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Offline kiwi60

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Hello from New Zealand
on: 10 May, 2022, 11:29:18 PM
Hi all,
I've just picked up my first Tiger - an 07 1050 with 46,000km on the clock and I've got to say that it's really impressive.
I bought it sight unseen after getting a good friend to check it out and flew to Napier NZ to ride it back to Ashburton over 2 days.
After riding and racing Yamaha FZR 1000's over the last 12 years the Tiger is a refreshing change with comfort, torque and smoothness that the FZR's never had.
No doubt I'll be asking a few questions on the various pages as I get it set up for me but until then

Cheers
kiwi60 a
aka Graham


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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #1 on: 11 May, 2022, 12:32:13 AM
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Had a 91 FZR1000 for 9 years (91-00), was the most reliable bike I ever owned, never had a single mechanical issue with it in the 45,000 miles I had it. Even had the original battery when I traded it in for a Honda VTR1000 that popped a cam chain at 3500 miles!! I do miss the top end rush of that 20 valve Genesis motor but don't think my body could take the FZR's riding position anymore. :012:
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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #2 on: 11 May, 2022, 12:53:56 PM
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The Tiger looks a lovely example from the photo  :152:
loads of great info in all the Sticky's at the top of each section.
heres a virtual beer  :031:
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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #3 on: 11 May, 2022, 09:52:46 PM
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That's a first colour option and one of the best, after Blazing Orange  :038:

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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #4 on: 11 May, 2022, 11:54:36 PM
 :0461: Other colours are actually in third place. Blazing and Orange tied for 1st and 2nd.....  :164: :031:

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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #5 on: 12 May, 2022, 12:26:49 AM
We lost an amazing member who had the same color - Shinchan. I wonder where he is and what marvels he may have performed. Sadly, I think he may have passed on.

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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #6 on: 12 May, 2022, 12:47:31 AM
Welcome! This is a great community.
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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #7 on: 12 May, 2022, 05:38:33 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys, it's good to be here.

I had an interesting day mucking around with LULU (the Tiger) today fitting my Quadlock and phone charger.
It's a great way to get to know a bit more about her and what's where - or not as the case may be.
The previous owners seem to have taken care when doing any maintenance as all the panels are in nice condition and have nothing broken off.

I've been doing a bit of a search on here about where the auxiliary power out puts are and have had a look in all the usual places like around the headlight, under the tank, around the battery and in the tail section however after a bit of head scratching I decided to  run the charger directly to the battery as it was on my other bike.

Oxford heated grips are next but that'll probably be next week ubtil I get around to it.

Anyway, have a good night.

Cheers

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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #8 on: 12 May, 2022, 02:04:00 PM
 :401: looks like a well earned beverage.
Might see you on the road one day
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Re: Hello from New Zealand
Reply #9 on: 14 May, 2022, 03:39:20 AM
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