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    Congrats Norm. I think Triumph has a great package these days

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    The Tiger is home! I drove up to Triumph Cleveland yesterday to pick it up. I rented a U-haul motorcycle trailer. For $16 a day, you can't beat it. I got home at 2:00 the sun popped out and warmed it up to 50. I thought I'm going for a ride! I did a 60 mile loop, some highway, some twisties, some in town. I can't believe how light this bike feels. The Quick Shift is cool, when I remember to use it! I'm still having trouble navigating the different menus and dash setups. Another thing that is new for me is using synthetic oil. Synthetic oils usually don't agree with my motorcycles. But if that is what Triumph recommends that is what it is going to get.👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by storm 64 View Post
    The Tiger is home! I drove up to Triumph Cleveland yesterday to pick it up. I rented a U-haul motorcycle trailer. For $16 a day, you can't beat it. I got home at 2:00 the sun popped out and warmed it up to 50. I thought I'm going for a ride! I did a 60 mile loop, some highway, some twisties, some in town. I can't believe how light this bike feels. The Quick Shift is cool, when I remember to use it! I'm still having trouble navigating the different menus and dash setups. Another thing that is new for me is using synthetic oil. Synthetic oils usually don't agree with my motorcycles. But if that is what Triumph recommends that is what it is going to get.
    I'm super jelly. Sounds like your havin a great time on that bike!
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    Congratulations, Norm.
    Gotta love the weather clearing up allowing for a ride on the first day of ownership.
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    You will enjoy that.

    And... ah....
    What is the staus of the FJR ??

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    I'm still in the brake in period with the Tiger. I did eclipse the 300 mile mark(5,000 max rpm's for the first 300 miles) now I can go up to 6,000! I'm loving the light weight of this motorcycle. So far the only downside would be lack of storage. I love the glove box on the FJR. I'm working on getting side cases for the Tiger. So many to choose from. I'm liking the Hepco & Decker set up.👍

    The FJR isn't going anywhere. Well it's in the shop now getting a new transmission put it. There was a recall from Yamaha saying there was a 2ed gear problem on the gen 3 FJR's. The FJR will still be my primary touring motorcycle. The Tiger is a very capable touring motorcycle. But with the horsepower and comfort of the FJR it makes it the ultimate touring machine! 🙂
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    Come on Norm......Ride it like you stole it!

    We don't need no stinkin' break-in period!

    Next you will be telling us that you are reading the owners manual......scheech! LOL
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    Ron's telling you right Norm. Break it in hard and it will always run hard. Break it in easy and you will be watching everybody else, trying to keep up.
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    Soft break-in doesn't benefit the engine. It's so the new owner slowly gets used to the bike and don't race off and crash the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
    Soft break-in doesn't benefit the engine. It's so the new owner slowly gets used to the bike and don't race off and crash the thing.
    Humm, do you think so?
    Okay, I am glad I was able to get use to the motorcycle then.
    I have tomorrow off work. The weather is looking good. Maybe I'll ride up to Slymans in Cleveland for lunch. The best Corned Beef/Pastrami in the USA. 😉
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    16 Yamaha FJR1300 (Probably been to a town near you)
    82 1100e Drag Bike (needs race engine)
    81 1100e Street Bike (with race engine)
    79 1000e (all original)
    82 850g (all original)
    82 750e (parts Bike)
    80 KZ650f (needs restored)

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