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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
Posted By XRman
bladder

I use a liquid containment fuel bladder. Just roll it up and tie to the bike after use. They come in various sizes. Mine is 12 L. I have no idea how many us gallons that is.
I know the USA is...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By XRman
I assume not

I assume not
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By XRman
Moskomoto bags

I have been looking for a pannier bag system but preferrably with out pannier racks.

Take a look at the Moskomoto 80L Rackless bag. I just ordered one! $460 delivered to OZ. It looks to be a...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By XRman
Moskomoto ordered

After deliberation and watching the video outlining the Moskomoto 80L bag system I have ordered one ( I think one only).

If I got it wrong I will have one for sale on the flea market. Cost $460...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By XRman
Flea market

There is a very nice well prepared 660 on the flea market (not mine).

Having said that when i first looked at the XT660 I thought, " too heavy, too big, too expensive." I bought a DRZ400 and...
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By XRman
I am impressed

Impressive! Very versatile piece of kit.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By XRman
I had a look at these on the website for...

I had a look at these on the website for interest. it would appear that they are panniers with a stiffened inner U shaped panel so that you don't need to add pannier racks to stop the bags going into...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 659,006
Posted By XRman
If you have fited rim locks you can always run it...

If you have fited rim locks you can always run it flat at low speed for a mile which heats up the tyre so it is easier to repair trail side. I have never tried this without rim locks though!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-27-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 659,006
Posted By XRman
Mitas work

I had E07 on my DL650 for a year. They were good all rounders for grip and wear rate. They are popular in OZ.

I tried E09 and they were OK on everything except red clay ( what is?) and deep sand....
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,916
Posted By XRman
Mine are still peeling off 3 years later. Not...

Mine are still peeling off 3 years later. Not ideal but OK. My mate pulled all his off and uses it to match his black attire/ bike
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By XRman
the latter

the latter
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
You should add Brian( just a naughty boy) to your...

You should add Brian( just a naughty boy) to your signature
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By XRman
Chinese I would wager Ian. The Ballards hold a...

Chinese I would wager Ian. The Ballards hold a bit more than the Coyote. I might try and email the Nomadrider . Their bag seems best $ value.
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By XRman
Thanks

OK more choices! Thanks for your feedback.

The Ballard bag ( $289 Au) is 38 L , the coyote ($360 US) is 30 L, the Great basin is 60 L capacity. ( $450 US).

Bang for $ the Ballard bag is...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,487
Posted By XRman
Ballards Kakadu bag system

I am looking for feedback on the Ballard knock off/ copy of the Giant Loop U shaped rackless pannier system.

Has anyone tried this bag???
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,786
Posted By XRman
Tt

No doubt Touratech will make a guard for it.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,786
Posted By XRman
Time to ride it more.

My impresson on the Tiger test ride was that the motor didn't pull away well in the lower revs range compared to the 650 Suzuki.

If Suzuki could put that V- twin motor ( ample power for...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By XRman
Giant Loop style

have you considered the U shaped strap on bags that do not require a frame. Giant loop make one that works well.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 157,150
Posted By XRman
Thanks TR

I ordered my kit last week. Not arrived at local shop yet. Your description should be useful thanks.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,374
Posted By XRman
heat Demons

from adventure moto. worked well.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 263,659
Posted By XRman
Ski sale

I reckon I could rival Aldi in a ski sale sell off. I have about 6 sets of all mountain skis hanging on my shed wall. Atomics, Elans, K2.
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 157,150
Posted By XRman
Video of pre-filter fitting

Has anyone seen a video of how to fit the pre-filter?

I took off the seat and thought" well it must go down there somewhere"

Nice blue bike Tennerod.

I set my rider mode for rain the...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,555
Posted By XRman
Portland sevice

I attended the dawn service. I was involved cooking a community breakfast with t he Rotary clubs and Lions club.

I didn't wear my grandfathers medals (WW1) or my father's medals (WW2) but I had...
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 157,150
Posted By XRman
another bike

Another odd size socket needed! I am getting quite a selection!
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
No yes and no

No the spare tyre was from our Mitsubishi which I plugged and took as a spare on the trip to Geelong.

Yes the tool kit is deficient of anything to remove the Tiger's front wheel ( stupid...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-25-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,786
Posted By XRman
yaeh but

What Suzuki did was cosmetic really. Their problem with the DL650 isn't the wheels but the inadequate suspension. It is average/poor in travel and control after a few hard hits on a dirt road.

I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-25-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By XRman
won't fit rear!

I see your problem. My disc lock won't fit the rear rotor either.
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 157,150
Posted By XRman
Thanks

That looks as if it could be useful
Forum: Australia 04-24-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 157,150
Posted By XRman
Tigress in residence in my man cave

I have spent a few hours checking her out. So far I have added pivot pegs and a top box (from my DL650) and replaced the Triumph trickle charger lead with one I had to suit my charger.

I altered...
Forum: Australia 04-24-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
reply

Sorry that I have not been in contact. No I have'nt been locked in my man cave with the Tigress admiring her lines (well not much).

I got home after driving though a downpour about 30 minutes...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
damnation

Hooked up the trailer and checked tyre presures. Needed air. Then i noticed left rear on the mitsu. 10psi and two tek screws in it. momories of ntm's crash/flat so i got out the tubeless repair...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,907
Views: 157,150
Posted By XRman
Can't match that

Tennerod is obviously beside himself with anticipation.

Me ? Well I am happy that I sold my DL650 last night to a local-ish guy who appears to be an enthusiast. I have a few more $ to spend on...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
True True and True

I resisted even looking at a Tiger even when I was suggesting one to Wal instead of the 990. I was perfectly happy scooting around on the DL650. It was adequate. The suspension on the Xcx sold it for...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
Cheeky Prick

I only have 9 years to go! I had better get started on that bucket list.

Perhaps that why you bought a Thruxton?

40 years of hard work should have some reward at the end I guess.

So now...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
easy

One old bloke told me that the harder he worked, the luckier he became. He was right!
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
Thanks

and I thought you were a bank teller!!!!
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
old softy

This is very nice of you to take your GF on a romantic trip with 150 bike riders!

If I could only have one bike it would be a DR; or a DRZ400 wr ; or a Tiger 800 ; or...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
Gone but not forgoten

Ok my Strom has gone to a new owner in Pt. Fairy.

It is all Sam's fault. He invited me to test ride a Triumph Tiger800 Xcx and my bike lust was kindled yet again. When will I learn never to...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,164
Posted By XRman
DRs rule

If I could only have one bike the DR650 would be it. My DRZ is better on the dirt the Strom better on the road, but it is hard to beat the mighty DR for an all rounder.

For more dirt than road,...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 287,982
Posted By XRman
Yes please

Yes please
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