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Old 11-21-2012, 10:26 AM   #15046
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
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The only ones grumbling are the BMW dealers.

My local BMW dealer thought I was out of my mind for even considering a Triumph. They and their elitist attitude. Oh, and problems with the 800GS? Naw, they've never, ever, had any problems with them. Plus, according to them, resale is just horrible on a Triumph, you can't hardly give them away.

Hmmm...go try to find a used one.

Yes, it's the BMW dealers that are grumbling.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #15047
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
thanks...
Once you go Triple....

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #15048
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
thanks...
Go spend some time in G-spot or Parallel Universe if you want to see some real grumbling. Another satisfied Tiger owner here with no regrets.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #15049
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One issue with the XC, not enough time to ride it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #15050
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One issue with the XC, not enough time to ride it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #15051
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Anybody got anything to say about reliability problems with tiger 800? I am about to buy a new bike and choice is tiger vs GS....kind of leaning Tiger, but have heard some grumbling about reliability issues with the triumph. Any feedback out there from Triumph owners?
thanks...
I'm looking at the tiger because I know of one F800GS that has been burned up. 6th gear destroyed because she "rides at high speed for two long...". And on its 2nd engine at 35,000 miles. Of course the bike was in the 2011 IBR, so maybe an extreme use case, but my 650 Versys has more miles and I ride like she does, so you'd think the german engineering would be up to it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:47 PM   #15052
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I'm looking at the tiger because I know of one F800GS that has been burned up.
Hmmm. If you don't consider a bike because of one specific one of that model that fell apart, you might have an issue getting any new bike ...
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #15053
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One issue with the XC, not enough time to ride it.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:54 PM   #15054
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:03 PM   #15055
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Oh boy, hope we dont start the 800gs vs Tiger 800 stuff again. One guy got the banhammer for life out of that one. He was a little over the top.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #15056
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Oh boy, hope we dont start the 800gs vs Tiger 800 stuff again. One guy got the banhammer for life out of that one. He was a little over the top.
Lol Yes he was ;)

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #15057
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One guy got the banhammer for life out of that one.
Hmmm. Don't even recall that - who was that?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #15058
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heated gear controller location?

I've been commuting all fall, temps down as low as 20F, with no heated gear. Doing so with heated grips has made me think how great heated gear would be, so I've just had delivered a heated jacket liner. Permanent mount controller. Looks all very simple to install - except where to mount the controller.

The obvious and easy location would be just below the seat, left side. Easy drill through plastic, can reach when riding. But, right next to the knob is a LED, which would be best placed in one's line of sight. Sure doesn't seem anywhere obvious up at the front of the bike for a mount. Experiences anyone? Otherwise out of sight it goes.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:43 AM   #15059
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I've been commuting all fall, temps down as low as 20F, with no heated gear. Doing so with heated grips has made me think how great heated gear would be, so I've just had delivered a heated jacket liner. Permanent mount controller. Looks all very simple to install - except where to mount the controller.

The obvious and easy location would be just below the seat, left side. Easy drill through plastic, can reach when riding. But, right next to the knob is a LED, which would be best placed in one's line of sight. Sure doesn't seem anywhere obvious up at the front of the bike for a mount. Experiences anyone? Otherwise out of sight it goes.
You can use the Triumph aux light bracket, about 10. Even if you already have the aux lights, you can fit another aux light bracket above that one. I have this set up for my computer switch. Would then be a case of attaching the controller to the bracket.

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:17 AM   #15060
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Hmmm. Don't even recall that - who was that?

It was X-Country Rider, from San Diego. Actually started the Show Us You Triumph Tiger 800 XC photos thread. Now? Persona no grata.
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