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Forum: Beasts 12-28-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By WIDGIN
With my '05, I've run to 220-230 miles before...

With my '05, I've run to 220-230 miles before filling up and that was riding very hard mixed on-road and off. It amazes me how this bike consistently gets 42-44 mpg while really beating the dog piss...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,378
Posted By WIDGIN
Dropping the triple clamps on older Tigers may...

Dropping the triple clamps on older Tigers may have been a fine idea to lower the bike, but it's poor advice for '05's and '06's. Their steering geometry is simply too quick for dirt riding with the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-27-2008, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30,117
Views: 2,250,056
Posted By WIDGIN
Lucky, Wasn't the smokes, was the $40...

Lucky,

Wasn't the smokes, was the $40 deerskin glove. Wish I'd left it, I'm guessing this will cost a little more once the insurance decides how much they can make me pay for the ER visit. :eek1...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 30,117
Views: 2,250,056
Posted By WIDGIN
Yeah, the nurse told me there were a few bikes...

Yeah, the nurse told me there were a few bikes outside. I thought there would be a group throwing tomatoes at me when I exited. Then, when I saw nobody I thought maybe she just wanted to get rid of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30,117
Views: 2,250,056
Posted By WIDGIN
Hey guys, Thanks so much for the gauze...

Hey guys,

Thanks so much for the gauze bandage, assistance, and good cheer. I think I would have lost a lot more blood without it. :puke1 As it was, I think I had less than a cupful soak into...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By WIDGIN
My heatshield is held on by very short screws. I...

My heatshield is held on by very short screws. I guess the previous owner changed from rivets.
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,153
Posted By WIDGIN
I toasted rear Anakee at 5K miles and 2K were...

I toasted rear Anakee at 5K miles and 2K were from the original owner. Now, wore out rear Presa Detour at 3K and ready to mount replacement. PD's are much better than Anakee's off-road.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,357
Posted By WIDGIN
Hate 'em and won't use one. If you feel that you...

Hate 'em and won't use one. If you feel that you need to use this annoying device to make motorists see you, you aren't really taking responsibility for accident avoidance. If you're that scared,...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,479
Posted By WIDGIN
This guy can be a nasty prick and having to...

This guy can be a nasty prick and having to e-mail because he doesn't want to talk to anyone is poor service no matter how you look at it. :puke1

Thanks anyway, I'll save money ($20 on 1 tire)...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 1,445,490
Posted By WIDGIN
That looks curiously like a stream in N. GA. ...

That looks curiously like a stream in N. GA. :wink:

Jaeman and I hit that crossing later in the day after talking with you at Dales. Although he avoided it, I splashed through at a fairly high...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 1,445,490
Posted By WIDGIN
I think that turkey was trying to fight with (or...

I think that turkey was trying to fight with (or mate with) the dragon decal on your windshield. :freaky
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,288
Posted By WIDGIN
Nice job on the fender. What tires are those ?

Nice job on the fender. What tires are those ?
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,632
Posted By WIDGIN
Back to the original question about why NOT to...

Back to the original question about why NOT to get it.

You like Beemers............

Not really sure if you can handle the extra cylinder and all the responsibility that goes along with it. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-09-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 103,978
Posted By WIDGIN
After a lot of research, I ordered an XOG from...

After a lot of research, I ordered an XOG from Amazon today. :clap Should be here some time next week. To get the best detail on fireroads in the area should I order Mapcreate 7.0? From what I...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By WIDGIN
Don't forget to move the GS1200's and even the...

Don't forget to move the GS1200's and even the GS1200 Adventure's at the same time. I see more and more of these bikes that never leave the pavement. I ask when they're going to christen their...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-01-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By WIDGIN
Garmin announced today that Google Earth AND...

Garmin announced today that Google Earth AND Mapquest are adding "send to gps" features this month. Questionable whether routes will transfer but the ability to plan a trip on Google Earth and...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By WIDGIN
Nice Tiger. Let me know if you want to christen...

Nice Tiger. Let me know if you want to christen it on some dirt/rocks up near Suches some Sunday. I'm just down the road.
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 1,445,490
Posted By WIDGIN
It's not so bad when your Tiger decides to roll...

It's not so bad when your Tiger decides to roll in the mud or the sand. But when they scratch their backs on rocks like that, it's time to whip them. :D
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,299
Posted By WIDGIN
I thought you might catch that one. :whip ...

I thought you might catch that one. :whip
Don't worry, I almost bought one o them Silver Tigers before I came to my senses. :norton
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,299
Posted By WIDGIN
Ha, Told ya that Strom didn't stand a chance...

Ha,

Told ya that Strom didn't stand a chance after you rode a Tiger. :D

I too would choose whichever Tiger was in the best shape or had the farkles I wanted regardless of model year. I chose...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-14-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By WIDGIN
Question Time for a new Garmin recommendation?

I currently have a Streetpilot III mounted on my Tiger and an IQue 3600 in my work truck. However, I feel that I need to update and consolidate. The IQue is getting long in the tooth after 3 years...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,848
Posted By WIDGIN
Hmm. No tools, no garage, no wrenching...

Hmm.
No tools, no garage, no wrenching experience, first bike. Buy the Kaw and spend your time learning to ride as your first priority. By all means buy a shop manual and learn how to work on it...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,826
Posted By WIDGIN
Equally glad that you like your DL650 and sorry...

Equally glad that you like your DL650 and sorry if I hit a nerve. :rofl I really don't think we Tiger riders gush half as much on this board as the "collective" about the merits of our chosen...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,826
Posted By WIDGIN
No wonder a few of the GUERILLAS in 'Nam...

No wonder a few of the GUERILLAS in 'Nam survived. :huh

Are Muslims really hermaphrodite Gorillas? :eek1

I suppose next you'll tell me your Weestrom was smoking the unlimited class at your...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,826
Posted By WIDGIN
Stop! If you ride the Tiger you'll never...

Stop! If you ride the Tiger you'll never consider the Wee. It doesn't have a sporting chance. Versys may be a reasonable alternative if you're looking for something lighter and easier around town.
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,831
Posted By WIDGIN
I'd bet you'd get at least another 20K miles...

I'd bet you'd get at least another 20K miles without any major problems. And those blue steamers are really cool. Sometimes I think I'd like to trade my girlie in on one. But then I crack the...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,265
Posted By WIDGIN
I've only put 2,000 miles on them but am seeing...

I've only put 2,000 miles on them but am seeing some wear. I expect I'll be changing out the rear at 4,000 miles. Not surprising since my Anakee's were toast at 5,000. Overall, I'm still pretty...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-26-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By WIDGIN
Thumbs down SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! :huh

SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! :huh
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,831
Posted By WIDGIN
Most of us Tiger owners get 40+mpg despite...

Most of us Tiger owners get 40+mpg despite flogging the cat-poo out of em. Nothing special maintenance wise. Just change the oil regularly and install an off-road pipe to enjoy the triple's...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 1,445,490
Posted By WIDGIN
VERY COOL.

VERY COOL.
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By WIDGIN
I'm 5'9" with a 31" inseam and ride an '05 Tiger...

I'm 5'9" with a 31" inseam and ride an '05 Tiger up some pretty gnarly, rocky forest service roads. While I'd like something with a lower COG, the Tiger works pretty well. I'm afraid to do...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,516
Posted By WIDGIN
I run the touratech pegs on a 2005. I needed to...

I run the touratech pegs on a 2005. I needed to grind a section off the right peg to clear the brake pedal but its no big deal. The other minor problem is that the stock footpeg springs are too...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,690
Posted By WIDGIN
Buy it, buy it, buy it! I really like my...

Buy it, buy it, buy it!

I really like my '05. Zero problems with mine and only concerns are wind buffeting (I'm 5'9" and haven't found best solution) and tall center of gravity for dirt riding....
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,645
Posted By WIDGIN
Sounds to me like you should buy a low mileage...

Sounds to me like you should buy a low mileage '06 Tiger while waiting for the GS800 or something else to tickle your fancy. You don't seem to be terribly impressed with the other bikes you've...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,266
Posted By WIDGIN
Who spilled Day-Glo Blue paint all over the...

Who spilled Day-Glo Blue paint all over the thing? I'd be pissed :huh

When I owned one, I liked the looks, feel, and sound of my Sportster, but I've never understood the interest in Japanese...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,266
Posted By WIDGIN
Since I grew up riding '70's era "enduro" bikes,...

Since I grew up riding '70's era "enduro" bikes, I've always thought of Tigers and GS's as good looking bikes. Certainly not as attractive as my Sportster was, but good enough to trade the Sporty...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,831
Posted By WIDGIN
Actually, N. Atlanta area seems to be a hotbed...

Actually, N. Atlanta area seems to be a hotbed for Tiger activity, relatively speaking. I spot different Tigers on the road about once every two to three months. Even passed a black Girlie going in...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,831
Posted By WIDGIN
Same here! Tigers are normally solitary...

Same here! Tigers are normally solitary predators who enjoy sneaking through the forest, pouncing on (maybe I should say passing) prey (dual-sports, cruisers, and especially sport-bikes), and...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 410,507
Posted By WIDGIN
Thanks for the tip. I probably will need to add...

Thanks for the tip. I probably will need to add insoles. Which Superfeet do you use? I notice that they make many different colors with each color for a different use. I could use some extra...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,493
Posted By WIDGIN
There was a You-tube video floating around...

There was a You-tube video floating around showing an '07 tackling a pretty good off-road section. I think it was on one of the Tiger sites and I was honestly impressed with the abilities. Although...
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