The triumph tiger picture thread!

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

  1. Yukon PER

    Yukon PER Blacksheep

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    Rode this Tiger to the dealership a couple of weeks ago. I had it for 7 years and put 37,000 miles on it. I did a 1500 mile trip in May that included the BRP, Tail of the Dragon and the Snake; she never let me down.

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    Rode this one home...........

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  2. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Nice job! Have a Caspin blue 2006 myself. Curious what they gave you on trade, if you care to share.

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  3. Yukon PER

    Yukon PER Blacksheep

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  4. Sound Farm

    Sound Farm Art x Science

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  5. Trail Dumpster

    Trail Dumpster 4.5 Years to Freedom

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  6. mountainkiller075

    mountainkiller075 Adventurer

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  7. Rikki Rockett

    Rikki Rockett LOOK WHAT THE CAT RODE IN!

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    Man, there are some nice pictures on this thread. I need to step up my game!!!
  8. jgas

    jgas Stoogely Adventurerer

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    I an now addicted to this thread. Look every day. I had a KLR that I did some of every type terrain on and loved it. My only real complaint was the lack of power. Even heavily modded KLRs are weak. If I can find one in my price range, my next big bike will be a Steamer. I'm getting by with a DRZ now, but long rides kind of suck.

    The real reason I am on here is to ask if any of you guys who ride real off road terrain have tried any of the new 19" trials tires on the front? I rode a motor and suspension modded (for off road), KLR that the owner had actually gone down to a 19" front wheel just to try a trials tire, and found it was great. He went back and forth from a trials tire to a small 125cc 100x100x19 I assume, MX type knobby, and decided the trials tire was more versatile. He said he eventually would re-lace another 19 wheel to keep a knobby on, and mostly use the trials tire. He said using a rear knobby on front it lasted 5 times longer than on the rear. KLRs are lighter than Tigers, but I have had mine loaded with 65 lbs of gear and the trials tires did ok with high air pressure. I put about 1500 miles on a Mitas on a KLR and other than normal wear it was fine.

    Anyway, I rode this other guys KLR with the 19" trials tire on front, TKC 80 on back, with 15lbs air pressure, (again, rocky off road terrain, singletrack etc). and it was great. On dirt roads, also great. Didn't try it on pavement but I've used rear trials tires before on KLRs and DRZs and they are very versatile. The best for longevity and overall function is a Mitas I think, although many others are not bad. The Mitas has a stronger sidewall than most and wears well. You need to stick with the stronger ones that have stiffer sidewalls on heavy bikes. The Dunlops and Michelins won't hold up, but Mitas and supposedly others do well. There is a 19" Shinko for about 50.00 which seems to be favored by the off road race guys, they say it has a stiff sidewall but I haven't tried it yet.

    Many guys on various bikes go to a 21" front wheel to increase ability to roll over trail junk, and to increse ground clearance. Trials tires are about 30% taller than most knobbies, so a 19" would probably be roughly equal to a 20" front tire/wheel setup with a knobby.

    Just thought I'd see if anyone had any experience with these on Tigers. Keep up the pics and stories! I'm selling toys now to try and get either another KLR, Husky 610, or Tiger, depending on what deals I can find. A Tiger is my first choice now, but they seem to be very hard to find in my area for reasonable prices. KLRs are everywhere, cheap, so we'll see.

    Jeff.
  9. JTT

    JTT Long timer

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    What would use a 19" trials tire? Trials bikes are 21/18. I was not aware they made other sizes.

    I used rear trails tires on my enduro bikes, but always run a traditional knobb on the front.

  10. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    They are Holans Nomada's 31L on a symetrical HT rack
  11. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    Not a trials tire, but I love the Heidenau K60 Scout on front. Metzler Tourance on the rear.

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  12. mountainkiller075

    mountainkiller075 Adventurer

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    What size are those threaded holes in the frame?
  13. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    Here's a shot taken at the tail end of a thunderstorm in Fairmont, BC

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  14. dochunter

    dochunter n00b

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    Great pic
  15. Red06SS

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    And first farkle..

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  16. vanjoosten

    vanjoosten Been here awhile

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    I definitely found the limits of my semi worn K60's today! Mud, mud, then some sand, then more mud...

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  17. Misadventure-Brad

    Misadventure-Brad Adventurer

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    Took my little tigger for a ride up in Michaux State Forest PA on Monday. Had a great time on the dirt/gravel roads. No crash bars or bash plate yet so I stayed off some of the trails. She handled pretty good for street tires.

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  18. BaddAndy

    BaddAndy Been here awhile

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  19. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    Saw this cat in Palomar San Diego County...

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  20. frytown

    frytown Been here awhile

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    Two tigers.
    Out with the old, in with the new. Guess which one is the new one.

    Oh, and my previous Tiger looked exactly like the bike in the next post up. An orange 1050. I miss that motor for sure.