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Old 07-14-2011, 04:34 PM   #7201
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...I got one of the first ABS XCs delivered in the US, and it's been flawless for 9100 miles now.

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Old 07-14-2011, 05:09 PM   #7202
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Good move.



I was just too pumped to wait. The irony is, I waited for 13 weeks to get mine. Now I'm on week 2 of it being in the shop, and I'm not able to ride it. If all goes well, I'll get it back after week 3. Hopefully it is fixed. I'm concerned....

I've owned 4 Triumphs in this century. 3 were exceptional motorcycles with no problems to really speak of. I've owned my 4th (2012 Tiger XC) for about 6 weeks now, less than 800 miles, makes me glad to have a 2 year warranty...
Maybe they really did copy the BMW?
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:27 PM   #7203
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Just one more friendly note about the Fuel exhaust. If you order it from the states, be sure to tell your bank you bought something from overseas cause they will probably put a flag on your card for fraud! Ask me how I know!
Thanks....but I guess it depends where you're credit card is issued
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:29 PM   #7204
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #7205
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Finally! Top case!!

Now I can actually use the bike for things.

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Old 07-14-2011, 05:55 PM   #7206
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I've had the stalling issue, started around the first 100 miles. First service and updated tunes didn't help. Documented all this a few pages back, with video. After almost 4 weeks in the shop, they replaced the throttle body. Have only taken it for a 30 minute ride since getting it back this week. Everything seems fine. Will put on some miles this weekend and will report back. Hoping the problem is corrected because I absolutely love this bike and just want to ride!
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #7207
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Hey G.!
The bike is great. What I've learned from two incursions on gravel roads so far is that dirt is not going to stop me if I happen to be riding the Tiger and a gravel road is included on my route to somewhere. It is a heavy bike and it shows it. But it does the job very well, considering its size. But I really like it on paved roads. That's where this bike is really fun, in my humble opinion, of course! I would like to say the front suspension is dialed for my liking for both on and off road.
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Nice .......

I've been doing some further research and checking reviews, that - I'm sure - most everyone in this thread knows - but the XC is lighter than the 800gs, wet. Though of course from all the reviews, it seems that it's;

The 800gs is a "dirt" based bike that can do paved duties.
The 800xc is a more "street" based bike that can do dirt duties.

Would you agree with that ?????? Just curious.

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Old 07-14-2011, 07:17 PM   #7208
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Finally! Top case!!

Now I can actually use the bike for things.
Like be ashamed of itself every time it see's it's reflection?



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Old 07-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #7209
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Like be ashamed of itself every time it see's it's reflection?



Looks like shit but can carry groceries. I don't know how people do without top cases. Damn motorcycles are useless without the ability to carry stuff.

They do look like crap though.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:24 PM   #7210
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Nice .......

I've been doing some further research and checking reviews, that - I'm sure - most everyone in this thread knows - but the XC is lighter than the 800gs, wet. Though of course from all the reviews, it seems that it's;

The 800gs is a "dirt" based bike that can do paved duties.
The 800xc is a more "street" based bike that can do dirt duties.

Would you agree with that ?????? Just curious.

Cheers .....

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Chiming in, I agree with that. A buddy of mine on a GS and I did about 1000 miles of sand, gravel, and dirt roads two weekends ago. We switched bikes and the GS is simply closer to a true dirt bike than the Triumph. I especially liked the GS on the gravel, I was definitely more confident on the GS and it had the stock Anakees and I had TKC80's. My 800XC did better in the sand, especially when it got deep, but that's probably more tires than anything. The bikes were fully loaded. If I did non-pavement in more than 50% of my riding, then the GS might be the better bike. The list of reasons I think the Triumph is better is very long though... I'm still very happy with my choice of the Triumph. Plus, everywhere we stopped, people went nuts over the Triumph...
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:25 PM   #7211
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looks like shit but can carry groceries. I don't know how people do without top cases. Damn motorcycles are useless without the ability to carry stuff.

They do look like crap though.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:40 PM   #7212
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Nice .......

I've been doing some further research and checking reviews, that - I'm sure - most everyone in this thread knows - but the XC is lighter than the 800gs, wet. Though of course from all the reviews, it seems that it's;

The 800gs is a "dirt" based bike that can do paved duties.
The 800xc is a more "street" based bike that can do dirt duties.

Would you agree with that ?????? Just curious.

Cheers .....

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If I could add a perspective....I picked the bike up on Saturday and Sunday did a ride with some fellow ADVers. We did a mixture of back roads, dirt roads and Jeep trails that, in places were very very knarly with some very deep mud holes. At one point I had to hop over a log (it looked large but in reality...prob wasn't that big ). I was on the OEM tires and I couldn't stand (big issue) and the Tigger was quite simply fantastic. It seemed to float over the rocks and roots and I only ever got stuck once on an uphill when I lost momentum and my rear wheel got stuck on a rock.

I will say that the Tigger did better on that ride than my XR would have done, by quite a way although I will also add my XR suspension is badly in need of some maintenance.

Details of the ride here

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Old 07-14-2011, 07:59 PM   #7213
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Nice .......

I've been doing some further research and checking reviews, that - I'm sure - most everyone in this thread knows - but the XC is lighter than the 800gs, wet. Though of course from all the reviews, it seems that it's;

The 800gs is a "dirt" based bike that can do paved duties.
The 800xc is a more "street" based bike that can do dirt duties.

Would you agree with that ?????? Just curious.

Cheers .....

G.
Hey G,
Difficult to tell, they are both heavy bikes. I've ridden the GS only three times and I really like it. It doesn't have legs as long as the 800XC have for the road, especially long trips. On the other hand, the 800GS has a narrower seat and a narrower body where you need it to be narrow to make it work better on the dirt. And I like the acceleration dynamics of the GS, it makes it feel lighter than it is. Really nice on that department. I did not buy the XC for the dirt. But I have an eye on the Husqvarna 900, when they have the GS version out at EICMA in November. If you compare the Husqvarna Nuda 900R with the BMW 800R and then you venture to imagine what Husqvarna will have in terms of an enduro bike... I don't know, if you are serious for getting something for the dirt, at this size, neither the XC or the GS, perhaps the Husky?
How is that for a non answer?
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:20 PM   #7214
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Looks like shit but can carry groceries. I don't know how people do without top cases. Damn motorcycles are useless without the ability to carry stuff.

They do look like crap though.
Top boxes do ruin the look of most bikes, even though they are practical. I am waiting to find the perfect panniers as a better alternative.

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Old 07-14-2011, 09:22 PM   #7215
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Maybe they really did copy the BMW?
That's an interesting point actually ... as the F800GS seems to have endemic problems with the TPS also. And guess what? Both bikes are using Keihin F.I. systems ... and probably a Mitsubishi ECM (anybody look on the ECM to see who makes it?

Pretty sure both bikes are using Keihin Throttle bodies, TPS and F.I. systems.

Some early Vstroms had similar problems, Suzuki sorted it out pretty quickly.
Other bikes have similar issues. (stalling, overheating, rough idle, no start, warning lights)
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