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Old 05-31-2011, 03:16 PM   #6091
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One person's. It does not seem to be a widespread issue at all, no one else has complained of overheating issues besides that one person.


There's a big thread on the tiger800Uk forum about engine heat. I put in my 2 cents. I don't think it's any worse then any other water cooled bike.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:20 PM   #6092
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There's a big thread on the tiger800Uk forum about engine heat. I put in my 2 cents. I don't think it's any worse then any other water cooled bike.
Words have meaning. The op said "issues with overheating" Now you are talking about engine heat. Which is it?
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:21 PM   #6093
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ADVriders are ADVriders... I respect all bikers disregarding what they ride.. after all... it doesn't matter if you ride a very off road capable bike, with a perfect performance triple engine and a robust front end... a bike which feels very light and is impressivelly maneuverable or....... a F800gs...
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:28 PM   #6094
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if one were to mount a Zumo 660 on the Triumph mount what other attachment do you need?
I used the lockable rubberized touratech mount for protection from vibration and prying hands ...
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:50 PM   #6095
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There's a big thread on the tiger800Uk forum about engine heat. I put in my 2 cents. I don't think it's any worse then any other water cooled bike.
Engine heat ≠ overheating.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:55 PM   #6096
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Engine heat ≠ overheating.
I really have no problem with moderate engine heat but I had though there was another person on here reporting overheating.

I just worry because I live in Phoenix and plan to ride in the summer. So an already hot engine in 115 degree weather might be potential for problems.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:55 PM   #6097
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I really have no problem with moderate engine heat but I had though there was another person on here reporting overheating.

I just worry because I live in Phoenix and plan to ride in the summer. So an already hot engine in 115 degree weather might be potential for problems.
You'll feel heat off the engine of any bike in that temperature.

Some more than others.

It's an airflow issue, I reckon.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:59 PM   #6098
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thanks....now want to hear a secret....why I have been lurking here even though I ride a Beemer....check this out...and don't throw stones...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693154
Sweet! Hope to maybe run into you guys this summer. AFAIK I own the only XC in the state so far. There is a roadie that just made it up but, I don't know the owner. Be nice to see more of them here even if just for a visit.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:00 PM   #6099
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The Tiger engine is SWEET. Sounds great, pulls nicely, is genuinely a delight to ride... down the highway. The tranny is also a dream. With knobbies on rain grooves I didn't feel a single bobble. It is firmly planted and inspires confidence...on the highway.
Here is what I didn't like.
The riding position - pulls me forward more than I like which makes standing awkward and gives me that pain between the shoulder blades.
Low speed maneuvering - Bike became heavy & awkward and did not change direction easily.
Width It may not be much wider than the F800, but it FEELS much thicker between the knees and I feel a little claustrophobic like I am locked into one riding position.

I am a BIG dude and I know that has a lot of effect on handling issues and I know each rider has their priorities. Personally I would sacrifice some highway comfort for off-road capability. I know when I sat on the F800GS, it fit ME perfectly. It made me giggle when I rode it. It didn't flinch at parking lot figure 8's or full lock circles at idle.

So while many people will buy the Triumph and be very happy. I'm buying the beemer.
That's funny.

I had my 1050 in for service, dealer gave me a Tiger 800 as a loaner overnight (dropped my bike off at 7pm, picked it up after work the next day).

I found the seat to peg distance to be pretty short, but the riding position was OK. If I was to be picky, I'd like the bars rotated back toward me a bit.

Low speed handling? I found to be very good, easy to ride circles with the bars at full lock.

I will agree with you on the width. The seat seems to lock you into one position and it's with your legs pretty wide apart...
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:03 PM   #6100
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Sweet! Hope to maybe run into you guys this summer. AFAIK I own the only XC in the state so far. There is a roadie that just made it up but, I don't know the owner. Be nice to see more of them here even if just for a visit.
Well if you see 2 WHITE XC's together that would be us....matching bikes how cute eh?
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:29 PM   #6101
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Happy Trails products of Boise, ID has their products for the 800 nearing completion of the development stage. Below are the only two pictures I have seen and I haven't been there in person. I really like the symmetrical design and will make a perfect place to carry tools and everything that always stays on the bike. The top box shown is huge, yes. They offer different sizes. The panniers will be 7.5" in the middle and taper towards the center of the bike at the top and the bottom.





They also have the crash bars done (no pics yet), and are working on a skid plate. Center stand last on the list of things they will design.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:40 PM   #6102
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Well if you see 2 WHITE XC's together that would be us....matching bikes how cute eh?
Hey Leslie, any concern that it might be hard to give those Tigers up at the end of the ride?

XC's ?????? you guys packing a step ladder for the trip?

Will be following your tour with lotsa interest.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:47 PM   #6103
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Question....what GPS units do you guys recommend? and mounting options you prefer as well? here is another pic of my tiger
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You can remove the GPS bracket and this is what you're left with. Just push a tab and it pops off.

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Old 05-31-2011, 05:50 PM   #6104
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It's all about the ride not what we are riding....yeah right..I am just psyched to get to test this bike in the real world with real regular ADV riders...as for the step ladder....I am getting the low gel seat and Cheryl my other half has a long inseam and getting the regular height gel seat....i am used to not having both feet planted...this bike is no different with the low seat...


Gonna be a blast...hope all of you check in once in awhile...so much to do so little time...bikes are due in next week and we hope to have them as soon as possible right after they are all PDI and stuff....we need to get some kilometers on them...would hate to start out with very very low mileage...
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:50 PM   #6105
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I really have no problem with moderate engine heat but I had though there was another person on here reporting overheating.
I'm the one who has had the overheating problem as in puking coolant, temp gauge maxed and flashing, red temp light illuminated. Bike has been in the shop for 22 days now. Triumph customer service is a f'g joke!
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