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Offline mcchoc

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Greetings from East Yorkshire
on: December 10, 2019, 12:16:20 PM
Just a quick hello to my fellow addicts.

I've been riding since 1976 and have just bought a Tiger 1200 XRX -my first new vehicle since the bicycle I had aged 11 in 1966.

I intended to part-exchange my BMW K1300 S Motorsport against the Tiger, but after a 'final' blast last month, realised that I simply wasn't ready to let the 'Starship' go just yet, and ended up shelling out cash for the Triumph. So I've now retired my 'flying brick' 1997 BMW K1200RS, which I may bring back to life sometime in the future.

The deteriorating state of the roads was one of the main reasons for buying the Tiger - a test ride back in August totally convinced me that this bike was on my short list - of one. Simply couldn't fault it and almost didn't take it back to the dealers . .

Having done a couple of foreign tours on rented R1200/1250 GSs, I knew that I just couldn't buy that Boxer motor. For me, this 1200 triple is simply superb - the bottom end grunt of a twin (almost) and the high rev pull of a four (almost). I am due to retire in couple of years, and hope to ride that Tiger till the day I drop.

I tend to end up either on the Yorkshire coast via the Wolds (Seaways cafe), the North Yorkshire moors or the dales, so see you out there . .
Last Edit: December 10, 2019, 12:21:00 PM by mcchoc

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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 12:22:59 PM
 :400: to the family  :821:
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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 05:25:33 PM
 :400: aboard. Enjoy that new triple! :821:
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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 08:02:40 PM
Welcome aboard!  :001:

Photos are always welcome - a photo of the Tiger, the K1200 and of course, the push bike that you had new in 1966!  :016:

Would you care to add the cafe to the cafe recommendation thread...

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,18967.0.html
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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 09:41:49 AM
 :400: To the forum, lots of friendly folk here willing to help with tech issues, :031:

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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 08:08:07 PM
*Originally Posted by Tiger Lad [+]
:400: To the forum, lots of friendly folk here willing to help with tech issues, :031:

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Just don't ever leave for the dark side again and buy a GS.... we'll never, ever, forgive you (or at least some of us won't)  :001:

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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 01:48:14 PM
Welcome and good choice of model, all the important things and a large saving over the more expensive one.
Member of the PEMC Motorcycle Club and loving it. Touring and meets are my passion in retirement, with a group of like minded people. :)

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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 02:54:52 PM
Welcome from across the water!

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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #8 on: December 12, 2019, 09:21:25 PM
Welcome from Ireland! Great bunch on this here forum with lots of shared knowledge.

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Re: Greetings from East Yorkshire
Reply #9 on: December 12, 2019, 10:26:34 PM
Welcome - great bike  - think you will enjoy it. Nice choice of other bikes - been there myself but I think the Tiger triumphs them all lol !  :002:

 


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