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Old 11-02-2011, 08:08 AM   #106
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ok..thanks..little knobby like...look like the Heidenau just not as deep
I got them for 144 for both online. They last only about 1/2 the distance of the Heidenau.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:47 AM   #107
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Those are Full bore tires.
...which appear to just be rebranded Shinko 705s.

I'm running a 705 on the back of my XC with a Kenda Big Block up front. Works pretty well.

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Old 11-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #108
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The coolest part of the trip was seeing two does bolting out of the tree line into the meadow right in front of us with a coyote right on there heels. You don't see that every day. I've heard of coyotes hunting deer but it was awesome seeing it in real life.
We've got coyotes here, but I've never seen that behavior! Isn't that cool? There's so much more to hunting, than the part most people focus on. Of course you don't have to hunt to see cool stuff, but how many people are willing to sit in a tree for a few hours just to watch the woods?

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...which appear to just be rebranded Shinko 705s.

I'm running a 705 on the back of my XC with a Kenda Big Block up front. Works pretty well.

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I had Shinko's on my KLR for 3500 miles before I sold it. Loved them, good wet, good in sand, ok in mud. At 3500 miles of use, they were just starting to show "low country" wear, meaning developing a flat spot for long straight roads. I've wondered how they would work on the Tiger. I figured they would last a while on the KLR. Any thoughts on longevity on the Tiger?
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:21 PM   #109
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We've got coyotes here, but I've never seen that behavior! Isn't that cool? There's so much more to hunting, than the part most people focus on. Of course you don't have to hunt to see cool stuff, but how many people are willing to sit in a tree for a few hours just to watch the woods?




I had Shinko's on my KLR for 3500 miles before I sold it. Loved them, good wet, good in sand, ok in mud. At 3500 miles of use, they were just starting to show "low country" wear, meaning developing a flat spot for long straight roads. I've wondered how they would work on the Tiger. I figured they would last a while on the KLR. Any thoughts on longevity on the Tiger?
Not sure yet but i hear they wear fast. So we'll see.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:27 AM   #110
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I had Shinko's on my KLR for 3500 miles before I sold it. Loved them, good wet, good in sand, ok in mud. At 3500 miles of use, they were just starting to show "low country" wear, meaning developing a flat spot for long straight roads. I've wondered how they would work on the Tiger. I figured they would last a while on the KLR. Any thoughts on longevity on the Tiger?
Haven't had the 705 rear on my Tiger long enough to tell, but I ran 705s on my Wee-Strom and found the rear tire to be good for about 6000 miles. The 19" front 705 was good for over 10k miles. The Tiger takes the same rear tire as the Wee did, so unless you're hard on the throttle the longevity should be similar. And I would guess the 21" front would be good for over 10k as well.

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Old 11-03-2011, 11:19 AM   #111
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Bone stock except for WalMart gel seat pad. Just bought it today.
On looks alone this is pure bike porn. The only thing that would make it Pop more would be the Arrow Pipe. -Damn you Rasthomas!
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:22 AM   #112
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I am trying to find a Scorpion Carbon Fiber slip on for it. Had one on my wee strom and it sounded killer.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:33 AM   #113
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I am trying to find a Scorpion Carbon Fiber slip on for it. Had one on my wee strom and it sounded killer.
All blacked out rollin' like you're in the KGB? -Umm..yeah that'd work too!
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:51 PM   #114
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:55 PM   #115
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So, what are the chances that for the 2013 models Triumph adds the handle bar controls like they have on the new Explorer? Nice pics XC
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So, what are the chances that for the 2013 models Triumph adds the handle bar controls like they have on the new Explorer? Nice pics XC
What are the handle bar controls?
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:19 PM   #117
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What are the handle bar controls?
What I was complaining about on our trip...what the Tiger 800 is missing...and they have even added the ambient temperature gauge so many readers of my blog said I was a princess wanting on the Tiger. I added a cheap battery operated gauge. On the our Beemers they have this...see below...it is something if the Tiger 800 adds...we would buy tomorrow. What's not clear is if the ABS is a one button on/off set up

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All-new instrumentation and switchgear is both comprehensive and intuitive. The LCD instrument pack is thumb operated via switches on the handlebars and features a comprehensive onboard computer, including an ambient air temperature indicator with ice warning. The instrumentation also comes pre-configured for Triumph’s tyre pressure monitoring system, available as an optional accessory.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #118
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Tiger 800XC pics?

Where's the pictures on this sight?
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:07 AM   #119
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Where's the pictures on this sight?
Nice..... what brand of panniers are those ?
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:55 AM   #120
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Where's the pictures on this sight?[/QUOTE]

I havn't loaded any yet, but since I have to work today I might get a few of them up since I have had my bike for a month now.
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