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Old 09-17-2007, 09:02 PM   #736
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Another cool shot...



Up on Ebbett's Pass in the high Sierras...
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:45 PM   #737
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What was it like owning the Buell, and what do you like better about the Tiger?
Well where do I start...... I'll first start with the things I liked: fantastic handling, and suspension, good breaks - great on twisties and around town. I had the race kit, and it sounded great - set off alarms all over .

Fun hooliganesque bike.

The bad- occasional pinging, weeping base gaskets at about 8k miles, TPS resets were at about 3 or 4 by the sale date, leg heat, short wheel base (great solo on twisty roads) made it easy to loft the front wheel - even easier two up, and unsettlingly easy 2-up loaded - not cool. OEM luggage sucked, and had littla capacity for the trips I wanted - 1 week+, 2-up, with camping gear. Tires? Not really - kinda squirelly with the fat, 17" wheels and street rubber on *real* gravel roads. Fastners - they (on mine) used enough loc-tite on fastners that I couldn't remove some fastners for fear of twisting off the heads..... should I need an impact driver to remove my airbox? With the race kit - range *sucked* big time - 4.4 gallons don't cut it......

There were other minor reasons, but these were the deal breakers *for me*. DireWife and I did a 2k+ mile trip loaded with camping gear in comfort and style. At the Pacific NorthWet Fest - I was on the gravel roads (many of which turned to complete shite) gravel, rocks, (minor) deadfall be damned - TKCs turned this into a sweet dirt/gravel/rock beast (I certainly realize it's no thumper). 1-up on the twisties? The Tiger will give up little, if any to the Uly - Uly may have more torque early, but the triple hits just a wee bit later, and holds the curve longer.

With a suspension tweak and a seat, the Tiger will be a vastly superior all-rounder *for me*. Handles great, super smooth power delivery, well balanced, 250 mi+/tank, a surprising pleasure (I wasn't expecting much on the test ride - hard to negotiate price with a shit eating grin on your face).

The "upgrade" ain't worth all the belts and hydraulic valves in the world, IMO.

My $0.02, worth what you paid for it.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:36 PM   #738
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Direwolf,

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. I think a 955i is in my future.

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Old 09-18-2007, 05:12 PM   #739
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Man -I don't think there's a better looking cockpit than the Tigers' with those white guages - just classy!
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:11 PM   #740
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Man -I don't think there's a better looking cockpit than the Tigers' with those white guages - just classy!
Yup. Classy enough to be called outdated, old Sprint gauges in one 2005 or 2006 review. I much prefer mine to digital gauges.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:04 AM   #741
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Man -I don't think there's a better looking cockpit than the Tigers' with those white guages - just classy!
Great in daylight, OK at night.

Just don't mention dusk! You have to learn your speed by feel! The illumination of the clock bleaches out the numbers and it's worse for those of us who are colourblind. It's a faut which I've decided to live with because the rest of the bike is so good.

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #742
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:37 PM   #743
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:18 AM   #744
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:37 AM   #745
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Got my new Touratech Engine Guards to go with the skidplate and stone guards.

Here's the complete deal;





back to 100% protection - time for some off-road fun! Hopefully I can get more than 1 season out of this set of protection.

That Bad Monkey Racing sticker sets off the bike . I'm joining the Tiget ranks with a steamer I'm picking up next week from a fellow ADVrider on here. It first farkle will be a Bad Monkey Racing sticker.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:34 AM   #746
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A few recent photos of my friend Denise and her Tiger...




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Old 09-21-2007, 07:49 AM   #747
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definatley a keeper. the girl looks nice too
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:08 PM   #748
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Very, very nice... and the Tiger's nice too
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:07 AM   #749
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Hey, this thread is nearly off the front page! Let's keep it up top.
And we still need more 1050s.

I would have liked to make the Idaho ride-in, but scheduling didn't allow. Next time!

Looking for fall colours on Slumgullion Pass, San Juan Mtns, Colorado.



Coffee break in Gunnison (only 2 days ago!). If you are the owner of the blue 1050 who parked beside me --



Above Lake City, CO. Darn "Private Road" sign.



On Keebler Pass out of Crested Butte, CO.


Navajo Country, NE Arizona. (and your's truly)
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:18 AM   #750
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Hi DRZ400SK4!

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A few recent photos of my friend Denise and her Tiger...




You need to post her here as well!!! Show those FFs what a REAL woman and her bike looks like!!!!!!!!!!!

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