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Old 09-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #14161
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Bored of white... I haven't even picked up my White XC yet and I'm already scheming to paint it! I'm thinking of the Ducati Race Titanium Matte for the tank and fender and Chevy engine block Orange powdercoat for the frame. Winter Project!

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:10 PM   #14162
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Bored of white... I haven't even picked up my White XC yet and I'm already scheming to paint it! I'm thinking of the Ducati Race Titanium Matte for the tank and fender and Chevy engine block Orange powdercoat for the frame. Winter Project!

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Oh that sounds right up my alley. Can't wait to see it.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #14163
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How is it not ideal??? In the same what that driving a Hummer around Laguna Seca is not ideal. Having done most of the passes out in that area on my DRZ, I can relate...glad I had it and not my Tiger. Nothing you can't do on the Tiger, it's just a lot more work and a lot less fun.

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #14164
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That's why I own the T800 Roadie and a DRZ. I don't even think of trying things I usually do on the DRZ. If i owned the XC, I would probably give it a thought.
I test drove both the Roadie and the XC and for me, the XC didn't give up anything in terms of street riding. Now for a track day, yeah, of course, but then a Roadie isn't exactly a track day bike, either.

When I can drag the pegs or the side stand on the XC, what more do I want on a big dual-sport??? The only fault I find with the 21" wheel on the road is when it comes to hard braking, it just doesn't have the bite, especially if you aren't fully whoa'd down before you start your turn. Granted, I'm still on the stock BattleWing's and all that will change when I go to a more off-road oriented set later.

Bottom line, I think the Roadie gives up more off-road than the XC gives up on-road, but to each their own.

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Old 09-06-2012, 02:34 PM   #14165
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Recently got back from riding my XC over the Trans-Labrador Highway and through Newfoundland. The bike performed great both on the Trans-Lab gravel and on the long paved stretches in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Ride report here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823825

I ran an IRC TR8 front tire, similar to a TKC-80 but with a slightly more open tread pattern, and a Full Bore M-40 rear. Both worked great and wore very well. I set up the XC with Wolfman panniers on Givi racks, a Rotopax 2-gallon gas container mounted to a CJ Designs tail rack, and Twisted Throttle DrySpec tail luggage on top of that.


I did have the idle stalling issue twice on the Trans-Lab. The first time, I simply gave the bike a little throttle as I started it and rode off, and on the way I got thoroughly rained on. Next time I started the bike, it started right up, so the rain must have rinsed away whatever dust was gumming up the works. Second time I had the issue, I gave the offending rod actuated by the stepper motor a squirt of WD40; no more problems.

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:04 PM   #14166
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I ran an IRC TR8 front tire, similar to a TKC-80 but with a slightly more open tread pattern, and a Full Bore M-40 rear. Both worked great and wore very well. I set up the XC with Wolfman panniers on Givi racks, a Rotopax 2-gallon gas container mounted to a CJ Designs tail rack, and Twisted Throttle DrySpec tail luggage on top of that.



that CJ rack is a good one, eh?
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #14167
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Recently got back from riding my XC over the Trans-Labrador Highway and through Newfoundland. The bike performed great both on the Trans-Lab gravel and on the long paved stretches in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Ride report here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823825

I ran an IRC TR8 front tire, similar to a TKC-80 but with a slightly more open tread pattern, and a Full Bore M-40 rear. Both worked great and wore very well. I set up the XC with Wolfman panniers on Givi racks, a Rotopax 2-gallon gas container mounted to a CJ Designs tail rack, and Twisted Throttle DrySpec tail luggage on top of that.


I did have the idle stalling issue twice on the Trans-Lab. The first time, I simply gave the bike a little throttle as I started it and rode off, and on the way I got thoroughly rained on. Next time I started the bike, it started right up, so the rain must have rinsed away whatever dust was gumming up the works. Second time I had the issue, I gave the offending rod actuated by the stepper motor a squirt of WD40; no more problems.

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I'm curious Mark as to why you put all that weight that far back
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #14168
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been gone a wile, lots of new faces... anything new and exciting?
Did you ever write a ride report from your trip?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #14169
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I test drove both the Roadie and the XC and for me, the XC didn't give up anything in terms of street riding. Now for a track day, yeah, of course, but then a Roadie isn't exactly a track day bike, either.
To me, this is the crux of the delemma between the two models. I'm so glad I got the XC I could just shit little green apples.



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I'm curious Mark as to why you put all that weight that far back

My guess is that he's got a pillion, or there's not much weight in the top bags and he wears a backpack. It were me I'd wear a smaller backpack or none, and put the top bag on the pillion seat. Or even put the larger bag on the pillion and the smaller bag on the rotopax. Balance it out, so to speak.

Extra gas is cool if you need it, or water. Water for a sunshower in a remote camp is the shiznit. I carry a mini soft cooler that holds three beverages, so I have cold beer when I get to camp. My backpack is just a hydration pack, the rest goes on the bike. In this case I have room for a giant sleeping pad. Normally I would bring a more compact one but on this bike there is extra room.

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:46 PM   #14170
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At 20,000 kms I changed the rear pads with about 20% life left. I replaced them with EBC semi-sintered and it took a few days to 'break' them in. My apologies for the unavoidable pun!
dod you have a part # for the ones you got? Dealer says 10 days from Triumph
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:13 PM   #14171
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In what way was it not ideal?

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As Tom said, it's just a bit heavy to be horsing up the upper sections of Engineer and Cinnimon Passes. Bike did fine but this old guy was breathing pretty hard at the top!
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:56 AM   #14172
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As Tom said, it's just a bit heavy to be horsing up the upper sections of Engineer and Cinnimon Passes. Bike did fine but this old guy was breathing pretty hard at the top!
I'm not expert but I always find the limit is me, not the XC. 100.0% of the time. If I was really good I expect I would be more or less tired after the same tracks covered, depending on how well I applied the bike to the trail, vs other smaller bikes. And when riding with other XCs I still find myself bringing up the rear more than anything else. So I have room to grow there.

I bought a new Husaberg to make it easier for me, and less costly to try more risky things... but I am quite sure that the limit will be me until I get to a point where everything I want to do does not overly worry me. I want to get to the point that I'm 90% sure about anything I might feel like pointing the bike at. And have fun getting to that point!

Once I get to that point, I am again the limit -- intentionally limiting my arse clowning to keep the risks of death and dismemberment slightly reduced.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #14173
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I'm not expert but I always find the limit is me, not the XC. 100.0% of the time. If I was really good I expect I would be more or less tired after the same tracks covered, depending on how well I applied the bike to the trail, vs other smaller bikes. And when riding with other XCs I still find myself bringing up the rear more than anything else. So I have room to grow there.

I bought a new Husaberg to make it easier for me, and less costly to try more risky things... but I am quite sure that the limit will be me until I get to a point where everything I want to do does not overly worry me. I want to get to the point that I'm 90% sure about anything I might feel like pointing the bike at. And have fun getting to that point!

Once I get to that point, I am again the limit -- intentionally limiting my arse clowning to keep the risks of death and dismemberment slightly reduced.
Best thing I learned with respect to riding dirt is to go at my own pace. Everyone I ride with is better than me and once I accepted that and rode my own pace (which they are all fine with - I'm not that much slower) I enjoyed it so much more. Trying to keep up with others and bashing my brains out sucked...
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:36 AM   #14174
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #14175
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How is it not ideal??? In the same what that driving a Hummer around Laguna Seca is not ideal. Having done most of the passes out in that area on my DRZ, I can relate...glad I had it and not my Tiger. Nothing you can't do on the Tiger, it's just a lot more work and a lot less fun.

Cheers,
You're right but you don't have that sense of achievement by doing it on the DRZ because you're expected to whizz up there.
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