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Old 05-14-2011, 06:30 PM   #5641
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A thing of beauty! Congratulations.
Congrats Tom.
Looks mighty clean for riding in the rain today. You didn't wash it did you?

Hope to see her soon.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:53 PM   #5642
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You've seen plenty of pics of a white T800 by now, so I thought I'd show you (crappy cell phone pic) what I rode mine 140 miles to get today.


Coconut cream pie.

Picked the bike up Thursday afternoon. Managed to sneak away yesterday for about 40 miles worth of riding on what is normally a six mile round trip to the office supply store. Then today added another 140 to get pie. And yes, I completely agree that these bikes are brilliant. I may need to add some bar risers, but not totally convinced yet. Otherwise, couldn't be happier with it.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:08 PM   #5643
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Dadgum, you guys are killin' me with all the ride reports, i keep trying to figure out how to come up with the moola, sell blood? or myself to little old ladies( that part from Kingpin, however come to mind, the one where Woody is curled around the toilet after banging his landlady) i guess i will hang on to my 1998 steamer

I test rode one a couple a weeks back, an Black XC, loved it felt very light, wonder how it would do as a round the world bike
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #5644
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Dropped off the XC this morning for its 500 mile service. Absolutely faultless, and running brilliantly.......

That black frame, black body look fantastic. Way better looking than the silver frame.

Now I know what mine should look like. If only it would friggen get here!
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:12 PM   #5645
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I got mine today! ( ABS road)
The dealer didn't finish the PDI untill just before 6, and it started rainig shortly after that so I didn't ride it much. I know, its an adv bike and it's going to get dirty, but not before my wife see's it!

So far I agree with nearly everyone here, it is one fantastic motorcycle except for the screen. I get lots of wind noise from 40mph up, but minimal buffeting. The adj acreen bracket wasn't in stock so I may just take it off for now.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:02 PM   #5646
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:28 PM   #5647
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Yep, went to Team Triumph in Janesville. Todd and Darcy are great folks. They've got both the regular 800 and XC demo bikes. I bet they'd sell you one.

I'm just right over here in Cherry Valley, yell at me if you want to come over and take a look. Maybe you can show me some good roads around here.
There's a good reason I've been avoiding Janesville.. And you showed a photo of it!!

If possible, I wouldn't mind getting a chance to look at it up close and talk to you about what you like and don't like about your new scoot???
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:26 AM   #5648
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Some pics from the other side of the pond

Hi everyone:
Some pics from my last solo ride to Cabo de Gata, in Spain. 5000 km so far and still impressed. Much better than expected in the dirt, but Metzeler Karoos are mandatory. Its like having a second bike.
Still wondering why white ones are faster


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Old 05-15-2011, 05:08 AM   #5649
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There's a good reason I've been avoiding Janesville.. And you showed a photo of it!!

If possible, I wouldn't mind getting a chance to look at it up close and talk to you about what you like and don't like about your new scoot???
PM me and come on over or I can meet you somewhere.
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:20 AM   #5650
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Temptation, Temptation, Temptation.........

Wow! Have been reading this thread. Seems everyone is impressed so far.
And here I was thinking about a BMW F800GS. You guys are tempting me.
Is Jainesville open on Monday? Of course not!
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Old 05-15-2011, 06:52 AM   #5651
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:52 AM   #5652
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Yep, went to Team Triumph in Janesville. Todd and Darcy are great folks. They've got both the regular 800 and XC demo bikes. I bet they'd sell you one.
WHY did I just read that. And I'll be in Janesville for work many times over the next few months. Just down the road in fact, Racine Street & I39/90.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:06 AM   #5653
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WHY did I just read that. And I'll be in Janesville for work many times over the next few months. Just down the road in fact, Racine Street & I39/90.
And I'm typically not home during the week, but this week I'm home and my office is on the North Side of Beloit.. 14 miles away.. You suppose you have to take a number for demo rides?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:51 AM   #5654
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Wow! Have been reading this thread. Seems everyone is impressed so far.
And here I was thinking about a BMW F800GS. You guys are tempting me.
Is Jainesville open on Monday? Of course not!
I have ridden both the F800 GS and its younger brother (the 650-800) i lot lately, and the F800GS are OK, but dit not give3 me the "must have" feeling. The twin so called 650 is a peace of shit.
But the Tiger 800XC kicked me into "must have"-mood instantly. So the *KTM 990 avd had to go. The Tiger can't compete with the suspention on the 990, but its suspention is still good. Fore the rest it is just dammed good.
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