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Old 07-23-2011, 09:48 AM   #7366
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Not sure what you mean. The service manual makes no mention of any kind of flushing procedure. You drain the old coolant, you fill it up with new coolant.
i have just always ben told to make sure all of the other coolant is out before putting in different coolant...
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:54 AM   #7367
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i have just always ben told to make sure all of the other coolant is out before putting in different coolant...
Fair enough, but I guess you have to devise the procedure on your own.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:58 AM   #7368
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Fair enough, but I guess you have to devise the procedure on your own.
and i did, i just kept pouring until it came out with the new stuff
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:33 AM   #7369
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On mine, the click in the forks has went away... but it sounds like most bikes with this issue are getting the steering bearings snugged up a bit and it fixes it.
I had the same clicking going on over the first 1000 miles as well. Seems to have gone away over the next 1500. I hate intermittent problems or even worse when a problem fixes itself.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:34 AM   #7370
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Not sure what you mean. The service manual makes no mention of any kind of flushing procedure. You drain the old coolant, you fill it up with new coolant.
I flushed with distilled water prior to switching to Engine Ice. Maybe it was unnecessary, but I'm sure it didn't hurt.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:09 AM   #7371
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Hey G,
Of course it does things well off pavement. It's just slower than my other bikes on that stuff. And certainly I would be worried about pushing it on dirt. On pavement, it is a completely different story. But you should know, I'm coming form the dirt side of the equation, so my lenses show a different bias here...
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I'd be slower on it as well off road. That's how I am with my AT. On my 640, it's a different story.

If I had a wr250, or xr400, let's say - I'd be faster on those than my 640 - I was when I had my DRZ-400 ........

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Old 07-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #7372
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I had the same clicking going on over the first 1000 miles as well. Seems to have gone away over the next 1500. I hate intermittent problems or even worse when a problem fixes itself.
Beat into adjustment.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:20 PM   #7373
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I think that's the best pannier setup I've seen for any bike!
Really? What do you like about this set up? I find ALL SW Motech box set ups too wide.

So far ... the Jesse bags get my vote for best bags for the Tiger 800XC. I like how they tuck in nice and close. And the mounting racks are very well engineered. SW Motech stuff is pretty strong ... but ill designed aesthetics wise. I put near 100,000 miles on my DL1000 with Motech racks on.

Here is Lori's earlier post with pics:

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(Exclusive spy photos!)

The hubby and I were lucky enough to have our Tigers used for the prototype Jesse luggage system. We've been riding our bikes to work this week, with bags mostly empty. Can't even tell they are there once you are riding. It's a bit of an adaption for me getting on and off the bike with luggage. This will be my first bike with hard bags. We have a pavement/dirt camping trip planned, and we will post an update on how everything works out.

For those familiar with the Jesse luggage, you know how well it is made and how slick everything works. 5" adjustment travel (forward/back) to get the weight balanced right where you need it. Plus a bit of tilt adjustment as well. Matching locks. Top loading!

These are the 10" Odyssey bags.




Overall width on the Tiger is about 37". You can bring them in another inch closer if you have an aftermarket pipe. (Stock pipe on ours)




And a very cool touch on the mounting bracket:




The mounting brackets are painted prototypes, so I'm sure the final powdercoated versions will be awesome! Plus, it looks like you could flop over a set of soft bags and tie them to the mounting brackets pretty easily.

I don't know the what the going production price will be for the bags and brackets, but I believe Al Jesse said he would be ready for orders in early June. http://www.jesseluggage.com/

Oh, and he's also going to be making a top plate system for the rear rack, and probably a couple other nifty things for the new Tiger as well!
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:56 PM   #7374
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I'd be slower on it as well off road. That's how I am with my AT. On my 640, it's a different story.

If I had a wr250, or xr400, let's say - I'd be faster on those than my 640 - I was when I had my DRZ-400 ........

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That's how it goes for me as well. That Wr250R is so much fun on dirt roads.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:29 PM   #7375
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I rode the 800 XC today - finally.

Wow - it's a sweet bike. They certainly built it to take on the 800 GS market.

I would buy one, and in fact - next spring I just might.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:48 PM   #7376
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Think I have the same problem... You guys find out what the clicking is? Happens to me when braking hard or downhill, also when rolling on rough roads.

Side note, I'm in Duluth with the fiancée and just ordered a Roadcrafter at Aerostich
When braking mine was making a clunking noise and I could feel a small thump in the bars. The dealer checked it out and found the head bearings were dry. The bike only has 1500 miles on it, how does that happen? Was probably built on a Friday.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:06 PM   #7377
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I just got my August issue of Motorcycle Consumer News and it has a very interesting article comparing the Tiger 800XC with BMW's F800GS.......just sayin'
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:38 PM   #7378
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When braking mine was making a clunking noise and I could feel a small thump in the bars. The dealer checked it out and found the head bearings were dry. The bike only has 1500 miles on it, how does that happen? Was probably built on a Friday.
I've got about 3500 miles on now, still clicking away. Will probably try to take it to the dealer next weekend. Hopefully another couple hundred miles on it won't be a problem.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:33 AM   #7379
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I just got my August issue of Motorcycle Consumer News and it has a very interesting article comparing the Tiger 800XC with BMW's F800GS.......just sayin'
Could / would you summarize? I don't get MCNews.

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Old 07-24-2011, 08:17 AM   #7380
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Could / would you summarize? I don't get MCNews.

Thanks.

Found this on another forum: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62064

Triumph Tiger 800XC vs BMW F800GS

The August 2011 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News includes a comparison of the new Triumph Tiger 800XC and the BMW F800GS. Here's a quick summary of their findings.

Motors - tie
Transmissions - tie
Suspension & Chassis Geometry - Tiger 1st, GS 2nd
Brakes, Wheels & Tires - Tiger 1st, GS 2nd
Ergonomics - Tiger 1st, GS 2nd
Riding Impression - tie
Instruments & Controls - Tiger 1st, GS 2nd
Attention to Detail - Tiger 1st, GS 2nd
Value - Tiger 1st, GS 2nd

Overall - Tiger 1st, GS 2nd

The magazine concluded their test with these comments.
"Choosing a winner here is difficult...If you enjoy marathon rides on long - and preferably twisty - stretches of road, and you want to throw in more than a few dirt fireroads for fun, then the Triumph Tiger 800XC is a clear winner. For others, whose riding style emphasizes prowling the untamed wilderness, the BMW F800GS may be worth a good hard look.

Even so, at the end of the day there's no denying that the Tiger 800XC is the more polished machine here."




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