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Old 01-11-2014, 11:58 PM   #451
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Only two days ago I wondered what had become of you and the bike... THANKS for the update!
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:35 AM   #452
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Subframe doesn't look very straight. Or is it just the angle to photo was taken?

Glad you've got the bike back and it's repairable.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:24 PM   #453
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Only two days ago I wondered what had become of you and the bike... THANKS for the update!
No problem, thanks for thinking of us and still following along.

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Subframe doesn't look very straight. Or is it just the angle to photo was taken?

Glad you've got the bike back and it's repairable.
It's more the photo but I don't think it's quite straight either. The frame guy will cut the weld out that was done in Kyrgyzstan and re-weld, then cold straighten it out.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:35 PM   #454
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Re Spare tank

As luck would have it a friend of mine dropped off a near new 800XC tank at my place yesterday. Are you interested?, it will be cheap

It needs to be gone in the next 2 weeks before I leave for the States. It would be appreciated if you could let me know ASAP

Might make a good pot plant if you don't want it..........

Nearly forgot, it's an Orange tank
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:26 AM   #455
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Thanks for an amazing Ride (Report)! I'm a fellow 800 XC owner and this makes me want to get out of my comfort zone. Love that you two did it all together. Thanks again. :-)
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:28 AM   #456
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excellent update as always Craig, the bike looks awesome all stripped down I have a feeling your going to be leaving a lot of bits off

and get a single Baja headlight while your at it
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:40 PM   #457
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Glad to see you are working on repairing the bike. Do keep up with posting about it's progress and so long as there's another Triumph owner at the bar, you need not ever buy your own beer!

I was at the Edmonton Bike Show this weekend and a lot of Tiger owners were wondering where the limit was for the XC as an adventure bike -- this thread is showing it's not been found yet! I'll be keen to see how the repair goes!

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Old 01-19-2014, 06:24 PM   #458
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I wonder if triumph would buy your story for advertising on what an adventure a tiger can do.

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Old 01-21-2014, 04:57 PM   #459
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Originally Posted by IronJackWhitton;23264118a lot of Tiger owners were wondering where the limit was for the XC as an adventure bike -- this thread is showing it's not been found yet!

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[QUOTE the bike looks awesome all stripped down I have a feeling your going to be leaving a lot of bits off
Fantastic story so far- I suspect, as an owner, the limits have a lot to do with weight. Reluctantly bought a center stand as throwing the Tiger on its side to repair a puncture means you have to pick it up again!
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:41 PM   #460
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make one of these

www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653387
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:34 AM   #461
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I swear by the endurostar trail stand. Works well, easy to use and packs down small. There's a thread on here somewhere, about them.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:25 PM   #462
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Great ride report, thanks for posting.

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Old 01-28-2014, 08:08 PM   #463
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The Liger has landed. Roll the 6 million dollar man music....

Thanks for the update mate. Any plans for building a "Baja Dad" type machine
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:45 PM   #464
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excellent update as always Craig, the bike looks awesome all stripped down I have a feeling your going to be leaving a lot of bits off

and get a single Baja headlight while your at it
That's what I reckon mate, just a strap a seat on and she's good to go At the moment she's a blank canvas so I've had a darn good think about the things I'd change.

I've ordered a light from the states which will mount to the forks instead of the frame, so when I'm turning corners the light will be pointing in the direction of the turn rather than straight ahead. That means cutting off the small section of frame that extends past the triple clamps. That's one bit that's staying off. It comes with a flat aluminium panel for fitting the instrument panel and GPS to it.

A high fender will go on her too as the low fender was smashed when the bloke tried to nick it in Kazakhstan but I'll keep the fork plastics to keep them protected. You'll have to send me pics of how you mounted yours.

The pillion pegs are also coming off and I'll reattach them later on with a jig that isn't so rigid.

When I'm travelling solo I've got my setup down to a small roll bag so I don't need the pannier racks, so they're coming off too. For now anyway, until Patty and I go together. Instead I'll put a flat plate where the pillion sits for the roll bag so I can keep my weight forward and centred. Then I can put some water or fuel there when I'm doing a desert ride.

Grab rails are staying off. What good are they anyway they're just dead weight.

Safari tank obviously.

I'm thinking about leaving the centre stand off and going with an enduro star type setup like others have mentioned.

I'll reconfigure the tail light too and make it a bit more enduro looking.

New exhaust.

The shopping list is pretty long that's why I needed a job!

Any other ideas mate?

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I've emailed Spirit magazine (Triumph magazine) and I heard back from their marketing guy but nothing came of it. Someone may be interested though, the extra cash would come in handy

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The Liger has landed. Roll the 6 million dollar man music....

Thanks for the update mate. Any plans for building a "Baja Dad" type machine
One bit that's not staying off is the Lada badge

It will be awhile before she's back on the road as the frame guy has only just opened up shop after the Christmas break and there is bit of a backlog.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:50 PM   #465
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Found this on my bike the other day...



A scorpion caught in a red back (black widow for the UK inmates) web.

Honestly I know people say the Oz bush is scary because of the creepy crawlies but this is the first scorpion I've ever seen in the wild. Millions of red backs though
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