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Offline UncleGary

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2020, 12:20:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by kbar800 [+]
Its a bit of a secret between us owners  - the 2012 model is an  engineering masterpiece by Triumph .
8 years owned and runs like clockwork - not high mileage but used in all weathers and mainly 2 up fully loaded.
The Motorcycle press & Dealers would have you believe you need the latest model !. So untrue - but that's what sell magazines & bikes  :492:

Totally agree. My 2012 has been nearly flawless coming up on 67K miles. The few issues that have come up have been dealt with by me at little expense. My last trip was 6700 miles and the Tiger never missed a beat. I am an old guy so my plan is to ride the Tiger until it is worn out...or me.

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2020, 01:03:54 AM »
 :462:A few years ago I was at a dealers when a Rocket owner returned from his first ever ride on a Tiger. Holy sh*t, How longs this been going on???. He bought an XCX on the spot and now has a 900.

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2020, 06:56:38 PM »
2012 seems to be a good year for Tigers. I have a 2012 Roadie and have had none of the afore mentioned faults or recalls in 18,000 miles, apart from my dealer putting the latest map on it. It is me that is wearing out, and at 80 years of age the Tiger will be up for sale shortly. In over 60 years of riding, it is far and away the best bike that I have ever owned., but I am giving up, just downsizing. I will surely miss the Tiger..

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2020, 07:34:23 AM »
Hey there young T-Rever (not that Im older than you). Just wondering if youve considered lowering your Tiger a little. You keep all the travel and only sacrifice a little ground clearance. Of course thats no use if youre looking for something lighter but could be way to keep your Tiger for a few more years at least. With only 18,000miles its barely run in!
Otherwise, what are you looking at to downsize to?

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2020, 08:16:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by T-Rever [+]
It is me that is wearing out, and at 80 years of age the Tiger will be up for sale shortly. In over 60 years of riding,

I regularly have a chat with a boy of 85 still riding but downsized to a 125 scoot. He tells me he's been hammered for insurance since turning 80, CN quoted him 850, obviously don't want him, same with others as soon as he says his DoB. If you, or anybody, know of a broker who caters for the older riders please let me know if we can help him.
Current bikes Tiger800 XRx, Tiger Sport 1050, Ariel FH 650, Yam Serow 225.

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2020, 09:53:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
I regularly have a chat with a boy of 85 still riding but downsized to a 125 scoot. He tells me he's been hammered for insurance since turning 80, CN quoted him 850, obviously don't want him, same with others as soon as he says his DoB. If you, or anybody, know of a broker who caters for the older riders please let me know if we can help him.
Swinton Insurance...cost me 73 fully comp, I'm 71 next January   :002:
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I'm from Wigan me

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2020, 11:51:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by gordybrock [+]
Swinton Insurance...cost me 73 fully comp, I'm 71 next January   :002:

In Switzerland it's the contrary, the younger the most expensive !

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2020, 12:21:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by gordybrock [+]
Swinton Insurance...cost me 73 fully comp, I'm 71 next January   :002:

Thanks for the reply. The old boy said it was ok until the day he turned 80. Any 80+ year old's still riding on here that can advise on insurance for that age group?
Current bikes Tiger800 XRx, Tiger Sport 1050, Ariel FH 650, Yam Serow 225.

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2020, 02:24:16 PM »
My Insurance renewal is up at the end of October, (Carol Nash) so I will be able to give you more info on the price. It is a bit complicated, as I have two classic bikes on a multibike policy. I was 79 at last years renewal.We will see...

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Re: Problems with older models?
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2020, 06:58:59 PM »
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