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Old 05-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #61
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Anyone have a spare oil pan laying around the house??
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #62
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How High is the seat

Does a short bad kneed old guy want to look at the mid year Tigers?

Looking to replace the Uly which was too tall after the knee issues.

Any way to lower the Tiger?

75% backroad 25% gravel riding.

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Old 05-19-2013, 01:27 PM   #63
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If memory serves me correctly, my wife was able ride my 09 Uly easier than my 06 955i Tiger.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #64
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Thanks

And so the search continues

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:15 AM   #65
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And so the search continues

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I am a short unit with lots of broken things too, but I manage to ride the 04 tiger well enough to keep me smiling.
I suggest trying one out so you know for yourself.
The have a good bit of adjustment possible in the set-up, however you need to consider your personal abilities when it comes time to pick it up or stop it going down in the first place, as they are quite heavy.
I know plenty of people who have found the Versys to be a decent option when set up well, or the KLR if you like thumpers.
The new 700GS is rather tidy too, if you have the money for a 'new' new bike.
There are plenty of good bikes out there for the 'less young' and 'less bulletproof' of us, best idea is go and sit on a few.
Good luck
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:56 PM   #66
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I just purchased a 06 Tiger, sidebags, topbox, centerstand, throttle lock, adjustable windscreen, 10000 miles, triumph off road exhaust, black, no damages, runs wonderful.
$4950 delivered to me from 4 hours away.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #67
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Bought my 01 with 6k and not a mark on it just a few months ago. It's the best bike I've ever owned, can't ride it enough.

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Old 11-18-2013, 10:53 AM   #68
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I just purchased a 06 Tiger, sidebags, topbox, centerstand, throttle lock, adjustable windscreen, 10000 miles, triumph off road exhaust, black, no damages, runs wonderful.
$4950 delivered to me from 4 hours away.
I know that bike! I was surprised Doug would even consider selling it. It's definitely a good one.
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