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Old 06-06-2011, 11:51 AM   #6286
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Graphite frame, 10th digit "C", build date 04/11.
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Yep. And, the title says 2012..

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Old 06-06-2011, 12:29 PM   #6287
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Took delivery of mine today. Got it wet after 39 miles.

Start as you mean to go on, I say.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #6288
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The VIN number tells what is your bike's model year. The 10th digit of the VIN is the international code for model year. If the 10th digit on your bike's VIN is a "B", the bike is a 2011 model. If it is a "C", it is a 2012 model year. So, for you guys with black frame bikes, is the 10th digit a B or a C?

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This must be wrong because my 10th digit is "8". SMTTRE11B8Cxxxxxx
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #6289
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Question Tiger800 Forum

Nevermind.
I had to fiddle with my spam filter setting to receive their activation e-mail.

Please proceed........

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Old 06-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #6290
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This must be wrong because my 10th digit is "8". SMTTRE11B8Cxxxxxx
Graphite frame T800XC-A1
Interesting.

From wikipedia (for whatever it is worth):

"Model year encoding

One consistent element of the VIN is the 10th digit, which is required worldwide to encode the model year of the vehicle. Besides the three letters that are not allowed in the VIN itself (I, O and Q), the letters U and Z and the digit 0 are not used for the model year code. Note that the year code is the model year for the vehicle.

The year 1980 was encoded by some manufacturers, especially General Motors and Chrysler, as "A" (since the 17-digit VIN wasn't mandatory until 1981, and the "A" or zero was in the manufacturer's pre-1981 placement in the VIN), yet Ford and AMC still used a zero for 1980. Subsequent years increment through the allowed letters, so that "Y" represents the year 2000. 2001 to 2009 are encoded as the digits 1 to 9, and subsequent years are encoded as "A", "B", "C", etc."


Using this scale, B is 2011 and C is 2012.
This is consistent with other materials I researched as well.


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Old 06-06-2011, 01:02 PM   #6291
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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!

"Poor design" in what sense? Looks? Fit/finnish? Crash protection?
I haven't looked closely at them ... but I'm sure they are not true Bark Busters or anything truly off road capable ... I doubt Triumph had that in mind.

I'd guess 80% of XC owners won't need anything more heavy duty and won't care .... but I'm sure we will see something from Palmer Products soon ... post a link to Vendors when you get them up!
But keep these in mind when thinking about price:
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/pr...dFamilyId=9547

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Old 06-06-2011, 01:21 PM   #6292
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Barkbuster Kit (VPS or Storm or SWMotech) is now available for the 800s ...

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Old 06-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #6293
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Looks like this jerkoff has obtained a digital copy of the manual somehow and is printing pirated bound copies. The real manual is 4-hole punched on A4 paper and comes in a hard 4-ring binder.

I say buy it from Triumph, the manual is well worth the $100 asking price. But if you must pirate it at least get it for free so jerks like the guy above don't make money off the pirating.
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Here's what I think is the same guy and even slightly cheaper shipping.

http://store03.prostores.com/servlet...h-Tiger/Detail

Basically $41 USD out the door, shipped.

The consensus on the other Tiger site is the guy bought one, photo-copied it and had them rebound. According to the original post the manual arrive and looks great. I actually tried to order a service manual with my bike but my dealer said they're currently back-ordered until November?!?!!
I agree with the Jerk about buying the OEM manual, I always buy the service manuals for all our bikes. Invaluable, especially when you do all your own servicing. But when we bought my wife's Street Triple last year, I couldn't buy a Triumph manual, dealer said they weren't available, he didn't even have a part number for one and didn't know when they would be available. I checked back a few times over the next couple months then just ordered one of these.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:58 PM   #6294
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This must be wrong because my 10th digit is "8". SMTTRE11B8Cxxxxxx
Graphite frame T800XC-A1

Looking further into this...

Thanks for everyone who has replied so far. My guess based on more research is that the US VIN codes have the Model Year on the 10th digit, and the European VIN codes have this number on the 11th position. And that would make sense for all of you to have a "C" representing model year 2012 in either the 10th or 11th positions according to whether your bike was built for US or Europe. Of course, this may really not be right...

US VIN code:
Digit 1: Country of Origin
Digit 2: Manufacturer
Digit 3-8: Miscellaneous: body type, car line, restraint system, engine, braking system, etc.
Digit 9: Check Digit (1-9 or X)
Digit 10: Model Year
Digit 11: Assembly Plant Location
Digit 12 17: Sequential Vehicle Number


EU VIN code:
Position 1-3: World Manufacturer Identifier
Position 4+10: Body Type
Position 5-6: XX
Position 7: Line
Position 8: Assembly Plant
Position 9: Model
Position 11: Year
Position 12: Month
Position 13-17: Production Sequence Number
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:15 PM   #6295
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Hi! Anyone has an idea between the touratech and R&G radiator guards in regards to their aesthetic, functionality and durability?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:38 PM   #6296
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"Poor design" in what sense? Looks? Fit/finnish? Crash protection?
They are really small and close to the handle bar. It will be very easy to get your fingers grabbing the guard instead of the clutch lever with big gloves.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:58 PM   #6297
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just some pics (if ive done it right) picked it up on saturday. A big thanks to neil at Triumph Edinburgh


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Old 06-06-2011, 05:10 PM   #6298
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The VIN number tells what is your bike's model year. The 10th digit of the VIN is the international code for model year. If the 10th digit on your bike's VIN is a "B", the bike is a 2011 model. If it is a "C", it is a 2012 model year. So, for you guys with black frame bikes, is the 10th digit a B or a C?

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Mine's a 2012 Orange XC ABS, black frame, bought in US, and 10th digit = "C".
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:47 PM   #6299
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Mine's a 2012 Orange XC ABS, black frame, bought in US, and 10th digit = "C".

Thanks Meles Meles. And congratulations, this is a nice color combo.
And it confirms the theory of the 10th digit representing model year for US bound bikes.

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Old 06-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #6300
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Has anyone considering a Tiger 800 Road considered the Ducati Multistrada 1200 as well?

I want a road touring bike and was nearly set on the Tiger 800, but now I've been eying the MTS 1200. It's hard to ignore a bike like that. It's looking like about $4000 difference between the T800 and the MTS.

Since I don't plan on doing any off-road it just might be worth it.. Any thoughts?
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