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Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
TBickell, I rode my 2011 Triumph Sprint GT thru...

TBickell, I rode my 2011 Triumph Sprint GT thru Montana last summer, stored the bike in Bozeman for a fly-and-ride (I live in Chicago), Glacier Natl Park was my favorite. My Sprint has 15k miles on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
I have a Zero Gravity screen on my 2011 Sprint...

I have a Zero Gravity screen on my 2011 Sprint GT, slightly higher than the stock screen. It doesn't seem to be any different for wind flow, so I'm gonna put the stock screen back on in the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
Sniff is right, seat is wide. Just to add, with...

Sniff is right, seat is wide. Just to add, with NO seat on the bike at all, I put a leg over the bike and my reach to the ground was actually the same as sitting on the bike with OEM low seat...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
I have the OEM low seat on my 2011 Sprint GT. ...

I have the OEM low seat on my 2011 Sprint GT. I'm 5'6" 30" inseam and with the regular seat, could only tippie toe both feet. With the Low Seat that's 3/4" lower I came a little closer to the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
I'm currently on a 2-week ride around Montana,...

I'm currently on a 2-week ride around Montana, Idaho, Utah on my 2011 Triumph Sprint, bike has been excellent. I just got new tires, Michelin Pilot Road 2, after 8100 miles on the original...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By jet987
Many facilities around the country advertise $1...

Many facilities around the country advertise $1 for the first month...Don't forget about the $10-$20 "documentation" fee to start out, requirement by state of Nevada to purchase insurance for $10...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By jet987
I store my bike for 1-3 months at a time around...

I store my bike for 1-3 months at a time around the country, fly to the bike on days off and ride (work for an airline so flights are cheap), fly back home to Chicago to work, then repeat this...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
Here's my 2011 Triumph Sprint GT, with Givi V46...

Here's my 2011 Triumph Sprint GT, with Givi V46 top case

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6747/20120617155008.jpg

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/851/20120618105902.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
Other than seat height being about 1" higher,...

Other than seat height being about 1" higher, ergos are the same. a moderate forward lean. I did have 1" risers but removed them as I prefer the lean.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By jet987
high 40s on my 2011 Sprint GT, usually cruising...

high 40s on my 2011 Sprint GT, usually cruising at 75-80mph, with some jaunts to triple digits. I have a Remus Hexacone exhaust, stock EFI settings.
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,068
Posted By jet987
I bought a used 2011 Triumph Sprint GT last month...

I bought a used 2011 Triumph Sprint GT last month from a private owner, love the bike. It replaces my 2007 Sprint ST which I got rid of at 27k miles. I'll ride the GT cross-country this summer. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 81,377
Posted By jet987
I'm in. the more updates the better!! Pressure...

I'm in. the more updates the better!! Pressure is on!
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,646
Posted By jet987
What is the empty weight of a Givi TRK33N? I...

What is the empty weight of a Givi TRK33N? I can't find this anywhere.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By jet987
Top or side hard case as carry-on luggage? Givi Trekker TRK33N?

I'm looking for a Givi Monokey top case that's carry-on size for U.S. airlines, the Givi Trekker TRK33N is right at that maximum size. How easy are they to scratch? If all overhead bins fill up and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 41,780
Posted By jet987
great for chain maintenance and any other ...

great for chain maintenance and any other
maintenance like checking oil level, cleaning, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 41,780
Posted By jet987
My 2009 Thruxton with OEM center stand I recently...

My 2009 Thruxton with OEM center stand I recently installed myself, still has stock pipes:

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3604/20110508030310.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,376
Posted By jet987
How's Guadalajara? and the hostel?

How's Guadalajara? and the hostel?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6,986
Views: 2,341,801
Posted By jet987
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA... someone didn't...

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA...
someone didn't want to share the road...

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/7969/20101030132038.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By jet987
love it. I have a 2009 Triumph Thruxton in black...

love it. I have a 2009 Triumph Thruxton in black with gold stripe, I like what you did.
Forum: Americas 12-08-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By jet987
thanks... i'm compiling bits of info here and...

thanks... i'm compiling bits of info here and there from this site, lots of rider experiences.
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,441
Posted By jet987
bump

bump
Forum: Trip Planning 11-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,852
Posted By jet987
can't beat a smartphone for all-around use that...

can't beat a smartphone for all-around use that most people need. I have a Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) phone, mount in on a Ram Mount on the handlebar, use it for GPS... Google maps when in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 77,020
Posted By jet987
nice pics! I went thru the same area recently,...

nice pics! I went thru the same area recently, I'll be following your updates as well.
Forum: Americas 11-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By jet987
Chicago-S.America: Fly & Ride every country, storage/time restrictions?

I'm planning to ride my future bike, 2008-2009 KLR 650 or 2004-2008 V-Strom DL650, from Chicago (home) to Argentina on days off starting Fall 2011, visiting every country in Latin America. I work...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By jet987
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Americas 11-24-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By jet987
If still looking for a space in Denver, I can...

If still looking for a space in Denver, I can recommend the one I used, a U-Store-It on Altura Blvd, 2 minute walk to public bus that goes to Denver Intl Airport, paid $50/month.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,656
Posted By jet987
I was warned about the area before gong there but...

I was warned about the area before gong there but it's actually decent, it's called Guardian Self Storage, next to Hilton Hotel, airport parking, and some professional offices. I've seen a lot...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,656
Posted By jet987
coincidence i see this thread... i recently put...

coincidence i see this thread... i recently put my 2007 Triumph Sprint ST in storage in Phoenix, near the airport, $22/month in a 5x10 (half off promo) at 4027 E. Van Buren St, Phoenix. Decent area,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By jet987
LA Airport/Westchester Mini Storage allows bike...

LA Airport/Westchester Mini Storage allows bike storage, I called for a 4x8 space which I'll use starting Feb.2011 for $38/month (half off for 6 months), 5221 W. 102nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90045. ...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By jet987
I do this all the time... I fly to my bike every...

I do this all the time... I fly to my bike every 5-6 weeks, ride for 3-4 days, return to storage or move to next storage spot, fly home, then repeat. I work for an airline and work shifts so I can...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,055
Posted By jet987
Here's my 2007 Sprint ST with 16k miles, all...

Here's my 2007 Sprint ST with 16k miles, all stock, love it:

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/8649/72018469.jpg
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5205/20101025143324.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,055
Posted By jet987
I have a black 2007 Sprint ST with 14,500 miles,...

I have a black 2007 Sprint ST with 14,500 miles, riding it around the USA, no problems whatsoever. Love the bike, intend to keep riding it until it runs no more.
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,590
Posted By jet987
bump... wondering if anyone has experience with...

bump... wondering if anyone has experience with the 2009-2010 650R for long distance touring with hard or soft bags.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 563,436
Posted By jet987
2009 Triumph Thruxton

My 2009 Triumph Thruxton, black with gold stripe, bone stock for now, love it:

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/9185/thrux1.jpg
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6746/thrux2.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,441
Posted By jet987
2009 Triumph Thruxton

Here's my 2009 Triumph Thruxton in black with gold stripe:

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6056/thrux4.jpg
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9060/thrux3.jpg...
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