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Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 66,192
Posted By Gryphon12
If you don't mind, what fork conversion did you...

If you don't mind, what fork conversion did you use on your '97?
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gryphon12
I'm right there with you. The liter-plus...

I'm right there with you. The liter-plus Sport-tourers are really great for riding with a pillion, but I prefer to ride solo, so a mid-sized bike it just the ticket for me. Light, nimble, with...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 40,185
Posted By Gryphon12
I agree - at a minimum, you have to pull the...

I agree - at a minimum, you have to pull the steering stem, swing arm, and front & rear wheel bearings to check and (re-)lubricate; what you find makes you want to keep going.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9,961
Views: 1,689,184
Posted By Gryphon12
A Daytona/Street Triple-based Sprint 675 ST.

A Daytona/Street Triple-based Sprint 675 ST.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gryphon12
I agree; sorry if I hit on the Tiger unfairly. It...

I agree; sorry if I hit on the Tiger unfairly. It is tuned for torque and a more linear power delivery for "all roads" or "off road" riding with an upright touring riding position.

However, I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 40,185
Posted By Gryphon12
If you'd read Navin's posts about his EX300R, you...

If you'd read Navin's posts about his EX300R, you would know that the answer is "Yes", and that he is asking an important question for all new bikes, but especially for those built to a (very) low...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gryphon12
Why does everybody jump to 800cc's? NO! The 675...

Why does everybody jump to 800cc's? NO! The 675 engine is MUCH better than the Tiger 800 (stroked 675) for feel, power distribution, etc. Make both if you want, but I want the 675 first.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gryphon12
Ok, a lot if it is rider preference, but a...

Ok, a lot if it is rider preference, but a fairing makes riding at speed in the rain much more pleasant for me. From ankles to helmet, deflecting the rain means I can choose gear that doesn't need to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 19,165
Posted By Gryphon12
I agree, but the list is now "null".

I agree, but the list is now "null".
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gryphon12
Do the racks work on all of the Street Triples? I...

Do the racks work on all of the Street Triples? I was under the impression that the newer versions eliminated rack mounting points. A larger fuel tank and a different saddle would be welcome, too.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,828
Posted By Gryphon12
I've been asking the same question for the past 6...

I've been asking the same question for the past 6 years. Then answer is NO. You and I are the only two who want one. Every time I talk with Triumph dealers or mechanics about this concept, they look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 134,433
Posted By Gryphon12
You need to do some research and reading on this...

You need to do some research and reading on this site. The XR650R is an endure (desert) race bike. The Honda CRF250L is a dual sport. There are thousands of posts on hundreds of threads here...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 134,433
Posted By Gryphon12
As has been said previously, the triple motor's...

As has been said previously, the triple motor's horse power and torque delivery are MUCH better suited to pavement. When you get in the dirt, you don't have enough control with this power delivery. ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,870
Posted By Gryphon12
Because they would cost something like USD $8,500...

Because they would cost something like USD $8,500 to import to the USA and at that price, no one would buy one!
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,702
Posted By Gryphon12
I have friends who were born and raised in India...

I have friends who were born and raised in India and did their post-grad degrees in the USA. They own their own companies - one in the US and one in India. One has a sibling who is a manager at...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 37,697
Posted By Gryphon12
Roadster or Interstate?

Roadster or Interstate?
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,363
Posted By Gryphon12
Thanks much. Your practical review is very...

Thanks much. Your practical review is very useful for me. Have you ridden far enough to get a feel for rear tire wear? Some of the bigger bikes chew through them quickly, but these are often...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Gryphon12
There are several Duke 690 threads here on...

There are several Duke 690 threads here on AdvRider. Use Google to search for the relevant threads.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 308,086
Posted By Gryphon12
Go back and read this thread from the beginning. ...

Go back and read this thread from the beginning. It will only take you an hour or so, and you'll get a feel for almost all of the available dual sports and some converted enduros that fit shorter...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,648
Posted By Gryphon12
I asked these same questions several years ago. ...

I asked these same questions several years ago.

1. The Daytona 675 has a fairing for aero on the track; it offers very little actual weather protection.

2. The Honda 600RR is a sofa...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-12-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Gryphon12
There is a full KLE500 thread here. Use Google...

There is a full KLE500 thread here. Use Google to search.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-07-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 31,112
Posted By Gryphon12
You are mixing your rumors. The KTM's...

You are mixing your rumors.

The KTM's announcement by Stephan Pierer of a 390 Duke-based ADV thumper (to complete the 390-Trio of Duke, RC, & Adv) predate their announcement of new 500-800cc...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 40,185
Posted By Gryphon12
I'll be watching, too. There have also been some...

I'll be watching, too. There have also been some very positive stories on the Duke 390, not only from India, but also from the UK. What keeps me a little bit hopeful is that the RC will be a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,312,703
Posted By Gryphon12
Not if you want range without a 6.5 gallon tank. ...

Not if you want range without a 6.5 gallon tank.

75-85 HP is about optimal. If you want a race bike, buy a KTM.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,312,703
Posted By Gryphon12
Yes, absolutely! Custom after-market tanks are...

Yes, absolutely! Custom after-market tanks are very expensive to develop, hence are expensive to buy. They are only offered on a very few motorcycles, typically dirt bikes and some few Adv bikes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27,866
Views: 5,550,222
Posted By Gryphon12
See the S-10 Skidplate thread.

See the S-10 Skidplate thread.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 31,112
Posted By Gryphon12
I'm sorry, someone explain to me why no one is...

I'm sorry, someone explain to me why no one is making custom (mild) cam shafts and a rear sub-frame support for an Aprilia RXV4.5 and 5.5? I believe that a larger tank is available. Done.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 308,086
Posted By Gryphon12
So...Beta Crosstrainer? Better fit for you, 300cc...

So...Beta Crosstrainer? Better fit for you, 300cc with mellow power, reasonable price.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,312,703
Posted By Gryphon12
There is one longer XLV thread on AdvRider...you...

There is one longer XLV thread on AdvRider...you guys who have experience should update that thread so that rest of us can get a bigger picture of this cool old bike!
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 48,947
Views: 10,181,664
Posted By Gryphon12
Go to the ride reports sub-forums. Lots of folks...

Go to the ride reports sub-forums. Lots of folks ride KTM Enduros on the TAT, so the WRF should be about the same in terms of maintenance - carry oil with you, etc.

To me it really depends on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 307,387
Posted By Gryphon12
The OP who started this thread, QueenPDog, did...

The OP who started this thread, QueenPDog, did exactly that. She wanted the all-roads capability of the Tiger 800 in her touring. She may not ride as aggressively as you do though.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,312,703
Posted By Gryphon12
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 307,387
Posted By Gryphon12
Fuel economy / range might also be a concern....

Fuel economy / range might also be a concern. Highly-tuned motors often use more fuel to produce all that power. This is why the BMW F800-series has less power (than say the VFR800) but gets much...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 307,387
Posted By Gryphon12
Maybe not. The FJ-09 added a larger tank than the...

Maybe not. The FJ-09 added a larger tank than the FZ-09, and the ST3 already has an adequate tank; ditto sub-frame. The Daytona 675 has a full fairing and still weighs only, what, 415 lbs.?

The...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 307,387
Posted By Gryphon12
I tend to agree. The only exception might be...

I tend to agree.

The only exception might be marketing these bikes to women. The F800GT has bee a bit hit with women in the EU, and a minor hit with women here in the USA. Perhaps not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8,697
Views: 2,470,362
Posted By Gryphon12
Several older threads on the NX250 here on...

Several older threads on the NX250 here on ADVrider:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795440 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=795440)
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 307,387
Posted By Gryphon12
I've wanted a 675 Sprint ST for a very long time....

I've wanted a 675 Sprint ST for a very long time. It wouldn't take much for Triumph to modify the rear sub-frame and tweak the Daytona 675 fairing for more height & width. I seem to be alone in my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 54,226
Posted By Gryphon12
And not in a "Picture" thread... Try...

And not in a "Picture" thread...

Try here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021817 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1021817)
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,517
Posted By Gryphon12
If budget is no option, the lowest CG Adv bike...

If budget is no option, the lowest CG Adv bike that handles very well and will do all roads is a Yamaha XT-1200Z Super Tenere.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By Gryphon12
Look on Orange Crush and in the Ride Reports...

Look on Orange Crush and in the Ride Reports forums for the stories of those who have taken the KTM 950/990 ADVs on the Trans-America Trail (TAT). Lots of folks have done it. If I remember...
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