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Old 04-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #4771
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My White XC,ABS is being prepped for delivery. In my garage on Wednesday. Dealer also had a Black XC, ABS on the floor unsold. this was Saturday, I would imagine it's gone by now.
good they are showing up.

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If you don't mind what dealer might that be?
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:50 PM   #4772
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I decided on Tuesday I wanted one, after about 10 phone calls I found one in Memphis TN. Saturday afternoon it was in my driveway. Only have put 100 miles on it so far, only problem is I cant seem to stop grinning .
Hey Pitpass, tell us about the crash bars - do they seem to be pretty sturdy and do they stick out far enough to save the cases in a tipover - especially the stator case on the left side?

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Old 04-19-2011, 04:17 PM   #4773
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XC back on the road at Erico in Denver!

I just wanted to let you know the Tiger XC is back on the road and ready for test rides. ericomotorsports.com 303.308.1811 come down and ride it, please don't crash it again!!!!!

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Congrats on the new bike! I'm very, VERY interested in this bike, so I'd love to hear more about your initial impressions and riding reports as they develop. Currently, there's only 1 XC demo in the Denver area and some dufus dumped it on a test ride already! Erico Motorsports is waiting on some parts to get it back on the road. Foothills BMW/Triumph says they have an XC due in this week, so I'm looking forward to a test spin. Still, I'd love to hear more from an actual owner.

Post more photos when you have them, too!

Again... congrats and cheers!
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:24 PM   #4774
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Tiger XC now back on the road again at Erico!

She's ready to roll again, come on down check it out and take her for a spin! ** Just don't crash it

Erico Motorsports
2855 Walnut st.
Denver, CO. 80205
303-308-1811
9-6pm Tues.- Sat.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:13 PM   #4775
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I measured the distance between the crash bar and the engine. Looks like about 1 1/2". The crash bar only covers about half of the stator case, but I believe tip overs would not be a problem. They are made of light weight tubing, but are mounted solid. I could not get any flexing, so that tells me they have the right amount of braces. = OK...IMO
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:50 PM   #4776
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140 miles on the clock. Super loud squeak develops yesterday afternoon from rear wheel area. Rode to the shop. There were some spacers that were mushroomed out. They are going to replace all bearings and seals and whatever else they deem necessary. They're thinking probably just a mess up during assembly. Shit happens I guess.

All in all, I'm glad it was discovered now instead of when the rear wheel locked up on the high way @ 70 mph or, out in the middle of BFN.

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Old 04-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #4777
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Another tank of gas, and another solid 52.5 mpg here. That includes about 50 or so miles of dirt road on the way back from my first service last Friday.

God, I love this bike!
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:17 PM   #4778
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ahhhhhhhhhhh that is the gas mileage we like to hear Lori..see takes a woman to show that this bike can get decent mileage after all!
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:35 PM   #4779
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Growl

I just got word that my new 8xcABS is on the way, should be saddled up by the weekend.

Was getting close to just canceling the order, glad it's finally on the way
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:46 PM   #4780
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ahhhhhhhhhhh that is the gas mileage we like to hear Lori..see takes a woman to show that this bike can get decent mileage after all!





Hey...!

I'm certainly not babying the bike. I'm probably a bit lighter than most of the other riders here, but my hubby is getting very similar mileage on his Tiger (51mpg or so).

And those numbers are calculated. I reset the trip odo today at 188 miles, and put in 3.58 gallons. Sure is nice to fill up the tank once per work week!

And for the really detail minded, I've determined that each one of those little bars on the fuel gauge is approximately 18 miles.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #4781
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after 10000 KM

I bet this bike will be like our Beemer....mileage gets better with more KM put on the bike...wonder what the Triumph Gods are up to Lori....
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:27 AM   #4782
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Putting deposit on white xc as I type. Anyone want my st deposit?
Congrats Jim!
Curious what changed your mind? Did you have a chance to ride the Tenere'?
And did you ride the XC as well?

Not many have ridden and commented on both. Any thoughts?

A good friend will be getting his ST "soon" ... so I'll do a comparo once I've been on it once or twice.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:28 AM   #4783
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More of my accessories have arrived, beak and low seat. So I'll fit the beak outside the dealer, 5 minute job.

Just fender extender, radiator guard & centre stand left to arrive.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:23 AM   #4784
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Had a seat on my local Triumph dealers 800 demo machine. Nice bike, the shop was a bit busy so, I'll arrange a demo in a few months time. Good sized bike, very similar to my Wee, but felt a bit lighter. One thing to look out for will be corrosion - the bike I sat on was VERY corroded for a two month old bike (wheels, brake discs mainly). So for those who are buying one in the UK its definately worth using some sort of anti-corrosion spray (we use a lot of salt/grit in the UK). Still no worse than the corrosion on a Wee, if you ignore things and run it in the winter.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:25 AM   #4785
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I've never owned a bike that I didn't have to do something about the wind protection/buffeting, and I expect that to be an issue here as well.

I see Palmer has brackets out now, and those worked well on my Uly. What about the Triumph adjustable bracket and tall screen?

I know it's still very early, but does anyone have any problems/solutions yet?
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