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Old 05-09-2011, 06:17 AM   #5461
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I put about 20 miles on an 800XC on Saturday, impressions?

Love the motor, it's electric in it's smoothness and torque.

I'd appreciate a bit more legroom, had seat on high and the peg rubbers out but I think I would need the "Tall" seat. Has anyone seen one of these yet?

More heat coming off the motor than my TDM.

I'd have to do something with the handle bars. Higher, straighter and further fwd.

Oil leak evident off the front of the head and something from the rear as well.

Yes, I heard the burble from the exhaust as well, not sure if this bothers me, though I would want the Arrow exhaust or something aftermarket anyway.
Anybody notice this noise with the Arrow?

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Old 05-09-2011, 06:17 AM   #5462
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Really? Very interesting. Just sent them an email... Do let me know what you're thinking as I would hate to scoop the bike out from under you!

Anyone else hear of an unclaimed black 800 ABS somewhere in the states?
Go for it. I already have a white roadie. I spoke to Tim there at Freedom Powersports. They really stick it to you there with dealer fees.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:24 AM   #5463
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OK, not read through the whole thread yet, so please excuse if this has already been asked. I did not see my T800 until I picked it up, PDI already done, a few farkels installed, full tank, ready to ride home. I noticed that there was not a single warning sticker on it. Did the dealer remove them, or is the T800 shipped with no warning stickers? I guess I kind of miss the little guys, and the new bike ritual of burning out a hair dryer getting them off.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:39 AM   #5464
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OK, not read through the whole thread yet, so please excuse if this has already been asked. I did not see my T800 until I picked it up, PDI already done, a few farkels installed, full tank, ready to ride home. I noticed that there was not a single warning sticker on it. Did the dealer remove them, or is the T800 shipped with no warning stickers? I guess I kind of miss the little guys, and the new bike ritual of burning out a hair dryer getting them off.
Your dealer peeled them off. They come with two stickers on the tank and one on the windscreen. Also I don't know why triumph can't use an adhesive for those that just comes off clean.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:48 AM   #5465
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Your dealer peeled them off. They come with two stickers on the tank and one on the windscreen. Also I don't know why triumph can't use an adhesive for those that just comes off clean.
Interesting, i don't have a problem with it, but that has got to be against some law on the books, no? Yikes, if that happened in California the dealer would be fined enough to put the state back in the black!
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:38 AM   #5466
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Just got off the phone with my dealer. I can pick up my Black Road ABS on the 20th. Its been in 3 weeks already and triumph have called to find out why its not registered yet. (I was out of the country) Then 10 days to get a slot in the workshop for PDI and such.
FWIW I put down £100 in October as a deposit...which the dealers computer system counted as credit and used it to buy farkles for my Scram. Weird.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:04 AM   #5467
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I rode the Tiger 800 street version today. Too good and too smooth! No doubt! It definitely makes the BMW feel like a tractor.
I had an opportunity to ride both back to back this past Saturday and that was my thought as well. On pavement the Tiger street was WAY nicer. Didn't get a test ride on the XC so no idea how that comparison would be in the dirt. I loved the Tiger street though and handed my keys over to the salesman to work up the numbers on my 1050 Tiger.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:12 AM   #5468
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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

I have the noise but I quite like it sounds like my old MZ250 I had back in the day
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #5469
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Go for it. I already have a white roadie. I spoke to Tim there at Freedom Powersports. They really stick it to you there with dealer fees.
Ha, okay, good to know.

As for the "dealer fees" how bad were they? I worked the dealer in Cali down a bunch since I was buying a good number of accessories... Hope I can do the same with this one.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:52 AM   #5470
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Just picked up a white 800 XC Saturday. It was a demo bike with 14 miles on it; it had actually never been demo'd by a customer, only the dealer had ridden it. Anyway, here are my first impressions:

For me (5'5") the windscreen is adequate. Noise isn't too bad, but I'll have to ride in calm air to make a better assessment. This morning on the way to work (~60 mile commute each way) the wind was blowing pretty good, so it's hard to say if I'll replace the stock windscreen or not.

Love that engine! The exhaust note with the Arrow is beautiful music.

Thought I can't reach with both feet, the height of the XC vs. the F800GS is one of the reasons I chose the XC. I like the ergonomics better too. I feel like I'm sitting in the cockpit rather than atop a motorcycle.

I'm not sure if I like the bend of the handlebars or not. They seem a little too wide for me. Maybe it's because I'm accustomed to an Aprilia Futura...time will tell.

I fully understand now why folks call BattleWings "DeathWings." They are absolutely horrible on anything but hardpack dirt roads. They seem to be pretty good on the street, but when I took a telephone road they couldn't handle light gravel or sand. She took a dirt nap because of those @#$% BattleWings!
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:26 AM   #5471
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Ha, okay, good to know.

As for the "dealer fees" how bad were they? I worked the dealer in Cali down a bunch since I was buying a good number of accessories... Hope I can do the same with this one.
I was looking to trade in for an XC but decided not to. If I recall the fees

Freight 495
Prep 195
Dealer fee 200

When I bought my roadie up in Ringold the only fee I paid was a Doc fee for 80. Kinda pissed me off on the 495 for freight, the warehouse is in Marietta if I remember correctly. The next city south of Kennesaw. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #5472
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I put about 20 miles on an 800XC on Saturday, impressions?

Love the motor, it's electric in it's smoothness and torque.

I'd appreciate a bit more legroom, had seat on high and the peg rubbers out but I think I would need the "Tall" seat. Has anyone seen one of these yet?

More heat coming off the motor than my TDM.

I'd have to do something with the handle bars. Higher, straighter and further fwd.

Oil leak evident off the front of the head and something from the rear as well.

Yes, I heard the burble from the exhaust as well, not sure if this bothers me, though I would want the Arrow exhaust or something aftermarket anyway.
Anybody notice this noise with the Arrow?

More later
continuing...

I noticed some buffeting around 70mph+. The windscreen also shakes all over the place, weird...

The suspension seemed a little choppy on the broken pavement common in NEOhio, do you suppose it softens upo a bit with use?

This bike only had 13 miles on it when I rolled out, I suppose the transmission loosens up a bit with some miles as well. Seemed a bit stiff and notchy.

Here I am before I suited up...

Here is the oil leak

Here is the TDM looking over it's shoulder....
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:00 AM   #5473
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Your dealer peeled them off. They come with two stickers on the tank and one on the windscreen. Also I don't know why triumph can't use an adhesive for those that just comes off clean.
Im not sure if GooGone is available worldwide but nothing removes sticky crap like GG! http://www.magicamerican.com/googone...ecleaners.aspx
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:02 AM   #5474
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Jesse Bags for the 800

For those interested, I just received the following email from Explorermoto.

"JC, Jesse has a Triumph 800 in the shop as I write this. I saw the mock up last Friday, & the bags look great. Jesse is looking to be in production in 3-4 weeks. We will start with the Odyssey II system, with the Safari's to follow at a later date. Jesse is running some numbers on a cost & will try to keep it in line with the BMW F800GS system at $1195.00. However, the Triumph's exhaust is on the right side which required some retooling & programing, so they might be a little higher in cost."
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:13 AM   #5475
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For those interested, I just received the following email from Explorermoto.

"JC, Jesse has a Triumph 800 in the shop as I write this. I saw the mock up last Friday, & the bags look great. Jesse is looking to be in production in 3-4 weeks. We will start with the Odyssey II system, with the Safari's to follow at a later date. Jesse is running some numbers on a cost & will try to keep it in line with the BMW F800GS system at $1195.00. However, the Triumph's exhaust is on the right side which required some retooling & programing, so they might be a little higher in cost."
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