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Old 07-03-2008, 06:19 PM   #1441
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I fitted knobbies on the bike for a recent major eight day ride. After 30,000 miles on my Tiger I have discovered that I vastly underrated it's offroad capability.
With knobbies it really is a totally different bike, an offroad beast


The "new" look
Thats what I like to see! a Tiger out in the dirt.

Oh BTW did tell you guys I'm not leaving the herd My wife suprised me with a KLR for Fathers day. So I got to keep the beast!! She's the best!
I know it's not a tiger but check it out

Yes I had to paint it 2000's had a terrible purple and pink colors.

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:27 PM   #1442
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klr's are cool little beasts.I have a ton o' fun on mine.
and they're easier to pic up
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:51 PM   #1443
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Here's my question ..... My steamer is a 96 ... where can I procure a headlight grill / guard ? Reason I ask is that she got a little boo-boo on the way home. A rock came up and went right through the left headlight, though it missed the bulb. When I saw it after I got home, I chuckled cause it was like her little war wound from a 1000 mile round a bout.

Anyhow, any info is appreciated!

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I got mine for my '95 from PowerBronze - sold by Jack Lilley over in the UK. They weren't too bad $$ wise and certainly do the job - hardly noticeable. One of these days when I have the $$, I'm going to order a wire-mesh one that is sold by a firm in Germany for the Africa Twin - supposed to fit with little mods and looks uber-kewl! [/quote]

Yeah .... I found that as well, and after the currency conversion, it's 134 USD. All you have to do is drill 2 holes in the cowl by the lights, and violla!
I plan on ordering it next week .......

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Old 07-08-2008, 01:57 PM   #1444
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Yeah .... I found that as well, and after the currency conversion, it's 134 USD. All you have to do is drill 2 holes in the cowl by the lights, and violla!
I plan on ordering it next week .......

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Calling Stretch to the white courtesy phone...sounds like an opportunity...
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:03 PM   #1445
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I like to share this pic from an offroad riding course three weeks ago:



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Old 07-08-2008, 03:25 PM   #1446
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I like to share this pic from an offroad riding course three weeks ago:



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Old 07-08-2008, 05:24 PM   #1447
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Nice Tigger ..... :)

Hey Stanegoli .... was size front are you running for your knobbie, and what brand out of curiousity ?????

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Continental TKC 80'2, 150/70 B127.

My understanding is that this is the only tubeless knobbie available, so I have no choice.
But it is a fine tire..........on dirt
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:50 PM   #1448
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Continental TKC 80'2, 150/70 B127.

My understanding is that this is the only tubeless knobbie available, so I have no choice.
But it is a fine tire..........on dirt
As far as knobbies go, i'm pretty sure the Karoo comes in tubeless too Stan.

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:31 AM   #1449
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Continental TKC 80'2, 150/70 B127.

My understanding is that this is the only tubeless knobbie available, so I have no choice.
But it is a fine tire..........on dirt
I'm assuming you meant you're running a 150/70 on the rear...a 110/80 on the front...
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:35 PM   #1450
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I'm assuming you meant you're running a 150/70 on the rear...a 110/80 on the front...
That's what I'm assuming as well .....

Cuz otherwise ........ Whoa ..



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Old 07-09-2008, 06:36 PM   #1451
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:09 AM   #1452
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:58 PM   #1453
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As far as knobbies go, i'm pretty sure the Karoo comes in tubeless too Stan.

Cos you may be right, BUT the Karroo is not a radial tire as I understand it and consequently there may be concerns running it with heavy weight bikes.
i was subjected to a fairly technical "speech" on this very issue, and as I understand it for the kind of conditions we ride in a radial tire is essential.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:38 PM   #1454
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Cos you may be right, BUT the Karroo is not a radial tire as I understand it and consequently there may be concerns running it with heavy weight bikes.
i was subjected to a fairly technical "speech" on this very issue, and as I understand it for the kind of conditions we ride in a radial tire is essential.
Huh, that's interesting.

I know at least one guy who runs the Metz on his 2008 1200 GS Adventure.

Then again, i'm not that savvy on these types of tires. I'll probably go Tourance for my next pair.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:32 AM   #1455
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Huh, that's interesting.

I know at least one guy who runs the Metz on his 2008 1200 GS Adventure.

Then again, i'm not that savvy on these types of tires. I'll probably go Tourance for my next pair.
You can get it as standard equipment on them, too. At least, Karoo-T's. The most serious GS off roaders all used them back when I had mine. I used them on my Scrambler (450lbs). This is the first I've heard of any sort of issue...who were you talking to Stan?
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