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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #10 on: 27 May, 2021, 10:33:58 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.
You swing your leg over the top box  :005:
I'm usually ok unless the knee is playing up then I use the peg. I always use the peg if I have a bag on the back seat.
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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #11 on: 28 May, 2021, 11:53:14 AM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
I'm usually ok unless the knee is playing up then I use the peg. I always use the peg if I have a bag on the back seat.
Ditto ...

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #12 on: 17 June, 2021, 05:53:21 AM
I never use the footpeg when it's on sidestand but when my knees play up (seems to be a theme on this site) I have to lift my leg up by gripping my shin.

Like others it's particularly awkward when I have a bag, usually my laptop, strapped to the pillion seat.

On centre-stand the footpeg is the only option.

I'm 6 foot by the way.

I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #13 on: 17 June, 2021, 11:40:36 AM
Don't do what I did.
In a petrol station, taller than normal bag strapped to the seat so stood on the peg.
It must have been diesel that caused my foot to slip of the peg which left me laying across the seat, on my belly.
Woman in the car behind laughing so hard she's about to have a heart attack :745:
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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #14 on: 17 June, 2021, 01:33:59 PM
*Originally Posted by Wavey [+]
Don't do what I did.
In a petrol station, taller than normal bag strapped to the seat so stood on the peg.
It must have been diesel that caused my foot to slip of the peg which left me laying across the seat, on my belly.
Woman in the car behind laughing so hard she's about to have a heart attack :745:
OOOHH that dont sound good Wavey but at least you never went backwards & ended up under the bike or on your ar*e ... that would have been worse  :005:
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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #15 on: 17 June, 2021, 02:31:05 PM
*Originally Posted by Wavey [+]
Don't do what I did.
In a petrol station, taller than normal bag strapped to the seat so stood on the peg.
It must have been diesel that caused my foot to slip of the peg which left me laying across the seat, on my belly.
Woman in the car behind laughing so hard she's about to have a heart attack :745:
Exactly what I always feared doing  :156: with that little peg, and in the same place!

Which is why I replaced with the SW-Motech item, wider rubber platform, harder for your foot to slip off. These days, don't want to land on that (expanding) stomach.

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #16 on: 18 June, 2021, 10:38:08 PM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
6 foot and your asking that  :087:
do you have a looong body  :008:

I resemble that remark - 6' but only 31" inseam. I can swing a leg over my Tiger but just barely and flatfooting is out of the question!

My two "little" brothers are 6'1" and 6'2" so somehow I lost a inch or two. Fortunately all other appendages are to correct scale  :033:
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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #17 on: 25 June, 2021, 10:41:28 AM
My country likewise owes me for two bionic knees.  Having painfully kicked the grab rail a couple of times I tend to use the foot peg, brake applied, if I am feeling rusty!

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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #18 on: 29 June, 2021, 11:52:43 AM
Discreet old f*rt technique on sidestand:
Stand on left side of bike facing saddle, hold 'bar with left hand and lift right knee as high as you can with foot vertical below. Place right hand on elevated knee for balance and swing boot over the saddle, starting in a kicking forward motion and then twisting to face forwards in one smooth move to end up sitting in the saddle. Nobody in the car behind will notice, especially if luggage loaded. Secret is to get that knee high before the rest of the move. I have a back problem and if its playing up find this method useful. Right hand can also place below the knee to help it over but top is usually enough. Oh to be young and supple again..............
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Re: Getting on and off a tiger 1050,2016.
Reply #19 on: 26 July, 2021, 09:46:49 PM
Guys,
I've had the beast, bought new in 07 since my mid life crisis at 55. Then and now at circa 5' 11" in my boots I still need to lift my right foot up over the seat to get on and can only do it from the left side.

When new the seat was a bit high but has slowly sagged over the years. My mounting technique still works.
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