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Offline Tiger-Kenny

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Hello from North Herts
« on: October 22, 2018, 08:46:09 PM »
I've just registered with this forum and wanted to say hello.

My bike is a new Tiger 1200XR and after 3 weeks of owning it I absolutely love it.

I previously had a Triumph Sprint ST 1050 which had to go due to several problems it had developed, plus it was proving to have a bit of a cramped riding position for my ageing body to manage for prolonged riding. My wife, in a staggering show of understanding and generosity said I should get a brand new bike to replace it and I naturally agreed with her. I had secretly been looking on the internet at the Tiger 1200 for a few weeks so it was an easy choice to make.

I went for the basic XR version because that was priced at the high end of the budget I had. I think it was very good value. I didn't get any extra accessories because quite frankly I was staggered at how expensive they are. Some of them make cost of the basic bike look like a bargain in comparison.

I've bought a Kappa Explorer top box from M&P for less than two thirds the price of a Triumph one, and got the base plate for it second hand from Ebay for £35. It is in perfect condition and I'm delighted with it. Despite living in Hertfordshire for 32 years I was brought up in the north of England and as a result I am by nature very tight or careful with my money (in this case my wife's money). Old habits die hard.

My wife recently inherited a sack full of cash from her late father. His name was Kenny so I call my bike Kenny the Tiger in his honour.
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Offline TEXICO

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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 08:56:33 PM »
Welcome to the forum and Tiger ownership.



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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »
Welcome !! Excellent idea. I bought my Gen1 3 years ago - saving £5k on the new price - it has a few extras and only had 5k miles on it - needless to say I've put 25k on it in 3 years - not missed a beat - great all round bike.
Only thing I bought was a comfort gel insert for the seat , and axulliary USB power socket and a taller screen. Get a set of engine bars - well worth it.
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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 08:51:03 AM »
Hi  :400: to the forum, good choice of bike and you will find lots of info here on this site. :031:

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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2018, 09:30:39 AM »
I think the entry level XR is 90% or more of the pure enjoyment this bike gives when compared to the top of the range models. WP suspension, fully adjustable suspension (no front preload on the TSAS models), linked brakes, Brembo front, cruise, electric screen and most importantly that engine. Good choice and congrats, there's nothing a sackful of cash can't cure!

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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 10:44:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
there's nothing a sackful of cash can't cure!
Now that's some genuine Leprechaun statement ;-)

Welcome aboard Kenny!

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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 07:24:21 PM »
Welcome to this great forum, from Kenny in Australia.  Good name for a bike.

(I call myself Ken, but some call me Kenny.)

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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 03:41:30 AM »
 :400: to the family, Tiger-Kenny!
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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 12:10:04 PM »
 :400: to the family mate.  :821:
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Re: Hello from North Herts
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 06:57:48 PM »
 :400: aboard  :031:
 Excellent choice  :047: Many happy miles  :305:
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