ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2009, 05:07 AM   #2476
flux_capacitor
I know a shortcut!
 
flux_capacitor's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Cumming GA
Oddometer: 9,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyadventurepants
Hey! 2 home made skid plates in last 2 posts! I recognize them from Tigertriple. Now don't fight over who gets to build one for me.
I like Kling Klang's better. I am still sorting some clearance issues with my skidplate and the ground on tight turns. DAMN THIS LOW PIPE TO HELL. It's the only thing I hate about this bike. If someone made a "pipe relocation kit" I would be all over it. The fact that my forks are lowered in the clamps an inch does not help, I am sure. But MAN she turns like a dead elephant otherwise. Ah, dual sporting... the ultimate compromise!
flux_capacitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 01:20 PM   #2477
thumper-darryl
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Oddometer: 76
Tiger Tires

Seriously looking atpurchasing a tiger, but am worried about the 17 in front wheel, and what tires can I get to fit. As a true dual sporter I need something a little more agressive than the street tires that come stock. What fits tha 17 in wheels, that work.
thumper-darryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 01:34 PM   #2478
EvilBetty
Gnarly Adventurer
 
EvilBetty's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO
Oddometer: 289
What kind of terrain are you looking at taking her on? The 2007-Present Tiger is a great bike, but not the dual sport machine of the previous years. It's moved on to a more street dominant role.

Are you looking at %50 dirt / %50 street? %80/20, %20/80?

Colorado fire roads, unpaved 3rd world countries, or just your parents gravel road?
__________________
There's no place like 127.0.0.1

2007 Triumph Tiger ABS
EvilBetty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 05:41 PM   #2479
atokad
wan⋅der⋅lust
 
atokad's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: 6,450' above MSL
Oddometer: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by thumper-darryl
Seriously looking atpurchasing a tiger, but am worried about the 17 in front wheel, and what tires can I get to fit. As a true dual sporter I need something a little more agressive than the street tires that come stock. What fits tha 17 in wheels, that work.
Then you seriously need to consider a pre 2007 Tiger. I have ridden both and I will say the 1050 has an incredible motor and the looks of the 2007's is sexy, but outside of that, it's not at all as good of a DS.

Lots of great Girlies out there for some pretty good prices. With all of the $$ you'll save you will be able to add all of the farkles too.
__________________
2006 - Triumph Tiger
1995 XR650L
atokad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 07:34 PM   #2480
thumper-darryl
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Oddometer: 76
Tiger tires

80/20 street biased. I usually ride with a couple of KTM 990s, a V-strum 1000, and a 12 BMW, but try to use gravel roads when possible. I leave the dirt biased routes for My street legal KTM 300
thumper-darryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #2481
TwoShots
Vagabond
 
TwoShots's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Cedar City, Utah
Oddometer: 1,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by thumper-darryl
Seriously looking atpurchasing a tiger, but am worried about the 17 in front wheel, and what tires can I get to fit. As a true dual sporter I need something a little more agressive than the street tires that come stock. What fits tha 17 in wheels, that work.
What atokad said.
But if you're compelled to go the way of a 1050, I believe the most agressive tread you will find for the front is the Pirelli Corsa.
TwoShots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 09:04 PM   #2482
abruzzi
Studly Adventurer
 
abruzzi's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: The New Mexico Desert
Oddometer: 658
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyadventurepants
Hey! 2 home made skid plates in last 2 posts! I recognize them from Tigertriple. Now don't fight over who gets to build one for me.
A couple of years ago, klingklang posted a lot of info on his on triumph-tiger.com. That post is still on tigertriple.com:

http://tigertriple.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3357

looks like a professional job.

Geof
__________________
--
http://tigertriple.com/
abruzzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 09:16 PM   #2483
Stretch67
Mad Scientist
 
Stretch67's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Bent, but not broken
Oddometer: 4,034
Yup, very nicely done.
__________________
IBA # 33113
Alaska
Blue Ridge Parkway & Outer Banks
XR400 Index
Stretch67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 10:22 PM   #2484
atokad
wan⋅der⋅lust
 
atokad's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: 6,450' above MSL
Oddometer: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by thumper-darryl
80/20 street biased. I usually ride with a couple of KTM 990s, a V-strum 1000, and a 12 BMW, but try to use gravel roads when possible. I leave the dirt biased routes for My street legal KTM 300
Those bikes all have ground and suspension capabilities that the 1050 Tiger will not be able to match. Just sayin, if they go places you want to follow, you will wish you had a Girlie.
__________________
2006 - Triumph Tiger
1995 XR650L
atokad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 01:25 PM   #2485
Coachgeo
Diesel Adventurer
 
Coachgeo's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: NOW: Dayton OH area recent past WAS: North TX
Oddometer: 516
Quote:
Originally Posted by atokad
Those bikes all have ground and suspension capabilities that the 1050 Tiger will not be able to match. Just sayin, if they go places you want to follow, you will wish you had a Girlie.
......or Steamer
Coachgeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 05:36 PM   #2486
flux_capacitor
I know a shortcut!
 
flux_capacitor's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Cumming GA
Oddometer: 9,560
My Girlie's ground clearance is terrible. Personally, I'd have zero problems bringing a 1050 anywhere I bring my 955. But I own a Girlie because it's more than half the price of a 1050.
flux_capacitor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 05:58 PM   #2487
fano
here and there
 
fano's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Salt Lake City UT
Oddometer: 620
Well, that 19" front wheel is better than 17", but it is not 21".
__________________
Fano

05 KTM 450 MXC , 01 Triumph Tiger 955i
04 KTM 950 ADV , 00 Husaberg 501FE
04 GasGas TXT300 PRO , 70 Jawa 250
fano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 06:12 PM   #2488
johnnyadventurepants
Gnarly Adventurer
 
johnnyadventurepants's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Lynden, WA
Oddometer: 492
Last month the wife and I discovered an island near Central America. Some pretty strange wild life down there. Here's an example:

johnnyadventurepants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 07:45 PM   #2489
wasions
Hang 10
 
wasions's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: SoIl
Oddometer: 364
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyadventurepants
Last month the wife and I discovered an island near Central America. Some pretty strange wild life down there. Here's an example:

Yer wife is HOT, Dude!
__________________
Steve

'06 Tiger (HANG 10); '99 DR350
Bigzoner peg No. 123
"Keep Brotherhood 'Til Die"
wasions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2009, 08:46 PM   #2490
TheMule
Gnarly Adventurer
 
TheMule's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Sunny Southern Utah
Oddometer: 401
My wife always blinks for the camera too, but she's not 6'5" like yours..........
__________________
"Animadvertuntur in desertis"

TW Goes To Alaska Solo
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ght=utah+tw200

My Bike
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=tw200 (Sold )

My New Bike (03/09)

2001 Tiger 955i - Fully Farkled
TheMule is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014