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Offline Kubik

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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2050 on: May 17, 2018, 12:31:39 AM »
Well not today... Last Saturday me and a bunch of friends did a 700km loop in one day (My hands and some other body parts are still numb). I marked the route with red line on the attached picture. It was amazing. Tiger behaved very well.

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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2051 on: May 20, 2018, 08:26:19 PM »
A good day out, from Northampton to Kirton near Boston to visit a certain Motorcycle clothing and accessory store, then on to Skegness for a cup of tea, onwards via RAF Coningsby (home of the BBMF) to Boston airfield for an unexpected half hour flight around the area before heading back to Northampton. Weather was just right and the car drivers unexpectedly helpful in letting us past.
Last week I had moved the bars to the rearward position by spinning the bottom of the clamps 180 degrees, worked a treat and meant a lot less numb wrist syndrome.

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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2052 on: May 21, 2018, 07:53:34 AM »

Loaded the Tiger up for our first "camper-bike" trip and headed to the MCN Festival at East of England Show Ground, had great weather and bike handled the extra load with ease.

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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2053 on: May 28, 2018, 08:22:39 AM »
Just home from a 10 day camping ride around. Set off on the 18th to Aberaeron for the TOMCC West Wales rally w/e, a wee trip out to New Quay for fish & chips on the Sat. Sunday off to Crooklands in Cumbria for one night, then Strathyre for 3 nights base for a bit of touring, up to Balmacara for 2 nights then down to Luss for one night, set off for home 9.30am yesterday morning, got home 2pm with just one fuel stop & lunch break, 258 miles from Luss to home & one very numb bum. Total ride 1,453 miles in total sunshine, lucky or what.
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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2054 on: May 28, 2018, 09:32:37 AM »
Looks like you had a brill uk ride I find having a beer in the bath sorts out the numb bum  :156:

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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2055 on: May 28, 2018, 12:31:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by lanerider [+]
Looks like you had a brill uk ride I find having a beer in the bath sorts out the numb bum  :156:

Logged in memory bank for next time, thanks, I'll tell the missus. My seat/bum is 90 mins max, 2.5 hrs in the Tiger saddle is too much for my soft ass, even with the comfort seat. Never suffered this with the Sprints, must be the way we sit upright instead of leaned forward with more support.
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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2056 on: May 28, 2018, 12:39:27 PM »
On a long run, I always fill up every 100 miles or so.
The five minutes or so it takes is enough for me to stay reasonably comfortable all day
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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2057 on: May 28, 2018, 07:31:34 PM »
Me bum muscles must be shot, 10 years ago I rode to Swiss border in a day, home to Dover/Calais and onwards, 700 miles on a ST1050 with missus on back. Getting old is shoite.
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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2058 on: May 31, 2018, 09:27:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
..... Getting old is shoite.....

It is, for sure. My both hands were numb for one week after that 700km trip. Feared that I earned me Carpal Tunnel thing. At age 52 not being able to button up my jeans and asking wifey to get me dressed was kinda embarrassing. My gauntlets were the culprit, Triumph's own product and they're great stuff, but made for a piano player's long & slim fingers, I reckon. They're too long yet too tight and my fingers felt like dolmadakis inside them. Thank God didn't cause gangrene  :005:

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Re: Where did you go on your Tiger today?
« Reply #2059 on: June 01, 2018, 06:55:09 AM »
On Bank holiday Monday I done the pilgrimage to the Triumph visitor centre,  well worth a visit and free👌
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