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Old 06-09-2011, 11:41 AM   #6391
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Your thinking about my post. I said there was almost no metal. The oil was plenty dark. I'm used to new motors first oil change looking like someone dumped a can of glitter in there. Not so with the T8.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:03 PM   #6392
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If these were our bikes I might consider Rox and change the brake cable to be sure. But since they are on loan...the 20mm I hope will make the reach a little less for me and when standing a bit more comfortable as well.

Didn't change a thing, they fit perfect. There's plenty of wire, hose and cable.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #6393
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Didn't change a thing, they fit perfect. There's plenty of wire, hose and cable.
interesting good to know. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:11 PM   #6394
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what accessories..?

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?
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:49 PM   #6395
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#2 Buttermere end of Honister Pass
(was there on Sunday.. also wet)
#3 Crummock Water?
#5 Yorkshire Dales on your way back to Hull??
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #6396
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Talking Rox Risers

I too installed the Rox Risers on my 800xc. I am 5'11" and these put the bars in a far more natural position, and feels much better while standing. (before I felt a little too far forward, particularly while standing). I could probably move them a tad bit more forward, but it's still quite an improvement already.

Plenty of room for the cables, didn't have to change anything.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:24 PM   #6397
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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, 04:54 PM   #6398
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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, 04:59 PM   #6399
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Here's a XC with TKC's

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Old 06-09-2011, 05:00 PM   #6400
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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, 05:12 PM   #6401
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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, 05:59 PM   #6402
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nice tire changer ... who makes it?
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:07 PM   #6403
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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, 08:29 PM   #6404
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nice tire changer ... who makes it?
wicked awesome trackstand too!
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:11 PM   #6405
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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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