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Forum: Equipment Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,447
Posted By CPORet
First thing I did with my TT racks is swap out...

First thing I did with my TT racks is swap out the locks. Found a company that sells
the security (coke machine style) locks. Direct fit and got them all keyed together.
I've dumped my bike twice...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,212
Posted By CPORet
Hey, somebody has to supply the rat bike, bobber...

Hey, somebody has to supply the rat bike, bobber and Craigslist Dumbass crowd with donor bikes.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-26-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By CPORet
September 2011: YAY! New Bike! ...

September 2011: YAY! New Bike!

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx186/MattAltieri/Matts%20Bike%20pictures/Bike1_zpsoj8vtrz9.jpg

March 2012: YAY! Newer Bike!
...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By CPORet
Nanuq - There's a couple of threads in here...

Nanuq -

There's a couple of threads in here about the Uclear, if you want to search for them.
I have a UClear UBC-100 in my old helmet. Can't compare it to Scala, but it's not
quite as good...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 120,892
Posted By CPORet
Dug up two pictures I took when a friends Dad...

Dug up two pictures I took when a friends Dad gave us a tour through Rocky Reach Dam in
Wenatchee WA. He was one of the engineers there, so we got to see areas that are usually
off limits.

The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 233,799
Posted By CPORet
Okay, maybe not cool, but it's the first...

Okay, maybe not cool, but it's the first personalized plate I've ever had.

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx186/MattAltieri/Matts%20Bike%20pictures/SmallPlate_zpsxx5wskmd.jpg
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,418
Posted By CPORet
The exact reason I traded my BMW at a loss for a...

The exact reason I traded my BMW at a loss for a Triumph.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 703,823
Posted By CPORet
I've heard that there was a run of bad vinyl from...

I've heard that there was a run of bad vinyl from Triumph. Not sure what year models it affected. I haven't had
any problems with the rear seat on my '12. Since it's just stapled on, you could...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,418
Posted By CPORet
And now for the incoherent ramblings of a retired...

And now for the incoherent ramblings of a retired madman....

IRT the parts departments not carrying the part(s) you need, it's not just the bike dealerships.
It's the same thing with auto parts. ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,418
Posted By CPORet
Take a look at Motorcycles of Charlotte. I bought...

Take a look at Motorcycles of Charlotte. I bought 2 bikes through them, and they treated me
real good. I'd definitely buy through them again.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,418
Posted By CPORet
Wow. Was business that bad out there or was it...

Wow. Was business that bad out there or was it Triumph? IIRC they became a Triumph
dealership in 2011 or 2012. I can understand Carolina Euro dropping/losing Triumph, but
they were the only...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By CPORet
Year: 2012 Type: 800 ABS (Roadie) Purchase...

Year: 2012
Type: 800 ABS (Roadie)
Purchase Date: Mar 31, 2012
Total Miles: 36825

So far, no problems at all. I'm now on my 3rd set of tires
and second chain/sprocket. At this point, I really...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By CPORet
I've got a Nemo 1P air beam tent. So far, I've...

I've got a Nemo 1P air beam tent. So far, I've not had one problem with it in regards
to the air beams. Had it up for 2 days once, and the air beams were still rock solid.

It's real easy to set...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By CPORet
Not sure where you are in VA, but I'd figure that...

Not sure where you are in VA, but I'd figure that with all the military transfers in and out
of the Norfolk area, you could probably get your hands on some used boxes or even a
used crate from one...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-07-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,660
Posted By CPORet
K1W1 is correct about taking the plastic bits off...

K1W1 is correct about taking the plastic bits off to get at the air box. The last time I took
my bike to the dealer, I stripped off all of the extra stuff - engine bars, side & top cases;
pretty...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-07-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By CPORet
Hmmm, that sounds just like SW Motech.....

Hmmm, that sounds just like SW Motech.....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,660
Posted By CPORet
Graeme, I don't think the service costs are...

Graeme,

I don't think the service costs are any better here either. Last 12k (B & D) service I had done
cost me $897.00 USD (1150 Austrailian). I kind of expected that really, but what I didn't...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By CPORet
Huh. I registered my motorcycle and my truck,...

Huh. I registered my motorcycle and my truck, and received only the interior transponder.
Doesn't say M on it either. Might just be the way WV works, dunno. Found a good mounting
spot for it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-13-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 108,222
Posted By CPORet
Well then, never buy coffee at a Sheetz. Buy it...

Well then, never buy coffee at a Sheetz. Buy it at 8:00 am and it's still hot as molten lava at 10:00 am. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,592
Posted By CPORet
I tried the Neverwet not too long after it hit...

I tried the Neverwet not too long after it hit the market. Found out quickly why in all of the demo
videos they sprayed it on white objects. Like keiji said, it leaves a white frosting over...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By CPORet
That's not bad, but a lot more than I'm looking...

That's not bad, but a lot more than I'm looking for. Don't really need the extra storage place, just the flat rack.
Plus, I wonder how much that set up actually weighs.
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By CPORet
This is exactly what I've been looking for. But,...

This is exactly what I've been looking for. But, for some reason, Motech doesn't
appear too interested in producing one for the Triumph Tiger. :pissed
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,475
Views: 359,994
Posted By CPORet
Now, if only he'd done that with a...

Now, if only he'd done that with a BMW...............
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 4,196,607
Posted By CPORet
Okay, I see where Triumph is now using the XCX...

Okay, I see where Triumph is now using the XCX (XC) risers as a "Key Accessory" for the
XRX (Roadie). Nice of Triumph to finally get on the page here. Some of us have been
doing that for a few...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By CPORet
As per the above link, I'll share what I know. ...

As per the above link, I'll share what I know.

I have one.

Overall, not bad. Bit of a PITA though. I'm no camping/roughing it expert, I bought it really for one reason -
I didn't want to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,931
Posted By CPORet
Have you looked at the BMW F650GS or F700GS? ...

Have you looked at the BMW F650GS or F700GS? They can be a tad pricey at the
dealerships, but you can also find good ones on the used market. I don't think you'll
find any of them beat to death...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By CPORet
I'd love to be able to do that, but I'm having a...

I'd love to be able to do that, but I'm having a little trouble coming up with the cash
for a 590, 660 or 665 Zumo. So for now, it's Mapquest and iTunes via BT from my
phone.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By CPORet
Try about 6 hours, if you're lucky. Even with the...

Try about 6 hours, if you're lucky. Even with the last update they made to it
which did increase battery life, I can only manage about <7 hours on a full
charge. However, I did discover that the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 183,753
Posted By CPORet
How about a tank, ship and airplane. USS Alabama...

How about a tank, ship and airplane. USS Alabama Memorial Park, Mobile AL.

10/13/14:

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx186/MattAltieri/USS%20Alabama/USS_Alabama_zps2de019da.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,811
Posted By CPORet
This was my first trip to Barbers, and 1st...

This was my first trip to Barbers, and 1st Vintage Festival. Gotta say, WOW!

Got there on Friday around 1:00 PM, and since I was there the whole weekend I
figured I'd start out in the Museum...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,811
Posted By CPORet
I'm headed back up to WV, and I seem to be right...

I'm headed back up to WV, and I seem to be right in the middle of the storm headed that way. Last night it was a weather trifecta- thunder lightning and rain, but the tent didn't leak and I stayed...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 703,823
Posted By CPORet
Okay, now the next brake related upgrade question...

Okay, now the next brake related upgrade question -

How many of you have upgraded to braided brake hoses? I'm thinking about a set of braided Galfer
lines. I know that the OEM ones will get...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 703,823
Posted By CPORet
I changed out my OEM rear pads with EBC HH pads...

I changed out my OEM rear pads with EBC HH pads at 22k, and my fronts at 24k (all highway).
If it hadn't been for the WV inspection, I wouldn't have noticed the rear ones needed to be replaced. ...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21,932
Views: 4,196,607
Posted By CPORet
I've ordered all my parts through Bike Bandit,...

I've ordered all my parts through Bike Bandit, and have been really pleased.

The one thing you need to remember about ordering Triumph parts - be prepared to wait.
Suppliers like Bike Bandit...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,475
Views: 359,994
Posted By CPORet
Yeah, I guess those "meany" mods are what makes...

Yeah, I guess those "meany" mods are what makes it "vary" fast.

:fpalm
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,689
Posted By CPORet
4401 W. Wendover. Geez, couldn't they have picked...

4401 W. Wendover. Geez, couldn't they have picked a better location? Or at least someplace where you didn't have to make either a u-turn or 50 different lefts & rights to get to.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,475
Views: 359,994
Posted By CPORet
Maybe this was the theme he was going for: ...

Maybe this was the theme he was going for:

http://geek-news.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/spooonn.jpg



Spoooon!
Forum: Trip Planning 09-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,540
Posted By CPORet
I tried one of those SLA 9ah batteries, but it...

I tried one of those SLA 9ah batteries, but it only lasted about 3 hours. Never was an electrical/electronic
genius. I looked at the mfgr's battery packs, and while they look like they'll do, I...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,689
Posted By CPORet
Wow, didn't know that. I used to shop there...

Wow, didn't know that. I used to shop there frequently. Though, it was in a somewhat crappy area of town.


I think Cycle Gear is typical of what shopping is like overall nowadays. You can get...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,811
Posted By CPORet
I'm definitely going. If anyone else is...

I'm definitely going.

If anyone else is going and traveling from the WV/MD/VA (north)/PA areas, let me know. I've got a nice
route picked out. Leaving 10/9, and should get there by 12:00 pm...
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