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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By nostatic
oh, they haven't been in my hands yet... ...

oh, they haven't been in my hands yet...

Beyond the glitch, how is the light that they throw out? More or a broad/low beam and daytime visibility by other cars or ?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-15-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By nostatic
Are the connectors one direction only, or can you...

Are the connectors one direction only, or can you flip them 180 degrees? Longshot, but...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 120,439
Posted By nostatic
I've found googone to work fairly well with that...

I've found googone to work fairly well with that type of residue.

What color/model? On the white XRx I think the plastic is smooth so maybe it is less of an issue. I'll leave the tank logo as I...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 120,439
Posted By nostatic
How did you de-decal? I have to lose the "TIGER...

How did you de-decal? I have to lose the "TIGER XRx" stuff...

Put a little under 200 miles on this weekend all 2-up. I continue to be amazed by the motor, especially now that I'm pushing it above...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-05-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 120,439
Posted By nostatic
Passed through 500 miles so time for the first...

Passed through 500 miles so time for the first service. Most of those have been 2-up under a variety of conditions (perfect twisties, slab, around town traffic). Smooth continues to be the adjective...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-28-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
I'm pondering the Arrow as well as I'd like to...

I'm pondering the Arrow as well as I'd like to have a bit more bite in the sound. Most seem to report closer to 5-10mpg drop though with the Arrow tune.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
XRx with Motech 20mm bar risers - nice ergo tweak...

XRx with Motech 20mm bar risers - nice ergo tweak (I'm 6'1")

http://nostatic.com/photos/risers1.jpg

http://nostatic.com/photos/risers2.jpg

And Bumot box with Motech back pad
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By nostatic
I don't grind hard on price - I figure out what...

I don't grind hard on price - I figure out what I'm comfortable with and either buy or don't. I don't begrudge the dealer making some profit, and I try to deal with people who appreciate that and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,062
Posted By nostatic
Something to consider. I recently sold my R1200GS...

Something to consider. I recently sold my R1200GS and picked up the Tiger XRx. I've commuted in LA traffic on a 1st Gen Multistrada, Aprilia Shiver, the GS, and some other assorted bikes. imho the...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By nostatic
I rode the '14 roadie and '15 XRx back to back at...

I rode the '14 roadie and '15 XRx back to back at the dealer. The '15 just seemed a bit more tidy - fueling was smoother, shifting was smoother. Not night and day but enough that I spent the extra...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
So after a week of travel and then messing up my...

So after a week of travel and then messing up my lower back Sat AM, I finally got to take the XRx out for a couple of spins with the wife on back. Today was some decent twisties and I have to say...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-19-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,508
Posted By nostatic
^^^ I bought my first Triumph from South Bay...

^^^

I bought my first Triumph from South Bay which is no longer a dealer. I had my Duc serviced by Pro Italia and just bought the XRx from them. Nice folks that care about bikes and customers.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-18-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
My dealer got a pair of white bikes (XRX and...

My dealer got a pair of white bikes (XRX and XCX). I bought the XRX. He went to order another white one and that was no-go. He could only get a blue one. So they are in somewhat constrained supply...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By nostatic
I had at F800ST as a loaner once or twice. Fairly...

I had at F800ST as a loaner once or twice. Fairly buzzy engine - my hands were numb after about 20 min. That was an early version, not sure if they have changed the engine/bike since.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-15-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
I notice the heat both stopped and moving. I...

I notice the heat both stopped and moving. I think that there is a bit of a vacuum at speed that holds the heat coming off the radiator. Not an issue at this point, but I notice it much more than on...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By nostatic
I had a 2008 GS that I sold earlier this month. I...

I had a 2008 GS that I sold earlier this month. I just picked up an XRx last weekend so I can compare initial ride/ergos/etc but not cost of ownership. I can say that the $1K I spent on the 7 year...
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 26,237
Posted By nostatic
quick and dirty shot of a 25L on a new Tiger XRx....

quick and dirty shot of a 25L on a new Tiger XRx. Getting an SW Motech backpad to slap on it for the wife's comfort (will likely take a bit of modding) but nice size box. Took the opportunity during...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
Into the 90's today - yikes. Going to be a long,...

Into the 90's today - yikes. Going to be a long, hot summer. Added the Bumot 25L rear box and P3 lights. Getting to know the bike and I now understand the love for the triple. A really nice...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-14-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
My bike was delivered with the preload screw...

My bike was delivered with the preload screw almost all the way out (low preload). I screwed it in to the second-to-the-last marker on the screw which is close to full preload. I'm typically riding...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-11-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
Depends on why you ride. If it is for reliable...

Depends on why you ride. If it is for reliable transportation, then that leans one way. If it is for fun, then how important is shaft drive and lower cost of maintenance?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-10-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
The sticker on the bike says stay below 5K. The...

The sticker on the bike says stay below 5K. The manual says:

The recommended distance for breaking-in new brake discs and pads is 200 miles (300 km).
During the first 500 miles (800 kilometers):...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
30 click counter-clockwise (no preload) from the...

30 click counter-clockwise (no preload) from the factory on the 15 XRx

This is from the manual:

1. Spring preload adjuster, Tiger XRX
The spring preload adjuster is situated on the right hand...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
Shock seemed to be no preload (all the way...

Shock seemed to be no preload (all the way counter clockwise). Manual said that was the way it ships. I cranked it down almost all the way - there are gradation lines on the adjuster.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-09-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,715
Posted By nostatic
That would be the Fleetwood Mac signature...

That would be the Fleetwood Mac signature edition...

Comes in tusk white, cocaine and relationship therapists extra
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
So after some bar/shifter tweaks and dialing in...

So after some bar/shifter tweaks and dialing in some preload on the rear shock, another chunk of miles on it. A bit cooler today and I didn't notice any heat coming off the engine. Handling is much...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-08-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,715
Posted By nostatic
The is a blurry line between greed and profit,...

The is a blurry line between greed and profit, but the bigger issue is a changing demographic. BMW can still depend on old farts (like me) with disposable income buying the same R-bike over and over...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
I think it is all relative. The GS is a pretty...

I think it is all relative. The GS is a pretty "cool riding" bike since the cylinder heads are out in the breeze and there isn't that much tucked up near the seat. It was fairly warm today (close to...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-07-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
I didn't get a break on price since it it brand...

I didn't get a break on price since it it brand new model and is somewhat short supply (at least white is - dealer couldn't get another white one to replace the one I bought). I did get treated well...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-07-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,820
Posted By nostatic
http://nostatic.com/photos/xrx-1.jpg Picked...

http://nostatic.com/photos/xrx-1.jpg

Picked it up this AM, then straight to Angeles Crest for a short spin. Then back to reality and lane splitting LA freeway traffic. About 100 miles on it today...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-05-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By nostatic
^^^ this If you're doing a lot of off-road...

^^^ this

If you're doing a lot of off-road in the boonies, I totally get tubes for a moto as you can patch and/or replace, often multiple times if need be. Also you're often at much lower speeds...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By nostatic
fwiw, I always carry a flat kit on the moto and...

fwiw, I always carry a flat kit on the moto and on the bicycle and I've changed a ton of bicycle tubes - sometimes more than once during a particularly nasty ride (goats heads suck). Just seems that...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By nostatic
Yeah, that's what I've come to think - deal is...

Yeah, that's what I've come to think - deal is done on the XRx, will pick it up Sat.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By nostatic
I'm probably over-thinking but hey, go with what...

I'm probably over-thinking but hey, go with what you know. I couldn't really fault the XRx yesterday and we were two-up and didn't change preload on the shock (I believe it comes set up for single...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-04-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By nostatic
so how sucky are tubed tires?

Ok, I've run tubes in my bicycle tires for decades and have no issue with them. But none of my re-entry motorcycles since '04 have had tubes and I'm not crazy about the idea of them. My GS had...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-03-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By nostatic
So just to update this, today I got to ride a few...

So just to update this, today I got to ride a few things (XRx, 2014 800, KTM 1190, and a used Pikes Peak MTS). I didn't ride the XCx but I'm leaning away from having tube tires as I'll be on pavement...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-03-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By nostatic
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Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By nostatic
Makes sense. I figured that risers on the XRx...

Makes sense. I figured that risers on the XRx would get close to the same position. Now the quandary is suspension. WP sounds like a better choice but give. My use spoked wheels a d tubes isn't...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-02-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By nostatic
so I sat on an XCx and an XRx today...

Finally got to see/touch these in person (as well as some older models). Coming from an R1200GS, a couple of things struck me:

1. Both XCx and XRx were upright and similar upper body feel to the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-02-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By nostatic
I think Nipple Corrosion is playing Coachella...

I think Nipple Corrosion is playing Coachella this year.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By nostatic
My GS was a plain GS with ABS, BMW boxes, and a...

My GS was a plain GS with ABS, BMW boxes, and a few farkles. I got rid of it due to a new "no-roundel" policy that is a longer story (nothing to do with bikes). But I lucked out in getting the 6 year...
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