Saturday, February 26, 2011

Oh, to be the best

Even Ducati wants a Tiger, Italians never were.... subtle.

Then there is Scion's attempt

Ford's more famous Sunbeam Tiger

I finally have my Tiger running now, I replaced the stepper motor that controlled the Idle Air Control Valve. The electrical gremlins have been rousted out of hiding and sent packing.

(stepper motor)

Unfortunately, the gremlins moved out of the garage and made it as far as the driveway where the car was parked and claimed the Body Control Module as home sweet home.

The car left Trobairitz stranded Friday morning. I highly recommend becoming a member of AMA with automatic renewal as it includes their towing service which saved me an expensive tow charge to the dealership.

The Tiger is now our main mode of transportation for a week while our one and only car is in the shop. I guess the saddlebags will go back on the bike so we can fetch some groceries. We'll either no longer take the car for granted or simply learn to live without it.


  1. lol - love the tiger tail! When are you getting one for your Tiger? :)
    I'm sure it would be much classier on a Triumph.

    Just read Trobairitz's post - Sorry to hear about the car troubles. Be safe out there this week, and may the showers never catch you!

  2. Glad to hear the Tiger is fine. Bummer about the car. What is that old line: "If it isn't one thing, it's another."

  3. Wow, what a paint job on the Ducati, even the wheels are painted.
    I wouldn't mind having the Sunbeam Tiger ;-)
    Sorry about the car trouble.

  4. Glad the bike is running again. I am planning to tap on your window in the near future despite your post about no tapping on the window. Watch for it.

  5. This reminds me of a time when I had to go grocery shopping on my Virago. I loaded up the saddlebags and the tank bag that I had. It was a great lesson in not taking the car for granted. Also, it gave me just one more reason to ride my bike.

  6. Do you have a Gremlin bell?? LOL..maybe put one on the car too. :)

  7. @bluekat - I thought about getting the tiger ears and tail from aerostich but a certain local Rebel rider has them as her signature gear.

    @Circle Blue - no kidding.

    @George - My favorite Tiger after Triumph's is the Maxwell Smart car.

    @Irondad - Glad to have you back, we missed you.

    @Dr. Gonzo - get another bike already.

    @Ken - that's funny, I don't have a gremlin bell because I'm not superstitious, but now I'm beginning to wonder.


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