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Old 04-24-2014, 10:47 AM   #20056
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I am looking to buy a 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 ABS. Although I'm in Central Florida, just wondering what others have paid for their Tiger. Finally narrowed my dealer choice to St. Pete Motorsports. Read pretty poor reviews on other Triumph dealers nearer me and these guys seem to have the best reputation.

I'd appreciate hearing from other Tiger buyers on their best price. Thanks in-advance. Good riding.

I know it is bit of a haul, but I recommend the Triumph shop in Pompano. They are super friendly, helpful, and love to chill and talk bikes. I live in Miami and head there way anytime I need to buy anything. I just bought an OEM center stand from them 2 weeks ago. Avoid motorcycles of Miami like the plague. And while you're at it...avoid Miami too.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:15 AM   #20057
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I know it is bit of a haul, but I recommend the Triumph shop in Pompano. They are super friendly, helpful, and love to chill and talk bikes. I live in Miami and head there way anytime I need to buy anything. I just bought an OEM center stand from them 2 weeks ago. Avoid motorcycles of Miami like the plague. And while you're at it...avoid Miami too.
Mateos.... What kind of problems have you had with Motorcycles of miami? I got mine serviced there for the 500 mile service and it was a good experience.

granted it wasn't any major job but just curious what your experience was for future reference.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:27 PM   #20058
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Mateos.... What kind of problems have you had with Motorcycles of miami? I got mine serviced there for the 500 mile service and it was a good experience.

granted it wasn't any major job but just curious what your experience was for future reference.
Service folks there are great, just the overall floor experience is a little too sales-y. The atmosphere is rich guys on rich bikes... Good experiences from the parts crew.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:28 PM   #20059
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Let me just say there are a number of post where I bitch about it...lol.

Without any problems, it is a great bike. Fits me well, love the seating position. Rides well, plenty of power for what I need. 2-up is comfortable. Overall great bike. My issues are with quality control. I have had more warranty work billed out to Triumph than the bike is worth. New engine cases for a leaky engine, tires and front end work to try and solve a bouncing front end, fuel pump/gauge issues, and the list goes on. I have 8k on it now and I am now finally able to enjoy it, but it has already soured me. I have owed it for a year, and once the warranty is up in another year, I will probably look for something else.

If I had not experienced any of the issues I have had, I would be recommending this bike like most others have. Guess I got a lemon. If Florida had a lemon law for bikes, it would have been gone long ago. I like the dual sport aspect of it and that is why I really went with it. I never considered the roadie as if I were to go in that direction, I would have bought a sport touring bike.

I don't care for the Daytona shop either. They wouldn't give me the time of day when I went looking to buy. Too busy to talk to me even with no customers in the building.

Check out http://www.mcenthusiasts.com/ as well.

They were a very close second on my dealer choice. Didn't have the XC in stock when I was ready and I wasn't patient enough to wait.
Thanks Cory. I'm sorry you got a sketchy bike. I would be pissed if I had to go to a dealer more than about 1 time on a new bike. I may have to just keep riding my airhead. Thought a more modern bike might attract my wife riding with me as the airhead is a single rider machine. I may have to ponder my decision on the Tiger much more. I do wish you good things in the future with your Tiger. Thanks greatly for all the information, too.

Meteos - you say avoid Miami. I do and I will. Used to drive a lot for a sales
mgr. position I had and Miami even a few years ago must have given me too many ulcers. They will never finish I-95 there. Only time I cast a shadow in Miami is trying to get through it to go to the Keys. Thanks for your tip about Triumph of Pompano.

Sign me, in conclusion, may be getting too old to give up my half a VW.

Safe riding gents.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:57 PM   #20060
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Thanks Cory. I'm sorry you got a sketchy bike. I would be pissed if I had to go to a dealer more than about 1 time on a new bike. I may have to just keep riding my airhead. Thought a more modern bike might attract my wife riding with me as the airhead is a single rider machine. I may have to ponder my decision on the Tiger much more. I do wish you good things in the future with your Tiger. Thanks greatly for all the information, too.

Meteos - you say avoid Miami. I do and I will. Used to drive a lot for a sales
mgr. position I had and Miami even a few years ago must have given me too many ulcers. They will never finish I-95 there. Only time I cast a shadow in Miami is trying to get through it to go to the Keys. Thanks for your tip about Triumph of Pompano.

Sign me, in conclusion, may be getting too old to give up my half a VW.

Safe riding gents.
I hate to be a negative-nellie and sound like an asshat (which I probly am so my apologies in advance), but sheesh, we got one guy on a internet forum that futzed around with his bike for a year and should have just sold it and moved on and that's enough to stop you from buying one? Whatevs.

Never mind the thousands of other riders that love them, and have put tens of thousands of miles on them without a single issue. It was adventure bike of the year with at least one motorcycle magazine, and has taken the market by storm. Deemed 'highly successful' by just about everybody in the business.

The closest bike to it on the market is the F800 BMW and it kicks the crap out of it easily. Often said to be one of the nicest riding motorcycles on the planet.

But that's okay, make your decision based on mr. Cory1848.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #20061
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I hate to be a negative-nellie and sound like an asshat (which I probly am so my apologies in advance), but sheesh, we got one guy on a internet forum that futzed around with his bike for a year and should have just sold it and moved on and that's enough to stop you from buying one? Whatevs.

Never mind the thousands of other riders that love them, and have put tens of thousands of miles on them without a single issue. It was adventure bike of the year with at least one motorcycle magazine, and has taken the market by storm. Deemed 'highly successful' by just about everybody in the business.

The closest bike to it on the market is the F800 BMW and it kicks the crap out of it easily. Often said to be one of the nicest riding motorcycles on the planet.

But that's okay, make your decision based on mr. Cory1848.
Not making a decision - just digesting it all. I know there are plenty of owners who rave about their 800s. I would not buy a new BMW either. Only
thing that gives me pause is that I can usually find a solution to repairs to my airhead although I'm not an expert wrencher. I plan on riding an 800 this Saturday, too. Glad you are enjoying yours.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:41 PM   #20062
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Well, I just ordered an 800 Roadie from an out-of-state dealer since we have none in this State. I'm hoping I get a good one and won't need any trips back to the Dealer anytime in the near future; like hopefully ever.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:39 PM   #20063
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Not making a decision - just digesting it all. I know there are plenty of owners who rave about their 800s. I would not buy a new BMW either. Only
thing that gives me pause is that I can usually find a solution to repairs to my airhead although I'm not an expert wrencher. I plan on riding an 800 this Saturday, too. Glad you are enjoying yours.
Of course, it could be said, ride a Triumph (or Japanese brand) and you won't have repairs to do
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:42 PM   #20064
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Well, I just ordered an 800 Roadie from an out-of-state dealer since we have none in this State. I'm hoping I get a good one and won't need any trips back to the Dealer anytime in the near future; like hopefully ever.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
There really is no triumph dealer in all of AL?
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #20065
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We had one recently but it folded. It was a BMW, Triumph, and MG dealer..
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:47 PM   #20066
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Traded my 2010 Kawi Versys for a new 2013 Tiger in Sapphire Blue. Oh man, what a nice machine this is. That engine sound and kick - intoxicating.

Working thru this thread - up to page 1077!

Special hi to Browneye from former Kawasakiversys forum member Tigerpawed. It's partially your fault. LOL....
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:50 PM   #20067
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Traded my 2010 Kawi Versys for a new 2013 Tiger in Sapphire Blue. Oh man, what a nice machine this is. That engine sound and kick - intoxicating.

Working thru this thread - up to page 1077!

Special hi to Browneye from former Kawasakiversys forum member Tigerpawed. It's partially your fault. LOL....
Hey cool! Welcome to the asylum.

Yep, best move ever. I thought the Versys was fun, the Tiger is just kick-ass!
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:05 AM   #20068
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Well, I just ordered an 800 Roadie from an out-of-state dealer since we have none in this State. I'm hoping I get a good one and won't need any trips back to the Dealer anytime in the near future; like hopefully ever.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
have the dealer check for any recalls to be made before you pick it up. I would assume the new bike comes with everything fixed but it never hurts to ask. Specially if dealer is not close to you.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:11 AM   #20069
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Trouble free XC

The Tiger is now 7 months old and shows 11,000+ miles. I ditched the OEM Scorpions for my preferred Conti TrailAttacks early on. I left the TrailAttacks w/5000 miles on them in Tucson AZ in favor of TKC80's front and rear for the excursion into Mexico's Copper Canyon. Besides tires, oil, chain maintenance and cleaning the stepper motor once it has been trouble free all the way.
From my home to AZ to Mexico and back was 5300 or so miles. Not even a loose screw!
The Tiger seen below with four of the seven GS1200s I rode with. Not one snarky comment from any of the GS riders. When I took this photo six days into the Copper canyon portion of the trip it hit me as to what an advantage I had over the bulkier GSs. My hats off to the BMW guys though. I would not have been riding where I did without their support.

Climbing out of the Barranca de Rio Batopilas, a 7000 ft climb
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:44 AM   #20070
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Traded my 2010 Kawi Versys for a new 2013 Tiger in Sapphire Blue. Oh man, what a nice machine this is. That engine sound and kick - intoxicating.
Psst...don't tell anyone, but Sapphire Blue is the best/fastest color...
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