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Old 07-02-2012, 07:58 PM   #13321
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Well I'm just a neutral party here... not ragging on the roadie vs the XC because I think both will drag stuff at steep lean angles. XC has greater ground clearence, but that will largely be offset by fact that its suspenders are significantly softer. And if you missed my earlier post with pix, I've run both a 100/90-19 and a 110/80-19 Anakee2 and the former was quite short on cornering tread compared to the later..... the 90/90-21 Anakee2 I saw was even worse.

I'd be afraid to corner that hard on the XC just due to the front tire - but that's just me.
And that's exactly what I was trying to point out. When you consider all factors, the extra height of the XC does not buy it better road handling or faster corner speeds.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:59 PM   #13322
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I'm done w/ the pissing contest. From here out I'll respect the thread try to post constructive info. Thanks to everyone that has posted up in this wealth of knowledge on a TITS UP motorcycle.
I didn't know it was a pissing contest. I thought it was a discussion.

My apologies. I had no idea you were so fragile.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #13323
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Do you know anyone who knows how to stay on the bike?


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I feel for you...but if it makes you feel any better...

Last week I spent "straightening" my friend Vstrom that went down at 20-30 mph on hard unpaved surface and bent not only passenger footpeg holder badly but it's mounts to frame and twisted square profile it mounted to.

Last year my other friend on FJR1300 went down at 10 mph, bike slid, hit something (no idea what) and broke off whole massive lug that holds motor in place.

I went down on bulletproof Suzuki DR800 on cobblestone at 60 kmph and only front wheel hittin curb saved my bike frame. However, It got kinked by crashbar that was punched through by piece of stone - go figure. No, I did not even mention it to insurance :) just kept riding it.

My other friend went down with Tiger 800 XC on gravel/clay road at 100 kmph. Scratched plastic, crashbar and sheared off indicator.

Another guy I know went down with 990 Adventure at probably 50 kmph and basically totalled bike.
At same time other guy with 990 went down at 80 kmph at almost same road and - nothing....
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #13324
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I just used a Powerlet splitter to 2 cigarette plugs to power the gps and satellite radio. mounted 2 marine broom hangers to the handle bars. Gps sits over the speedo via a 3" rammount to a ball in the front windshield bracket.

Move the 30 amp fuse see my post and pix you don't want to have to do this on the trail.
http://www.triumphtalk.com/showthrea...ter-Fuse/page2

sorry I can't post the pic here but all were on my puter that fried. Check my other posts over there for quick and easy farkles. Let me know if you've got any questions

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So either way, if the powerlet is always hot, is there a switched wire provided up there? Otherwise I can tap into the park lamp or something. For a Garmin it's like half an amp.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:34 PM   #13325
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Move the 30 amp fuse see my post and pix you don't want to have to do this on the trail.
http://www.triumphtalk.com/showthrea...ter-Fuse/page2



At least have one along with, eh?
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #13326
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Would an AI (adobe illustrater) file work for you?? If so I can email or PM the file to you.

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:37 AM   #13327
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And that's exactly what I was trying to point out. When you consider all factors, the extra height of the XC does not buy it better road handling or faster corner speeds.
Ive enjoyed your contributions to this thread. Just out of interest did you try both before settling on the Roadie? (and my apologies if you've already posted on this, this thread is too mammoth to catch everything. In fact I wish there was a dedicated comparison thread).
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:38 AM   #13328
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Do you know anyone who knows how to stay on the bike?
Yes, but he does not ride!
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:36 AM   #13329
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Ive enjoyed your contributions to this thread. Just out of interest did you try both before settling on the Roadie? (and my apologies if you've already posted on this, this thread is too mammoth to catch everything. In fact I wish there was a dedicated comparison thread).
Yes, but not at 10/10ths riding since they weren't my bikes. It really just comes down to personal choice and intended usage. They are both fine bikes. For me personally I knew almost immediately the roadie was the better bike for me.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #13330
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I just used a Powerlet splitter to 2 cigarette plugs to power the gps and satellite radio. mounted 2 marine broom hangers to the handle bars. Gps sits over the speedo via a 3" rammount to a ball in the front windshield bracket.

Move the 30 amp fuse see my post and pix you don't want to have to do this on the trail.
http://www.triumphtalk.com/showthrea...ter-Fuse/page2

sorry I can't post the pic here but all were on my puter that fried. Check my other posts over there for quick and easy farkles. Let me know if you've got any questions
Here's mine
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #13331
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At least have one along with, eh?
It could take a couple of hours on the road (more at night) vs 30 seconds after the relocation
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #13332
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The powerlet socket at the steering head is switched with the ignition.
No it's not. It's always live.

EDIT: I see I'm late to the party; this was already covered a page ago.

To stop this post from being totally useless, I'll reply to the destroyed passenger footpeg discussion instead. I agree with Bluesman, I'd just get the footpeg bracket welded back on and be done with it. Insurance companies are far too quick to total an otherwise-fine bike. I probably wouldn't even report it to insurance, just fix it myself.

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #13333
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So either way, if the powerlet is always hot, is there a switched wire provided up there? Otherwise I can tap into the park lamp or something. For a Garmin it's like half an amp.
The heated grip connector is a 3-pin Econoseal connector that has switched, unswitched, and ground. Eastern Beaver carries them. The Aux light connector also has those, but it's a slightly harder to find part (AMP 40/70 Multi-Lock, 4 pin). Both are under the tank, right up at the steering head.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #13334
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I agree with Bluesman, I'd just get the footpeg bracket welded back on and be done with it. Insurance companies are far too quick to total an otherwise-fine bike. I probably wouldn't even report it to insurance, just fix it myself.

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I may have considered this, however the bracket is not joined to the frame with a butt weld it is a fillet weld with the bracket going into the frame and the frame acting as a welding socket and I am not confident that the integrity of butt weld joint would be appropriate or safe to its purpose. The bracket bent near the frame but there was no damage to the weld. The leverage of the bending action on the portion of the bracket within the frame kinked the frame itself though. Also the bracket itself is no longer the correct length even if I cleaned up the frame and tried a butt joint.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #13335
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Well I'm just a neutral party here... not ragging on the roadie vs the XC because I think both will drag stuff at steep lean angles. XC has greater ground clearence, but that will largely be offset by fact that its suspenders are significantly softer. And if you missed my earlier post with pix, I've run both a 100/90-19 and a 110/80-19 Anakee2 and the former was quite short on cornering tread compared to the later..... the 90/90-21 Anakee2 I saw was even worse.

I'd be afraid to corner that hard on the XC just due to the front tire - but that's just me.


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And that's exactly what I was trying to point out. When you consider all factors, the extra height of the XC does not buy it better road handling or faster corner speeds.
And I was pointing out was that the roady touches down way before the XC causing the average rider (I'm in this group) to back off before they find the performance limit of the front tire. YMMV. Just my opinion here, but if you're consistently dragging parts off or folding the pegs up on these bikes maybe the speed triple or the street triple would have been a better choice. I looked hard both, but knew I would be off the road as well, so I went with the XC. If I want to play racer, I've got another bike for that.



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I didn't know it was a pissing contest. I thought it was a discussion.

My apologies. I had no idea you were so fragile.
Apology accepted. My psyche is often damaged by random individuals on the world wide interwebs whom I don't share the same opinion with.
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