ in that if I don't like a product or agree with company policy and their practices I won't typically invest it in out of principal, and if I do I certainly wouldn't go on a public...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-31-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
A HD basher is a HD stock holder? With this...

A HD basher is a HD stock holder?

With this revelation, you have lost all credibility you may have had.

Priceless!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-27-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Odd isn't it that they don't do the same for...

Odd isn't it that they don't do the same for Doctors, Lawyers, Dentists, and Accountants as according to many in the ADV camp, those are the only ones who can afford HDs.

Kudos to HD for honoring...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-25-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 21,455
Posted By blk-betty
Your right, it is your problem, not the DMV or...

Your right, it is your problem, not the DMV or your bank's responsibility to determine where you are living and if you've moved.

People need to be responsible for themselves.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-25-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,400
Posted By blk-betty
That's what parents are for, not the government.

That's what parents are for, not the government.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-25-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,400
Posted By blk-betty
No it doesn't make sence. I guess I'm jaded,...

No it doesn't make sence. I guess I'm jaded, working in the medical industry, and look for any excuse for insurance companies to raise rates.

Do tiered licenses guarantee better training or just...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-25-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,400
Posted By blk-betty
Why would insurance rates "have to go down"? ...

Why would insurance rates "have to go down"?

Is there any law that says rates must be tied to training?

I know you get a break if you can prove you have completed optional taining but I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-24-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,400
Posted By blk-betty
Yep, and sorry if this is offensive, but if the...

Yep, and sorry if this is offensive, but if the parents didn't do the basic research to determine what is and what isn't an appropriate street bike for their child maybe they weren't doing their job...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-24-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,400
Posted By blk-betty
Sad story but what parent either buys their 16...

Sad story but what parent either buys their 16 year old or allows their 16 year old to have a new R1. From a power standpoint that's like giving the 16 year old a Z06 Corvette. Sure some do but...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-19-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Glad you're enjoying it, in the end that's all...

Glad you're enjoying it, in the end that's all the matters!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-19-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
The MSRP of that CB1100 with abs in your sigline...

The MSRP of that CB1100 with abs in your sigline is about $11,900.

MSRP for a HD Dyna Street Bob is about $13,500.

The Dyna will likely sell for MSRP + freight, and setup, while the Honda will...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-19-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Where in that vid does it say anything about...

Where in that vid does it say anything about performance?

Just some guys doing some cool stuff while riding a Street.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
You asked, got reasonable answers, so why ask it...

You asked, got reasonable answers, so why ask it up here?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-15-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Lets get this back on topic...

Riding this when not on the HD

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr43/MarkSP/IMG_0704_zpsa6pdpgnc.jpg
Forum: Vendors 03-15-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 366,876
Posted By blk-betty
Ordered the Reckless 80L this am!

Ordered the Reckless 80L this am!
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,631
Views: 853,649
Posted By blk-betty
I picked up a nearly new Giant Loop Great Basin...

I picked up a nearly new Giant Loop Great Basin from an inmate that I was going to use but I liked the looks and features of this one so I ordered it as well. I never used the GL so it will up in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-12-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
Cool! Have a great trip. Buddy and I have...

Cool! Have a great trip.

Buddy and I have talked about heading up to WV sometime, we've been up to NC / TN mountains so many times looking for some different scenery so I might hit you up some...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-12-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
No worries! We had a good time and can't...

No worries!

We had a good time and can't wait to get back out west, maybe next year just not in the budget this year.

Heading to VT, NH, and ME this summer.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,740,340
Posted By blk-betty
Regardless of countersteering, looking back at...

Regardless of countersteering, looking back at the video it looks like the guy initiated the turn then possibly took his eyes of the road and never looked back until his tires were in the grass.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 82,560
Posted By blk-betty
The smiley face wasn't enough to know I wasn't...

The smiley face wasn't enough to know I wasn't offended.

I've read enough of your posts to know you're either a smart ass or don't like HDs. That's ok I'm a smart ass too.

Guess it was the use...
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