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Old 08-15-2011, 01:46 PM   #7966
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[QUOTE=SierraADV;16632524]Took a nice ride from my place in the Bay Area down to Big Sur over the weekend. I hit some crazy traffic on Highway 1, but had a great time venturing out on the dirt roads. I really love this bike, I just wish I did not wait until I was 40 to take up the sport and get my first road bike. The weather and views were great, but too hot for my nice Triumph Adventure riding gear. My Rev'it ES Air mesh riding gear set is awesome, great ventilation & protection, quality stuff! I love that I can wear my motocross boots with this bike, makes me feel at home...

About 1,500 miles on the bike now.

POV video coming shortly, here are some highlights from the ride"

Were you running the Pirelli scorpion trails and did you air them down. How did they handle the dirt roads??

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Old 08-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #7967
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Wolfman looks good. I decided to go without racks: got the Giant Loop + a small Pelican top case. I like it that when I arrive at the destination for the day and I can unload the bike and carry all the gear out of the bike in one trip. Except when camping, where the tent becomes a third volume.



Unloading the bike (80 seconds or so):

What pelican and quick release plate is that? I haven't seen a quick release available yet!
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:27 PM   #7968
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What pelican and quick release plate is that? I haven't seen a quick release available yet!
The case is a Pelican Storm IM 2200

The quick release plate is this universal kit from caribou.

You will need longer screws and spacers to fit it on the Tiger rear rack. Easy to get from the appropriate hardware store.
I made two sets of hole patterns in the quick release plate, so it works on both the Tiger and the Dakar.

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Old 08-15-2011, 02:49 PM   #7969
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Took a nice ride from my place in the Bay Area down to Big Sur over the weekend. I hit some crazy traffic on Highway 1, but had a great time venturing out on the dirt roads. I really love this bike, I just wish I did not wait until I was 40 to take up the sport and get my first road bike. The weather and views were great, but too hot for my nice Triumph Adventure riding gear. My Rev'it ES Air mesh riding gear set is awesome, great ventilation & protection, quality stuff! I love that I can wear my motocross boots with this bike, makes me feel at home...

About 1,500 miles on the bike now.

POV video coming shortly, here are some highlights from the ride"

Were you running the Pirelli scorpion trails and did you air them down. How did they handle the dirt roads??

Jerry
Not speaking for SierraADV here, just adding data to your question. I have the Pirelli scorpion tires, and was too lazy to air down when I videoed this.



Bike handles fine. It is not a small trails bike, there is no magic to make it do like those light bikes do on trails and dirt, but it is OK.
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:14 PM   #7970
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Not speaking for SierraADV here, just adding data to your question. I have the Pirelli scorpion tires, and was too lazy to air down when I videoed this.
Bike handles fine. It is not a small trails bike, there is no magic to make it do like those light bikes do on trails and dirt, but it is OK.
Thanks, looks like you have really good dirt skills, but it does give me confidence to try some forest roads.

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Old 08-15-2011, 05:53 PM   #7971
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Were you running the Pirelli scorpion trails and did you air them down. How did they handle the dirt roads??

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I have the stock tires on the bike still, I think they are Bridgestones? I'll have to look tonight. Overall the tires are okay, but turning on a hard packed surface with lose gravel or soil on top, watch out, it won't catch traction and wants to wash out on you... haha
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:13 PM   #7972
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Are there any racks for the Tigger that are removable ? I believe the SW Motech racks are right ? Any others ? Anybody have any pics

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Old 08-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #7973
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Are there any racks for the Tigger that are removable ? I believe the SW Motech racks are right ? Any others ? Anybody have any pics

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I have the Motech racks which are quick-release and I believe Hepco & Becker has a similar quick-release system for their racks. So it depends on what kind of bags you want to mount.

Here's mine with the Motech racks and TraX cases (from this weekend)

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Old 08-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #7974
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I have the Motech racks which are quick-release and I believe Hepco & Becker has a similar quick-release system for their racks. So it depends on what kind of bags you want to mount.

Here's mine with the Motech racks and TraX cases (from this weekend)

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How do they feel - solid ? I doubt I will use them with hard bags, I was thinking more Wolfman type bags so I'm hoping they'll be plenty for soft bags if they can handle hard bags.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:26 PM   #7975
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How do they feel - solid ? I doubt I will use them with hard bags, I was thinking more Wolfman type bags so I'm hoping they'll be plenty for soft bags if they can handle hard bags.
They are very solid. I used the Motech racks on my Tiger 1050 and they were great. They seem to be every bit as solid on the 800. I had a little crash on the left side after that photo was taken. Box got a small dent in it but the racks didn't budge at all.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:44 PM   #7976
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I have the stock tires on the bike still, I think they are Bridgestones? I'll have to look tonight. Overall the tires are okay, but turning on a hard packed surface with lose gravel or soil on top, watch out, it won't catch traction and wants to wash out on you... haha
Correction on my previous post: I have the stock tires as well, whatever they are, so maybe not Pirelli Scorpions.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:46 PM   #7977
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I have the stock tires on the bike still, I think they are Bridgestones? I'll have to look tonight. Overall the tires are okay, but turning on a hard packed surface with lose gravel or soil on top, watch out, it won't catch traction and wants to wash out on you... haha
Thanks, sounds just like sand on the street, splat

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:31 AM   #7978
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Special Training?

Anybody heard of dealers' mechanics needing special training in order to work on the Tiger 800?

I ask, because that was the excuse the lone local dealer gave for not ordering any. Bummer.

No, I cant drive to another dealer. (see location)
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:21 AM   #7979
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Anybody heard of dealers' mechanics needing special training in order to work on the Tiger 800?

I ask, because that was the excuse the lone local dealer gave for not ordering any. Bummer.

No, I cant drive to another dealer. (see location)
Yes. I was told that Triumph would not deliver any 800s until they had taken some training course.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:48 AM   #7980
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Any of you usa based guys with the arrow want to sell me your stock can for a reasonable price?

Does anyone know of a usa based parts outfit that sells sprockets for the tiger yet? I am looking for a 15t front and a 51t or 52t rear

Also, can anyone point me to some pics of the 800xc with the plastic tank and radiator skirt removed?

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