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Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By RodT
one more

one more
Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By RodT
More pictures

More pictures
Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By RodT
It was only by the grace of God that I survived...

It was only by the grace of God that I survived that bike, every were I went it was WFO. At 16 I had a extreme need for SPEED. I still have a problem with that need, but it's a little more...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By RodT
Twins 1969 Yamaha AT1's

I just finished a pair of 1969 Yamaha At1's, an AT1-E and a AT1-M. This was the first year of the 125cc AT1. The AT1-E had an electric starter, and the AT1-M had a factory installed GYT kit ( genuine...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By RodT
There was very little difference in the 3 year...

There was very little difference in the 3 year models, in 1973 they putReed valve intakes on them and called then RD-350's. The 3 R-5's were, 1970 R-5A purple and white, 1971 R5-B Mandarin orange and...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-15-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By RodT
It's actually a 1971 R5-B model you have . I had...

It's actually a 1971 R5-B model you have . I had a new one in 1971 at age 16, very fast, and would do roll on wheelies in 2nd gear. You found a keeper there, I wish I still had mine.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,577
Posted By RodT
I have a 2012 800xc, and wouldn't trade up, but...

I have a 2012 800xc, and wouldn't trade up, but if I was buying a new one, I'd buy the XCX. The cruise control is great, and the switchable modes would be nice. The suspension puts it over the top. ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,891
Posted By RodT
Pulled dealerships

I remember when Yamaha did the same thing about 1972 or 73. It seems like all brands do this sooner or later. There use to be small dealers in lots of small towns and when the ball got rolling, they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By RodT
Battery

Keep an eye on the battery, I had 2 different 1989 Alps, and they both boiled the battery dry. Also the connections on the starter solenoid , as they tend to corrode.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 652,328
Posted By RodT
Rick Mayers is a very honest business man, I have...

Rick Mayers is a very honest business man, I have dealt with him several times and Have always been treated fairly. I have read a few complaints about time to finish products, but I wouldn't hesitate...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,103
Posted By RodT
Rick Mayer seat

The width is 14-1/2 http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab3/rodth1/IMG_3023_zpsbc1199e2.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,699
Posted By RodT
enough already

We don't need anymore sensors, just use common sense. These bikes already have more than we need in that department.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-31-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 53,788
Posted By RodT
Rainbow cloud

I took this picture at Lake Oroville, CA. on my ride last week.http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab3/rodth1/IMG_0051_zps5ae67383.jpg...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
If you get up to Grants Pass, Oregon try the Bear...

If you get up to Grants Pass, Oregon try the Bear Camp costal route. It goes from just north of Grants Pass back to the coast and comes out in Gold Beach. There is a great café just before the coast...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By RodT
Lake Oroville,CA

Here's a picture I took on todays ride. At first I thought it was my polarized glasses, but it's for real. I call it the hand of God!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,975
Posted By RodT
Tiger 800xc

I'd sell the Transalp, I had 2 and my Tiger is everything I wanted from the Transalp and a lot more. just my opinion. Rod
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,601,095
Posted By RodT
Hwy 36

I know it's been shown before,http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab3/rodth1/2014Motorcycletrip017_zpsb798511b.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,103
Posted By RodT
Rick Mayer

I had Rick Mayer do both of my seats, and they are great. I made an appt. and in less than 2hrs. it was done and my wife and I went for a ride to test it. Very reasonable price, and his work is...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By RodT
Try Hwy 49, it's a great ride and not much...

Try Hwy 49, it's a great ride and not much further east than Hwy99.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By RodT
Yes, they are yearly values. Rod

Yes, they are yearly values. Rod
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By RodT
My 2012 Tiger XC was $131.00 license, and full...

My 2012 Tiger XC was $131.00 license, and full coverage with towing was about $500.00.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
Red Flags

PLEASE BE CAREFULL, lots of red flags in this deal. $7300.00 for starters, title not clear, 3000miles, if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 1,549,847
Posted By RodT
Quake

I hope that the Earthquake hasn't affected you. Did you feel it at ?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,369
Posted By RodT
No wolves, probably no bears, but look out for...

No wolves, probably no bears, but look out for Bigfoot!!!!!!:rofl
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-22-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
+1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2...

+1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2 summers now and it works great.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-21-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,252
Posted By RodT
800xc

I owned 2 89 Transalp's, and I sold them and bought a Triumph Tiger 800XC. It is everything the Transalp was and so much more. I liked the Transalp, but it really did not have enough power to suit...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,006
Posted By RodT
Tahoe?????

This is the wrong time of the year to go to Tahoe, it's cold and there's a good chance of frost and ice on the roads. If the weather turns bad, Tahoe always gets snow. I would ride south for warmer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-09-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,883
Posted By RodT
In US

Does anybody know where to get these in the U.S. ?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-09-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
tried both

I tried both settings, and I found it didn't help. The main problem I found, was the stock XC bars did not have enough sweep. I test rode an Explorer, and found the handlebars had about 1-1/2" more...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
Ergos

I put a set of Tiger Explorer bars on my XC and that fixed the issues with my hands and wrists. They have 1-1/2 " more pull-back than the stock bars. I put a set of ROX 2"risers on the stock bars,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-26-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
Thumb +1

Thanks, I agree !!!!!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-25-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
Out here Walmart does not carry the Castrol the...

Out here Walmart does not carry the Castrol the Tiger requires, only the standard types. I paid $8.75 a qt. at O'rielys.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-25-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
local chain store

Go to O'riely's or some other parts chain store and you can do 3 oil changes for what you paid.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,182
Posted By RodT
check this out

Check this thread out, Adam Lewis bought a DR650 back east and was able to get papers on it, he's from England. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=582578
Forum: 2 smokers 10-01-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By RodT
manual

Try Yamahaenduro.com, there is a lot of stuff on old Yamaha's.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 1,549,847
Posted By RodT
Adventure Rider's (Fixed)

Adventure Rider's (Fixed)
Forum: 2 smokers 07-14-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,430
Posted By RodT
The big bear scrambler with the high pipes were ...

The big bear scrambler with the high pipes were both a 250 and 305, the 350 was called a grand prix
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-09-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,244,428
Posted By RodT
I put ROX risers on my xc, but took them off when...

I put ROX risers on my xc, but took them off when I got a pair of Explorer bars. I found that I didn't need them with these bars. So Triumph got it closer on the Explorer, but they sure missed it on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,853
Posted By RodT
Finally, they are putting in jumps for dirt...

Finally, they are putting in jumps for dirt bikes!!!!!:rofl

At least we get something for our green sticker money.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-08-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,405
Posted By RodT
I have an 800XC and ride fairly aggressive, and...

I have an 800XC and ride fairly aggressive, and the 800 has more than enough HP to go fast. I also test rode a 1200 Explorer, and it didn't seem to have anymore speed than my 800, but it felt a lot...
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