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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By RodT
Battery

Keep an eye on the battery, I had 2 different 1989 Alps, and they both boiled the battery dry. Also the connections on the starter solenoid , as they tend to corrode.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 621,154
Posted By RodT
Rick Mayers is a very honest business man, I have...

Rick Mayers is a very honest business man, I have dealt with him several times and Have always been treated fairly. I have read a few complaints about time to finish products, but I wouldn't hesitate...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,883
Posted By RodT
Rick Mayer seat

The width is 14-1/2 http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab3/rodth1/IMG_3023_zpsbc1199e2.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,333
Posted By RodT
enough already

We don't need anymore sensors, just use common sense. These bikes already have more than we need in that department.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-31-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 51,204
Posted By RodT
Rainbow cloud

I took this picture at Lake Oroville, CA. on my ride last week.http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab3/rodth1/IMG_0051_zps5ae67383.jpg...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-27-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
If you get up to Grants Pass, Oregon try the Bear...

If you get up to Grants Pass, Oregon try the Bear Camp costal route. It goes from just north of Grants Pass back to the coast and comes out in Gold Beach. There is a great café just before the coast...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By RodT
Lake Oroville,CA

Here's a picture I took on todays ride. At first I thought it was my polarized glasses, but it's for real. I call it the hand of God!...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,788
Posted By RodT
Tiger 800xc

I'd sell the Transalp, I had 2 and my Tiger is everything I wanted from the Transalp and a lot more. just my opinion. Rod
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 2,520,448
Posted By RodT
Hwy 36

I know it's been shown before,http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab3/rodth1/2014Motorcycletrip017_zpsb798511b.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,883
Posted By RodT
Rick Mayer

I had Rick Mayer do both of my seats, and they are great. I made an appt. and in less than 2hrs. it was done and my wife and I went for a ride to test it. Very reasonable price, and his work is...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By RodT
Try Hwy 49, it's a great ride and not much...

Try Hwy 49, it's a great ride and not much further east than Hwy99.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By RodT
Yes, they are yearly values. Rod

Yes, they are yearly values. Rod
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-05-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By RodT
My 2012 Tiger XC was $131.00 license, and full...

My 2012 Tiger XC was $131.00 license, and full coverage with towing was about $500.00.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
Red Flags

PLEASE BE CAREFULL, lots of red flags in this deal. $7300.00 for starters, title not clear, 3000miles, if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 1,374,293
Posted By RodT
Quake

I hope that the Earthquake hasn't affected you. Did you feel it at ?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,038
Posted By RodT
No wolves, probably no bears, but look out for...

No wolves, probably no bears, but look out for Bigfoot!!!!!!:rofl
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-22-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
+1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2...

+1 on the Rick Mayer seat, I've had mine for 2 summers now and it works great.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-21-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,814
Posted By RodT
800xc

I owned 2 89 Transalp's, and I sold them and bought a Triumph Tiger 800XC. It is everything the Transalp was and so much more. I liked the Transalp, but it really did not have enough power to suit...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By RodT
Tahoe?????

This is the wrong time of the year to go to Tahoe, it's cold and there's a good chance of frost and ice on the roads. If the weather turns bad, Tahoe always gets snow. I would ride south for warmer...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-09-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,496
Posted By RodT
In US

Does anybody know where to get these in the U.S. ?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-09-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
tried both

I tried both settings, and I found it didn't help. The main problem I found, was the stock XC bars did not have enough sweep. I test rode an Explorer, and found the handlebars had about 1-1/2" more...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-08-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
Ergos

I put a set of Tiger Explorer bars on my XC and that fixed the issues with my hands and wrists. They have 1-1/2 " more pull-back than the stock bars. I put a set of ROX 2"risers on the stock bars,...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-26-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
Thumb +1

Thanks, I agree !!!!!
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-25-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
Out here Walmart does not carry the Castrol the...

Out here Walmart does not carry the Castrol the Tiger requires, only the standard types. I paid $8.75 a qt. at O'rielys.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
local chain store

Go to O'riely's or some other parts chain store and you can do 3 oil changes for what you paid.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By RodT
check this out

Check this thread out, Adam Lewis bought a DR650 back east and was able to get papers on it, he's from England. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=582578
Forum: 2 smokers 10-01-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By RodT
manual

Try Yamahaenduro.com, there is a lot of stuff on old Yamaha's.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 1,374,293
Posted By RodT
Adventure Rider's (Fixed)

Adventure Rider's (Fixed)
Forum: 2 smokers 07-14-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,218
Posted By RodT
The big bear scrambler with the high pipes were ...

The big bear scrambler with the high pipes were both a 250 and 305, the 350 was called a grand prix
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-09-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
I put ROX risers on my xc, but took them off when...

I put ROX risers on my xc, but took them off when I got a pair of Explorer bars. I found that I didn't need them with these bars. So Triumph got it closer on the Explorer, but they sure missed it on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,671
Posted By RodT
Finally, they are putting in jumps for dirt...

Finally, they are putting in jumps for dirt bikes!!!!!:rofl

At least we get something for our green sticker money.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-08-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,314
Posted By RodT
I have an 800XC and ride fairly aggressive, and...

I have an 800XC and ride fairly aggressive, and the 800 has more than enough HP to go fast. I also test rode a 1200 Explorer, and it didn't seem to have anymore speed than my 800, but it felt a lot...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 07-03-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
It's apparent that you do not have health issues...

It's apparent that you do not have health issues in you hands and arms. For those of us who do ,the right handlebars can mean the difference in riding and not riding. I finally got a set of...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By RodT
You should have no problem bringing your bikes to...

You should have no problem bringing your bikes to CA. The problems arise if you are a CA resident and buy a 49 state bike it has to have 6 or 7 thousand miles on it or they won't register it. I have...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,197
Posted By RodT
When you get to the Old Mill, have the waitress...

When you get to the Old Mill, have the waitress give me a call. Rod
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-20-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-20-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
Brake pads question?

Is there a difference in ABS model brakes pads and non- ABS pads? They have both listed on E-bay, but the Triumph parts fiche only lists one type. I searched for this , but no luck.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-10-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,082,671
Posted By RodT
I bought some bars from an Explorer 1200 and was...

I bought some bars from an Explorer 1200 and was able to take the ROX risers off. The Explorer bars are a little wider than the stock XC bars and have about 1.5" more sweep. They are a lot better...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,159
Posted By RodT
As long as it has over 7000 miles it should not...

As long as it has over 7000 miles it should not be a problem. The only time there is a problem is if you already live in Calif. People bring in non California vehicles with them as they move all the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By RodT
+1 leave it stock and it'll last longer and work...

+1 leave it stock and it'll last longer and work the way it was designed. Extra hp takes it's toll on the rest of the motor.


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the quality/longevity of oem versus aftermarket, i now go...
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