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Old 07-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #13651
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Mounted this up tonight. Will do the front in the morning. Should be a bit better than the stock rear tire when I am posing it up at Starbucks, even though I don't drink coffee.....




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Old 07-20-2012, 11:24 PM   #13652
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Picked up my new white XC today!

I made it 14 miles for I almost received a performance reward, but I was laughing so hard when I got off the bike, the officers started laughing too.

14 miles has got to be a record somewhere.

Then I broke her in properly


So far, loving the bike. Smooth on the forest roads and extra smooth on the back roads.
Stoked you got one! You've been posting in my thread for awhile now. You gotta be super duper stoked to finally have it!
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #13653
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Mounted this up tonight. Will do the front in the morning. Should be a bit better than the stock rear tire when I am posing it up at Starbucks, even though I don't drink coffee.....



Two things. First, send that old Battlewing to me! I finish her off for ya. Second, what is that sweet old FZR(?) in the background. That thing looks showroom!
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:33 AM   #13654
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[QUOTE=Flying Dave;19178919]Mounted this up tonight. Will do the front in the morning. Should be a bit better than the stock rear tire when I am posing it up at Starbucks, even though I don't drink coffee.....

Nice tire. What brand and size? TIA
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:39 AM   #13655
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Picked up my new white XC today!

I made it 14 miles for I almost received a performance reward, but I was laughing so hard when I got off the bike, the officers started laughing too.

14 miles has got to be a record somewhere.

Then I broke her in properly


So far, loving the bike. Smooth on the forest roads and extra smooth on the back roads.

Congrats your new bike. I picked up a black one last month and just spent 3 days last week riding west of Staunton. Stayed at Stonewall Jackson. Found some of the fire roads littered with downed trees and impassable. A ride up to Rheddish Knob was great fun. Enjoy!
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:52 AM   #13656
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Congrats your new bike. I picked up a black one last month and just spent 3 days last week riding west of Staunton. Stayed at Stonewall Jackson. Found some of the fire roads littered with downed trees and impassable. A ride up to Rheddish Knob was great fun. Enjoy!
Did you get your at Frontline? They had a black one last time I was in. Lots of great roads around here to explore. I've done some on the Scrambler, but was pretty tentative on some of the bigger stuff.

Ride to Brew is coming up in a couple weeks. Hope to see you there.

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Stoked you got one! You've been posting in my thread for awhile now. You gotta be super duper stoked to finally have it!
Guess I was a little too stoked in the first 14 miles I was tempted to try the jeep trail I found yesterday, but thought better of it. One of these days, I'll ride to the west side of the country and let you show me around. those RR keep me distracted at work.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:25 AM   #13657
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Did you get your at Frontline? They had a black one last time I was in. Lots of great roads around here to explore. I've done some on the Scrambler, but was pretty tentative on some of the bigger stuff.

Ride to Brew is coming up in a couple weeks. Hope to see you there.


Guess I was a little too stoked in the first 14 miles I was tempted to try the jeep trail I found yesterday, but thought better of it. One of these days, I'll ride to the west side of the country and let you show me around. those RR keep me distracted at work.
Yes, bought mine from Nate at Frontline. Will keep Ride to Brew in mind, but doubtful...
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:02 AM   #13658
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. Second, what is that sweet old FZR(?) in the background. That thing looks showroom!
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:31 AM   #13659
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My final conclusion of my get-off is that I hydroplaned on some paint. I use the triumph engine guards & the radiator was shifted to the clutch side enough to brake the mount tab. I plan to reweld it soon. For now I zip tied it.

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Old 07-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #13660
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Good to know that the size is approved by Triumph.

However I can't find the RoadSmarts in that size in the U.S. Perhaps they don't bring that size to the U.S.?

Thanks!
I also have not been able to get the Roadsmarts in North America. I contacted Dunlop and they said they don't carry them here, only in Europe. Go figure. I bought a PR3 Trail rear at Motorcycle Superstore online just this week. But yes, many places had them on back order.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:37 AM   #13661
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My final conclusion of my get-off is that I hydroplaned on some paint. I use the triumph engine guards & the radiator was shifted to the clutch side enough to brake the mount tab. I plan to reweld it soon. For now I zip tied it.

Ouch.

Wet road paint combined with the drippings from other vehicles can be incredibly slick. They put grit in it around here which is supposed to help, but I don't trust it at all.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #13662
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I was tempted to try the jeep trail I found yesterday, but thought better of it.
You made the right choice if that sign in your pic says Potts Mountain Jeep Trail. You should see it from the other end.:loll I've been told that anything more than a thumper on that trail is a bad idea, especially if you're riding solo. Congrats on the new bike.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #13663
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Nice tire. What brand and size? TIA


Mitas E07 in the stock size.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:39 AM   #13664
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You made the right choice if that sign in your pic says Potts Mountain Jeep Trail. You should see it from the other end.:loll I've been told that anything more than a thumper on that trail is a bad idea, especially if you're riding solo. Congrats on the new bike.
Yes Potts Mtn Jeep Trail is a handful! I have ridden it on a WR250R and a XR650L, and I would never attempt it on my new T800XC. I speculate he was riding Sweet Springs gravel road, where Potts Mountain Jeep Trail begins. For the curious, here is a RR on the PMJT http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=633563
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:10 AM   #13665
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Mitas E07 in the stock size.

Those look good... When My K60's wear out, that my be my next tire.
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