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Old 06-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #4201
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #4202
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Love that black Tiger with the black frame.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:09 PM   #4203
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Excellent pictures. I hope I can find somewhere as photogenic when I get my Tiger.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:05 PM   #4204
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Lots of new, here's a little old. Anyone have a steamer side stand they wouldn't mind parting with? I'm looking for one to experiment with for lengthening.

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Old 06-20-2011, 07:50 PM   #4205
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Yep That's what it is.

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Triumph "Gel Seat" at least thats what I was told. Came with the bike, has a Triumph "Tag" on it so I guess thats it, however I haven't seen any others with it...........
I've got on just like it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:47 AM   #4206
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Lots of new, here's a little old. Anyone have a steamer side stand they wouldn't mind parting with? I'm looking for one to experiment with for lengthening.

Wow...there's a name I haven't seen for a long time. Not since I had just gotten my '96 and was bugging you everyday for info.

Nice to see you still have the Steamer - looks gorgeous!!

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Old 06-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #4207
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First ride, a short 160 mi, two up, pavement, gravel and a bit of sand.

This is Wylusing, WI. Ol' Miss behind me.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:49 PM   #4208
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The Girl.....The Bike.......A big friggen rock........
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #4209
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #4210
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Lots of new, here's a little old. Anyone have a steamer side stand they wouldn't mind parting with? I'm looking for one to experiment with for lengthening.

Dude ..... that bike is fuggin sweet. As I've posted before, BRG is my favorite color. I had a 98 (in black) that unfortunately was too top heavy for me. I'm 5'10, 160 lbs ....... and depending on how I stopped (off road) I had to make sure I could get her back upright if the side stand went in too much.

Having an empty, flattened beer can, came in very useful numerous times......... Not to mention carrying around a wood block (cut off 2 x 4) that I attached a small metal D-Ring to, and a "leash". I always had "Mr. Woodblock" with me in my tank bag.

My girlie feels / seems so much more lighter than my steamer .......

Again, sweet bike!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:48 PM   #4211
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Wow...there's a name I haven't seen for a long time. Not since I had just gotten my '96 and was bugging you everyday for info.

Nice to see you still have the Steamer - looks gorgeous!!

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Dude ..... that bike is fuggin sweet. As I've posted before, BRG is my favorite color. I had a 98 (in black) that unfortunately was too top heavy for me. I'm 5'10, 160 lbs ....... and depending on how I stopped (off road) I had to make sure I could get her back upright if the side stand went in too much.

Having an empty, flattened beer can, came in very useful numerous times......... Not to mention carrying around a wood block (cut off 2 x 4) that I attached a small metal D-Ring to, and a "leash". I always had "Mr. Woodblock" with me in my tank bag.

My girlie feels / seems so much more lighter than my steamer .......

Again, sweet bike!
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Thanks for the compliments guys. Don't mind saying myself that I think the Steamer was/is one of the best looking bikes ever made. Late 1997 I wanted to buy a black one, but when I saw the 1998 brochure with the full page pic of the BRG Tiger, I knew in an instant that had to be it. It's a bike that still turns heads 13+ years later, and it has (for me) an undefinable character that no other bike I've ever owned can match.

I'm not tall by any sense - 5'7" with 31" inseam, and the steamer is very top heavy. Guess I've learned to deal with tall seats since there aren't too many dirtbikes that come with a 31" inseam-friendly seat height. But, I don't take my Tiger through anything too hairy; washed-out dirt roads is typically the worst. My hat is off to Mudhen for riding his steamer through the stuff he does - that takes balls!! I will say though that those Karoo Travellers give the Tiger stability on dirt and pavement that it never had with other tires. The rear is 140/80-17 and is absolutely huge - externally as big as the 150/70-18 Scorpion AT on my KTM 950.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:58 AM   #4212
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Hi guys
Here are some pictures from weekly trip to Romania on the our Tiger "Adventure".
Romania is a beautiful country.









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Old 06-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #4213
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Hi guys
Here are some pictures from weekly trip to Romania on the our Tiger "Adventure".
Romania is a beautiful country.


ANOTHER girlie off road, i love to see it beautiful pics
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:44 AM   #4214
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Hi guys
Here are some pictures from weekly trip to Romania on the our Tiger "Adventure".
Romania is a beautiful country.

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Old 06-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #4215
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2000 Tiger off-roading setup question / poll

Yes, it's a tire question for the masses .....

But it's a narrowed down, specific, tire question for an off-road setup. It's not just a general question.

Which I'm going to do a poll on ......

Quick background though ........ I have a number of bikes in my stable. If I want to do something fairly technical and tight off-road I have my 640adv.

I'd take that over my AT and T900, in a heartbeat if I knew what the terrain was going to be, etc, etc, etc .......

So, I'm looking at turning my girlie into a big trailie while I wait on purchasing an 800xc next year.

So I've summed it up to two different tires.

1. The Heidenau K60 scout both front and rear. I found a place that carries the 150 / 70 - 17 rear. Yes, I could also go with a 140 / 80 - 17 .....

2. TKCs. I've ran TKCs on my Africa Twin for years, and on my 990adv when I had it, so I know the tire. Longevity wise - yes, it's going to be shorter (at least to a fair degree for me) over the K60 scouts.

The Scouts (and yeah, I know you all know this ) The scouts are a 50 / 50 tire as described by Heide ......

The TKCs are a 70 / 30 tire

Price wise, from what I've seen while shopping around, is that essentially the cost is the same for the TKCs and the K60s.

Since I plan to only take my Tiger on "mild / mild-medium) off-roading what tire would you go with? Yes, the "Oh shit, this isn't what the road was supposed to be like ...... ) issues will happen from time to time - sure, but overall what tire would you all go with for something like this;



At present, I'm leaning more towards the K60 Scouts ......

G.

EDIT: For some reason right now, I'm having a mental lapse, and can't figure out how to turn this post into a poll. As soon as I figure it out, I'll do so.
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