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Offline Paullie

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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #20 on: 10 October, 2018, 10:28:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dusty ST [+]
Same here, I have BT023s on my Sprint and GSX1400, and never had any reason to complain.
In fact I'm happier with the handling of both BT023 bikes than my TS which is wearing Metzler M7RRs so should feel at least just as good, but...
But ...... ??

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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #21 on: 11 October, 2018, 07:57:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
But ...... ??

 :015:... But I think I should be able to improve the Tiger with more suspension twiddling, but I'm not sure which way to go with it, as it's more of a confidence thing for me, the Sprint and GSX just feel better ridden briskly through a corner, which by all accounts they shouldn't!
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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #22 on: 11 October, 2018, 09:53:53 AM »
I'm not so sure. Both those bikes are lower with shorter suspension travel, more of a sportsbike style. So I'm not surprised that they feel sportier in the curves compared to a tall upright lump like the Tiger ... which does have a noticeably high CoG. 

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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #23 on: 11 October, 2018, 06:50:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dusty ST [+]
Same here, I have BT023s on my Sprint and GSX1400, and never had any reason to complain.
In fact I'm happier with the handling of both BT023 bikes than my TS which is wearing Metzler M7RRs so should feel at least just as good, but...
Understandable if you are still riding all 3. When I switched from the Sprint to the Tiger it took a few weeks before I beleived it was possible to corner properly from so high up. Nothing wrong with the bike, just my belief in its abilities.
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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #24 on: 11 October, 2018, 07:33:23 PM »
Good to know others get a similar feeling! 
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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #25 on: 29 October, 2018, 11:41:18 PM »
Interesting that sportiness comes up as an issue while we all enjoy the idea of spending the whole day in the saddle.
I say this having just returned from the Phillip Island MotoGP where the lack of damping on some of the bikes was incredible.
There's a bump at the end of pit lane and it was curious how hard the rear suspension was on some of the bikes.
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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #26 on: 30 October, 2018, 08:38:10 AM »
I guess the Philip Island course itself is super smooth! ?  Maybe we should start adding a speed-hump section to GPs  :156: - that would really lead to some suspension development!

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Re: Which part of riding your Tiger are you still perfecting?
« Reply #27 on: 30 October, 2018, 08:58:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
I guess the Philip Island course itself is super smooth! ?  Maybe we should start adding a speed-hump section to GPs  :156: - that would really lead to some suspension development!

Aye with some mud & slurry, grit piled up between car wheel tracks, potholes 3" deep & 6ft wide. Gurt big ripples churned up by 30 ton waggons anorl. Wouldn't it be grand to ride on smooth surfaces. I can't and I pay 5 lots of road tax.
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