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Old 04-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #8626
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I was standing in the garage admiring the LC last night :-) and starting to plan for the set of tools that I need to take with me on the big trip. Whereas my previous beemers (specifically, an 1150RT) had a mixture of allen and torx, this one is all torx -- I couldn't find a bolt that isn't. That's good -- fewer tools to carry. But, in the case of breakdown I need to have them all with me, as finding an odd size torx in the middle of nowhere may be difficult. I think that I've got all the standard sizes (T15, T20, T25... up to T50) but I have no idea what size is required to remove the rear wheel. Anyone know what size this is? (And I'm sure that I'll have to special order this; Sears and other local hardware stores only have up to T50 in stock.)
Yeah, now I feel stupid. I had only eyeballed the rear wheel bolts and thought that they were much bigger, but now that I'm home and tried it a T50 fits. So looks like the T15 to T50 set will do the trick.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #8627
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Yeah, now I feel stupid. I had only eyeballed the rear wheel bolts and thought that they were much bigger, but now that I'm home and tried it a T50 fits. So looks like the T15 to T50 set will do the trick.
I don't think you need a full set
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #8628
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #8629
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^ Surprised they could do that "test" with a straight face.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:42 PM   #8630
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I've read so much here, almost lost interest
Now looking forward to somebody spotting the GSA...
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #8631
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^ Surprised they could do that "test" with a straight face.
What is wrong with having an expert rider trying the bikes out and giving some feedback?
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:22 PM   #8632
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:25 PM   #8633
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #8634
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What is wrong with having an expert rider trying the bikes out and giving some feedback?
Oh yeah, he was real good. Loved watching him wobble around that corner with his foot out like he was flat-tracking...
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:34 PM   #8635
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:24 AM   #8636
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:22 AM   #8637
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Thanks.

Pretty much matches what I (and most people) thought.
It's always good when an expert agrees with you (or ahem... you agree with an expert ).

Didn't expect Triumph to be that bad off-road in this incarnation.

So the Kind and Queen of expensive-mega-duals(-that-we-actually-don't-need*) remain the same.

(* as any DR rider would say)
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:56 AM   #8638
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:04 AM   #8639
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Thanks.

Pretty much matches what I (and most people) thought.
It's always good when an expert agrees with you (or ahem... you agree with an expert ).
Hope you're joking. The "offroad" course ridden was laughable, the MCN rider's technique was pathetic and your average 8 year old could give a more thoughtful critique.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:16 AM   #8640
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Hope you're joking. The "offroad" course ridden was laughable, the MCN rider's technique was pathetic and your average 8 year old could give a more thoughtful critique.
First of all I didn't see an offroad course. Just some kidding around. I don't think this is the test he did on the bikes. He must have done some tests that they did not show. The video was like a summary thing. Do you have any more video about this test?

That said, do you disagree with his opinion?

Or the point of the post was that this expert did not actually test anything?
Or you question his expertise? (esp. maybe compared to yours)

Finally, if that was the actual test (fooling around in some light dirt for 5 minutes each bike), the indication that expert got, you think is wrong? In other words if the bikes give out a specific "feeling" when ridden on that course, you believe it would change on a longer harder one? Could for example the Triumph be a hidden gem? (very well hidden, very deep only for Indiana Jones to dig out) Or BMW crap? Or something like that?

Sorry just trying to understand what you mean.
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