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Old 09-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #9646
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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 .
Great choice for Baja!
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #9647
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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 .

When you are ready let me know and we can bump your new Tiger 800 by 20 ponies. (16 with just slip-ons)

Congrats on the new bike. IMO it is the best All Purpose bike EVER!
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:08 PM   #9648
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Love the new bike TDP.
That will most likely be my choice when/if my 1050 dies.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #9649
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im now leaning towards that new KTM1190. I hope it comes to market soon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #9650
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I went to the motorcycle museum in Solvang last week. I saw this and realized that my Tiger XC is 60 years younger...





Cheers,

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #9651
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Sighting!

Peach, I saw you yesterday! My wife and I were waiting in a particular line and I saw this 1050 accompanied by a cruiser and a couple of clues made me do a double take. I said "that's the Darth Peach!" and my wife, not being an ADV reader, got a bit of an explanation. Visiting this area from Arkansas.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:17 AM   #9652
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peach ,did you have to go thru this before they sold you your bike ?

http://rideatriumph.com/icons-portla...kar-adventure/

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Old 09-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #9653
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peach ,did you have to go thru this before they sold you your bike ?

http://rideatriumph.com/icons-portla...kar-adventure/

rj
That is straight up ADVRider motorcycle porn right there. Looking forward to seeing TDP's adventures on the new ride.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #9654
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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?
Yes you are. From my demo rides, while the 1050 is a blast, the 800 XC is definitely more refined. Maybe you were confusing it with a BMW 800 with its rougher engine?

Congrats on the new awesome bike TDP!
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:09 PM   #9655
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Well, just back from a 9 day trip to Canada on the 1050.
Give me a few days to organize pics and thoughts, but I'll leave you with a few of the things I learned:
A fried stator on day 2 of a trip in the middle of eastern Oregon is not a great thing,
the kindness of strangers is overwhelming,
the k1200 has an amazing headlight spread,
always carry jumper leads
and Vancouver Island still has some of the best sunrises.





More to come……….

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #9656
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:56 AM   #9657
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Ahh the curse of the fried stator strikes again. Happened to my old 1050 a few months after selling it. The German aftermarket replacements don't do a good job according to the new owner. He went with a Triumph part in the end.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:03 AM   #9658
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the kindness of strangers is overwhelming
True that. people are good wherever you are. sometimes the most unlikely looking person turns out to be super hero :)
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:14 AM   #9659
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Hello DP - Haven't stopped in for quite awhile. I am surprised you bought a new bike! I almost bought one of those too. But my son told me to go smaller yet. I was coming off of an old KTM 950 I've ridden the continent with.

So I bought this:


My favorite thing to do is buy a new motorcycle . Hope you enjoy your XC as much as I enjoy my 690 thumper.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #9660
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....sometimes the most unlikely looking person turns out to be super hero :)
Try black steel toe work boots, Levi's, and a leather Harley Davidson jacket aboard a K1200 S

He ended up being more like a guardian angel for the day with 2 wheels instead of wings.

Story on that in a bit…



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