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Old 04-11-2014, 07:29 AM   #361
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The TIGER blows the 990 in the dust!!!
I can hammer on my TIGER just like a small bike
I loved my 990 but the Tiger is much more sporty !!!!

STAY TUNED !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 04-11-2014, 07:31 AM   #362
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We have a ride coming up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts in about a month. (Big Bike Adventure Ride) The trails are dirt roads and hero sections are abandoned dirt roads that have sunk to bombed out powerline type 4x4 roads. The hero sections are a real challenge and fun on a big bike. Boring has hell I would imagine on a KTM EXC. Funny thing is people show up on KTM EXC's. On big bikes we plog along laughing like fools at these big bikes cleaning easy rock gardens and mud sections. One by one we stop and watch each other get over some stone wall or water crossing. Great fun.


I have an KTM EXC-F and the Tiger 800XC. I use the EXC for enduro/turkey runs. The Berkshire turkey run and dual sport last year was a small bike event and depending on skill level you chose TR or DS. I showed up with my EXC and did the TR. People showed up with KLR's, GS' and 800XC's on the Dual Sport loop. I felt bad for them as part of the TR loop met up with the DS loop. We were on a jeep trail that had lots of loose rock and ledges followed by deep mud. There were big bikes sleeping everywhere. It must have been a day of misery for them.

Right tool for the trails. Everyone should have multiple bikes

I am enjoying this thread Great looking stuff!
You're nuts

I did that ride a few years ago on my XR and it was handful. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm no Knighter...
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #363
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My body just can't take that anymore...
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:51 AM   #364
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That is why I am building TWO off Road BAJA Tigers. ( and ONLY two )
Everything I am doing can be had by anyone!!
These are Duel -Sport / Adventure Bikes NOT Enduro bikes

Stay Tuned !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:25 PM   #365
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Everything I am doing can be had by anyone!!
I know I can do it up nice, but my wallet says no.

Hope you have some affordable options you review too.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #366
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My body just can't take that anymore...
My body can't either, but try telling that to my mind, what is about bikes that makes me think I am 21 again lol
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:42 AM   #367
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I will have a NEW GPR Stabilizer on the Baja Tigers .
Pics coming soon.


I also have the NEW RALLY Raid rear tank and Bash gaurd on both bikes.
they are on there web site now !!!
http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...rear-fuel-tank

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...e-engine-guard
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:46 AM   #368
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I'm waiting for the RR luggage/side racks...

Hopefully RR won't take too much longer. I really need to purchase a set of something soon. I've been holding out to see what they come out with.

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:12 PM   #369
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So... Who wants to build a woods Tiger?
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #370
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So... Who wants to build a woods Tiger?
Now THAT would be interesting. Maybe Destry will beta-test.

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:33 PM   #372
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So... Who wants to build a woods Tiger?
I'm working on it slowly. Maybe we should start a new thread for woods riders. Here is a video of Saturdays ride. I can tell you the upgrade skid plate from Triumph is not sufficient and poorly thought out at best for the woods. Luckily Auto Zone had an oil filter for it because the nearest Triumph dealer was hundreds of miles away and I would even want to think what the tow out would have been like.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:00 PM   #373
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I'm working on it slowly. Maybe we should start a new thread for woods riders. Here is a video of Saturdays ride. I can tell you the upgrade skid plate from Triumph is not sufficient and poorly thought out at best for the woods. Luckily Auto Zone had an oil filter for it because the nearest Triumph dealer was hundreds of miles away and I would even want to think what the tow out would have been like.
As you've found out the oil filter is a standard type oil filter - my Frontier uses the exact same filter (which worries me a little since it has a lot more oil to filter etc.).
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:16 PM   #374
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I'm working on it slowly. Maybe we should start a new thread for woods riders. Here is a video of Saturdays ride. I can tell you the upgrade skid plate from Triumph is not sufficient and poorly thought out at best for the woods.
With a 15 tooth, the right springs and a stabilizer, totally doable. We bought three 2013 Tigers in August 2013, and spent the riding months last year getting things prepped. Ride a lot of 4 wheeler trails here in the north, and the Tiger does fine, as it's very nimble while standing.

We are currently working on deciding on the right tire for the woods/street. Heidenau on two of our Tigers and
Pirelli Scorpion Rally on the third. Right now, the Heidenau with the center cut out like the old Heidenau looks to be the better choice for longevity/traction, but the jury is still out.

We are all former National Hare & Hound and ISDE racers, so we've setup bikes for years for both woods and desert. Can't wait to see that GPR mount on BajaDad's Tiger. We all still have our Scott's dampeners from former dirt bikes, so hate to swap over to a GPR. Hoping the mount is adaptable to the Scotts.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:18 PM   #375
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The Mitas E07 is a Heidenau without the center strip. Yeah you have to order it from Canada right now, but it works.
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