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Old 07-10-2011, 04:46 AM   #271
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Congrats...you bought a REALLY great bike!
Soph, the large piles of gravel just outside Dawson City are from the old dredging days when they were looking for GOLD! They would get this stone out of the rivers.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:39 AM   #272
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Soph, the large piles of gravel just outside Dawson City are from the old dredging days when they were looking for GOLD! They would get this stone out of the rivers.
Funny I was just told that...and they are making sub-divisions in and around them. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:57 AM   #273
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Did you have to install them, or did Triumph just toss them in with the bikes?
No install just wrap them around your forks....they are amazing and take them off, rinse them and put them back on. Just like that. Simple, cheap and piece of mind. They look good too, that is always a plus!
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:54 AM   #274
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No install just wrap them around your forks....they are amazing and take them off, rinse them and put them back on. Just like that. Simple, cheap and piece of mind. They look good too, that is always a plus!
I just ordered a set for mine.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:58 AM   #275
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I just ordered a set for mine.
you should let them know you learned about them from our ride....just saying
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:19 AM   #276
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Great RR and your pictures are spectacular!
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:06 PM   #277
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Sad to hear someone lost their life on the Dempster.
I am glad you guys made it through without issue.

On a lighter note:

If you were in the market for a new 800cc adventure bike and didn't already own the BMW. Which would you buy now?

Triumph or BMW?????????????????????????

I am really on the fence on which bike to get and since you seem to be in a very good position to evaluate both bikes your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Bet you didn't think you were going to be a motorcycle critic when you started this adventure.


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Old 07-10-2011, 03:50 PM   #278
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Sad to hear someone lost their life on the Dempster.
I am glad you guys made it through without issue.

On a lighter note:

If you were in the market for a new 800cc adventure bike and didn't already own the BMW. Which would you buy now?

Triumph or BMW?????????????????????????

I am really on the fence on which bike to get and since you seem to be in a very good position to evaluate both bikes your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Bet you didn't think you were going to be a motorcycle critic when you started this adventure.


Best regards and safe travels.

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No basis for comparison. Our ladies were on F650GS thumpers on their last adventure.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #279
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??? They were not on thumpers last year.


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No basis for comparison. Our ladies were on F650GS thumpers on their last adventure.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #280
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??? They were not on thumpers last year.
Excuse me Sir, you are correct.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:19 PM   #281
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Sad to hear someone lost their life on the Dempster.
I am glad you guys made it through without issue.

On a lighter note:

If you were in the market for a new 800cc adventure bike and didn't already own the BMW. Which would you buy now?

Triumph or BMW?????????????????????????

I am really on the fence on which bike to get and since you seem to be in a very good position to evaluate both bikes your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Bet you didn't think you were going to be a motorcycle critic when you started this adventure.


Best regards and safe travels.

Tug
Hey Tug,
I've ridden the 800XC but not the GS (yet). I really liked it. My dealer took an XC out west for a week for some on and off-road fun. He LOVED it. He is actually concerned about selling the GS now. He doesn't think anyone who rides an XC will go with the GS. Just food for thought.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #282
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We do not own thumpers we own 2010 BMW F650GS twins just for the record and my official review of the Tigers is coming up in the next few days. Just been busy and bad wifi. We r in Chicken and can not upload our new posts and pictures here.

In a nut shell the Tiger is a winner in our book. Triumph has done some what we think stupid things with the controls for abs etc but the bikes are better suited for our adv riding and they would make a great commuting bike too.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:09 PM   #283
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Me thinks you'll be offered a sweet deal from Triumph and will be selling your Beemers. :) Just a thought. Both are great bikes!

Maybe Triumph will even offer a 'Cheryl & Leslie' edition
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:58 AM   #284
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Me thinks you'll be offered a sweet deal from Triumph and will be selling your Beemers. :) Just a thought. Both are great bikes!

Maybe Triumph will even offer a 'Cheryl & Leslie' edition
That would be interesting eh? 2 new updates coming when we get to Fairbanks.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:22 AM   #285
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I agree with you Leslie. I too own a 650 twin and a tiger 800 but the Beemer is gathering dust in the garage.
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