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Old 02-15-2014, 11:25 PM   #496
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If you want to see some contrasting body and frame colors look at the tube framed buells,up to 2002 I think.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:40 PM   #497
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Thanks!

Thanks for the ride offer but I'm out until at least April with cricket, probably May by the time I get myself and bike sorted!

Offer is always there with the trailer if you need it. Just PM me.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:50 AM   #498
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I took a look at this ride report based on the Tiger. I read the whole thing in three days because of the riders. I like your style, guys.

Excited to see how the Liger transforms again!
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:39 AM   #499
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"We stripped all the parts of value off it with every intention of leaving the bulk of it behind but something inside me said this can’t be it so we loaded it into a van."

"In a nutshell we were missing out on all the things that had made the trip so enjoyable so far. Without our bike we’d lost our sense of freedom that until then we took for granted."
Words of a soldier.

Anyone reading this as a prep tool before a epic ride should take note here. Spot on mate.

Our paths ever cross, I must purchase a libation of your choice.

Good recommendation of Baja dad. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:11 PM   #500
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As I was convinced from the 1st Day...look no further for a quality bike!

As I was convinced from the 1st Day...look no further for a quality bike!


No doubt the reading that gave me more pleasure in recent times!

I'm anxious to see the final result in this new phase of reconstruction but ...as said before...look no further for a quality bike!

Thank you both Craig and Patty... for this pleasant experience
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:08 AM   #501
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Quick Update on the Liger

It took me a week to decide on a colour for the frame so while waiting for the frame to come back from the powdercoaters I got stuck into some cleaning.

Before...



And after some elbow grease (with a little help from some power tools)



I cleaned the wiring harness, checked all the terminals for corrosion and gave them a squirt with Inox.

Some shiny new SW Motech parts arrived from Motorrad Garage in Perth - chain guard, side stand footprint, heel guard, short levers and brake reservoir cover.



690 fender. The Triumph bottom triple clamp doesn't come with after market mounting points like the KTM does so I need to fashion my own. I have a fair idea of how I'll do that and of course I'll post some pics when it's done.



A Barrett Exhaust. I try to support Aussie made wherever possible and Danielle and Jason at Barrett really helped out. I can't wait to hear this bad boy!!!



I finally managed to pick a colour. I was looking into doing a desert camo similar to the scorpion found in the web on my bike but it's just too hard so I settled for Wilderness green. It's not the green I was hoping for but it's grown on me, it gives it a vintage look. Almost like a Paul Smart Ducati Limited Edition

All set for the engine to be refitted.



And in she goes





The suspension is getting a birthday at Shock Treatment here in Sydney - full details when I get it back.

And while the Liger gets rebuilt the KLR comes out to play. The single has it's own charm and I've been doing quite a bit of local riding. Owning a hammock has opened up my options for camping spots enormously. In this shot my head was actually hanging over the edge of the bank .

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Old 03-12-2014, 04:24 AM   #502
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Amazing!!!!

Can't wait for new updates
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:44 AM   #503
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Keep the updates coming, I've been following this thread for a while and am a big fan of custom/modded bikes. This one has already had a major transformation and this latest one looks like a corker!
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:22 AM   #504
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A friend of mine has just rebuilt his Street Triple. He bought 10 litres of cheap cola and left the exhaust headers in it for 2 or 3 days: they came out looking like new! Worth a try and save on that elbow grease. Also, it'll get in all those tight nooks and crannies!
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:57 AM   #505
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Damn! That new frame colour and the black of the engine are real nice! I like!
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:09 AM   #506
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So what colour are the plastics and tank going to end up as?
Decisions.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:37 PM   #507
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Have you decided on a Speigler type canbus eliminator for your gauges yet? Have you thought of posting in the builder forum here? Be a shame with stock gauges behind that cyclops. Looking good, and oh yeah, awesome report too!
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:15 PM   #508
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"The bike doesn’t have any resale value but we can't approach every situation in life by a pure profit/loss analysis, otherwise we’d be stuck at home dribbling jam in our crotch while watching the breakfast show on TV."

What an amazing journey. Totally engrossing read, and wonderful photos. As far as the above comment, considering the Liger took you across Europe and Asia on a trip of a lifetime on a thrifty budget, I'd say that the ole girl was a tremendous investment.

Loved the idea of the scorpion based colour for the frame. Too bad it didn't work out.

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Old 03-12-2014, 08:42 PM   #509
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Awesome will be Nice to see the liger backon the road
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:34 AM   #510
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690 fender. The Triumph bottom triple clamp doesn't come with after market mounting points like the KTM does so I need to fashion my own. I have a fair idea of how I'll do that and of course I'll post some pics when it's done.

Looking forward to how you mount this and what you do with the brake lines.
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