Threefer MadnessPosted: April 2, 2011
A beautiful day after so much dreary wet and cold weather. I rode lots of motorcycles today. Three big ones, and one tiny one.
I started out by installing a FMF Q4 silencer and Powerbomb header on my ancient old YZ426F. The stock exhaust was tooth-rattlingly loud, as my neighbors would be willing to testify. Not so this tasty aftermarket setup! It sounds like a brand new, modern 4 stroke now. Lovely!
Just as I was finishing up, my brother John called me and invited me to meet him at Moto Europa. I took the Kawasaki, as it was a very nice day.
When I got there, John was filling out the forms so we could take their new Triumph Tiger 800XC for a test ride. He’s been interested by this new bike. We both rode it through the strange landscape of midtown.
It’s a great machine. It has the best transmission and clutch of any Triumph I have experienced, it makes smooth power, and it handles sharp as a tack. But it’s not a good ergonomic match for me, unfortunately. I’m just a little too short to really enjoy it.