The triumph tiger picture thread!

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by scorch, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    welcome to the glorious sound of a singing tripple :evil:D looks nice how are you finding it after your time on the GS :1drink
  2. EggChaser

    EggChaser Been here awhile

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    Well it definitely sings, apart from the brief trip out for that photo shoot, had family commitments over the weekend so still below the 100mile 3,500 rpm guide.

    Will commute on it next week so will find out what it is like around cars and hopefully will have some sunny evenings to take the "Long Way Home" :evil

    In comparison with the GS, you can feel the high up weight, particularly on uneven surfaces, the road next to where that photo was taken might as well have been a forest trail as the council had laid a lot of loose grit/chippings/gravel and used almost no tar to stick it down. The result was ridges of loose grit in the corners and made for a very interesting ride. Still at leasts I have run in the lower gears a bit more than I normally would. I think on that particular road, in that condition, I would have preferred the GS. Although more experience on the Explorer might change that. The more sensitive throttle probably didn't help either.

    The wind buffet on stock windscreen is less on the Explorer than on the GS - which was also stock. I will play about with the adjusters to get the best height but the little riding I got in yesterday was mostly with visor open on my Shoei X-Spirit and I rarely rode for any time like that on the GS.

    The overall grunt of the Explorer (even at low revs) and the smoothness of both engine and gearbox do feel good and is a step up from the GS. The GS suspension setup however can give a more positive ride.

    I guess what I am trying to say is there are probably equal things that are better on each bike, reason for change was that I have never owned a bike without a Bavarian badge on it and felt like changing to something different. Does not mean I won't go back to a GS, although it will be a few years down the line if I do.
  3. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    I live in New Mexico. My folks are in P'cola and I grew up here. I'm in town to hook up with my dad for a ride to the Smokies and since my closest dealer back home is 180 miles each way, I arranged for D&D to do the steering head service before the trip. Hopefully hitting the road this afternoon or tomorrow AM after a medical delay. I'm on the XC. I should have some great pics for the thread.
  4. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    much the same finding ive had going from the 1150 to a 955i :D


    enjoy it mate , i look forward to seeing how ownership goes:1drink
  5. JakeTJCJ

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    Taking a Sunday drive down in the county.
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    Stopped by the barn for a rest.
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  6. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Thanks but could you fill in your profile so we can get some idea of where these are? Cabwaylingo could be any one of several countries. Cheers.
  7. cpittmx

    cpittmx Adventurer

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    Off topic but who makes this jacket?
  8. cpittmx

    cpittmx Adventurer

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    Try again. Ok, who makes this jacket?
  9. Daz the Aussie

    Daz the Aussie Dualsporting Actor

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    It's a Belstaff Adventure jacket.
  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Belstaff Adventure jacket as found here
  11. cpittmx

    cpittmx Adventurer

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    Great thanks for the info.
  12. vwdrvr66

    vwdrvr66 Been here awhile

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  13. EggChaser

    EggChaser Been here awhile

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    A few from this morning (before the UK temps reached boing point)

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  14. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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    Nice. That 1200 is purdy. :evil
  15. CPORet

    CPORet I Am Kirok!

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    EggChaser,

    Your 2nd picture - saw that same industrial park on an episode of Top Gear. Is that an old dirigible hanger in the background?
  16. EggChaser

    EggChaser Been here awhile

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    Yep it is the business zone used by Top Gear for that one episode and it is the frame for a Portable Airship/Dirigible Hanger from 1910, that apparently always was located at the Farnborough Airfield and has been relocated into the relatively new business park (which is inside the original airfield boundary)

    More info here
    http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-502311-portable-airship-hangar-of-1910-formerly

    Until the Top Gear episode I had believed it was located in an area not open to the public, even though I could see it. Watching that show made me go for a nose around to see how accessible it is. During the week of the International Airshow I suspect it would be inaccessible but the rest of the time, on foot, you could walk right under it and I got the bike as close as I could without getting someone from estate security after me. :evil

    I will go back at night to see it as they do apparently light it up.

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  17. crazyjeeper

    crazyjeeper Been here awhile

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    I have been farkling out my steamer and have ended up with this.

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    And I'm not done yet. :wink:
  18. Lightisright

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  19. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    If I were you I'd be wary of making it too black. A bit of contrast usually makes thing look better.
  20. 2tallnwide

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    Yesterday evening at home.....

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