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Old 05-31-2011, 05:29 PM   #6136
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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   #6137
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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   #6138
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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
SW-Motech
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   #6139
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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   #6140
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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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Old 05-31-2011, 06:06 PM   #6141
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Are you aware that you can adjust the spring pre-load? I cranked it up yesterday and had the wife on the back. She said it wasn't bad but likes the RT better.
Funny, my wife likes the Tiger better than the RT and frankly so do I. I think the RT is going to sit.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:25 PM   #6142
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Words have meaning. The op said "issues with overheating" Now you are talking about engine heat. Which is it?
My bad. You right.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:38 PM   #6143
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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.
Seems to be trouble free. I'd suggest checking in at the UK Tiger 800 forum.
They got the Tigers about 2 or 3 months ahead of us. A few dozen "regulars" post there. No overheating issues that I've seen.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:44 PM   #6144
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JimJim - Whats the deal ? Did it do this from very beginning ? Have you talked with triumph or just dealer ? Curious as to what they might be telling you. I can certainly understand your frustration. Seems like something blocking water jackets or bad casting somewhere. If they just removed thermostat - run bike - it would rule out a few things & the obvious would begin to reveal itself. 250 mi & so far, only 5 bars max on my XC temp gauge.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:49 PM   #6145
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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!
Jim, who is your dealer?
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:55 PM   #6146
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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...
Wow! That should be a fantastic time!
On your trip thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693154

You mentioned you're sponsored but are covering all your own expenses. Are the Sponsors providing the bikes for you? Are they test press demo bikes or are you buying them as your personal bikes? Just curious what your sponsors are actually providing for you.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #6147
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Back from another ride bike now has 4800 miles, not horrible for the month :).

A friends driveway down in the Ozarks.


Runs on 87 octane and butterflies .


On a separate note the bike has developed a slight clunk under hard braking. This can be felt through the bars but not the brake lever (not abs kicking in). Does anyone have an fsm yet that cares to comment on the headstock adjustment procedure?
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:57 PM   #6148
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good chance to really compare BMW to the Tiger eh? We are very lucky gals!

Good questions about the sponsors....we get the bikes on loan...fully kitted out...that's it...we have KLIM giving us a suit...and Jesse luggage will go on the bike...more about that on the RR thread eventually....we keep the KLIM and luggage and who knows what will happen to the bikes..we will see after the trip...we are on our own for the trip in general but representing Triumph and our dealership....and we get to try out a whole new 2012 bike that was made for us....2 White XC with ABS...
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:13 PM   #6149
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JimJim - Whats the deal ? Did it do this from very beginning ? Have you talked with triumph or just dealer ? Curious as to what they might be telling you. I can certainly understand your frustration. Seems like something blocking water jackets or bad casting somewhere. If they just removed thermostat - run bike - it would rule out a few things & the obvious would begin to reveal itself. 250 mi & so far, only 5 bars max on my XC temp gauge.
Here's my post from 5/19:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=5803

Since then they tried a new radiator, didn't work, still overheated. The next plan of attack was to pull the water pump which I guess involves pulling the exhaust and bottom sump and I don't know what all. I don't have a service manual. I haven't talked to the service manager since Saturday May 21st when the radiator swap didn't work. I've called Triumph customer service in Georgia 3 times last week and everytime was promised a return call by Pete, head of customer service apparently. He has not once called or tried to call. I want a new bike. I don't want a bike that's been torn apart by some 20 something kid training on my Tiger 800. Just a few more days in the shop and it will be classified a lemon under Ohio law which would be a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:33 PM   #6150
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If it aint Radiator, thermostat or waterpump (or blocked hose) - all external - it's gotta be a blockage internally. since its not a common problem - it was probably assembly error or bad part. (I once had a malformed gasket with a 'tab' on it, that partially blocked the waterjacket to head - on a ford - not XC) Lucky you! either way - hope you get a new one out of it - bad way to start a trusting relationship. Good luck Jim - hopefully resolved soon! j
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