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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 06:09 AM
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Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the info. I sat down yday with...

Thanks for the info.

I sat down yday with the horn in front of bike.
I think I found a nice solution with RAM Mount, will update once it is solved.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By BigMan73
Mark, yes, it looks the same. I had a Stebel...

Mark, yes, it looks the same. I had a Stebel Nautilus, and I agree.
The question is with the XCx specifically. It has a different crash bars layout.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By BigMan73
Mounting Denali SoundBomb on an XCx

I got from a friend a Denali SoundBomb air horn. It is a split design, with the compressor and actual horn split.
Denali sell a mount bracket for Tigers, but looking at the XCx and placing the horn...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 09:16 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks Mark! Excellent info coming from a...

Thanks Mark!
Excellent info coming from a veteran tiger owner.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 06:58 PM
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Posted By BigMan73
Just one note - I rode some good portion of these...

Just one note - I rode some good portion of these miles in 22-29F :huh
yday was 34-41F (41F felt so sweet). Fucking NE weather. End of March and we're freezing. I can't complain, my friends in ME...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 02:16 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
I'm 6'5'', coming from a DL650 that had ~6...

I'm 6'5'', coming from a DL650 that had ~6 gallons gas tank.
I did 45-47 MPG on average. 50-51 MPG if I babied it, 39 MPG when I went wild.

But those 6 gallons allowed me to ALWAYS do 200 miles,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 12:50 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
7 gallons would make the bike 2 gallons heavier...

7 gallons would make the bike 2 gallons heavier :D
If one gallon of gasoline is ~6 lbs, then 12 lbs more.
I agree to diet 12 lbs, I will be really thin then, if I get that extra weight and range.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By BigMan73
I figured so, the display value being dynamically...

I figured so, the display value being dynamically changed I can live with, this is not the issue.

The real issue, that based on *my* riding, 187 is the current upper limit, and I haven't started...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 09:57 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
MPG and Range

I'm still breaking in the bike (<5000 RPM), with the factory break in castrol oil, and it is still 20-40F, with a tall windshield and a tall rider that is not babying the engine but also not abusing...
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2015, 08:21 AM
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Views: 44,268
Posted By BigMan73
I ordered one 2 days ago, didn't have to wait for...

I ordered one 2 days ago, didn't have to wait for group buy.
I think Pilot3 might have some spare units.
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2015, 07:05 AM
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Views: 44,268
Posted By BigMan73
Sent a PM, but replying as well. Looks like a...

Sent a PM, but replying as well.
Looks like a great mod.
Interested to install it on my 2015 Tiger 800 XCx
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-06-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,686
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks! I'll.do my best to see you guys

Thanks! I'll.do my best to see you guys
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-05-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By BigMan73
Hey Guys, BigMango here :) I still have pain...

Hey Guys,
BigMango here :)
I still have pain remembering the inventor of my nick name :cry

I wanted to join, really, but my wife booked another trip.
Will do my best to join the fall event.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2015, 12:38 PM
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Posted By BigMan73
Thanks KildareMan!! :clap

Thanks KildareMan!! :clap
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2015, 05:16 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks. Why relocate? Water? Or just for...

Thanks.

Why relocate? Water? Or just for easy access?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2015, 05:05 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the info! Can you please post photos...

Thanks for the info!
Can you please post photos of all that you mentioned? PC3, volt display, air horn?

I wonder if for 2015 the new ride by wire, abs and stability control also use the CAN-BUS.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 02:50 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks. I'll open a thread once I start the...

Thanks.

I'll open a thread once I start the project.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 12:52 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
So, for the first - I'm going to connect some...

So, for the first - I'm going to connect some accessories. Auxiliary lights, air horn and other devices.
Some need to be switched, and some unswitched. Both lights and air horn require strong...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 12:40 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Why fuse box? Or why Eastern Beaver PC8?

Why fuse box? Or why Eastern Beaver PC8?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 09:57 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the advice. I don't need the Triumph...

Thanks for the advice.
I don't need the Triumph U-Lock - interesting idea.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 08:58 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the info. I don't really need the...

Thanks for the info.
I don't really need the space under the seat. Panniers and 52L topcase give plenty of space. But I will look tonight at the tail rack. Putting it under doesn't make the box...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 08:26 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Maybe off topic, but I'm looking to get a fuse...

Maybe off topic, but I'm looking to get a fuse box.
Thinking of the Eastern Beaver PC8:
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Fuseboxes/PC-8/pc-8.html

Does anyone have experience with it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-03-2015, 06:51 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the clarification. I didn't install...

Thanks for the clarification.
I didn't install the old one or the new one.

I just quoted the dealer.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-03-2015, 05:37 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Here is another plus: (HEATED GRIP UPDATE) I...

Here is another plus: (HEATED GRIP UPDATE)
I rode this Saturday in 27F to install the Triumph OEM Heated Grips. They were back ordered, for ~6 weeks.
The dealer's mechanic told me that the heated...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-27-2015, 09:49 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
OK Will do.

OK Will do.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-26-2015, 01:53 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Sure, let's get together. There is another...

Sure, let's get together.
There is another Tiger XCx rider from NJ, also not far from us - Mbhwisc.

LOL, that is a funny dream :lol3
I would probably wake up sweating, running to check my...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-26-2015, 01:38 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Fair point. I believe the cockpit position is...

Fair point.
I believe the cockpit position is the safest - taking the eyes off the road to watch the GPS is dangerous. Each such action takes ~0.7 sec (see latest issue of Motorcyclist)

With my...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-26-2015, 11:11 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
What about the SW-Motech cockpit adapter: ...

What about the SW-Motech cockpit adapter:
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-quick-release-gps-holder-triumph-tiger-800-800xc
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-22-2015, 10:24 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
I don't like the racist comments regarding Thai...

I don't like the racist comments regarding Thai workers.

First everybody should get the facts right:
http://m.motorcycle-usa.com/689/11346/Motorcycle-Article/Inside-Triumph-Motorcycles.aspx
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-15-2015, 05:45 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
I was referring to the gas tank and beak. The...

I was referring to the gas tank and beak.
The semi fairing/side covers has semi matte black and dark grey. Very nice combo.
And if you like green, just paint it..
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-14-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By BigMan73
All 2015 colors are beautiful I saw the blue on...

All 2015 colors are beautiful
I saw the blue on XRx, and white and black on XCx
White is sparkly pearl white
Black is sparkly pearl black
None of them are 'flat' or matte.

Jood job Triumph.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-11-2015, 08:10 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Since you insist... (Source:...

Since you insist... (Source: http://www.ktm.com/uploads/tx_ktmproduct/techdocs/15_3213267_en_OM.pdf)

"
2.1 Use Definition - Intended Use
KTM Sport motorcycles are designed and constructed to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-11-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By BigMan73
I have a different take - Triumph (and KTM) want...

I have a different take - Triumph (and KTM) want to preserve the value of their products. Bikes that dealers order and can't sell give the brand a bad image and de-value the product.
Instead Triumph...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-11-2015, 05:55 AM
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Posted By BigMan73
Ah, so you have the "OLD" black tiger... :D ...

Ah, so you have the "OLD" black tiger... :D
:hide
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-10-2015, 07:12 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Nice looking bikes! Good luck with the new...

Nice looking bikes!
Good luck with the new purchase. Get the black one or you need to find a new alias.. :lol3
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-10-2015, 06:08 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Handlebars and screen are relatively cheap and...

Handlebars and screen are relatively cheap and easy to replace.

I BTW love the straight handlebars.

I don't think there are many bikes sold today with good wind shields - that is why there is a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-09-2015, 10:35 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Thanks for the valuable info. I'm going with...

Thanks for the valuable info.
I'm going with the Happy Trails SU Rack, as I kept my Happy Trails Panniers (from the Wee).
Happy Trails support were not 100% sure that the mount points are the same....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-09-2015, 09:57 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
There is no such thing as 'RAIN MODE'. There...

There is no such thing as 'RAIN MODE'.
There are 3 modes:
1. ROAD - Cannot be modified, settings made by the factory
2. OFF-ROAD - Cannot be modified, settings made by the factory
3. RIDER - All...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-09-2015, 08:48 AM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Always happy to help :D Makes sense, ride it...

Always happy to help :D

Makes sense, ride it off road, just don't race it or think it is meant for heavy off-road usage. This is the definition of ADV.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-07-2015, 12:57 PM
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Views: 107,368
Posted By BigMan73
Tiger 800 XCx and XRx Manuals are available in PDF

I like to have manuals on the phone with me in digital format, not having to carry the paper book that can get wet/dirty, and is extra weight.

Just noticed Triumph published the PDF online manuals...
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