Some Extras to make Tiger ownership even better
Tool Kit Holder
The standard plastic Triumph Tool wallet is useless. As
a replacement I bought a denim pencil case from a £1
shop. The standard Tiger 1050 tools are shown on the
right and the extra tools I carry are shown on the left.
i.e.a set of Spanners, a set of Allen Keys and a set of
I need to wear glasses for reading small type face. Sometimes
when riding I sometimes use De-Walt Safety Glasses - Bifocal
Readers. They have a normal lens with a small bi-focal reading
section at the lower edge. I bought my +1.5's from the USA on
eBay. They are well made, flexible and comfortable enough to
wear inside a helmet. I ordered a second pair with clear lenses.
Very helpful if I need to read my GPS in detail or look at a map.
When I commuted into London requires I needed eyes in the
back of my head. I fitted Overtaking Mirrors sourced from
eBay. I found it distracting seeing my arm and body in view so
I cut one mirror in half and stuck half on the edge of each
Tiger mirror with silicon. This solution worked and gave me a
wider field of view.
When riding out with other bikes someone in the group might
get a puncture (Especially KTM 950 & 990 Adventures) so I
have bought a Stop & Go Pocket Tyre Plugger. This is used
to insert a mushroom shaped rubber plug into the hole in the
tyre and comes with CO2 cannisters. I also bought an Airman
Mini Compressor ( I have since cut off the entire plastic case
to make it 1/3 the size).
I had to use this puncture repair kit on another bike while in
Turkey and it worked perfectly on the 3,000 mile trip home. I
now carry it if I am going off piste or on a long trip. I also have
a set for my Volvo car which does not have a spare wheel.
I have been looking for a simple, quality camera to take on a motorcycle holiday that
I could switch on and use with one gloved hand. The Fuji AX250 has a nice big
on/off button takes decent photos and has plenty of features. I can easily operate it
one handed. I also like the fact it takes batteries so no charger to lug round. The
AX250 takes 14mp photos and HD720p quality video, it has a 28 to 150 equivalent
lens. The Fuji can take several pictures and stitch them together itself to create a
panorama shot. In 2012 the AX250 cost £50 from Amazon so if I lose it, drop it or
drown it I won't be too upset.
(Paraphrasing the book "To be a King"). You might think that I could Velcro the Fuji
to my fuel cap and use it to take pictures of spectacular scenic views on the move.
You might very well think that. - I off course, I could not possibly comment!