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Online slartidbartfast

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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #10 on: 26 December, 2018, 08:00:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Ayup slartidbartfast   :401: to forum  :031:

By 'eck, Triumph cars. Didn't Sangster sell off the car division to Standard, back in the 1930's, when Ariel bought out Triumph, then he put his Ariel design team in to sort it out and move on from those old singles. Hence the Triumph twins were born...... I'll go take me anorak off. Ha.
Aye, well I reckon the "new" Triumph motorcycles have as much in common with the original motorcycle manufacturer as the original car manufacturer.  Same name, same country - that's good enough for me.  It's slightly amosing to me to note that the Tiger has more HP than my old 2.5 litre, six cylinder TR-6 did (The US version was cursed with twin Stromberg carbs instead of fuel injection.  I upgraded mine to twin SU's off a Triumph 2500 saloon, which made a slight improvement and were easier to tune.)
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #11 on: 26 December, 2018, 08:06:17 PM »
Aye m8, the twins & triples live on but very much updated designs, we have to be grateful to an old plasterer for bringing um up to date eh.

Love your excuse for a long ride. I'll remember that one.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #12 on: 27 December, 2018, 04:34:24 AM »
Hey mate welcome along.  Yeah that wind noise is a killer, until you put a Madstad screen on and it transforms your bike. 

I rode 14 hours (with stops) from Queensland to Sydney for my maiden voyage, and I couldn't see straight by the time I got home due to the buffeting and the noise.  Didn't have ear plugs either  :005:

I put the oem heated grips on and with the hand guards I have no problems riding in freezing and a little below with cheap winter gloves, but I've never ridden an adventure like your big trip, great work!

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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #13 on: 27 December, 2018, 04:49:54 AM »
Welcome aboard, some epic journey that!

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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #14 on: 27 December, 2018, 07:39:04 AM »
Welcome!

Id say that was quite a memorable first ride!
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #15 on: 31 December, 2018, 02:49:22 AM »
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #16 on: 31 December, 2018, 08:51:59 PM »
Your trip reminds me of mine driving my new to me bike back from NC to Indiana.

Start looking for a Russell Day Long.  Beats the heck out the  Corbin in all regards BUT looks. 

You will never have issues with leg length well except you might want a longer inseam the Russell is a whole different animal.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #17 on: 01 January, 2019, 04:56:26 PM »
I purchased the Tiger as a "loaner' bike for friends to use when visiting.  In practice, this means one particular friend from UK.  I have a Weestrom, which he has used on long trips a couple of times but it had a fuel pump failure and some other niggles that led both of us to consider "upgrading" to a bike which is also better able to keep up with a gaggle of big adventure bikes without wringing it's neck.  He and I also both just think riding a Triumph is cooler than a Suzuki (being Brits). 

Anyway, my friend is slightly inseam challenged so I expect the Corbin will suit him well, being low.  I have longer legs so would rather have a seat that doesn't slide me into the tank so much and has thicker/softer padding.

I 'm not a fan of Corbin seats, although I've owned several.  This one on the Tiger has a row of molded slots across the pan for some reason and has cracked there which just seems like a dumb design.  The Corbin I tried on my R1100GS was easily ten pounds heavier than the stock seat (they all are super heavy) and was like sitting on a concrete slab.  One came with my GTS1000 and was quite comfortable for my [censored] but significantly lowered so it crippled my knees.  It also never locked to the bike easily.  It was equipped for a back rest and when I tried to buy one, Corbin wouldn't sell me the necessary bracket so I'm not happy with their customer service either.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #18 on: 01 January, 2019, 05:00:08 PM »
A full set of Givi racks arrived yesterday.  I'll be fitting them this evening I expect.  I will then be able to swap some of my luggage around between bikes.  The factory pannier racks and Ventura rear rack will be up for sale soon.
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Re: Tiger 1050 ABS in S. Louisiana
« Reply #19 on: 03 January, 2019, 04:30:44 PM »
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I've mostly been working on my KTM over the holidays but I got some stuff done on the Tiger too.

Following aECU tune update, I noted smoother throttle in the mid range and, surprisingly, the exhaust note seems a bit quieter as well as reduced popping on the overrun.  I haven't put on enough miles to see if fuel economy is affected.

Yesterday I removed the factory pannier mounts and Ventura rack to install Givi luggage mounts.  I can now use existing luggage from other bikes (I don't like the clamshell-style OE panniers anyway.)

The next task will be sorting out aux lighting and other electrical accessories.  I have heated grips on order (not Triumph) and will be installing a voltmeter/temp gauge as well as power for phone/gps and aux lighting.  Also, I came across some slim, fanless H7 LEDs that I intend to try in the headlamps - will have to play with lights once they are all installed to see whether I end up wiring both headlamps on full time with the aux lamps as high beam or some other arrangement.  Finally, I have to fabricate a GPS mount to place a RAM ball or similar, above the instruments.
2008 Tiger 1050 ABS, 2016 KTM 1290 SA(T), 1985 BMW R80RT, 2008 Suzuki Vstrom 650 ABS, 2006 Suzuki DR 350, 1987 Yamaha TW 200, 2001 Hyosung 125