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Old 08-13-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Tiger Tumble

'It's not IF you'll come off, its WHEN' was what my brother first told me when I started riding in January.

and, well that time finally came last week, gutted

I was only about 10 miles down the road from the Dealership where I had just collected the motorcycle (Triumph Tiger 800xc), approaching a roundabout (inside lane as I was going right round). Leaned a wee bit into the corner, a wee bit more... Watched, in what felt like slow motion the front end tuck away from me... resulting in me hitting the deck like a sack of tatties (Potatoes)

Bike : This was the exhaust side that went down and only damage (to my amazement) was minor scratches to the underside of the right rider and pillion foot pegs, rear brake foot lever, mirror and hand guard. Nothing else got touched!

Me : Right ankle stretched ligements, serious case of broken pride and confidence

The Conclusion: Its my 1st 'Adventure' style and only 2nd motorcycle (Previous Ducati Monster 796) and they are very different of course. I believe my lean angle was ever so slightly too much for the skinnier front tyre ... (Rider error )... But lets just say there was some diesel spillage as well, why not ha.

Anyway, been back out on the Tiger and no love lost. Confidence returning slowly
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:26 AM   #2
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Brand new tires need to be broken in Bro!
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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Brand new tires need to be broken in Bro!

Lol, I know, was being nice and careful/taking my time and what not. Just caught with 'my pants down' so to speak with the smallish/tight round about.

Still, I'm pretty sure I recall some diesel in my path, maybe even a banana peel too??
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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pics or it didn't happen.
As requested (1st drop of many, when it comes to the dirt time )

Happily no noticeable damage (just meh about the circumstances of the drop and the fact that I know the tiny marks are there lol)

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Pillion Foot Peg:


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Hand Guard + Mirror:
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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Well, now your Tiger has both character and conversation starters, and you're more aware of the hazards of new tires. May the next 100k miles be drop-free!
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #7
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What gear were you wearing?

I'm thinking you were prepared because the injuries seem minor (I hope).

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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The Conclusion: Its my 1st 'Adventure' style and only 2nd motorcycle (Previous Ducati Monster 796) and they are very different of course. I believe my lean angle was ever so slightly too much for the skinnier front tyre ... (Rider error )... But lets just say there was some diesel spillage as well, why not ha.

Anyway, been back out on the Tiger and no love lost. Confidence returning slowly
I drag knee's on my 950 adventure done it with the stock pirelli's and the conti trail attacks... It's not as forgiving as sport bike tires, but if you keep the throttle on it'll do it all day long.

Sounds like you where off the gas. It's almost impossible to loose the front on the throttle (remember I said almost).

And ya had new tires with who knows what spilled on them at the dealer, on a road that could have had shit in it. Don't blame the wheel size.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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I drag knee's on my 950 adventure done it with the stock pirelli's and the conti trail attacks... It's not as forgiving as sport bike tires, but if you keep the throttle on it'll do it all day long.

Sounds like you where off the gas. It's almost impossible to loose the front on the throttle (remember I said almost).

And ya had new tires with who knows what spilled on them at the dealer, on a road that could have had shit in it. Don't blame the wheel size.
After putting a good few more hundred miles and getting more acqainted with it I think that is what it was, came off the throttle. Low gear, hi revs, off throttle = not a bright idea .

Ankle feeling a lot better, confidence back and having a blast . Myself and 'Kitty' have forgiven, forgoten and moved on ha. Scratches as u guys said are are just part of the character, and I'm sure plenty more are to come with the journeys that lie ahead, but will easily be hidden with the mud (Loving the off track the now)

Just to be on the safe side first and foremost I got crash bars fitted (and far to many other gadgets)... now all I need is to fit some stabilisers
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #10
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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Glad you are okay, irvine. Now you know, it happens! Those small character marks will soon be mostly forgotten. That's a good looking bike by the way. Enjoy, and be safe.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #12
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balls on the tank. i assure you that it takes a hell of a lot of lean angle to run out of tire, even on a ds. i've made sport bikes pull over & wave me by in the corners...

glad you made it ok, get back on and work up gradually. it's no ducati.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:18 AM   #13
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You all drive on the wrong side of the road. Glad you were relatively unscathed.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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... approaching a roundabout (inside lane as I was going right round)...





Thought you buggers went left round?








Anyways, glad you came out of it fine irvine, and that you learned something, and shared it w/ the rest of us.





Stick to the right side of the road from now on and all will be well.






As for the wee bit of damage done...do ye not have bedliner in Scotland?


























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Old 10-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #15
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. Myself and 'Kitty' have forgiven, forgoten and moved on ha. Scratches as u guys said are are just part of the character, and I'm sure plenty more are to come with the journeys that lie ahead, but will easily be hidden with the mud (Loving the off track the now)
my Steamer has so many scratches that Ive lost track. All dirt naps. ride off road and its bound to happen. good luck!
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