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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:08 pm 
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i tried my 885i of road but way to heavy love the bike tho but now have a dr650 to take off road


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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:05 pm 
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I might be getting a Tiger 800 soon. To XC or not to XC, that is the question. I think I would rarely take it off road, though I might be tempted by the odd easy lane. Is the non-XC for me?


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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 5:09 pm 
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I have the XC.

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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:44 am 
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I have a 59 plate 1050, had it from new, present from my wife :D
Done a few mods, HID light, stock is dangerous ! Airbox mod, K & N filter, twin light driver, TOR exhaust. Get yourself onto the tiger 1050 forum if you haven't already, loads of advice on there. Watch out for the usual gremlins too, just had to rebuild my rear brake calliper due to lack of triumph grease from new :cry: There's a couple of local (ish) guys on the forum going up to west coast Scotland this July if you wanted to tag along, might join in myself. Happy riding


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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Wozza wrote:
I might be getting a Tiger 800 soon. To XC or not to XC, that is the question. I think I would rarely take it off road, though I might be tempted by the odd easy lane. Is the non-XC for me?

I bought a Tiger XC with the intention of doing some green lanes on it but I quickly discovered that unless you have true knobblies then going on green lanes on anything other than hard packed surfaces is a very scary proposition.
I have 60/40 tires on it now which doesn’t affect the road handling very much but is ace fun on easy lanes and forest tracks. I don’t think there is much between them on the road unless you are a quick road rider.
So my advice is buy an XC and then at least you have the choice so long as the tires are suitable, but don’t be tempted to go on lanes that have the potential to cause you to drop the bike. Unlike trail bikes with plastic tanks and guards it can be an expensive day out if you drop it.
I will be leading some Adventure Bike friendly runs soon from south Manchester so if you get one give me a shout and come along.


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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 9:23 pm 
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Sounds like the Tiger 800s are thirsty buggers, only 50mpg on a good day? And less than 200 miles to a tank? Might look into the XT660Z, or F800GSA. Or the V-Strom, but it's a bit bland.


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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:23 pm 
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Wozza wrote:
Sounds like the Tiger 800s are thirsty buggers, only 50mpg on a good day? And less than 200 miles to a tank? Might look into the XT660Z, or F800GSA. Or the V-Strom, but it's a bit bland.

Did a 199 mile trip at the weekend with a mix of roads. Filled up at the start, then filled up again at the end and it took 16.47 litres which works out at an average of 55mpg. That seems pretty good to me for a triple.
A mate did the same trip on his BMW F800gs and averaged 65mpg so the day out cost me £3.57 more. :o :o :o


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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:25 pm 
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Got myself an 'adventure' bike, but I didn't get a Tiger in the end. I was quite tempted by the Yamaha XT660Z but ended up with something far less 'adventurey', meaning it is only really a road bike with 'adventure' styling but I don't intend on taking it off-road anyway. I won't say what it is in this section for fear of offending people :D


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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:30 am 
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Wozza wrote:
Sounds like the Tiger 800s are thirsty buggers, only 50mpg on a good day? And less than 200 miles to a tank? Might look into the XT660Z, or F800GSA. Or the V-Strom, but it's a bit bland.


Sounds economical compared to my 990 Adventure.... 44mpg and 150 miles to a tank on a good day :(

Before it I had a Tiger 1050 (pictured only a short distance from where Pablo's first shot was taken)

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 Post subject: Re: Any other Tiger owners ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:20 pm 
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Mine goes off road a little bit, :lol:

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