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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 06:25 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
No whining is good to know. I really like the...

No whining is good to know. I really like the crystal white too. Just like the one I saw at the dealer on Thusday. Congrats on your new bike --- hope you had some heated gear for your ride!
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8,821
Views: 1,802,263
Posted By jwdub
Well you might not be that old yet, but I am:rofl

Well you might not be that old yet, but I am:rofl
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13,816
Views: 745,508
Posted By jwdub
I figured I might get some push back. Although...

I figured I might get some push back. Although I do have a bit of experience -- 54 years. These are some of my current bikes I have to compare:

Husaberg FE450, XR400R, XR250R, DRZ400S, DR650,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13,816
Views: 745,508
Posted By jwdub
"in my experience" ----- Not...

"in my experience" ----- Not yours:1drink
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,813
Posted By jwdub
"They never made a 2010 Ulysses." Just check...

"They never made a 2010 Ulysses." Just check KBB for the 2010 models.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13,816
Views: 745,508
Posted By jwdub
On topic, I've been disappointed in mine. It's...

On topic, I've been disappointed in mine. It's only about 15# lighter than a DRZ, which is a much better DS in my experience.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 737,340
Posted By jwdub
RE SW Motech center stand --- They work great on...

RE SW Motech center stand --- They work great on the Terra -- However, it was designed for it. On the Strada, with it's smaller wheel diameter, it's a pain to lift on the stand. As a matter of...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8,821
Views: 1,802,263
Posted By jwdub
:gerg

:gerg
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:12 AM
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Views: 1,802,263
Posted By jwdub
EWBARGER FWIW, you don't say what type of riding...

EWBARGER FWIW, you don't say what type of riding you do, but I rebuilt my XR's forks last season and removed (I think) 6 of 12 compression discs from the stack on each fork leg. It drastically...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By jwdub
I sure don't see any problem in installing the...

I sure don't see any problem in installing the ecu and the exhaust and then riding it to the dealer. It may not run up to it's potential though until the reset is done. I installed the racing ecu...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By jwdub
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,877
Posted By jwdub
I have an 09 XT and think it's an excellent...

I have an 09 XT and think it's an excellent touring bike that can do dirt/gravel roads too. I like the torque and the tall gearing that allows one to leave it in 3rd gear and rip the twisties.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-30-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
Thanks for the link on the rider programmable...

Thanks for the link on the rider programmable mode (s). I'd been on the Triumph site about a month ago but don't remember any of what's there now. :gerg
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-29-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
I found this one that shows the display with...

I found this one that shows the display with modes and functions being scrolled through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56m0FrHJNRA
But I haven't found one showing selection while riding as yet...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-29-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
I was able to check out the new XCx today - the...

I was able to check out the new XCx today - the pearl (metal flake) white, is very attractive -- overall a very nice bike.

A question for those who already have had theirs for a bit. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 737,340
Posted By jwdub
Getting the air filter cover out is just a matter...

Getting the air filter cover out is just a matter of forcing the clutch cable away from the lower corner. It's a bit of a PITA but doable.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6,247
Views: 923,354
Posted By jwdub
Thanks for the posts on the weep hole mod/seal...

Thanks for the posts on the weep hole mod/seal leak. When I get it apart, I'll post my findings and maybe even a pic!

Well, the weep hole was weeping, but the majority of the coolant was coming...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-27-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
I'm glad to find out that there is a flash to...

I'm glad to find out that there is a flash to pass on the Tiger. Although I don't use flash to pass that way, I certainly do use it when approaching an intersection when I don't think the driver...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6,247
Views: 923,354
Posted By jwdub
I guess it's my turn -- my coolant pump seal (s)...

I guess it's my turn -- my coolant pump seal (s) has taken a dump at just under 70 hrs. At the end of a 104 mile ride in the 4 Peaks area NE of Phoenix, I noticed that the end of the hose from the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
Does the new Tiger have "flash to pass"...

Does the new Tiger have "flash to pass" ?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-24-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12,127
Views: 1,672,090
Posted By jwdub
Quote: "I just got back from AZ" -- from where...

Quote: "I just got back from AZ" -- from where did you get back to? I'm wintering east of Phoenix.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 254,310
Posted By jwdub
Hey, thanks raddboy. FWIW: Compared to the...

Hey, thanks raddboy.

FWIW: Compared to the Triumph the Yamaha has:
15% lower 1st, 7-8% lower 2nd, 3rd,& 4th, 4.8 % lower 5th and a 1% higher 6th.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 254,310
Posted By jwdub
Anyone find the overall gear ratios 1st through...

Anyone find the overall gear ratios 1st through 6th? I'd be curious of the spacing to compare with the Triumph 800 XCx.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-22-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By jwdub
Word has it that the whine is reduced in the 2015...

Word has it that the whine is reduced in the 2015 models. They should be out soon so confirmation of that won't be long in coming.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
I'll be interested in your comparison between the...

I'll be interested in your comparison between the two powerplants.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By jwdub
Ok, my bad! I should have known that they...

Ok, my bad! I should have known that they wouldn't have changed it from the 1995 Tiger I had. I am surprised that the specs show a wider rim for the 800 XC (4.25) than for the Explorer (4.00). ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-15-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By jwdub
Explorer rim is 17" XC is 18"

Explorer rim is 17" XC is 18"
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8,821
Views: 1,802,263
Posted By jwdub
Quote, "The avitar or the black thing?" Oh, God!...

Quote, "The avitar or the black thing?" Oh, God! I didn't even notice the Avitar -- I must be getting-----, rather I am old:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 254,310
Posted By jwdub
Quote: "and the pegs are too far back. Bloody...

Quote: "and the pegs are too far back. Bloody hell." I sat on one at the Seattle show and thought it was OK (6'2" w/ 32" inseam). However, I had a chance to go to the dealer in Chandler, AZ and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8,821
Views: 1,802,263
Posted By jwdub
That's a really nice looking rack -- waiting to...

That's a really nice looking rack -- waiting to see a picture of it mounted.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 254,310
Posted By jwdub
Interesting comments on the rear subframe on the...

Interesting comments on the rear subframe on the FJR and the owner's manual recommendation. I too weigh about 230, ride it double with the side bags and the trunk -- but not loaded with gear. I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-06-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
Shawnspeed, Thanks for the information --...

Shawnspeed,

Thanks for the information -- very informative. Easy to calculate accessory load if the watts drawn by each is known. My heated gear - - pants, jacket liner and gloves draw about...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-06-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
I would think that 476 watts reported by Rider...

I would think that 476 watts reported by Rider magazine would be adequate. A Suzuki Wee Strom has 400 watts and when using heated pants, liner and gloves the headlights will dim noticeably in time...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-02-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,531
Posted By jwdub
Uh, thanks --- I'm not normally so blind:rofl

Uh, thanks --- I'm not normally so blind:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6,247
Views: 923,354
Posted By jwdub
Don't know if UniFilter or Moose Racing have one...

Don't know if UniFilter or Moose Racing have one that will fit, but I've heard that they're good.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,531
Posted By jwdub
Anyone know if there's a low mount muffler...

Anyone know if there's a low mount muffler available?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By jwdub
The last StainTune I bought was two years ago --...

The last StainTune I bought was two years ago -- one for a KTM520 that I modified to fit my 2012 Tenere'. Like you I've had a number of them over the years and also have a set on a Ducati MTS...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-31-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 76,545
Posted By jwdub
Asking purely out of curiosity - Anyone know if...

Asking purely out of curiosity - Anyone know if there's been any change to the fuel tank configuration - e.g. will the Safari Tank for the 800 still fit the 2015?
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6,247
Views: 923,354
Posted By jwdub
Thanks for the tip on the suspension duken4evr. ...

Thanks for the tip on the suspension duken4evr. I'm sure the springs are stock. With the sag in the back w/my weight, I'm also a bit lower in the back and the tracking seems to be fine. I'll do...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6,247
Views: 923,354
Posted By jwdub
I bought my 2010 FE450 last year here in AZ just...

I bought my 2010 FE450 last year here in AZ just before returning to SW Washington. Installed a Sicass Racing turn signal/horn kit, Trail Tech map switch during the summer. I hadn't ridden it...
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