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View Results: The Tigers leave Melbourne on the 8th of Nov will they make it all the way round
Yes they will blitz it in and look good doing it 69 32.70%
The tigers will make it but only just (assuming they can find enough lattes) 15 7.11%
Nah they wont make the border 2 0.95%
They aren't a "insert favorite bike" here so there is no way they can make it 2 0.95%
Who cares just show me photos of the carnage 123 58.29%
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #616
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:21 AM   #617
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I think it depends a bit who drills the holes for the sender it would only need to be 1mm or so different to give quite a variation. I think mine came on at 2 bars. mine holds about 31.7 when empty. Just carry a little fuel and keep going next time I reckon yours would have been close to coming on.
ran mine to empty on the way home tonight. surprisingly, fuck all left dribbling round. each side looked quite a bit lower than the pump so thought there'd be a bit more unuseable fuel sloshing around than there was.

did the sums, mines got 31.1 L useable fuel. happy with that. more than 5L left when the fuel light comes on.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #618
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #619
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The girls must like Gundy he is always going down
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:48 AM   #620
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:15 AM   #621
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #622
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #623
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #624
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:35 AM   #625
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err gday
have had a few folks email asking about the reliability of the tiger
heres one i just sent off to a fella who was tossing up between the strom and the tiger
i would like to say i reckon the strom is an awesome machine
but i reckon we may have broken it on the route so far



gday mate
the strom is the best value for money option
but theres a good chance you will break it if you go serious off road
the tiger is very tough
excel rims stock which are very tough
weve flogged these bikes and had only wear and tear issues
they'd done 15 000 ks before we started
including 2 apc rallys and we havent treated them kindly
theyve done the great dividing range up the east coast with rocks, mud and deep water crossings
theyve done the 1100 dunes of simpson desert and the Gib River Road
They've done the huge ks of the west aust coast
and the deep sand of the great australian bite
we had early issues with idling , a bit of anti sieze on the stepper motor fixed that
we had a stoppage where the engine immobilizer was broken off its mount after a crash and the bike thought it was lying on its side
and both bikes are needing new front discs after a hard lap around oz
both bikes have a frame crack under the ankle but considering they've been humping 20 litres of fuel in the stapz bags as well as a 10 litre water bladder on the rear rack with a swag, and OFTEN also carrying a carton of beer on top of that...
i think the crack is understandable
the frame is steel and weldable so no worries
i think they are a seriously tough bike and am happyto recommend them
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:49 AM   #626
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Damn you Philth

I rode Philth's Tiger recently & was suitably impressed, so much so I'm considering my options, taking in to account these things have got 40k on them I think that's high praise.

The bloke I was riding with wanted to know what colour they come in, he's getting one.

I'm waiting to pick them up from a major service & see how they feel.

Any one want a 990?
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:06 AM   #627
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:18 AM   #628
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So you have never been let down by a mechanical problem?
Do you ride with a unifilter pre filter on the snorkel?
What extras have you added to the bike for the condition you ride to make it more reliable/ robust?

heres another question
the only mechanical problems have been crash damage and wear and tear
yes we fun the unifilter pre filter and you can pretty much forget about your main filter with it on!
the bikes run bark busters
sw motec crash bars ... strongly recommended
bar risers
heavier oil and a spacer in the front forks
andystrapz pannier mounts and panniers
a michy desert up front is the best tyre for sand
otherwise pirelli scorpion rallys give awesome wear
and the safari tank means fuel worries are a thing of the past
the rims are excell stock and you wont break them
i dont know what the bars are but they are tough and crash proof
if you bend or break stuff you can wear it as a badge of honour
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:23 AM   #629
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So you have never been let down by a mechanical problem?
Do you ride with a unifilter pre filter on the snorkel?
What extras have you added to the bike for the condition you ride to make it more reliable/ robust?

heres another question
the only mechanical problems have been crash damage and wear and tear
yes we fun the unifilter pre filter and you can pretty much forget about your main filter with it on!
the bikes run bark busters
sw motec crash bars ... strongly recommended
bar risers
heavier oil and a spacer in the front forks
andystrapz pannier mounts and panniers
a michy desert up front is the best tyre for sand
otherwise pirelli scorpion rallys give awesome wear
and the safari tank means fuel worries are a thing of the past
the rims are excell stock and you wont break them
i dont know what the bars are but they are tough and crash proof
if you bend or break stuff you can wear it as a badge of honour


And those two bikes are still running genuine Triumph paper air filters
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:45 AM   #630
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I rode Philth's Tiger recently & was suitably impressed, so much so I'm considering my options, taking in to account these things have got 40k on them I think that's high praise.

The bloke I was riding with wanted to know what colour they come in, he's getting one.

I'm waiting to pick them up from a major service & see how they feel.

Any one want a 990?
That's me, and I loved it. I can't wait until we pick them up from their 'service' to get them back to PBee's place for Philth & co to pick them up and bring them to the Flinders Classic. Great bikes.... If they can negotiate PBee's driveway, they will go anywhere.....
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