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Old 06-15-2011, 06:41 PM   #6541
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I wonder what the ratio of 800 vs. 800XC is...

http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,25.0.html
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:52 PM   #6542
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Nice looking bike! I actually prefer the silver frame, especially on the white bike.....

Are you guys about ready to go? I'd be jumping out of my skin about now.

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nope....kinda waiting on others to do their thing....I mean we are ready but still no bikes in garage yet...2 weeks to go and we still have to work. At least we are getting the Heidenau tires we wanted installed....but when dunno either....soon we hope....soon.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:22 PM   #6543
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There are plenty of bikes waiting for buyers on dealer show rooms.
I'm sure there are. That was not the case when I placed my order, with a large deposit, 11 weeks ago. I clearly screwed up ordering the bike from the Denver dealer I ordered from. Nothing but broken delivery dates and promises from them.

It was supposed to arrive today. Not a word from them...
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:09 PM   #6544
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I'm sure there are. That was not the case when I placed my order, with a large deposit, 11 weeks ago. I clearly screwed up ordering the bike from the Denver dealer I ordered from. Nothing but broken delivery dates and promises from them.

It was supposed to arrive today. Not a word from them...


Which dealer?
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:21 PM   #6545
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We were told we were getting 2012 bikes with the graphite frames and if indeed they are 2012's they have silver frames....so, no guarantees for those hoping for graphite in the 2012 bunch from what we found out yesterday..
I just picked up my 2012 Crystal White T800R to replace the f'd up 2011 I had and it has the graphite colored frame, build date is 5/11. I like it better than the silver after seeing it in person. Oh and all the talk about the bleeder on the top radiator hose, there is not a bleeder on my 2012.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:27 PM   #6546
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Here in the US, we don't use pass switches for passing. I've never seen someone do that. I've never seen a pass switch on a motorcycle before.

I was in a hilly area with oncoming traffic. A trigger by your index finger is way easier as a momentary bright switch between traffic than the high beam rocker switch.
I'm in Ohio and have been using the flash to pass button, I also have one on my Versys. That is more apt to get someones attention than a turn signal, sometimes I'll use both.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:56 PM   #6547
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Just as an FYI...these guys are sitting on 4 XC's right now http://www.armandspowersports.com/

I saw 2 white 2011 ABS (one with factory bags), 1 black (with black frame) 2012 ABS, and he said they have a white non-ABS. He would probably like to sell them, so I don't think he will be firm on getting full MSRP, but who knows.

Man those are nice bikes, and that frigging paint is ridiculous!
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:44 PM   #6548
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In the UK you do have to have service done at an official dealer, and doing things yourself can void your warranty. So depends on local laws/regs.
Not true. In the UK you can do your own repairs and servicing without affecting the warranty. But you need to be able to show that you have done so competently and to manufacturers specifications, with genuine parts or parts that or of equal quality. The proof of course is the difficult part, and where you can get into an argument with the dealer / manufacturer.

But having done your own oil service say, there should be no conflict if the rear shock then fails, but you could expect a tougher time proving an engine failure.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:24 AM   #6549
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Not true. In the UK you can do your own repairs and servicing without affecting the warranty. But you need to be able to show that you have done so competently and to manufacturers specifications, with genuine parts or parts that or of equal quality. The proof of course is the difficult part, and where you can get into an argument with the dealer / manufacturer.

But having done your own oil service say, there should be no conflict if the rear shock then fails, but you could expect a tougher time proving an engine failure.
Has the law changed in the UK recently? I only ask because for years I've heard that you must visit official dealers. I seem to hear this repeated weekly by someone from the UK.

In the US owner servicing has been allowed for many years ... maybe forever ... but they will fight you on certain things, as you've mentioned.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:51 AM   #6550
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Has the law changed in the UK recently? I only ask because for years I've heard that you must visit official dealers. I seem to hear this repeated weekly by someone from the UK.
It's been that way for around 20 years now, I used to be an aftersales manager at a BMW car dealership in the late 80's / early 90's, and I remember it coming in as there was obviously a bit of a fuss about it from the manufacturers.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:04 AM   #6551
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We were told we were getting 2012 bikes with the graphite frames and if indeed they are 2012's they have silver frames....so, no guarantees for those hoping for graphite in the 2012 bunch from what we found out yesterday..
That's exactly what my 2012 looks like.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:53 AM   #6552
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:58 AM   #6553
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That's exactly what my 2012 looks like.
What month were your bikes manufactured? I think bikes manufactured up until the end of March/11 have the silver frame.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:07 AM   #6554
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What month were your bikes manufactured? I think bikes manufactured up until the end of March/11 have the silver frame.
My 2012 manufactured 5/11.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:00 AM   #6555
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I just returned from the dealer after testing an 800XC ABS.

What is that clunking/pinging noise when I let off the throttle? It happened consistently. It was annoying but I suppose I could get used to it, if it's normal and doesn't worsen. The bike stalled on me twice, both times by cracking the throttle open at a stop with the clutch pulled in. Is that normal?
Anyone care to comment on the clunking/chirp noise when letting of the throttle?
Or the stalling?

Just wondering if they are common amongst these bikes.
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