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Old 05-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #5416
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Here is a "new" explanation I got this week from the Dealer, who says: It is the metals in the CAT undergoing a "transformation process" that causes the noises. That process takes about 1000 miles and then it will stop ... We'll see ...
Your dealer is telling porkie pies.
Mine's at 2500mi and popping and banging as loudly as ever.
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Old 05-07-2011, 01:39 PM   #5417
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I had a chance to spend a half hour on the 800 XC today at my Triumph dealer today and I have to say that I am in love. The XC is everything I want in a motorcycle. It is the perfect blend of a Ducati Hypermotard and a BMW R1200GS. It feels lighter than it is and is supremely flickable. The suspension took everthing I could throw at it and soaked it up in stride. The brakes were more than adequate. The chassis begged for flogging through the twisties. And the engine is a jewel. It is incredibly flexible with power from idle to redline. The mapping is spot on at any point in between. The sound of that triple is intoxicating. It took me a little by surprise when rolling off the trottle at first--the hollow metallic pop-pop-pop. It almost sounds like a highly muffled two-stroke on run-down. I thought it sounded odd at first, but near the end of my ride I kept coasting down just to hear it. It was somewhat endearing. It also reminded me of a rotary on coast-down. On throttle that triple is smooooth. And this is coming from a rider of a BMW K1200GT. I love the responsiveness and willingness of that engine to pull at any rpm. I am sure this is my next new bike. If you get a chance to ride it, do not pass it up.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #5418
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I have a triumph dealer about a mile away and took a test ride yesterday on the 800 roadie. Great engine, shocks, seat, and brakes. Comfortable seating position and absolutely beautiful. All in all a great bike but that motor is somethin else. This will definitely be my next bike.

Now I just need to put another 70,000 miles on my Wee and I'll put together a down payment.

Honestly, when I bought the wee, there wasn't really much competition for the kind of bike that I wanted. Now, when it comes time to replace my baby I have choices: the 800gs, the tiger 800 roadie or xc, the super tenere. Life is good.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:13 PM   #5419
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So...has anyone ordered the Triumph 800 side cases with their new kitty ? They are clam shell design (not top loaders) but appear reasonably sturdy & functional. Same for engine protection bars...anyone compared to other after market options ? Wondering in Tumwater...
I picked up my white ABS Road today with hand warmers, hand guards and the Triumph Adventure panniers. I'm very happy with them. Got caught in a MONSOON (and hail!) on the ride home. I opened the bags and they were nice and dry. The locking mechanism is slick and keyed to match the ignition.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:51 PM   #5420
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It's been a month since I have been able to ride mine. I sprained my wrist and couldn't work the clutch.

But today I reacquainted myself with Spring along the back roads of Virginia...




This Tiger is smooth. I don't think it cares what gear you put it in. It just runs.




To add to the list, I also have a chirping noise when I back off the throttle. I've not noticed any effect other than the noise. I've notified my dealer but haven't heard anything back yet.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:18 PM   #5421
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Does it have the classic, Triumph whistling noise?

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It's been a month since I have been able to ride mine. I sprained my wrist and couldn't work the clutch.

But today I reacquainted myself with Spring along the back roads of Virginia...



This Tiger is smooth. I don't think it cares what gear you put it in. It just runs.




To add to the list, I also have a chirping noise when I back off the throttle. I've not noticed any effect other than the noise. I've notified my dealer but haven't heard anything back yet.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:29 PM   #5422
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Does it have the classic, Triumph whistling noise?
Yes it does. I'm new to Triumph and it's taking some getting used to. .
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:30 PM   #5423
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Does it have the classic, Triumph whistling noise?

I wouldn't describe any noise I've heard as a whistling noise. It just sounds quiet to me.

I'll have to pay more attention.

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Old 05-07-2011, 07:11 PM   #5424
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I picked up my white ABS Road today with hand warmers, hand guards and the Triumph Adventure panniers. I'm very happy with them. Got caught in a MONSOON (and hail!) on the ride home. I opened the bags and they were nice and dry. The locking mechanism is slick and keyed to match the ignition.
Please post pics of your Tiger with and without the panniers.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #5425
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Does anyone know if there are bar risers available from the aftermarket yet?

Are the bars 1" tapering to 7/8ths at the controls?

I bought the risers that come on the XC for my road 800. I just picked them up today and haven't had time to mount but they are 1.125 inches higher than the risers on the road 800. Should be about right for me.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #5426
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Went in and made a deal on a bulk order of Triumph accessories for the 800xc. Arrow pipe, skidplate, engine guards, heated grips, adjustable high windscreen, and centerstand...

Everything is backordered except the pipe... which of course was one of the things I could have waited on. I want to put some more miles on before swapping the pipe and having them change the map. Really hoping the centerstand gets here sooner than later. Pain in the butt not having a centerstand.

Regarding the cackle from the cat when you let off the throttle... like someone else side, I've kind of grown to actually like it...

Anxiously waiting for Jesse to get mounts made. Pretty much decided I'll run those panniers.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #5427
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the Jesse mounts should be available by June or July
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:41 PM   #5428
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Update from my dealer today.
My orange xc that was to ship on 18 April is now due to be shipped on May 6th.
The total cluster continues. No sense in this as I ordered in Feb.

What a way to run a business. I have now set a self imposed deadline for delivery as my vacation trip cannot happen without a bike.
I'm right there with you!
I ordered in Jan. and sold my girlie as I had a buyer waiting and was sure it would be here before my May 1st trip. Well, I have had a vin for a month and it is supposed to be in transit for 2 weeks now, but no bike.
I just got back from a 1k mile ride for which I used my brothers Uly. I had only riden this bikle for a few minutes before, but by the end of the first day I realized I wasn't tired or sore at all, and by the middle of the next day I'm really starting to wonder if I need to spend twice as much for a Tiger as I can pick up a Uly for.
Triumph better deliver quickly and it better be good or I'm ridin a harley!
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #5429
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I'm right there with you!
I ordered in Jan. and sold my girlie as I had a buyer waiting and was sure it would be here before my May 1st trip. Well, I have had a vin for a month and it is supposed to be in transit for 2 weeks now, but no bike.
I just got back from a 1k mile ride for which I used my brothers Uly. I had only riden this bikle for a few minutes before, but by the end of the first day I realized I wasn't tired or sore at all, and by the middle of the next day I'm really starting to wonder if I need to spend twice as much for a Tiger as I can pick up a Uly for.
Triumph better deliver quickly and it better be good or I'm ridin a harley!

My sentiments exactly! Only it won't be a Uly.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:05 AM   #5430
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Triumph better deliver quickly and it better be good or I'm ridin a harley!
glad you got to see just how good the Uly is, but it's not a Harley, it's a Buell. I'll be keeping mine alongside the XC!
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