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Old 05-14-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
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The only negative comments I've heard about the Tiger are about the spring rates, front and back.

Those comments seem to apply to every bike Triumph makes. Apparently the suspension guy at Triumph goes 145 lbs, soaking wet.
Those people never take the bike on rough roads. You won't complain about the suspension then. You're (ahem) supposed to use Tigers that way.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:49 AM   #12
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Well I can't see no dang pitchers...............

Tigers are cool though. I have the trunk off my Trophy that latches on the luggage rack but doesn't appear to be the same mounting system as yours it's from an '02 and fit Trophy' Sprint and Tiger of that era. Otherwise you could have it on as-long-as-you-own-the-bike loan...
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:08 AM   #13
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Two weeks from WSB, will you fire up a coal plant or 10 before I get there? Get that climate change working...

The hand gaurds are nice when you dont have heated grips, even if you do... I put the bark busters on my old KLR and it made a world of difference on my commutes in the morning.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:20 AM   #14
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Two weeks from WSB, will you fire up a coal plant or 10 before I get there? Get that climate change working...

The hand gaurds are nice when you dont have heated grips, even if you do... I put the bark busters on my old KLR and it made a world of difference on my commutes in the morning.

That was a big reason I got the FLHT, the batwing fairing does a great job of keeping the wind and cold off your hands. The other alternative is a Beemer with heated grips....
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #15
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Default Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing your modifications. I wonder what I would add if I had a Tiger.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:33 AM   #16
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Snarli,

Those topboxes are worth quite a bit o' money!

I've always thought about getting one for the ST, but I don't REALLY need one, and I'm too cheap. And, I don't think I've ever seen a 'Aluminium Silver' one.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:35 AM   #17
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Two weeks from WSB, will you fire up a coal plant or 10 before I get there? Get that climate change working...

The hand gaurds are nice when you dont have heated grips, even if you do... I put the bark busters on my old KLR and it made a world of difference on my commutes in the morning.
I put a set of DL1000 guards on my FZ6 - it helped all the way down into the teens. Any lower though, didn't make much difference.

I had to make mounting for the left side - but the right just bolted-up with a bit of trimming.

J.C. Whimpey got me the top box (on sale for $50!). I didn't expect it, but that ALSO helped with the cold wind.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:07 AM   #18
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Snarli,

Those topboxes are worth quite a bit o' money!

I've always thought about getting one for the ST, but I don't REALLY need one, and I'm too cheap. And, I don't think I've ever seen a 'Aluminium Silver' one.

No, there not cheap. fortunately it wasn't on my Trophy when it got totaled so It's been on the shelf ever since. I'd like to get another Triumph at some point and it has sentimental value anyway, but I would consider a long term loan to a 'Zawa or you I suppose with the caveat that I get it back if they sell the bike. It needs the old style luggage rack to mount on at any rate.

As it happens I just bought a color matched top box or "King Tour Pak" for my FLHT. With the appropriate rack and mounting points it was about the same as I paid for the Trumpy's..... Handy to have though
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:56 AM   #19
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The Triumph luggage has funny shapes and has really thick, like 3/4" thick, walls. That topbox looks huge but won't hold a helmet. We don't use a box when touring anyhow. I tie a big drysack on the rack. No box can hold as much as my river bag. We stay in motels so we
don't need to carry a lot of stuff anyhow.

As I said in a previous thread, if you want to tour don't buy Triumph luggage. I got the full luggage for a dirt cheap $500. But if I had to do it again I'd forgo the Triumph luggage. Hindsight is 20/20. Oh well.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:53 AM   #20
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Now that you bring it up, the other 'negative' commentary on the Tiger/Sprint is the bags.

Sarnali had and I have the earlier luggage. Cavernous, but have jellybean styling.

Sarnali, there was just a Trophy 1200 down here for sale. $3000, IIRC.
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