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  • Offline TijgerGast   nl

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    New member from the Netherlands
    on: 02 July, 2022, 11:40:18 pm
    02 July, 2022, 11:40:18 pm
    Hi All,

    Since TigerDude was already taken, I opted for TijgerGast as my nic, which literally means TigerDude in Dutch   :001:
    My previous nicís on other fora were VstromDude and BeemerDude (not much fantasy needed to figure out why).
    Bought a 2008 Tiger 1050 ABS this afternoon after being motorless for the last 2 years.
    Started out with a K5 model V-Strom 650 in 2008 (coincidence?)
    After that I got a company sponsored L2 model V-Strom 650 (with ABS) and in 2015 a BMW F800GS which was cheaper in the lease than a new V-Strom 1000.
    Must say I loved the Stromís, every manís friend, but the 800GS was a bit more fun.
    Now that my son got his licence and bought his first bike, a Yamaha MT-07 with an Akra, it rattled my chain so to speak and I started looking for a bike again.
    Always fancied a Triumph, but not much into naked bikes, so the street triple wasnít an option, no matter how good the steering experience.
    I ran into a perfect Tiger 1050 on the internet here, thatís from 2008 with just 50k on the odo and looking like it just left the showroom. Has belonged to someone who really took care of it and added some nice features.
    Iíll add some pics later on.
    Hope to get some good pointers here on the Tiger. My experience with the fora for the V-Strom and the 800GS have been good, so youíll probably hear from me soon asking how to do this and how to do thatÖ


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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #1 on: 03 July, 2022, 12:24:15 pm
    03 July, 2022, 12:24:15 pm
    Here are some pics of my new ride


    Some nice features the prevous owner added to the bike:

    Carbon rear fender and Scott oiler


    Radiator cover:


    Spot lights and Piug screen:


    Also, not on the pictures:
    - Heated grips
    - 12V power plug
    - Mirror extenders

    I'm very happy with this great bike  :001:

    Last Edit: 03 July, 2022, 12:28:52 pm by TijgerGast

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #2 on: 03 July, 2022, 12:25:46 pm
    03 July, 2022, 12:25:46 pm
     :405:
    You'll find the 🐯 a step up from your previous rides  :028:
    What colour?
     :031:
    '08 1050 gone, 2017 KTM 1290S gone, now '94 ZZR1100D back to old times (temporarily)

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #3 on: 03 July, 2022, 12:27:29 pm
    03 July, 2022, 12:27:29 pm
    Ok black, someone was writing at same time, that'll be you then  :008:
    '08 1050 gone, 2017 KTM 1290S gone, now '94 ZZR1100D back to old times (temporarily)

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #4 on: 03 July, 2022, 12:36:03 pm
    03 July, 2022, 12:36:03 pm
    Yup, that was me  :008:

    Indeed, it certainly is a step up from the 650 and 800 bikes, also the extra cylinder does a lot.
    Yesterday on the highway, doing 110 kph in 6th gear, open up the throttle and wow... :156: like someone was pushing me forward from behind. Such power, awesome!  :152:

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #5 on: 03 July, 2022, 08:50:09 pm
    03 July, 2022, 08:50:09 pm
     :401:
    Looks like a really nice example you found  :031:, hope you have lots of miles together.
    Give it a few weeks and we will have you doing 110 kph in 4th and then opening up the throttle  :007:
    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #6 on: 04 July, 2022, 02:04:44 pm
    04 July, 2022, 02:04:44 pm
     :401: to the forum  :031:

    What make is your carbon rear fender?
    Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #7 on: 05 July, 2022, 07:36:40 pm
    05 July, 2022, 07:36:40 pm
    Don't know the make. It came with the bike as is and having looked for a brand on it, I found none.
    It's a rear fender and chain guard in one.

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #8 on: 05 July, 2022, 08:05:13 pm
    05 July, 2022, 08:05:13 pm
    Looks a lot like Skidmarx
    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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    Re: New member from the Netherlands
    Reply #9 on: 05 July, 2022, 08:32:54 pm
    05 July, 2022, 08:32:54 pm
     :401: Dude. Nice bike  :062:
    2018 TIGER 1050 SPORT - 40,000Km with zero tyre wear & zero engine or chain wear (c8