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Offline chwinc

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Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
on: 25 May, 2021, 07:05:15 PM
Hi , I am picking up my 1050 on thursday ,so asking you nice people how you get on and off yours? Only used to mounting sports bikes this is my first tourer so do not want to drop it or make a fool of myself,I am 6 foot tall.  :191: thanks. :028:

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #1 on: 25 May, 2021, 07:31:19 PM
Stand on foot peg.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #2 on: 25 May, 2021, 07:34:01 PM
At six foot you can just swing a leg like normal - I can do that even though Iím 2Ē shorter and have only 30Ē legs.  But if you need to, just put your left foot on the peg to immediately gain several inches in height, Iíve done that periodically for 7 years and 60k miles (and I weigh 16 stone even without riding gear) and it hasnít broken yet.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #3 on: 25 May, 2021, 09:12:34 PM
6 foot and your asking that  :087:
do you have a looong body  :008:

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #4 on: 25 May, 2021, 10:36:45 PM
You shouldn't have any problems, im 6 ft and went from a 2010 tiger to a 2019 sport, seat on the new bike is a good inch lower and both feet are flat on the floor now with no stretch  :152:
Yam RD125 DX, Kwak GPZ305, Honda CB400T, 1983 Kwak GT550, Suzuki GSF650 Bandit, Tiger 1050SE, 2019 Tiger Sport .... got there in the end.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #5 on: 25 May, 2021, 10:59:53 PM
Golden rule is ....  always swing the side stand out first! These bikes are top heavy, and it's all too easy when mounting/dismounting for it to go too far one way or tother.  Other than that, yes that little peg will take your weight.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #6 on: 26 May, 2021, 01:12:33 PM
hahahahaha. I'm 5'2" (1,58m) and I make it work.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #7 on: 27 May, 2021, 12:02:54 PM
Chwinc
My knees are the best so it restricted me lifting one leg over the saddle until someone suggested standing on the left foot peg to get on.
Together with having to get my foot over the standard top box as well I find it quite easy to swing the leg over without making a gig of yourself.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #8 on: 27 May, 2021, 10:16:27 PM
Thank you for the helpful replies ,managed it no problem ,as for the replies making fun well  :151: :151: :151: .
I forgot to mention that I have a hip wound from fighting for my country.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #9 on: 27 May, 2021, 10:17:45 PM
*Originally Posted by Kev51 [+]
Chwinc
My knees are the best so it restricted me lifting one leg over the saddle until someone suggested standing on the left foot peg to get on.
Together with having to get my foot over the standard top box as well I find it quite easy to swing the leg over without making a gig of yourself.
Thank you Kev :062: