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Old 04-30-2011, 06:58 PM   #5221
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Like many I have not read through the entire thread, yet. So forgive me if this is a 507 or what ever number it is. I did my first mpg check on the .8K Tiger today and came up with 46 mpg. Considering I am still riding like a grandmother breaking in her first bike on Sunday, I am a little disappointed, but not surprised.

On the plus side I think she sounds like a Porsche.

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Old 04-30-2011, 07:28 PM   #5222
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There is a black XC at Western Powersports in Langley with SOLD on it....so, who out there has not picked their bike up yet

i belive he is in the navy and is currently deployed.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:29 PM   #5223
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Would like to know the same.

Considering trading the HD on an 800 or 800XC or maybe go the other direction and trade for a HD XR1200X.......OR.......keep the HD Glide and trade the 1050 for one of the 800s but gotta say, after riding HDs for 11 years I'm loving the power of the 1050 and don't want to give it up if the 800 series is significantly down in performance compared to the 1050.
The 800 is, in fact, down about 10 hp from the 1050 but then again it also weighs quite a bit less as well. So in the big scheme of things I'm not so sure it's down in performance. The character of the engine is very different. On the 1050, the magic number is 6000 rpm. On the 800 it's about 4000 rpm.

The 800 doesn't really feel like it's down on power compared to the 1050, perhaps because it feels more nimble overall. I would say the low-end torque is perhaps not quite as robust as the 1050 but the 800 will still pull cleanly from low revs. Just not quite as quickly.

I'm very happy with it and I certainly don't feel like I've given up power or performance. It's just sized a little better for me.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:00 PM   #5224
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I had a lovely second ride on my XC today. Spring is slowly taking hold here and I actually removed a few layers from my riding gear. Like many I'm a bit of short arse; I found it easier to get my feet down when I didn't have multiple layers of clothing restricting my movement. I'm coming from a 250cc bike so the tiger is a huge increase in power and speed. Surprisingly, at least to me, it doesn't feel any more difficult to handle once I'm going. I rode mostly pavement today but took it for a few kms of woods road; i felt a little uncomfortable with my lack of 'big bike' experience and chickened out
I hit some soft sand and she dug in requiring way more muscle than I'm used to expending in this situation. I'm sure the tiger is capable but it will take some more practice on my part before I can take it where my li'l XT250 can go. I'm not dismayed just realistic. The upside is it's extremely comfy. Seat, bars, pegs, all of these feel great. It's really hard to stay under 5000 RPM, something happens at 5500 that leads me to believe there's a whole other world of grunt there, even the tone of the engine changes from sewing machine to....I don't know yet, Ive only had a glimpse.
On another note, the centre stand really needs a heavier spring or some kind of retainer. It makes quite a racket off the pave. Ideas anyone?
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:20 PM   #5225
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I'm loving the power of the 1050 and don't want to give it up if the 800 series is significantly down in performance compared to the 1050.

I rode my 1050 to the shop to test ride the 800, just to answer the exact same question for myself. I have an XC on order and they only had a roadie as a demo. I looked at the roadie as closer to the 1050, and was considering trading the 1050 in on the 800.

I found it an amazingly quick well balanced bike that pushed me into corners faster than I had thought I would take them.

But get it out of the twisties and it just reminded me that I wasn't on my 1050. It just didn't feel planted at speed, was getting blown around by the freeway traffic, and was clearly missing the punch of the one liter torque.

I am hoping the suspension changes on the XC will correct the planted feel, and I'll trade the cornering for the torque... but I'll keep my 1050 as well, thank you very much.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:44 PM   #5226
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When you made a deposit on your bike, did you receive any confirmation from Triumph about your order? Or all you've got was the dealer receipt of the sales order?

My dealer got an orange XC non-ABS on April 1st. I wanted a white XC ABS so put $1000 down. They actually were on the phone with someone from Triumph USA and asked when they could expect a white XC ABS if they had money in hand and the guy said end of April/early May. He said white was the easiest color to get. The dealer took my email and said that Triumph would send me a message on the status of the bike but I never got anything from Triumph. My bike showed up on April 20th so really can't complain. The process went really smoothly for me... but that doesn't sound like the norm.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #5227
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Another happy Tiger 800 ABS owner, love it!

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #5228
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:47 AM   #5229
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Worth the wait?
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:31 AM   #5230
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Rob,

What was your wifes/girlfriends impression of the passenger accomodations, and how tall is she?
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:16 AM   #5231
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Of course it's worth the wait. I knew that from the demo ride.

My wife has not ridden on the back yet, but she did say it was comfortable. She is 6'1" tall. Her main concern is the wind coming off of the windshield.

I will post up after her first ride.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:34 AM   #5232
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Went to look at one in person, finally. It was outfitted with all the accs you can get. Bags, crashbars,lights, etc. One thing that concerned me was, every mounting point for the crash bars was to the motor itself. That just doesnt seem like a good idea. Anyone else have concerns about this, incase of going down and busting a mounting point.

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:51 AM   #5233
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The first thing I did was move the handlebars. The stock position says to line up the clamp gap with the middle mark. I rotated them forward to the last mark. The only snag was the nipples on the switches for a hole in the bars. I widdled them off & no problem. This is how they should be stock.

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Old 05-01-2011, 11:26 AM   #5234
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Another happy Tiger 800 ABS owner, love it!

Did ya trade in the Versys Jim?
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:51 AM   #5235
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...One thing that concerned me was, every mounting point for the crash bars was to the motor itself. That just doesnt seem like a good idea. Anyone else have concerns about this, incase of going down and busting a mounting point. Hayden.
I feel the same way, but there is no frame down there to mount to. I have to assume the mounting points are strong enough to handle the forces that will be applied during a crash, but yeah, it sure seems strange.
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