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Offline Magnetman

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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #10 on: 14 April, 2019, 08:55:22 PM »
Hey up Windy, you must be the same Windy that posts on AF1. I'm a Tuono owner as well as Tiger Sport so have enjoyed reading about your hoons with Dr Jon and co,
Incidentally went for a hoon with FTM  and about 14 others last summer to the Picos and he's certainly no slouch but said you lot were in a different league.

Oh yeah, welcome to the forum.

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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #11 on: 14 April, 2019, 08:57:32 PM »
Wind, I forgot to say Tifa was on the Picos hoon too.

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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #12 on: 14 April, 2019, 09:08:19 PM »
Yep,  tis I,  windy of the Aprilia forum..  :015: I don't speak with FTM very often,  was in France with him a couple of years back.  I do text and chat with Tifa more often  :001: Thanks for the Welcome.  I'm loving the tiger sport,  nowhere near as mad as the tuono but very much an all rounder.  Cheers,  windy

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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #13 on: 14 April, 2019, 10:39:30 PM »
Yeah like you say it's a good all round bike, not the animal that the Tuono is but a damn sight easier to live with.

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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #14 on: 15 April, 2019, 02:23:24 AM »
 :405: af1-Windy
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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #15 on: 15 April, 2019, 08:43:23 AM »
Not my riding gear, I was just there for a photo shoot...  :007:






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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #16 on: 15 April, 2019, 08:55:50 AM »
MEMBERSHIP VERIFIED & APPROVED   :062:
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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #17 on: 15 April, 2019, 01:32:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
Hello all fellow & lady bikers  :031:

 Well, I pressed the button and bought a tiger Sport. White 2014

First Triumph for me but ridden plenty, my brother has had a few and I've ridden them all and was impressed.

Me, 59 years young, owned and ridden bikes on the road since 1978, started with a Kawasaki KH100 and  been a kwak fan ever since. Had a go at most makes, spent 10 years with aprilia and the last 4 with my ZRX1200r which I still have but it's up for sale.

Wanted an all rounder but something a bit less mad than my last aprilia tuono and more every day than the Rex. The Tiger seems to tick all the boxes.

First impressions, some rusty and corroded fittings and bolt heads, either poor quality or last owner wasn't as anal about cleaning as I am.. :164:

First 120 miles on Saturday went well, fast enough, handles well, stops well, comfortable BUT! What's with the panniers? jesus, big sticky out things, heavy, when empty, and not a lot of space in them. Had a pair of E36 on the Rex that are light and roomy, oh and cheaper.  :002: (I'm a Yorkshireman  :015:)

Croatia in June so I'll be getting some miles in the saddle before then.

I'll be looking to fit the usual, Engine Bars, maybe some hand guards, I have a pair of driving lights to fit, bracket on order and my sat nav. Not a big fan of sat navs on bikes but they're good for getting out of town/city centres and back to the main route.

Cheers, windy

Welcome!

Likewise, always been a Kwacker man - all the way through Kh's to Zeds. I had a ZRX1100 in Lawson Rep colours and still wish I'd never let it go - still got my '78 Z1R tho and can never see me getting rid of that one!
Had my 1050 TS about a month and can't fault it - I'm sure you'll feel the same about yours.
Enjoy the forum and safe riding

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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #18 on: 15 April, 2019, 08:16:36 PM »
Just realised, seems a few of us have been ZRX fans, heres mine in 2004:



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Re: First Triumph
« Reply #19 on: 15 April, 2019, 08:52:39 PM »
Ahhh - fond memories of that bar mounted mini cowling trying to rip my arms out of the sockets once you got it up over a ton.
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.