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Old 08-14-2011, 11:44 PM   #7981
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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   #7982
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:48 AM   #7983
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:12 AM   #7984
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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/
Great review and ride report ladies!
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:28 AM   #7985
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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!

Wolfman looks good. I decided to go without racks: got the Giant Loop + a small Pelican top case. I like it that when I arrive at the destination for the day and I can unload the bike and carry all the gear out of the bike in one trip. Except when camping, where the tent becomes a third volume.



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Old 08-15-2011, 09:00 AM   #7986
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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.

Im pretty sure this was addressed a ways back. No correlation.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:40 AM   #7987
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Im pretty sure this was addressed a ways back. No correlation.
Incidently, my bike is a "staller. But yesterday, after a 250 mile ride, with a few stops where I turned the engine off (fuel, and lunch) and stops for red lights, photographs, etc. with the engine on, the bike did not stall once. It now has close to 3,000 miles.

My bike used to stall ONLY hen the engine was warm (normal operating temperature), after an idling period, or after I turned the engine off (for fuel, or for a photo op, or something like that) and turned it back on in about 5-10 minutes. It always stalled on the "blip the throttle" scenario.

Only one time it stalled in between gears (going from 2 to 1, and I was blipping the throttle at that time), and only one time it had that stall where the engine really did not want to run and was difficult to re-start. The last two scenarios, I repeat, occurred only once each in the 3,000 miles.

I have refused to get my bike to the dealers until I hear in official version from Triumph. But for now, based on yesterday's ride, I will consider it solved.

I always use 92 octane (American calculation method).

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Old 08-15-2011, 11:01 AM   #7988
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Big Sur old coast road

Took a nice ride from my place in the Bay Area down to Big Sur over the weekend. I hit some crazy traffic on Highway 1, but had a great time venturing out on the dirt roads. I really love this bike, I just wish I did not wait until I was 40 to take up the sport and get my first road bike. The weather and views were great, but too hot for my nice Triumph Adventure riding gear. My Rev'it ES Air mesh riding gear set is awesome, great ventilation & protection, quality stuff! I love that I can wear my motocross boots with this bike, makes me feel at home...

About 1,500 miles on the bike now.

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Old 08-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #7989
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My bike used to stall ONLY hen the engine was small, after an idling period, or after I turned the engine off (for fuel, or for a photo op, or something like that) and turned it back on in about 5-10 minutes. It always stalled on the "blip the throttle" scenario.

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Only when the engine was small? Does yours have a big bore kit?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:29 AM   #7990
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Took a nice ride from my place in the Bay Area down to Big Sur over the weekend. I hit some crazy traffic on Highway 1, but had a great time venturing out on the dirt roads. I really love this bike, I just wish I did not wait until I was 40 to take up the sport and get my first road bike. The weather and views were great, but too hot for my nice Triumph Adventure riding gear. My Rev'it ES Air mesh riding gear set is awesome, great ventilation & protection, quality stuff! I love that I can wear my motocross boots with this bike, makes me feel at home...

About 1,500 miles on the bike now.

POV video coming shortly, here are some highlights from the ride:

The old coast road:






Good stuff Sierra and welcome to the forum.
A lot of coastal fog creeping over the hills. I remember that being at 55F and when I turned in land, 30 miles later it was 95F .
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:38 AM   #7991
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Only when the engine was small? Does yours have a big bore kit?
WTF did I write?
Meant "warm" as in normal operating temperature.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:42 AM   #7992
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I hit some crazy traffic on Highway 1, but had a great time venturing out on the dirt roads.
May I ask which dirt roads? There aren't too many that can legally be ridding in the Bay Area or close by that I know of. We've played around Mt. Madonna and took Summit Road one time (it's a private road - so we were looking for a property to buy there ... ). And actually - I'd love to have a property up there, so it isn't even a full excuse ...
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:48 AM   #7993
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Took a nice ride from my place in the Bay Area down to Big Sur over the weekend. I hit some crazy traffic on Highway 1, but had a great time venturing out on the dirt roads. I really love this bike, I just wish I did not wait until I was 40 to take up the sport and get my first road bike. The weather and views were great, but too hot for my nice Triumph Adventure riding gear. My Rev'it ES Air mesh riding gear set is awesome, great ventilation & protection, quality stuff! I love that I can wear my motocross boots with this bike, makes me feel at home...

About 1,500 miles on the bike now.

POV video coming shortly, here are some highlights from the ride:

The old coast road:

Great! Last month I did a 1,400 trip on Hwy 101 and Hwy 1 on my Tiger 800XC. My next goal is go south of San Francisco all the way to Big Sur.





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Old 08-15-2011, 12:26 PM   #7994
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May I ask which dirt roads? There aren't too many that can legally be ridding in the Bay Area or close by that I know of. We've played around Mt. Madonna and took Summit Road one time (it's a private road - so we were looking for a property to buy there ... ). And actually - I'd love to have a property up there, so it isn't even a full excuse ...
You're right, from what I'm learning there are not many dirt roads in the bay area. Everything seems to be private land and has a fence or gate. I did some research online last week and it appears the two main dirt roads in the Carmel - Big Sur area are:
There are some other areas (dirt roads?) too, but I did not have time check them out on this trip. I'm not sure if there are fences or how much is actually dirt roads:
  • Palo Colorado road - which has a bunch of other roads that appear to be dirt which fork off
  • Forest Route 19S09/Milpitas rd (which also starts off of Nacimiento-Ferguson)
  • Cone Peak rd (which also starts off of Nacimiento-Ferguson)
  • Forest route 23S02/Plaskett Ridge road (about 20 miles south of the town Big Sur off of Highway 1)
  • USF Route 23S14 (about 20 miles south of the town Big Sur off of Highway 1)
  • South Coast Ridge Road with a few other roads leading off (about 20 miles south of the town Big Sur off of Highway 1)
I'd like to get back down there again soon, and stay over at least one night so I can take my time exploring the area further...
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:34 PM   #7995
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i use that same concept on my dr. works awesome.
i have a 1520 pelican bolted on the rear rack and use a giant loop coyote sitting on the rear of my seat.

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Wolfman looks good. I decided to go without racks: got the Giant Loop + a small Pelican top case. I like it that when I arrive at the destination for the day and I can unload the bike and carry all the gear out of the bike in one trip. Except when camping, where the tent becomes a third volume.



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