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Old 04-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #20071
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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   #20072
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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   #20073
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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   #20074
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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   #20075
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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   #20076
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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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Old 04-25-2014, 08:58 AM   #20077
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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.
Don't worry, mines never been back to a dealer in 2 years and 30,000kms. One inmate said to ask about recalls being done, I thought they weren't allowed to sell a bike until all outstanding recalls were done.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:03 AM   #20078
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There are a couple of TSBs, but nothing major (turn signals, for example). If it's a '14, it probably doesn't even apply. The dealer should have all the TSBs done and the latest ECU map flashed. Otherwise, pretty bulletproof.

(And yes, the blue is the fastest...)
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:11 AM   #20079
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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, 07:10 PM   #20080
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So I've finished the break-in period and discovered that my XC has a knack for finding narrow, twisty, & fun WV back roads.
A forecast rainy weekend will provide the opportunity to tinker a bit and I'd like to know if anyone has mounted a Scot-oiler, and if so, where did you connect the vacuum line?
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:23 PM   #20081
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I stopped by the Triumph dealer in Albuquerque a couple of days ago to swap out the tires on my Scrambler. While I was waiting, I realized it was the perfect time to take a test ride. Wanted to test out the Explorer, but they didn't have any available to demo. Sold the last one a day or two prior. Instead they let me take out a 800XC, the same Matte Khaki as my Scrambler. I think the Scrambler wears it better though.

Anyways, after I signed the release and they handed me the keys, I hopped on, and took a little tour of the city. Maybe I'm used to my fully loaded up Scrambler, but the Tiger felt surprisingly light and nimble for a relatively big bike. Felt comfy for my 6'4" frame too. All in all, I really liked it, (except for the sound: kinda reminded me of a circular saw,) and a small part of me wished I was doing my cross country on it instead of the Scrambler. Would probably make the luggage situation easier.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:12 PM   #20082
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The sound of the Tiger 800 is what sold me. My neighbor came by to check out my new 800 Roadie and was impressed how smooth it was.
He rides a Buell thou..
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:40 AM   #20083
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Hyperpro info



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At the time of my internet search the Hyperpro was a bargain compared to the others out there. Still a chunk of change though.

On my sales order:
It is a Hyperpro 460 Emulsion Shock $619.00
15% Online Order Discount -$ 92.85
Hydraulic Pre Load Adjuster $269.00
15% Online Order Discount $ 40.35
Shipping & Handling – Domestic $ 30.00

Total $784.80

The compression and rebound damping are both completely adjustable with high and low speed adjustments for compression damping.
Allen wrench compression adjustment on top and the gold dial on the bottom for rebound adjustment.
We use a rising-rate full progressively wound spring for better absorption of small bumps and pavement "chop" while still offering good control on bigger bumps or for higher rates of speed.

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The shock did smooth out the ride on my initial test run. Now I need to start tweaking the adjustments.


Crab bait

Thankfully I had the standard 800 (no shock reservoir). I don’t know how you got the reservoir out, I could just barely fit the adjustment knob through that hole!
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:00 AM   #20084
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I stopped by the Triumph dealer in Albuquerque a couple of days ago to swap out the tires on my Scrambler. While I was waiting, I realized it was the perfect time to take a test ride. Wanted to test out the Explorer, but they didn't have any available to demo. Sold the last one a day or two prior. Instead they let me take out a 800XC, the same Matte Khaki as my Scrambler. I think the Scrambler wears it better though.

Anyways, after I signed the release and they handed me the keys, I hopped on, and took a little tour of the city. Maybe I'm used to my fully loaded up Scrambler, but the Tiger felt surprisingly light and nimble for a relatively big bike. Felt comfy for my 6'4" frame too. All in all, I really liked it, (except for the sound: kinda reminded me of a circular saw,) and a small part of me wished I was doing my cross country on it instead of the Scrambler. Would probably make the luggage situation easier.
You mention that you may be facing challenges on luggage on the Scrambler. Happy Trail has a rack for the Scrambler now, so you could mount large aluminum panniers.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:07 AM   #20085
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You mention that you may be facing challenges on luggage on the Scrambler. Happy Trail has a rack for the Scrambler now, so you could mount large aluminum panniers.

Interesting. But I've got a Metal Mule rack and a Kreiga Overlander system that I'm pretty happy with. It was just hard and expensive to find a setup that worked, and now it's just interesting finding ways of strapping everything else to the seat.


I was just saying that it might've been easier on a bike meant more for touring than the Scrambler.
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