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Old 05-30-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Inspirational Bike Trade

After about a year of riding a Tiger 955i, I feel that something is missing from my riding/commuting experience. The tiger seems to be the perfect bike for my needs but i just don't find myself thinking "yeah I get to ride my bike today." I can't put my finger on what it is but the other bikes that peak my interest - while being much more impractical - are the wr250x, hypermotard, and bmw megamoto. Does anyone else have similar experience or advice? I ride 40 miles one way commuting every day with a bunch of trails in my backyard that i don't think the tiger would be fun to ride on. Please help me get enthused about a bike again.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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I sold my 955i Tiger and picked up a Super Tenere. I couldnt be happier. I can't pass a dirt road or trail without exploring it now. Hard to believe such a big bike can be agile off road.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:04 AM   #3
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Get out and test ride a TIGER 800. Don't ask any questions, just go do it and post your impressions here. I'm betting on an interesting outcome.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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You will find that everyone has different opinions on every bike out there. I love my Wee, but others think it's boring as hell with no character. You just need to try different bikes to find what makes you happy. Some find bliss very quickly, others take years and many, many bikes.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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Upgrade to a Tiger Explorer. Anyone who suggests different is a lying liar!
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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This bike will make you leap out of bed in the morning....





If you're looking for an Adventure Bike, the Stelvio may have the soul you're looking for.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:48 AM   #7
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You want us to tell you which bike will inspire you? That's like my wife asking me which panties to wear. They all inspire me.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:14 AM   #8
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The current Tiger isn't extreme enough guessing from your choices to get your heart pumpin' again.

You could add some bits and make it a bit more extreme...slap on some TKCs and have an adventure...bond with the thing. Hop a curb or ride down some stairs. Abuse a fire road and throw down a 50 rooster tail...

or you could ride a miserably boring cruiser for 2 years...you'll be CLAMORING for that Tiger then....
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerrider View Post

or you could ride a miserably boring cruiser for 2 years...you'll be CLAMORING for that Tiger then....
Hi Tigerrider

here's a tease for ya .........................
I been riding it almost daily , it has turned into the goto bike now because of the giant saddlebag on the right



yep it's your old one
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #10
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ARGH!

I miss that bike! Glad she is still doing so well!
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #11
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