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Old 10-18-2011, 06:57 AM   #9061
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Doing a two year RTW ride? or are you moving house? That is a load.
3 days, 3 weeks, amounts to about the same. Still need a tent, sleeping bag, Kermit chair etc.

As someone said, anyone can be uncomfortable.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:09 AM   #9062
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This may be a silly question, but if one wanted to buy a Tiger 800 (not the XC) could you buy the beak from an XC, and mount it?
Accessory.
It's a must. Finishes the front end off nicely.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:20 AM   #9063
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Not sure of the exact mileage since I never really check but I generally get 180 or so miles between fillups with one tank taking me 200 miles.
I've got the Arrow exhaust and tune ran out of gas ar 178.4 miles. Filled it up with 5.02 US gallons. That's a little over 35 mpg.. I'm a bit dissapointed that I don't seem to be able to nurse it into the 40 mpg range even when I use less right wrist.

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:25 AM   #9064
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I've got the Arrow exhaust and tune ran out of gas ar 178.4 miles. Filled it up with 5.02 US gallons. That's a little over 35 mpg.. I'm a bit dissapointed that I don't seem to be able to nurse it into the 40 mpg range even when I use less right wrist.

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What kind of riding were you doing when you got that gas suckage mileage?
I once had to put 5.3 gallons into my 955i Tiger at 152 miles... after running down the slab at 90-100 while fully packed for a 12 day trip. Slowed down after learning that lesson.
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:28 AM   #9065
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I feel your pain. Mine were ordered on the 13th. Still no confirmation of ship date. If they don't show this week I may cancel the order and look elsewhere.
So i thought my Happy Trails stuff was shipped... I got a confirmation email with tracking number last week. It says that it should arrive tomorrow , Oh but wait! just kidding, I got an email today from them saying that not everything shipped and that now it won't be until MAYBE Oct 28 until the rest of my stuff ships . so shitty! i have a trip planned for for the last weekend of october! F!
It's now been almost 3 weeks now since I ordered. I don't understand why it's taken so long for them to tell me that they don't have everything... If your going to survive in todays times you need to have shit to your customer within a week.
I ordered HT SU side racks and 2 Wolfman rollie bags.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:09 AM   #9066
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Just found out that mine will supposedly ship on the 21st.

Wow, fat-fingered typing in my previous post. My Happy Trail order was made on October 3rd, not 13th. Duh.

slobinski screwed with this post 10-18-2011 at 12:15 PM Reason: poor proofreading skills
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #9067
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Huh. That definitely seems really low. I was averaging high 40s, close to 50mpg loaded down like this on a 4300-mile trip last May. A few fill-ups were over 50mpg; obviously much depends on the type of riding.

Fuel light typically came on around 165-180 miles.
I normally get low 40's rat racing around home without any bags. My light comes on around 160 and I put 3.5 to 4 gal back in. On the first leg of the trip the light came on at 125 miles and I didn't believe it until I filled up. Very glad I stopped just to be safe. Pretty much the same style riding I do at home the only difference being the bags sticking out and extra weight.

When I called home that night to report in my wife's first reaction was "I'm not stopping every 125 miles", gotta love that.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #9068
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That is a nice and very tidy set up! And you were on the road for what? A month or so? Well done, hope the recovery and PT are going well!
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #9069
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What kind of riding were you doing when you got that gas suckage mileage?
I once had to put 5.3 gallons into my 955i Tiger at 152 miles... after running down the slab at 90-100 while fully packed for a 12 day trip. Slowed down after learning that lesson.
It was a mixed day, about 50% Interstate @ 75-80 mph and 50% urban @ 40-50 mph.

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Old 10-18-2011, 01:50 PM   #9070
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I will be stopping along the way to visit a freind in Durango, CO before heading to Phoenix.
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Denver, CO
Hmm, Denver to Durango. I sense a trip over the Engineer pass.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #9071
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Hmm, Denver to Durango. I sense a trip over the Engineer pass.
I hope hes got a video camera.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #9072
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So i thought my Happy Trails stuff was shipped... I got a confirmation email with tracking number last week. It says that it should arrive tomorrow , Oh but wait! just kidding, I got an email today from them saying that not everything shipped and that now it won't be until MAYBE Oct 28 until the rest of my stuff ships . so shitty! i have a trip planned for for the last weekend of october! F!
It's now been almost 3 weeks now since I ordered. I don't understand why it's taken so long for them to tell me that they don't have everything... If your going to survive in todays times you need to have shit to your customer within a week.
I ordered HT SU side racks and 2 Wolfman rollie bags.
That sucks my ALTRIDER order shipped a couple hours after i made it. Looks like when i finally order my HP panniers I'll be waiting awhile. Wish ALTRIDER made panniers.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:42 AM   #9073
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Update on the AltRider side stand foot

After having emailed AltRider regarding my Tiger side stand foot, I got a reply from the company president. He was very helpful; it appears as though some of the forming issue came from an improper setting on a brake press. AltRider is making the necessary corrections and will be shipping me an updated foot free of charge when they are available. As an added offer for my troubles, he is giving me one of their t-shirts of my choice as well.

While I was initially disappointed in the item I received, I cannot but be impressed with the follow-through and support that is coming from AltRider. It's not every day that a company president takes the time to write to a customer, and I believe that AltRider is committed to providing a superior service experience.

When I receive the new part I will take some photos of it for the forum.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:58 AM   #9074
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What sort of maintenance costs are you guys seeing for first service and valve checks? I usually do my own but with the ecu check being part of the initial service I thought I should take it in. Also, if you do your own, how are you documenting it all?

Oh yeah, brought it home last night!

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Old 10-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #9075
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That is a nice and very tidy set up! And you were on the road for what? A month or so? Well done, hope the recovery and PT are going well!
No, it was only two weeks. Still, I don't think I'd take much more if I were doing a month-long trip, I'd just stop to do laundry occasionally.

Recovery and PT are going pretty well, thanks. I'm walking normally now with the aid of a single crutch that I'm no longer putting much weight on; should be able to get rid of it soon. Still hoping to get out for a ride or two before the snow flies, but we'll see...

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