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Old 03-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #16441
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Air filter, valve check, etc... can be done without removing fuel tank. Unbolt it and swing it up. Support it from above.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:38 PM   #16442
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Air filter, valve check, etc... can be done without removing fuel tank. Unbolt it and swing it up. Support it from above.
As easy as it is to remove why not just remove it? I can't imagine trying to check the valve clearance without removing the tank.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:10 PM   #16443
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Video I made to show removal of fuel tank

Tiger 800 - Fuel tank removal


Hope it can help people.
Got my 6k service due soon so will try to film as much as I can.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #16444
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As easy as it is to remove why not just remove it? I can't imagine trying to check the valve clearance without removing the tank.
Same reason not to remove the airbox when doing a valve check. One more step, one more step, etc... it all adds up. The tilted tank doesn't get in the way at all when checking valves.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:57 AM   #16445
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The tilted tank doesn't get in the way at all when checking valves.
You must be a midget. Do you sit on the airbox whilst you're doing it?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #16446
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I'm not sure if this should go here, but I'm at a dilemma. I recently sold my R6 so I can fund a more touring friendly bike(400-600) mile days. I test drove a tiger 800 at the end of last season and loved it, but I wanted to test a few more bikes before I pulled the trigger. Well I made a mistake and stopped back at that dealer and of course they are having a blowout sale of 2012's. They have one tiger left for $8500.
I now have to either go for it because it will be gone in a few days or pass so I can test other bikes when the salt is off the roads. The other bikes include-
Ducati hyperstrada, Ktm 990 SMT, GS800, and possibly street triple(I know, I know).

I apologize for the wall of text! My main question being...What the hell do I do? haha and is that a price thats too good to pass up?
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:10 AM   #16447
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I'm not sure if this should go here, but I'm at a dilemma. I recently sold my R6 so I can fund a more touring friendly bike(400-600) mile days. I test drove a tiger 800 at the end of last season and loved it, but I wanted to test a few more bikes before I pulled the trigger. Well I made a mistake and stopped back at that dealer and of course they are having a blowout sale of 2012's. They have one tiger left for $8500.
I now have to either go for it because it will be gone in a few days or pass so I can test other bikes when the salt is off the roads. The other bikes include-
Ducati hyperstrada, Ktm 990 SMT, GS800, and possibly street triple(I know, I know).

I apologize for the wall of text! My main question being...What the hell do I do? haha and is that a price thats too good to pass up?
$8500 for a brand new Tiger? Is that a 1050SE or is that a Tiger 800 or an 800 XC?
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #16448
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just the standard 800 tiger. I think I could get him down a couple hundred from that.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #16449
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I'm not sure if this should go here, but I'm at a dilemma. I recently sold my R6 so I can fund a more touring friendly bike(400-600) mile days. I test drove a tiger 800 at the end of last season and loved it, but I wanted to test a few more bikes before I pulled the trigger. Well I made a mistake and stopped back at that dealer and of course they are having a blowout sale of 2012's. They have one tiger left for $8500.
I now have to either go for it because it will be gone in a few days or pass so I can test other bikes when the salt is off the roads. The other bikes include-
Ducati hyperstrada, Ktm 990 SMT, GS800, and possibly street triple(I know, I know).

I apologize for the wall of text! My main question being...What the hell do I do? haha and is that a price thats too good to pass up?
If you've never owned a Triumph triple, I'd go for it. They are one of the best motors in a bike currently, bar none and to get into one for that price is great. The only other bike in your list that I personally would even consider would be the Ducati. KTMs are fun bikes with very good suspension but they are maintenance whores and have had a few niggling problems. I wouldn't go near a BMW F800. They have major fuel pump, injector issues, as well as bearing failures, stator failures... Plus the F800 motor is quite buzzy and down on power compared to the Tiger motor. Post a pic of your new bike. :wink
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:53 AM   #16450
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$8500 for a brand new Tiger? Is that a 1050SE or is that a Tiger 800 or an 800 XC?
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just the standard 800 tiger. I think I could get him down a couple hundred from that.
$8500? An excellent price...even for a used low mileage 800 in tip top shape.

And as Bross said; there's nothing like the smooth balance and delivery of a triple.

I know it's market based, but I would love to see Triumph develop a 400-500 cc triple in a sub 300lb. dual sport/dirt package. Wouldn't that be sweet.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:33 AM   #16451
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You must be a midget. Do you sit on the airbox whilst you're doing it?
It's extremely complicated, you wouldn't understand.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #16452
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video i made to show removal of fuel tank

tiger 800 - fuel tank removal


hope it can help people.
Got my 6k service due soon so will try to film as much as i can.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:39 AM   #16453
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I'm not sure if this should go here, but I'm at a dilemma. I recently sold my R6 so I can fund a more touring friendly bike(400-600) mile days. I test drove a tiger 800 at the end of last season and loved it, but I wanted to test a few more bikes before I pulled the trigger. Well I made a mistake and stopped back at that dealer and of course they are having a blowout sale of 2012's. They have one tiger left for $8500.
I now have to either go for it because it will be gone in a few days or pass so I can test other bikes when the salt is off the roads. The other bikes include-
Ducati hyperstrada, Ktm 990 SMT, GS800, and possibly street triple(I know, I know).

I apologize for the wall of text! My main question being...What the hell do I do? haha and is that a price thats too good to pass up?
I think you should go for it.

After owning an R6, you'll be smitten with the triple engine.

Of the bikes you've listed, two have 17", 120/180 wheel setup. From experience, that'll severely limit the adventure side of things. At least, with the Roadie's 19" front wheel and narrower tires, you'll have ADV tire options. Three of those options are considerably more expensive to purchase and maintain. The STriple is a great bike. But, its 120/180 tires would sway me over to the Roadie. If you're not ever going to do trackdays and favor comfort over outright performance, the Roadie is a better choice. Long-term, I think you'll be happier. YMMV.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:19 PM   #16454
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Tiger

BUY IT NOW !!!!!!

That is a Smokin' hot Deal !
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #16455
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I'm not sure if this should go here, but I'm at a dilemma. I recently sold my R6 so I can fund a more touring friendly bike(400-600) mile days. I test drove a tiger 800 at the end of last season and loved it, but I wanted to test a few more bikes before I pulled the trigger. Well I made a mistake and stopped back at that dealer and of course they are having a blowout sale of 2012's. They have one tiger left for $8500.
I now have to either go for it because it will be gone in a few days or pass so I can test other bikes when the salt is off the roads. The other bikes include-
Ducati hyperstrada, Ktm 990 SMT, GS800, and possibly street triple(I know, I know).

I apologize for the wall of text! My main question being...What the hell do I do? haha and is that a price thats too good to pass up?
$8,500 That is a heck of a good deal. Just keep in mind that the Tiger 800 is not a sportbike. It can be ridden quite hard if you hang off the bike and aftermarket suspension helps a great deal. If you're a regular knee-dragger with your R6 however you will find the Tiger limiting. For myself dragging a peg here and there is a good reminder that I am riding on public roads and should probably tone it down a little.
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