ADVrider

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #1816
fbj913
I ride
 
fbj913's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: KC MO
Oddometer: 2,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by RED05 View Post
What type of oil is everyone putting in their 800xc, synthetic?
use the search tool, its been hashed out a few times!
fbj913 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #1817
MuddySump
Adventurer
 
MuddySump's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Oddometer: 97
What happens when you dont bother dialling it in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdGbjeesiss
__________________
Tiger 800XC
DRZ 400E

www.youtube.com/muddysump
MuddySump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #1818
fullmonte
Reformed Kneedragger
 
fullmonte's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oddometer: 4,942
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddySump View Post
What happens when you dont bother dialling it in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdGbjeesiss
Enjoyed that because Ive been in similar situations on my XC. Your video made me realize that a Tiger spinning in the snow sounds exactly like like my blender on the purée setting.
__________________
"If you are looking for the typical ride to a restaurant, eat tacos, hold the middle finger over the food, stop and take a picture of a gravel road type ride, you probably won't be interested." - dlrides

"A guy I know was the lead researcher for the University of Utah federally funded study of cellphone and texting use while driving. He found that your twice as dangerous as a drunk while using your cell phone and I think it was up to six times worse if the driver was texting."-dakardad
fullmonte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 03:47 AM   #1819
Mr_Chris
Get away, evil car!
 
Mr_Chris's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Oddometer: 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddySump View Post
What happens when you dont bother dialling it in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdGbjeesiss

That's what happens when you pussy foot around and basically stop in front of an obstacle on mud and snow and road tyres.. He could have gotten some forward motion to carry him through most of that in 60 seconds...

But hey, we all learned about the limits of road tyres the hard way I guess... I know I did...
__________________
Lusting for: Hoping that 2015 Tiger XC will be rev 2
Current: 2012 Berg FE570, 2010 Street Triple R (wifey), 2011 Tiger 800 XC -- O YEA!
Sold: 1975 CT90, 2008 XVS650, 2007 Rocket III Classic, 2010 Rocket III Roadster
Mr_Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 12:43 PM   #1820
Cabriolet
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Blackpool, England, UK.
Oddometer: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Chris
That's what happens when you pussy foot around and basically stop in front of an obstacle on mud and snow and road tyres..
I now know what you mean

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Chris
But hey, we all learned about the limits of road tyres the hard way I guess... I know I did...
All loaded up ready to go on a 400 mile weekend camping trip in the Yorkshire Dales...

This looks like a nice spot

add a few friends for company

Sat nav says the road turns left


unsuitable for motors??? whats the worst that can happen?


oh,


yep the only 6ft patch of mud for 10 miles


and I manage to fall off in it.

Next time I won't be stopping to assess the situation. (pussy foot around as you say)
I stopped short and in my mind I was thinking; this is my first time off the tarmac, this is a big heavy bike, these are essentially road tyres, oh and that mud look slippy, I am miles from anywhere, the fuel light is on, and I am on my own (everyone else decided to go to the pub, still not sure who had the best idea).
Ah well, not turning round for a small patch of mud... I dont know what made me think that the heavily cambered, really slippy centre of the road would be a good idea... I soon slipped off that into the car wheel rut and crashed into the grass bank at the side. A very slow speed fall.
After picking it back up, stopping to take the photos first of course, the hard packed gravel that was a bit unsettling for the first time, seemed like a walk in the park by comparison to the muddy hole I had just fallen off in. I relaxed into the rest of the ride and my speed slowly increased, and with it came a level of stability, and I was able to relax even more.
I am hooked, can't wait to find some more byways to fall off on again.
Cabriolet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 07:48 PM   #1821
Burren Rider OP
Aussie Adventurer
 
Burren Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Northern NSW
Oddometer: 1,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by Windy Rider View Post
What's the next project bike Danny? I think the Tiger 800 xc will be hard to beat!
G'Day,

I am not real sure at this stage. The Tiger sold really quickly and in hindsight I may not have thought it through sufficiently. I am pleased that it has gone to a good home though. I was looking to pick up one of the last KTM 990 R's but couldn't commit so so I am still on the fence.

Been doing some more trail riding lately with my mate on our DRZ's and it has been a lot of fun.


Also spent a bit of time testing and photographing the KTM 1190 Adventure and Yamaha Super Tenere for the new Adventure Rider Magazine. Both great bikes and we are definitely spoilt for choice these days.






To keep things on track though I have a couple of Triumph photo's from the Victorian High Country a couple of weeks ago.





__________________
Wilkinson Photography
Suzuki DRZ400
KTM 1190 Adventure R
Burren Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #1822
blacktiger
Tigers R great.
 
blacktiger's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: St.Leonards on Sea, England.
Oddometer: 3,485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burren Rider View Post
G'Day,

I am not real sure at this stage.

I was looking to pick up one of the last KTM 990 R's but couldn't commit so so I am still on the fence.

Also spent a bit of time testing and photographing the KTM 1190 Adventure and Yamaha Super Tenere for the new Adventure Rider Magazine. Both great bikes and we are definitely spoilt for choice these days.
If it helps you get another T800XC, the British MCN had an adventure bikes supplement this week and they rated the 800XC as; "the best all round adventure bike in the world". And that included all those new fancy KTM, Yamaha, BMW gadgets.
__________________
2002 black Tiger955i, 72000 miles and counting.
2012 black Tiger800XC, 31000 miles and counting.
blacktiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 03:18 AM   #1823
PBee
______________
 
PBee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Kersbrook
Oddometer: 8,427
Killa Photos Danny...............
__________________


QUORN SCHITZEL CLUB Est 2011. N
When in the FLINDERS RANGES SA stay at the
ANGORICHINA VILLAGE

PBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 03:37 AM   #1824
Mercury264
Once you go Triple...
 
Mercury264's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Masshole
Oddometer: 21,806
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacktiger View Post
If it helps you get another T800XC, the British MCN had an adventure bikes supplement this week and they rated the 800XC as; "the best all round adventure bike in the world". And that included all those new fancy KTM, Yamaha, BMW gadgets.
While I don't disagree....MCN is far from un-biased
__________________
'12 Tiger 800XC
'07 TE510
'02 Sprint ST
'99 XR650L
'99 Speed Triple
Mercury264 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 04:21 AM   #1825
Aussie Trev
aka DRTrev
 
Aussie Trev's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Gawler, South Australia
Oddometer: 5,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burren Rider View Post
I am pleased that it has gone to a good home though.

Also spent a bit of time testing and photographing the KTM 1190 Adventure and Yamaha Super Tenere for the new [CENTER][IMG]
What can I say Danny? I did a couple of hundred kilometres on it on Saturday and had it not been that I had to be home for an appointment, I would have turned around and done it all again.

Washed it yesterday and then had a go at the blown globe in a spotlight this morning. The Narva H3 globe has a wider blade than the stock Osram and that was all I could get, so I had to 'shape' it with some deft sidecutter action...then proceeded to put it all back together and and now neither of them work!!!......I can hear it calling out for you now!!!

Then checked some aftermarket fuses under the seat, pulled one out and it broke in my hand, so now the grips don't work either!!!!

Not to worry, my eldest daughter's boyfriend is an electrician and into bikes, so I reckon that professional help is on the way.

Do you recall what two lines feed into the relay bolted to the side area under the seat...one is 2 amp and the other is 7.5....?

No matter what electrical problems I've created, it goes like a dream and handles like it's on rails....can't get enough of it at this stage...thanks.

BTW, I can see you sitting comfortably on one of those 1190's.....
__________________
2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC
1982 PE175Z
Full member......Quorn Schnitzel Club

"Just having a crack"
Aussie Trev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 04:33 AM   #1826
PBee
______________
 
PBee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Kersbrook
Oddometer: 8,427
Geezus Trev, you've had it 5 mins & you've fucked it already. :-)
__________________


QUORN SCHITZEL CLUB Est 2011. N
When in the FLINDERS RANGES SA stay at the
ANGORICHINA VILLAGE

PBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 05:17 AM   #1827
Aussie Trev
aka DRTrev
 
Aussie Trev's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Gawler, South Australia
Oddometer: 5,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by PBee View Post
Geezus Trev, you've had it 5 mins & you've fucked it already. :-)
That's not all either....went out Saturday, back trails and tracks, all on my lonesome. Luckly for me Danny had filled it up with juice before delivery, because I had every key with me except the one which unlocks the Safari tank....that could have been a very long walk back to civilisation and phone contact...

Didn't realise until yesterday that it's a separate key, even though Danny had told me in an email!!!
__________________
2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC
1982 PE175Z
Full member......Quorn Schnitzel Club

"Just having a crack"
Aussie Trev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #1828
y0y02369
Beastly Adventurer
 
y0y02369's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area
Oddometer: 1,096
Saw a tiger for sale with 9.6k miles on it 2012 Orange xc model... guy wants $9,00 with no options other than LED front turn signals.. what do you guys think??
__________________
Drive?! Why?! Cars have too many wheels... just makes me feel... awkwardly stable... I'll ride thank you!v
Not knowing where you are going in part of the adventure! :loll
Daisy the Tiger and Frenchie
y0y02369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #1829
Yossarian™
Deputy Cultural Attaché
 
Yossarian™'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: the 'Ha
Oddometer: 9,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by y0y02369 View Post
Saw a tiger for sale with 9.6k miles on it 2012 Orange xc model... guy wants $9,00 with no options other than LED front turn signals.. what do you guys think??
For $900 I'll take it if you don't!
__________________
Successfully surviving motorcycling since 1976.
Yossarian™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #1830
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 4,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by y0y02369 View Post
Saw a tiger for sale with 9.6k miles on it 2012 Orange xc model... guy wants $9,00 with no options other than LED front turn signals.. what do you guys think??
I think it's ridiculous... I still owe $11,900 on my '12.
F'ing-A.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RRLaguna Seca 2012 RRSequoia 3-Day CampoutThanksgiving 2012
browneye is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 06:44 PM.


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