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Offline NotHunterCooper

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Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« on: April 15, 2019, 06:31:37 PM »
Well, hi Tiger 800 forum land. I did a thing and won an Ebay bid on a 2012 Tiger 800 Roadie that was thoroughly used as a rally bike. Somebody on here may recognize it from an event or YouTube. I'm the new owner and there is a little laundry list of things to do to get it back in fighting shape.

My primary machine is a 2018 Street Triple R, so I am already hooked on Triumph through and through.

I'll probably make a separate post in a different section asking advice on some of the repairs that need to be done, but my biggest concern right now is the bend & leaking front forks. Turns out I am having some trouble finding replacements online.


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Re: Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 06:56:52 PM »
Love the way the windshield has been turned upside down and used as a light protector  :001:
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Re: Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 07:23:17 PM »
I like that. :169: I'd consider getting the forks re-chromed. Part of the process is to make them straight again and you'll probably find the chrome will be thicker than the originals.
I've used these http://dynasurf.co.uk/motorcycle-forks/ for various sets of forks.
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Offline julianhj

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Re: Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 08:16:21 PM »
That looks amazing!

Offline jimmy60

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Re: Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 09:27:04 PM »
Cool project and welcome!  :031:
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Offline Stevie.P

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Re: Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 11:39:55 PM »
Hi and :401:
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

We don't stop playing because we grow old .. WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP PLAYING!!!


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Re: Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 12:28:01 PM »
Very cool looking Tiger! welcome bud, have fun on it!  :031:

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Re: Went and got myself a bit of a project tiger.
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 01:01:42 PM »
I've used http://www.hardchromeplating.co.uk/ in the past - I'm pretty sure that they straightened a pair of slightly bent fork legs out for me as well as doing the plating and grinding.
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