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Old 05-28-2011, 12:32 AM   #1
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Trapping a Tiger - A Tiger tale from Oz

My first Triumph was slow, top heavy and guzzled gas. Ten days after I bought it, I threw it and myself down the road at 100km/h (damn you road workers and unsigned gravel on blind corners!). The following day, we got stuck in the snow. Man, I loved my Tiger and its triple roar!








Unfortunately, I have poor impulse control and found myself needing some cash for this...








The deal fell through but my beautiful Tiger had already gone. It was not all sad, within a day my Tiger bounty transformed into this…








Eight months ago in anticipation of a shiny new Tiger 800XC ABS, I sold the last of my Bimotas.








Did I mention I have impulse control issues? A few weeks later, I stumbled across this. I really should stay away from ebay…








It was intended to be a transitional toy until the XC became available. Through the big speed giraffe I rediscovered my inner hooligan and confirmed I liked laughing like an evil madman!

The voices keep getting louder “Tiger triple, must get a Tiger triple…” however as the big KTM is staying around for a while I now lack the dollars. What to? What to do….?


To be continued…
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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this is hilarious - can not wait to see what you buy next - bring on the triumph
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:47 AM   #3
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:23 AM   #4
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Update - Sun 29 May

I took Mrs Dirt's Rockster out for a late afternoon Tiger hunt in the hills on the outskirts of Melbourne. Nope, no Tiger in the forest...





Wild beasts were on offer but it was not quite what I was after...





To be continued...
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:21 AM   #5
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Update - Sun 5 June

Is this a sign of a successful Tiger hunt?




Foggy.





I stopped at the Lake Mokoan lookout a few km north of Benella in central Victoria for a loo-sing break. Over thermos coffee, I swapped travel stories and debated karma with a butch nomadic lesbian.





Guess where?





Honey, look what followed me home. Can I keep it….?





To be continued…
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:31 AM   #6
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My Tiger ain’t gonna be no trailer queen, however when Wilbur (our moody teenager didn’t come home Friday night) the weekend away and long backroad ride home I had planned with Mrs Dirt was cancelled. 6.30am saw me hitching the trailer in the dark and searching for the tie-down straps. I headed off on the 850km return trip to collect the bike whilst Mrs Dirt waited at home to whoop Wilbur’s ass.




I dropped in on Famous Roger who lives on a vineyard near Bright for the night. It was icy cold when I went for a stroll on Sunday morning. The clouds were hanging low on the nearby hills.




I discovered Famous Roger had been busy when I returned.




I arrived back in Melbourne mid-afternoon, unloaded the Tiger and took off for 100km spin through the Dandenong Ranges and Warburton Valley.




The Tiger is a gem. 36,000km old, one owner who treated it with care, loaded with tasty goodies….




The Tiger offers a plush ride. The triple engine is a beast. I love the growl from the sports muffler as it spins up the rear wheel on the dirt.




Tonight, I is one happy cat.


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Old 06-05-2011, 11:37 AM   #7
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loving this thread. Good luck with your tiger
teenagers horrible things eh.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:33 PM   #8
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GO The Tiger!!!!

Mate... Bark busters and Crash guards..... you cannot go wrong about them... also look at tweaking the front shocks... I had Gold valves and progressive springs put in... Best $$ spent!! I have almost 70K Km done in 5 years!!

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Old 06-07-2011, 12:49 AM   #9
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You are going to love the Tiger, ride mine everyday all year round and it always puts a smile on my face.

tigertriple.com for info and farkles

Enjoy the new ride!
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:52 AM   #10
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:58 AM   #11
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Thanks guys.

Any excuse for an extra pic.


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Old 06-07-2011, 07:14 AM   #12
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Thats one sweet ride!
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:25 AM   #13
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3 month update.

With over 2,500km added to the dial, the big Tiger continues to impress. Much less riding than I would have liked but I only managed one weekend tour on the Tiger this winter.

Some pics from a 525km day trip today.

Not such a bad spot for roadside thermos coffee.



Two and a half years on, the forest is yet to start recovering from the fires.



I probably should have paid more attention during the adventure rider training when they said “think before you act” before I went exploring down a rutted slippery clay track miles away from anyone. I came to this realisation when I attempted to chicken out and discovered it was too steep for me to turn around. No option but to go forward.



I was encouraged when I ran into some 4WDers at the end of the track. I pondered my situation over coffee and a chat. Oh well, at least now I had someone to help me pick up the Tiger if I fell. I did remember “body position” and the importance of “momentum” from the training and with no other choice attacked the climb. Man what a rush as the big girl growled, the rear tyre spinning as we slewed wildly across the track. The rest of the ride home seemed something of a let down…

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:49 AM   #14
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6 month update.

Well, only another 60km added since the last post.

Two weeks ago, I delivered my Dakar to its new owner.



Today, I waved good-bye to my girlie.



But its not all sad. The nice man left one of these in the garage.



Let the farkling begin.

Oh happy days.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #15
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Keep it coming....you definitely have issues.....
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