The triumph tiger picture thread!

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

  1. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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    It's not a bad idea to clean the bike before riding it to a dealer to test ride one of their bikes.....which is exactly where I rode right after taking that pic...then I got their bike dirty on the test ride....:evil

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  2. keystiger

    keystiger rat on a roll

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    Sweet, how'd ya like it?
  3. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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    Loved the 1200cc triple, and growl from the stock pipe in the upper register.

    Loved the handling, shaft drive, traction/cruise controls, and brakes/ABS.

    The computer isn't intuitive at all, I'd need to read up on how to use it, turn stuff off, on, and reset as well.

    The seat...SUCKS! :lol3

    Ergos fit my 6'4" 330lb azz quite nicely, although it was weird feeling at first with the Rox risers, and taller windscreen I actually felt like I was sitting down inside of it.

    How cool is it to actually get to go on an unescorted test ride, and be told to try it off pavement too. That Explorer is a demo bike that's ridden most every day by Glen at Hattiesburg Cycles.......http://www.hattiesburgcycles.com/

    It'll be a little while before I spend that kinda money for a bike again, but one thing is certain, the Explorer is going to be hard to beat out when I do...:deal
  4. keystiger

    keystiger rat on a roll

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    Sounds like a great bike. Wait a few years and let someone else wear off the depreciation....then snag a good deal on a used one:wink:
  5. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    2tall, there is a another shop with that kind of customer service. El Dorado Cycles in the El Dorado Springs, MO. He put TKCs on the his roadie. Let me ride both Roadie and XC back to back. Then since my Tiger was needed all week and I lived 100 miles away, told me to take his Sprint GT demo home. No need to trade your Sprint ST 1050 on a GT. Nearly the same bike. But I digress. It is so nice to live shops like these.
  6. Windy Rider

    Windy Rider Pussy Power

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    Usually time to wash them when you can't read the number plate any more!......just as a guide.........hahahaha

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    And this was a trip earlier in the year
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  7. zoid

    zoid Dirty Old Hippie

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    +1 on El Dorado Cycles! I stopped in there one day while I was on vacation and Randy bent over backwards trying to get me on a test ride on just about anything in the shop. Will be retiring to that area in a couple of years and am looking forward to it. :clap
  8. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Sounds like Triumph might have kicked some US dealer butt because that's the sort of service we get in the UK.

    Also, interesting to see that the TEX has been fitted with a Madstad screen.
  9. EvilBetty

    EvilBetty Been here awhile

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    They are one of the few dealers in MO/KS that can accommodate the demo truck too, so I always head down there when it's in town. Missed it this year I think. Tried to find the days on Triumphs site but they seem to have fubar'd the events page.
  10. tom c

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    Here's my Tiger the last night at the supermarket on the way home from work. That Givi top box sure holds lots of groceries. It's nice to have a bike that you can really use pretty much every day of the year. And she's even more fun on the days that I don't have to go to work - or go grocery shopping. Ride safe my fellow Tiger fans!
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    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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  12. 2tallnwide

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    That has worked very well for me on the last three bikes I've owned. Certainly not in any rush, the Girlie is still a hoot to ride in the meantime ....:D
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    2tallnwide Long timer

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    Sounds like a great place to business with. Wish I would have got there sooner for my test ride on the Explorer. May ride it again when I get back from work in January back to back with a Tenere...:ricky

    Wish they sold Hondas too, still want to try out the NC700X as well. Maybe I can shame one of the local Honda dealers into a test ride...:D
  14. Big Jon

    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    KildareMan Been here awhile

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    One of the less wet days this summer!!

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  16. M Bouthillette

    M Bouthillette Adventurer

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    I bought myself a Triumph Explorer yesterday ready for delivery March 16th 2013. Can't wait to ride it. It's a 2012 with launch pack. I also added to it heating grips and radiator protector. It's gonna be a looooooonnnnnngggggg winter.
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    Big Jon Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new bike & chill out! Remember, winters in Canada are usually only 6 months long.:rofl Just kidding. It will be worth the wait!
  18. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  19. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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    Or as they say, "Nine months of winter and three months of really poor sledding"
  20. M Bouthillette

    M Bouthillette Adventurer

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    Actually right now is still nice weather to ride, but considering that we are on borrowed time, I'd rather wait 'till I take it out. And last year, we had a false start at summer in march, so I'm kind of hopping for a repeat on last year...

    Thanks guys