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Old 05-31-2011, 11:52 AM   #6076
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Sure it's strong enough!?? Were you planning on carrying a 100 lb. Panavision camera up there or a 4 oz. GPS unit?

Seems to me an all rubber, very simple mount would do. Aluminum mounts don't filter out vibes. Vibes ruin electronics. And think what will happen if you should get launched over the bars: Your legs/knees will likely go through your mount on the way to the ground. It could eviscerate your legs on the way through.

As a long time dirt bike rider (over 30 years) I've crashed hundreds of times. Sometimes you are launched forward. Metal parts in your path are not all that good. Handlebars and windshields are bad enough ... and have done quite a bit of damage to riders. (I broke four ribs hitting handlebars) Adding even more gak up front makes me nervous. Be safe out there!
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:33 PM   #6077
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Blah, blah, blah
Whatever. Get what you think is best for you. No need to bash what someone else thinks is best for them. One thing's for sure, mine won't be coming off.

Plus, what you probably can't see from the photo are the spring and rubber dampers involved in the very well made Touratech unit. So, your "vibes ruin electronics" comment is baseless in this situation.

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Old 05-31-2011, 01:20 PM   #6078
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Motorcycle USA has posted a comparo of the XC and the GS:
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/8/1012...g-Comparo.aspx

Cliff notes: "Triumph beat BMW at its own game."

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Very good review I thought ... and kind of turns on it's head a lot of previous reviews from guys with little off road Cred who rated BMW ahead of the Tiger off road.

Also confirms what I've said about TOO MUCH low end torque being a disadvantage off road. Now take both bikes into super steep, loose rocky scree riding at walking speed. Stop on the hill and see which bike is easier to get moving on.

I'm guessing BMW will be doing a "re-fresh" very soon on the 800. Better forks (they should offer an Ohlins package) will be a huge benefit and I'm guessing BMW can get another 10 HP out of that motor to match Triumph.

In the Pro's vs Con's part of the review they listed "Proven Reliability" as a Pro for the BMW 800. That is laughable. I guess they've never read the many problem threads in the ADV Parallel Universe forum.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:05 PM   #6079
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I think Scorpion also have a slip-on available.
Yes they do. Stainless Steel
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:13 PM   #6080
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if one were to mount a Zumo 660 on the Triumph mount what other attachment do you need?
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:24 PM   #6081
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if one were to mount a Zumo 660 on the Triumph mount what other attachment do you need?
The only thing you need is the Garmin powered motorcycle mount. It bolts right up to the Triumph mount.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:24 PM   #6082
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:47 PM   #6083
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The only thing you need is the Garmin powered motorcycle mount. It bolts right up to the Triumph mount.
thanks....now want to hear a secret....why I have been lurking here even though I ride a Beemer....check this out...and don't throw stones...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693154
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:53 PM   #6084
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Has Triumph caught up with the demand for Tiger 800's?
This one is unspoken for in Oregon:



Not a bad color at all...




If you are one of the people still in a waiting list somewhere, call the guys at 541.343.8949 for more info on this brand new bike.

No, I do not have any affiliation with them whatsoever. Was there just now, perusing their bikes and saw this nice yellow roadie.

Nope, not that black XC on the back. The black one has been sold already...


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Old 05-31-2011, 03:54 PM   #6085
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I really want to pull the trigger on a black frame 800 road. Aside from peoples issues here with overheating the only worry I have is the lack of suspension adjustment on the 800. I'd like to be able to stiffen it up a bit for riding canyons hard or carrying a passenger.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:59 PM   #6086
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I really want to pull the trigger on a black frame 800 road. Aside from peoples issues here with overheating the only worry I have is the lack of suspension adjustment on the 800. I'd like to be able to stiffen it up a bit for riding canyons hard or carrying a passenger.

Are you aware that you can adjust the spring pre-load? I cranked it up yesterday and had the wife on the back. She said it wasn't bad but likes the RT better.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:01 PM   #6087
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I really want to pull the trigger on a black frame 800 road. Aside from peoples issues here with overheating
One person's. It does not seem to be a widespread issue at all, no one else has complained of overheating issues besides that one person.

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the only worry I have is the lack of suspension adjustment on the 800. I'd like to be able to stiffen it up a bit for riding canyons hard or carrying a passenger.
I think you'll find it plenty stiff enough as is. The rear is adjustable for preload as well, which help with your wanting to stiffen it up for passenger transport.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:02 PM   #6088
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thanks....now want to hear a secret....why I have been lurking here even though I ride a Beemer....check this out...and don't throw stones...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693154
Nice Soph9, really nice!
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:10 PM   #6089
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MCN review!! unbelievable


.... Finally someone said it: Tiger got the edge off road over the f800....!!! !

Can somebody please send this article to the "Parallel Universe"?????
Ok... so I am the first one throwing stones to our beemer pals!!!
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:11 PM   #6090
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Nice Soph9, really nice!

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