Greetings From East Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by mcchoc, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. mcchoc

    mcchoc Member

    Dec 4, 2019
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    Just a quick hello to my fellow addicts.

    I've been riding since 1976 and have just bought a Tiger 1200 XRX -my first new vehicle since the bicycle I had aged 11 in 1966.

    I intended to part-exchange my BMW K1300 S Motorsport against the Tiger, but after a 'final' blast last month, realised that I simply wasn't ready to let the 'Starship' go just yet, and ended up shelling out cash for the Triumph. So I've now retired my 'flying brick' 1997 BMW K1200RS, which I may bring back to life sometime in the future.

    The deteriorating state of the roads was one of the main reasons for buying the Tiger - a test ride back in August totally convinced me that this bike was on my short list - of one. Simply couldn't fault it and almost didn't take it back to the dealers . .

    Having done a couple of foreign tours on rented R1200/1250 GSs, I knew that I just couldn't buy that Boxer motor. For me, this 1200 triple is simply superb - the bottom end grunt of a twin (almost) and the high rev pull of a four (almost). I am due to retire in couple of years, and hope to ride that Tiger till the day I drop.

    I tend to end up either on the Yorkshire coast via the Wolds (Seaways cafe), the North Yorkshire moors or the dales, so see you out there . .

    David McMillan
     
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  2. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
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  4. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Welcome in, enjoy your Tiger. If you post a pickie it'll keep the inmates happy;)
     
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  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  6. Privateer

    Privateer Stand up member
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    Hi David, and welcome. Enjoy your new steed.
     
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  7. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member
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    Hi David and welcome :). May you enjoy your Tiger for many many years to come :cool:
     
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  8. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the family. No addicts here mate just lunatics That's why its an asylum. Do hit the upload a file button bottom right corner and show the inmates the steeds. Keeps them quite whilst nursey dishes out the meds.
    Regards & Ride Safe.
    Joe.
     
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  9. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum David.

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  10. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear
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    Hi and welcome
     
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  11. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Hi David, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  12. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi David and welcome to the forum :cool: looking forward to seeing your rides
     
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  13. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  14. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Hello n welcome :)
     
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  15. mcchoc

    mcchoc Member

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    Thanks to each and every one of you for your warm welcome. Feels like home already.

    I’ll try to post pics of the bikes when I can arrive home in daylight, and when I no longer need to chip the local dogs off lamp posts. Heated bars? I’d need a heated cod-piece to ride in this weather. . .
     
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  16. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Welcome Mcchoc no doubt see you at Seaways at some point. Enjoy yourTiger :p
     
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  17. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    Welcome to the forum
     
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  18. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    Now then, David.
    Welcome to the madhouse!:eek:
    Seaways it is then.:yum
    Roll on summer (spring will do though - I'm not too choosy!).:)
     
  19. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Lol you can't keep a "good bike" down :rolleyes:

    Has Google got a sense of humour or what..... Hardly Dangerous advertising on a Triumph forum page :joy:

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  20. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class
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    Welcome aboard mate
     
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