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Old 05-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #5566
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If you bought a low or gel seat, I'd like to talk to you about your stock seat. I want to send mine to be rebuilt but can't wait till winter to do it. If you have one laying around please PM me. I'd like to buy, borrow or rent. Thanks in advance,
I decided I couldn't wait, so I ordered a new stock seat assy. When I get my Rick Mayer seat back I will have a stock seat for sale. Should be the end of June. Pm if interested.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:58 PM   #5567
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Pop up a video on youtube showing the exhaust Kildareman, love to see how it sounds


Got my XC today and headed down the back roads of west Cork for a trip
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #5568
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Stainless Steel Scorpion exhaust arrived today. Literally a 10 minute job to fit. OEM weighed in at 5.8KG (12.79lb) The Scorpion 3.2KG (7.05lb). More importantly it looks better, almost anaemic in comparison to the Triumph can. Cost 249.



So far the baffle is staying in, but even so it sounds meatier than the stock. No remapping required.
I hope it sounds as good as it looks.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:01 PM   #5569
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hmm

has anyone in the states seen a phantom black one yet, and does it come with the black frame ?
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:43 PM   #5570
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I would like to pose a question to those with experience on these bikes. I am not a serious "off road" rider. I do not do single track but I like taking jeep and atv trails and passes in the mountains. Some of which can get kind of hairy. I am willing to sacrifice some "highway" comfort for better trail performance. I have been looking seriously at the 800XC, but am concerned about what I hear is a lack of low end grunt. When turning one of these heavy, highly geared bikes up a rocky switchback, it is nice to be able to roll the throttle on from idle and climb out. I test drove the F800GS and it "seems" to have that kind of power.

Anyone like to weigh in???
I'll weigh in. I've done lots of singletrack, spent several years competing in harescrambles and enduros out on the east coast (ECEA). I've also put over 12,000 miles on a DR650, lots of forest roads, two track, rocky climbs, etc.

The only thing holding back the stock Tiger 800 XC is the tires. There is nothing inadequate about the engine. In fact, the engine is very smooth and will pull from any gear between 2000 and 5000 rpm. Get above the 5000 rpm and you get more of a sporty "hit" that you don't really need off road. The engine is very neutral and doesn't do anything unexpected. Plenty of torque for use off road. The suspension works well also, although doesn't have the feel or compliance of a pure dirt bike. I've done about 100 miles of "off pavement" or dirt/gravel/forest roads on the 800 XC, and the Tiger is a fine, balanced motorcycle. Fuel injection is nearly perfect (unlike the BMW, from what I've heard), and with good tires and a skilled rider is quite capable of riding more aggressive terrain.

I like to call the Tiger a "triple sport", as you can ride it like a sport bike in the twisties, haul butt down the interstate at 80mph with ease, and plonk along happily at 20mph on forest roads.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #5571
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Found the first thing I'm not happy with. Must remove fuel tank to do air filter. Bummer. Haven't taken it out yet. But, it'll get easy with time.

On the upside, the factory service manual is awesome!!!! Totally worth the hundred bucks. Kicks the crap out of the Clymer I have for my KLR. If you are gonna work on this bike, you may want to seriously consider this.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:10 PM   #5572
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I like to call the Tiger a "triple sport".

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Old 05-12-2011, 10:16 PM   #5573
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I post in the Boise thread a lot in the Pacific NW regional. I put my thoughts over there about the bike as all were very curious. The following is a copy and paste cause I'm a little lazy. Keep that in mind cause I mention some riding areas and people and they are all around the Boise, ID area. I wanted to share though since I have valued everyone else's opinions on here.



More thoughts about the bike. I went for a "spirited" ride up to Bogus Basin. I don't have any chicken strips left and the tires are completely scrubbed of their newness. This thing handles like a sport bike. The turn in is a little slower, but it just holds a line. Transitions from side to side are very fun! I would consider this bike "flickable" considering it's wet weight. Oh my God this engine is just fantastic!!! I can not rave enough about it!! I am completely hooked on the triple sound. Ryan, after I get an exhaust on it, I might even like it a little better than your 950 with the Remus. And that's saying a lot cause the Remus sounded soooooo good. But it'll be damn close.

The standing position is good. Bars could be 1/2" or 1" higher. There's plenty of stock cable length to make that happen. You can see right out over the front of the bike. Totally different view than standing on the KLR. Harder to hold on though!!!

I screwed around in the dirt parking lot at Bogus for awhile. I made it barely to 100 miles before I got it dirty. The power is going to be completely manageable off road. Wheel spin, yes. But fun and controllable. I'm guessing my first knobbie won't make it to 1000 miles.

I got going about 60 and grabbed the front and back brakes as hard as I could. The ABS KICKS ASS!!!! It dropped my jaw how quickly I was able to stop in dirt with essentially street tires on. It was amazing! I think I will run off road with the ABS on, except for steep downhills where I need to lock the ass up. It'll be an ongoing experiment. But, I was thoroughly impressed with the system. Nothing scary about it at all. The bike just tracked straight and came to a stop waaaay sooner than I thought it would. When I do need to turn it off, I believe it is only three button pushes and it's disabled. Easy.

The suspension is stiff out of the box. I haven't played with any adjustments and it needs to be broken in. Sasquatch and I are going to do a lot of learning and work in this area. Stay tuned... It's great on the road!

Have I talked about the engine yet? I think I may have mentioned it. WOW!!!!!! I haven't talked about the low end. In first gear, I can apply the front brake and slow the bike down to three or four miles an hour and the r's are at a little less than 1k. No sputtering or chugging. Let off the brake and grab some throttle and the r's just climb with out any lugging of any kind. Then it hits the power band and hold on! It throws your butt into the raised pillion. Smiles for miles!!

The seat is really comfortable in it's stock form. I remember riding the F800 for 15 miles and shifting around. I was really excited for that test ride cause at the time (January) I thought it was going to be my next bike. I got off the F800 after the test ride and went "Meh. Did not meet expectations." Then I read about this bike. It hadn't even been released yet. Then I kept reading and doing internet sleuthing to find more info. I knew the Triumph was the right choice.

The only thing that bugs me a bit is a characteristic of the fuel injection. When you let off the throttle, it really lets off and rocks into the deceleration stance. Holding a steady speed will take some practice. I am sure this will become a non issue after some miles pass by.

I came home in the dark tonight. The headlights are amazing! They are brighter than the HIDs in my Acura. Unless you were doing some serious off roading at night, PIAAs are a waste of money. Don't need em on this bike. They look pretty cool. But not 600 dollars worth of cool when the stock headlamps are so good.

I am simply giddy with this purchase. No buyers remorse here! I think I am going to have the perfect trio of bikes. The Triumph for road trips, good gravel highways, and some rough stuff here or there. I wouldn't have any issues taking this up Trinity or doing Fisher Creek single track. I'd take it into Louie Lake once I got some experience on it. For stuff like that I am going to get the KLX functional though. The KLX will be a great bike to do things of that nature which aren't too far away. Then the CRF. Man I love that bike too! Keepin that one for winter OHV area riding and the occasional mid week evening romp out Blacks Creek/Danskin. The KLR will be sold. I have put many memorable miles on her and built my experience and confidence. But, that is one too many bikes to insure.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:13 AM   #5574
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[QUOTE=LoriKTM;15899392]
I like to call the Tiger a "triple sport", QUOTE]

YES! I think that will stick!
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:20 AM   #5575
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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!?
Not sure if shipping would be prohibitve for you guys, but this company do alu panniers and racks for the Tiger in the UK:

http://www.stahlkoffer.com/images/galleries/tiger.php
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:29 AM   #5576
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Dropped off the XC this morning for its 500 mile service. Absolutely faultless, and running brilliantly.......



I had some issues with the dealer with lack of communication during the purchase wait, but they've redeemed themselves with the service from the servicing department. Day before calls, and while I was there dropping the XC off, they gave me this as a loaner......



I will positively loose my license if I owned this.
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:32 AM   #5577
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Found the first thing I'm not happy with. Must remove fuel tank to do air filter. Bummer. Haven't taken it out yet. But, it'll get easy with time.

On the upside, the factory service manual is awesome!!!! Totally worth the hundred bucks. Kicks the crap out of the Clymer I have for my KLR. If you are gonna work on this bike, you may want to seriously consider this.
That seems to be fairly typical of the Triumph "modern" bikes, having the airbox under the tank. No big deal as you only change it every 12K and you gotta get that far into the bike to check the valve adjustment anyway at that time.

I have the service manual on order. Can't wait to get it in my hands!
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:54 AM   #5578
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so I read someone using their ABS off road and stopping in the dirt...unless this bike is set up for riders to use their ABS off road (Which I don't think the Tiger is) ABS off road is not a good idea....should be turned off....
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:00 AM   #5579
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so I read someone using their ABS off road and stopping in the dirt...unless this bike is set up for riders to use their ABS off road (Which I don't think the Tiger is) ABS off road is not a good idea....should be turned off....

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