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Old 07-24-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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I haven't been happy with the low capacity of the Triumph luggage with the thick sidewalls. However a few weeks back I was doing some errands and put a bag of groceries in the trunk. When I got home about 2 hours later I noticed that a couple of things were still much colder than they had a right to be.

So I decided to do an experiment. I emptied the trunk and put a bag of ice in it and some beers and sodas and water. This was at 10AM. Here are the scientific results:

Here's the trunk at 10AM, temp 84F at home in Sandy, UT.


Parking it outside in the sun for a couple hours while I change oil in the ATV and pull the fork tubes off the IT175. Temps up to 90F.


Here it is in Brighton, about 26 miles away up the canyon. It's in the 70s up here being at about 8700ft.


Inside the trunk in Brighton at 2:30PM it's still about 1/2 ice.


Now it's back in Sandy about 4PM. Temp's at 98F.
Still about 1/3 ice.


Hey! Where'd half that Shiner Bock go? (urp)


So, in conclusion the Triumph luggage makes a handy beer, er I mean.. drink cooler for a day's ride.

Oh yeah. And the Tiger had an electrical problem. The rear brake pedal brake light switch shorted, making the brake light stay on all the time. The Triumph dealer replaced it under warranty. So far that's the only issue. The bike's only used about 6oz of oil in the 5K miles I've put on it. Still by far the best road bike I've ever owned. I especially love the low wear on the front tire.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:35 PM   #2
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The Honda Pacific Coast makes the best damn rollin' adult-beverage cooler you ever saw: Holds about 2- 1/2 cases, plus ice, plus probably the intermittent 6-pack of kiddie beverages.

Complete with drains on the bottom........
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the update Seru. Looks like only one minor warranty issue so far.The cooler feature sounds like a no cost upgrade. The marketing folks need to add that one to the features list.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:40 PM   #4
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Perhaps this "beer cooler" test should be standard on all bike with luggage here at MO.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:57 PM   #5
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Are you still running the stock cans?

I know we've had bang4buck conversations, but the TOR pipes really sound great!
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:02 PM   #6
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Are you still running the stock cans?

I know we've had bang4buck conversations, but the TOR pipes really sound great!
I don't dare put on a new pipe or MOKE will send a hit team.

Frankly the thing is so fast as is that I haven't felt the need to do the pipe/mapping thing. It already keeps banging on the rev limiter.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:46 PM   #7
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TOR's do sound good, I had them on my Bonneville. Excellent feature that beer cooler, very thoughtful. Once again Triumph shows they have their fingers on the pulse of riders everywhere.!!
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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I've heard the bags don't hold pints as well as the older versions.

But seriously, if you put the ice in 'storage' zip-lock bags, you'd have a pretty nifty system.

Folks would wonder why your luggage was sweating, though...
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