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Old 07-16-2011, 12:22 AM   #7291
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What brand of seat is that??

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I believe it is a Rick Mayer ... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701061
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:52 AM   #7292
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:42 AM   #7293
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A little over 2K miles on my T800 ABS and it has been perfect. Dealer did the 500 mile service. No problems before or after the first service.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #7294
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1800 miles and so far, perfect. The only problem with riding around Red Lodge, MT is the XC really doesn't like getting stuck behind gaggles of pokey Harleys... some sort of "rally" in town this weekend. Fortunately, she has more than enough power to wind up and rocket around them. This bike is great fun

However, the XC offers sanctuary by design. The Harley's can't slow me up here:
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #7295
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1800 miles and so far, perfect. The only problem with riding around Red Lodge, MT is the XC really doesn't like getting stuck behind gaggles of pokey Harleys... some sort of "rally" in town this weekend. Fortunately, she has more than enough power to wind up and rocket around them. This bike is great fun

However, the XC offers sanctuary by design. The Harley's can't slow me up here:
That's a picture postcard ...
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:15 PM   #7296
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My first Triumph post (former 1 liter Vstrom owner)

In case you wanted to see what the Tiger 800 looked like with XC AND Rox risers. The price you pay for having long legs. Now I can stand comfortably.

It's amazing the length of the control cables on this bike! The clutch is a little snug in a full lock left turn but not enough to worry about. When I pull the tank off some day I'll see if I can reroute it.

Segue: HANDGUARDS!

I have been riding with hand guards for so long (Vstrom and DRZ) the Triumph felt naked without them.

I tried some Cycra hand guards but they didn't fit right without modification (bending or a spacer of some sort, cool bar mount though). I didn't feel like messing with them so I returned them and got the Barkbusters. I'm not crazy about the clutch cable going over the mount (It really wants to go right through it). If you adjust the lever assembly so the cable is underneath, the clutch lever is angled down too much. I was thinking about getting another manufacturers mount (Moose racing) and using them. I didn’t like the Moose plastics that came with them. You can just buy the mounts as a replacement part.

Speaking of hand guards, If you do get the Cycra don’t order the white shields for your white bike, it makes the paint on the bike look yellowed since it’s a pearl color, just an observation. Maybe the Cycra natural color would look better.

The Barkbusters come with a add on shield (adds about 2 inches to the top) for colder weather.

Time for bed.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:20 PM   #7297
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Darn, I can only post one image per post?

OK, here are the other photos, one by one.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:21 PM   #7298
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Dar,n I can only post one image per post?

OK, here are the other photos, one by one.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:24 PM   #7299
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Darn, I can only post one image per post?

OK, here are the other photos, one by one.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #7300
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Darn, I can only post one image per post?


OK, here are the other photos, one by one.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:32 PM   #7301
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While I'm here.....

In case you haven't had a chance to remove your Tiger handle bar risers.
This is what it looks like once you do.

The XC riser on the left and the standard is on the right.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:05 AM   #7302
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You can post as many images as you'd like per post. Just need a photo sharing site like smug mug to access image codes. Then place them in between [IMG][/IMG].
or a pic off the net, right click it, "Copy Image Address" and place that between the IMG code above.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:52 PM   #7303
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Finally test rode one of these this past friday in RI. Biggest impression was that it put out a lot of heat. Ambient temp was about 80 deg F. 20 minute group test ride with some stop and go, 25 to 45 mph mostly (yes, it was boring, unfortunately they don't have very good roads around the Pawtucket dealership). Test rode a tiger 1050 immediately after, and it ran so much cooler it felt like the ambient temp had suddenly dropped 10 degrees, quite a difference. Not sure why a bigger motor would run that much cooler, maybe the 800 is way too lean using the US fuel map?

Liked the riding position, very similar to my multistrada 1000. Unfortunately the heat would keep me from buying it, and it didn't have the torquey feel I'm used to. I'd get the 1050 if I had to choose one, that motor felt very nice.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #7304
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OK, here are the other photos, one by one.
I couldn't tell how the right handguard is mounted, but I suggest watching that it doesn't take the brake banjo if it rotates a bit...

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Old 07-17-2011, 04:56 PM   #7305
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I will take delivery of a new White Road model with ABS sometime in the next 10 days or so. Can't wait. I was wrestling with pannier choices for a while. I chose not to go with the Triumph bags and was giving serious consideration to the Jesse bags, as I have used them before on a GS and liked them. I had an interest in giving the Touratech a try for a change but was rather put off by the price...that is until I got an unexpected bonus check in the mail! Bags ordered; no idea when the mounts will be ready. I have a week off beginning this coming Saturday. I was hoping my bike would show in time for a trip, but I am doubting it at this point.

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