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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2020, 12:09:13 PM »
also had the bike for less than 2 hours when I managed to f... it up in my driveway with the bike running off the stand on a slight slope :-(

initially thought the damage wasn't too bad until I found out that the radiator got bent when it promptly blew out on me a while later - had to have a new radiator imported and fitted - 600 GBP and with our piss poor South African currency exchange rate, that was a serious loss - luckily the insurance came to the party

but the insurance cheque can't solve the feeling that I was a total twat :-)

fitted top crash bars after that one as the radiator seems to be a bit vunerable (as are the indicators, and the plastic panels around the tank, and, and, and) - great bike but she seems to suffer serious damage in any sort of tumble
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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2020, 01:09:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Q [+]
(as are the indicators, and the plastic panels around the tank, and, and, and) - great bike but she seems to suffer serious damage in any sort of tumble

The plastic side panels on the tank are relatively inexpensive are are sacrificial. They are designed to stop damage to the metal tank which is expensive.

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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2020, 06:54:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
I'll try again then :)

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Thanks for that! Clearly my Ebay skills are lacking  :001:

Gutted that it fell off like that, I even gave her the old test shake to see if she was sturdy, seemed alright..30 seconds later, not so alright!  :172:

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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2020, 09:10:11 PM »
Dude your one of a select group of people who this has happened to. Get into the habit of learning it in gear all the time and it will be safe. I have always killed my engines by kicking down the stand in gear. Roll it on to take up the slack. Job done.

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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2020, 11:16:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by fac191 [+]
Dude your one of a select group of people who this has happened to. Get into the habit of learning it in gear all the time and it will be safe. I have always killed my engines by kicking down the stand in gear. Roll it on to take up the slack. Job done.

Have been doing the same for 11 years I ride and not to blame people, but I am really surprised,
as this is one of the first things the obligatory riding courses in Switzerland teach every rider.

Hell Triumph even put it on the manual of the 2018 models, always park head up slopes and in gear !

Then you can stop at the beach like this and be cool  :017:, what's not to like !

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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2020, 11:49:23 PM »
Jeez, give the poor guy a break.
He did write "clearly a crappy parking job on my part".
He didn't ask for parking advice, he's just looking for a spare part.
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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2020, 05:49:59 AM »
Ditto + :0461:

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*Originally Posted by chuckxc [+]
Jeez, give the poor guy a break.
He did write "clearly a crappy parking job on my part".
He didn't ask for parking advice, he's just looking for a spare part.
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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2020, 08:00:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by chuckxc [+]
Jeez, give the poor guy a break.
He did write "clearly a crappy parking job on my part".
He didn't ask for parking advice, he's just looking for a spare part.
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Well if anyone would have given OP this advice before, his beloved Tiger wouldn't have been damaged and hopefully,
this post does get to save other bikes, don't see the harm in respectfully reminding your bike should always be in gear,
because it obviously isn't clear to everybody, you should see this in a positive fashion.

Nobody made fun of the situation or was rude, you should just see this as sharing experience for better safety, for
people too because I have seen a motorcycle in neutral, fly down a street almost  killing someone walking by, ending
it's course smashed on a parked BMW, this is not trivial.

Wish OP finds parts and repairs the bike without much hassle  :028:.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2020, 08:02:48 AM by Djairouks »

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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2020, 09:18:31 AM »
Agree with above post. I never like to hear people have damaged their bike but sometimes tough love is required.

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Re: Tiger took a tiny tumble - Help!?
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2020, 09:47:29 AM »
As an aside. Fitting a big foot on the side stand also stops the Tiger rolling off the side stand - unless of course you're parked on a 45 degree slope or some such.
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