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Offline lucfcb

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5000 km Portugal
« on: April 18, 2019, 07:08:55 PM »
Honda is our brand ... everything is Honda, no better bikes than Honda ... and then, i got myself a brandnew Tiger XRT (after some serious testing and comparing ...)

Within 3 weeks I'll jump on the lady to cover some 2500 km from Brussels to Lisbon. (and back 2 weeks later). only small roads (crossing Spain, France, and all the way the Douro valley ...)

Now, my compagnons (all riding Honda of course, my son in the first place - Africa twin) are already hoping my Triumph failing on me ... So here's my question, what should I have a look at, (or having looked after by my dealer), or what spare parts do I need?

Wish you all a great riding season by the way ...

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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 10:06:42 PM »
Hi and :401:

IMO I would just pack whatever you would have packed on your Honda, no reason to expect a modern Triumph to be less reliable.
As someone who has never carried tools or spares (including 40yrs of owning my 1979 Bonneville) I certainly don't carry any on my Tiger, other than a tubeless tyre puncture kit and RAC breakdown/recovery cover card (which is bought for car cover).
I don't know about overseas but in the UK new Triumphs come with initial 12 months free RAC (UK) breakdown/recovery cover.
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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 08:47:28 AM »
2018, I bought a new Tiger Xrx, did the 600ml service then did an Alps & Dolomites tour with some serious climbs and distance covered. From Falkirk Scotland / tour / back , no issues whatsoever, and great fuel consumption.
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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 01:55:53 PM »
I hope your Triumph blows those arrogant Honda owners out of the water. haha

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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 02:51:20 PM »
got my XR new in Nov 18, after the 500 ml service rode it to Basel (Switzerland) and back to run it in, I take no spares, just a decent small toolkit and puncture outfit...i'm prepared to work on it for 30 mins before I call breakdown.

and so it should be, .I don't see that as anything unusual/impressive, any new bike should do 2k mile trips without any fuss, its a given norm afaic.....

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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 04:57:32 PM »
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 Do you think a plastic japanese bike could do this??
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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2019, 07:48:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by FROGY46 [+]
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 Do you think a plastic japanese bike could do this??





why wouldn't it......and lots probably did, long before Hinckley even existed.... :015:

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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 01:58:41 PM »
Bought new May 2016. Had the first service (oil change) and went from Greece to Holland and back. 10000km flawlessly enjoyed. Only thing i did need was oil top up about midway. But only about 300ml. So if it burns some carry with you a small amount

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Re: 5000 km Portugal
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 08:17:57 PM »
Thanks, nice movie, first time i saw this ...

Choose my ride carefully, and I don't doubt my Tiger will prove to be a trustful mate on my trips.
Imagine one of the Honda's having a little trouble  :007:  Hell no ... motorcycles are to be ridden ..  :031:

Enjoy your trips and ride safely ...
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