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    Default A Tiger followed me home!

    Keeping with the "It followed me home" theme. I'm happy to say I picked up a new motorcycle. It's a Triumph Tiger GT 900 LRH (lower ride height). The motorcycle fits me like a glove! I love my FJR, it does what it's supposed to do perfectly.
    However I wanted something a little more user friendly. Something a little lighter. Something I can jump on and ride to work and go for after work rides. The Tiger fits the bill for all of this.
    I wasn't sure about the Triumph brand. But after hearing all the positive things from Jedz. And talking to Larry about his Tiger. I'm convinced Triumph makes a excellent motorcycle.
    I'm having the dealership install the optional Quick Shift and auxiliary lights. Hopefully I can bring it home next week sometime.
    2021 is shaping up to be a great riding year! 👍
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    Congratulations storm! I test rode a Tiger 800 at a dealership about 4 years ago, didn't fall in love with it. I should probably give the brand another shot down the line.

    Again, congrats
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    Nice. Way to go Norm. I've been looking at and saving up for a new (or maybe used) Triumph in my maybe not too distant future. Been looking at the Scrambler 1200 XC, the Street Scrambler and the a new Trident. They have some new Bonneville models being introduced next week as well. Didn't know they mad a Tiger w/ a lower ride height. The Tigers I sat on at the dealership, I had decided, were all way too tall for me.

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    Congratulations Norm.

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    I once did a top end for a guy on a Gen 1 Tiger 900. After the test ride,well, you can guess what happened. I got off the bike without putting the side stand down. When it was too late, I lowered it the best I could to the ground, spine popping all the way down. Remember, them things had like an 8 gallon fuel tank and super high center of gravity. The bike laid there taking a beauty nap until I could get help to pick it up. Still have a sore back from that. I think the new Tigers have much better weight distribution.

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    Great looking bike and sounds like a good all-rounder--my favorite type.
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    Niiiiiiiiiiiice!
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    Good for you Norm. You better bring it to Bedford.

    I can't wait to take it out for a spin ----- you know, just to see how it compares to the little 800 I'll be on.
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    '19 Triumph Tiger 800 Christmas 2018 to me from me.

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    A cougar took me home one night. But I was prettier in them there days.
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    Now you are just bragging.
    Larry

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    '93 Honda ST 1100 SOLD-- now residing in Arizona.
    '18 Triumph Tiger 800 (gone too soon)
    '19 Triumph Tiger 800 Christmas 2018 to me from me.

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