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Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 07:45 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
On the trip theme.

Some reading. This is what I do with my Tiger.
2011 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=732324&highlight=blacktiger

2014...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers Today, 07:26 AM
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Views: 669,160
Posted By blacktiger
Doesn't seem to keep the crap off the shock...

Doesn't seem to keep the crap off the shock adjuster though.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22,100
Views: 4,312,664
Posted By blacktiger
PLEASE don't turn this thread into another oil...

PLEASE don't turn this thread into another oil thread.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-22-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 750,878
Posted By blacktiger
LOL! :muutt skid, spark :kboom

LOL! :muutt skid, spark :kboom
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,914
Posted By blacktiger
Love the way the Aussies say it as it is. No...

Love the way the Aussies say it as it is. No worries cobber.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22,100
Views: 4,312,664
Posted By blacktiger
Yeah, it's all a question of getting your balance...

Yeah, it's all a question of getting your balance right and your weight in the right place to make it go where you want. Tilt the bike and weight a peg. I'm not completely proficient and do it like a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22,100
Views: 4,312,664
Posted By blacktiger
Thanks for your vote of confidence in it but I'm...

Thanks for your vote of confidence in it but I'm still worried about that loose downhill hairpin where, without ABS, I lock and steer it round with the rear wheel.
I'd also be concerned about over...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22,100
Views: 4,312,664
Posted By blacktiger
I've been wondering what would happen if I fitted...

I've been wondering what would happen if I fitted my spare rear wheel which, at the moment, doesn't have an ABS ring on it.
It seems that it would save a lot of button pushing to disable the ABS...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 750,878
Posted By blacktiger
Quite. They're 150 over here. That's Pounds. I...

Quite. They're 150 over here. That's Pounds. I guess that'd be near $200US??
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Having said that I just scored a rear ring for my...

Having said that I just scored a rear ring for my spare wheel for 14.99 on eBay.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 02:35 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Have you seen the price of them? :eek1:eek1:eek1

Have you seen the price of them? :eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-20-2015, 02:04 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
Really? Hell! I'll take a look. Thanks.

Really? Hell! I'll take a look. Thanks.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-19-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22,100
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Posted By blacktiger
Well it worked for me over 40000 miles and lots...

Well it worked for me over 40000 miles and lots of wheel and tyre changes. I've now just done the same thing to my newer one. It also helps when you take the wheel into a tyre depot.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-19-2015, 07:40 AM
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Views: 1,554,697
Posted By blacktiger
LOL! Yeah. Managed to get to the top a couple of...

LOL! Yeah. Managed to get to the top a couple of times. Only once doing the Stella Alpina, way back in 2002. Every other Stella Alpina rally I've been to (7 in all) it has been snowed off....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-19-2015, 06:38 AM
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Posted By blacktiger
I've marked an arrow in indelible marker pen for...

I've marked an arrow in indelible marker pen for direction of rotation on the disc carriers. Can't go wrong now.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,914
Posted By blacktiger
I don't agree with your statement there. The...

I don't agree with your statement there. The further back the pivot, the less weight you have to lift and so it should easier to put on the stand. Bit like lifting a weight in a wheel barrow.
IMO...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22,100
Views: 4,312,664
Posted By blacktiger
You need to host them on a website somewhere....

You need to host them on a website somewhere. e.g. a Photobucket account. Then copy the IMG code and paste into your post on here.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,572
Posted By blacktiger
Which is which?

Which is which?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 10:31 AM
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Views: 252,914
Posted By blacktiger
Page 101.

Page 101.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 09:47 AM
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Views: 627,612
Posted By blacktiger
Beautiful.:clap:clap:clap

Beautiful.:clap:clap:clap
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,914
Posted By blacktiger
I too had trouble getting the bearings out of my...

I too had trouble getting the bearings out of my wheels. I simply couldn't move the spacer over enough get purchase on the back of the opposite bearing.
No tips I'm afraid because, as I needed a...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-15-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5,975
Views: 1,554,697
Posted By blacktiger
Yep, been there ...

Yep, been there
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/RAT%20EVENTS/TRIDAYS%202006/8301134COLLEDELLASSIETTA.jpg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 750,878
Posted By blacktiger
The ones you're looking for are "ROX...

The ones you're looking for are "ROX risers".
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22,100
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Posted By blacktiger
They came later. ...

They came later.
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_0019.jpg (http://s396.photobucket.com/user/black955tiger/media/TIGER800XC%20LV11UXM/IMG_0019.jpg.html)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 818,712
Posted By blacktiger
Tigers are the big cat that loves water....

Tigers are the big cat that loves water....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-14-2015, 08:46 AM
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Views: 4,312,664
Posted By blacktiger
I can confirm that it's a straight swap. ...

I can confirm that it's a straight swap.
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp48/black955tiger/SW%20Rally%202013/IMG_4823.jpg...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-13-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3,160
Views: 669,160
Posted By blacktiger
Not sure how you break them. The idea is that you...

Not sure how you break them. The idea is that you fold them in on the rough stuff so that they're out of the way when you fall off. Mine have been on three bikes so far.
In any case the point I was...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By blacktiger
Oh yes. Pity BMW didn't know the difference when...

Oh yes. Pity BMW didn't know the difference when they named their models. LOL! Complete fuckup IMO.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By blacktiger
And I can't help it if your memory is so bad that...

And I can't help it if your memory is so bad that you can't remember a post from yesterday. Here:-
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By blacktiger
No I don't because clawdog was comparing the...

No I don't because clawdog was comparing the Tiger to the 650.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 818,712
Posted By blacktiger
Brilliant. Are you going to be writing a ride...

Brilliant. Are you going to be writing a ride report as you go? Please share.

Here's one that went the same way:- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=877576&highlight=walkabout
It's...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By blacktiger
The figures on these pages:- ...

The figures on these pages:-
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/bmw/f650gs/2008/
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/triumph/tiger-800/2010/
shows that the BM produces a similar but...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By blacktiger
I don't know what can be done with Dealertool. I...

I don't know what can be done with Dealertool. I don't have it.

It's doubtful that your dealer will agree to alter something like that.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By blacktiger
But the 650 BMW is only half the bike. i.e....

But the 650 BMW is only half the bike. i.e. strangled and tuned for economy.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,379
Posted By blacktiger
Total miles = 753.4 My Litres = 59.21 =...

Total miles = 753.4
My Litres = 59.21 = 57.73UKmpg
Phil's Litres = 52.21 = 64.78UKmpg
6.41 Litres less. 7.56 saving @ 1.18/Litre (yes our fuel is nearly the most expensive on the planet. Effin...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-11-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By blacktiger
They're probably right when at speed but the...

They're probably right when at speed but the problems with the Tiger are when you're sitiing still or going very slowly and the fan kicks in. That then blows hot air onto your thighs if you're...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-10-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,160
Views: 669,160
Posted By blacktiger
Leave the clamps "just nipped up" and they move...

Leave the clamps "just nipped up" and they move as well. And they don't obscure the clocks. Looks that way but it's just the angle the photo was taken.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,572
Posted By blacktiger
Well I can tell you that the clutch switch is all...

Well I can tell you that the clutch switch is all wired up with one of the big connectors under the tank along with the rest of the switch gear wiring that side. If the actual switch is the same it...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,572
Posted By blacktiger
It's really not a problem is it? After all, just...

It's really not a problem is it? After all, just about every bike I've owned has had a diferent amount of reserve in the tank. You ride. You get used to it.
And I'd rather have a warning too early...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-07-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 136,572
Posted By blacktiger
So you bought the wrong levers then?

So you bought the wrong levers then?
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