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Old 05-11-2011, 10:08 AM   #5551
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The stock seat gets a little "lumpy" after riding for a few hours. It's like I can feel the plastic bits underneath the foam.



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Low seat is nice and firm.

I'm going to order the gel seat as soon as I can. Hopefully that will be better for longer rides.


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Old 05-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #5552
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Yep, paid my deposit on a yellow 800, non ABS, on March 26. After the first two promised delivery dates were missed (including a change to white for the second one), I was told a yellow 2012, that they provided a VIN for, would be delivered within ten days. The tenth day was yesterday and still no bike at the dealer.

What's interesting is that I'm not sure this delivery problem is limited to the new T800. Triumph USA had an open house event last weekend at most dealerships that was supposed to show off the new models. I was there Saturday and the Triumph portion of the showroom (dealership sells four euro brands) was as empty as I've ever seen it. No Tigers, Speed Triples, Scramblers, Thunderbirds, or Rockets at all. Those they had in stock have been sold and ones that were ordered haven't arrived. Dealer was not happy, as it's hard to show off or sell new models when the bikes he has ordered don't come in. I suspect our delays may be due to the effects of the disaster in Japan as much as poor planning for the T800 intro? Just speculation. I have no proof, but it seems like a possibility to me.

I did get a free tee shirt though.
UPDATE: The dealer called this morning. A white 800 ABS was listed in his inventory by Triumph USA today. He had not ordered this bike, so obviously it wasn't spoken for. He still had no news on my yellow one and asked if I wanted this one as it would definitely be here in the next two days. I said not only yes, but hell yes. Two hours later he called and said he had just unloaded it from the truck and it should be ready for pickup tomorrow.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:24 PM   #5553
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UPDATE: The dealer called this morning. A white 800 ABS was listed in his inventory by Triumph USA today. He had not ordered this bike, so obviously it wasn't spoken for. He still had no news on my yellow one and asked if I wanted this one as it would definitely be here in the next two days. I said not only yes, but hell yes. Two hours later he called and said he had just unloaded it from the truck and it should be ready for pickup tomorrow.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #5554
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Haven't finished the entire thread but thought I'd throw this out.

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... The fiance really wants the Wee Strom, maybe can talk her into the regular 800. Hopefully she can touch ground on that.
My 3/4" lowered Wee has a higher seat than the T800. In all fairness, it does have the Suzuki gel seat which is a bit higher than the stock Wee seat...
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #5555
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Picked up my Black 800 ABS yesterday Took the long way home, 60 miles and not at all dissapointed. I'll post some pics after my ride this weekend.

The dealer (Myers Motorcycles in Asheville, NC) has two ABS XC's on the floor that are not spoken for. One white and one orange if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #5556
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It may not be just looks. It could effect stability if the luggage is not balanced from side to side. If one bag sticks out farther than the other, there would be more drag on that side, especially at speed. When I had my F650 with Vario bags I rode with the luggage telescoped in to the smallest width whenever possible. That reduced drag enough to improve fuel efficiency by 4 mpg.
The dealer I test drove an 800XC at said the luggage rack system has some sort of load/self balancing setup.
Still seems like a waste of space to have the pipe up that high.
The boxes are nice and sound like a Tupperware container being burped when you close them.
I still prefer a top loading box.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #5557
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Well finally a bit of good news. Thanks to the leads on here I was able to find a Black 800 with ABS down in NOLA and as of today, it's officially mine.

Now the real waiting begins for me. Almost 2 months between now and when I can actually go pick it up.

Still, I'm super happy that I was actually able to secure a bike I pre-ordered MONTHS ago. to
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:51 PM   #5558
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The dealer I test drove an 800XC at said the luggage rack system has some sort of load/self balancing setup.
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You need to find a new dealer. They are on fixed mounts. The only self balancing system is yourself packing equal weight on both sides even though the right side is smaller.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #5559
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The dealer I test drove an 800XC at said the luggage rack system has some sort of load/self balancing setup.
Still seems like a waste of space to have the pipe up that high.
The boxes are nice and sound like a Tupperware container being burped when you close them.
I still prefer a top loading box.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:10 PM   #5560
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You need to find a new dealer. They are on fixed mounts. The only self balancing system is yourself packing equal weight on both sides even though the right side is smaller.

I think he is referring to Triumph's goofy sway balancing rod under the rear seat. My old Sprint 1050 was similar design - allows panniers to push against each other... i dunno, it's weird. The design might be good for paved roads and sportbikes but i dunno about bumpy trails. The smaller right pannier is a bit of a waste with the muffler there.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:19 PM   #5561
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I ordered an 800XC ABS April 21. Didn't specify color. My white one is ready tomorrow. Picking up this Friday the 13th
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:32 AM   #5562
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Well finally a bit of good news. Thanks to the leads on here I was able to find a Black 800 with ABS down in NOLA and as of today, it's officially mine.

Now the real waiting begins for me. Almost 2 months between now and when I can actually go pick it up.

Still, I'm super happy that I was actually able to secure a bike I pre-ordered MONTHS ago. to

I was at the dealer (Transportation Revolution) in New Orleans for my 500 mile service on my T800 and they told me you had called. Glad you were able to work a deal. Glad I was able to help.

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Old 05-12-2011, 04:14 AM   #5563
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I was at the dealer (Transportation Revolution) in New Orleans for my 500 mile service on my T800 and they told me you had called. Glad you were able to work a deal. Glad I was able to help.

Tim
Yeah man, can't thank you enough. They agreed to match the price I had originally settled on, which made me even more happy I stuck with the Tiger.

If you're around the second week in July I'll ride through and buy you a beer.

How is the dealership? I actually had to conduct the whole deal over email and never got a chance to actually talk to anyway. But like I said, it sounds like they're taking good care of me. Happy with them so far.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:39 AM   #5564
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Yeah man, can't thank you enough. They agreed to match the price I had originally settled on, which made me even more happy I stuck with the Tiger.

If you're around the second week in July I'll ride through and buy you a beer.

How is the dealership? I actually had to conduct the whole deal over email and never got a chance to actually talk to anyway. But like I said, it sounds like they're taking good care of me. Happy with them so far.
I don't have any history with this dealer other than my T800 ABS purchase. In fact it was the eminent release of the T800 that got me to drive the 70 miles down to N.O. a few months ago to see the dealer for the first time. I was happy with the set up of my T800. Happy with their installation of the accessories that are available so far. Installed bags, fog lights, heated grips, and center stand. I have had problems with the center stand as have others, so I don't think it is an installation problem.

Anyway, the dealer is in a strange location, middle of downtown New Orleans. Well, seems strange to me. Seems to be owned and operated by enthusiasts, personally owned race bikes on track stands mixed in with Triumphs and Ducatis for sale. Looks like they are doing well. Nice but small service area. They have a dyno room, thought that was cool. So far they have treated me well.

Heck yeah you can buy me a beer.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:39 AM   #5565
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Hi guys n gals, I'm a relative newbie to the forums and a total newbie to Triumph. Took the plunge and picked up a Tiger 800 XC a little over a week ago at Hermy's in PA. Just now putting a few miles on it and getting 'er sorted out. What a nice, easy to ride machine!

Been looking at luggage for the bike. Didn't care much for the oem panniers, as I prefer top-loading, and am considering the Touratech, or maybe waiting for Jesse to make their's available (they say maybe June-July).

Has anyone fitted his or her Tiger 800 with the T-tech Zega panniers? They are listed in the catalogue but not on the website. I like the Jesse Odyssey panniers, too, have them on the Wee Strom, but Al Jesse says a different pannier will be on the Tiger, or I would just use those.

So, any happy Zega pannier users out there?

I guess patience is the thing most needed for farkling a new model bike. Where do we get that!?
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