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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-09-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By No Coast Rider
I like some of those parts, but the luggage guard...

I like some of those parts, but the luggage guard seems like a bad idea. In a tipover with that setup minus guards the box will take the hit and probably transfer the force into the rack, bending it....
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,617
Posted By No Coast Rider
LoL have to agree. No focus there whatsoever.

LoL have to agree. No focus there whatsoever.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-09-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By No Coast Rider
Lucky skunk. I'm waiting for the SMT version....

Lucky skunk. I'm waiting for the SMT version. Hoping it's like a lighter SA that I'll be able to reach the ground on.
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By No Coast Rider
Looks like an awesome trip, best of luck planning...

Looks like an awesome trip, best of luck planning the route
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,617
Posted By No Coast Rider
Amen, as I alluded to in my above post, my Tiger...

Amen, as I alluded to in my above post, my Tiger was a mess, low tire pressure, tight chain, low oil, spongy brakes, an this was a brand new bike. That dealer sucks and I never went back, found a new...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,617
Posted By No Coast Rider
I get that sentiment, but that wasn't the case...

I get that sentiment, but that wasn't the case here, I knew from experience what kind of riding position doesn't work for me and my back, and that was it. As to the motor, I'm sure eventually I would...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,617
Posted By No Coast Rider
For me it's just a safety thing, I've had...

For me it's just a safety thing, I've had vehicles that felt like that Honda and I'd always be speeding because I couldn't gauge my speed by feel. The smoothness is nice but with my bikes I like that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,617
Posted By No Coast Rider
I'm a big fan of test rides. I was all set to buy...

I'm a big fan of test rides. I was all set to buy a VFR1200 a few years back, went into the dealership with my checkbook, but I haggled with them for a test ride. After just a few minutes I knew I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,540
Posted By No Coast Rider
Great read. I'm still stuck in CT (Manchester)...

Great read. I'm still stuck in CT (Manchester) but the weather is actually getting decent. Good luck, stay safe!
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,806
Posted By No Coast Rider
The real issue people, and I, have with I4s isn't...

The real issue people, and I, have with I4s isn't that they're dull, my FZ1 I was an absolute blast, above 8k RPMs. Below that though, it was really tame. Unfortunately the vast majority of my time...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 44,241
Posted By No Coast Rider
Clearly they didn't since they're still tinkering...

Clearly they didn't since they're still tinkering with that VTEC system that so many people seem to hate. Seems like they may have finally figured it out, but so much time has passed that the bike is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,806
Posted By No Coast Rider
Just saw on Facebook, MCN says it's 207kg ready...

Just saw on Facebook, MCN says it's 207kg ready to ride, so 456lbs. That's for the naked version.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,239,781
Posted By No Coast Rider
Same here, they don't even try to do it, they...

Same here, they don't even try to do it, they just hand me the nozzle.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,806
Posted By No Coast Rider
I think the blue looks pretty classy personally....

I think the blue looks pretty classy personally. The only issue I have is the subframe doesn't look great for luggage.
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 44,241
Posted By No Coast Rider
This is the only current Honda I'd consider...

This is the only current Honda I'd consider buying, but the 7k mile valve adjustment interval is ridiculous. I'd like a VFR, but I can't justify paying 14 grand for a bike that has barely been...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 34,802
Posted By No Coast Rider
What a cool ride, I'm going to give this a shot...

What a cool ride, I'm going to give this a shot this summer on my. Tiger 800 Roadie with Metzeler Tourances.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-23-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By No Coast Rider
Cry I found my old Street Triple on Craigslist a year...

I found my old Street Triple on Craigslist a year ago, emailed the guy to buy it back but he had sold it already. :cry I recognized it immediately by a sticker I had put on the left fork.
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,806
Posted By No Coast Rider
Can't wait to start seeing some reviews of this...

Can't wait to start seeing some reviews of this bike.
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 40,654
Posted By No Coast Rider
I've had no problems with mine on my roadie. The...

I've had no problems with mine on my roadie. The center stand can get hung up on it if you take the bike off the center stand while the kickstand is up. But as I always put the kickstand down before...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-02-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By No Coast Rider
Yeah I always wait until it's warm to start...

Yeah I always wait until it's warm to start opening it up. When I commute in the winter I let it warm up for a few minutes before taking off.
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,445
Posted By No Coast Rider
On a bike that doesn't use the engine oil for the...

On a bike that doesn't use the engine oil for the transmission/clutch I might let the oil go that long. But any standard setup I change it frequently.
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,445
Posted By No Coast Rider
I downloaded the owners manual from the KTM...

I downloaded the owners manual from the KTM website for the 1290 Super Duke. The chart in there lists the 9300 mile valve service as a one time interval, and then they get checked every 18600 miles...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,562
Posted By No Coast Rider
I tried grip puppies before the tennis racket...

I tried grip puppies before the tennis racket tape and didn't like the size and feel of them. The grip tape isn't as big and isn't as squishy as the grip puppies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,928
Posted By No Coast Rider
Tell the wife to suck it and do your thing. I...

Tell the wife to suck it and do your thing. I told my fiancé if she ever tried to make me choose between her and my bike, I'd pick the bike every time.
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,562
Posted By No Coast Rider
I wrap my grips in Gamma gel tennis racket grip...

I wrap my grips in Gamma gel tennis racket grip tape. Great track, soft, and the add a little girth to the grip. Feels perfect to me.
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,445
Posted By No Coast Rider
What is the real valve service interval on this...

What is the real valve service interval on this motor? I was at the KTM dealer the other day and asked the sales guy about it on the Super Duke and he said it was 9k. I can't take any touring bike...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By No Coast Rider
Haven't paid yet but the estimate was around...

Haven't paid yet but the estimate was around $550, without an oil change, I do that myself. I do occasionally load it up pretty good, I went on an 8 day tour with about 60 pounds of luggage, but I'm...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,239,781
Posted By No Coast Rider
The XC has a longer chain as well which accounts...

The XC has a longer chain as well which accounts for some of the extra wheelbase. Same swingarm, the XC's axle just sits farther back in the adjustment range.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-20-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By No Coast Rider
Thanks for posting, I don't have any pictures as...

Thanks for posting, I don't have any pictures as I haven't actually seen it, it was described to me over the phone. I was supposed to get the bike back today but the shop called and said they had a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-19-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By No Coast Rider
Tiger 800 Camshaft Wear

So, I dropped my Tiger off at the dealer Friday for it's first valve service, it has 13,130 miles on it. Service manager just called me to let me know five of the exhaust valves were out of spec and...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-14-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,239,781
Posted By No Coast Rider
I have the same Leo Vince pipe in my Tiger, and I...

I have the same Leo Vince pipe in my Tiger, and I run the Arrow tune. Much improved over stock IMO, the bike runs better in every way. Yes I lost fuel economy, but I'd rather have my bike running...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,083
Posted By No Coast Rider
I've been an avid runner for the last 8 or 9...

I've been an avid runner for the last 8 or 9 years, but a few months back I got a mystery hip problem that just won't go away and won't let me run, so I dusted off my crappy Specialized Hard Rock and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By No Coast Rider
A Tiger 800XC would fit the bill and be better...

A Tiger 800XC would fit the bill and be better off road. I've loaded mine up with 8 days worth of gear and the bike didn't seem to notice. Plenty of power in that motor, and lighter than the big...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,806
Posted By No Coast Rider
I would actually prefer a 750 to a 1000, but the...

I would actually prefer a 750 to a 1000, but the GSX-S750 seems like it's pretty dated, and I can't stand the look of the old school box swingarm, makes the whole thing look cheap.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 44,241
Posted By No Coast Rider
I agree completely with the above. Honda is...

I agree completely with the above. Honda is pouring tons of money into MotoGP but none of that tech has made it to their road bikes. They have the only sport bike without TC, the only V4 they offer...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 298,717
Posted By No Coast Rider
Got to sit on one of these and it was really...

Got to sit on one of these and it was really comfortable, nice bags on it too. Looking forward to comparing it to the GSX-S1000F. I like the looks of the Suzuki a bit better, but no bags for that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,617
Posted By No Coast Rider
I spoke to Lee Conn at the NYC IMS, I asked him...

I spoke to Lee Conn at the NYC IMS, I asked him when the bikes would be hitting dealers, and he said they were starting to ship now. If that's the case I'm surprised nobody here has one. Has anyone...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 141,310
Posted By No Coast Rider
I'd add to the disadvantages list, potential head...

I'd add to the disadvantages list, potential head damage in a crash or tip over unless crash bars are used, and limited ground clearance. Otherwise I agree with everything else, but I think the Guzzi...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,806
Posted By No Coast Rider
That seemed weird to me too, but I've always...

That seemed weird to me too, but I've always preferred using the bar mounted mirrors to fairing mounted ones anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,471
Posted By No Coast Rider
I think the painted bits on the sides of the tank...

I think the painted bits on the sides of the tank and radiator look a lot nicer than the original. But the whole point of the unpainted black plastic was that it's cheap to replace, which is good...
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