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Old 05-06-2013, 05:05 PM   #1831
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I now know what you mean

and I manage to fall off in it.

Next time I won't be stopping to assess the situation. (pussy foot around as you say)
I stopped short and in my mind I was thinking; this is my first time off the tarmac, this is a big heavy bike, these are essentially road tyres, oh and that mud look slippy, I am miles from anywhere, the fuel light is on, and I am on my own (everyone else decided to go to the pub, still not sure who had the best idea).
Ah well, not turning round for a small patch of mud... I dont know what made me think that the heavily cambered, really slippy centre of the road would be a good idea... I soon slipped off that into the car wheel rut and crashed into the grass bank at the side. A very slow speed fall.
After picking it back up, stopping to take the photos first of course, the hard packed gravel that was a bit unsettling for the first time, seemed like a walk in the park by comparison to the muddy hole I had just fallen off in. I relaxed into the rest of the ride and my speed slowly increased, and with it came a level of stability, and I was able to relax even more.
I am hooked, can't wait to find some more byways to fall off on again.
Besides not pussyfooting, may I suggest something for the next time? Whenever coming to a muddy situation like the above, you may be better off on the car tracks than forging your way through the crown in the middle. Car tracks usually offer a more secure packed path.

And since I'm on this topic, if it was completely covered with water, do the same thing, follow where the car tracks should be, pick the one that looks less deep, of course. Otherwise you may be cross/rutted without knowing it or on the slippery end of a crown.

My 2 cents...
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #1832
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G'Day,

Also spent a bit of time testing and photographing the KTM 1190 Adventure and Yamaha Super Tenere for the new Adventure Rider Magazine. Both great bikes and we are definitely spoilt for choice these days.




I like the tires. And the bike...
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #1833
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G'Day,

I am not real sure at this stage. The Tiger sold really quickly and in hindsight I may not have thought it through sufficiently. I am pleased that it has gone to a good home though. I was looking to pick up one of the last KTM 990 R's but couldn't commit so so I am still on the fence.

Been doing some more trail riding lately with my mate on our DRZ's and it has been a lot of fun.

Also spent a bit of time testing and photographing the KTM 1190 Adventure and Yamaha Super Tenere for the new
Keep that junk out of the Tiger forum please. Sorry to see you go.

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:17 PM   #1834
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Saw a tiger for sale with 9.6k miles on it 2012 Orange xc model... guy wants $9,00 with no options other than LED front turn signals.. what do you guys think??
Not unreasonable but....I bought my orange 2012 in late December (middle of the off season in CO) for $10,250. Bike had 345 miles (not a demo) and a LV carbon can, triumph heated grips and fog lights.

Love the bike!

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 PM   #1835
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For $900 I'll take it if you don't!
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I think it's ridiculous... I still owe $11,900 on my '12.
F'ing-A.
Sorry i meant $9,600! Had it been 900 i woulda ran there!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:01 AM   #1836
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If it helps you get another T800XC, the British MCN had an adventure bikes supplement this week and they rated the 800XC as; "the best all round adventure bike in the world". And that included all those new fancy KTM, Yamaha, BMW gadgets.
G'Day,

I certainly don't disagree with that at all. When it comes to an all round bike I think the Tiger has them all beat.

My only reason for trying something different (apart from being a bit impulsive with these things) is that most of my riding is dirt orientated.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:03 AM   #1837
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Killa Photos Danny...............
Thanks Pete. I see you have put your 990 up for sale, are you definitely heading down the Tiger path now?

Cheers,

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:08 AM   #1838
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What can I say Danny? I did a couple of hundred kilometres on it on Saturday and had it not been that I had to be home for an appointment, I would have turned around and done it all again.

Washed it yesterday and then had a go at the blown globe in a spotlight this morning. The Narva H3 globe has a wider blade than the stock Osram and that was all I could get, so I had to 'shape' it with some deft sidecutter action...then proceeded to put it all back together and and now neither of them work!!!......I can hear it calling out for you now!!!

Then checked some aftermarket fuses under the seat, pulled one out and it broke in my hand, so now the grips don't work either!!!!

Not to worry, my eldest daughter's boyfriend is an electrician and into bikes, so I reckon that professional help is on the way.

Do you recall what two lines feed into the relay bolted to the side area under the seat...one is 2 amp and the other is 7.5....?

No matter what electrical problems I've created, it goes like a dream and handles like it's on rails....can't get enough of it at this stage...thanks.

BTW, I can see you sitting comfortably on one of those 1190's.....
G'Day Trev,

Geez mate, I thought the bike was going to a good home

From memory, the wires for the Oxford grips were covered in a different kind of conduit, kind of textured. The other small fuse is probably on the left over GPS wire? Not sure what the other wires are though, sorry?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:10 AM   #1839
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That's not all either....went out Saturday, back trails and tracks, all on my lonesome. Luckly for me Danny had filled it up with juice before delivery, because I had every key with me except the one which unlocks the Safari tank....that could have been a very long walk back to civilisation and phone contact...

Didn't realise until yesterday that it's a separate key, even though Danny had told me in an email!!!
Actually, I didn't lock the cap for this exact instance. All you had to do was turn it an anti-clockwise direction and your fuelling problems would have been solved .

Good to hear you are enjoying the bike.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:14 AM   #1840
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I like the tires. And the bike...
I am not sure what the tyres were. They worked Ok though so I'll see if I can find out?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:39 AM   #1841
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Thanks Pete. I see you have put your 990 up for sale, are you definitely heading down the Tiger path now?

Cheers,

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Maybe.........I've got someone looking at my bike on Friday.

I know I'll miss the 990 though.....
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:25 AM   #1842
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Actually, I didn't lock the cap for this exact instance. All you had to do was turn it an anti-clockwise direction and your fuelling problems would have been solved .

Danny
Yes, but it took me five minutes in the garage, with the key, to work that out!

ID inspection this morning, suspension tickle at our local guru soon afterwards, longing looks from a couple of bike mechanics/dealers, and now sporting SA Plate. Extensive ride next week over some choice SA trails, so it's basically been adopted mate. Grip heaters now working.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:27 AM   #1843
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Maybe.........I've got someone looking at my bike on Friday.

I know I'll miss the 990 though.....
My money is on a Tiger...........
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:01 AM   #1844
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I am not sure what the tyres were. They worked Ok though so I'll see if I can find out?
Yes, please see what you find out. It looks similar to a Shinko 700, or an IRC GP-1 but it is not. Great photos on your site, and I checked the Adventure site as well, really nice.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:10 AM   #1845
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All loaded up ready to go on a 400 mile weekend camping trip in the Yorkshire Dales...

Jesus Christ. I don't carry that much stuff for a 4000-mile two-week trip. I take it that bag on the pillion seat contains the kitchen sink?

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