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Old 10-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #14536
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One of my Gerbings gloves failed after 6 years of use, sent them in and got a brand new pair - lifetime heating element warranties are good. Jacket liner is still going.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:06 PM   #14537
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One of my Gerbings gloves failed after 6 years of use, sent them in and got a brand new pair - lifetime heating element warranties are good. Jacket liner is still going.
Wrong forum....
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:19 AM   #14538
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Well, after waiting and waiting, Triumph seems to have fizzled out for the time being here in India. They've put their CKD pipeline on hold after the departure of the India head, Joshi. They've also recently shown signs of wavering on the originally-low prices, and they're having a difficult time lining up dealers. They've pushed back their debut from late 2012 now to 2013, and I've heard noises about 2014. As such, unfortunately, this means I have lost most of my confidence in Triumph in being able to survive here, and I consider it likely that of the bikes they do bring, the Tiger will not be one as it was the bike they seemed least confident about. So, sorry, but I'm going to give up on the Tiger, and focus on a big bike with a little more history and support here.
That's a shame.
I do realise that India is a strange nut to crack. Is it still the case that a manufacturer has to have a factory in India in order to operate? That always was the case, hence the reason that Enfields and Morris Oxfords are still made there. Those companies had to set up a factory to make the product in India and so, when the parent company went tits up, the Indian facility continued.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:05 AM   #14539
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Wrong forum....
If you go back a couple pages, you'll find a discussion, by Tiger owners, on Gerbing's gear.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:30 AM   #14540
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That's a shame.
I do realise that India is a strange nut to crack. Is it still the case that a manufacturer has to have a factory in India in order to operate? That always was the case, hence the reason that Enfields and Morris Oxfords are still made there. Those companies had to set up a factory to make the product in India and so, when the parent company went tits up, the Indian facility continued.
No, bikes can now be imported even if the maker has no facility here. Ducati is one that is diong so. Triumph was/is going to set up a facility here, mainly to assemble the CKD bikes they brought in. I think the main problem they're facing is that, even with pricing in line with other markets (unlike bikes that are direct-imported, which face a 104% customs duty) they are probably having a hard time developing enough market interest to justify selling bikes. The market for bikes even in the $8000-$10000 range is pretty slim, since most bikes cost well under $2000. Since Harley, Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha already have a strong presence here, they've probably got the "big-bike" market pretty well sewn up.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #14541
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Check your muffler nuts folks. My riding buddy noticed my can was loose about 30 miles from home. I just tightened the fastener in August.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #14542
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Check your muffler nuts folks.
Thanks, I'll check it today.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:03 AM   #14543
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Check your muffler nuts folks. My riding buddy noticed my can was loose about 30 miles from home. I just tightened the fastener in August.
Did you Locktite it?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:44 AM   #14544
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Check your muffler nuts folks. I just tightened the fastener in August.
Sorry, but that suggests that you didn't do a very good job.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:20 AM   #14545
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Made a little change in my Tiger yesterday that made a huge difference in comfort.....

Always thought the pegs were too close to the seat, so bought a set of SW-Motech pegs....being the cheap bastard that I am...thought they were pricey... But wow, in the low position, what a difference. Took that somewhat cramped feeling out of the legs, even made the seat feel better since my legs are at a better angle....

Shoulda done this one sooner
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:29 AM   #14546
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Made a little change in my Tiger yesterday that made a huge difference in comfort.....

Always thought the pegs were too close to the seat, so bought a set of SW-Motech pegs....being the cheap bastard that I am...thought they were pricey... But wow, in the low position, what a difference. Took that somewhat cramped feeling out of the legs, even made the seat feel better since my legs are at a better angle....

Shoulda done this one sooner
Did you come from a KLR, too?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:45 AM   #14547
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ducnut sez:

"Did you come from a KLR, too?"

Ahhhhh....no!

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #14548
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If you go back a couple pages, you'll find a discussion, by Tiger owners, on Gerbing's gear.
Doh!

Thought I was posting along in that same discussion, but I'm reading on Tapatalk and didn't realize a couple more pages been posted.... so I guess I was little out of context.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #14549
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I bought a set of Dunlop Trailmax TR-91's. Nice looking tire, DEEP tread on the rear, should last awhile. I had to measure the tread depth, it was 8MM or about 5/16". It's almost a knobbie! I'll let you know how they perform.
I've got about 3K miles on a pair. So far, they are one of the best tires I've ever used. They turn in quicker than the stock Battlewing. They're barely showing any wear. They're excellent on wet roads. If they hold up long term, these will be my go to tire. I bought them from Revzilla. YMMV.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:12 AM   #14550
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Doh!

Thought I was posting along in that same discussion, but I'm reading on Tapatalk and didn't realize a couple more pages been posted.... so I guess I was little out of context.
They don't call you "Snapper" for nothing.
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