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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-03-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By ducatirdr
I bought these. The only draw back is that they...

I bought these. The only draw back is that they are a bit heavy. Super heavy duty and water tight. Easy to removed. I also got the Hepco-Becker removable rack. It is a bayonet/DUZ 3/4 turn mount that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 465,797
Posted By ducatirdr
I had been away from dirt riding and a trip to...

I had been away from dirt riding and a trip to Moab for a long weekend of dirt riding on rental bikes changed all that. Probably the best fun riding I have ever done. Bought my 350 EXC-F a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 465,797
Posted By ducatirdr
I have a local that uses carbide studs and builds...

I have a local that uses carbide studs and builds them for you. These are the ones found in car and truck tires. So they last a long time. The options he offers vary depending on the conditions you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 465,797
Posted By ducatirdr
Studded tire season is coming in fast! Nothing...

Studded tire season is coming in fast! Nothing like riding with them. They hook up like crazy. Hit a log at an odd angle... No problem. Ice and a few inches of snow is now fun. Buy some grip heaters...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,111
Views: 465,797
Posted By ducatirdr
A 2012 K1600 BMW to the 350... Um its a great...

A 2012 K1600 BMW to the 350... Um its a great bike but its no K1600 BMW replacement. :rofl

I have a 12 EXC-F and it is a great machine. Not much has changed on the 15 but I like the orange frame...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-30-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,440
Posted By ducatirdr
I would say that a pre-flight check on the clutch...

I would say that a pre-flight check on the clutch before every long day of off road is a must. Free play disappears as the clutch wears. If it is getting tight and slips it will cook the clutch in no...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,440
Posted By ducatirdr
Got the bike back yesterday. It has the 15 tooth...

Got the bike back yesterday. It has the 15 tooth and I don't notice much of a difference on the street. Maybe a bit more whine from the engine but its not unpleasant. Clutch feel is worse than it was...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-20-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,440
Posted By ducatirdr
Still waiting for my bike to get back from the...

Still waiting for my bike to get back from the dealer. This has been 3 weeks. It appears that Triumph is replacing the clutch under warranty. I haven't picked it up yet so I don't know if that is...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-16-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 694,465
Posted By ducatirdr
CRAP you just re-ignited my track day lust to...

CRAP you just re-ignited my track day lust to full on heroin levels. Hello.. Tony's...

Seriously that must have been fun on the stock tires on the Tiger. I was quite surprised how well the bike...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-13-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 163,667
Posted By ducatirdr
I agree with you with the exception on gusty head...

I agree with you with the exception on gusty head wind days. On warm summer days with barely a breath of wind a non windshield bike is a joy to ride. Even crappy designed wind screens don't show...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,440
Posted By ducatirdr
Called the dealer today. The ETA on the...

Called the dealer today. The ETA on the replacement pressure plate is a question mark. It's been over a week and no idea when the part will show up. Not good. Bike is gathering dust.

Glad I have a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 54,018
Posted By ducatirdr
I'd like to actually ride the complete Saturday...

I'd like to actually ride the complete Saturday route. Seeing how I only made it a few miles on my weak clutch. Keep me in the PM Loop
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 06-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,440
Posted By ducatirdr
LOL Yes there were small bikes riding those...

LOL Yes there were small bikes riding those trails. I would have blasted through that section at enduro pace but then those long dirt road sections would have been super painful.

The problem it...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 606,440
Posted By ducatirdr
Clutch Failure at 4900 miles

I guess I should have put a 15T counter shaft sprocket on the front sooner. A recent ADV ride I was on went sour in a hero section after a slow climb up a wet rocky waterfall like trail. I thought my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 134,582
Posted By ducatirdr
I'm really on the fence about investing serious...

I'm really on the fence about investing serious money into suspension upgrades for my XC. I would like to know if it was an incremental improvement or really noticeable. I have used my XC as a dirt...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 54,018
Posted By ducatirdr
That was me at the 9:00m mark. I cross rutted...

That was me at the 9:00m mark. I cross rutted that puddle and rear just went out. Thanks for the help putting it back on its feet.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 54,018
Posted By ducatirdr
BIG THANKS to the Tolland Fire Crew

I was the guy that smoked my clutch on the trail to School House Rd. The Tiger 800XC just isn't geared for crawling slowly along. I had a blast and enjoyed the wet conditions. Then on the long uphill...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 54,018
Posted By ducatirdr
See everyone in the morning. No field camping for...

See everyone in the morning. No field camping for me. I'll make the commute in the morning from home.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 54,018
Posted By ducatirdr
If you do not do the hero sections you will be...

If you do not do the hero sections you will be treated to a bunch of graded dirt roads and a nice mix of scenic roads. The hero sections are big bike friendly. Although the first one last year was...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 05-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,006
Posted By ducatirdr
Great idea for a thread. Here is a video of my...

Great idea for a thread. Here is a video of my first off road test of my dirt worthy tires. I put a TKC80 in front with the Heidi Scout on the back. Since then its been in some tight places that make...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-06-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 134,582
Posted By ducatirdr
The Berkshire Big Bike Adventure is coming up. h...

The Berkshire Big Bike Adventure is coming up. h (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948320)ttp://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948320...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 694,465
Posted By ducatirdr
JeLR- I really enjoyed the back story as well as...

JeLR- I really enjoyed the back story as well as those awesome photos. I have 3 daughters, now grown. I can relate to getting a ride in now an then for a little testosterone time. :D
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-21-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 163,667
Posted By ducatirdr
Noise? Try running a TKC80 in front. The thing...

Noise? Try running a TKC80 in front. The thing howls at highway speed. I run the PUIG just above mid point and I have an AFX/MSR helmet. Much quieter than my stock from a wind standpoint but now I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,494
Posted By ducatirdr
This was one of those days where you gripped the...

This was one of those days where you gripped the tank with your knees and let the bars float a bit in your grip just to keep unwanted input into the wide bars. With that said it was a nightmare. Much...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 54,018
Posted By ducatirdr
You probably already know this but the first ride...

You probably already know this but the first ride on those TKC's is a bit unnerving. Get ready for some slip and slide action. I knew this when I mounted my new TKC's last year and they still had me...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,494
Posted By ducatirdr
50mph Cross Wind Gusts vs ADV Bike

I was out riding my Triumph Tiger 800XC yesterday as the temps in the mid 70's had me take her into Boston for some late morning meetings. On the ride home just after 2pm the winds picked up to some...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 134,582
Posted By ducatirdr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEcUy--agT4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEcUy--agT4

Outtakes...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 134,582
Posted By ducatirdr
We have a ride coming up in the Berkshires of...

We have a ride coming up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts in about a month. (Big Bike Adventure Ride) The trails are dirt roads and hero sections are abandoned dirt roads that have sunk to bombed...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 694,465
Posted By ducatirdr
Nothing like taking a knife to a new tire! :clap...

Nothing like taking a knife to a new tire! :clap I've been stuck 1/2 way up a slick hill with the rear unable to hook up on my K60. That mod would have certainly helped. That and/or lowering my...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 163,667
Posted By ducatirdr
What did you move to? I have the Puig smoke and...

What did you move to? I have the Puig smoke and it works for me. Just curious on your choice.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 694,465
Posted By ducatirdr
Thought of that last year when I posted this...

Thought of that last year when I posted this photo. It was serioulsy stuck with the skid plate stuck on a rock holdind the rear up off the ground and the front stuck in the suction of some serious...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,552
Posted By ducatirdr
I have the KTM for doing stuff that the XC won't...

I have the KTM for doing stuff that the XC won't do. It's that I'd like plush on the highway and a lot better valving on the washboard dirt roads. It's a lot to invest but surprising how much better...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-13-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,552
Posted By ducatirdr
Ohlins

I think the Ohlins or any shock upgrade on this bike should be a huge improvement. I look forward to a thorough review.

I was debating on whether to invest the cash on improving the weak...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-24-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,971
Posted By ducatirdr
What are you using for the rear? I would...

What are you using for the rear?

I would really like to upgrade this bikes front and rear shocks with something more supple on the street but resistant to blowing through all its travel off road....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,971
Posted By ducatirdr
I'm just a consumer myself so I don't have any...

I'm just a consumer myself so I don't have any more info. I just saw the news release and thought it might be of interest here on this forum. I would love to upgrade my Tiger's suspension and this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-23-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,971
Posted By ducatirdr
Öhlins for Adventure bikes - Triumph 800+XC

Just in time for Christmas. Anyone going to be our Guinea pig?



12/20/2013
Front-end upgrades are now available from Öhlins for Adventure bikes and Dual-Purpose motorcycles.
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-26-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,552
Posted By ducatirdr
WOW that is a really nice horn. About how long...

WOW that is a really nice horn. About how long and how involved was the installation? In other words, did it take all day to set it up like that?

I sometimes commute on some of the worst Boston...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 10-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,488
Views: 622,552
Posted By ducatirdr
Same boat here the KTM suspension spoils me. I'd...

Same boat here the KTM suspension spoils me. I'd love a dialed in suspension on the Tiger and grit my teeth on chatter washboard as I try to accelerate it feels like the wheel is in the air more than...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-21-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By ducatirdr
Turkey Run report

I helped arrow the TR yesterday. What fun fast trails with a few hero sections to test you tossed in. The trails are very dusty so tonight's rain will help knock that dust down. The weather report...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By ducatirdr
For those that did the Berkshire DS ride and are...

For those that did the Berkshire DS ride and are now thinking about taking up knitting... Come to the Extreme Fun and enjoy the day. I did the Berk TR ride and when I came to the section of woods...
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