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Old 05-15-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Just put down a deposit on a new old stock 2014 800XC! I'll pick it up next week. 0 miles!

This all started with the idea of getting a KLR as a few of my friends have them. But it just didn't seem to be that good for pavement. Plus, one of my friends' bikes, a 2013, just blew up. He had changed the oil a few months back and never really paid attention to it. Basically ran it out of oil. He was told it was acceptable for a KLR to use up to 1 qt. per 500/miles! Not covered under warranty. So, ix-nay on the KLR.

Then I thought about a Sertao as a Seattle dealer has a new 2014. But, the same concerns over pavement use.

Really didn't want a V-Strom.

Anyway, I always loved the Triumph. My friend at work has a '14 Explorer. I always thought it was awesome but way too expensive for what I wanted to spend. Then I made the mistake of reading the thread about the 2 Canadian girls who got ahold of Tigers and went up to Alaska. I was hooked! Started looking and 2015's were $13500 plus TTL.

Triumph of Seattle had a few 2014's leftover. $10,299. No freight. No set-up. $11,544 out the door. Ran down today and put a deposit on one.

I'm so happy I coughed up the extra $4,300 for the Tiger over a KLR. I would not have lusted over a KLR but I may sleep in the garage now that a black and white Tiger will live there!!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:20 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new Tigger. You will love it!
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:24 AM   #3
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I just did the same thing only on the Triumph Explorer, l sold the 4x4 after coming back from a motorbike holiday in Thailand n got the bike bug again.
I had it narrowed down to 3 bikes 1) Triumph Explorer 2) Yamaha XTZ1200 with electronic suspension set up 3) Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200
The Triumph won out due to its smooth gearbox n engine it's a awesome match, n the bits n pieces you can chuck on em....pick her up on Monday then to put enough K's on her to get the 1,000km service done before l head back north...geeeesh it's a hard life sometimes
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:22 PM   #4
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Just called Triumph of Seattle to tell them I was coming down Friday to pick up my bike. His response? "You picked a good time to buy. Triumph is throwing in an Arrow exhaust, heated grips and fog lights for free on old stock 2014's. Just pay for installation if you want us to do it."

Just made my week even better!!
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:08 PM   #5
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Congrats on the accessory hookup!

I just brought this home tonight (but had to pay for the accessories )



Time to start moving the accessories over from my 2012 Tiger roadie . . .
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:32 AM   #6
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That is a very nice bike! Enjoy!!
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:06 AM   #7
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Congrats on the accessory hookup!

I just brought this home tonight (but had to pay for the accessories )



Time to start moving the accessories over from my 2012 Tiger roadie . . .
That is one gorgeous bike!
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:14 PM   #8
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RyanC,
Did you have those Metzlers installed before delivery?
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Just put down a deposit on a new old stock 2014 800XC! I'll pick it up next week. 0 miles!

This all started with the idea of getting a KLR ...

I'm so happy I coughed up the extra $4,300 for the Tiger over a KLR.
Good choice! The price difference is far less than $4,300... you have read the threads, KLR Owners buy them then start throwing money at them to fix them. They will never get fixed!

How do I know? Adventuring all started with a 2002 V-strom 1000 for 22K miles, then a 2008 oil burning KLR for 24K miles (through 18 states), then a Versys for 17K miles. Now a Tiger 800XCx ... wow the best by far.
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