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Old 01-30-2010, 05:06 AM   #3091
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In the hills not far away from home:


-10 degrees C (14 F), but still lots of fun.

I'm waiting for a 21 inch conversion kit for the front wheel. First I got a 40 spoke kit, which had to be replaced by a more correct 36 spoke kit, which is now 8 weeks delayed.

The problem is I'm still using a summer knobby front tyre which I have mounted 130 studs in. I don't want to buy an expensive winter tyre for a dimension I'll be ditching any day. But the TKC-80 rubber is not made for snow and under certain circumstances, especially with new snow and old ruts, it gives me chills when it slips.

But anyway, once I get warmed up and the anxiety of falling fades slightly, I've done fabulous trips of 100-150 km in the nearby hills.


There's a reason they don't call our bikes girlies...

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Old 01-30-2010, 07:03 AM   #3092
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There's a reason they don't call our bikes girlies...


Absolutely, allthough I must confess I wouldn't have ridden the Tiger in winter on the stock setup. Too heavy in general and too top heavy in particular.

With 25 mostly highly placed kg of dead weight removed, it's a different story.
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:17 AM   #3093
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A little bit of snow here in PA also, but still had to make time to ride!

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Old 01-30-2010, 07:29 AM   #3094
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There's a reason they don't call our bikes girlies...

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Old 01-30-2010, 07:33 AM   #3095
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I hate to start another thread, and google magic is fubarm, but why hasn't anyone attempted to fit bigger tires on the 1050?
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #3096
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I hate to start another thread, and google magic is fubarm, but why hasn't anyone attempted to fit bigger tires on the 1050?
I'm not really sure what the point would be. The idea of the 1050 is to tour, scratch and commute. With more of an emphasis on the scratch bit... So why bother with a 19" front?

If you want to add a larger amount of dirt riding, you'd be better off with a 955i. Or better still with a Steamer (if you can find one in good nic).

Leave the 1050 on the tarmac (where it rocks - by the way).

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:26 PM   #3097
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pheh. probably photoshopped.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:27 AM   #3098
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:30 AM   #3099
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:33 AM   #3100
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Extra set of tires and some white fuel to seat the bead!

Love it.
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:01 PM   #3101
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Thanks! Check out my reply to your post on TT from July 18,2008.
http://tigertriple.com/forum/viewtop...4804&highlight=
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:56 AM   #3102
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Been kitting out a customers Tiger for a long term trip to Europe this is what i have been working on so far, Pannier frames and rear rack to fit my own panniers i make. It should look tougher than a Thargomindah Ringer. Locky.

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Old 02-05-2010, 03:47 AM   #3103
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End of an era... for me anyway!

Well guys, it has been a lot of fun and I will miss this bike but I sold the Tiger to fellow ADVrider OlyVR and his lovely wife last night. I am sure that "Woods" (as I have taken to calling her ) will give them as many great times as it gave me.

I won't be a stranger though, I still love these bikes and will surely have another Triumph at some point.

Keep up the pics!
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:03 AM   #3104
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Been kitting out a customers Tiger for a long term trip to Europe this is what i have been working on so far, Pannier frames and rear rack to fit my own panniers i make. It should look tougher than a Thargomindah Ringer. Locky.

Looks awesome!!!

What do you use for steel? And what's a Thargomindah Ringer?
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:41 AM   #3105
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And what's a Thargomindah Ringer?

I think that's a Roller Girl if I'm not mistaken.
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