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May 09, 2017, 06:56:46 AM on

Offline 93TigerBill-2016 (OP)

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Hi,
Back on board (see New Member intros).
A few pics - and note the (original) painted engine cases - I've only seen one other, on a '93 Red one (Gold Coast, Qld).




'93 Triumph Tiger, Caspian Blue, Blue Engine Cases
132,000 km;  IBA #45911

May 09, 2017, 08:10:55 PMReply #1 on

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 Very original looking bike! Nice.

May 09, 2017, 10:33:43 PMReply #2 on

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Thx.
The Tiger was heavily 'farkled' before I had the Versys, now most have been removed, except the "Mustang" lowered footpegs, rear wheel hugger, and the H&B bars.
The eagle-eyed amongst the group will have seen the original stickers on the tank - indeed all original stickers in place, as well as the extended rear mudguard.
I'm careful that any mods are easily reversible.
The sprague clutch recalls (2 of) were done by the PO, easier with the top access plate on the engine.
Regards, Bill
'93 Triumph Tiger, Caspian Blue, Blue Engine Cases
132,000 km;  IBA #45911

November 08, 2017, 07:17:17 PMReply #3 on

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Awesome looking bike, simple as that. I love that blue color. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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Just noticed 132,000 Km, so not a low mileage bike either, but I suppose thats the Aussie climate for ya. According to my Hinkley Bible,  Triumph went back to black covers the next model year (94), as they couldnt get the paint to stick properly, seems like they got it to stick to that one ok.
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Just noticed 132,000 Km, so not a low mileage bike either, but I suppose thats the Aussie climate for ya. According to my Hinkley Bible,  Triumph went back to black covers the next model year (94), as they couldnt get the paint to stick properly, seems like they got it to stick to that one ok.
Thx TomBox2, my 'research' showed the same, colour only on the '93's. I've only seen one other in Oz, a Red one, and in both instances, the paint adhesion is fine, although I'm careful not to be too aggressive on cleaning.
There's a fair few of the '93 Tigers in Germany apparently, a mate travels back there every two years, and notices them. Seems they sold in Germany before the UK, regs on plastic tanks it seems.
Regards, Bill
'93 Triumph Tiger, Caspian Blue, Blue Engine Cases
132,000 km;  IBA #45911

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I think the 'peeling' paint issue is due to salt,and wet/damp conditions? All my bikes have been effected. Not so bad on my Daytona due to the fairing. Some BMW's suffer same?
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The coloured casing covers on my hack are holding on better than a few black ones a lot younger.

I heard a story that it was the German importer who conviced Triumph that local owners wanted them, not for long it would seem.
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