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February 14, 2018, 05:19:33 AM on

Offline 93TigerBill-2016 (OP)

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Hi,
I have a mad mate who is a determined IBA rider, and is an IBR finisher.
The IBA has a 'Piston Diversity' challenge whereby the rider must ride a single, twin, triple, four and six-cylinder each for an SS1600 k (that's 1600 km in 24 hours) in a short space of time.
This was the 'triple' ride.  I've de-farkled the 'bike, and it's now a 'Garage Queen', only allowed out for Rallies etc (a number of Concours wins already!).

I've been hors de combat since my 'roo strike at 110kph last April, just getting back into riding as of now.
It needed  the cobwebs blown out anyway!

Here's the Ride Report:
http://forum.ironbutt.org/index.php?threads/easy-tiger-piston-diversity-ss1600k-triple.1996/
'93 Triumph Tiger, Caspian Blue, Blue Engine Cases
132,000 km;  IBA #45911

February 14, 2018, 05:33:05 AMReply #1 on

Offline 93TigerBill-2016 (OP)

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The ODO reading should have a "1" in front of it, and it's a pity the 'plate doesn't say '93'!
'93 Triumph Tiger, Caspian Blue, Blue Engine Cases
132,000 km;  IBA #45911

February 14, 2018, 09:45:33 AMReply #2 on

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Yes pity about the plate. They just look so right stock and off course in Caspian  :thumbsup

Having done a couple of 1k km days on a pretty stock Steamer I can believe doing that, I did get a bit better fuel consumption but I've noticed it's even better in the UK, I can only assume it's a factor of the temperature and humidity, though I don't run at the same speeds here either, so not cut and dried.
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February 15, 2018, 03:13:00 PMReply #3 on

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Agree with ST. We probably do achieve better mpg in the UK? I averaged 57mpg on my 2k trip from South Wales up to Scotland for the 2014 meet.
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Great report Bill, thanks.

There's a report somewhere around here of when Ed rode his Steamer and I rode my Girly to the 2011 Border run. There was a 2000k day in that run but the Tigers ate it up. Great traveling bikes
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