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Offline sonlyruninon3

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Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« on: 01 August, 2020, 01:53:06 AM »
Looking for feedback please.
I have an 07 Tiger with 50K miles.
I know somebody must have an ultra high mileage Tiger. What did you have to do to keep it running well? How many miles do you have?
Trying to decide whether to commit to long term ownership or replace with a new one.

Thanks in advance.

Offline Catfish79

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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #1 on: 01 August, 2020, 08:18:11 AM »
Hi Mine is an 07 as well its got 10,500 on the clock lol. My plan is to give it plenty of oil and filter changes to keep it running for ever. Oil technology is an ongoing thing and I expect the product will just get better and better.Good oil means less wear on engine.Do it and I expect You will be fine.

Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #2 on: 01 August, 2020, 09:27:01 AM »
One of our number, rhead, over the pond has 180k miles on his and not a lot has gone wrong.
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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #3 on: 01 August, 2020, 11:37:34 PM »
If the bike's been well looked after, then it'll pay youre kindness back with reliability.

If you like the MKI T.1050, my advice would be to trade up to the latest pre-Sport model (2012). Everything was sorted on that one.

If you prefer a less cutomisable / personal bike, the the TS is very good, This is what I now have after 10 years on the same bike you have  :031:
2018 TIGER 1050 SPORT - 40,000Km with zero tyre wear & zero engine or chain wear (c8

Offline sonlyruninon3

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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #4 on: 02 August, 2020, 12:12:55 AM »
Thanks for the replies!
After some research I'll replace the starter, the clutch pack, refurbish the rear shock and keep it.
I've had it since new and its only worth $1000 as a trade in. I can replace the clutch, starter and rework the ohlins shock for $900. 
In 13 years the only fault has been a coolant hose that leaked due to rubbing on the wire holder. the rest was just normal wear and tear.
I'd like to hear from the guy with 100K+!

Offline ZuluTiger

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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #5 on: 02 August, 2020, 03:00:14 AM »
If you keep it running, you can part it out for spares for at least $4000 if you so decide. In the interim, It'll be a worthwhile ride. Selling it whole is the worst option in terms of age.

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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #6 on: 02 August, 2020, 05:47:34 AM »
Until it breaks leave it alone IMO..

Rhead and I forget the other gent. Both have over 150k miles.

Check the hot start thread just out.  Suggest cleaning the contact points of the battery leads and the starter mounting to ensure a decent ground connection.



SO they have started selling the Sport in the USA?  #Yellow Dog think he's stuck with the OLD 1050.
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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #7 on: 02 August, 2020, 05:06:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by indytiger1050 [+]
SO they have started selling the Sport in the USA?  #Yellow Dog think he's stuck with the OLD 1050.

Great news  :047:

Are you getting one?
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Re: Long term Tiger ownership feedback
« Reply #8 on: 02 August, 2020, 05:48:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
Great news  :047:

Are you getting one?

That's cos all the remaining (end of line) stock isn't selling over here so they're sending some your way to get rid of them
I'll give it a year  :164:  :008: