My Tiger Adventure

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

  1. KildareMan

    KildareMan Long timer

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    And if it was a *mw you can keep warm at night as the final drive burns away :-)
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  2. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    At least with a BMW, I don't get cold feet either:-)
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  3. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    A saving grace, given all the Triumph and KTM riders will get to the next cafe before their feet get cold in the first place :dunno:lol3
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  4. oldbeer

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    Suzuki riders can afford extra pairs of socks....just sayin
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  5. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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  6. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    I guess I asked for that. See you in six weeks then, I’ve got three of them.
  7. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Don't hassle us Suzuki Riders! You will get roosted!
  8. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Can Suzuki's Roost... :dunnoI thought it was KTMs that did all the roosting?
  9. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Been meaning to change the Tigers gear lever, it has a fixed tip so it grabs the ground and folds the lever into an unuseable pretzel shape DAMHIK.

    There aint a lot of options though. SW Motech do one for a mere $240.00
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    The other option is to buy a $15.00 lever from TM and head to the shed....

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    Should work fine but will likely swap the fixing bolts for countersunk jobbies so they're out of the way.

    Total cost

    Suzuki gear lever $15.00
    Freight $7.00
    5mm Tap - 18.00
    Total = way cheaper than the alternative :evil
  10. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Nothing like a bit of kiwi cunning:thumb
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  11. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    The finished product

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    The way it should have come from Triumph!!
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  12. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    The one on the new 900 Rally Pro prolly looks just like that!!

    Good skills though. Nice to know it took a bit of Suzuki to perfect your Trumpy :)
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  13. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    It's gradually morphing into a Suzi ..... RM Shifter and DR front guard :fpalm
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  14. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Gradually increasing reliability?


    :kat
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  15. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    As a matter of fact the Tiger has been the most reliable bike I've owned...hope the Asian bling doesn't jinx it :grim
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  16. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Oops! Where did that come from?
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  17. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Hmmm... Pukeokahu me thinks...
  18. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Sign is a bit of a give-away...
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  19. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    you got me into ''must find out' mode... The Rally Pro has both folding gear lever and brake pedal (tip) - info from a bloke who owns one.

    I think I'd actually prefer one over a 790 after owning the Tiger. More sedate off road but better on it.....suits my old broken body more...its more about comfort these days :fpalm

    also... the folding brake pedal rotates 180 and raises the pedal slightly for stand up riding.
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  20. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    The 790 pedal does the same, but it's not folding. 790R suspension is very harsh initially, exacerbated for me by a rear shock that is over-sprung OOTB.

    $$-wise the Tigger offers more bang for the buck, especially the Pro which includes a lot of stuff that's a cost-extra on the 790. It certainly seems to be a significant upgrade over the earlier iteration in terms of riding dynamics. But not enough to sway me away from the 790... maybe next time!