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Old 06-14-2011, 09:09 PM   #31
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Good looking bikes! I might change my mind about A BMW 800 GS, we shall see!
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:11 PM   #32
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Good looking bikes! I might change my mind about A BMW 800 GS, we shall see!
Feel free to ask any questions about the Tigers as we go along....hopefully we can give real world from experience answers....
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:48 PM   #33
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How are they at interstate speeds? Vibration? Wind buffetting?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:59 PM   #34
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How are they at interstate speeds? Vibration? Wind buffetting?
Dunno..have not left nor do we actually have the bikes in our possession yet....but sure will let you know after we ride them for more then the 45 min demo ride we did at the dealer....
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:40 AM   #35
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Luggage being shipped

13 days....our Jesse luggage is being shipped today! Maybe ready at the border for pick up by Saturday or Monday the latest! Al Jesse made the luggage specifically for this trip! Thanks AL!
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:00 PM   #36
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:10 AM   #37
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Despite the RAIN!

Today we pick up the Tiger's despite the typical Vancouver rain. We get the bikes for the weekend to try and put some KM's on them and then they go back to the dealer for a "check up". From what we have been told some accessories have been installed and we have some extra's that we will install as well. One being the enlarge kick stand foot print. This is important to us especially when the bikes are loaded with luggage and when we have to park on uneven terrain. Pics later? Sure....once we get them and bring them home we will post pics!
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:04 AM   #38
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I just picked up an XC last week and can't stay off the dang thing. Hope you like it as much as I do.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:15 AM   #39
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Leslie & Cheryl. Good luck on the ride (I am jealous) and look forward to the updates as you get underway.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:19 AM   #40
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Leslie & Cheryl. Good luck on the ride (I am jealous) and look forward to the updates as you get underway.
thanks and glad you are coming along with us....
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:19 AM   #41
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Any thought on the engine break in method you will use?
These are new, right?
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:27 AM   #42
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Any thought on the engine break in method you will use?
These are new, right?
yep brand new...we will do as we have with our other 9 bikes...not ride them too hard, try to stay under 5000RPM's...up and down but really with the our other bikes especially the Beemers...we just ride them like we would normally after about 500 KM...who really knows the "proper" way to break in a bike...I mean these engines are modern and I believe they can handle a lot more right out of the gate than some of us believe...but we will take care and not over do it. Today especially in the rain and seeing it will be our first day on the bikes...we will take them to a gravel parking lot, scuff the tires even though we are getting the Heindeau Scouts put on next week...and have fun in the rain...tomorrow it is supposed to be nice out...so maybe just a nice ride out east from here on some twisty roads. Need to get a feel for this engine!
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:59 AM   #43
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I'm always curious to see how many people follow the manufacture's recommendations vs this guy's.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I wish I had a new bike to try this.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:17 AM   #44
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Looking forward to watching you two do the kind of trip I have been dreaming of.

Some day you can follow my trip report.

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:01 PM   #45
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Well..ya know...if you need someone to put some kms on your bikes while you're at work I'd be more than happy to step up and offer my services....

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