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Offline tomrayjr

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New 09" Tiger, non-ABS
« on: 09 April, 2010, 01:57:59 PM »
Coming from a DL1000 (and XR650L, and KLR650). This is the first bike I have owned that people assume is 'street only', so I'll be testing that theory. I dumped my DL1000 on plenty of trails but I'm strong enough to pick it up and the Tiger seems no heavier. I'll be hear soaking up all the technical info because I'm (a) too cheap to pay a mechanic and (b) every time I have paid a mechanic they fix one problem and create another one. I just got the SW-Motech crash guards in the mail yesterday as well as the Alurack (I'm mounting a Pelican 1520 on the back).
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Offline ChrisLX200

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Re: New 09" Tiger, non-ABS
« Reply #1 on: 09 April, 2010, 05:44:06 PM »
Good luck if you want to take it off-road! We want to see lots of pics of that as such reports are few and far between  :028:  Have you given any thought as to what tyres to fit?
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Re: New 09" Tiger, non-ABS
« Reply #2 on: 09 April, 2010, 07:19:39 PM »
I've ridden a few trails without any problem at all. Nothing too adventurous but I was certainly keeping up with the other guys on DR650s.

So long as you keep moving and anticpate the forward terraine, it's pretty good fun.  :169:
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Offline tomrayjr

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I have never owned...
« Reply #3 on: 09 April, 2010, 07:37:36 PM »
...a true dirt bike. I have always owned bigger, heavier bikes. I'd like to wear the stock tires out and get something a little more aggressive. Surely this thing is no worse than the DL1000 (I could go everywhere I wanted to on the DL). It's paid for, and I'm not afraid to drop it.
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08' KLR650
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82' XL185