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Old 08-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #7846
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On the XC, has anyone used the SW Motech sump guard with the Triump center stand? Are they compatible?
Yes, and yes. You can see both in this pic...
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #7847
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Sounds like most have trouble after breakin maintenance and tune.

This is a good point. I wonder if my Tiger has been trouble-free for 10,600 miles because I did all my own service, including break-in...

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Old 08-08-2011, 02:05 PM   #7848
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This is a good point. I wonder if my Tiger has been trouble-free for 10,600 miles because I did all my own service, including break-in...

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Well, hold on. I had the 500 service done at the dealer and my bike was good before and is still good after.
Although, I think I'll tell them to leave well alone when it comes to the 6K service.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:08 PM   #7849
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Very nice.

Very nice black tiger. That's capable enough for me.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #7850
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I've led a trail ride (we call it "green laning") around the Salisbury area of the UK in the company of 9 KTMs of various shapes and one other T800XC.
The conditions were tricky in places because there had been some rain which filled all the puddles. Some very deep. The Tiger held its own very well. In fact I did a lot of waiting for the group to catch up.
Verdict? Very capable.
A small taste of the ride....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0eVj..._order&list=UL
Was the KTM rider at the 46 second mark a member of The Ramblers? His comment, followed by the bike nap at 1:08 made me . Good stuff.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #7851
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Well, hold on. I had the 500 service done at the dealer and my bike was good before and is still good after.
Although, I think I'll tell them to leave well alone when it comes to the 6K service.
Ditto. I will do my own 6000 mile service.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:56 PM   #7852
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I've led a trail ride (we call it "green laning") around the Salisbury area of the UK in the company of 9 KTMs of various shapes and one other T800XC.
The conditions were tricky in places because there had been some rain which filled all the puddles. Some very deep. The Tiger held its own very well. In fact I did a lot of waiting for the group to catch up.
Verdict? Very capable.
A small taste of the ride....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0eVj..._order&list=UL

There were some breakages so we were down to 6 for this photo...


Great pics, and video. Shows the XC is more than capable.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:28 PM   #7853
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:00 PM   #7854
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Damn I love this bike.
Great pics

How did the Cycra guards fit ? Which bracket did you get in the end ? Did you have to bend them to fit ? I have some old Cycras that I may try to fit to the Tigger rather than get new Barkbusters if it's not too hard an installation.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:39 PM   #7855
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Great pics

How did the Cycra guards fit ? Which bracket did you get in the end ? Did you have to bend them to fit ? I have some old Cycras that I may try to fit to the Tigger rather than get new Barkbusters if it's not too hard an installation.
Part one of the ride is up in my thread. The second half later or tomorrow. Really could have used a vise for bending. I made it work. They still need a little tweaking. Protection is great and I love the way they look! Yes, there will be bending and possible curse words involved. I got the the U-clamps for the KTM 03-09 Nekken bars.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:39 PM   #7856
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I'm an avid motocross and trail rider on my CRF450R and pick up this Triumph which is my first street / plated bike. I've had the bike for about 6 weeks and put on about 1,300 miles, I love this bike!

I've added a few goodies to the bike:
  • OEM Skid/sump guard ($174 on eBay)
  • OEM Fog lights ($274 on eBay)
  • GPS (Garmin 1490T, $128 shipped on eBay)
If you're looking for a wide selection of GPS mounts, check out GPScity.com. The GPS mount I'm using is $10, it uses zip ties and works great! I use the same mount on my dirt bike and it has held up to some extreme riding and will be no problem on the Triumph. If you need a new helmet, check out the Airoh S4 enduro helment. It's super light, quiet, and only 1,400 grams. Only about $240 shipped from the UK on eBay to the USA. I have their top of the line Motocross helmet and it's super light at 950grams and they make nice quality helmets that are equally approved and safe as a DOT approved helmet here in the USA.

If anyone lives in the Bay Area or Central California, send me a PM, let's do some riding up in the Sierra Mountains. I have a great trip planned this month from Aug 27-31st, ping me if you're interested. Let's ride!!!

I'll post a video of my most recent Sierra Mountain ride later this week. It was the back roads of the Sierra Mountains to Yosemite. About 18 hours of riding over two days, it was a blast! No trail pics, but once I post the video you'll have an idea of the terrain.

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Thanks for all the great info you should check out this older ride report. Lots of tracks in central california. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=47645&page=1
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:55 AM   #7857
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Part one of the ride is up in my thread. The second half later or tomorrow. Really could have used a vise for bending. I made it work. They still need a little tweaking. Protection is great and I love the way they look! Yes, there will be bending and possible curse words involved. I got the the U-clamps for the KTM 03-09 Nekken bars.
Thanks for the info

That's what I was afraid of. The Cycras I have came off my Husky so they are far from pristine anyway and add in the fact I will need new clamps and plastic bits and the aggro I will have fitting them, I figure I'll just get the Barkbusters.

Have I mentioned I hate installing bar guards
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:29 AM   #7858
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Was the KTM rider at the 46 second mark a member of The Ramblers? His comment, followed by the bike nap at 1:08 made me . Good stuff.
Serves him right for being a wimp and taking the illegal bridge route.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:05 PM   #7859
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Both parts of my RR from the weekend on the Tiger are finished. Last page of the thread in my signature. I love this bike!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #7860
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I've been following this thread religiously. Anybody with a Tiger 800 road have the stalling issue? Just curious, as I've recently learned that the XC has a different tune installed.
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