ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-08-2011, 07:25 AM   #11
spewler
Not (w)reckless
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Vail, AZ
Oddometer: 101
Quote:
How does the Tigger work in those loose rocky conditions? Can you tractor the motor smoothly enough to keep things under control? Does it track pretty straight or deflect easily in the rocks?
Great questions...I have a dual sport tire on the front and a Big Block on the rear (both Kenda). I experienced some deflection on the trail, but nothing that knocked me too far off my chosen route. (In hindsight, and after talking to folks who've done that trail downhill, I am glad we rode it west-to-east...evidently going the other way is extremely treacherous!) I have never used a steering stabilizer, but I think I might try one because on the dirt roads approaching this trail I experienced what I call front-end fishtailing at higher speeds (70-80 mph). Could've been the tire too, so I'm unsure what effect a steering stabilizer might have. That probably doesn't help too much! As for the engine, it was very tractable throughout the ascent. I try to watch my gear selection carefully, as I'm only 5'5" it can sometimes be difficult to get going again after stalling on a steep uphill (short legs don't lend themselves to paddling much!). That said, I often found myself in third gear and the bike wasn't bogging at all, but second was ideal and first was sometimes required.
__________________
2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC (25,000 miles)
2001 Aprilia Futura (127,000+ miles)
spewler is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014