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Old 08-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #7936
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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, 07:58 PM   #7937
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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.

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Mark, I wish you a full recovery!
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #7938
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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, 08:20 PM   #7939
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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, 09:04 PM   #7940
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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, 10:44 PM   #7941
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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 08-14-2011, 11:46 PM   #7942
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good luck and wishing a full recovery to mark bvt. Ken
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:48 AM   #7943
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:12 AM   #7944
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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, 06:28 AM   #7945
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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.



Unloading the bike (80 seconds or so):

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:00 AM   #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.

Im pretty sure this was addressed a ways back. No correlation.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:40 AM   #7947
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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, 10:01 AM   #7948
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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.

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

The old coast road:






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Old 08-15-2011, 10:26 AM   #7949
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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, 10:29 AM   #7950
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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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