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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 707,356
Posted By WilCon76
Quick question that I tried searching but...

Quick question that I tried searching but apparently am destined to not find. What is the carrying capacity for the Strom?
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By WilCon76
Review Wolfman Rocky Mountain Luggage

http://rideapart.com/articles/gear-wolfman-luggage-rocky-mountain-saddle-bags

Hope you enjoy my take on the great bags.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-04-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By WilCon76
Starbucks is far too gauche. I only ride to a...

Starbucks is far too gauche. I only ride to a local cafe that roasts their own beans in house! :rofl
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By WilCon76
Thanks for the responses. The next piece is up...

Thanks for the responses. The next piece is up for viewing.

http://rideapart.com/2014/08/2014-yamaha-tenere-update/
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By WilCon76
RideApart builds a Tenere

The first article is here http://rideapart.com/2014/07/welcome-home-2014-yamaha-tenere-es/
It's just a welcoming home for the Tenere and initial impressions. In the next couple days will be the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-16-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By WilCon76
In 95 degree weather your left leg can get hot...

In 95 degree weather your left leg can get hot from the radiator. Below 95 I haven't had any issues with engine heat. I wear a 2 piece riding suit whenever I am on the bike which helps reflect some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,145,086
Posted By WilCon76
Loving my Tenere at this point. Break in service...

Loving my Tenere at this point. Break in service is due and the engine is starting to free up nicely. I will be chronicling a build on RideApart.com featuring many accessories and talking about the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,792
Posted By WilCon76
Yes thank you. That's part pf the reason I...

Yes thank you. That's part pf the reason I bought the Tenere was the lack of issues other then simple mods. It also with the 14 had cruise which is something I really like having.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,792
Posted By WilCon76
I bought a 2014 Tenere ES to replace the TEX. Not...

I bought a 2014 Tenere ES to replace the TEX. Not sure what mine makes but it's just as easy to ride in the corners. Maybe a little more shifting but not too bad. Still breaking it in. I got I last...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,792
Posted By WilCon76
It's about a 3 step process. You need to be...

It's about a 3 step process. You need to be stopped in neutral and then access the settings menu. Then find the TCS and then select the level. If you shut the bike off it goes back to full on. ABS is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,792
Posted By WilCon76
I would not make that switch. Buy a newer s10 if...

I would not make that switch. Buy a newer s10 if you want updated features.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,792
Posted By WilCon76
My dealer has 5 Explorers in for service and...

My dealer has 5 Explorers in for service and repairs. All of them are failures of components and not rider issues. They have multiple Trophy's as well. My personal bike is closing in on 150 days...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-27-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22,567
Views: 6,806,590
Posted By WilCon76
If all goes well I will own a Scrambler to go...

If all goes well I will own a Scrambler to go with my new S10 in the next few days. In order to unload my busted Explorer 1200 I had to trade it back in and Triumph is hopefully paying the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 2,145,086
Posted By WilCon76
Switched!

So I just switched from my constantly broken down Explorer 1200 to a brand new 2014 Tenere ES. Very happy with this switch. A lot more technology and certainly more off road capable from my limited...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
Issues

Triumph has been pretty good with me. However they take a long time to deal with issues and parts take way too long. My bike lost 53 days for the head service because I needed 12 new valves. Now...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
My wife had a similar experience. Just sitting on...

My wife had a similar experience. Just sitting on the bike in the showroom she knew it was comfortable for her. We have done a couple 400 miles days and besides being tired she's pretty happy back...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-29-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
My issues return.

My bike is headed back for round two of engine issues. It sounds identical. It apparently may have eaten the cam chain guide rails and filled the motor with the plastic shavings. Waiting to see hot...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
HMF Exhaust for the 1200.

http://rideapart.com/2014/05/company-profile-installation-hmf-racing/

I really like this pipe and how it sounds and performs. I wish I had done the before and after dyno runs.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
I was looking at this as well. It sounds pretty...

I was looking at this as well. It sounds pretty awesome on some other motorcycles but I have not found it on a TEX yet. I am in the process of getting together the funds to possibly buy it.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,592
Posted By WilCon76
The U-Clear speakers are so big they don't fit in...

The U-Clear speakers are so big they don't fit in all helmets and were crushing my ears. I sent mine back as well.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,084
Posted By WilCon76
I also recommend the Klim gear. While this may be...

I also recommend the Klim gear. While this may be your first pair, don't skimp. Buy as much quality as you can afford, you want them to last, do what you need and exceed your expectations.
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,676
Posted By WilCon76
Location: DC, Baltimore corridor. Commute...

Location: DC, Baltimore corridor.
Commute Distance: 17 miles one way some highway, some secondary
Commute Time: 30-35 minutes (Longer to get home on back roads)
Bike: Triumph Tiger Explorer...
Forum: Vendors 04-18-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By WilCon76
Awesome, wish there was a way for me to make it....

Awesome, wish there was a way for me to make it. Recently added several Wolfman items and just have really taken to how well they work. Would love to see someone come up with a Pawnee plate to fit...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
Riding the Explorer is awesome! Just saying.

Riding the Explorer is awesome! Just saying.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 286
Posted By WilCon76
1995 Suzuki DR 125 SE help.

Does anyone have any information on other models that parts are a direct fit? Specifically looking for a skid plate that can be bolted right on. I assume the DR 200 or 250 parts may fit, what about...
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 38,739
Posted By WilCon76
Thanks for being able to decipher that half...

Thanks for being able to decipher that half finished thought I typed.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
AllThingsTriumph.com discount code!

Use VIP20 at http://allthingstriumph.com for a 20% discount at checkout. This code never expires! They currently list the 20% off price so no code needed. They are being told they can only show...
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 38,739
Posted By WilCon76
Does the DSBP toolbox for Holan racks on the...

Does the DSBP toolbox for Holan racks on the Tiger Explorer?


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Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By WilCon76
Some new pictures to show the strength of the...

Some new pictures to show the strength of the mounting points.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/13252375135_424915b91e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/113320649@N08/13252375135/)
...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By WilCon76
Wanted to add some pictures so people can see...

Wanted to add some pictures so people can see them installed.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3265/12978927843_c9edb52cab.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/113320649@N08/12978927843/)

...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
I get around 46-47 in mixed riding. Pretty happy...

I get around 46-47 in mixed riding. Pretty happy with that. 2 up on a trip it stays pretty much the same so I really cannot complain about that either.

On a side note I posted a review of my...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By WilCon76
AltRider Engine Guards Tiger Explorer 1200

First thing is first, I have not crashed tested these bars. I did however like the fact that AltRider had a video showing the bars supporting the bike on the ground and what would hit in an off. Link...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,872
Posted By WilCon76
Going to throw my hat in on the Triumph Explorer...

Going to throw my hat in on the Triumph Explorer bits. I have been waiting somewhat patiently for the skid plate and upper bars. I already have the lower crash bars and was hoping to have the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 20,252
Posted By WilCon76
I admit to not reading every page. I wear a light...

I admit to not reading every page. I wear a light colored helmet, white, to help me be more visible. The white against all the dark colors, forest leaves, bright or dark sky always stands out. The...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,367
Posted By WilCon76
I have walked and spent entire work days in the...

I have walked and spent entire work days in the Icon Elsinore boots. Highly recommended comfort.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By WilCon76
New Helmet $$$$

So I broke down today and spent the most money on a helmet I have ever even thought about. I purchased a Schuberth S2. I wanted a helmet that my communications system would fit in without pinching my...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 32,746
Posted By WilCon76
I ride with the Icon Elsinore boots. They are...

I ride with the Icon Elsinore boots. They are nice and stiff, light and comfortable to wear all day, and waterproof so far. Keep them treated and it would appear they could last longer than the bike....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,134
Posted By WilCon76
The 800 would probably be a very good bike. I...

The 800 would probably be a very good bike. I would however suggest looking at the Honda 500 X as a step up bike. It offers good functionality in a friendlier package with the ability to ride it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-23-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5,757
Views: 1,048,425
Posted By WilCon76
The spoke wheels are also tubeless.

The spoke wheels are also tubeless.
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By WilCon76
I have perused a lot of pictures and noticed it's...

I have perused a lot of pictures and noticed it's pretty common. I guess we end up accepting it.
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