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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-21-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 751,866
Posted By lopaca
I went with Barkbusters

I purchased mine from Twisted Throttle. Install was easy once I was able to get the OEM screws out of the ends of the grips. They already paid for themselves on two little get offs in the dirt as I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By lopaca
Went Ahead with the GPRs

Scotts does not make one yet for the Tiger. I just installed the GPR - fairly straightforward (only because my buddy helped me). I have yet to test it out but if it is like the one I have on my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By lopaca
Custom Builds

I have custom seats on my dirt bike, my BMW RT and the Tiger. I can't imagine not having one. Everyone is different. If you are not comfortable now chances are you are not going to be in the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By lopaca
Wicked Get 'er Dirty!

Live with it a bit, get her dirty a few times and then start farkling. I got mine in Jan. I have the following mods:

Bill Mayer Custom Seat
Adventure Foot Pegs from Pro Moto Billet
SW Mototech...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,161
Views: 669,713
Posted By lopaca
Mitas E07

Has anyone tried this rear tire on a Tiger XC or XCx? If so, what are your thoughts on the tire?

Do a search, and try ride reports you will get some great insight. As I posted about the Arizona...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 246,744
Posted By lopaca
Not sure about the other manufacturers'...

Not sure about the other manufacturers' dimensions but I just measured mine (mototechs) and they are 20" wide without bags, naturally.

Hope that helps.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By lopaca
Call Twisted Throttle

They sell the racks and most cases. Give them a call and ask. Great customer service.
Forum: Canada 04-16-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By lopaca
Yeah, it was a good thing I checked and proof of...

Yeah, it was a good thing I checked and proof of how valuable this forum can be.

Thanks for chiming in and reinforcing our decision.

Bob
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By lopaca
Thanks

Cool. Then we'll pick right about in the middle.

Thanks again.
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By lopaca
We Are Rescheduling

Nevermind any responses. I checked the weather history for the area and decided that we would go in July instead.
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By lopaca
September Weather for Inuvik Ride

We are planning a ride up to Inuvik out of Seattle.

It is starting to look like early to middle of September will be our window.

Any input re the weather and/or road conditions for this time of...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-10-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By lopaca
It Takes Some Doing....

Tough to do without taking off the shifter and the brake levers.

I managed to do it with the help of a friend as it required quite some pushing and bending of the levers, but it all turned out...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-09-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,332
Views: 819,660
Posted By lopaca
Dust to Dawson

Dust to Dawson - motorcycle ride up in Alaska.

This is their facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dust-to-Dawson/161030663930037

I have ridden up and through Dawson but I have done...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9,465
Views: 1,977,760
Posted By lopaca
I Had Mine Lowered

I have a 29" inseam and got tired of fighting it. Mine is an 08 530. I think I had them lower it by at least an inch and a half if not more - it has been a while and I am not certain.

In any...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,332
Views: 819,660
Posted By lopaca
Drunk Uncle, one of my favorite SNL characters -...

Drunk Uncle, one of my favorite SNL characters - priceless.

We are locked in on a September time frame. I believe the D2D is earlier in the summer, but if not, we would love the company. We have...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,975
Views: 1,555,075
Posted By lopaca
Her First Dirt Ride

Not real dirty yet!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,332
Views: 819,660
Posted By lopaca
Laugh Pleasantly Surprised by the Choice of the Bike

The bike amazed me beyond belief! It handled everything like a champ. Note - I did have the front and rear shocks adjusted for me by my suspension guru here in the L.A. area (George at ESP in La...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-08-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,332
Views: 819,660
Posted By lopaca
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-05-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By lopaca
I called them and they do not. I ordered and...

I called them and they do not.

I ordered and have yet to put on the GRPs. I have one on my KTM 530EXCR and love it - no complaints.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,581
Posted By lopaca
Question Planning for 1st Week in October

We are planning now to do the UTBDR (north to south) and then finish the AZBDR up to where we had to turn around a couple of weeks ago at Mogollon Rim - opens in April.

For anyone that has ridden...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,614
Posted By lopaca
Putting One On

I rode with the stock screen and an add on MRA X Screen wind deflector. It only took a little bit of time to dial it in and find that happy spot.

Unfortunately, it did not survive a get off in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,774
Posted By lopaca
Cool2 Just Finished a 7 Day Ride - Saw the Reserve Light Twice

Bought the bike end of Jan.

Prepped it (custom seat, lowered pegs, raised handlebars, added bark busters, mounted gps, racks, etc.) and broke it in in Feb.

Just finished a 1500 mile 7 day ride...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-22-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By lopaca
Touratech Evaluation

I put the touratech screen adjuster and gps bar mount item on my 2015 xcx and went out for a 5 day dirt ride. I mounted the zumo to the bar and after a day or two the damn thing started to rotate...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-19-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,773
Posted By lopaca
Border to Mogollan Rim. Trail was closed there...

Border to Mogollan Rim. Trail was closed there until sometime in April.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,773
Posted By lopaca
I can't compare the year differences. I just got...

I can't compare the year differences. I just got the 2015 XCX end of Jan. I spent the month of Feb. breaking her in and farkling her out.

Then we hit the AZ Back Country Discovery Route - this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By lopaca
Triumph Dealer Rents

Call the Triumph dealer in Vegas. They rent bikes. Great guys to work with.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Come On Now, Let's All Get Along

In all my years on this board and others it is obvious that reading written words can be interpreted one way or the other. And yes I have read numerous threads and posts started by and responded to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-17-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By lopaca
Just Did a 1500 Mile Loop 75% Dirt on XCX

I bought my XCX end of January. I spent Feb. breaking it and getting it ready for the AZ Back Country Discovery Route. I added a Bill Mayer custom seat. I have a 29" inseam. With the new seat in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By lopaca
Well crap, I just installed a set of Rox Risers! ...

Well crap, I just installed a set of Rox Risers! Maybe the Scotts will fit with the Rox Risers?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 51,384
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Mitas E07 Dakar Rear and E10 Dakar Front

I went with these for a 1500 mile adventure ride in Arizona. Just got back yesterday.

The E07 rear is a dual sport tire, not that aggressive looking. The E10 front is a full knobby.

I was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By lopaca
Just Got Back

Had to end the trip at Mongollon Rim Road as the gate was closed as we had anticipated. Several people there including some locals, said the gate does not open until April. We slabbed it to Cotton...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By lopaca
Talking Hitting the trail tomorrow

Made it from Pasadena, CA to Tucson today. Heading out tomorrow o dark thirty probably at the start of the trail by 9.
I'll report snow as soon as we hit it. Another storm on its way mid week so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By lopaca
Cool2 Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route March 10

3 of us will be starting out at or near the border and plan on getting to Utah or as far as we can get - weather permitting. We will be on a KTM 690, BMW XChallenge and a Triumph Tiger XCX.

We...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 67,493
Posted By lopaca
March 10 - March 17

We will be at the beginning of the trail on March 10. Understand that we may only get up to the 2nd or 3rd sections (Globe) if we are lucky.

We'll keep an eye out for you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By lopaca
We just may take you up on that.

We just may take you up on that.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,092
Posted By lopaca
Proof of Insurance & ID Required

You probably already know but to go through the base you have to have your insurance, registration and of course drivers license.

There is a mission on base that is fun to check out if you are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks So Much

Much appreciated! Looks like we will just double back and enjoy the first 2 sections this trip. We will head back out when in the spring or fall as that seems to be the best time to ride this...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By lopaca
Eek Nevermind - I Figured it Out

So there is such a thing as a stupid question.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By lopaca
What Did You Not Like About the GS

I would say it depends on why you got rid of the GS. I looked at the 1200GSA, 800GSA and the Tiger XCX. I decided on the Tiger.

The most simple statement I can think of is that the Tiger is a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By lopaca
Question Installing New Gear Shift Lever

I am installing a new gear shift lever with one that has the folding tip.

I don't have a shop manual yet. Does anyone know how to remove the linkage from the lever that goes to the gear box? ...
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