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Old 06-10-2011, 12:56 AM   #6406
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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, 12:59 AM   #6407
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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, 01:06 AM   #6408
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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, 02:45 AM   #6409
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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, 04:23 AM   #6410
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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, 06:28 AM   #6411
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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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Old 06-10-2011, 06:36 AM   #6412
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XC looks just right with TKC's on it.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #6413
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XC looks just right with TKC's on it.
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It does indeed....
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #6414
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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.

The Jesse system comes with a spacer section which goes in-between the end of the head pipe and the start of the muffler pipe right behind where your right heel is. The kit also comes with a fin shaped adapter that bolts to the muffler and the muffler mount. The end effect is to lower the pipe slightly and move it back a bit.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:32 AM   #6415
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Pulled the trigger today...

T800XC ABS trailered home from the dealer today...told them I'd probably be back Tuesday for 600 mile service... Came with within a gnats ass of buying a Multistrada, but in the end figured this was just a lot more practical and less likely to get me a whole slew of points on my driving record!

First on accessory list will be bash plate and engine guards!



Feels like a "ride to lunch day"!!!

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Old 06-10-2011, 03:18 PM   #6416
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T800XC ABS trailered home from the dealer today

First on accessory list will be bash plate and engine guards!
Just got my SWmotech bash plate today. Nice piece of kit. Well made, sturdy and took 5 minutes to fit. The thing that sold it to me was that the front comes higher than the Triumph one and covers the oil filter. The under tray part is 5mm alloy and at the rear it bends down slightly to protect the suspension linkage. It is bash plate porn.
I did take a couple of pictures but I left the camera in the garage and it's pissing down now.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:45 PM   #6417
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Life sure is good!

Ordered the SW Motech bash plate today. Should be here next week some time. Anybody know where I can for sure get the Triumph crash bars? They're the only ones that look right for this bike to me.

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Old 06-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #6418
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[QUOTE=bug67;16135522]Life sure is good!

Ordered the SW Motech bash plate today. Should be here next week some time. Anybody know where I can for sure get the Triumph crash bars? They're the only ones that look right for this bike to me.

[IMG]http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m132/bug67/Motorcycle/DSC_0002.


I got mine from eBay from San Marco,ca $172 with free shipping.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:03 PM   #6419
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SWmotech bash plate.

Extracted the camera from the garage this morning......

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:25 AM   #6420
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Remus has both a carbon fiber and titanium finished slip-ons for the 800. Price for either is $739.00.

Remus Slip-on
I've always wondered what those 2 springs are on the Remis. Any help?
I find them to look like an after thought.
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