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Old 02-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #15691
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I've had my 2011 Tiger 800 for a few months now. I got it used with only 800 miles on it. The previous owner had it for 16 months and hardly ever rode it.

BTW, my bike should be in a Givi ad. I didn't plan it, but I ended up with a Givi Airflow windscreen, Givi engine guards, and Givi luggage - E21 saddle bags and an E38 trunk that's about 12 or 14 years old. I also added a Tiger XC radiator guard. Now the bike is ready to tour.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:22 AM   #15692
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The marketing seems to be winning as we stop believing that almost any bike can navigate along dirt and gravel fire roads just fine.

For example:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...enture-travel/
You're right but it depends how quickly and comfortably you want to do it. I swapped from a Scrambler to my XC and it's chalk and cheese. The longer travel suspension of a proper "adventure" bike makes the dirt sections so much easier. If fact I also prefer the XC on the tarmac.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:02 AM   #15693
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Swopped the panels from mine Sunday from Orange to white, I deffo prefer it in white thats the colour I wanted in the first place but couldnt find one !!!

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #15694
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:22 AM   #15695
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Swopped the panels from mine Sunday from Orange to white...
What do you mean by "swapped the panels?" You mean you swapped the tank and beak? Did you trade with someone, or how did you get the white tank?

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #15696
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Yeah Mark. He posted over on T800 and said he swapped with someone from Ebay. I'm not sure if the guy was selling the parts or just selling the whole bike but willing to swap.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:12 PM   #15697
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Our small gathering of Tigers for our annual Carrizo-Pozo run turned out to be all white Tigers.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #15698
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Nice photo, Browneye. That's funny. Rob Dirt and I ride together quite a bit and both our bikes are white as well.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #15699
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From my experience, not only are the white ones the fastest, they have a plusher ride and handle better
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:15 AM   #15700
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From my experience, not only are the white ones the fastest, they have a plusher ride and handle better
You've clearly never tried a black one. They're so fast no-one can see them. Especially at night.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #15701
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Our small gathering of Tigers for our annual Carrizo-Pozo run turned out to be all white Tigers.

That's brilliant. It's like two fingers up to all those doubters on BMWs. The Tigers are out there doing it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:57 AM   #15702
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Tiger 800 - ABS ON or OFF?

Hey all - Planing a ride in Canyonlands early April. In reading past posts on this subject there appears to be differing / divergent opinions regarding advisability of using ABS "off pavement" (particularly on down hills) I've tried both (ON / OFF) & not sure I notice any huge difference. Tho - I have yet to tackle terrain like "Hogsback" or other noteworthy declines. So looking for advice from you more experienced off road folks, specifically with 800 tigers, since its ABS seems better (worse?) than others. This is my 1st ABS bike - so have no experience to compare to. Any thoughts ? Thanks, j
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #15703
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I never turn mine off unless I am faced with steep slopes. Some people turn it off as soon as they hit dirt, most do not.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:12 AM   #15704
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I always turn mine off. I'm so used to locking the rear that ABS screws me up. I can't tell the front even kicks in, but the rear pulses way to slow. It locks, releases, locks, releases, & I end up taking way to long to stop.
Practice emergency stops on a level dirtroad. I usually lock the front & rear & slide to a stop for practice. When I do this with ABS on, I can't tell the front is pulsing but the rear is rediculous.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #15705
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nice a whole fleet of triumph xc's
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