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Old 08-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #7831
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I'm an avid motocross and trail rider on my CRF450R and pick up this Triumph which is my first street / plated bike. I've had the bike for about 6 weeks and put on about 1,300 miles, I love this bike!

I've added a few goodies to the bike:
  • OEM Skid/sump guard ($174 on eBay)
  • OEM Fog lights ($274 on eBay)
  • GPS (Garmin 1490T, $128 shipped on eBay)
If you're looking for a wide selection of GPS mounts, check out GPScity.com. The GPS mount I'm using is $10, it uses zip ties and works great! I use the same mount on my dirt bike and it has held up to some extreme riding and will be no problem on the Triumph. If you need a new helmet, check out the Airoh S4 enduro helment. It's super light, quiet, and only 1,400 grams. Only about $240 shipped from the UK on eBay to the USA. I have their top of the line Motocross helmet and it's super light at 950grams and they make nice quality helmets that are equally approved and safe as a DOT approved helmet here in the USA.

If anyone lives in the Bay Area or Central California, send me a PM, let's do some riding up in the Sierra Mountains. I have a great trip planned this month from Aug 27-31st, ping me if you're interested. Let's ride!!!

I'll post a video of my most recent Sierra Mountain ride later this week. It was the back roads of the Sierra Mountains to Yosemite. About 18 hours of riding over two days, it was a blast! No trail pics, but once I post the video you'll have an idea of the terrain.

Some pictures from our ride last weekend:












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Old 08-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #7832
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300 mile ride today, rain at times with sopping wet roads, hot temps at other times with roads both wet and dry, paved twisties, narrow dirt roads, smooth fresh asphalt, broken asphalt that was more potholes and cracks than pavement; the XC took it all in stride and never faltered, let alone stalled. God, I love this bike.

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Old 08-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #7833
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300 mile ride today, rain at times with sopping wet roads, hot temps at other times with roads both wet and dry, paved twisties, narrow dirt roads, smooth fresh asphalt, broken asphalt that was more potholes and cracks than pavement; the XC took it all in stride and never faltered, let alone stalled. God, I love this bike.

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Old 08-07-2011, 09:40 PM   #7834
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300 mile ride today, rain at times with sopping wet roads, hot temps at other times with roads both wet and dry, paved twisties, narrow dirt roads, smooth fresh asphalt, broken asphalt that was more potholes and cracks than pavement; the XC took it all in stride and never faltered, let alone stalled. God, I love this bike.

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Sounds like really good ride, Mark.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:40 AM   #7835
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That is what worries me, my T800 has run perfect from day one but sooner or later it has to go in for it's 10.000km service.
So uploading a new map can only ruin my bike, I am thinking of requesting my dealer not to upload a new map. I mean, they need to click on "are you sure you want to upload new software" so they can also choose: No
Use TuneECU & copy your existing tune from the ecu. After your 10k service if you have issues not experienced before the service then simply reload your previously saved tune.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:42 AM   #7836
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Use TuneECU & copy your existing tune from the ecu. After your 10k service if you have issues not experienced before the service then simply reload your previously saved tune.
Or even better, tell the dealer NOT to load a new tune - it's his bike....
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:22 AM   #7837
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Question Looking for a late model tiger 800 for sale

My friend ask me to post this , he wants a used Tiger 800, is there any out there for sale. The new bikes just came a few months ago i believe!. prob hard to find a used 1. He rode a demo ,as i did @ bike fest . We loved the Tiger 800.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:42 AM   #7838
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:55 AM   #7839
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Or even better, tell the dealer NOT to load a new tune - it's his bike....
Has anyone dones this? I mean not allow the dealer to change the tune upon service. Sounds like most have trouble after breakin maintenance and tune. Is this a case of, " if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? I am coming up on my 500 mile breakin service and am tempted to tell the dealer to leave the tune alone.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:22 AM   #7840
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Has anyone dones this? I mean not allow the dealer to change the tune upon service. Sounds like most have trouble after breakin maintenance and tune. Is this a case of, " if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? I am coming up on my 500 mile breakin service and am tempted to tell the dealer to leave the tune alone.
Give it a go - as I said, it's YOUR bike and if it's running fine then tell them you want them to leave the tune along - be insistent and if they can't commit to that then maybe (if possible) take it somewhere else.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:45 AM   #7841
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Cool2 Got mine about a month ago.

Have 1800 miles on it and Love it!

Have had a few small problems but nothing major.





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Old 08-08-2011, 10:07 AM   #7842
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Have any of you Tiger owners taken your bike off road. How Capable are they.
I've led a trail ride (we call it "green laning") around the Salisbury area of the UK in the company of 9 KTMs of various shapes and one other T800XC.
The conditions were tricky in places because there had been some rain which filled all the puddles. Some very deep. The Tiger held its own very well. In fact I did a lot of waiting for the group to catch up.
Verdict? Very capable.
A small taste of the ride....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0eVj..._order&list=UL

There were some breakages so we were down to 6 for this photo...


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Old 08-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #7843
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:43 AM   #7844
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Great pics and video BlackTiger, I know that area very very well
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:52 AM   #7845
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Sump guard and center stand.

On the XC, has anyone used the SW Motech sump guard with the Triump center stand? Are they compatible?
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