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Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 274,967
Posted By Rincewind
Thanks for the info and pics on the C-Bow system,...

Thanks for the info and pics on the C-Bow system, Rich. Looks very good and fits the bike.

Here is a link to a recent trip I took with my STR. I love this bike!
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Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 274,967
Posted By Rincewind
Strip-R owner checking-in. I got my 2010 in...

Strip-R owner checking-in. I got my 2010 in December 09 and have put over 9000 miles on it. Fantastic bike. I traded in my Tiger 1050 for it.

It's nice to see a Street Triple thread. Mine's...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By Rincewind
What tires are you using, and do you use them...

What tires are you using, and do you use them just to the wear bars?

How much weight is being used in balancing - an excessive amount?

I have not had these problems, but low tire life in a hot...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,494
Posted By Rincewind
Thanks for the Honda link, MotoEdde Re:...

Thanks for the Honda link, MotoEdde

Re: Price differences. Like was said, the NT comes with integrated luggage. It's not a bad price.
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,030
Posted By Rincewind
If I squint, that photochop looks really good. ...

If I squint, that photochop looks really good. But c'mon, that rear tire and exhaust were so blatantly lifted off the CB1000. :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,494
Posted By Rincewind
I'd rather have the CB1000 here. If that AMA...

I'd rather have the CB1000 here.

If that AMA link is true, they should've brought the Transalp too!!
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 76,658
Posted By Rincewind
However a lack of spy pics is not saying much. ...

However a lack of spy pics is not saying much. The other Triumph rumor popping its head again is a new Trophy. This seems like a perennial rumor, but some people are getting persistent that it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By Rincewind
Having ridden a handful of Uly's, and owning my...

Having ridden a handful of Uly's, and owning my 1050, here is my quick 2-cents:

The Uly is more practical in terms of cost and maintenance, reports on fuel economy are also very good. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 76,658
Posted By Rincewind
The rumor was a bump to around 1200cc...

The rumor was a bump to around 1200cc displacement for all the triples, but I haven't heard this again recently.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By Rincewind
I consider them the same general category, just...

I consider them the same general category, just different sizes. YMMV. They are very comparable in terms of price. (No recent Transalps in the US btw.)
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By Rincewind
I haven't ridden the F650GS, but checked one out...

I haven't ridden the F650GS, but checked one out at a dealer. It is a long-wheelbase bike, like the Wee-Stroms. The wheelbase is about 3" longer than a Tiger.

One of the bigger pro's on the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Rincewind
I love it. Moto Morini makes some very desirable...

I love it. Moto Morini makes some very desirable models. I only wish they'd return to the US market.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,489,995
Posted By Rincewind
The stick-on goatee was too distracting, sorry. ...

The stick-on goatee was too distracting, sorry. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,340
Posted By Rincewind
I dunno, the only other scramber I can think of,...

I dunno, the only other scramber I can think of, that's currently available in the US, is the BMW XCountry. The other F800 Scrambler shown recently is an aftermarket production c/o Touratech, and I...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,340
Posted By Rincewind
The Scramblers would get their asses kicked by...

The Scramblers would get their asses kicked by Supermotos on a Supermoto track, or most backroads for that matter. So no, I don't think the Scramblers are the next Supermotos exactly. But I...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,489,995
Posted By Rincewind
I have highway pegs mounted off my Hepco & Becker...

I have highway pegs mounted off my Hepco & Becker engine guards. The guards work pretty good for that, even though the bolt-on pegs are not perfectly straight.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,489,995
Posted By Rincewind
Nice one, Strada. You seem to have solved the...

Nice one, Strada. You seem to have solved the lighting problem. :lol3 :1drink I'm trying to figure why you have sliders on your axles but no frame sliders or engine guards.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,175
Posted By Rincewind
Yes, sounds like a Tiger to a T. :thumb

Yes, sounds like a Tiger to a T. :thumb
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Rincewind
Jokes on me then, I paid a whole $8 for the...

Jokes on me then, I paid a whole $8 for the Triumph one! Cha-ching! :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Rincewind
Is it puking out of the overflow line below the...

Is it puking out of the overflow line below the bike? I had an issue recently where the coolant tank would expand and overflow out the tube. I believe it was an air bubble in the system - I...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,175
Posted By Rincewind
Tiger 1050's are sportbikes on stilts. I would...

Tiger 1050's are sportbikes on stilts. I would put them on the same level as the Multistrada, Ulysses, and Versys for offroad abilities. I take mine on gravel and packed dirt without any issue, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-07-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,037
Posted By Rincewind
Very cool, nice post. It is like a F650 XCountry...

Very cool, nice post. It is like a F650 XCountry and F800GS had a baby.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,992
Posted By Rincewind
If that bike were offered in the US, I would be...

If that bike were offered in the US, I would be very interested. :thumb
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5,839
Views: 1,489,995
Posted By Rincewind
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m17/Rincewind00...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m17/Rincewind0011/Tiger1050/FatherDay09/Untitled-8.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m17/Rincewind0011/Tiger1050/FatherDay09/Untitled-5-1.jpg
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Forum: Beasts 07-06-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,727
Posted By Rincewind
Yes I would buy a 1050 Tiger. My 07 has about...

Yes I would buy a 1050 Tiger. My 07 has about 22,500 miles. Fantastic bike with a great lineage.

I agree that the Hinckley Tiger was originally a 'styling exercise' meant to commemorate Dakar...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Rincewind
That bites. Did you happen to change the coolant...

That bites. Did you happen to change the coolant recently? Did it happen to be overfilled? I know even if I fill it to the MAX line, it will still seek the MIN line and stay there. Other issue...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By Rincewind
Great list of bikes, pretty varied. I think you...

Great list of bikes, pretty varied. I think you will be disappointed in the performance of the smaller budget bikes if you are coming from a R1200GS.

The Tiger is pretty damn close to what you...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,692
Posted By Rincewind
Nearly 20k miles on my 1050 Tiger. I have been...

Nearly 20k miles on my 1050 Tiger. I have been going by the book on service. Here is the rundown:

1. Oil and new filter every 6k (self-performed) - about $65 if you use the Triumph Mobil oil and...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,792
Posted By Rincewind
I remember when the Uly was first rumored, and...

I remember when the Uly was first rumored, and there was an extremely long rumor thread on Advrider that I followed. I REALLY thought that it would be my next bike because there were so many...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,001
Posted By Rincewind
Nice pics :evil :clap

Nice pics :evil :clap
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By Rincewind
It's not bad. My wife has traveled with me on my...

It's not bad. My wife has traveled with me on my Tiger 1050 on a number of occasions. Bike handling with a passenger is very good.

At first she was a bit put-off by the higher seat, but it's...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,576
Posted By Rincewind
Givi came out w/a Monorack and softbag rails for...

Givi came out w/a Monorack and softbag rails for the Street Triple a few months ago. As to looking like a misfit, who cares, I think it looks like a great commuter or light-tourer set-up. Givi link...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 88,498
Posted By Rincewind
It depends which software you're running as to...

It depends which software you're running as to whether you can run the 'miles remaing' to 0. The revised software calculates more conservatively and I have run it to 0 miles remaining and still had...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 88,498
Posted By Rincewind
I kind of agree with your take on the aftermarket...

I kind of agree with your take on the aftermarket cases, but I'm a little conflicted as I do like Mr. Wilson's set-up. I am considering the small Givi E21 cases later though they don't have near the...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 88,498
Posted By Rincewind
Lets you conveniently charge your phone or Ipod. ...

Lets you conveniently charge your phone or Ipod. There are also device mounts for the front of those bags, LED lights for inside the bag or the map surface, etc. The SW-Motech bags have nice...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 88,498
Posted By Rincewind
At full lock it touches the side pocket of the...

At full lock it touches the side pocket of the bag. It's not enough to worry about.

If I had the money I'd upgrade to the SW-Motech electrified tank bag that mounts to the fuel cap cover.
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 88,498
Posted By Rincewind
:lol3 Yeah it's a little big. Not the best fit...

:lol3 Yeah it's a little big. Not the best fit but it works for now. The Icon bag uses magnets and a strap in the front.

Since those pics I've added highway pegs to the engine guards - very...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 88,498
Posted By Rincewind
Sure, here you go. ...

Sure, here you go.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m17/Rincewind0011/Tiger1050/IMG_1089-1.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m17/Rincewind0011/Tiger1050/NewEngland08259.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 88,498
Posted By Rincewind
Nice Tiger! Have fun fitting it out. :thumbup ...

Nice Tiger! Have fun fitting it out. :thumbup

Here's the stuff I use:

SW-Motech Alu-rack with a Givi V46 case. I plan on eventually getting the side racks as well. The benefit of the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,506
Posted By Rincewind
That's the first Matte Black one I've seen...

That's the first Matte Black one I've seen outside of the Triumph website and news releases. BEAUTIFUL!! :cry :eek1

Congrats to CDickey on his S3 as well.
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