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Old 09-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #9616
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Oh thank God. I was horrified that you might be bike-less for an extended period, thus I'd be DP Treadless and might have to work at work instead of read this.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:20 AM   #9617
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Congrats and enjoy TDP
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:00 AM   #9618
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Greetings DP and DP admirers...first time post to this thread, but subbed for a long time.

+1 on the Tiger 800XC...I've had mine a year...a mix of day trips on forest service roads and twisties in N.Ga, TN and W.NC. as well as a couple weekend jaunts around the SE. If I could only have one bike, this would be it...fortunately that's not the case...

I think BMW, KTM and Triumph have nailed it in terms of mid-weight, do-all bikes, but of the lot, the most balanced is the Tiger...and ya gotta love the motor!




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Old 09-14-2012, 11:08 AM   #9619
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Ah, you pulled the trigger...and an XC to boot. Good choice.

Congrats.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #9620
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I think it's high time for a whole new adventure....
stand by...

Welcome to this side of the Tiger world.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:54 AM   #9621
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Peach;

As a one time owner of a Tiger 1050, and currently in the market for a newer dual sport type bike, I am looking forward to a complete ride report from you, comparing the 1050 to the 800.

When is that going to happen?

With pictures?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #9622
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It's a little sparkly, but it'll do ...
Now to get those pesky break in miles 'carefully' out of the way…

There is a short 150 mile ride through Downieville rocky single track and out to Snag Lake next Saturday
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:57 PM   #9623
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I think it's high time for a whole new adventure....
stand by...

Welcome to the club. Glad to see you're still on a Tiger.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #9624
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Congrads on the new ride, very fitting me thinks.

Currently lowering a Street Triple for my wife, it she doesn't fit or like it, look out 800xc!
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #9625
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Nice.

I've had my 800 Roadie since January. The engine and gearbox are sublime. The motorcycle is just so enjoyable to ride.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:45 PM   #9626
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I've ridden neither the 800 XC nor the 1050, but it was always my opinion that the 1050 was a more refined beast… am I wrong? I guess I'm wondering about the pros/cons that lead TDP to this decision.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:53 PM   #9627
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. I can answer that one. An adventure bike makes for more roads to ride on. (or trails). It also equals more cool pics, we hope.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #9628
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What's sad down here in SW Louisiana, closest Triumph dealer is in New Orleans or Houston. Both over 150 miles from me.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:39 AM   #9629
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I've ridden neither the 800 XC nor the 1050, but it was always my opinion that the 1050 was a more refined beast… am I wrong? I guess I'm wondering about the pros/cons that lead TDP to this decision.
For me the 800 was better "out of the box" than the 1050. Horses for courses. Again for me the only advantage of the 1050 is the greater power. In other depts the 800 surpasses it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:03 AM   #9630
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What's sad down here in SW Louisiana, closest Triumph dealer is in New Orleans or Houston. Both over 150 miles from me.
The ride there may suck but the ride home will be awesome!

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