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  1. #1 Lost-In-a-straight-line, Nov 5, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2022 at 4:13 AM
    IMG20221108110457.jpg For I have spanners and no bloody idea what I am doing :joy:

    Just got My grubby little mitts on a Tiger 800XC (12) and I am already up to no good and shenanigans with her.
    Plans are..

    Dual Battery System so that the sod doesn't decide to die on me again.. already done it once whilst trying to set the clock with the engine off XD

    Solar Trickle Charger. So I can bugger off into the wild yonder and get very very lost without getting stranded.

    Update the panniers and backbox (it has what can only be described as water tanks on the sides, custom made by the previous owner)

    Swapping the blinkers out for LED. mainly for visibility.. but bulbs are a pain in the bucket

    Mirrors.. bit ratty.. and look like they came out of the 80's

    Seat.. squeaks like a mouse is in the danged thing

    Tires.. need to get a bit of girth going on. Have a liking for Scorpion Rally STR

    Changing the weird little accessory port for a watertight USB/usbC socket.. There has to be a kit out there somewhere.. damned if I can find one though.

    Brain.. wait.. no.. thats me.. not the bike....

    So I am probably going to be driving you lot a little nuts.. But.. Better Nutty.. Than ..well... No.. I'm just part squirrel.
    But If anyone has any ideas or suggestions. They will be gratefully received and save me from myself.. or at least my bank balance and possibly my sanity.. wait.. no.. thats already long gone haha.

    See you all out on the roads of North Yorkshire... and more.. if I get bored and forget where I was going I may end up in France... wouldn't be the first time.

    The Yorkshire Mad Scientist.
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  2. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

    Nov 14, 2018
    North Yorkshire
    Welcome from another Yorkshireman and look forward to your posts.
    Don't forget to ensure any add-ons are via a fused supply as you don't want any fires now do we :worried:o_O
  3. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

    May 12, 2014
    North Yorkshire
    Welcome to the forum :cool:
    I don't think you can replace the Hella socket with a USB one, you can only get plug in adapters of varying kinds.
    The roads of North Yorkshire were a bit mucky this morning - the aftermath of a trip to Masham.

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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

    Apr 27, 2016
    North West England
    Hi and welcome…
  5. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

    Mar 14, 2018
    Hi and welcome.
  6. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here

    Mar 17, 2015
    Will there be anything left of the original bike?
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  7. Glenn2926

    Glenn2926 Senior Member

    Dec 21, 2021
  8. Markus

    Markus First Class Member

    Oct 28, 2020
    Hi there! Welcome to the forum! ;)
  9. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

    Jun 12, 2020
    WTTF. Pirelli Rally STR's rule OK!:grinning:
  10. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

    Aug 8, 2018
    New Zealand
    Hi Lost and welcome to the forum :cool: look forward to your update threads and a pic of your Tiger
  11. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow

    Oct 3, 2018
    Three Counties
  12. Wouldn't be the first time... Probably won't be the last :joy:

    Well, I am fond of this one particular bolt... It holds the number plate on.. Its half black and half yellow so it lines up with a letter... which is cool.... :rolleyes:

    The Chonkers are already on. Been a busy boy. :p
  13. Give me five minutes... I have a CRAZY idea and a box of bits..
    Yep.. I can taste pennies and sulphur didn't work XD

    Will have to see if I can bump into you at some point. Masham is fun.. The Middlesmoor run up past Leighton reservoir is my usual go to if I need a blasting of the cobwebs.
    Although, I tend to scare the hell out of people who go with me. Grew up in Lofthouse so I know the roads to an unnerving degree.. and may go a little too fast for some peoples liking...

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