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Old 06-26-2011, 09:22 PM   #6826
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Question What brand of tires are you running?

Hey TriplePete what tires are you running on your T8XC? Nice pics.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:28 PM   #6827
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Hey TriplePete what tires are you running on your T8XC? Nice pics.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:17 PM   #6828
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HAPPY TRAILS PRODUCTS WILL BE OUT SOON!!!!!



The rear top plate will accept many types of boxes. I'm going to try to convince them to make a wider one to better support my Wolfman Expedition Tail Bag.



They went with a symmetrical design for the rack system. Perfect place for a tool tube on the left. That is a 4" tube. Need to find somebody that makes a 5". 6" too big. But 5"x20" will fit two tool rolls, front and rear tube, and consumable supplies.



These are SERIOUS crash guards. They are 1" tube and will protect the bike better than any other guards I have seen. They attach 3 places on each side and then to each other. They will be adding another hoop by the crankcase and highway pegs. These are the prototypes.





Any HT panniers can be fit to the bike. These do not stick out past the end of the handle bars and have quite a bit of room in them.





The skid plate is almost done and will cover as much as the Triumph one, but for much less $. Center stand also in development.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:23 PM   #6829
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I had put this in my "review" a while back but I'm not sure if many people caught on... Does anyone else have bad head shake on the 800xc? This is the first bike I have run full knobies (TKC80) and thought that maybe that could be causing it... Input?
Don't know what you mean by head "shake", but I've developed a klunk in the triple tree somewhere when I hit rocks and bumps. I'm guessing the nuts need to be re-torqued on the headstock bearings. Anybody else had this happen. I've been riding the bike pretty hard off road.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:14 AM   #6830
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I don't want a hugger but

I do want some sort of mud guard. I think I saw a rubber flap that attaches to the airbox, like most dirt bikes have. Now I can't find anything about it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:18 AM   #6831
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I do want some sort of mud guard. I think I saw a rubber flap that attaches to the airbox, like most dirt bikes have. Now I can't find anything about it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:55 AM   #6832
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I rode my XC offroad for the first time. I'm very happy with how well it does on gravel & dirt. After I aired down the stock tires, it was actually enjoyable. I only had an "oh shit" moment twice & both times I was barely moving. Notice I'm the only one without knobbies. I'll fix that this week. I installed a 15th front sprocket & it's waaaaaaaaay better. I only lost 4mph at the same rpm, but taking off requires a lot less revs. Also, slow speed maneuvers are a breeze.



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Old 06-27-2011, 06:27 AM   #6833
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Don't know what you mean by head "shake", but I've developed a klunk in the triple tree somewhere when I hit rocks and bumps. I'm guessing the nuts need to be re-torqued on the headstock bearings. Anybody else had this happen. I've been riding the bike pretty hard off road.
Head shake is when the handle bars rock back and forth. If it gets bad enough it turns in to tank slap and then turns in to you flying off the motorcycle. This can be fixed by steering dampers. From everyone else who commented this can be common with knobby tires at high speeds.

If you have a klunk in the handlebars you should take it in to a mechanic. It could be a number of things.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:42 AM   #6834
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Question What side rack do you have mounted?

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I rode my XC offroad for the first time. I'm very happy with how well it does on gravel & dirt. After I aired down the stock tires, it was actually enjoyable. I only had an "oh shit" moment twice & both times I was barely moving. Notice I'm the only one without knobbies. I'll fix that this week. I installed a 15th front sprocket & it's waaaaaaaaay better. I only lost 4mph at the same rpm, but taking off requires a lot less revs. Also, slow speed maneuvers are a breeze.



Just curious as the the side racks and who makes them? How are they working out for you? Are your racks for soft or hard luggage? I have the OEM side cases, and I don't think they would survive a laydown.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:52 AM   #6835
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That could be the exact defense we may ... eventually be forced to resort to. I've even heard that eventually that all ECM's will be 100% tamper proof ... and have a in-built Transmitter and will have the ability to download to a coded receiver/base station which could be everywhere. Computers would scan data automatically and issue citations/fines accordingly. The data would show your speed, location, date/time. All that tech is already HERE. Just up to all of us to stop it's misuse.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:56 AM   #6836
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Yep, talking wheel weights. There just seemed to be quite a few compared to the relatively small weights I am used to seeing on non-spoked wheels. I was thinking/hoping that maybe the knobbies (I know the AT tires on my truck required more weights) or just a bad balancing job by the dealer could be the reason for more weights, vice what would be on the wheels with less aggressive rubber.
Could be that the weights you're seeing are steel instead of the normal lead. If so they need to be twice the size (or there abouts) for the same weight.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:00 AM   #6837
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I've said for a long time that George Orwell got everything right except the year. Big brother WILL be watching you soon.
Too late, they already are.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:30 AM   #6838
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Just curious as the the side racks and who makes them? How are they working out for you? Are your racks for soft or hard luggage? I have the OEM side cases, and I don't think they would survive a laydown.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:48 AM   #6839
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I installed the Eastern Beaver 3CS fuse block. It has 3 circuits, 2 switched and 1 unswitched. Great product and fits perfectly next to the battery in the Tiger 800.

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Old 06-27-2011, 12:23 PM   #6840
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Problem with Idle.
Dont know if you have had this resolved but this same thing happened to me when I took a 800XC out for a demo ride. Rode about 30 minutes and everything was just wonderful, after that whenever I pulled up to a stop the bike would die. Made a beeline back to the dealer and told him about it but he didnt seem to think it was that big of a deal, of course he had a guy waiting for his turn to demo it. I can tell you that this bike had not had its 500 mile service but it was due.
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