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Forum: Beasts 08-17-2013, 11:11 PM
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Posted By Pacific
Have not ridden the S10, but I put a power bronze...

Have not ridden the S10, but I put a power bronze 22" screen, plus their winglets on my Tex and the result is REALLY impressive. Took them off for the summer to get more airflow in the heat.
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
I just did a 9k-mile tour through 24 states, 2up,...

I just did a 9k-mile tour through 24 states, 2up, on the Explorer. I don't hesitate to do friendly dirt and gravel on the bike, but it's not a patch on a KTM 990. I would not do anything too...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2013, 08:11 PM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Wife says it's the most comfortable bike yet....

Wife says it's the most comfortable bike yet. Previous included 2 BMWs (last one a 2010 GS), and a couple of Triumphs. Never asked her aboard the Honda XRL.
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pacific
For a Tall Rider

I'm 6'5", 285, and I had an 800XC. Brilliant bike. I put 2" Rox Risers on, and that was about it for ergo mods. We toured on it, 6k miles with the bike loaded for bear, and had no troubles at all....
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,571
Posted By Pacific
G v T

Absolutely spot on. I owned a 2010 GS. Great bike, but not as much fun as the Explorer. I thought I'd adjust to the sedate motor, but as soon as I rode the Triumph, I was hooked again. The torque...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,917
Posted By Pacific
The 800XC is not too small for touring. I'm 6'5",...

The 800XC is not too small for touring. I'm 6'5", 250, and my wife is 5'3" 120. Add loaded Jesse cases and a tank bag and attgatt. We did 6k miles of secondary roads last summer. If there's any heft...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
What size is this screen -- standard? ...

What size is this screen -- standard?


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Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 11:02 AM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Completely agree. If the GS is the bike you...

Completely agree. If the GS is the bike you really want, then wait for it. It will be less complicated than wondering, and if the WC Boxer fills you with happy anticipation, those feelings probably...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Meow, meow, meow. There is MINOR (inescapable . ....

Meow, meow, meow. There is MINOR (inescapable . . . it's a machine) vibration in the bars and pegs. I notice it only if I set my mind to noticing it. My GS, tuned up, would still give me a bit of...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 09:38 AM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
If those were my feelings, I'd wait and buy the...

If those were my feelings, I'd wait and buy the GS. I had a 2010 Anniversary Edition GS with all the trimmings, and I loved the bike as a touring platform. I far prefer Triumph engines, however. They...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2013, 01:06 PM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
The cases are Safari 9". I had them on my 800XC...

The cases are Safari 9". I had them on my 800XC and simply ordered new racks for the 1200 when I traded up. We went a month last summer (motel touring) with only those cases and an Enduristan tank...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 09:26 PM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Ready for a big one . . .

The weather turned nice here this week, so we look a little ride north 150 miles. The big Tiger makes an awesome touring platform. We did some inland roads where we kept to 140 kph for decent...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 09:07 PM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
If you run the heated grips, the wires go through...

If you run the heated grips, the wires go through the bars, and there may be some other stuff, too. A guy on the tiger-explorer.com forum wanted to trim his from either end but was advised against it...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2013, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Pacific
1. You'll adjust quickly. 2. Turn the TC off. ...

1. You'll adjust quickly.
2. Turn the TC off.
3. Press the CC button once. Press the set button once to activate. Pull the clutch or the front brake to deactivate. Works in gears 4-6.
4. 2" Rox...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2013, 12:54 PM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Explorer 1200 & Fastway Pegs

Anyone know if any of the Fastway products will fit the Explorer 1200? Loved them on my GS and would like to add them to the big Tiger, if possible.
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2013, 07:20 AM
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Views: 19,125
Posted By Pacific
Great post.

Great post.
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,125
Posted By Pacific
800xc

The 800XC is a very capable tourer, and it's a more versatile bike. With the big front hoop, you have to push it into the corners a little. It won't fall the way the big GS will. If you're not doing...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 694,030
Posted By Pacific
It's surprisingly good two-up. I thought the...

It's surprisingly good two-up. I thought the suspension would strain with a full load, but it was terrific on a LONG trip under FULL LOAD. I ran Jesse cases. If you're doing a big trip and there's...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
My Jesse racks should arrive in a day or two. The...

My Jesse racks should arrive in a day or two. The Canadian distributor was a little vague about shipping. Perhaps the folks at Jesse were sorting out issues and that caused the delay Could you tell...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Fuse block is the best idea, but I don't think...

Fuse block is the best idea, but I don't think you need to remove the tank to do it. Seems to me people have found it easy enough to feed wires through to the back of the bike by removing only side...
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2013, 04:36 PM
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Views: 694,030
Posted By Pacific
Salt Flats

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Forum: Beasts 01-31-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,571
Posted By Pacific
GS vs. Tiger

I had a 2010 GS and loved it. The Explorer is more fun to ride, for me. It is very comfortable on the kind of off-road I would attempt on either of these large motorcycles, though I suspect the new...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
800 vs 1200

I know exactly what you mean by this. When I traded in my 800XC, I found the bigger bike less nimble, which it obviously is -- as though the bike had more control than I did. That feeling persisted...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
I have the original Enduristan Sandstorm. Used it...

I have the original Enduristan Sandstorm. Used it on my 800XC and now on the Explorer. Fits great. I use a piece of styrofoam cloth between the base of the bag and the tank because one of the...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2013, 06:45 PM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Risers

No problems or undue strain, lock-to-lock . . . but just.
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2013, 06:10 PM
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Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
T12 Ergos

I took the 2" risers off my 800XC and put them on the Explorer. I also lowered the pegs a little with the SW-Motech pegs. Once I get the seat up another inch (above the high setting on the regular...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
I have aux lights on all my bikes. Too many deer...

I have aux lights on all my bikes. Too many deer in my area to ride at night. I have them solely to make me a little more conspicuous. They work, too, as does the bright TEx headlight. I don't rely...
Forum: Beasts 01-06-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
There are certainly other bars that will fit. I...

There are certainly other bars that will fit. I haven't had the grips off to see where the wires route, but that would be the only concern about shortening or replacing them. Heated grip electrics go...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,917
Posted By Pacific
It seems inevitable that certain segments of the...

It seems inevitable that certain segments of the market will continue to "benefit" from a lot of technology. This includes the touring (including ADV touring) segments. It's okay, to a point, but...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
K60

I've been thinking about the K60s, as I liked them a lot on my 800XC. Let us know what think of them. I don't believe you'll need to raise the front fender. There are huggers on the market to help...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Turbulence

I think this is correct. I've long since given up chasing perfection where turbulence is concerned. I'm 6'5" and I decided to stop wasting money and time on this issue. Hard to get touring bike wind...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,917
Posted By Pacific
Explorer Tourer

She loves it -- but she's only been on it for a 20-mile ride. I've been riding every chance I get, but she's a fair-weather pillion. She said to me, "I think you found the perfect bike for us!" Of...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Corbin

I saw this post on the Explorer forum, and you've got me thinking seriously about the Corbin. I had a Russell on my last bike, and loved it, but the costs add up, with shipping both ways, plus the...
Forum: Beasts 12-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,917
Posted By Pacific
Tiger 800XC

I had a 2010 GS for a couple of years. Great touring bike. I used it some off road, but I was never hardcore. It was a stretch for me to justify the bike in the first place, and I couldn't afford to...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By Pacific
100k

I know a guy in phoenix who has 100k miles on his, without issue. He is an exemplary mechanic who performs all his own service. Point is, if the bike has been well cared for, it still has a lot of...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
Dealer Dealing

The fees charged by Triumph are 50% higher, in my local market, than those charged by BMW. To my mind, that tells a tale, but the fees are not a rip-off and should not come as a surprise to anyone....
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 988,556
Posted By Pacific
800XC vs 1200

I did this last summer, 2up, no less -- 6000 miles of secondary roads, from BC to West Texas and back. The XC was brilliant, though a little cramped. Just picked up the Explorer, though, and the...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,861
Posted By Pacific
Jesse Liners

I use dry bags from a camping store. The big ones we use are 13 litres and 8 litres. Then we have some small ones for little stuff. The combination of sizes allows us to stay organized and not have...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,861
Posted By Pacific
800 XC Does it All

I just returned from a 6000 mile tour through the western states, 2-up, with Jesse cases. Total weight on the bike was around 450 pounds (I'm 6'5" and weigh in at 270, geared-up. My wife is 130, with...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,919
Posted By Pacific
I owned an 07 1050. Great bike, but needs better...

I owned an 07 1050. Great bike, but needs better lights even for daytime safety. I now have an XC. The extras on the 1050 are a good deal, but if you'll tour 2up, you may find both bikes under...
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