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Offline 07_1050_ABS

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New from NorCal
« on: 24 October, 2018, 04:52:55 PM »
Just picked up an '07 1050 ABS to use as a commuter. I'm 61 & flogging my 906# Harley bagger around in & out of traffic (we can split lanes here) is getting to be a bit of a chore. The draw to the Tiger for me was the ease of lowering... the pix here on the forums of lowering plates already saved me some $$ :)

Cheers from SF Bay area  :031:

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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #1 on: 25 October, 2018, 02:24:15 AM »
Hello and  :405:

Lane splitting takes some real nerves especially with panniers on the bike.
Sure do have some nice roads out there. Did s SF to Crater lake and back a couple years ago.

Just remember whatever you lower in the rear, lower in the front. 
Be sure to check the stickies.  Look forward to some ride reports and pictures.

Cheers.
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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #2 on: 25 October, 2018, 06:45:10 PM »
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I was out your way for a bit this summer and really enjoyed the lane splitting. Between that and getting into the mountains, motorcycling out that way is simply awesome!

Lots of good info on here, sounds like you've already found some of it. The "Bought a new Tiger, things you need to do now" sticky in the maintenance section is excellent, and you might want to check crankus interruptus and check the mapping on your 2007 machine along with compression. Or heck, ignorance is bliss!

But enough gloom and doom, we love pictures, and in such an awesome spot as NorCal you should have plenty of great scenes to share.

Welcome!

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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #3 on: 26 October, 2018, 02:56:19 AM »
 :0461:  Yep.. PICTURE'S
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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #4 on: 26 October, 2018, 03:49:49 AM »
Thanks for the welcome  :031:

I don't actually pick up the bike 'til Sunday.... pix coming soon!

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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #5 on: 26 October, 2018, 04:23:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by 07_1050_ABS [+]
Thanks for the welcome  :031:

I don't actually pick up the bike 'til Sunday.... pix coming soon!

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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #6 on: 30 October, 2018, 01:42:53 AM »
Ok, mandatory pix as promised, then a few comments/questions...







 As I mentioned before I got the T as a commuter bike replacing my Harley bagger (I will be keeping it also). So far it's 99% of what I could have hoped for.... power, handling, comfort, A+ all around. That engine is going to get me in trouble. And I have to get used to riding over 4k rpm  :745: FWIW there's 43k on the clock, I paid $3500 for it.

 Then there's that 1%.... wind noise.

 GOOD GOD I feel like I'm in an open cockpit bi-plane. This could be a deal breaker. Now I realize that the bagger has a front end/windshield the size of a Buick & I expected the T to be busier in this dept., but SERIOUSLY??

 Odd thing is if I stand up just a few inches it all but goes away  :027:  Help me out here... shorter shield? Wider? Curved outward?  Man up? Anything?

 I really want to love this bike & it's sooooo close  :440:

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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #7 on: 30 October, 2018, 01:56:08 AM »
Pull the wind screen and see what you think.

I love my short screen.  Bought a Madstad and never took it out of the box.
Get some ear plugs for wind noise.  Wind is cooling so short for most of year. If  your wanting to do cold weather  then a MadStad if the way to go. IMO

Check the stickies, two biggest and most talked about issues. Wind and lighting.

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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #8 on: 30 October, 2018, 08:47:46 AM »
Very nice looking machine, and in the best colour!

You should probably:
- get some radguards, to keep stones from damaging those delicate radiators. Beowulf, SW-Motech, many more ..
- try fitting the standard screen (looks like you might have the touring version), which is little lower and narrower. Or go the opposite way and get a big MRA Vario, Puig, etc. Or a Palmer bracket ...
- use earplugs ...  :015:

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Re: New from NorCal
« Reply #9 on: 30 October, 2018, 01:03:24 PM »
You'll learn to really enjoy the Tiger as a commuter!!  I ride it year 'round, 'cept when it's raining.
A set of LED touring lights greatly increase your traffic visibility, and are needed in the winter months when it's dark for longer periods.

With the wind noise, much comes from under you helmet, up through your chin.
A lightweight neck gaiter kills most of that noise.
Try this before you spend $$$ on another screen.
Not used this particular brand, but something like this works great.

https://www.amazon.com/OUYZY-Balaclava-Motorcycling-Skateboarding-Protection/dp/B0793N7DM3?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0793N7DM3

That said, ear plugs are a must.  Been using these tri-flange earplugs for years.
I pull out the cord.  They're also great for sleeping when the ambient noise (wife) gets too loud.  :164: , and when the boss starts yammering in the meeting.....
I have pairs stashed everywhere.

https://www.amazon.com/Peltor-Tri-Flange-Plugs-Green-3-Pack/dp/B01HC1KH1Q/ref=sr_1_14/136-5801165-2832824?ie=UTF8&qid=1540904567&sr=8-14&keywords=3m+tri+flange+ear+plugs

Screens are personal, since everyone sits differently in the saddle.
I enjoy my OEM Touring Screen 'cause the wind hits just above the visor on the vents.  No head buffeting.
No screen is good, too, but begins to get a little hard to handle at 5,000+ rpm on the highway, and for long distances.
« Last Edit: 30 October, 2018, 01:13:23 PM by Texan Rider »
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