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Old 07-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #7456
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FlatlanderInVT, Mercury264, & Rob Dirt,
Thanks for the quick responses. I ride year-round and I'm approaching 50 and my cold tolerance isn't what it used to be, so I'm thinking about adding an electric vest to my winter gear. I haven't heard any issues about the Tiger's electrics supporting an electric vest...I'm hoping it's not an issue.
You won't have any issues in that regard - the Tigger's alternator kicks out a pretty good wattage.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:37 PM   #7457
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:51 PM   #7458
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Thanks Merc!
FWIW, you can add another power socket that fits in the battery box - there is a knockout just for that purpose and I believe there is a socket to plug it into already built-in to the wiring loom. I plan on doing that as it will be more convenient for electric gear than the one by the bars.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:33 PM   #7459
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Additional power socket.

Very easy to add to additional power socket. I added one to my 2012 800XC and it is plug and play.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #7460
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Yea I added the factory additional power socket and there is wires and plug right there to plug into the accessory socket. The socket probably could be sources from just about anywhere I've seen them for around 10 dollars and the official triumph socket I think I paid 30 dollars and If you want official triumph accessories for cheap ya might want to check out a web site called madss.com for discounted prices.http://www.madss.com/default.asp hope this helps someone Iddy
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:02 PM   #7461
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #7462
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How far from a dealer are you?

I'm hoping to buy a T800xc next year, but we no longer have a Triumph dealer in Boise. I am wondering how many of you new Tiger owners live more than a few hours from a dealer. I am concerned about traveling at least 350 miles for scheduled maintenance, or warranty issues, but I don't think it woul be a total deal breaker. Any input one way or another is welcome.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:31 PM   #7463
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FlatlanderInVT, Mercury264, & Rob Dirt,
Thanks for the quick responses. I ride year-round and I'm approaching 50 and my cold tolerance isn't what it used to be, so I'm thinking about adding an electric vest to my winter gear. I haven't heard any issues about the Tiger's electrics supporting an electric vest...I'm hoping it's not an issue.
This baby has a 645W alternator! You can run all sorts of stuff on that! Heat away...
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:34 PM   #7464
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I'm hoping to buy a T800xc next year, but we no longer have a Triumph dealer in Boise. I am wondering how many of you new Tiger owners live more than a few hours from a dealer. I am concerned about traveling at least 350 miles for scheduled maintenance, or warranty issues, but I don't think it woul be a total deal breaker. Any input one way or another is welcome.
I had my deposit down at Big Twin when they lost Triumph. Ended up buying in Denver. Have not been happy with the dealership at all. They have one more chance to redeem themselves tomorrow or I take my business elsewhere. There should be a dealer in Boise soon. My salesman knows the dealer development guy and I'll try to get an update on the new Boise dealer tomorrow when I go in there.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #7465
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How they fixed our Stalling problems

if anyone is having stalling problems...here is a link as to how they fixed both our bikes....so far so good after three days of riding.

http://advgrrls.wordpress.com/stalli...our-tiger-xcs/
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:07 AM   #7466
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FWIW, you can add another power socket that fits in the battery box - there is a knockout just for that purpose and I believe there is a socket to plug it into already built-in to the wiring loom. I plan on doing that as it will be more convenient for electric gear than the one by the bars.
Yes, it's trivially easy. Here's a how-to write-up I posted on the Tiger 800 site:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1580.0.html

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:01 AM   #7467
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Yes, it's trivially easy. Here's a how-to write-up I posted on the Tiger 800 site:
http://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,1580.0.html

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Old 07-27-2011, 07:09 AM   #7468
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Unless you're already a member.....


I'll add while I'm here that I cured my braking clunk, click by torquing up the head bearings. I had to tweak them by about half a turn on the castle nuts.
And, I'll add that my particular bike has run perfectly from day one. The only stalling is through my ineptitude. i.e. it doesn't quite have the heft at tick over that the 955 Tigger has.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:40 AM   #7469
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I'll add while I'm here that I cured my braking clunk, click by torquing up the head bearings. I had to tweak them by about half a turn on the castle nuts.
And, I'll add that my particular bike has run perfectly from day one. The only stalling is through my ineptitude. i.e. it doesn't quite have the heft at tick over that the 955 Tigger has.
Been meaning to join so I just did....

I stalled my bike about a dozen times the first day I had it. Pretty much all down to me getting used to the throttle - it's much lighter than all my other bikes and does take a bit of getting used to. I also force myself to stop blipping the throttle as I set off - it really doesn't like that. All I do is slip the clutch a little more than I usually do as I set off and it's been absolutely fine ever since.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:59 AM   #7470
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I'm hoping to buy a T800xc next year, but we no longer have a Triumph dealer in Boise. I am wondering how many of you new Tiger owners live more than a few hours from a dealer. I am concerned about traveling at least 350 miles for scheduled maintenance, or warranty issues, but I don't think it woul be a total deal breaker. Any input one way or another is welcome.
I live near Boise and that was the deal breaker for me. I do my own maintenance so I don't care about that. Even if you don't want to do your own maintenance there's no reason why it has to be done at a Triumph dealer so this is a non-issue in my mind. On the other hand, warranty/recall issues would be so massively inconvenient that, to me, it wasn't worth the risk.

Hopefully we'll end up with a good local dealer sometime soon.
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