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Stepper Motor Triumph Tiger 800XC RTW motorcycle adventure

Failed Stepper Motor 6

The stepper motor is a well known problem area on Triumph Tiger 800’s. Symptoms include erratic idling, stalling and failure to start. Well, Tiggers stepper motor finally failed, but in an unusual way. Find out what happened and how I converted to a completely manual setup.


Broken foot Featured Triumph Tiger 800XC RTW motorcycle adventure

Fcuk, I broke my foot 6

This is the kind of story you just couldn’t make up. I managed to break my foot in three places but not as you might expect. Find out how Steve ended up on crutches.


Quito Featured Triumph Tiger 800XC RTW motorcycle adventure

Breathless in Quito

Quito is the second highest capital city in the world, La Paz in Bolivia being the highest. Our Triumph Tiger 800XC had had a rest whilst we were in the Galapagos islands but now was the time to move on. Find out how we became breathless in Quito.


Galapagos Triumph Tiger 800xc RTW motorcycle adventure

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador 2

The Galapagos Islands were definitely on our bucket list of places to visit. Taking time out from our regular travels, we flew from Quito to the islands and spent 8 days on the boat Angelito. We were not disappointed. Click here to see the diversity of landscape and wildlife we encountered on our visit.


Mindo Humming Bird Triumph Tiger 800XC motorcycle adventure

Marvellous Mindo, Ecuador 2

Crossing the equator for the first time on Tigger, our Triumph Tiger 800XC was actually a bit of a non-event! We were heading to Mindo, a small town in the forested mountains north west of Quito. Why was it a non-event? Find out here.


Ecuador Ibarra Flag Triumph Tiger 800XC RTW motorcycle adventure

Welcome to Ecuador 2

Welcome to Ecuador. Discovering new cultures and places to visit is always exciting. Many travellers seem to rush through Ecuador on their way to Peru. We won’t do the same. What’s it like in Ecuador then? Find out here.


Colombia Triumph Tiger 800xc RTW motorcycle adventure

Southern Colombia 2

Colombia has been an absolute delight. Friendly people, diverse countryside, colonial towns, incredible works of art and amazing places to ride our Triumph Tiger 800XC, Tigger. It was time for us to leave Filandia and the coffee region and explore Southern Colombia on our way to Ecuador.


Map Ecuador Triumph Tiger 800xc RTW round the world

Map: Ecuador

This is a fully interactive map of our route through Ecuador on our Triumph Tiger 800XC. It’s been created from track logs captured on our Garmin GPS and then imported, via Google Earth, into Google maps.


Map Colombia Triumph Tiger 800xc RTW round the world

Map: Colombia

This is a fully interactive map of our route through Colombia on our Triumph Tiger 800XC. It’s been created from track logs captured on our Garmin GPS and then imported, via Google Earth, into Google maps.


Medellin Pablo Escobar Office

A Triumph in Medellin: Colombia

The 80 mile ride from Jardin to Medellin was totally uneventful, no land slides or non-existent roads as there had been on the way to Jardin. Medellin, a city of some 2.5 million people, was to be our home for Christmas and New Year and little did we know that we would not spend Christmas alone.


Some Practical Information 2

We’ve had many questions on our travels regarding some of the more mundane day-to-day practical stuff. You know, things like what’s the petrol like, how do you get cash and other such stuff. Well, I decided to create a page with practical information on it for your perusal. If you […]


Coffee Colombia Triumph Tiger 800xc round the world RTW

Beautiful coffee region, a detour and flying high 4

The coffee region in Colombia is a beautiful area being characterised by older villages, rolling hills and mountains and, of course, coffee. After failing to renew our tourist permits in Armenia there was nothing for it other than to explore this area further before we moved onto Medellin. But that […]


Bike and kit list updated 3

It’s been a while since we left home, June 18th 2014 to be precise. Very early on I published a list of the stuff that we carry but there were a number of things missing e.g. toolkit. Well, that’s now been rectified. Our list of clothing has also changed although […]