My Tiger Adventure

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Night Falcon, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Out exploring and found this sign. It doesn't have any words but clearly it means no dancing on the cliff edge.
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  2. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Or people wearing one flipper should not walk near the edge.
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  3. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    here i was, thinking he lost his balance after he stubbed his toe. i reckon nzta need some sort of national signage standard.
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  4. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    #Ridewithdrawl lockdown picture for posterity
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  5. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    I know the feeling, but I tested out my new steering damper on the way home from work this morning... took the alternate route home. Impressed with the difference it and rear preload adjustments have made to the handling:-)
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  6. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Nice to see the floor.
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  7. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    Mr Falcon, I see Fuel have a sale on. You happy with the new muffler? If so, I think I'll give 'em a try.

    Many thanks
    R.
  8. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    yep its a nice pipe....smokes the stock one for sure!
  9. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    It's always a joyous occasion when a new front tire goes on, especially after the previous one lasted over 10K. Added to this excitement are the new front EBC disk pads also installed. The man at the testing station did mention the previous pads were a little low. That was a few months/K's ago; my only comment on that is he wasn't exaggerating :fpalm They were thinner than a scotsman's wallet. Still, all good now, and looking forward to scrubbin in the new bits. :D

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  10. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    My front E-07 Dakar is still going strong at around 14k. Last one went 19,500. Great that we might see them back again soon :)
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  11. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Izat a 21" Wild? Have you run one before?
  12. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Yes and no :D

    It's a realatively new tire developed especially for heavy adv bikes. There are the usual mixed reports although it seems they are very good off road (better than my E07 for sure) but some reckon not so great on wet slippery seal....will see....I don't ride the tiger like a sport bike on road so I'm pickin it will be just fine for my requirements....will see
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  13. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Oh, I know about the Wild, interested in how you find them in 21". Have used up two rears and started on the second front on the 1190. The front is basically on there all the time, lasted 15,000 km before it started to get out of shape, so I replaced it at 16,000 km. At the rear I'm on my second Anakee Adventure, which don't last that much more than the Wild but they do have better road manners. The Wild rears are for the more technical trips.

    Never had any grief from the front, ever, if you discount masses of tar bleed up north in high summer last year. A worn rear did let go big time on dry tarseal, but I suspect I wasn't leaning it far enough to get firmly onto the edge blocks. Mid-lean they are a bit gappy, especially when well worn.
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  14. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    For some reason Triumph decided the chain guard on Tigers should finish 100mm short of the end of the rear sprocket :scratch No doubt saving plastic costs but the downside is chain oil over the rear of the bike and or panniers.:ear

    Inspired by a chain guard extension I spotted on a Tiger while visiting TSS Red Baron a week or two back, I decided this would be a great mod for the XC.

    It also prompted a good old chain clean and lube. It's amazing how much sludge is created from having a scottoiler. anywho...here's the new extension.
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  15. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    You know, if you'd bought a bike with shaft drive, you wouldn't have had to worry about that:-).
    Nice mod tho:thumb
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  16. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    How would he keep the back end of his bike protected from corrosion then?
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  17. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    But then what would I do with the chain oiler :jjen

    It's mostly plastic so will last for yonkers and besides, corrosion is a part of life.....old things wear out. (I resisted adding a BMW joke)
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  18. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Oh come on, we all like BMW jokes...
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  19. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I like my goose shafty, no Scott oiler anymore for me.
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  20. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    I've never been shafted....oh no wait.....that came out wrong...........
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