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Old 04-13-2013, 05:45 AM   #436
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Heading out at o"dark hundred with cash! Of course it just friggin' snowed here today...WTF? But I've got my truck loaded with ramps and tie downs. I do know that it has brand new tires, new battery a few weeks ago. Always had synthetic oil changes. Still has stock chain and sprockets, and he said it will be due for the first valve adjustment check at 15,000 but runs and sounds perfect,says it's like brand new, stored in a heated garage and always covered, it was his his baby. Talking with the guy and he sounds solid! When I get it I'll post pics (when I figure out how....)
Nice find Tom. Bring it down to the Berkshire Big Adventure in May.

an AMA Nat'l Adv ride: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854192

I wanna ride one so bad!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #437
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Some bikes need a valve adjustment at the first inspection at 12000 miles and some don't. Mine did. Unless they're checked you won't know.

If I was buying a used bike that hadn't had a proper service/inspection done when it was called for, I'd want to know. It's an expense, like replacing the crappy drive chain within the next couple of thousand miles that's coming up soon, and the OP should be aware of it. In fact he specifically asked about what things he should be aware of before purchasing the bike.

Whether he uses that in his negotiations to buy the bike is up to him but it is definitely part of the cost of buying that bike.

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Old 04-13-2013, 10:51 AM   #438
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Here is why I would reduce my offer on a Triumph that has not had the 20k kilometer service, it is about 400+ dollars. Not only are valves checked, but ALL fluids are flushed. Secondly my Sprint ST manual specifies one year or 10k kilometer intervals. So should have had 4 inexpensive and 3 due for the 4th expensive services. So yeah should have all that.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #439
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It' now om ny barn!

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Nice find Tom. Bring it down to the Berkshire Big Adventure in May.

an AMA Nat'l Adv ride: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854192

I wanna ride one so bad!
Finally!!!!! We had snow here in New England and I had to go to Northen Vermont (160 miles, one way) to get this. Had to use 4 wheel Drive on my Tundra to get up his driveway. It was everythng he said it was,this thing is BEEEE-YOU-TEEE FULL!!!!! I did not get ride it due to the snow conditions as it would NEVER make it back up his driveway. It also has Brandy new Anakees on it. I'll have to figure out how to post pic because this bike deserves it. Looks friggin brandy new. My neighbors are this thing. The owner was a totally stand up guy and we spent almost two hrs. just BSing, Wish he was my neighbor as he'd fit right in!! lol!
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #440
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Finally getting mine out after a long winter...very cool bike...my third season with it
Would recommend it in a heart beat.


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Old 04-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #441
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What levers are on your tiger? Is the reach less than the stockers? I have been tolerating the stockers with my not of gargantuan sized hands for long enough!
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:15 AM   #442
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PSR adjustable...I like to be able to change position
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #443
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PSR adjustable...I like to be able to change position
Might have to invest in some of those myself..... nice bike too!
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #444
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Tank bags

River,

Which wolfman tank bag do you have? I was looking for a cortech super mini strap mount bag, but I can't find one in black anymore. Anyone else have any tank bag suggestions?

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #445
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It's the Ranier with universal strap mount...fits well.

I have other sets for different bikes...Wolfman luggage is just made so well.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:13 AM   #446
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When are some of you Girlie owners gonna help represent these awesome bikes at D2D this year. I was one of like three last year. Running up the Dempster this year to Inuvik.

By the way I think the new radiator cap did the trick. Now I just have to replace the oil pan at the end of the season. So far the thread sealant and ultrablack are holding up. I had a small crack in the threads of the oil pan.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #447
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When are some of you Girlie owners gonna help represent these awesome bikes at D2D this year. I was one of like three last year. Running up the Dempster this year to Inuvik.

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Sounds like a challenge....
Maybe you have some more information on this little jaunt?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:01 AM   #448
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When are some of you Girlie owners gonna help represent these awesome bikes at D2D this year. I was one of like three last year. Running up the Dempster this year to Inuvik.

By the way I think the new radiator cap did the trick. Now I just have to replace the oil pan at the end of the season. So far the thread sealant and ultrablack are holding up. I had a small crack in the threads of the oil pan.
I can tell you that on my many trips on my Tiger, I am very lucky if I even run across a Triumph out on the road... it's really ashamed. But, on the good side I always have folks come over to look it over and ask tons of questions about the bike; I even get some folks who say " I thought Triumph went out of business"

I keep wanting to make it to that venue but I always have something else laid out before spring. You represent us with pride now.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #449
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I am very lucky if I even run across a Triumph out on the road...
Well, I'm adding one to the road tomorrow! Picked up an '05 Lucifer Orange for my first motorcycle in 24 yrs. I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight. I have a three hour ride home and picked up my license after a motorcycle training course last weekend. Today I picked up a sweet jacket and pants combo off Craigslist.

Hear the Tiger roooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr rrrrrrrr
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:24 AM   #450
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Well, I'm adding one to the road tomorrow! Picked up an '05 Lucifer Orange for my first motorcycle in 24 yrs. I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight. I have a three hour ride home and picked up my license after a motorcycle training course last weekend. Today I picked up a sweet jacket and pants combo off Craigslist.

Hear the Tiger roooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrr rrrrrrrr
I believe that is a compulsory photo contribution...
I'm sure that is in the rules... somewhere!
Congratulations on the new ride, welcome back to the fold!
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