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Old 01-26-2013, 06:54 AM   #15541
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Arrived :-)

The bike arrived at the dealer and soon it will be in my garage after the mounting of extra light and heat grips.
I got a long list with recommended mods from Blacktiger, thank you :-)




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Old 01-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #15542
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #15543
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I've posted about this before, but I'll put in another plug for the seat I had Renazco Racing build for my XC. I've been using it for over 20,000 miles now, and it makes a huge difference.

I asked for it to be shaped with a little less dish in the middle, combined with a slightly stiffer foam. A flatter overall shape also means I can scoot forward and backward a couple of inches in the seat, whereas the stock dished shape restricted me to one position.

Here's the seat they made me.











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Mine is waiting to ship out at Renazco. It's been a long process, but after talking to James on the phone, it's going to be worth it. Reviews speak for themselves, but getting the personal attention is just so reassuring. What a nice guy, with lots of stories. Somehow, when he commented that, "if there's anything I can ever do for you, don't hesitate calling" I believed him Can't wait for my new seat.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #15544
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Beautiful HenryII, what is that color?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:18 AM   #15545
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Beautiful HenryII, what is that color?
From his sig:

newborn Tiger 800XC matt khaki green

I like that colo(u)r but I just wonder how easy it is to keep clean
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:22 AM   #15546
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newborn Tiger 800XC matt khaki green

I like that colo(u)r but I just wonder how easy it is to keep clean

Not easy I guess, and polish is kinda off with the matt color :-)
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #15547
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If by proper you mean monoshock. Yes it would. Trouble is, the seat height is already quite high. You increase the suspension travel to that of a T800 & you end up with a 40" seat.
When I bought that I had visions of making it into a British R80GS. And, whilst it could go most places any other bike could go (lovely engine), it beat me to death with its short suspension.
Yes, nice looking bike.
No. I meant after market bits, like a set of Penske/Ohlins shocks and Traxxion AK20 cartridges.

One of the best things to do on a HD XR1200 is to replace the shocks with longer aftermarket models. That jacks up the rearend, which nets more travel and reduces rake.

I'm simply thinking aloud, here.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #15548
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To beak or not to beak.

I have contemplated that age old question (well, since 2011 when I got my Tiger).

At first I thought I had to have one to complete the look of the bike.
A plus was it would annoy some BMW GS owners. But that wasn't a good enough reason.
If the beak did something other than cosmetic (flying mud not a problem for my Roadie).
Maybe if it directed more air to the radiator or air away from me I could justify it.

Hopefully this animated GIF will help others (I hope it animates!).
Otherwise you will see two separate images.

My opinion:
The beak completes the lines or flow of the tank.
But I would have to paint the front fender black so the beak wouldn't look redundant.



Thanks to the person that posted a picture of his bike so I could play with it.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #15549
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984, hurry up and get one! This could be you soon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD6preGN0rM

Good luck with the purchase...Mike
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #15550
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My opinion:
The beak completes the lines or flow of the tank.
But I would have to paint the front fender black so the beak wouldn't look redundant.
Agreed. The nice thing is one could do that with a rattle can.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #15551
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Has anyone done their own valve adjustment (with pics) yet on the 800? Would it be similar to the Daytona once you get to the motor?

Please post up some wisdom if you have.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #15552
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19" Front on Tiger 800XC?

I’m going to go tubeless on my 2011 800XC. Since I have to ride on pavement for 100-150 miles before I reach any decent gravel/dirt roads and two track jeep trails, I was thinking of putting a 19” rim on the front to give it a little more highway bias. I don’t see myself using the bike for tight single track/dual sport rides (I have a street legal XR650R for that) so I won’t be sacrificing any real dirt worthiness for my use.

I was wondering if anyone here has used, or is using, a 19” on the front? Do any of you suspension savvy guys know if it would it upset the balance of the bike enough to make it less stable at highway speeds?

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #15553
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Im going to go tubeless on my 2011 800XC. Since I have to ride on pavement for 100-150 miles before I reach any decent gravel/dirt roads and two track jeep trails, I was thinking of putting a 19 rim on the front to give it a little more highway bias. I dont see myself using the bike for tight single track/dual sport rides (I have a street legal XR650R for that) so I wont be sacrificing any real dirt worthiness for my use.

I was wondering if anyone here has used, or is using, a 19 on the front? Do any of you suspension savvy guys know if it would it upset the balance of the bike enough to make it less stable at highway speeds?

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Between the ABS & the geometry already at the edge of extreme, it's not recommended.
Personally, I would like to see somebody install the roadie wheels on an XC & see what happens.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #15554
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Maybe it's because I just came from a "cruiser," but my XC corners like a DREAM!! Way better than anything I've ever ridden!
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #15555
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Im going to go tubeless on my 2011 800XC. Since I have to ride on pavement for 100-150 miles before I reach any decent gravel/dirt roads and two track jeep trails, I was thinking of putting a 19 rim on the front to give it a little more highway bias. I dont see myself using the bike for tight single track/dual sport rides (I have a street legal XR650R for that) so I wont be sacrificing any real dirt worthiness for my use.

I was wondering if anyone here has used, or is using, a 19 on the front? Do any of you suspension savvy guys know if it would it upset the balance of the bike enough to make it less stable at highway speeds?

Thanks.
I put 8K miles on my Versys which is well known to be a great little canyon carver, and with 4K on the XC I think it's just as good if not faster due to a superior motor. What is it about the XC that you don't like on the road? So you have to give it a little more nudge of counter steer to lean it, but it handles like a dream.

If you are doing any dirt the 21 front is just way better. The GS guys are installing 21's on theirs.

I just don't get it.
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