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Old 10-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #121
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I think he's talking about a small telescopic prop stand which you wedge under the bike on the opposite side to the side stand.
When put in the appropriate place you get three points of contact with the ground. i.e. front wheel, side stand and the trail stand and it'll keep one wheel off the ground.
Right you are Ken...



http://www.endurostar.com/

I however, just made my own out of stainless steel. Get two heavy walled tubes that fit tight together, drill a bunch of 1/8" holes down the inside tube and two holes at the top of the outside tube 1/2" apart. I welded the foot on as it didn't seem sturdy when trying to wedge it under the bike. You can bend the hook in a big vice out of rod stock. Didn't even have to heat it up. My buddy with the one shown had the foot spin on me and the tire slide around on the floor. Mine hasn't moved once put in place. You just hook the thing to the open hole by the foot peg or under a crash bar joint to get the back or front respectively. Must have!

I just realized I have the pieces to make a new one here in case I broke mine. Original is still mint and works perfectly.



Here's the dimensions in case anyone's interested:

Base: 1.625 OD x 1/4" THK
Outside tube: 1/2"OD x .042 THK x 11" long
Inside tube: .405 OD x .067 THK x 11" long
Support hook: .25 OD rod

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #122
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #123
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Right you are Ken...



http://www.endurostar.com/

I however, just made my own out of stainless steel. Get two heavy walled tubes that fit tight together, drill a bunch of 1/8" holes down the inside tube and two holes at the top of the outside tube 1/2" apart. I welded the foot on as it didn't seem sturdy when trying to wedge it under the bike. You can bend the hook in a big vice out of rod stock. Didn't even have to heat it up. My buddy with the one shown had the foot spin on me and the tire slide around on the floor. Mine hasn't moved once put in place. You just hook the thing to the open hole by the foot peg or under a crash bar joint to get the back or front respectively. Must have!

I just realized I have the pieces to make a new one here in case I broke mine. Original is still mint and works perfectly.



Here's the dimensions in case anyone's interested:

Base: 1.625 OD x 1/4" THK
Outside tube: 1/2"OD x .042 THK x 11" long
Inside tube: .405 OD x .067 THK x 11" long
Support hook: .25 OD rod

All 316 Stainless
Endurostar...that's my buddy Steve. Just get one from him for $35....the custom made one is cool but geez, reinventing the wheel?

Seriously...looks good!

They are a must-have in the tool roll for a dualsport or adventure bike. Even with a centerstand, one of these will hold up the front or rear depending on which you need in the air.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #124
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Things might be different in your neck of the woods. but around these parts the warranty does not start until the bike is sold. Demos get a full warranty from the day you buy it.

Mr. Dog is correct for around these parts anyway. If it's a demo, Triumph still owned it, hence no warranty period has begun.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:17 PM   #125
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Mr. Dog is correct for around these parts anyway. If it's a demo, Triumph still owned it, hence no warranty period has begun.
The demo program is a discount or rebate, usually $800 to $1000. Once they go to the dealer Triumph doesn't 'own them'. But they do honor a full warranty from sell date on a demo bike.

AFAIK Triumph quit funding demos but the dealers do them anyway to get the bikes sold. Also AFAIK factory gives a month or two before the $$ are owed for delivered bikes, AKA flooring. Then a dealer usually has a bank that floors them.

Big-4 is stoopid for not offering test rides, especially on their bigger more expensive scooters. JMHO.

I'm surprised this thread is still going.

The F8 is a turd.









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Old 10-20-2013, 10:47 AM   #126
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I'm surprised this thread is still going.

The F8 is a turd.

That could be a compliment .... It's equally relieving on-road or off.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #127
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So where's multistraddler's test ride report?
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:32 PM   #128
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I test rode a f800gs adventure and well it seams like a great bike the engine just didn't feel exciting... Should I go demo a tiger xc and see if it's better? Coming from a crf250l I felt like the f800gsa could go anywhere I have taken my CRF and the power was there but just so linear and didn't make me smile. Hard to spend three times what I spend on my CRF and no have a smile
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #129
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I rode the f800gs and the tiger 800xc
The beemer is just an over priced klr. I LOVE my klr better than the beemer.

However!!!!! I rode the tiger 800 and will damn sure be getting one soon. Liked it better than the 1200!! It feels moee ferrel!

Plenty of power, versatility. Can ride 2 up w my girl
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #130
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I test rode a f800gs adventure and well it seams like a great bike the engine just didn't feel exciting... Should I go demo a tiger xc and see if it's better? Coming from a crf250l I felt like the f800gsa could go anywhere I have taken my CRF and the power was there but just so linear and didn't make me smile. Hard to spend three times what I spend on my CRF and no have a smile
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:41 AM   #131
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I test rode a f800gs adventure and well it seams like a great bike the engine just didn't feel exciting... Should I go demo a tiger xc and see if it's better? Coming from a crf250l I felt like the f800gsa could go anywhere I have taken my CRF and the power was there but just so linear and didn't make me smile. Hard to spend three times what I spend on my CRF and no have a smile

Absolutely yes! Try that 3 cylinder engine and tell us :)


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Old 01-05-2014, 10:21 PM   #132
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:39 AM   #133
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I've had my Tiger for 3 months now and to be honest there are times when I think I should have gotten the F800. The F800 seems a little more thought out, you can toggle data from the handlebar, standard heated grips (at least every model on the floor had them), and center stand. Other niggles on the Tiger, stupid side stand spring/design and the engine heat is definitely noticeable. Otherwise I like the engine, had good power and sounds better. So I am happy with the Tiger, but yes, I occasionally have a twinge of regret.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:35 PM   #134
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I was loaned a Triumph Australia Tiger 800 XC in April 2013 for a 5 day ride here in South Australia. Part of the deal was that I was to allow others to ride it and expose them to the bike. During one of those 'changeovers' I found myself on a F800GS. It was at that point that I knew that I'd own a Tiger and not a BMW. The Tiger performance is exciting and the bike managed the rough terrain with ease.........I bought one when we got home.....no regrets here!!
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:43 AM   #135
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I've had my Tiger for 3 months now and to be honest there are times when I think I should have gotten the F800. The F800 seems a little more thought out, you can toggle data from the handlebar, standard heated grips (at least every model on the floor had them), and center stand. Other niggles on the Tiger, stupid side stand spring/design and the engine heat is definitely noticeable. Otherwise I like the engine, had good power and sounds better. So I am happy with the Tiger, but yes, I occasionally have a twinge of regret.
Don't forget this is Triumph's first attempt at this type of bike. IMO the BMW should be streets ahead after all the experience they've got in this field. My hope is that Triumph is taking note of all the niggles we're having and the next iteration of the Tiger800 & XC will leave no doubt that it is the best in class.
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