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Hi everyone,

I am a newer rider who really loves Triumphs. I want a new bike that I can take the wife on for long weekends and want to be able to ride long distances in comfort with luggage. The tiger seems great with the upright position but I have a 30 in inseam. Feet dangling at stoplights is not my idea of comfortable. Can the tiger (or sprint for that matter) be lowered without ruining the riding aspects that make Triumphs so great? I am comfortable on the Rocket which has a 29 in seat height that might be the way I go but I also would like abs. This leaves the Tiger and Sprint. So what are your thoughts?

Also anyone know how the center of gravity on the Tiger or Sprint compares with a cruiser? I have never riden a sport bike before but I want something the wife will want to keep riding for miles at a time. She loves the smooth triple.

Thanks everyone,
 

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Hi Dave,

If you have a search under "lowering" in the "Tiger Mods & Bolt Ons" and "Workshop" sections, you will find loads of posts on how to lower both front and back ends. The Tiger is a great long distance bike, very comfortable with a 250mile tank range.

Steve.
 

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Dave,

I had the same concern about height. I have a 30 inch inseam and have no problems with the Tiger. I can't flat-foot the way I could with a Cruiser, but that doesn't take long to get used to, but I would recommend getting a good pair of boots.
 

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I am also short riding is OK but I would like the bike to be lower to the ground. if you go on the triumph website under accessories you will find a lower seat they are not out yet but my dealer says there working on them tman :cool:
 

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It is fairly easy to lower the pre-'04 (I think that is when they went to the new swing arm) bikes. It takes about a half hour and the only part you need is a spacer for the chain guard. Some people cut the side stand (I didn't) and the center stand is probably useless. There are many posts about this.

Also, all of the pre-'07 tigers have an adjustable seat height so try the lowest setting. As stated above they are working on a lowered seat for the '07.

One warning, if you going to change to an aftermarket seat (like a Corbin), make sure it is not wider than the stock seat as this effectively increases the distance your legs have to travel to get to the ground.

The Tiger is absolutely spectacular for the use you describe.

Fred
 

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Thank you all for the great insight. People on this forum are so helpful. The wife wants the safest possible bike. Can you put crash bars on the new Tiger? I have read about many on this forum who "tested" the crash bars on the old Tiger. If they are available maybe that would be a good idea too. Also how is the center of gravity on the new tiger? Anyone know? Thanks again for all your help. :)
 

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Hi at 5'7'' and 281/2" inseam I am qualified to answer, it ain't ever going to be a cruiser, but with a Hagon shorter shock its a superb bike. Mine has the 25mm shorter Hagon and the forks dropped 30mm through the yokes(triple trees?). I have modified both the centre and side stands.

It will always be a tall trail inspired bike, my yamaha Serow(XT225) was the last bike I could plant both feet, but you get the long travel suspension and loads of other pluses over a standard road bike/cruiser.

No problem with crash bars there are loads.

Hope this helps.
 

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On 2007-02-09 14:10, CATUCK wrote:
Hi at 5'7'' and 281/2" inseam I am qualified to answer, it ain't ever going to be a cruiser, but with a Hagon shorter shock its a superb bike. Mine has the 25mm shorter Hagon and the forks dropped 30mm through the yokes(triple trees?). I have modified both the centre and side stands.

It will always be a tall trail inspired bike, my yamaha Serow(XT225) was the last bike I could plant both feet, but you get the long travel suspension and loads of other pluses over a standard road bike/cruiser.

No problem with crash bars there are loads.

Hope this helps.
I believe CATUCK is refering to the 06 and previous Tigers. To my knowledge there are no crash bars available for the 07, however a couple of companies are already marketing frame sliders.

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I have a 29" inseam and ride a stock Tiger no problem. I have always had similar styled bikes so have got used to it. Just takes practice.
 
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