Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

January 5, 2020

Man Cave

Shed | winter organizing at the garage. Shelves, hooks, bins and swept floor. Wireless playing public radio. Just need a kettle and teapot.

December 23, 2019

Curves Ahead

Continuing Fine Weather | with another atypically warm day in late December I was able to visit some job sites on the Tiger. I could zoom up and down Forest Way Drive along the Skokie Lagoons.

December 22, 2019

Low Sun

Solstice Shadows | unseasonably warm temperatures allowed for a ride today. Low fifties and sunny skies as well as quiet roads made for a nice outing. With the handgrip warmers and an electric vest I was toasty. Coffee stop in Lake Forest IL.

December 5, 2019

License

Double Oh Seven | The latest offering in the long running James Bond franchise had its first trailer released yesterday. No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing as the MI6 agent. Of course action will ensue with amazing stunts which include a couple of Triumph motorcycles. A Scrambler 1200 and the all new Tiger 900 are given a run for their money is chase sequences. The DB5 gets a healthy nod in the action too of course.

December 4, 2019

Beau Geste or Bust

Convergence | more promotional bumph for the 2020 Tiger. This time a couple sprinting across some arid scene with full luggage kit. As well as a base model there is a road specific GT model and continent busting Rally Pro model.

December 3, 2019

New Kid on the Block

Triumph Tiger | The new 2020 adventure bike from the canny folk at Hinckley have just launched their latest mid size do-anything motorcycle. It’s triple cylinder engine has more grunt where it’s needed and a lighter weight provides what look like a very capable machine. I’ll post more information as details emerge.

November 29, 2019

Discovery

Traveling | hit the road; lean into a corner; look for a horizon; pack your bags; scour maps; read up on destinations; and put mikes under your tires. There is so much to see out there: places to go and people to meet. GO!

November 23, 2019

Reykjavík or Bust

Iceland | we’re on vacation on the edge of the Arctic this week. This isn’t me on my Tiger, but I sure wish it was! A rugged landscape abounds.

October 28, 2019

Put a Tiger on your Tank

Sight Glass | The Tiger has its very first oil change last week. 500 mile service taken care of and we’re ready to seriously roll.

October 27, 2019

Kodachrome moment

Golden Years | after torrential rain yesterday this morning awoke under crystal clear blue skies. This enabled further enjoyment of the colors that accentuate fall. Cool temperatures very first thing allowed me to use the grip warmers….

October 19, 2019

Leaf Turning

Autumnal Hues | good ride through the changing colors of a Midwest October. It got quite warm (70°F) at times but the air was refreshing.

October 13, 2019

Props

Stand Up | One thing the Tiger didn’t come with was a centerstand. Handy for lubricating the chain; makes tire changing a simpler task; and useful for changing the oil. The latter of which I’ll be carrying out soon for the first service. So today I acquired a purposeful stand that allows me to get the bike upright and off its rear wheel. 40 bucks at Harbor Freight. It’s certainly a handy addition to the workshop!

October 12, 2019

J & R

Pet Tiger | I introduced my folks to the Triumph today. They’ve been visiting for a couple of weeks and had to go and see the green machine.

October 5, 2019

Smiles

Tiger Two | an updated photo of the vintage Triumph bike owner from yesterday’s post. This time with his wife on pillion.

September 27, 2019

Nerf Herding

Princess Leia 1940’s | The earmuff hair-do gives it away. Post war dame takes a racing crouch pose aboard this 500cc Tiger.