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Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by scorch, Jan 5, 2005.
That's a cool shade of green.
Hey guys went for a ride yesterday . Definitely chilly but worth it!!
Rt 3 to Whitesville, Wv
Some dreamy twisties of a dirty variety
Quick stop at Plum Orchard
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)
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
(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.)
One of last summer rides fully loaded
And now in garage waiting for spring (12k mile servicing)
Nice pics WVdyhrd.. I luv WVA.
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.....
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..???
Photos never do that colour justice. Those things are luminous.
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
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 duh
I KNEW IT!
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.
Sounds like you should look at something like a Spot locator beacon. http://international.findmespot.com/
I definitely have. But the cost is a bit much. If I was doing long trips it'd be a must. If solo, and going off the beaten path everyone should let a family member or buddy know where they're off to, just in case.
This was an adjustment for me. Went from a 400 Enduro to the tiger and it happened a few times. The worst experience is if you try to dap in heavy ruts or rocky terrain and your ends up between the bag and the alternatively elevated surroundings!
It just taught me to Keep feet on pegs, stand more, and generally you never know they are there.
You get used to them being there really.
This also isn't too uncommon . But I promise when it does, it usually means the risk was worth it. (note this is more likely to happen offroad, not dirtroad). Ya gotta realize many "county roads" in Appalachia invariably turn into mud covered quad trails and such. Once they get kinda nasty you usually don't want to backtrack out without at least trying to get through. It may take me a couple tries, but I promise to be entertaining in the interim.
That is absolutely gorgeous, meaning the bike AND the road. Happy tiger worth quoting
I leave my bags on all the time because its easier.
I've always found drunk uncles to be more concise :)
Finally slow enough at work to post a pic of my beast.
Bit slippy with that road rubber eh nice in white
Yeah. We started down one road I didn't think I would get back up without some help. Had to do a lot of foot paddling but made it. The tires did better than I expected, but I am looking forward to wearing them out and getting some treas on there that I won't have to worry about where I go. The Wolfman bags make paddling and dabbing with the feet safe and easy.
If you have the Bridgestones it will be awhile before you wear them out. I finally squared the rear tire enough to convence myself I needed new shoes. Boy what a difference more aggressive tires make!
Beer, tiger and music. Who needs much else? She is kind and patient and can take some rough stuff (nudge nudge wink wink). Doesn't bitch, but she does get jealous...she's pretty demanding of my time.
Me and my tiger in Ecuador and Peru - South America