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Old 08-14-2011, 01:51 PM   #781
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Cheryl never posted the entire trip and now look what she has done
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #782
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Bravo - Very well put together...

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:37 PM   #783
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Sorry about that...fixed it by making some pics smaller!

Thanks, much better.
And thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

At some point you said that the Tigers were hard to get up on the centerstands. Was this because of all the weight you had on the rear, or do you think there is a design problem with the XC centerstand? I ask because I have the road version and find the centerstand very easy to use.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:39 PM   #784
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I hope Triumph takes the Tigers from you for research and development. They can learn a lot between the bikes and your RR to better the next model. I do, however, hope that they also give you two new Tigers without stalling problems for free. After all, you got the word out and got many people excited about this bike. You more than likely even caused a few to go buy it, or to help people who were "on the fence" about buying it decide on it. For such a fantastic job, I hope to see you get some Tigers for your hard work! Thanks again!
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:42 PM   #785
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Thanks, much better.
And thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

At some point you said that the Tigers were hard to get up on the centerstands. Was this because of all the weight you had on the rear, or do you think there is a design problem with the XC centerstand? I ask because I have the road version and find the centerstand very easy to use.
Center with or without luggage on the XC bikes, both of ours are very difficult to get up with one person. Not sure if it the design or the ground clearance making the stand longer than the roadie. But on the BMW the center stands are a piece of cake. And both Cheryl and I have difficulty not just one of us.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:48 PM   #786
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I hope Triumph takes the Tigers from you for research and development. They can learn a lot between the bikes and your RR to better the next model. I do, however, hope that they also give you two new Tigers without stalling problems for free. After all, you got the word out and got many people excited about this bike. You more than likely even caused a few to go buy it, or to help people who were "on the fence" about buying it decide on it. For such a fantastic job, I hope to see you get some Tigers for your hard work! Thanks again!


We agree take them apart and learn. Not sure how many companies get this chance. Then make us a deal on either the white ones we rode or new ones. Make us a deal we can not refuse is what we say....
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:15 PM   #787
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Center with or without luggage on the XC bikes, both of ours are very difficult to get up with one person. Not sure if it the design or the ground clearance making the stand longer than the roadie. But on the BMW the center stands are a piece of cake. And both Cheryl and I have difficulty not just one of us.
That is interesting. I have the 658GS and can get it on the centerstand only with a ton of effort. You think we may be in alternate universes?

And can I get an autographed 8x10 glossy of that portrait?
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:18 PM   #788
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I am going to have to charge you for the autographed print...maybe if we sell enough we can make enough $$ to go RTW next year
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:57 PM   #789
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Anyone interested in expenses?

Just wondering if I should post expenses?
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:12 PM   #790
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Sure, would kind of like to know how much I have to start saving to even remotely start a trip like this. I have been subscribed since the beginning of this RR and I am sad that it is over. Please keep us updated on what Triumph tells you in regards to the stalling issues. I am glad that you love the Tigers and that they got you all over the place and back home safe and sound.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:16 AM   #791
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Glad you made it back safe! Hard to believe its been over 40 days already. I'm sure many of us would be interested in expenses, help in our own planning. Your evalulation was excellent a lot of info others can use. Thanks for your hard work in doing this RR. I vote for the DVD

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Old 08-15-2011, 05:31 AM   #792
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Expenses coming

I will put together an expense report maybe later today. Get ready because it was not cheap especially the gas part! The Tigers used more gas than we thought they would especially compared to our BMW's. Last year for 26 days going cross country on the Beemers it cost us about $900 round trip, 2 bikes.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:30 AM   #793
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:37 AM   #794
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Great trip, great reporting and great cause!

Thanks for the report on the bikes. I am getting into DS bikes now (as you can see by my qty of posts) and your story helps a lot in making the decision...so who will it be Brits or Germans?
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:46 AM   #795
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Way to Go

Hi Cheryl and Leslie, congratulations on finishing your great trip and thanks for the pics. Nice tread left on those tires too - I gotta get a pair of those! John.
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