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Old 01-16-2013, 05:47 AM   #15376
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The 1050 is a great bike with a great motor. My issue is the lack of electrical output as compared to the 800. I run two up in cold weather so I have got to be able to run two sets of heated gear. I hesitate to call the other a thing a problem but I can flat foot my 800. I cant get my heels down on the 1050.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #15377
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Just to clarify my original question, yes, its the 2012 Tiger 800XC that has been on the show room floor of the dealer for quite some time, and that I am on the verge of making an offer on.

Appreciate the many responses. Especially the guy in FL who bought one for a $2100 discount. Sweet deal! Any advice on how to achieve such success? What approach did you take with the negotiations?

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Iffen you be talkin' 'bout me, it's in California . Just pointed out the # of 2012's they had sittin' there, with 2 lonely 2011's. Made the offer and they took it, and got 30% off the center stand and crash bars, free install and re-map with the Arrow cans. They musta been happy with the deal 'cuz they continue to give me at least 15% off everything else I've bought in the last year. Good luck. They'll deal if it's been there all year, and they'll want to sell you farkles, so what's to lose?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #15378
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Unrelated to the discussion but still about the instrument pod, does anybody know if the silver trim ring can be detached from the pod without damage. I want to paint it black as I don't like the visual distraction,
Currently have black electrical tape on it but that only lasts for 6 months before it starts peeling off.

Asked the tech at the dealer but they don't ever go into the pod, just replace the whole unit if there are any problems, of which there have been almost none.

The silver trim ring should come off ok, with a bit of persistence/leverage. I know since I have bought a Tiger 800 project that has a damaged speedo (with part of the silver trim ring missing). It looks like it just presses into the speedo face but with some clips at regular intervals round it. I'll try and take a photo over the weekend if you like.

... and if you do take it off ... can I have it? ;)

p.s. I need a new face for mine. It comes off easily with just 6 screws but Triumph don't sell the just face as a part just a complete speedo for 700+. They say they are tied by the mfr who won't sell it separately like they used to on older models
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:09 AM   #15379
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I was exactly same way until I got more into riding my Tiger.
Now I don't know why anyone would want to see his odometer. Time/distance to destination shown by GPS.
Only reason I always needed ODO was to think when to refuel and to check very roughly when to service (definitely not something I check when riding).
I'd gladly swap odometer on any bike with "distance to refuel" system on tiger (it uses both float and measuring fuel flow to intake).
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #15380
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This is a nonissue to me too. On my V-Strom, which can display the regular odometer instead of one of the trip odometers, I still always had it set to display the trip odo so I could see how far I'd gone since refueling. I came from bikes with no fuel gauges, so I long ago got in the habit of using the odo for that purpose, and on the V-Strom and now the Tiger, that didn't completely change. I still like to know how far I've gone on each tank.

The short odo display on startup is plenty for maintenance schedules, etc.

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:34 AM   #15381
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Quick question for the group. I am in Atlanta, GA and wondered which of the Triumph dealers guys have found the best to work with on 1) the purchase of the new bike and 2) ongoing service. I am planning to purchase no later than Mid March. Thanks for your help.

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #15382
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I guess I fall outside the norm of Tiger 800 owners because I just don't give a shit about the odometer. I never "use" the odometer while I'm riding because I know how many total miles are on my bikes every time I fire one up. Once I'm actually on the road, there are more important things to do. On the other hand, I very much appreciate the two switchable trip odo's because those are functions I use every time I ride and/or gas up.

I can understand wondering why Triumph took this approach because it seems like it wouldn't take much to make switching to the odo a simple one step option. But really, I still don't give a shit. If I had to choose one function that I'm really missing on the 800's cluster, it would be ambient temperature.
I too am with the Dr on this one, I don't use it while riding. With two trip ODO, I use one for daily and the other for cumulative multi day ODO on extended trips. Saves me from doing the mental math (subtract starting mileage from current/ending mileage)...but maybe I'm missing something...why do some need total mileage while riding and think that not having it detracts from the bike?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #15383
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Quick question for the group. I am in Atlanta, GA and wondered which of the Triumph dealers guys have found the best to work with on 1) the purchase of the new bike and 2) ongoing service. I am planning to purchase no later than Mid March. Thanks for your help.

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you may also try the regional forums and ask over there too.. you will probably get a lot more feedback. Triumph shows three dealers in atlanta. looks like two are owned by the same group.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #15384
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you may also try the regional forums and ask over there too.. you will probably get a lot more feedback. Triumph shows three dealers in atlanta. looks like two are owned by the same group.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will post in the regional forums as well. You are right, I had researched the Triumph website and actually went by one of the dealers this past weekend.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #15385
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you may also try the regional forums and ask over there too.. you will probably get a lot more feedback. Triumph shows three dealers in atlanta. looks like two are owned by the same group.
I might add that I believe the headquarters for Triumph USA is in Atlanta as well. That's a huge plus.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:37 PM   #15386
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I might add that I believe the headquarters for Triumph USA is in Atlanta as well. That's a huge plus.
That is a big plus. Well the CFO, also know as the wife, has approved the purchase for late Feb to Mid March, so I am really excited. Even though I have been riding for 40 years, this will be the first time, I have ever bought a brand new bike.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #15387
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...but maybe I'm missing something...why do some need total mileage while riding and think that not having it detracts from the bike?


It's just proof in the pudding, that someone is going to always find something to moan about, no matter how trivial it may be. I mean if all a person can complain about is the fact that the total mileage doesn't show up on the odo at all times, I'd like to think that Triumph did a good job on the rest of the bike.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #15388
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That is a big plus. Well the CFO, also know as the wife, has approved the purchase for late Feb to Mid March, so I am really excited. Even though I have been riding for 40 years, this will be the first time, I have ever bought a brand new bike.
Congrats. It will not disappoint. Duluth, huh? Damn your lucky.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:18 PM   #15389
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Looking like things just might work out with a nearby dealer. Will share the numbers once a deal is hopefully confirmed. For now, I have a few questions I'm hoping others can help me with.

Are there any changes between the 2012 and the 2013 models? All along I've been assuming there are absolutely none but it would be good to have this confirmed. Also, I'm thinking that at the time of purchase I will add a center stand and the additional front lights. Are there any aftermarket options to consider for those two items or should I stick with ones made by Triumph? Are there any additional accessories that you would suggest? Any other issues or concerns I should be thinking about for day of delivery? Many thanks! Will keep you posted.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #15390
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Late to the party. Starting to think (again) about an adv mount and just the kind of write up I was looking for on the XC. Thanks much.
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