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Old 08-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #7951
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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, 10:42 AM   #7952
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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, 10:48 AM   #7953
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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, 11:26 AM   #7954
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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, 11:34 AM   #7955
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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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Old 08-15-2011, 11:37 AM   #7956
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Big Sur POV Video

Here is a quick edit of my ride from the weekend down to Big Sur, I posted pictures of the ride a few replies back on this thread.

300 miles in 9 minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZYrgJ0ZSQg
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:41 AM   #7957
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I'll have to check these two. At the moment I have pure road rubber on the GS (Conti Road Attack 2) but at some point I'll put something different on and will start exploring again.

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  • 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)
Need to take a look at these, too. For now I have to decide how to do that as I don't want to ride there with the Road Attacks (or the big GS anyways), but we'll see. Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #7958
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Stalling Update

Just a little update on my stalling issue. The dealer installed the Arrow Tune to hopefully fix the stalling issue while Triumph works on a fix... So far I have about 1000 miles driven with the Arrow Tune and no stalling has occured. With that said it has been a lot cooler out than it has been so that could be helping. But for now Im happy!

On a side note I still have the stock pipe, my gas mileage has decreased (46 mpg HWY running at average 70-75mph), the bike acts a little funny at low rpms (almost like its starving for fuel or gas). The bikes low end power is way less "jumpy".
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:46 PM   #7959
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[QUOTE=SierraADV;16632524]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"

Were you running the Pirelli scorpion trails and did you air them down. How did they handle the dirt roads??

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Old 08-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #7960
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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.



Unloading the bike (80 seconds or so):

What pelican and quick release plate is that? I haven't seen a quick release available yet!
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:27 PM   #7961
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What pelican and quick release plate is that? I haven't seen a quick release available yet!
The case is a Pelican Storm IM 2200

The quick release plate is this universal kit from caribou.

You will need longer screws and spacers to fit it on the Tiger rear rack. Easy to get from the appropriate hardware store.
I made two sets of hole patterns in the quick release plate, so it works on both the Tiger and the Dakar.

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Old 08-15-2011, 01:49 PM   #7962
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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"

Were you running the Pirelli scorpion trails and did you air them down. How did they handle the dirt roads??

Jerry
Not speaking for SierraADV here, just adding data to your question. I have the Pirelli scorpion tires, and was too lazy to air down when I videoed this.



Bike handles fine. It is not a small trails bike, there is no magic to make it do like those light bikes do on trails and dirt, but it is OK.
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Not speaking for SierraADV here, just adding data to your question. I have the Pirelli scorpion tires, and was too lazy to air down when I videoed this.
Bike handles fine. It is not a small trails bike, there is no magic to make it do like those light bikes do on trails and dirt, but it is OK.
Thanks, looks like you have really good dirt skills, but it does give me confidence to try some forest roads.

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:53 PM   #7964
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Were you running the Pirelli scorpion trails and did you air them down. How did they handle the dirt roads??

Jerry
I have the stock tires on the bike still, I think they are Bridgestones? I'll have to look tonight. Overall the tires are okay, but turning on a hard packed surface with lose gravel or soil on top, watch out, it won't catch traction and wants to wash out on you... haha
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #7965
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Are there any racks for the Tigger that are removable ? I believe the SW Motech racks are right ? Any others ? Anybody have any pics

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