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Offline Solrac.hh

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New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« on: 14 June, 2019, 07:56:08 PM »
Hello,

And thanks for the add.  This is my first street bike.  At age 56 and a beat up frame I had to give up the desert and dual sports.  So I sold the 2007 KTM 525 and found this Tiger with 3700 miles on it.  Nice guy and I paid him full price as it looked like it came out of a time machine.  I was not sure how much I would enjoy full time street riding, but now I am hooked.  I commute daily on it into LA and I really love going to and coming from work each day.....not so much the work thing but that is life.  That's the story and think I made the right choice on a first street bike.  The riding position is very familiar and I love the power as well as the front brake, pretty awesome.

Carlos

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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #1 on: 14 June, 2019, 10:32:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum Carlos. Hope you settle in with the Tiger quickly. You'll probably soon find you want to upgrade the springs and damping in the front forks, and also the rear shock. When that moment comes you'll find plenty of advice and/or opinions on here.

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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #2 on: 14 June, 2019, 11:00:02 PM »
Welcome Carlos, as paullie says there is a wealth of knowledge on the forum about your new ride 👍
Yam RD125 DX, Kwak GPZ305, Honda CB400T, 1983 Kwak GT550, Suzuki GSF650 Bandit, Tiger 1050SE .... got there in the end.

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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #3 on: 14 June, 2019, 11:14:12 PM »
I have a quote coming front Race Tech. I was eyeballing the G3-S for the rear.  The front needs help as well. They do a great job on the valving and set up.... I normally do the teardown on the forks, seals and fluids, install their parts.  I may spend the buck and have them do it. This bike is much heavier. And a few more parts and pieces to get to it all...

They have never done me wrong in the dirt. Not cheap. But I'd rather take the hit and cry once.

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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #4 on: 15 June, 2019, 02:58:43 AM »
 :405:  Good to see you're enjoying the ride!

Definitely make sure it's right the first time.  Staying off of the bike while the work is done is no fun, so ya don't wanna do it twice.   :001:

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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #5 on: 15 June, 2019, 04:01:11 AM »
 :401: and congrats on finding such a low mileage bike  :031:
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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #6 on: 15 June, 2019, 08:58:10 AM »
Ayup mucka  :401: tut forum. Nice find.
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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #7 on: 19 June, 2019, 07:27:15 PM »
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Re: New Member, Orange, CA - 2009 Tiger 1050 non abs
« Reply #8 on: 20 June, 2019, 09:30:41 PM »
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