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Old 09-15-2012, 10:45 PM   #9631
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FYI: You can now get offroad TDC knobbies for the Tiger 1050~~~
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:58 PM   #9632
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I've had a 1050 for the last year and a half and 22,000 miles. Just had the first problem with it. Battery was dead, probably from a bad rectifier/regulator. Our excellent local dealer, Frontline Triumph trailered it to their shop and gave me a demo XC 800 to use.

In 2011 I demo'd both 800s and a 1050 and prefered the 1050 mainly because I'm a big guy and the 1050 fits me better. I have a dual sport and wanted the Triumph for street duty.

Interesting to ride an 800 after being on the 1050 all this time. The things that stand out for me between the two versions of the triple are:

Ergos, the 1050 is a little more sport bike and the XC more dirt bike. I think this difference is from the foot peg location. The 1050 pegs are a little rear set and the XC feels like I'm on my 640 KTM. Also the XC handle bars are wide like an MXer. I like the 1050 seat better. I have more room to move back from the tank. On the 800 2 piece seat I want to sit on the crack between the two sections.

Gearbox, the 800 is a slick shifter for sure! My 1050 is OK but I have to be sure to fully stroke the lever for an upshift to 5th or it will sometimes misshift if rushed.

Engine, the 800 is smooth and quick reving with usable power through the range. The 1050 is too , with more HP and torque. I appreciate the extra power of the 1050 but would be perfectly happy on the 800.

Brakes, the radial front brakes on the 1050 are WAY stronger than the XC brakes.

I like them both and if the 800 had a roomier seat it could be my favorite.....maybe!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #9633
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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.
There are a few reasons for the decision on the 800.
Primarily wanted less weight and something slightly more off road capable than the 1050 but big enough for longer hauls.
After riding both back to back for several hundred miles this last week, i came to the conclusion that one of my ideal bikes would be the xc frame with the 1050 motor .

The 1050 still rocks though for comfortably gobbling up hwy miles.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #9634
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I thought the same thing Ms. R. Too bad the 800 came up from the 675 and not down from the 1050. Just so much grunt from that motor.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #9635
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Sounds like your next bike(yep already) will be the new Explorer XC
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:23 PM   #9636
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Too bad you can't wait until March 2013. Thats when the Triumph Explorer XC 1200 debuts.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #9637
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Do not underestimate the Suzuki Vstrom DL 650.
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Not underestimating the DL650, it's a very capable machine, but it's really in a different league, targeting a different rider group, at a different price point.

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Old 09-17-2012, 02:24 PM   #9638
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Too bad you can't wait until March 2013. Thats when the Triumph Explorer XC 1200 debuts.
Given TDP's comment about wanting less weight, yet still being distance capable, why would waiting for the Explorer XC make sense?

The Explorer XC will likely weigh in around 570lbs (current Explorer) vs 473 for the 800XC and 539 for the 1050? How is that achieving her stated goal? Sometimes, less is more...and the 800XC is a great example of that.

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #9639
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Given TDP's comment about wanting less weight, yet still being distance capable, why would waiting for the Explorer XC make sense?

The Explorer XC will likely weigh in around 570lbs (current Explorer) vs 473 for the 800XC and 539 for the 1050? How is that achieving her stated goal? Sometimes, less is more...and the 800XC is a great example of that.

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800 runs out of steam. Plus the suspension is not fully adjustable. Also peach wears big-girl pants and deserves a big-girl bike like the 1200.

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #9640
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Hey!
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:09 AM   #9641
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thanks

I think I hear this some place.(maybe.. the little voices... in my head...).. It is not the size of the bike... in the adventure... but the the size of the adventure... in the bike,

Nice new ride... I'm looking forward as always to seeing more.... :)
Ride on.....
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #9642
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Hey!
Argue over bike specs in the beasts forum!


How about cleaning products for spokes?


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Old 09-18-2012, 03:02 PM   #9643
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Or how to patch tubes.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #9644
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Felicitations on the new mount DP.

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Old 09-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #9645
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