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Offline Ezridin

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new to tiger
on: 04 December, 2021, 03:53:48 PM
After riding a HD for more years than I can count I've moved to the Tiger for something lighter and easier on my knees. 

Some things I want to do to make this bike mine (2011 1050SE) raise the seat, ok I'm 6'5, lower the pegs, maybe a new seat but first off a new set of tires.  99.8 percent of my riding with be on the highway.

Suggestions would be helpful

Thank you

EzRidin

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Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: new to tiger
Reply #1 on: 04 December, 2021, 05:20:40 PM
Google seat upholsterers for your area. We have loads in Uk but no help to you.
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Re: new to tiger
Reply #2 on: 05 December, 2021, 01:25:50 AM
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Most of us have the opposite problem with height, so can't help much.  :006:    As far as tires go, I love my Road 5's.  :152:


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Re: new to tiger
Reply #3 on: 05 December, 2021, 01:53:51 AM
Welcome!  :401:

Heard plenty about a taller seat, but not much about lower pegs. Usually wider more offroad pegs, but I believe they are the same position. Do search up and post what you find though. I'm sure others will be interested.

Where is Greenville? Most of the new members I've been seeing are on the other side of the pond, but seeing your USA flag makes me wonder what part of the US. Maybe the Carolinas? Certainly some good riding down there. Post up some photos and maybe I'll steal some of your routing ideas.  :047:

Cheers!   :031:

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Re: new to tiger
Reply #4 on: 05 December, 2021, 06:42:52 AM
There is a Greenville in just about every state!

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Re: new to tiger
Reply #5 on: 05 December, 2021, 08:34:31 AM
There's a few threads on here about lower pegs, I have them & I think it was Seangee fitted same, got them from M&P.
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Re: new to tiger
Reply #6 on: 05 December, 2021, 09:19:45 AM
I have raised the seat and lowered the pegs on my Sport. Mine also from M&P. Think they are MFW Vario. No problems with them but they are quite small. Strong enough to take my weight but I would not go off-roading with them (just saying  :164:). If it helps the pegs are the same as on the Sprints. IIRC a few of the guys on the Sprint forum used Buell pegs.
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Re: new to tiger
Reply #7 on: 05 December, 2021, 09:38:20 AM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
If it helps the pegs are the same as on the Sprints. IIRC a few of the guys on the Sprint forum used Buell pegs.

The model specific bracket is different for the TS, dunno about the earlier T1050. I had the kit on '08 ST1050, took it off when I sold it, had to buy the bracket to fit to TS. Still have the ST brackets.
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Re: new to tiger
Reply #8 on: 05 December, 2021, 08:57:18 PM
Thanks for your replies.

Don't know why I thought everyone knew where Greenville was. I'm in Eastern NC and ride mostly flat land, to give you an idea my house is 42 feet above sea level.

I'll try some your suggestions

Thanks

e

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Re: new to tiger
Reply #9 on: 07 December, 2021, 04:28:38 PM
SW Motech do a a pretty substantial lower peg (slightly) for the Tiger, with a wider platform for motoX boots. They're strong too - will resist an off, which I can vouch for.

But they ain't cheap!

 



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