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Old 05-20-2011, 09:49 AM   #36841
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #36842
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Hey Jitter, can you make it up to Northern Ohio Ducati Triumph tomorrow? Gorman, and Steve Science of Dirt and I are meeting there to ride some Triumphs. Be nice if you could come along.
I was at the Triumph Demo event this morning. I rode the 800xc. The 15-20 minute loop totally sucked. Other than the intersections, we only encountered 1 real curve. The posted limit on the whole route was 35 mph. WTF kind of demo loop is that? At the beginning of the ride, as we were crawling through the parking lot, I was standing on the pegs to assess the standup ergos and general balance (trials slow). I was quickly "advised" by the one of the staff members that standing was not allowed. WTF, are you serious??

I was not overly impressed with the suspension. It would soak up the broken pavement reasonably well, although it felt a little harsh on some of the bigger sharp edge stuff (potholes). Somehow I managed to drag the toe of my boot on a right hand intersection turn. That was a real shocker considering I thought this bike had more clearance than my DL650, although my suspension is heavily modified. The shock preload must have been dialed all the way out (I weight 220 lbs), or the shock spring is simply too light. There was a good amount of dive under braking, similar to a KTM Adventure. I suspect the fork springs are pretty light (like most stock suspensions). There was way more dive than my modified DL650 forks.

On the plus side, I thought the bike felt very light and turn in was extremely easy. This was the best thing about the bike, IMO. The ergos were decent, although the seat has quite a slant when set to the tall position, pushing my junk into the seat and tank The seat height could have been higher for me still (I'm 6'3" with a 34" inseem).

The motor is very smooth, even at very low revs. It has a lot of low end torque, but I was shocked how docile it was in the mid-range. I guess I expected mid-range power delivery closer to my old 950 Adventure or FZ1. The power delivery would be great for offroad riding, but it's not inspiring as a street bike. I can't really comment on the top end, thanks to the super shitty, traffic laden, demo route. Perhaps my opinion of the motor would change if I had an opportunity to wind it out a bit more.

There was a rattling noise from the motor or exhaust upon deceleration. I've read about this from other users. Wonder what's going on with that??
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:19 PM   #36843
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Wow! This is amazing!

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be awesome, and I don't have to work, or have any projects, no one is relying on me, and my body isn't screwed up with some embarrassing malady! In fact, I feel great and the bikes are both ready to roll.



I don't even know what to do. I'm like a kid on Christmas morning. Where do I go? What do I ride? Street? Trails? Make a run for WV? Hit Perry for some dirt? Go grab some tags (as if)? Lunch run? Pedal around in a circle like an idiot?

It's been so long to get to the top of the mountain, I don't have a clue how to enjoy it.

Surely, surely it's all an illusion and tomorrow will bring storms and gale-force winds. I know better than to hope.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:35 PM   #36844
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Wow! This is amazing!

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be awesome, and I don't have to work, or have any projects, no one is relying on me, and my body isn't screwed up with some embarrassing malady! In fact, I feel great and the bikes are both ready to roll.



I don't even know what to do. I'm like a kid on Christmas morning. Where do I go? What do I ride? Street? Trails? Make a run for WV? Hit Perry for some dirt? Go grab some tags (as if)? Lunch run? Pedal around in a circle like an idiot?

It's been so long to get to the top of the mountain, I don't have a clue how to enjoy it.

Surely, surely it's all an illusion and tomorrow will bring storms and gale-force winds. I know better than to hope.
I know how ya feel. I have a rare Saturday off (i still work overnight tonight, but I can forsake sleep during the day tomorrow). Now, do I blow off the Gahanna PD test and take a day for myself? I'm leaning that way.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:10 PM   #36845
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Gahanna PD test
Having pretty much a lifetime of positive LE encounters, spare two very ugly ones (both involving Gahanna PD), I'm going to guess that the test involves a mock beating of a 9 year old for improper lemonade stand permits, how to write implausible, yet funny incident reports, followed by a coffee-drinking contest at the Agler Road Speedway.

Anyway, my vote is to say fuck it.



My satirical post was not meant to offend any actual Gahanna PD members, I realize that my sweeping generalizations are based on sour anecdotal memories of actual events and some good officers no doubt survived the Night of the Long Knives, when the Gestapo purged the department of conscientious and humane employees, and subsequently set about the invasion of Poland.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:41 PM   #36846
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If you need your name dropped at gpd, let me know Mark. I know a couple officers.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:45 PM   #36847
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I know a couple officers.
HA! This explains it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:37 PM   #36848
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If you need your name dropped at gpd, let me know Mark. I know a couple officers.
Which way would you be dropping it? + / - ?
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #36849
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Which way would you be dropping it? + / - ?
Leave out the dog story.

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Old 05-20-2011, 03:56 PM   #36850
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Leave out the dog story.

No, really, that might be the thing that pushes Mark's resume ahead of the stack.

"Hmmm...this guy? Pulled an old lady from a fire. Ehh, not bad."
"How about this one? This guy exposed some corruption and won a governor's award. Mehhh".
"This next guy's a double-amputee, still competes in marathons and volunteers in a soup kitchen. Nope".
"Oooh, here we go, this dude off'd a Labrador. Cute fluffy lab. I like the cut of this guy's jib. If he's completely remorseless I think we have our man".

Mark, be sure to emphasize that the dog made a move, you had to get it on.

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:26 PM   #36851
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No, really, that might be the thing that pushes Mark's resume ahead of the stack.

Mark, be sure to emphasize that the dog made a move, you had to get it on.

Trust me.
Noted, thanks for the advice.
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Old 05-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #36852
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Noted, thanks for the advice.
People helping people. That's what I'm about.



BTW, if anyone wants to ride WNF, I'm gonna and ride tomorrow. Planning on being at the Monday Creek trailhead about 11 or so.
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:53 PM   #36853
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Just got back from a nice 130 mile ride around the NTZ. Was keeping an eye out for jgunsett but there were no Stroms, KLR's or WR's to be seen...only Harleys and Goldwings. Maybe he was one of the plethora of people out covering the roads in a nice shade of green grass clippings.

Sorry, no pics. As usual I didn't think about grabbing the camera until I was about 15 miles down the road, besides...who wants to look at pics of long flat straight roads and empty fields?
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:30 PM   #36854
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I was at the Triumph Demo event this morning. I rode the 800xc. The 15-20 minute loop totally sucked. Other than the intersections, we only encountered 1 real curve. The posted limit on the whole route was 35 mph. WTF kind of demo loop is that?
Thought the same but what are you going to do when the thing is in the middle of a urban shopping center? On the one lap, a bus driver yelled at us at a traffic light to let us know there was a cop behind us The Ducati loop they did last summer was a bit better, lots of bad roads along with left/right curve combos but then again, it was all based around the new Multistrada and the ride leaders flew. Could have had it elsewhere but then they wouldn't have had us crawling around the shop hopefully buying something. One guy did buy a Bonneville as I was leaving.

I think for the general population, the ride is cool, but for some of us who are used to better, it was a bit boring. The shop and myself was a little disappointed in the fact Triumph themselves limited each ride to only 2 bikes. The guy I talked to yesterday said we'd get to ride all the bikes which excited me. There were many demo loops that only had 3 or 4 bikes and the rest just sat there. At KTM's demo rides, you get to ride EVERY bike. I was lucky enough to know the owners and got to sneak out an extra time or two. Tried to get Rasthomas out on the Scrambler but he had to leave for work.

Mark, if you didn't notice, there is no adjust-ability to the Tiger suspension except rear pre-load. Guys like you and I keep Eibach in business. The factory side cases looked disposable which was sad. They looked as if they'd eject as soon as the pavement ended.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #36855
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