The triumph tiger picture thread!

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

  1. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Thanks dude! It makes a difference in muddy and wet conditions imho. I dont know about tigers (my fender was from the previous pwner). But, Ive seen some guys on other big bikes have debris issues with the wheel huggers. Has anyone experienced such with their tiger?

    It's a high supermoto (read short) fender from acerbic made for 950 Ktm adv's. Be sure to use a brace or at speed I doubt it'd stand long to the abuse.

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    ^heehee parked at work in front of our "orange" shop. Just outa sight rests our sales mgr's Aprilia :hide
  2. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    It seems that you don't realise that the standard front is an 18. It's quite common for owners to fit a 19 as it calms everything down and you're not constantly looking for a 7th gear.
    The standard rear is a 46. It would seem the previous owner had played with the gearing. Although, what he ended up with isn't much different to standard. The only advantage to what he did would be to give the chain an easier time by not making it bend so much going round the sprockets which would make it last longer.
  3. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Yea I at one time knew the stock gearing (triumph rat and tiger triple are my other time wastes lol). I get the science from riding single track on the smaller bikes. I just never messed with it on the tiger till now. With the TOR exhaust and Offroad map, haven't really needed to alter the gearing, it already had a unique grunt; no problem keeping up with the 990 and 950's I regularly ride with.

    I was just changing the chain and thought I'd play with it. And am glad I did. At the previous setup, with bags (justified on 90% of my tiger time) I maxed around 135-140 before I encountered a wobble (I think combo of tkc's and wind on the panniers). Could prob have gone higher but not without tire and bike changes. I haven't been able to open her somewhere "legal" since the new gear, we'll see. But honestly spend most of my time on dirt roads and tiny twisters, no need for such triple digits.

    I was really shocked at the change from the axle position. There was a perceptible difference in handling from what seemed to be a small consideration. I turned the cams so the dots lined up and axel was as far forward as possible. That's what, maybe an inch difference? I noticed it when leaving my neighborhood on our one lane twisty road almost immediately.
  4. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Shorter wheel base makes the bike less stable and able to turn quicker. Longer wheel base makes bike more stable. Hence drag racers with their extended swingarms.
    Don't forget, also, that by moving the axle up in its circle you're lowering the rear of the bike by 12mm or so.
  5. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Yup I like it. Ive rode her a while. Just really learning the different nuances of wheel/drive setup on pavement compared to the dirt riding I've been doing. Us ds kinda guys got it made. We get a lil bit of all the aspects of riding.

    No special reason. I just walked in, through garage past my tiger,from a lazy fri evening and noticed this thread was quite and lacking pictures. So I thought I'd add one for no particular reason. She is recently bathed though.

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  6. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    This talk of sprockets had me poking through my old pics...found this one of my stock 48t sitting on top of the 53t I used to run on my rear...I think 16/53 was the widest spread you could go without dropping a link from the chain; my adjuster was just at the tipover point.

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    Good times.

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    Pic with it mounted on the wheel:

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  7. DC Chad

    DC Chad Been here awhile

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    Kinell i bet the front wheel was permanently hovering off the ground :D
  8. mustang

    mustang Lurker Extraordinaire

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    nah, it was a steamer LMAO !:lol3:lol3:lol3:rofl
  9. Hatley Rocket

    Hatley Rocket Been here awhile

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    I can finally throw my hat into the ring! I just picked up this '01 from a guy in Minneapolis yesterday. Now if it will only warm up.

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  10. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Welcome :clap IMHO you got the one from the fast year :lol3 wool is your Friend. She'll be more than happy to enjoy some cool air.
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    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    That's a cool shade of green.
  12. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Hey guys :wave went for a ride yesterday :ricky. Definitely chilly but worth it!!

    Rt 3 to Whitesville, Wv

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    Some dreamy twisties of a dirty variety

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    Quick stop at Plum Orchard

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    Met up with an old friend around Hawks Nest and railed over the mountains. I got us a lil distracted from inititial plans (muddddy but still fun)

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    Blasted home. Poor girl's bath will hafta wait a day. By that point the water would have froze on her.

    Before/after. Hard to keep em clean riding in WV :ricky

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    (PS I also backpack, Etc and i own a lot of cold gear. But, I don't care what they invent. This time of year always makes me appreciate good traditional wool. Wet or dry, retains heat.)
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    One of last summer rides fully loaded
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    And now in garage waiting for spring (12k mile servicing)
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    Nice pics WVdyhrd.. I luv WVA.

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  15. Gren

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    Lots of cracking tigers in this thread it's taken me about a week to get through it I'll have to get some shots of the my 1050 taken when the weathers warmer up around the west coast of Scotland.....:D


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    Got to ask theres a lot of bikes with the panniers on all the time are they empty if so why not take them off especially if ur only going out for the day..???
  16. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Photos never do that colour justice. Those things are luminous.:brow
  17. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    :clap can't wait to see it.

    On the pannier front, I use them. For example yesterday was 23degrees. One box held my tool kit, tow strap, beer, and other bits. The other had a complete dry change of clothing and some survival materail (solar blanket, first aide kit, etc). At least in my neck of the woods, a fail while riding can lead to an actual need of survival/recovery gear. Much but not all of our ADV riding, around here, is in areas that paid (say AMA or AAA) recovery is a pipedream. If you have a way to call them (cell signal is weak in the forest) You tell them where you are and they laugh till you hang up. So a buddy helps, or if solo, you get yourself out.

    Also when offroad they provide great grash protection :ricky

    I also leave em on the majority of the time when I'm commuting. For the same reasons above. It's almost 100mi round-trip, on back-roads (I'd rather miss work then take interstate). They don't add any measurable mass to the bike (if my handlebars fit through somewhere so will my boxes), and you never know when you may need storage (rain gear, tools, parts, groceries, etc). You never know when a jaunt through the hills will lead you past that awesome thing at a market that you must have.

    Personal taste too I suppose. I personally prefer the look of a girlie with the bags on as opposed to off.

    Finally, and most importantly, that's where all my stickers are :deal duh
  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I KNEW IT! :lol3

    Whenever I ride someones bike w/ panniers in an offroad setting, I invariably run one into the back of my leg. You guys either have bruises on the back of your legs all the time, or you fall alot.:wink:
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    cbxtc6 On my Way...

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  20. blacktiger

    blacktiger Tigers R great.

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    Sounds like you should look at something like a Spot locator beacon. http://international.findmespot.com/