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Old 02-19-2013, 12:59 PM   #15856
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Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #15857
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Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
That's certainly got the Castrol beat by about $2 per quart.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:02 PM   #15858
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Ouch!! That's quite a drop in mileage. I just loaded the Arrow Map for my LV exhaust. Still winter here, but hope to be riding soon. If my mileage drops like that I'll be putting the standard map back on.
Any problem running the Arrow or LV without the Arrow mapping?
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #15859
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Any problem running the Arrow or LV without the Arrow mapping?
No, it ran fine with the standard map and the LV can with no discernible change in mileage. It's probably running a little lean at lower RPM's but LV says it is fine to run it that way.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:26 PM   #15860
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Motorcycle Superstore. It's not cheap.
I found it in stock at my local Advance Auto Parts store for 9.69 quart. Not cheap but cheaper than MS.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #15861
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Ouch!! That's quite a drop in mileage. I just loaded the Arrow Map for my LV exhaust. Still winter here, but hope to be riding soon. If my mileage drops like that I'll be putting the standard map back on.

Im running an Arrow with the map and get 45+mpg on average with panniers and sometimes a passenger. I calculate my milage and gps. I take full advantage of the engines power too. If I was seeing 35 mpg on average and wasnt doing track days I would think I had something seriously wrong with my motorcycle or math skills...Mike
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #15862
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Amsoil motorcycle oil. None better. About $9 a quart
You stole the words right out of my mouth. Best oil hands down!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #15863
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Two questions: 800 XC

1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

What say you?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:30 PM   #15864
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I bought my first bike a few years ago when gas topped $4/gal for the first time. My SV650 will get 55mpg all day (vs the 13.5 of my truck), but since it's a naked, it's not the most comfortable to ride in foul/cold weather. Currently looking hard at a Tiger Roadie, and putting the gas money that would've gone into the boat this year towards the purchase. Just hoping to get closer to the advertised 63mpg than the 40-45 that seems to closer to the norm...
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #15865
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Two questions: 800 XC

1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

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No need for high octane fuel. I haven't driven my car to work in about a year. I am sure there are lots of people that use their motorcycle for their main mode of transport.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:55 PM   #15866
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I bought my first bike a few years ago when gas topped $4/gal for the first time. My SV650 will get 55mpg all day (vs the 13.5 of my truck), but since it's a naked, it's not the most comfortable to ride in foul/cold weather. Currently looking hard at a Tiger Roadie, and putting the gas money that would've gone into the boat this year towards the purchase. Just hoping to get closer to the advertised 63mpg than the 40-45 that seems to closer to the norm...
I'm averaging about 54mpg after 13k miles. I tend to get on the higher end on every vehicle I own. Don't expect to get more than 45mpg. Anything more is a bonus. The 63mpg is also stated for hwy use and really you'd have to have the throttle locked at about 60mph with no wind to get that.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #15867
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Two questions: 800 XC

1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

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1. Just regular, cheapest I can find usually.

2. It's my only vehicle. My Tiger XC and I are buddies, we go everywhere together.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #15868
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1. Just regular, cheapest I can find usually.

2. It's my only vehicle. My Tiger XC and I are buddies, we go everywhere together.
Thats what I want to hear! I've been by the Triumph dealer a few time recently and been dreaming about the XC, it will be mine!
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #15869
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Two questions: 800 XC

1. What grade fuel are you guys using? I'm in Ga, not high altitude.

2. (warning dumb question ahead) Does anyone here use their Tiger 800 as an every day vehicle?

I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner. I'm no stranger to riding in adverse weather and I'm sure with the proper gear, cold/rain isnt much of a problem. I will need to buy all new gear as I have not owned a street bike in about 7yrs.

What say you?
I believe Rob Dirt also uses his XC as his primary vehicle. As far as fuel goes, I run super through her about evry fourth or fifth tank. Don't have a reason other than I have in my mind that she deserves a shot of the good stuff from time to time.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #15870
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I'm planning on an 800 XC this spring but with the recent price in fuel has me thinking about the purchase much sooner. I drive about 22k per year and I could really save some money on fuel using the Tiger as opposed to my 4runner.
You'd have to really calculate it through whether this makes any sense. It's not just fuel consumption that has to be factored in, but the more regular and possibly more expensive services on the bike, you need tires much more often (might even out with the more expensive ones for the car, but I doubt it, I get normally around 40k on a set of car tires, 5 to 6k from the bike), the overall mileage and value hit you take is harder on the bike than on the car, you'll go through some expensive riding gear in a much shorter time, and so on.

So, to make this short: of course it's possible, whether it makes financial sense is a question that's much harder to answer and depends on the real cost you have for your car. I doubt I could use my bike cheaper than my A4.

But the other factor is lifestyle - meaning you might be happier when commuting on the bike and in some areas you safe time (commuter lane use, lane splitting). But you're also less safe. You'll have to balance all that for yourself.
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