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Old 12-09-2011, 07:46 AM   #166
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I have been admiring the new Tiger since they came out and just took one for a test ride the other day, I was suitably impressed. Very comfy, smooth, nice gear box, nice power. I think I willl have to buy one now! Can't wait!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:48 AM   #167
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I have been admiring thr new Tiger since they came out and just took one for a test ride the other day, I was suitably impressed. Very comfy, smooth, nice gear box, nice power. I think I willl have to buy one now! Can't wait!
It's a great bike, I've had mine since april and I'm still not sick of it


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Old 12-09-2011, 07:54 AM   #168
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The best part would be buying all the bits to put on it
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:19 AM   #169
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The best part would be buying all the bits to put on it
Yes, I call that rider adjustments, basically making it yours


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Old 12-09-2011, 11:00 AM   #170
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I just got the Triumph Adventure bag and harness. I still need to install the Rox risers as well. I need to reroute the clutch and lights cables. Just a bit too much tension at full lock.


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Old 12-13-2011, 10:17 AM   #171
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:58 PM   #172
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:22 PM   #173
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #174
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Well, I feel these bikes are basically the same. The handling, capability, range is all very similar. I think it comes down to preferences really. Both bikes I feel require a little customization to make it 'fit' the rider. For me and the Tiger this was the bar risers and a new can, for my buddy it was a new seat and new can. (the other added farkles are roughly similar)

He did drop a tooth on the front sprocket, which I haven't done yet but intend to soon.

Both great bikes but the character is slightly different for each of them. BMW a bit more grunty, Tigger bit smoother...
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:24 PM   #175
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Well, I feel these bikes are basically the same. The handling, capability, range is all very similar. I think it comes down to preferences really.

Range similar? You are referring to gas mileage? I doubt similar...16 L tank for the GS and 19 L for the Tiger...the GS should get a range of 350 KM or more..the Tiger at 19 L probably on a good day 350 but we never saw much more than 350 KM a tank and that was babying the throttle. Preference I totally agree but the Tiger wins for street comfort.

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Old 12-14-2011, 06:17 PM   #176
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I referred to range. We both fill up at 'roughly' the same time. His milage is better but my tank is bigger - seemed a wash to me. With his seat long treks are very comfy for him and I no longer feel cramped forward with the bar risers...We ride together often and it's hit or miss who has to refill first, we have the same ride style and throttle pull is about the same. Not spouting which is better, since IMO it's the rider who makes the bike and they both feel ride great.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #177
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Well, I feel these bikes are basically the same. The handling, capability, range is all very similar. I think it comes down to preferences really. Both bikes I feel require a little customization to make it 'fit' the rider. For me and the Tiger this was the bar risers and a new can, for my buddy it was a new seat and new can. (the other added farkles are roughly similar)

He did drop a tooth on the front sprocket, which I haven't done yet but intend to soon.

Both great bikes but the character is slightly different for each of them. BMW a bit more grunty, Tigger bit smoother...
The Tigger is silky smooth...the Beemer is agricultural in feel. Need to drop a tooth in the front on the Tiger...agreed! Especially if you want to do more offroad/ single track riding.
All said & done...both are great. I really enjoy my Tiger...just wanting install the Cam from the Speed triple & then she'll have some serious "Giddy up"
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #178
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The Tigger is silky smooth...the Beemer is agricultural in feel. Need to drop a tooth in the front on the Tiger...agreed! Especially if you want to do more offroad/ single track riding.
All said & done...both are great. I really enjoy my Tiger...just wanting install the Cam from the Speed triple & then she'll have some serious "Giddy up"
Yeah can't wait to replace my front sprocket, I also just tossed on a 606 on the front YUM!
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:19 PM   #179
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Yeah can't wait to replace my front sprocket, I also just tossed on a 606 on the front YUM!
Ok, so you are running a 606 in the front, what is in the rear?
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:04 PM   #180
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I referred to range. We both fill up at 'roughly' the same time. His milage is better but my tank is bigger - seemed a wash to me. With his seat long treks are very comfy for him and I no longer feel cramped forward with the bar risers...We ride together often and it's hit or miss who has to refill first, we have the same ride style and throttle pull is about the same. Not spouting which is better, since IMO it's the rider who makes the bike and they both feel ride great.
Since you can run 87 octane and he has to run 91 the cost of the gas will be about the same.
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