The triumph tiger picture thread!

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

  1. maxx rs4

    maxx rs4 Adventurer

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    Are those the triumph-online bars? How have they held up? They're significantly cheaper than the Touratech ones but that makes me wary.
  2. T

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    Ordered these (Fehling crash bars) from the UK. Actually less expensive than some models available in the US and quite sturdy. Yeah, I tested them a few times....
  3. maxx rs4

    maxx rs4 Adventurer

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  4. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Well that was my one and only full set of TKC 80s. Going to try the Mitas E07 Dakar rear with a TKC 80 front. The front lasts awhile but only get about 3000 out of the rear. The Dakar is a harder compound that the regular. After that going to try the Heidenau K60 scout rear. My dealer claims 10k miles out of the rear from them.
  5. sloburban

    sloburban Long timer

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  6. maxx rs4

    maxx rs4 Adventurer

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    How do those feel at highway speeds? I plan on covering a lot of paved roads on some trips (thousands of miles) but would still like to be able to dip off the beaten path as well. It wouldn't be bad to have a knobbier tire up front if they last long enough..
  7. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    1st, welcome to ADV.

    2nd, try some Heidenau K60 tyres. They give good mileage and are OK in mud. JUST OK mind but much better than a road tyre. They worked very well on a mates Explorer (same sizes as the 955) on a trip we did to Sardinia last week. I also use them on my 800XC.
  8. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    x2, I don't give my tiger much of a break:

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    TKC's are by far the best big block knobby imho. I get some really decent mielage outa em, I ride/commute, etc all year long.

    But Blacktiger is right on. I keep putting TKC's on because I'm a glutton for punishment they're awesome but I work around and ride with a buncha ktm adv's and I think the k60's are the real way to go.
  9. davenoseyparker

    davenoseyparker Knees in The Breeze

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    The Heidenau are fine as Black Tiger says . 2690 odd miles of Auto route General District plenty of switch backs and Gravel dirt roads and just measured 7.68mm on the rear from 12mm new. Not too bad for a heavy weight Tiger Explorer and carrying loaded luggage for 50% of the mileage.

    Knees in the breeze: norton
  10. birddogone

    birddogone Adventurer

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    Spent several days making her mine. Cleaned up, touched up, tidied up some wiring, fixed horn, fixed broken L fitting to over flow tank, replaced windsheild screws with stainless, on and on......Oh and took my old Zero Haliburton bag from the attic and made a hat box out of her and added a Wolfman tank bag. I'm very happy with it , rides like a dream. :clap

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  11. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    The TKCs ride great. I have scraped the pegs on them. I am keeping the TKC up front for traction and Mitas or Heidenau on the rear for long wear.
  12. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    2012 Tiger 800 XC, my first "adventure" bike.
  13. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    She's a beauty!
  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Welcome to the club :thumb

    Once you go triple...
  15. MooMoo

    MooMoo Been here awhile

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    That looks like Erico Motorsports in Denver. I was out there in August and stopped by to look around. I was hoping to compare the Stelvio NTX and the Explorer but all they had was the Explorer.
  16. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    Yep, Erico. They had a leftover 2012 that they made me a deal on.

    This bike is just F.U.N.!!!
  17. andrewlars

    andrewlars n00b

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    Love. This. Bike.
  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    Opps..

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  19. Skoron

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    Ah, so that's who bought that 800 Tiger at Hermy's. Great deal. Enjoy.

    Skoron
  20. Grad

    Grad Wannabe

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    Gorgeous day for a ride!

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