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Old 09-20-2013, 04:42 AM   #18541
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Quick, someone talk me out of buying a Tiger 800XC!
Not me. Nope. Never.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:49 AM   #18542
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Not me. Nope. Never.
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Not a chance.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:49 AM   #18543
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You are not going to get any help from me.........
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:56 AM   #18544
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Quick, someone talk me out of buying a Tiger 800XC!
Why? You're going to love the bike!
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:06 AM   #18545
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My other bike is an FJR, the XC is MUCH cooler!
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Yeah, agree. But, but too bad Triumph can't run as cool as my Harleys, Suzukis, Beemers, or Hondas. Just saying.

Seems like they could engineer them a little better. For people who really like to be a man would show their toughness by turning up the heat a little. Now THAT would show whose really believes heat is a right of passage - don't you agree?

The XC is much cooler than my St1300
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:11 AM   #18546
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Thinks I learned last night:

1. Oxford heated grips don't turn off before the battery doesn't have enough power to start the bike.
2. I really should carry the jump leads I have in my garage
3. My co-worked Bobby doesn't have jump leads in his car
4. His GF, however, does
5. She leaves work around the same time as me and works nearby and was happy to swing by to help me out
6. You DO need an car's engine running to start a bike. Well, I did.
7. Bobby is a stand up guy and he picked a winner in his GF

Keep Paying it Forward folks, I will.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:55 AM   #18547
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Quick, someone talk me out of buying a Tiger 800XC!
Once you've owned a Tiger ..........you will never go back! I had someone ask me if I would ever go back to a road bike, I said "NEVER"

Cause they are awesome!

I use mine as an everyday commuter and dual sport on weekends ....... Correction EVERY CHANCE I GET!

Do it!
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:01 AM   #18548
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Quick, someone talk me out of buying a Tiger 800XC!
Absolutely not. Best choice of bikes I've ever made. I have three other models of bikes in my garage, and I choose to ride the Tiger any chance that I get.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #18549
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Thinks I learned last night:

1. Oxford heated grips don't turn off before the battery doesn't have enough power to start the bike.
2. I really should carry the jump leads I have in my garage
3. My co-worked Bobby doesn't have jump leads in his car
4. His GF, however, does
5. She leaves work around the same time as me and works nearby and was happy to swing by to help me out
6. You DO need an car's engine running to start a bike. Well, I did.
7. Bobby is a stand up guy and he picked a winner in his GF

Keep Paying it Forward folks, I will.
Sounds like you need to rewire them into the accessory wiring provided under the tank for the Triumph ones, which is switched with the ignition.
Here's how I did mine http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/...html#msg100658
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #18550
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Quick, someone talk me out of buying a Tiger 800XC!
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Picked this 2007 Victory Vegas 8 Ball up last week.


So, you hit the lottery or what?? 2 new bikes in a month? Or did you turn the Vic already??


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Old 09-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #18551
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Sounds like you need to rewire them into the accessory wiring provided under the tank for the Triumph ones, which is switched with the ignition.
Here's how I did mine http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/...html#msg100658

I'm just jealous the guy is using his grip heaters this time of year. 104F at my house yesterday. It sucks. I've still got probably 2 months til the grip heaters come on.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #18552
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Thinks I learned last night:

1. Oxford heated grips don't turn off before the battery doesn't have enough power to start the bike.
2. I really should carry the jump leads I have in my garage
3. My co-worked Bobby doesn't have jump leads in his car
4. His GF, however, does
5. She leaves work around the same time as me and works nearby and was happy to swing by to help me out
6. You DO need an car's engine running to start a bike. Well, I did.
7. Bobby is a stand up guy and he picked a winner in his GF

Keep Paying it Forward folks, I will.
I always carry the clips that came with my battery tender for that very reason. I have the SAE plug connected to the battery, but still keep the clips underneath my seat just in case. Interesting that the car needed to be running to start the bike. I'd always heard through internet wisdom that doing that was a no-no. And yeah, like blacktiger said, it's best to wire to the accessory lead, or at the very least, into some switched circuit like the headlights. I found it to be kind of a PITA to get mine wired up, but the peace of mind afterwards is worth it.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #18553
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I'm just jealous the guy is using his grip heaters this time of year. 104F at my house yesterday. It sucks. I've still got probably 2 months til the grip heaters come on.
When does Mt Lemon get its first snow?
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #18554
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Quick, someone talk me out of buying a Tiger 800XC!
I know where you can find an awesome used XC ABS down in Evansville.

Sitting on brand new Dunlop TrailMax tires.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:06 PM   #18555
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A lot of help you people were! I asked you to talk me out of buying a Tiger 800XC and did you? NO. The result is there's a new Tiger on the loose in Indiana. Well....not new but slightly used. 2012 with 3115 miles. Orange in color. Arrow exhaust and center stand. I'd tell you what I paid for it but I don't want anyone to cry. I'm a salesman at a Triumph dealer and it came in on a trade for a used Harley-Davidson. It was way too nice to let someone else grab it. I've wanted one for some time and the orange color was my favorite. When it came in I knew I was in trouble.

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