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Tyres and Wheels / Re: 2-up Pressure
« Last post by D16PJM on Today at 11:05:38 PM »
i went to 36/42 recently and it has transformed the bike for me, feels much better, i found the front a bit slow to turn with the standard pressures.

Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Cramp issue
« Last post by Will Morgan on Today at 11:05:25 PM »
I have the similar, but sorry to say I have no remedy = I just know I'm getting old! Knackered hips & knees, arthritis in my hands & wrists, etc etc. My only solution was to buy a lighter lower bike, but I still have the Tex for touring & 2 up trips.
Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Cramp issue
« Last post by D16PJM on Today at 10:55:56 PM »
Now let me start by saying i am 6ft 2 and can flat foot the bike, i do find throwing my leg over the bike quite high with the back seat being raise but i have an issue.

Ever since i bought the bike i keep getting cramp in my hip, its fine when i get on the bike when i pull it out the garage but if i get off at a petrol station my issue happens, when i get back on the bike i get a terrible cramp in my left hip which only clears if i stand up on the pegs for a few seconds.

anyone else having similar or am i just getting old.

Parts, Accessories & Clothing For Sale / Re: 2012 bits for sale
« Last post by stealingbacktime on Today at 10:47:06 PM »
do you still have the high touring screen ? And if so how much do you want for it ?

Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: be or not to be
« Last post by XCaTel on Today at 10:25:24 PM »
The risers are to bring the bars closer to you as you stand up off-road to save you hunching too much. But everyones rider stance preference can be different, It is an individual thing and you may find stock suits you just fine. Capt'n has an earlier model and lots of folk added risers to those just for road use to improve the ergonomics. I have a 2018 Gen 3 the same as you which have a much improved bar position and many Gen 3 owners seem to think these are fine as is. I did add SW-Motech 20mm risers which in reality are just spacers. This was not for off-road riding though, it just eased the pull on my shoulder blades in normal riding with my short arms. I don't think there are too many using a full on 40-50mm risers on the Gen 3 and I didn't find lots of spare cable to lift them much more than the 20mm either.

Why not find a local off-road riding skills course and get it from an expert on techniques and stance? Hats off to you for pushing your off-road skills on the Tiger, this thing of mine see's a badly made road and that's about it.  :047:
Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: be or not to be
« Last post by mike2411 on Today at 09:22:09 PM »
If you don't mind my asking, how tall are you?
Depending on your height, risers make it easier and more comfortable to stand while off-roading. Simple as that. I have Rox 2" risers on my TEX. Have had them for 6 years. I like them. They work for me.
Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / be or not to be
« Last post by mike2411 on Today at 09:09:46 PM »
Hey everyone, in my quest to conquer dirt on the big bike I hear and read different takes/opinions on "risers". I am in my infancy when it comes to offroading on an ADV bike and I have no idea what the advantages or disadvantages are to having or not having risers. Does adding risers to the bike negatively affect the handling characteristics of the bike when in the dirt? Is it "less" controllable? I have heard that they should be removed if riding an ADV bike offroad because they prevent the rider from standing in the correct position, they get in the way. How true is that statement?

I'm full of offroad questions...I like challenges and this has been one of my toughest challenges that I can remember. I was skittish on dirty but have been practicing the small stuff (working on balance and counter-balancing and getting comfortable sliding the rear-end around and using rear brake/throttle input to help change direction by sliding the rear wheel around) so now I am definitely more confident on the hard stuff. My biggest culprit is is really difficult to stay relaxed when that bike is moving all over the place underneath me, ESPECIALLY IN SAND! Sand and water/muddy crossings are my weakness and I have a really difficult time drumming up any confidence when faced with having to cross sand or water. I have crashed several times on my Tiger, all of them in sand or water/muddy crossings. I am determined to become a good offroad rider on my Tiger but thought I would ask some of those "burning" questions and "risers or no risers" was one of those questions. Thanks!
Tiger Explorer - General Discussion / Re: Gen-3 Brake Recall?
« Last post by tigercraig on Today at 08:56:20 PM »
Recall hit mailbox yesterday.  Yay . . . I think. 
I had somewhere between 4-6000 miles on my gen 2 and pirelli/metz refunded me approx £80. RESULT.
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