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Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« on: January 14, 2015, 01:20:13 PM »
I'm heading to Reno on Friday to check out a 2007 Tiger 1050 that's being offered by a friend of mine. He's a Ducati-nista, and just bought a new/used Multistrada to go with his 919. So he's selling the Tiger. Only 22K miles, side cases, heated grips, 2 aux ports, tank bag, and a Triumph performance exhaust. I know this bike well since his dad rode it during our Utah trip a couple of years ago. He's letting it go for only $5000.   :chili:

I've been wanting to trade in the FJR anyways for something that I can take off the pavement now and then.  This should do nicely. 

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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 01:57:26 PM »
Once you head down that path there is no turning back (and a lot of being lost) I think you will like it!!
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 02:37:02 PM »
Curious... what about the Tiger 1050 with street tires is more off-road capable than a b'zillion other bikes on the road?
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 02:46:49 PM »
Curious... what about the Tiger 1050 with street tires is more off-road capable than a b'zillion other bikes on the road?

mostly just clearance issues and a few extra inches of travel. plus you change the tires to some K60's or TKC 80's and away you go..
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 02:50:41 PM »
Well...Maybe I should have said I've been wanting something more along an adventure-styled bike. By off-pavement, I'm referring to the maintained Forest Service and BLM service roads around here. I've ridden the FJR down many such roads with no issues.

I guess I just want something different and this particular Tiger seems to fit the bill. I went through the same thing when I moved from a V-Twin cruiser to the FJR. I guess I can't stick the same bike for more than 4 or 5 years.

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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 05:36:29 PM »
Well...Maybe I should have said I've been wanting something more along an adventure-styled bike. By off-pavement, I'm referring to the maintained Forest Service and BLM service roads around here. I've ridden the FJR down many such roads with no issues.

I guess I just want something different and this particular Tiger seems to fit the bill. I went through the same thing when I moved from a V-Twin cruiser to the FJR. I guess I can't stick the same bike for more than 4 or 5 years.

Drives the wife nuts.

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I took my FJR places no man should ever go on a bike... I don't recommend it. Too much torque and too heavy, but damn, it was fun now and then. :)
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 06:35:48 PM »
I traded my '08 FJR in on a '13 Tiger roadie. Don't regret it for a second. FJR was heavy and I didn't use it for its true intention. I love the Tiger. Don't look back!
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 07:57:17 PM »
Once you start down this path you will never go back! I know it happened to me I love my 1050. The motor is intoxicating to say the lest. I have a triumph full race exhaust, that is all yours.  if you don't like the one that's on it.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2015, 08:59:58 PM »
You will be surprised what a proper adventure bike is capable of..
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 07:48:45 AM »
Congrats on the impending purchase.  There are times that I miss my Tiger 1050.   :thumbsup:

That said, see if it's using any oil between changes (mine did), and the condition of the rear shock (mine went South by that mileage).

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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 08:01:11 AM »
Kinda like deja vu all over again.   visitors can't see pics , please register or login
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I traded my 06 FJR for a Tiger 1050.  Tiger was an excellent bike.  Oh, yes, I'm riding a 2014 FJR now. visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 Long story and there is a 1200GS in there between the Tiger and new FJR.  If you can, compare the two to yourself as objectively as you can.  They are totally different bikes.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2015, 09:51:27 AM »
First, it's Ducatista or Ducatisti.  Geez, now where's that damn facepalm icon.   :facepalm: 

Second:  it's a slippery slope you're on!   :lol:  The ADV segment is hard to leave once the disease hits.  Just ask me how I know! 

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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2015, 09:54:41 AM »
First, it's Ducatista or Ducatisti.  Geez, now where's that damn facepalm icon.   :facepalm: 

Second:  it's a slippery slope you're on!   :lol:  The ADV segment is hard to leave once the disease hits.  Just ask me how I know! 

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Obviously you weren't going fast enough.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2015, 10:41:14 AM »
Momentum is your friend..
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2015, 05:12:33 PM »
I have a triumph full race exhaust, that is all yours.  if you don't like the one that's on it.


Thanks for the offer, but this one sounds just lovely.   :thumbsup:

Pictures from the stable now that it's home. Just added it to the insurance policy today and the inspection paperwork is getting signed this week.

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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2015, 05:49:50 PM »
Wait just a minute here! That's an FJR next to it!

j/k. Congrats on the purchase.  ;D
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2015, 06:08:27 PM »
Wait just a minute here! That's an FJR next to it!



How perceptive.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2015, 06:25:28 PM »
Wait just a minute here! That's an FJR next to it!



How perceptive.

At least I spelled FJR correctly.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2015, 06:54:39 PM »
Wait just a minute here! That's an FJR next to it!



How perceptive.

At least I spelled FJR correctly.

And I can spell VFR to.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2015, 07:50:28 PM »
Wait just a minute here! That's an FJR next to it!



How perceptive.

At least I spelled FJR correctly.

And I can spell VFR to.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2015, 07:53:49 PM »
Wait just a minute here! That's an FJR next to it!



How perceptive.

At least I spelled FJR correctly.

And I can spell VFR to.

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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2015, 07:56:38 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2015, 08:13:01 PM »
Yet, too continues to confound the two of you's's.
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Re: Might be trading the FJR for a Tiger...
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2015, 10:33:23 PM »
So, are you getting a tiger or what?
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