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Old 07-11-2011, 04:28 AM   #7143
woodys3b
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Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Southwest Michigan
Oddometer: 150
The other Fly

I know this has been mentioned before but, what was Triumph thinking with the gear ratios. If this transmission was in a sport bike it would be one of the best in the business. However, it just doesn't suit the Tiger. First is too high and 6th is too low and they are all too close to each other. I've been playing around on my commute and double shifting. 1-3-5-6 from a dead stop and 2-4-6 when making a right turn that doesn't require a full stop. The motor pulls so well down low that it is very easy to ride like this. I just can't double shift fast enough to do it smoothly. Hopefully, this will be something Triumph corrects sometime in the future.

Don't want to paint a negative picture here. My Tiger is far and away the best bike I have owned.
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