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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-24-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By vntgmx
Congrats & enjoy the new ride. It's a fun bike &...

Congrats & enjoy the new ride. It's a fun bike & capable of actually going off the beaten path.
As others have said those are just factory marks indicating that things are tightened properly.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By vntgmx
Thanks that's the plan. Only mod I'm making is...

Thanks that's the plan. Only mod I'm making is the pipe as I'm not looking to hop up the engine. Just looking mainly for better egos and with it comes some nice weight savings I hear.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2015, 01:11 PM
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Posted By vntgmx
Well a month in and a little over 700 miles later...

Well a month in and a little over 700 miles later I figured I'd put some thoughts down on the early stage of my 2014 Scrambler ownership.
First off I don't get all the folks who think the Scrambler...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-22-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By vntgmx
I hear you. It's all good just choose the one you...

I hear you. It's all good just choose the one you like and don't look back is my advice to those in the market. Just remember in 6 months there could be something new in the market and we'll be...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-21-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By vntgmx
I understand as it is only a test ride. The real...

I understand as it is only a test ride. The real test is living with a bike on a daily basis as that is when the real opinions form both good & bad. In fact I'm sure you are still evolving in your...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-21-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By vntgmx
Just curious how much time have you spent on a...

Just curious how much time have you spent on a Triumph Scrambler and did you have it off road at all?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By vntgmx
I most certainly do and it's more capable then...

I most certainly do and it's more capable then one might think. It's no off road or dirt bike but I didn't buy it expecting it to be. It's just a fun mixed surface tourer and that's what I like to...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-19-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By vntgmx
I have a 2014 Triumph scrambler that I'm coming...

I have a 2014 Triumph scrambler that I'm coming up on 600 miles on. Mind you most of my rides are in the 60-100mile range with a 50-75% bias toward offroad. Has TKC80s on it for this reason. I just...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-17-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,275
Posted By vntgmx
I'm with you man! When it comes to street bikes...

I'm with you man! When it comes to street bikes you gotta at least be able to demo it before you plunk down $10k+ of your hard earned money...Kudos to those guys for recognizing Demos = sales!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 253,775
Posted By vntgmx
It's Italian and they like more then just their...

It's Italian and they like more then just their wine Red :freaky
Of course that being said in the Scrambler Red is the cheapest msrp out of the lot at a $100 less then the Yellow Icon
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-17-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,323
Views: 253,775
Posted By vntgmx
For what you are looking for the 690 is going to...

For what you are looking for the 690 is going to fit you much better then the Ducati Scrambler ever could. Your Bias certainly sounds like you lean more toward the dirt then the tarmac. The 690 feels...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-16-2015, 06:15 PM
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Views: 253,775
Posted By vntgmx
Owned a '13 KTM 690 and I've test ridden the...

Owned a '13 KTM 690 and I've test ridden the Ducati Scrambler. Ridden DRZ400s owned a DR650 so I'm very familiar with that family of bikes as well.
The KTM 690 is a great bike especially for off...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,598
Posted By vntgmx
Thanks for the reply. I had a R1200R and while...

Thanks for the reply. I had a R1200R and while it's a great bike it's not what I'm looking for. The R9T appeals to me from it's styling and simplistic nature.
I was wondering if that plate might...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 252,598
Posted By vntgmx
So looking at possibly adding a R9T to the garage...

So looking at possibly adding a R9T to the garage and was wondering for those who have wandered off road how was it dealing with the ABS being it's a full time active system.
Now my off road...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Just test rode a Ducati Scrambler and a BMW R9T...

Just test rode a Ducati Scrambler and a BMW R9T earlier today. Both are very nice bikes but have different feels even though they are upright urban street bikes. Plus here in the states their price...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22,946
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Posted By vntgmx
The more I ride the Scrambler the more I...

The more I ride the Scrambler the more I appreciate it for what it is and what the design team at Triumph intended it to be. There are lots of other bikes that do a variety of things better no doubt...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-11-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,495
Posted By vntgmx
So was just poking around and there are a couple...

So was just poking around and there are a couple of leftover V7s around. With that in mind what do y'all feel is a fair price for a 2014 V7 special otd?
I believe list is $9299.00 and I'm pretty...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-10-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By vntgmx
The look of your bike has to touch your soul imo...

The look of your bike has to touch your soul imo otherwise we'd all be riding the same thing. If the Guzzi captures your soul by all means listen to it. Only you can answer that.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-10-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,495
Posted By vntgmx
That definitely has the look thing going on and...

That definitely has the look thing going on and it would be welcome in my garage anytime :1drink
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By vntgmx
I wouldn't worry about it. As long as it's tight...

I wouldn't worry about it. As long as it's tight & no leaks appear I'd let it be. That looks like a minor ding at best but it's your call & if it's gonna be on your mind then do it for piece of mind.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2015, 07:09 AM
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Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Hey nothing wrong with that. I'm not surprised as...

Hey nothing wrong with that. I'm not surprised as while the styling isn't as authentic retro like the Triumph it certainly has the weight & performance parts nailed.
We're just lucky there are...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-09-2015, 04:46 AM
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Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Thanks everyone. The Moose bars are a great...

Thanks everyone.
The Moose bars are a great bend but only available in painted steel.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-08-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Thanks....I'm thinking they are as I can't see a...

Thanks....I'm thinking they are as I can't see a difference when I hold the Pro Tapers up by the stockers
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-08-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22,946
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Posted By vntgmx
Getting ready to install some Pro Taper ATV high...

Getting ready to install some Pro Taper ATV high bars and want some risers and now there's conflicting info on the '14 Scrambler bar size. I don't have a tool to measure bar thickness but the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By vntgmx
For me the TKCs are fine on pavement but I come...

For me the TKCs are fine on pavement but I come from an offroad
Background so take it for what it's worth. I don't notice vibes or excessive
noise with them. I highly recommend them but rears don't...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Installed the new dark tint Dart Flyscreen. I...

Installed the new dark tint Dart Flyscreen. I love the way it flows with the classic lines of the bike. Also installed the renetech(?)rear rack which is a great fit and should do the job for carrying...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-04-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
WD40 works well as a cleaner on a chain too &...

WD40 works well as a cleaner on a chain
too & then a good coating of maxima chain
wax or something of the sort & you'll be good.
You might want to replace that overweight thing
They call a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Nice lineup! So what's your take on the...

Nice lineup!
So what's your take on the Scramblers?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Congrats! I just added the Dart Screen in dark...

Congrats!
I just added the Dart Screen in dark and the same rear rack to mine last night. Love the way the screen flows with the lines of the Scrambler
Put some proper tires on it and bring it to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
I didn't measure but they feel about the same...

I didn't measure but they feel about the same height wise or maybe just a smidgen lower. They obviously grip like you want pegs too off road and they are much wider platforms then the stockers as...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Congrats! Popular color around here lately as I...

Congrats! Popular color around here lately as I just picked up a 2014 in the same color scheme.
I've noticed that the snatchy low end throttle has gotten better as the miles pile up but like you...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22,946
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Posted By vntgmx
Can't help on the folding brake lever. I'm going...

Can't help on the folding brake lever. I'm going back tomorrow to size up the CRF150 shifter he was getting in. Sounds good.
I don't think there could be a set of pegs that could make the stock pipe...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-30-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
They are a great upgrade and money well spent! ...

They are a great upgrade and money well spent!
Have you replaced your shifter with a folding tip unit yet? I ask because I'm getting ready to pull the trigger and from what I understand a Honda...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22,946
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Posted By vntgmx
Looks like a scenic ride!

Looks like a scenic ride!
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-29-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
First package of goodies arrived today from...

First package of goodies arrived today from British Customs. In it was a set of Pivot Pegz & their black sprocket cover. Love the Pivot Pegz as I've run them on several bikes and they are awesome on...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Had a chance to get a couple of mixed surface...

Had a chance to get a couple of mixed surface break in rides in this weekend and loving it thus far. It's a great street ride and I've been pleasantly surprised with how it rides and handles off...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-24-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Well brought it home. Now the fun begins as my...

Well brought it home. Now the fun begins as my credit card is already smoking lol
Took it on some sandy dirt roads on my way home and it is even better then I thought it was going to be. This is...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-22-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22,946
Views: 7,005,497
Posted By vntgmx
Hey all been reading up on the thread and taking...

Hey all been reading up on the thread and taking the plunge on a leftover 2014 Matte Pacific Blue on friday and quick couple of questions on some aftermarket pieces that I'd add on.
What has worked...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22,796
Views: 2,827,710
Posted By vntgmx
Same here for me. Sounds like that's the...

Same here for me. Sounds like that's the prevailing theme for these.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,967
Views: 1,725,056
Posted By vntgmx
Congrats and enjoy it! Don't forget to make...

Congrats and enjoy it!
Don't forget to make sure to check those nuts and bolts and remember loctite and never seize are your friend!
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