New Bike, New Adventure !

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New Bike, New Adventure !

Post by Gaz68 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:58 pm


I’m Gaz, just traded in my trusty Bandit for a Triumph Tiger 800 XRT.

The years have taken their toll and I put myself in the market for a nice upright riding position and a few wee luxuries (heated grips and seats, cruise control, taller screen). Picked the new bike up from Two Wheels Triumph Edinburgh on Friday, and have been totally impressed with it thus far.

Keen to get involved in the adventure scene and get touring early in the spring, so lookin to tap into the experience and knowledge of those on the forum re any accessories and touring kit I might need. Already picked up loads from previous posts, so thx all and will speak soon.


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Re: New Bike, New Adventure !

Post by Tink » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 pm

Nothing like that new bike feeling 😎

Enjoy 🍻😎👍

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Re: New Bike, New Adventure !

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:44 pm

Good luck...

Some detachable hard luggage is nice...but the boxes are silly expensive for what they are.

I got a pair of used Givi panniers locally to me for £40 on Gumtree...quite legit.

Bought a new Givi pannier rack specific to my bike for £90 easy bolt-on.

So, cost in total is £130...and that was pretty much paid for very quickly because they meant I could take my bike to Heathrow on 3 occasions instead of the car and park right next to the terminal for FREE!

Open panniers...take out rucksack with my stuff for aircraft trip, and replace with bike gear. Job's a good 'un!

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Re: New Bike, New Adventure !

Post by Ricalnic » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:49 am

Howdy, where about in Scotland are you ? Tours a plenty on your doorstep, many of which you will likely be familiar with. I’d recommend the borders around Langholm, accessible from Moffat on the west or from Hawick on the east, similarly out by the Gairloch on the west, take in Applecross, Strathcarron or Torridon, all fantastic. And of course the NC500 and variations of depending on how much time you have.
Ireland is only a ferry ride away, and offers some stunning sceneray, quiet roads, and great craic ;)
After that the world is your oyster, and many on here will share their experiences, knowledge, and individual recommendations.

Nice bike BTW, good choice, you’ll not look back

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