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Old 06-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #6226
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The bike it self was great, it handle the deep thick sand in Fl very well & when launched off jumps,flys level & lands well. Turned the ABS off & the brakes were very reponsive. The stock suspension handled the whoops well, gotta remember this bike is a big girl. Overall not many Folks would have taken her where I rode today & not only was I impressed, but my riding Buds couldn,t believe how well she did.
Excellent! Good to hear you putting the Tiger through its paces. Any pictures from the ride?
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:47 PM   #6227
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I am shocked at the extremely poor design of handguards so those will be going soon.
Just picked up a new XC and really like the black frame - big improvement imho.
Oh and the de-baffled Arrow is superb!

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Old 06-05-2011, 11:58 PM   #6228
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Is that the touring screen or standard with the adjusters? Was it difficult to pull the baffle out of the Arrow can? Does it need a re-map after pulling the baffle?

I am soooo jealous of the black frame!
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:27 AM   #6229
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Screen is standard.
Got the 'can with the bike and already had the baffle removed (they know me well!!). It's only held in with 1 screw.
The sound is absolutely fantastic and constantly crackles and burbles on the over-run
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:14 AM   #6230
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Rox Riser issue/ Tire choice

I put them on my 06' Tiger, and had to grind down an allen wrench just for the Rox Risers. It works fairly well. I keep it in my tank bag for adjustments when needed.
I'm looking hard at getting an XC, so I keep reading this thread every chance I get, it's addictive.
Again, not getting rid of my 06', thing is a freight train and my North Georgia twisty lover.
I've also been looking at tire choices, possibles anyway, Pirelli Scorpion Rally, Metzeler Karoos, Shinko 705's, any others?


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Old 06-06-2011, 06:52 AM   #6231
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TKC 80's , & they are miserable offroad...

Yeah, the tread pattern just isn't aggressive enough for true offroad riding. But the beauty of the Tiger is that you can fit pretty much any 21" dirt tire you want to the front. And in back you can throw on a Metzeler Karoo 2 (much more aggressive than a TKC, though it'll wear out quickly on pavement) or even one of the 130/80-17 dual-sport tires like a Dunlop D606 or something, as long as you don't mind the profile flattening out a bit.

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:13 AM   #6232
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:43 AM   #6233
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Anybody find a pdf of the service manual? I've heard they're upwards of $100US and I'm trying to avoid paying that price! How about a step-by-step oil change procedure? I haven't done it yet and won't need to for another couple of months...would prefer to have some instructions the first time I do it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:54 AM   #6234
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Accessories coming soon...

Some are even available for pre-order now.

where are these sexy black panniers for the tiger on the site? I can not find them! Someone help me internets!

Also, are the Tiger pans any good?
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #6235
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Anybody find a pdf of the service manual? I've heard they're upwards of $100US and I'm trying to avoid paying that price! How about a step-by-step oil change procedure? I haven't done it yet and won't need to for another couple of months...would prefer to have some instructions the first time I do it.
To paraphrase: "Would one of you please spend $100 and buy the manual, and then take the time to scan it into a pdf and make it available so cheap bastards like me can illegally download it?"

There are a great many of us who wish we could afford the damn BIKE, and you already own one and are whining about buying the manual? ESAD!
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:50 AM   #6236
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Anybody find a pdf of the service manual? I've heard they're upwards of $100US and I'm trying to avoid paying that price! How about a step-by-step oil change procedure? I haven't done it yet and won't need to for another couple of months...would prefer to have some instructions the first time I do it.
Not a free PDF, but you can buy one here for $45. http://www.sell.com/2683PH. Don't know how he's selling them for that price, but I have one and seems to be a perfectly good factory manual. Even if you find an illegal PDF, you'll spend half of this on ink and paper just printing it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:16 AM   #6237
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Picked the Tiger up on Saturday.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:29 AM   #6238
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Thanks Dave...at that price, think I'll order one!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:34 AM   #6239
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Can anyone provide a link to the Triumph accessories - esp. for the XC ? I have been to the Triumph site and it's a bit of a mess - way too busy, and I couldn't find a link to where I can find any information about the accessories.

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Old 06-06-2011, 09:34 AM   #6240
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Ssevy, take a pill man! One of the purposes of this Forum is to help out fellow riders...if I had something of benefit to the riding community I'd be happy to share it.
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