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Old 06-09-2011, 05:24 PM   #6361
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Went for a blast through the sandunes here in WA at the weekend. Lots of fun. This beast is a blast on hard flat beaches. Action shots should turn up shortly.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:54 PM   #6362
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TKC80s

The Tiger got some new tires today, TKC80s.

Thanks brown Santa! (UPS)


To lift the front end I had to tap my extensive resource of 2x4 scraps .


The TKC80s are ever so slightly smaller in diameter. Keep in mind the OEM tire on the left has 5000 Miles on it.


And again for the rear....


View of the reasonable fender clearance


Ready for action!


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Old 06-09-2011, 05:59 PM   #6363
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Here's a XC with TKC's

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Old 06-09-2011, 06:00 PM   #6364
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Anyway, I really liked it. My baseline for street bikes is about as low as one can get, however. I'm tempted to get the regular 800, all white.
Good choice but I'd go for the XC ... here's why:
Low baseline? A Husky 610 and KLR650 aren't too bad ... plus a real dirt bike? I'd say you're doing well my friend. That Husky is a hoot! But if you bought the XC Tiger it's possible you could sell both the Husky and KLR ...as the Tiger kind of replaces them both and adds touring ability in the bargain. You've still got the 250 for tough dirt challenges. Just a thought.
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I made the mistake of riding two Ducati's after the Tiger. Hypermotard and Multistrada, both slightly used and farkled up. That was an experience, but a hard sell to my practical mind.
Both the Ducati's are awesome rides. I loved the Hyper Motard but my license wouldn't last a month on one of those ... and not the most practical of bikes, as you've pointed out.

The new Multi is incredible but not cheap. If I had the money, I'd consider the 1200 Multistrada for sure.

The Tiger 800XC covers a lot of ground, quite a versatile bike, reasonable price and should be reliable and not too expensive to maintain. (hopefully)
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:12 PM   #6365
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Good choice but I'd go for the XC ... here's why:
Low baseline? A Husky 610 and KLR650 aren't too bad ... plus a real dirt bike? I'd say you're doing well my friend. That Husky is a hoot! But if you bought the XC Tiger it's possible you could sell both the Husky and KLR ...as the Tiger kind of replaces them both and adds touring ability in the bargain. You've still got the 250 for tough dirt challenges. Just a thought.


Both the Ducati's are awesome rides. I loved the Hyper Motard but my license wouldn't last a month on one of those ... and not the most practical of bikes, as you've pointed out.

The new Multi is incredible but not cheap. If I had the money, I'd consider the 1200 Multistrada for sure.

The Tiger 800XC covers a lot of ground, quite a versatile bike, reasonable price and should be reliable and not too expensive to maintain. (hopefully)
I am actually considering a tiger and a hypermotard. I made a thread about it in this section of the forums. Maybe you coudl give her a look?
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #6366
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nice tire changer ... who makes it?
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:07 PM   #6367
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nice tire changer ... who makes it?
NoMar, very nice and well worth the money. It's made in the USA to boot! It's much cheaper if you but it at one of the trade shows they attend like the Progressive Motorcycle Shows.
http://www.nomartirechanger.com/products/1
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #6368
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nice tire changer ... who makes it?
wicked awesome trackstand too!
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:11 PM   #6369
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Hi Lori,
they look excellent. Did you lower your exhaust? On my bike (non-XC) it's higher (the center of the hole is about as high as the keyhole for the seat)

- Eric
Nope, didn't lower the exhaust. If anything it is raised up a bit. There's a small 2" exhaust pipe extension included in the pannier kit we got, which keeps everything lined up for assembling the mounting racks.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:56 AM   #6370
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I should have been more clear- it looked like the dark / opaque color was from clouding with tiny particles- nothing shiny or large, mind. Just wondered how typical this is for the first change, especially since I recalled people saying their oil came out clean at the first change. Going to run a few hundred more miles on semi-synthetic oil before switching to full synthetic.
My oil is looking dark after only 125 miles. I'm not worried because that's what oil is supposed to do. i.e. pick up and transport all the crap which then goes with it into the pan when it's changed.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:59 AM   #6371
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Hey everyone who has purchased a t800->

For long trips, fire roads, and light offroad:

I am trying to figure out what accessories I need, and are more critical.

The engine protection bars, what do you think?

Oil filter protection, exhaust, cat, and radiator - are these really neccessary?
For oil filter protection have a look at the SW-motech bash plate which comes up higher than the Triumph one.
The rad already has a (maybe flimsy) protector on it.
CAT will be covered by the bash plate.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:06 AM   #6372
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To lift the front end I had to tap my extensive resource of 2x4 scraps .
Has anyone taken the wheels out using the centre stand? Mine feels like it's balanced in the centre and will tip back with the front wheel out.

The bike looks awesome with knobblies.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:45 AM   #6373
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Got my SWmotech "EVO" side carriers mounted. With the Givi adaptors I'm now set for a bit of touring.




These are very well built and finished. Recommended.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:23 AM   #6374
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Nope, didn't lower the exhaust. If anything it is raised up a bit. There's a small 2" exhaust pipe extension included in the pannier kit we got, which keeps everything lined up for assembling the mounting racks.

Lori,
My guess would be that the 2" pipe raises the front of the muffler which would lower and straighten the angle of the back of the muffler.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:28 AM   #6375
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Has anyone taken the wheels out using the centre stand? Mine feels like it's balanced in the centre and will tip back with the front wheel out.

Yeah, when on the center stand, my XC rests on the rear wheel with a few bags loaded on the back (front wheel without). It tips easily either way, with or without luggage, so removing wheels is going to be a simple matter of tying down the opposite end (no tying down needed when removing the rear wheel with no luggage on the bike).

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