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Old 05-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #5431
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I'm pretty sure the oil filter is the same as many triumphs, definitely the same as the Scrambler; I just bought oil and filters for my brothers' Scrambler and my XC and they were identical. Hi-flo HF-204 & K&N-204 fit also.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:03 PM   #5432
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I test rode the 800 road version. Nice piece of metal, too fast, nice gearbox, cant stop glowing about it. It makes the 800gs feel like a prototype. I'd like to buy it. I have never bought a new motorcycle before. Is haggling with the dealer normal, or am I going to walk out of there paying sticker???

Has anyone negotiated on one yet, I guess it would be pretty hard since they are rare.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:07 PM   #5433
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...Has anyone negotiated on one yet, I guess it would be pretty hard since they are rare.
Yup, I negotiated, and I'm sure others did also. It's against my religion to pay the sticker price for any type of vehicle.
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:57 PM   #5434
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I rode the Tiger 800 street version today too - smoooooth! Yep, makes the BMW feel like a tractor. I'm not quite ready to trade in the Wee but next year............
This'll be 205 but I'm 5'4" with a 30" inseam and with the seat in the lowest position I could just get a toe down on each side. The bike is so light and so well balanced that I felt totally confident at the stops. It was also very easy to balance with one foot flat and the other on the peg. Might be important to the shorter riders - it is to me. I had my Wee lowered and I'm glad I did but I would totally ride this just the way it is with no worries.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #5435
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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.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:21 PM   #5436
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Omg omg omg omg omg omg omg!!!!!!!!!! It's here!!!!! And it f***ing rips!!!!! Let's just say that I don't feel so bad about selling the Superhawk now.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #5437
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Wicked My puss is super excited to have a NEW KITTY FRIEND!!

Hi Folks.... test road the new Tiger 800 xc... lets just say she made me her bitch... I pick her up in three weeks (hopefully!!)

Happy Riding!!
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #5438
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I rode the Tiger 800 street version today too - smoooooth! Yep, makes the BMW feel like a tractor. I'm not quite ready to trade in the Wee but next year............
This'll be 205 but I'm 5'4" with a 30" inseam and with the seat in the lowest position I could just get a toe down on each side. The bike is so light and so well balanced that I felt totally confident at the stops. It was also very easy to balance with one foot flat and the other on the peg. Might be important to the shorter riders - it is to me. I had my Wee lowered and I'm glad I did but I would totally ride this just the way it is with no worries.


you must be all legs!!!
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:45 PM   #5439
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you must be all legs!!!
Crap, no, I should probably rephrase that, I wear at least a 30" inseam jean but then I ride Quarter Horses and we like to "stack" our jeans - it's a fashion thing. I've got average legs - sorry to burst the daydream bubble
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:43 AM   #5440
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Metallic clanging sound

I haven't read anything in this thread about this problem. How about it?

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1548.0.html
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:21 AM   #5441
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Tiger 800, Phantom Black, abs
Deposit paid first week in February
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Will pick the bike up Tuesday, May 10th.
Dayum! What a wait, but know it will be worth it!
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:28 AM   #5442
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I haven't read anything in this thread about this problem. How about it?

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1548.0.html
Mine does it and I have the factory can. At first I thought it was chain slap too. I adjusted my chain at 500 miles but the sound did not go away. I also considered it might be the center stand bouncing but further investigating prove this to not be the case. The sound is not objectionable, but bothered me in that I did not know what it was. Thanks for the thread link, I can stop worrying.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:33 AM   #5443
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It`s here, it`s here! Got an email yesterday from my sales manager in Vancouver that my Venom Yellow ABS Roadie has arrived. From the pics I see that it has the engine guards, extended front and rear fenders, centre stand, tank bag and low seat. I`ll be flying down to Vancouver in about 2 weeks to pick it up followed by a leisurely and rather extended trip back home.





Man, that tank bag looks huge, hope I`ll be able to see over the top.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:38 AM   #5444
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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...
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:58 AM   #5445
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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 get my 500 mile service on Tuesday and they will install the luggage at that time. I will report back on what I find.
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