You CAN"T do that on a Tiger or Extreme Tiger Antics

Discussion in 'British Beasts: Triumph Tigers' started by boinoodle, May 6, 2014.

  1. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    We all know Tiger owners are a different bread. Some say we should be locked up in a padded cell, others shake their heads and look the other way, hoping we don't make eye contact. And then theirs the sick bastards that egg us on and challenge us to go places we "have no right" going on a 500 pound dirt bike.

    Yup, there it is, I called it a 500 pound dirt bike. So maybe they're really a 500 pound wannabe dirt bike, either way, there are the few, the proud, the demented, that bough a $13,000 800CC, 500+ pound bike, to ride off road and generally beat the snot out of with little to no regard for what others think it is, were we should be or how we should ride it.

    Case in point is the awesome Baja Build who is so close to riding an extremely competitive event in on a Tiger. Sure it's highly modified, but it's an inspiration to what the Tiger is under all that shiny paint.


    I've been noticing we've been hijacking other threads debating what the Tiger is meant for or is capable of or what we should or shouldn't be doing. So here's my attempt at trying to get Extreme Tiger Antics in one place. Feel free to tell a story, move a debate from another thread, start a discussions or post a picture or two doing something "you have no right" doing or the damage it caused.
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  2. ducatirdr

    ducatirdr Re-entry Noob

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    Great idea for a thread. Here is a video of my first off road test of my dirt worthy tires. I put a TKC80 in front with the Heidi Scout on the back. Since then its been in some tight places that make this video look like a paved highway.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naLfXZZtbDs
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  3. quadzillabill

    quadzillabill Been here awhile

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    Subscribed. Hope to post something interesting in the near future...
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  4. professorkx

    professorkx Been here awhile

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    Snowmobiling with the Tiger XC. Not single track, but riding on ice in deep snow ruts on ANY bike can be exhilarating. Yes, we had to eventually turn around, as this is on the way UP the hill, so would have been difficult on any bike....

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  5. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    Love it, but a little main stream :wink:
    I KNOW you've done worse ?better? than that

    For you non believers

    <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pj1w_Ofd_Dg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pj1w_Ofd_Dg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pj1w_Ofd_Dg" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
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  6. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    DISCLAIMER: If you know where this is, respect the adjoining land owner and DO NOT take the go around. If you can't get up or help each other through the bottom ledges, RUN AWAYYYYYY

    The fun really starts at 1:40

    <a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kxeCBa9j2WM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="">"><a href="<iframe width=" 560"="" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kxeCBa9j2WM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kxeCBa9j2WM" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
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  7. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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    Who gives a shit what other riders think. Most of these guys bitching are old weak and cranky. I bought this bike to do everything and I love it.

    I'll probably get cranky later in age but for now I just twist throttle and mind my own business
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  8. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    I've been wanting to get some extreme Tiger porn going for a while. The Baja thread hijack pushed me over the edge. Hope this gets a little action, lots of people think it's less than or not a (Insert adjective) bike. I should make a stipulation that at the very least, no pictures of clean bikes allowed :lol3
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  9. littlelionmonster

    littlelionmonster Custom Faker

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    I'll probably have some better stuff shortly, but I tried riding in 6" of snow this winter:D

    Then 6" of sand in SOuth Carolina, but no good videos from that.


    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/W1QGQqhJ2yU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    updated the link. should work now.
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  10. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    Link didn't load. Try selecting share: embed. Copy and paste that link. Hat's off to you for riding in the snow, Tigers are more temperate creatures:wink:
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  11. littlelionmonster

    littlelionmonster Custom Faker

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    I updated the link. Trying to post from the ipad doesn't work to well.

    Please enjoy my better half's comments and crappy iphone video skills.

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/W1QGQqhJ2yU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  12. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    Comments always make it better :clap
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    The Haymaker Been here awhile

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  14. ChicagoMark

    ChicagoMark Adventurer

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    Yee-haw, this is my first ever post on ADV Rider. It seems perfect timing that this thread started on the day I started surfing this site. This is the reason why I bought a Tiger. I wanted something street worthy but also something to get dirty. Sadly, my Tiger has yet to kiss dirt. Living in the urban sprawl of Chicago makes it challenging to find trails. Soon, though. Looking forward to more awesome contributions to this thread.
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  15. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    Well... that fun you mention ends with me falling over in a steep rock garden and cracking my crash bars in half. :p3rry Yea, so I just got them back from being fixed yesterday.... They are pretty ugly, but it's only going to cost me lunch. If I break them again I might finally break down and buy my own welder. I'll post up some pics once I get a chance. :freaky
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  16. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    Welcome ChicagoMark! I hope you find many ways how not to use your motorcycle here :wink:

    Hopefully you can find some fun. I think my driveway has more hills than I remember out there. It's a full days ride to New England, but only a few hours to get to the appalachians, so get some camping gear ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237723 ) and get outa Dodge! :deal
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  17. Crab bait

    Crab bait Been here awhile

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    What gearing do you use and how is your clutch? That video did not look like the standard 8 mph the tiger wants to travel in first gear.
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  18. boinoodle

    boinoodle Old and Cautious

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    15 tooth front, stock rear

    I think I got these levers but through US ebay

    Slipping the clutch is a critical skill for Extreme Mayhem :rofl
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  19. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    Fortunately, ours is a wet clutch, so can handle slow speed crawling while working the clutch. A few of us dropped a tooth on the primary drive gear which helps a lot going slow.

    The tiger would benefit from drive by wire and reduces throttle input when bouncing around over rocks and off road, but we don't have that luxury on the 800 engine. The fancy BMW's have it, but you might as well buy a well appointed small car for the price. I can't find the dialing in the xc for the dirt thread, which I thought had that post for the gear. Here's what I got: http://www.amazon.com/Renthal-Ultralight-Front-Sprocket-289U-525-15/dp/B000GU05IG
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  20. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    And just get that brand lever. I got a different ebay one and they didn't push the sensor when the clutch was engaged. That made the ECU think it was always pulled, which cut performance and made the gas gauge and trip info not work. Cost me $250 in point to point diagnostics for them to tell me that. :yikes
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