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Old 07-23-2011, 03:56 PM   #7381
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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   #7382
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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   #7383
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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   #7384
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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   #7385
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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   #7386
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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   #7387
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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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Old 07-24-2011, 10:37 AM   #7388
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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.
Interesting. just about every owner of 800s I've spoken to have said they have "the clunk" under braking. I think I'm going to drop the stem out and grease it. Cheers.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:16 AM   #7389
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That XC must be fast, you went back in time.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:53 PM   #7390
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Could / would you summarize? I don't get MCNews.

Thanks.
Yea, love to hear some info on that review. I used to subscribe ... it ran out ... and it's not online.
EDIT: Sorry ... just saw earlier post. Interesting stuff for sure.

I wonder ... since Motorcycle Consumer News don't take ads ... if they would ever comment on long term reliability? IMHO, this is where the BMW will really get it's ass kicked. SO MANY problems ... serious problems, far worse than the Tiger's stalling. But it is still early days for the Tiger. Fingers crossed!

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Old 07-24-2011, 04:10 PM   #7391
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Interesting. just about every owner of 800s I've spoken to have said they have "the clunk" under braking. I think I'm going to drop the stem out and grease it. Cheers.
I haven't noticed it (5,500+ miles) but I'll pay attention this week.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:06 PM   #7392
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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.

...

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."

Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #7393
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Lowered the redhead's kitty with a pair of links I fabricated. She feels more comfortable and confident now that she can flat-foot it...

Next up - RoxRisers to bring the bars back a bit...
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:25 PM   #7394
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Holy crap! How'd you get one in 2007?
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:40 AM   #7395
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Fireball, have a shot of the 800 from the side? Looks like you lowered the front end as well?
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