Tigers go round OZ.......

Discussion in 'Australia' started by lentil, Nov 7, 2011.

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The Tigers leave Melbourne on the 8th of Nov will they make it all the way round

  1. Yes they will blitz it in and look good doing it

  2. The tigers will make it but only just (assuming they can find enough lattes)

  3. Nah they wont make the border

  4. They aren't a "insert favorite bike" here so there is no way they can make it

  5. Who cares just show me photos of the carnage

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  1. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Spectacular Crash Mate! :rofl
  2. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    Err Bob does this apply to your Ipod ?

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  3. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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    Hope the gate was open, when ya gotta go!!!!
  4. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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  5. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    err gday
    have had a few folks email asking about the reliability of the tiger
    heres one i just sent off to a fella who was tossing up between the strom and the tiger
    i would like to say i reckon the strom is an awesome machine
    but i reckon we may have broken it on the route so far



    gday mate
    the strom is the best value for money option
    but theres a good chance you will break it if you go serious off road
    the tiger is very tough
    excel rims stock which are very tough
    weve flogged these bikes and had only wear and tear issues
    they'd done 15 000 ks before we started
    including 2 apc rallys and we havent treated them kindly
    theyve done the great dividing range up the east coast with rocks, mud and deep water crossings
    theyve done the 1100 dunes of simpson desert and the Gib River Road
    They've done the huge ks of the west aust coast
    and the deep sand of the great australian bite
    we had early issues with idling , a bit of anti sieze on the stepper motor fixed that
    we had a stoppage where the engine immobilizer was broken off its mount after a crash and the bike thought it was lying on its side
    and both bikes are needing new front discs after a hard lap around oz
    both bikes have a frame crack under the ankle but considering they've been humping 20 litres of fuel in the stapz bags as well as a 10 litre water bladder on the rear rack with a swag, and OFTEN also carrying a carton of beer on top of that...
    i think the crack is understandable
    the frame is steel and weldable so no worries
    i think they are a seriously tough bike and am happyto recommend them
  6. PBee

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    I rode Philth's Tiger recently & was suitably impressed, so much so I'm considering my options, taking in to account these things have got 40k on them I think that's high praise.

    The bloke I was riding with wanted to know what colour they come in, he's getting one.

    I'm waiting to pick them up from a major service & see how they feel.

    Any one want a 990?
  7. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    :y0!

    Repainting the fridge or throwing it in to sweeten the deal ?
  8. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    So you have never been let down by a mechanical problem?
    Do you ride with a unifilter pre filter on the snorkel?
    What extras have you added to the bike for the condition you ride to make it more reliable/ robust?

    heres another question
    the only mechanical problems have been crash damage and wear and tear
    yes we fun the unifilter pre filter and you can pretty much forget about your main filter with it on!
    the bikes run bark busters
    sw motec crash bars ... strongly recommended
    bar risers
    heavier oil and a spacer in the front forks
    andystrapz pannier mounts and panniers
    a michy desert up front is the best tyre for sand
    otherwise pirelli scorpion rallys give awesome wear
    and the safari tank means fuel worries are a thing of the past
    the rims are excell stock and you wont break them
    i dont know what the bars are but they are tough and crash proof
    if you bend or break stuff you can wear it as a badge of honour
  9. podge NT

    podge NT Podge NT

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    And those two bikes are still running genuine Triumph paper air filters
  10. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    That's me, and I loved it. I can't wait until we pick them up from their 'service' to get them back to PBee's place for Philth & co to pick them up and bring them to the Flinders Classic. Great bikes...:clap. If they can negotiate PBee's driveway, they will go anywhere.....:huh
  11. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    are the pivot pegs a bit lower or work out about the same height as standard?
  12. Haggs

    Haggs Been here awhile

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    The Pivot Pegz are the same height as standard pegs but being 60mm wide they do reduce the space between the front of the peg and gear lever by 15mm you may need to lift the lever if you wear MX boots or similar.
  13. wairau

    wairau south pacific itinerant

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    cheers haggs
  14. Brendus

    Brendus n00b

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    Where are you guys purchasing the sw motor works gear from like crash bars for the tiger? Thanks
  15. Beefa

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  16. podge NT

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    You can also get Hepco and Becker crash bars and centre stands etc from Motorcycle Adventure Products.

    http://www.motorcycleadventure.com.au/
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    Brendus n00b

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    Thanks guys.
  18. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    last leg into melbourne next week
    feeling a bit sad its all coming to and end
    its been a great year, with great mates on great bikes
  19. PBee

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    I'll see if I can get some more glue into that rear tyre on your tiger, it holds air for about 3hrs so you should be ok.
  20. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    you'll keep murray farquar