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Old 05-16-2007, 12:51 PM   #541
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:13 PM   #542
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'02 Tiger in Alberta...

Picked up Clif Brown's '02 Tiger a few weeks back. Put it to test chasing a bunch of KLRs a couple of weekends back on a dual-sport trip. Very pleased how this thing performs for a "Nimitz-class" dual- sport bike. Only the slickest mud gave me any issues (wow - these are heavier than they look when you go to pick them up ) :

Hanging with a pesky herd of KLRs in the Cypress region of Southern Alberta:


Mud/clay got the best of me when it locked the front wheel with the low fender:


Off with the front fender to get moving again:


Waiting for a hose after 1300 km ride:
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:07 PM   #543
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Just adding my name to the list, I just picked up a 2000 with a 955 Daytona engine swap (the original 885 threw a rod). I've only had it a couple of weeks, but I must say, it's an awesome bike.



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Old 05-19-2007, 03:08 PM   #544
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Great pictures guys. I've had my eye on a 2003 Tiger for a few weeks now. I'm new to the adventure touring genre and expect to ride proabably 75% to 80% at first on the road. I been riding bikes for 25 years now starting like most on the dirt. I currently own a VFR 750 and have a great interest in the Tiger, V-Strom and KLR. What kind of issues generally need adressing on the 03s? and how does the cost of ownership rate versus brand X bikes? I'm not mechanically inclined but I can handle filter and oil changes for the most part. I rarely consider motorcycles to be investments but in my area I do notice tha Triumphs don't really carry high resale values is normal or am I just lucky? Another issue to consider is that I'm only 5' 9" so when it comes to the dirt seat height is a concern. Thanks for any input and keep the pictures coming. I'll continue to be a fly on the wall until I make my decision.
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #545
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my wife is gonna strangle me if I buy another bike. its insane.... buuuttttt.... i have my eye on a couple of tigers. I think SHE would like riding 2-up on el Tigre'. the Weestrom is a little squishy with both of us on it..... i'm not saying either of us is too big or anything ..
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:43 PM   #546
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I just picked up a 2000 with a 955 Daytona engine swap (the original 885 threw a rod)
Oooo...an 885i with a blown engine...imagine that.

Lav1200 - NICE!!!! What it's all about.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:23 AM   #547
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:38 PM   #548
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:25 PM   #549
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Great color
Ain't it though?

Did 500 miles Monday, another 500 on Tuesday riding 50 and 70 from Reno to Boulder CO. 900 miles in a day yesterday riding back from Laramie Wyoming to Reno. Tigger performed flawlessly, stock seat and all.

Pic is from Utah.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:05 PM   #550
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When you are out in the backcountry on a solo ride and this happens.........





.............somehow or other it is possible to make this happen....



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Old 05-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #551
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You know, the bike looks really cool on the ground lol

I wish there were more crash pics. But only GS riders crash.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:06 PM   #552
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:10 PM   #553
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When you are out in the backcountry on a solo ride and this happens.........





.............somehow or other it is possible to make this happen....



Gooooo TT bars

Stan, you're my size...how the hell did you get her back up?
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:50 PM   #554
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Cos I tried the recommended method of raising the bike solo - putting your back against the seat/tank area and walking backward till the bike is in an upright position.
That did not work. My legs kept slipping out from under me on the gravel road. Even got a big rock to use as leverage for my feet. Also never worked.
By this time I was getting real mad at myself. No cars on that road and I was facing a LONG walk.
I then faced the bike, grabbed the handlebars, and with my body next to the front wheel just muscled it up. Guess the prospect of leaving my bike there, and the long walk, had the desired effect of injecting some adrenalin into my system.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:00 PM   #555
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Stan the man

That's why i only drop my Tiger in heavily populated areas
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