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Old 09-06-2013, 08:36 AM   #18376
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Thanks for the suspension info, I plan on doing mine, I also come from a sportbike background and the front is as you describe, I have a Roadie, just recently purchased, plan on similar upgrades, plus more road oriented tires. Set up this way, the bike will make a nice sport tourer capable of hitting a fire roads, I feel the Roadie is more of universal standard, that's how I want mine. A well sorted suspension isn't cheap but is something that is worth doing if you really want to get the most out of your bike.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:54 AM   #18377
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too long, didn't read





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So someone takes the time to write up a review/install that could be helpful to others and you felt obligated to make some dumb ass comment. Good job.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #18378
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So someone takes the time to write up a review/install that could be helpful to others and you felt obligated to make some dumb ass comment. Good job.
+1
I read it even though I have the XC. Really well written
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #18379
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I read it even though I have the XC. Really well written
It was well written and illustrated. Would give me the confidence to tackle it myself if/when I'm ready to upgrade. Certainly directly applicable to the XC as well.

I was hoping he was closer than a thousand miles away.


I had been apprehensive as hell to replace fork seals on my WR as I just don't work on suspension. Turned out to be a total piece of cake.

There is a plethora of help on the internet for any DIY'r, for just about any endeavor - vehicles, boats, technical hobbies, etc.. Would be a shame if people quit posting their knowledge and experience because someone might think would be too lengthy.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #18380
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So someone takes the time to write up a review/install that could be helpful to others and you felt obligated to make some dumb ass comment. Good job.
I see you left out my compliment to P3
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #18381
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I see you left out my compliment to P3
It was TL. He DR.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #18382
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My brother just picked up an 800 Roadie.

That's two Tigers in the family and three Triumphs altogether
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #18383
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Minutia can be fascinating for others who are dissatisfied with their forks.
Not having ventured to the improved side of the fence, I completely understand this comment.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #18384
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So someone takes the time to write up a review/install that could be helpful to others and you felt obligated to make some dumb ass comment. Good job.
Thanks swimmer, and everyone else who chimed in. I'll work on a special how-to for those folks.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:42 PM   #18385
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Wow, that is one awesome writeup.
Agree.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:00 AM   #18386
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My brother just picked up an 800 Roadie.

That's two Tigers in the family and three Triumphs altogether
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #18387
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Test Rode a Tiger 800 Non-XC today

looking for an upgrade for my wife and she asked me to take it for a spin as i flog bikes and tell her what I thought. I flogged it hard and one word....impressive!

Found the bike very quick and responsive. Well balanced, not top heavy at all, the front end never got light on me as I ran through the silky smooth gears hard. I thought the powder was very progressive and even as you pour on the rpm's. I also rode it at very slow speeds to see how that was and it wants to stay upright. It handled the corners well and smoothly.

Just a fun, easy to ride, surprisingly fast Adv bike. So she might be getting a Tiger 800 instead of the a KTM. She also thought the white color was pretty....which is what counts.....that and its a solid performer
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:43 AM   #18388
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Crappy cell phone pic of his first ride out, along with my 955i. He's loving it so far.

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:29 AM   #18389
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Quite personal, don't ya think? Ok, 185.
as are one's chosen spring rate! ;-) Thanks! I think I will try out the same rates although I am 195, I'd like to get back down to my Fighting Weight....I am at my, uh, Reading Weight at the moment.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #18390
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Hey guys, less than a week and already planning on first service. lol. I have a buddy that can supply me with Amsoil, has anyone given the dealer oil for the first service?
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