CUSTOM TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC??????


If this is true from the Triumph Facebook page and also thanks to markbvt & walker from the Triumph Tiger 800 Forum, then I know Cheryl & I waited for a reason to see what Triumph would do with this great bike.  Now…did they or will they add handlebar controls and ambient temperature with on/off ABS button???? Nyah-Nyah

Tubeless spoke tires?  Notice the loss of the Nissin brakes and the fact Triumph has join the band wagon using BREMBO???  BMW uses Brembo brakes.  I would say in my remedial knowledge this is a step up.

Triumph has been listening!  Good on Triumph!  Apparently this was indeed at the show in Italy…so, the next question is this a real release bike or just for show?  Any thoughts?  Comments, opinions?? 

***I believe that some folks from Triumph might be still be reading this BLOG…why not post comments to them…who knows they might read this post!  ;-)***

From Triumph’s Facebook page:

*Originally Posted by Triumph

Also debuting is this one-off Tiger 800XC concept created as a showcase by Triumph’s accessories division. Built using official Triumph accessories, most of which feature new finishes, and high spec components such as Öhlins mechatronic suspension and tubeless Kineo wheels, it’s the ultimate version of Triumph’s best selling bike and guaranteed to be a real showstopper!

ESSENTIAL FIX-IT STUFF–THINGS FOR YOUR MOTORCYCLE


FI-PIG, Gorilla Tape, and WD-40: Essential fix-it stuff

DateThursday, November 17, 2011

I would like an expert opinion about assembling a selection of adhesives, chemicals, and other products most useful for overland vehicle field repair issues such as cracked hoses, radiators, or fuel lines, and for replacing gaskets, joining metal or plastic pieces, sealing electrical repairs, and so on.

Alexander in Florida

Alexander’s question brought to mind the old aphorism about the perfect two-piece tool kit: WD-40 (to fix the things that are supposed to move but won’t) and duct tape (to fix the things that aren’t supposed to move but do). Kidding aside, it’s an excellent question—a very large number of field repairs involve some sort of leak or breakage that requires a chemical or mechanical fix. I looked in my own kit, enlisted the help of two of our OT&T experts—Duncan Barbour and Graham Jackson—and also queried my nephew, Jake Beggy, a master Toyota mechanic and fabricator. Here’s what we came up with, first in the way of commercial products and then in “bodge” fixes when nothing else is available. Continue reading “ESSENTIAL FIX-IT STUFF–THINGS FOR YOUR MOTORCYCLE”

CHANGE AT TOP OF THE WORLD


This is a video not only depicting possible climate change in the Arctic but also opening a portal into the lives of the Inuit people, how they feel about their land and wildlife, as well as their culture.  This is truly a well done “documentary” covering so many issues but at the same time you get to see how beautiful the north really is…a place that many of us will never personally get to see.  I love this video for many reasons but the one that stands out most is just the people and scenery.  Enjoy and as always please feel free to comment.

The defining question of this century will be: how do we simultaneously preserve the environment and shareholder wealth?

Change at the Top of the World

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