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Old 08-14-2011, 12:17 AM   #7936
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Markbtv had a faceplant a couple of dats ago

I don't post in this thread but thought you guys should know. Send all of your good karma Marks way.

He's doing pretty well but took a hit to the head and has a femur that is broken in 2 places. A 5 hour surgery has his leg back together. MRI shows no damage to the spine so he can now sit up in bed. The head injury is not too serious and he should recover fully.

He was taken out by a girl in a cage that ran a red light. He was on his dads bike that they were trying to sell.

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Old 08-14-2011, 12:21 AM   #7937
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Keep in mind I had a 15 to 20 mph low side a few weeks ago. .
Mystery solved.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:03 AM   #7938
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Get well mark bvt

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I don't post in this thread but thought you guys should know. Send all of your good karma Marks way.

He's doing pretty well but took a hit to the head and has a femur that is broken in 2 places. A 5 hour surgery has his leg back together. MRI shows no damage to the spine so he can now sit up in bed. The head injury is not too serious and he should recover fully.

He was taken out by a girl in a cage that ran a red light. He was on his dads bike that they were trying to sell.

Russ
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Thanks for the heads up Russ!
Wow! That is bad news! I'm sure all the Tiger fans here wish Mark a speedy recovery. He has been a primary contributor to this thread from day one. Always offers some of the best and most interesting comments. I believe Mark is one of the first to go cross country on a Tiger 800 and do a ride report about the trip.

Man ... it is a real jungle out there ... be careful out there guys!! (and gals!) And remember: "There but for the grace of God go I"

Thinking of you Mark. Hang in there and don't hold back on that Morphine drip. Get well soon.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:01 PM   #7939
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I don't think the wobbling occurred before my low side, but I might just not have created the necessary conditions for it to show up.
What tire?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:33 PM   #7940
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I DO experience the clunking others have reported during hard braking or when going over rough surfaces at low speed.
Mine did that A LOT!! So I tackled it myself and tightened the head bearings by about half a turn and it's now brilliant. And quieter over the rough dirt roads.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #7941
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Good luck and wishing a full recovery to Mark BVT. Ken
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:01 PM   #7942
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What tire?
Stock Scorpion Trail.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:13 PM   #7943
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Stock Scorpion Trail.
Okay. The Trail Attack was attributed with wobble on the GS (which is probably more stable than the Tiger due to the Telelever), but I haven't heard anything about the Scorpion Trail in that size.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:58 PM   #7944
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I don't post in this thread but thought you guys should know. Send all of your good karma Marks way.

He's doing pretty well but took a hit to the head and has a femur that is broken in 2 places. A 5 hour surgery has his leg back together. MRI shows no damage to the spine so he can now sit up in bed. The head injury is not too serious and he should recover fully.

He was taken out by a girl in a cage that ran a red light. He was on his dads bike that they were trying to sell.

Russ
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Thanks for the info Russ.
Bummer!
Mark, I wish you a full recovery!
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:12 PM   #7945
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Wolfman racks...

Maybe old news, but just in case:

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/...er_800_XC.html

I know a vendor on Oz makes some, but I really like the Berg Briggs racks he makes for Wolfman. Have them on my wr and love them. I've learned to pack lite on the wr and I ain't going back to hard cases.

Just a few more monies in da bank and I'm joining the club!
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:20 PM   #7946
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I know the owners manual says you can use regular low octane fuel - are any of the stallers using super unleaded higher octane fuel? I have had no stalls but have only used super unleaded don't know if there is any correlation there with experiences people are having.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:04 PM   #7947
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Maybe old news, but just in case:

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/...er_800_XC.html

I know a vendor on Oz makes some, but I really like the Berg Briggs racks he makes for Wolfman. Have them on my wr and love them. I've learned to pack lite on the wr and I ain't going back to hard cases.

Just a few more monies in da bank and I'm joining the club!

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Old 08-14-2011, 11:44 PM   #7948
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Our final review

Just posted today our final review of the Tiger XC bikes we borrowed for 44 days. if you are interested in what average ADV riders have to say after thousands of KM....feel free to have a look....

http://advgrrls.com/2011/08/14/final...-and-our-gear/
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:46 AM   #7949
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good luck and wishing a full recovery to mark bvt. Ken
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:48 AM   #7950
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