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Old 07-03-2011, 05:22 AM   #6916
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Hey if anyone is not liking the stock seat, we highly recommend the Triumph gel seats. We r riding with them on both bikes and they rock! Triumph got the gel seat right and look no further.
I did 200 road miles yesterday on the gel seat and it was a great improvement. Still not cross country capable for me but much better. Now I will modify my stock seat. BTW on my second tank of gas I got 50 mpg according to the ODO. Not sure how close that is to GPS miles but I am happy. Most of the time 65-75 mph on county roads.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:03 AM   #6917
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no real hot weather yet

we have done over 2000KM on the gel seats and for us they have been nearly perfect, When we stop for fuel we are still feeling as though we could keep going. As for an alternative to the stock we think they are grand, One thing we should have brought was our Alaskan Butt pads. No matter what seat we use the Butt pad adds that little extra comfort. But for this trip we are riding just with the seat, plain jane. As in anything we do to the bikes in general, seats are subjective but we have nothing to complain and they look great too!
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:10 AM   #6918
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Tires

Word to the wise: don't ride an English bike during Independence weekend... George Washington will put a screw in your rear tire (3" deck screw to be exact).


I'm ordering a new rear from motorcyclesuperstore.com, but they have two versions of the Scorpion Trail 150/70R17: one is "G spec" and one is not. I know the F800GS uses G spec, but does el Tigre 800?
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #6919
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I don't know of any bike that doesn't have blisteringly hot frame rails when driving for a period in hot weather.

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But on this bike, the riders inter knees are tucked in against the frame rail. Needs a shield, at least in the summer.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:03 AM   #6920
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I'm ordering a new rear from motorcyclesuperstore.com, but they have two versions of the Scorpion Trail 150/70R17: one is "G spec" and one is not. I know the F800GS uses G spec, but does el Tigre 800?
Doesn't it say what spec the tyre is on the side wall? Anyway, that looks like it should be repairable.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #6921
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Doesn't it say what spec the tyre is on the side wall? Anyway, that looks like it should be repairable.
Easily repairable. But to each his own. Two ways to go:
1. plug it and ride. (keep an eye on pressure for a week or so after)
2. Take tire to tire shop and have them do an "inside patch".

Good enough for the CHP, good enough for me. I've ridden thousands of miles on plugged tires. If done right ... pretty safe.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:28 PM   #6922
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My 800xc test ride

I took an 800xc 2012 model for almost 40mile ride yesterday. The bike was so sweet. I have mostly ridden a full fairing bike so this naked bike thing is new. The engine was really smooth just as I had read. I didn't drive it REAL hard as it was not mine. But I did TEST it, and I am sold. We have no dealer in Arkansas. I hope this wont be a big issue. Susp was a little stiff, but that can be adjusted. Never had anything long term but a Honda, it is now for sale, as well as my F650GS. Hope to post my new xc photo in a few weeks. Thanks for your comments.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:53 PM   #6923
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I took an 800xc 2012 model for almost 40mile ride yesterday. The bike was so sweet. I have mostly ridden a full fairing bike so this naked bike thing is new. The engine was really smooth just as I had read. I didn't drive it REAL hard as it was not mine. But I did TEST it, and I am sold. We have no dealer in Arkansas. I hope this wont be a big issue. Susp was a little stiff, but that can be adjusted. Never had anything long term but a Honda, it is now for sale, as well as my F650GS. Hope to post my new xc photo in a few weeks. Thanks for your comments.
Shouldn't need a dealer, we've owned 3 modern Triumphs and all have been completely reliable needing only regular maintenance. Congrats on your new Tiger.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #6924
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #6925
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...I've ridden thousands of miles on plugged tires. If done right ... pretty safe.
Same here.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #6926
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I've put 1200 km on my Tiger so far. I love it. I took it into the Nordegg Alberta area for some offroading. The stock tires are crap in gravel. Time to put some more aggressive tires on it. I think the Heidenau K60's are looking like a good choice.






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Old 07-04-2011, 03:22 AM   #6927
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Hey if anyone is not liking the stock seat, we highly recommend the Triumph gel seats. We r riding with them on both bikes and they rock! Triumph got the gel seat right and look no further.
Do the gel seats have a different shape or profile than the stock seat? What about height?

While the stock seat isn't a huge issue for me, there is definitely room for improvement.

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Old 07-04-2011, 04:14 AM   #6928
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The gel seats come in standard and low height. The shape of the standard height model is the same as the stock seat. The difference is its firmer. I have mine set high in the front and low in the back to get a flatter seat. Still not a lot of room to move back and forth. I can verify what someone said about leaving the bike in the sun. The seat does get hot and retains that heat for many miles.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:48 AM   #6929
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[QUOTE=E-town dirt dude;16314113]I've put 1200 km on my Tiger so far. I love it. I took it into the Nordegg Alberta area for some offroading. The stock tires are crap in gravel. Time to put some more aggressive tires on it. I think the Heidenau K60's are looking like a good choice.

Nice Pics!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:12 AM   #6930
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Slip-ons & Remaps

Will someone explain why the Arrow Slip-on for the 800 Tiger requires (or at least recommends) a re-map and and other brands of slip-ons do not require or recommend a remap?
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